Women, painted.

I discovered a few great Etsy artists lately... I am thinking about putting together an art wall just with portraits of women. Maybe in the bedroom? My treasury is here if you´re interested.

Happy Friday!


Brick & Color.

Good day, people of the internets. How have you been doing? Me, not so great. In fact, I´ve been down with a stomach flu since the weekend and it kinda sucks. Anyway, here´s a little (ok, huge) post from my sick bed.

We´re talking about color again. Yes I know it´s your favorite. Be strong.

Look, there´s this barn in my walled garden (see first picture). And then there is this huge gate that leads to the actual garden (see above). Now, this brown stained wood on the doors/windows/shutters? It has to go. Obviously.

Ever since we bought the house, I´ve been taking pictures of brick houses with colorful windows/doors for inspiration. Today is the lucky day I am sharing them with you! Yeah, you can thank me later.

Above is a somewhat teal-ish color that is really nice, yes?

A dark grey/blue. Also gorgeous. Would contrast nicely with he lighter brick of the wall methinks.

A soft lichen green. This could possibly be nice together with the dark red of the barn?

A brighter green. Nice, but not my favorite. 

A green-ish grey. Not bad either.

This is not one of my pictures, it´s from here. I looove it. A soft grey. Yes it´s my favorite and yes it´s grey again. I can´t help it. I´m such a boring person.

So what do you think? Any favorites?


Happy Weekend.

It´s a Friday. I am glad. We´ll start to paint the back of our house on Saturday. It´s something I´ve been looking forward to (as it is so ugly right now), but now with a forecast of rain and cold does not look exactly tempting. 

Anyway, on a happier note, I just ordered my house portrait from Rebekka Seale. I love her work so much! My painting is only scheduled for autumn but I can´t wait to receive it. Happy! Now I just need to decide quickly whether I want to paint the wooden gable of my house white or not so that the portrait will be actually accurate. Ugh. Opinions? Please?

Two lovely new to me blogs: Sacramento Street (ah, San Francisco) and Farmhouse. Also, it´s Small Cool time at AT again.

Happy weekend!

(Illustration above is by Rebekka).


The artist´s village.

On Easter Sunday, we slept in a bit, had Easter breakfast together, and afterwards we headed to my very favorite open air museum which is only a few miles from where we live. Theoretically, it is an old glass factory including a museum that teaches you all about the techniques and whatnot, but that´s not why we go there (I have to admit I have not once visited the museum itself). We do go there because it´s the most incredible historically intact village ever. It´s cute as a button. The old worker´s houses are now home to various artists/craftspeople/gardeners/breadbakers who sell their goods right there, and on public holidays there´s usually a market of some sorts going on. We never leave empty handed. Here are a few more impressions:

In my dreams, I have a little shop in that village. Living in one amazing village and working in another. Oh my. Until then, I´ll just keep on visiting very often.


The Easter fire.

I have said it before, and I´ll say it again: We totally hit the jackpot with this village. We love living here and we love the traditions. Like the annual Easter fire. It happens on a plot just outside the village. Above is what it looks like there.


These are the supervisors.

Here we go! It takes almost a day to prepare this. It´s a piece of art, don´t you think? Also, it is giant.

Everybody brings food and drinks to share, but there´s also solyanka for everyone (of course). I ate way too much good stuff.

Burn, baby, burn!


The End. Happy Easter to you and yours!