In the beginning of this year, I discovered Glassybaby(this post & this post). I have secretly wanted to start collecting these beautiful glass votives, the colors are so yummy and there are so many to choose from....
Have your pick....
Personally I would probably stay in the cool color range of the first image, but then when you see an image like the one below, those colors look so pretty as well..... so many choices, so little time / money / you fill in the blank :)
As you can imagine, I have been through the Glassybaby website a few times, they even have a blog if you are interested.
One of the coolest things is the video of how these little gems are produced, one really sees the full process, "the three layers" etc.
Worth checking out here, enjoy!
How about this collection of Cafe Au Lait Bows? How fantastic!! I know someone - Hi P - who also likes vintage bowls like these, though the collection is not this extensive.... yet!
This image makes me so happy!! The wonderfully colored bowls, in order by color, the yellow shade, fun carpet and bright yellow Tolix stool, tons of good light in the kitchen, what more could you ask for? .... oh, perhaps someone to make the Cafe au lait?? ;)
Probably many of you have seen this image before, BUT I felt a need to share it again (not that I have re-posted an image here on NL, God forbid!!)....
Have a cup of cafe au lait today, I'm drinking mine "as we speak".
Came across these cute watercolors by Kat Macleod today...
I see them with a white mat and a simple modern white frame. Wouldn't they be cute in a girls room or even part of an art wall, a la Anna Spiro?
How would you hang these? How about just leaning one against a wall, perhaps behind a lamp by the night stand?? Any ideas?
On the twelfth day of Christmas, I want to say Thank You to all that have stopped by, to all that have left a comment, to all that have taken the time to follow... and to all of you who read from a far!
Setting the table is always fun! Use the old with the new and lots of candles! Use glass and reflective surfaces to really make the table sparkle.... This table scape totally reminds me of how my mother would use natural elements, mixed in with the china! Hi P!
How are you planning to set the table? Lots of glitz? Natural? Festive colors? Neutrals?
Nordic Christmas in the home of Danish Design couple Keld Mikkelsen and Marianne Brandi.
I totally love how the frames are layered, the silver and gold leaf show so beautiful against the soft grey walls!
Pulling in a little color from the pillows and the rug, the Christmas tree is decorated in softly hued purple and metallic bulbs. (Notice the beautiful stuccoed ceiling!)
The tall paneling is to die for!!!!
The Copenhagen apartment is dressed beautifully in warm winter colors, the blankets, the velvet fabric on the small wing back chairs, lots of pillows, lots of striped throw rugs.... looks like a fantastic space to spend cozy hours with friends and family!
In the master bedroom, a huge mirror takes advantage of the tall ceilings, beautifully spreading the natural light, and yet another display using metallic! All the little vases are from DAY Home, where Marianne Brandi is Head of Design.
I love how sparse this room is, even though it's a large room, it's not cluttered with furniture and "stuff"!
The Copenhagen apartment is "subdued Scandinavian naturals combined with international Bohemia",
as Marianne put it ... As the creative person behind DAY Home, she has impeccable taste and it shows in her interior design as well!!
I am looking forward to sharing two other houses of theirs with you... stay tuned, as the images I have are not Christmas-y.. ;)
... and I was wishing I could go clothes shopping... BUT instead I hit the ever so fabulous Stockholm Street Style, and found these two cool jackets! Totally not practical for me, but, then again, fashion is not supposed to practical, is it?
How do you feel about all the fur out there?? A friend of mine showed up in the most glamorous little fur jacket the other day. Oh so soft and totally retro.... she picked it up in a consignment store!
Have fun this weekend, and don't let all the Christmas shopping get to you!
... now you know why it's so hard for guests to not hang out in the kitchen.... would you want to go anywhere else, if you could stand here?? Yummy!!
The simple black birdcage is re-purposed as a "candle holder", and along with the natural branches, the butcher block island, the natural theme is well thought out!
Notice how the natural theme is carried through to the dining table; not only the branches and the antler candle holder, but also the fact that the table is left "bare"!
Here a little tray is filled with antlers, candles and Christmas balls in different sizes and finishes.
I have been planing a holiday party for The Girls this evening.... Yes, I know it's Tuesday, but since we are all so busy I figured this would be a good day!
Want it to be festive, so I hope everyone shows up in pretty dresses! Are you planning a holiday get-together? Do tell!! I'll be sure to take a few images to share.
Last Friday I drove 1 1/2 hour in rush hour traffic (no small task!), down to Miami for Art Basel (jam packed yearly art event). I had previously been invited to meet Mariska Meijers, but either she was in Europe, or I was, and we could not connect! Well, the friendly (and tall!) Eva from Interdecorations was hosting an art showing of Mariska's work, and I could NOT miss it again! Thank you Eva and Mariska, it was so much fun to finally connect, and thank you to Bobby Berk for your hospitality, it was a pleasure to meet you as well, comparing travel stories....
L to R: Eva Roepers, Natasha, Mariska Meijers, Daphne Plug
I was lucky to be out early, and was able to not only meet Mariska, but also have her tell me about what inspires her, how she works, what projects she has in the works... Turns out she was a banker in her "previous life" and also speak a small amount of Swedish, after living in Stockholm for a few years... Who knew? Mariska could not have been nicer, despite battling jet lag :) !!!!
Mariska sitting pretty amongst her work at Bobby Berk home.
Brightly colored art work and pillows are Mariska's trademark. There are several different fabrics for the pillow, and the workmanship is impeccable!!!
This is how I would hang Mariska's artwork, let it speak for itself!! - Don't you love the mixture of colors, with the Chinese wood console table?
I encourage you to play this You Tube video (here), the "feeling good" music is fantastic side by side with Mariska Meijers work! You can also check out the MM website here, and if you need to know more this is the link to her colorful blog!
Image #1 - #3 via Eva's Interdecorations, Image #4 here