Thursday, 23 December 2010

Christmas around the globe

Hello dear friends,

I so much love seeing beauty around me! I love God's work and I love man's works.
I love visiting countries and cities, and celebrating in oneness and peace.
This year we won't be spending Christmas abroad, but that does not stop me from travelling around the globe, thanks to so many talented bloggers and internet-connected people.

New York 




And here are some images from times past...

Have yourselves a very merry Christmas, 

...wherever you are in the big, wonderful world.

love, Irene

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Christmas craft night at the shop

Take organic cotton pillowcases...and eco paint for fabric.
Add some home-made stenciling...and ask for the help of dear, life-long friends.

Then invite your customers' kids...and ask them to paint their favorite pillowcase. 
Add some nice festive food...and drink.
Some festive musik...and a movie...

And plenty of good cheer!

Merry Christmas!!!
love, Irene

Another FREE calendar

Don't you just love freebies of good taste?
After the Owl calendar I posted about, here is a new one. It is of similar artsy style, but it is a planner, so you can see the whole of 2011 on one page. I like the folksy flower theme.

You may download it right here.

love, Irene

Scandinavian Jul

 Hello dear friends,
"Santa is packing the first presents in his village" read the titles of the morning news today.

Christmas may have happend in the Middle East, but its soul lies in the North. 
That is where our ancestral European traditions take me every year, and this year more than any other.
I absolutely love discovering new nordic blogs, and of course I love to share them with you and spread the Bloglovin'.

Indulge in the beauty of the North here, here, here , here and here.

love, Irene

Wonderful FREE owl calendar

Owl Lover 2011 Calendar

Love it!

love, Irene

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Christmas Beige

Start with the most basic colour, earthy and welcoming beige

Add motifs that take you back to the Grimm tales in the mystic European woods.

Think elegance and a touch of nostalgia

All images and beautiful art and craftwork by Vechernie-Posidelki.

love, Irene

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Our shop at Christmas 2010

A few glimpses of our shop at Christmastime...

The coffee-tree with the Church ornament (set of three)

Crown ornament and Star ornament

Festive lights with a limited edition Xmas pillowcase and Designers Guild wallpaper on the background.

Festive pillowcases and an organic cotton quilt.

Merry Christmas, dear friends!

love, Irene

Red and Green

Felt Poinsettia via Centsational Girl. Tutorial here.

Christmas perfect and classic...

love, Irene

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