Overjoyed

July 18, 2017



Yhtä hymyä. Ihan syystäkin, niin kivoja juttuja odottelee tällä hetkellä nurkan takana. 

// Delighted for everything new awaiting just around the corner.

DIY Nightstand

July 15, 2017


Kaunista katsottavaa heti aamusta.

Alla neljä viinilaatikkoa, päällä viides tuollainen tarjottimen mallinen - viinilaatikko sekin. Tuon päällimmäisen vuorasin viime kesänä Terraviivan kauniilla käsintehdyillä laatoilla. Hetken aikaa etsi tarjotin paikkaansa päätyen nyt viimein yöpöydän kanneksi. 

Äidin tuomat kukkasetkin ovat viihtyneet jo kolmatta viikkoa. 

// Here's a nightstand I came up with. 

You won't see all of it's prettiness but it's compiled of four wooden wine boxes, on top of which is a fifth one, shaped like a tray. Last summer I covered it with handmade tiles I got from Terraviiva, but didn't quite know where to place it (as it's too precious to be buried in the closet). Now the tray finally has a place worthy of its beauty.

The flowers mom brought are still going strong after two weeks (!!)

Karu Izakaya

July 12, 2017




Kotiinpaluuta juhlistettiin japanilaisen Karu Izakayan maistelumenulla. 

Annoksia sateli pöytään tasaista tahtia, muutamasta muistin puikkoja heilutellessa kuvankin napata. Raikkaan menun sai vegaanina eikä mausta tarvinnut tinkiä.

// Karu Izakaya, a Japanese restaurant in Turku, serves a fresh vegan tasting menu. The dishes kept coming and we ended up eating for almost three hours. Super tasty.

Archipelago

July 11, 2017




Cabin life at it's best. Fresh radishes, spinach and herbs from the vegetable garden, endless sunshine and sauna moments.

Well, endless sunshine was not guaranteed as my father kindly reminded (he spent last week in a winter jacket) but I somehow managed to bring some rays with me.

Could get used to a life like this.

Fresh Potato Salad

July 7, 2017


Viime (ja miksei tämänkin) kesän paras perunasalaatti. Uusia perunoita, avokadoa ja tilliä. Mausteeksi oliiviöljyä, sitruunaa, suolaa ja pippuria. 

Hurautin tässä lomaillessa meille pellavasta pöytäliinan, kyllä nyt kelpaa kattaa kivasti.

// Best potato salad from last summer. Repeating it now that the summer is here.

New potatoes, avocado and dill. Squeeze a lemon and drizzle olive oil. Salt and pepper. Voilà!

Bye Mountains

July 6, 2017


skirt / Benetton, wedges / Castañer

This is all very strange, sitting in the train listening to Finnish. The landscape isn't that grand either, no majestic mountains in sight.

I forgot how many trees there are. What a beautiful, green landscape.

Inspiration

July 3, 2017


Currently enjoying the first days back home, gathering inspiration from the numerous pictures taken during my Swiss adventure. 

Soon off to shop linen fabrics - there's sewing to be done.

Love my home (<3)
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