Showing posts from May, 2011

One happy windowsill.....

it was always meant to be! From the very first sight The cut off top of this antique candlestick holder has no foot and has been integrated into the windowsill. Even at late summer evening dinners, the dark finally falls for some short couple of hours. Standing strong!
❤ Ia ❤

Kitchen clean up......

vad gör man inte för efterlängtade söner, som kommer hem på besök över sommaren och som ber om att få laga mat ordentligt. Städar hans rum??? Jag röjer kök och polerar pots and pans.... Målarburken hänger med på ett hörn...alltid One Demanding Supervisor Chef de la cuisine Jr is returning home for the summer in a couple of days and I'm having a serious cleansing of the kitchen. Preparing for a welcome home dinner......means checking on the cutlery, pots and pans. Liquor inventory...perhaps not necessary but just in case anyone wants an avec to go with the coffee after dinner. Matte...Hur är det nu i den där kastrullen??? Aaahhh!!!! Boiled to be mine!!    Of course it is, darling... I guess the seats will be occupied with friends and family this summer. A full house again......and long nights. The top remaining from the antique candleholder has finally  been mounted into the windowsill!
❤ Ia ❤
Folding some napkins

New article coming...

I have recently read an interesting post on attachment parenting and Montessori and this got me thinking...are these theories of childhood compatible? I am a die-hard Montessori believer through and through, yet also find myself strongly drawn to attachment parenting and its tenets. I have been working on an article to this effect and will be posting it in the next few keep your eyes peeled!

Spring reward....

I've been keeping my fingers crossed the last couple of weeks. Nature is surprisingly rewarding. The buds opened up slowly a few days ago. This is the start of the season of my rhododendrons, this pinky one named "Elegans", has been with me for 25 years and has never ceased to surprise me. Even after the hard winter and some scaffolds with ladders leaning  against them, not to forget all the roofing construction junk on top of them,  they chose to burst into blossom prettier than ever before.
❤ Ia ❤

Between the bird cherry and the lilacs......

is a well known phrase at spring here in Sweden and is pretty much just about to happen. An intense and short time when fragrances are exploding in the air.
So, I never cease to try and get the picture why the finals of the World championship in hockey are taking place at this time of the year. Sweden has made it to the final game this year, playing against Finland and I've been clearly advised that the big tv-screen is booked on  Sunday at 08 pm.....and it's not negotiable!
Now, being a woman and ahead of schedules I could also foresee a source of irritation to occur Sunday at 08 pm. The daylight is getting longer by the day now and will most likely be  blocking that screen. This is of course one spectacular occasion for  negotiations that would render in little or no objection... so playing my cards well... one screwdriver and 10 minutes later, the old shutters are finally  integrated into the bay window, serving their purpose for the coming final!
May the best team win......