In bloom

My livingroom is the room of my apartment I prefer at the moment.
I've been constantly making little (budget) changes but it has made a very big difference; a new couch cover, cushions with floral motives and a few wall decorations (only a wallpaper sample and some little pictures I made for now, but I will add E. Martin's beautiful print too).
I've been adding some small vases with fake and true flowers keep the atmosphere very colorful.

A little decoration idea I have been adding too. It is very useful if you have small objects collections and you don't know how to display them.

Last but not least some of my latest reading; this book is amazing and hopefully I will learn more about blogging! ;)
**Have a nice sunday**


Monday shopping

I'm decorating my walls with some nice pictures and wallpaer scraps
but I wanted something unique that suited my mood too... as you can see in the picture
I just purchased a print and a postcards set from
The black apple.
The talented shop owner Emily Martin is one of my favourite artist
around and I adore both her blogs.

I don't feel guilty at all especially when items are so cute :p
Can't wait to receive them!


The Joy of Homemade

I've been homecanning with a friend of mine this week; it was sticky and smelly and hot but we were very proud of ourselves and we enjoyed it a lot.
The best of seasonal aubergines, zucchini and other vegetables are preserved for our winter snacks. We made a green tomato chutney using a recipe found on Country Living; it smelled and tasted terrific and I'm wondering how delicious it will be with a nice slice of cheese or meat.
Next week it will be marmalade and jams turn...
I'm thinking about winter weekends, when the weather will be dark and wet,
and all you want to do is to stay in with your girlfriends for a hot cup of tea or infuse, have a slice of cake with marmalade and endlessy chat and laugh about stupid things of the past summer ;)

Have a nice week end!


The smallest Bistrot in the world...

... is on my balcony!
I'm officially on holidays from work and all I want to do is to enjoy the summer and my free time. I created this little corner on my lilliputian balcony to have dinner outside and I'm so glad I did because it is a very nice and quiet place to sit down and make my creative "things" too.
We live in a flat in the heart of the town, but luckily there's not much traffic in our street. Now that the weather is getting too hot here is very good to be able to enjoy some breeze in the evening.

Going to make supper now ;)


Plastic fantastic

I love plastic objects with a vintage feel and I though I made a little photo selection for the blog.
Well, I'm not sure.... but I guess plastic is a bit unpopular because is not exactly a green material....

so I just wanted to remind myself and to you that is very important to reuse and recycle!
Plus it is fun, isn't it?

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