December 30, 2011

Tut i luren

with other words....

We wish you all, A Merry and Prosperous one to be!

I/we have another table to set....❤

Ia o Kletus

December 17, 2011


awaiting for that marble counter top to arrive,
the new bay window in the kitchen area is finally opened up.
The scaffolds came down the other day and cleared the view,
a first coat of paint will do for now!
Today's view is pretty covered in fresh white snow
and the 90 year old laburnum tree in front is standing strong.
Tomorrow's buffet for the annual Christmas party
 with family and friends is being prepared.
 the pilot chef is in charge of pots and pans,
 enjoying his time off!

I better lay that table......

December 04, 2011

Hiding out.....

but still on the inside from the cold nips.
Yesterday at 4:00 pm. 

Today at 10:00 am, the second of Advent.
We just made in time for the snow to show up!!


October 30, 2011

Falling back......

this morning was the first....switching our clocks 
for winter time!
Waking up with the sunrise gave some brief seconds
to capture the sparkling beams.
and yes they were brief.....there one second...gone the next
This gentleman is up and sharp! Very focused indeed....
Winter time now puts the daylight out at 5 pm.

Such a bore!!

October 13, 2011

Building a nest

takes me!
It's also a lot of fun.....
and educational
spending time at cabinet-maker's workshop.
A more than a 100 years old set of a glass-enclosed veranda
is being restored to fit into the kitchen porch.
Folding doors that easily open up on sunny days...
and one can slip outside to the joining porch.
This is the new fasad.....
this is what it looked like a month ago!

This isn't over me!
I'm working on it......  ☕  Ia 

September 03, 2011

Silky classic tartan

never goes out of style!
a Mulberry textile, a distinguished pattern for this British brand.
Custom-made......this time for  myself.
A private project stacked away for finally done!
An entrance needs a nice back-lining,
rough Belgian linen balances well with crisp silk.
Keeping it in a contemporary style!


August 30, 2011

Something pours.....

in the garden.
Before......last summer
A ditch turned deeper and deeper
and became a playground for grown up males
 The lawn had an extra layer of soil
a serious amount of loads wheeled out.
 A tidy pond needs daily cleaning....a butterfly net works excellent!
 Entwined in ivy and freshly cracked slate
Perhaps a place for some mallards to grow a pair.
I love these ones....take a look at Marieberg, a most charming place!


August 21, 2011

Pull me a light.....outdoors!

At last I had them exchanged for these
A special order of 5 units
 Handmade in the Netherlands
 Made out of copper and weathers beautifully in my garden

 Pretty in the dark,

P.s Scroll down if you'd like to see the old lighting.

June 29, 2011

By the seaside.....

one hour from Stockholm by car and a ferry, just in time for a late dinner
and a nightcap on the jetty while the sun starts to set at 11pm.
Shot with my iPhone and while my iBook is running free sharing the 
same surf, blogging is a peace of cake.
I love hi tech on the island! Else I go for wild strawberries and some
games of Scrabble, I think I will try the App for iPad.


June 18, 2011

Dressed in a black hat

Operation roofing exchange is finally completed.
Almost all the mouldings have now been painted in white linseed oil.
Pinnacles x 3
This is the original from a french antique dealer,
mounted onto the lower ridge.
The other two have been copied at the local foundry.
Photo shot late evening at 21 pm.
The décor by the ridges and the bargeboards we draw up by hand ourselves.
 Outdoors lamps from Pradier in France.

 Summer vacation starts now!


June 15, 2011

I like it espaliered...

Vine sneaking up on the hydrangea
Clematis and ivy to the left,  hops to the right.
It's feels great to be back in charge of the garden again!
All the plants are now in order and ready to meet with
the summer season. The just need to spill themselves over
to fill the espaliers to the top.