Friday, July 29, 2016

Little Water Sprite Book

Tim and I have been reorganizing our attic as over time you tend to keep too many things and it can get quite chaotic. When you open all the boxes to check for me the problem is that I tend to see things and then thinking about all the memories some things have which is really not helpful if you want to get it done in a short amount of time, I sometimes feel sorry for Tim :).

But in one of my childhood boxes I came across an old book, the title water sprite, which I had as a audiobook on cassette and I played it almost every night before I went to bed. Back then with the cassette player you had to switch them manually when one side was played or in my case I had already fallen asleep in the middle of the first side. You might think well was it that boring? No it was the opposite it is a really good story for kids, I fell asleep because it was such a calming story and of course I had heard it a 100 times and I really loved it.

If you have children this is a really good book from German author Otfried Preussler:


Thursday, July 28, 2016


I really wish we had a little garden and a place outside like this. After a long summer day this is great place to just enjoy the evening with friends and good food.

picture: sköna hem

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Summer bed linen

One of the best things in summer is real linen- It's fresh and the best thing when nights are really warm during summer.

Picture: sköna hem
If you are in antique stores make sure to always check if this have linen, you can find beautiful one with monograms. I always think about how much time and love women have put into making these back in the old days. It is good to have things like these real good quality that you cannot buy anymore nowadays and I like the mix of old things and new design.

picture tradera

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Wedding anniversary

I cannot believe how fast time has passed by. Today it's been 3 years since Tim and I got married. Thank you for everything and for being there for me for better and for worse.

Monday, July 25, 2016


Moomins was one of the series I watched with my grandma in Sweden when I was a child. It was always at dinner time just before the news and I think my grandma was enjoying it at least as much as I was.  :) She also always made it specially cozy by having candles and the little lamp light in her window and the best sandwiches in the world with a glass of milk and some chocolate or cookies she had baked as dessert. When I came across this book in Sweden in one of the antiques shops I had to buy it.

picture: wikiwand

Sunday, July 24, 2016


I'm trying to get my mind on something positive after friday's nightmare in Munich and distract myself by browsing through my favorite websites. Therefore I'm showing you some pictures from the Swedish shop Norrgavel which is an important source of inspiration for my apartment:

picture: Norrgavel


picture: Norrgavel

picture: Norrgavel

picture: Norrgavel

picture: Norrgavel

Saturday, July 23, 2016

It can happen anywhere...

I'm living in Munich and there was a gun rampage in Munich yesterday evening. It felt strange and really vulnerable to have something like this happening in a safe city like Munich. The safety aspect is the reason I live here and it really still feels unreal und I'm still shocked that it happened and so many people got killed.

I think in the world we live now things like this can happen anywhere and anytime and it is nothing that can be controlled or escaped from. Once again it gives me the feeling that you need to really live everyday and enjoy the small things life has to offer.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Hydrangeas everywhere

Just a quick snapshot from my beautiful hydrangeas .... I was so happy to get these yesterday. They truly are my favorite flowers...  :)

Have a lovely summer day!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

First glimpse of my shopping in Copenhagen

I promised to show you some of the things I found during my holidays in Copenhagen and Malmö/Sweden. When I saw these 2 salt containers in an antique store in Copenhagen I simply couldn't resist. The bigger one I now use for my tea lights and the smaller one is truly used for its real purpose. :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Michelsen Versand in Hamburg

In the middle of summer I must admit I already think about Christmas again :). One of the things I always do each year is to buy the Christmas presents for my colleagues at work at Michelsen Versand in Hamburg. It is a deli food store that also was a purveyor to the court like Dallmayr in Munich and I order the presents online. I like good food quality and it is a little bit like shopping in the 1920s as the   labels look like these....

Picture: michelsen-versand

Picture: michelsen-versand

Picture: michelsen-versand

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Art for the kitchen

You all know I like porcelain and china and I could have a thousand different series... so maybe a good way would be to buy a picture for our kitchen instead of the true china...even though Stig Lindberg's Berså definitely is a must have ;)

Picture: Etsy/ handz

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Standard White Bathroom Makeover

We have one of these standard white bathrooms and it is not only difficult to keep the floor white ;), it  is also really difficult to give it a cozy feeling as it always look like a hospital and our bathroom also doesn't have a window so we need to work with a lot of light from lamps. I decided to give it a more luxurious feeling by using mostly black and white patterns. The curtain is from H&M Home as well as the little carpet and of course I also need a hydrangea in the bathroom :) - but without a window it has to be one that doesn't need light. It is an artificial one - but a very good copy.

Monday, July 11, 2016


I'm currently on a conference in Würzburg and walked up to the castle. It is quite steep and takes quite a while so just go there without a heavy handbag as I did :). But it was worth it in my opinion, don't you think?

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Berlin Amano Hotel

On our way back to Munich we also stayed 1 night in Berlin in Amano Hotel and got an upgrade. The apartment they have is just amazing and I was sad that we just stayed 1 night.