mandag 19. desember 2011

My Christmas tree!!

I haven't had a Christmas tree in my apartment for the last 3 years. That's because I have been traveling to Bergen to spend Christmas with the children. I did collect Christmas ornaments for 25 years, but they are all in Bergen now! But this year I wanted one. I have started a new collection, and today I purchased a tree! It's an artificial tree, and I actually prefer them to the natural ones. I think it's crazy to by a really expensive natural tree and then trow it out after 3 or 4 weeks!!! I always felt bad when I did that :((
I don't have a lot of Christmas feeling usual, maybe because it's raining all the time. But the tree did help a lot :))

As my collection is not enough to fill the whole tree, I needed to fill it with all the possible items I could think of!!

onsdag 14. desember 2011

Christmas decoration....but just a bit!

Chanel is moving back into her house and she wanted to start the Christmas decoration while the living room still was empty! While she has been living in a box, some of her furniture has been worked on to get a more french look! Her shop is closed until after new year, due to some interior work. It suits her well, because now she has a lot of time to slowly move everything back into her house...she really missed it!

In front of the fireplace is a box containing a bit of christmas decorations. The box is made by Janne in one of our "miniature evenings". Together with  Janne and Rita, I made two Cristmas stockings and the green heartshaped moss covered thing on the floor! The rest is gifts from Janne :) The wreath and the guirlander
is made by me.

søndag 11. desember 2011

French inspiration!

Hi again,
Last time I posted I was in the middle of the moving process. Almost two month's  later I am well installed in the new city Stavanger! I have a job (in a fashion store), a boyfriend and some good friends....and the city!!! It is so nice to be living among people, shops, busses, the sea..did I mentioned people??? :))))
I still havent moved Chanel and her furniture into her house, poor girl..still in a box!
I have ben to a couple of mini-gatherings and I love it! The people here are very nice and welcoming and let you in to their groups like you are an old friend returning back home. It's ben a long time since my fingers did any mini work... it's taking some time to get into it again.
Yesterday I started to put in the sockets to light up the french house. It has ben moved into the living room  and probably has to stay there to be worked on!! My plans are to make the anticue /brocante/ flower shop
look a bit more it just look like a room in a dollhouse!!!
Looking for inspiration I came across this fantastic blog: "The Paper Mulberry"
It is truly a great blog with lots of inspirational pictures for those of us who LOVE the style!!!!
Please visit the "The Paper Mulberry", it is fantastic!!!

mandag 24. oktober 2011

Moving day.....for Chanel!

When I saw the content of the french house spread all over the table, the first thing that ran through my head was; OMG: this is crazyyy!!!

I really like this new blog design, it is simple and clean, and gives the images more focus. But I miss some of the features from the old design, is there anyone who has good advice about stuff like that, how to add something to the blog, side bars etc?
By clicking on the different words on the left side you get a lot of choices of how to show the pictures, I like it a lot!! And by clicking on the B symbol on the left side you can still see the profile, followers and the blogs I follow!!

lørdag 22. oktober 2011

mandag 17. oktober 2011

It's new for me!!

I have been away for so long, so I don't know if this blog is known to all of u:

A lovely blog for all the pink, cupcake, cute stuff loving people in blogland!!

torsdag 13. oktober 2011

Reposting !!!

Just to remind my self of the fun of it!!!

A big hello and a sorry for the long absence!!!

It's been far too long since my last post, nearly a year!
My life changed a bit, and for a while the miniature hobby was something I had no time for, or wanted to think about .
My french house was nearly finished and the work remaining was the still remains!!!!
These days I have been spending my time in Stavanger, a town on the west coast of Norway. 
I  quitted the library job, my flat is sold and i have rented a new one in this town.
Today I got a phone call  from one of the jobs I applied for, and I made an appointment for my first job interview!!! 
In this city I have relatives, a brother and a sister, both older than me..probably wiser too!!! :)
I have miniature friends, and hopefully I will be able to blow some life into some of the activities this town once had; a miniature club! It still exist ....but I don't think or know if there is any activities these days...
It will still be some time until you will see any miniature pictures from my hand....need to move my stuff, get settled and get a job first! But I have ideas and some unfinished, one of these days!!!
Here is a picture of the kitchen in my new flat, quite a modern looking one. I guess it will change my interior style a bit, but I am still hanging on to my old books, my french aubusson carpet and Laura Ashley lamps!!!

See u soon!!

This is the landscape of my new home, i'ts on an island, but attached with bridges to the mainland and just a 10 min drive from the big city!!
A special cold and windy day in the center of the city harbour !!