So, lately I’ve been finding so many things online that I really really want, and my wishlist-board on Pinterest is filling up quickly. Oh and also it’s Christmas in A MONTH. So this post seems fitting.
I honestly don’t know where time went because I don’t feel like I’m prepared for Christmas at all, but I have actually started buying gifts so I guess it’s alright. I just feel like I’m behind on planning my decorations, haha.
Aaaaaanyway, here are a few things that I would like to find under my tree this year. (Some of them are like actual reasonable wishes and then some of them are just dreams but JUST LET ME DREAM OK?!)
Click the images to get to the source and stuff. This Blueoxy dress found on Dezzal.A Paper and wood light. The bird is made by hand from paper. <3
The Creativity Challenge by Tanner Christensen from creativesomething.net (= my fav blog about creativity). “150 unique creative challenges to help you design, experiment, test, innovate, build, create, inspire, and unleash your creative genius.”
This blue velvet chesterfield sofa from Anthropologie. MY GOD IT’S PRETTY. Also I don’t need a sofa. But I want this one anyway.I’m currently very happy with my glasses, but I’ve completely fallen in love with these! If I needed new ones now, I’d definitely buy these.Some Super Sculpey to make cute little animals out of!
The Balm Meet Matt(e) Trimony palette of eyeshadows. Really digging matte shades right now but I don’t have that many! The only tricky part with buying eyeshadows for me is that most of them sting my eyes, so if anyone has any recommendations for eyeshadows for sensitive eyes I’m all ears!These opal rings from Etsy-shop TUMBLEANDROSE. I never really use rings though so that might be pointless. BUT LOOK AT THE PRETTY. A Fjällräven Kånken that fits my gigantic laptop, so the 17 inch one. In Blue or Frost Green/Peach Pink.2017 Moon Phases Calendar from Moorea Seal! In Silver and Black!These Young Moon Studs also from Moorea Seal. And lastly this amazing pin from the Etsy-shop Punkypins.
For the first time in 8 years I have a garden. I have walls of green outside of nearly every window, and I have my own patch of grass to lie on should I want to. And even though this garden doesn’t have as much flowers as I grew up with, it’s sosososo beautiful.The peonies have been in full bloom and they’re probably the most beautiful thing ever.On the other side of the house we have a mock orange with a million flowers. Smells so good! Right below the mock orange we have a table filled with tiny little plants. I think all of them are edible, but if you want to know more you’re gonna have to ask my mum.Loads of tiny plants.We have tomatoes on the way!And a bunch of other things.At the front are the peppers I got from Alicia a while back. Look! It says so on the little sign. And we bought some lovage. (It’s really interesting translating all these names of plants into English haha, they have such weird names.)Also!!! We’ve decided on what green we’re going for on the house! This one! And that shade of white, and some details in red but probs not that shade of red so don’t mind that part. We also have a bunch of pink roses spread around the garden, which is pretty amazing.
And by the old well there are a million pink and white lilies. So pretty!! And red and black currants on the way! Our potatoes kinda blend into the bushes behind them, but they’re the leaves in the middle! They’ll be done soon as well! The patio has net all around it so Lumos can be there all day, and we have these cute little lanterns out there! I love them so much.And geraniums! Lumos fell on them a while back while hunting a fly though so they look a bit sad.In the hanging pots we have petunias that are dark purple and almost black. They’re pretty cool. All in all it’s just so nice. Whenever you’re in the garden you get this little fellow looking out at you from the patio. <3At the front of the house we have these weird little things, haha. They’re the beds for all the plants, including covers to keep them safe.We also have these tripods that have covers too, mostly to keep the stupid spanish slugs away!!!!They get in anyway sometimes and they FREAKING EAT EVERYTHING. STUPID SLUGS.Anyway, right by our little road are our raspberries! There are so many on the way I’M SO EXCITED.And further down the little road there’s a hedge of white and pink roses that smell absolutely divine.And of course, a bunch of clover in the lawn! Because who wants a lawn with just grass!And these tiny daisies.
And lastly, in one of the flowerbeds that’s mostly covered with weeds, there is this pretty combination of pink roses and white flowers that is SO AMAZING. I look at it every day and it just makes me happy.
To be honest, the entire garden makes me happy. To sit on the patio under the roof while it’s raining, to see how it all grows and changes, to be so happy by all the surprises it has for us this first summer and even how the hatred for the spanish slugs unites my family. Except Lumos though. He just thinks they’re gross. He stepped on one during one of our walks and then poked it a few times and pretty much went “ew”.
The only bad part is mowing the lawn, honestly.
But I think it’s worth it.
I’ve found a lot of great things in thrift stores the past few months and I haven’t shared any of them with you! Disaster! So since the best thing would’ve been to start a few months ago, I’m just gonna have to do with the next best thing – today. True wisdom.
Alright, I’m gonna start with my two favourites – oriental rugs! Honestly rugs aren’t the best thing for me since I’m allergic to dust mites, but idgaf anymore and I’m gonna have some anyway because it’s pretty and nice.
I found the first one (here featuring the cat toy Alicia gave Lumos) at the thrift store across the road from where I live. I was home alone but got help to carry it home from the nice people at the store, and then we had our first rug! I can’t get a decent picture of the entire rug, and it was messy and stuff so you only get to see this. Hehe. But it’s blue and super pretty and is now on the floor in our living room!
We found the second one at an antiques store down in the town center. It was hung outside the store as me and my sister were walking by and I instantly fell in love. It’s such a pretty colour! And it goes perfectly with our wallpaper. Anyway, this one is in the kindalibrary room.
More recently when we were at the place across the street we found this cute lamp. It has a tiny table built into it?!?! So great. I think we’re gonna paint this one though. It’s currently stood in the corner hanging with our fern and the Medinilla Magnifica.Speaking of the fern we found these amazing blue flower pots at the grocery store! I LOVE THEM. We bought five…
For 10 SEK I found this beautiful russian porcelain rooster, and I’ve wanted one of these for ages but they always turn a little bit too expensive when I’ve found them online, so I was so happy to find this. I’m gonna have it out for Easter in the future I think, but it’s stood under a bell jar at the moment.
And then one of the best finds, which is just stood on the floor at the moment, is this beautiful painting. It is damaged there there to the right but honestly I don’t care because it’s absolutely stunning! Love it so much.
And that was it for this time! I actually have more stuff but we’re gonna take it chill.
My set of plates (and other things to eat off) is finally complete! Well maybe not complete – is anything ever really complete? But I now have everything I’ve been waiting for! And it all boils down to this amazing collection of blue patterns and I love it so much.
I got a bunch of china from my mother a year ago or something. I had already decided that my future home would have different plates with these kinds of patterns in blue, so she got them for me! She’s the best. Because I love this type of plates so much. They have roses around the edges and pretty pictures of nature in the middle. And they’re blue!
Anyway, all along these were supposed to go with plates that were a graduation present from one of dad’s friends. I got to go to her store Kamelo and order two boxes of the colour and pattern I wanted from the of the china she sells there. And then mum decided to add two more boxes to that, which meant I was getting 12 plates and 12 bowls! And then there was some trouble with the delivery, we got the wrong colour and it has literally taken years for me and my sister (she got the same gift) to get our plates, but it was worth the wait. They are absolutely stunning.
They’re hand made which means they’re a bit wobbly and uneven, which is just amazing. And I picked the lace pattern in blue, which is clearly the best choice. Did I tell you that I love them? I love them. And, as was my plan all along, I am going to combine the two sets. I want to have a really big dinner party now so I can arrange them all real pretty. (I got cutlery, napkins and a tablecloth from my mother as well, so I’m all set.) This tablecloth isn’t the one I got from my mother, it’s actually hers, but it just went so nicely with the blue so I had to take some pictures with it. Even though it isn’t really smooth or anything but it has blue dots! I want everything to be blue!!
So those are my new plates, and my (maybe) complete set! What do you guys think of it? I love it so much!
Psst! Don’t forget to check out the new theme for Monthly Makers, the creative challenge I’m a part of! Find it here!