Tuesday, 3 May 2011

details

i thought i'd share a few details from the new living room - the rest of the apartment still looks like it came right out of a moving van, and we've had a minor dishwasher incident which needs to get fixed in the kitchen before i can start showing it to the world...



to get one of those ikea expedit shelves was one of the best ideas we've had - we can hide a.'s workstation behind it and it has lots of space for thrift-finds (for example, it fits our brother de luxe typewriter perfectly), books and dvds.



old picture frames waiting for pictures, and next to it a flower i gave to my favourite person in the world on our first day together. he framed it, which is such a wonderful thing to do.



i found this set in uppsala in march, when i visited a friend and went on a couple of thrifting trips. the creamer doesn't belong to the set but i think it fits perfectly into the family.



a souvenir from the norwegian opera and ballet!



i got myself those roses for my birthday, but alas, they wouldn't survive very long. i'm glad i took this picture before they died (and really, i don't know what i did wrong.. do such miniature roses need lots of water or only very little? much sunshine or not?). i bought both the flower pot and the vase at a fleamarket this spring, and the creamer was a thrift find as well. my mother gave the candle holder to me as a present when i was 16 or 17. i remember that she got it at an arts and crafts market in nürnberg - our family had gone there together and she had a hard time distracting me from the stand with those candle holders so that she could buy one for me. i don't know how she managed but it really was a total surprise when i unwrapped the small parcel a few weeks later.

4 comments:

Juliane said...

I recently bought a 5x5 Expedit shelf, too. It's already completely crammed with books however. :/

Doria said...

love the post and all the decoration! AWESOME!

Linnea said...

de där expeditbokhyllorna är riktigt bra! har själv funderat på att köpa en...
så söta balletskor!

laura said...

die wohnung sieht schon vielversprechend aus! (: ich habe die erste blume, die mir mein freund geschenkt hat, auch getrocknet und aufgehoben. und stell dir vor: nach sieben jahren duftet sie immer noch. ich mag solche kleinen schönen erinnerungen.

alles gute euch in der neuen wohnung!