Monthly Archives: August 2010

Frosta Stool Revamp: Even a Cat Can.

The blogosphere is full of so much creative talent, of which Anna and her blog Door Sixteen are a prime example. I had been meaning to tackle Anna’s makeover of the humble IKEA Frosta stool for ages, as I had … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Summer

After a couple of hot weeks in mid July, August was mostly rainy and even a bit cold. One of our summer projects was to get the balcony in shape, but we only managed to make a few tiny improvements … Continue reading

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…but he’s got such a good personality

I’m not completely naive (read: stupid) when it comes to accumulating stuff that is too much of a hassle to repair, and yet my husband found himself hauling this chair home with me a few months ago: Let me explain. … Continue reading

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Fabulous 60s Floor Vase

This is my most recent flea market find, snapped just after the first round of dust and grime removal from its surface. No crusty “lava”, but joyful 60s colours with a geometric pattern and a slightly textured glaze: It was … Continue reading

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Flea market wish list

I don’t want to use my blog to constantly feature product “wish lists”, partly because many other blogs already do this very well indeed, and partly because most of us don’t need to be enabled to buy more and more … Continue reading

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Seguing into Autumn: Smoked Fish Chowder

We’ve had a few days of gloomy, rainy weather here lately which has reminded me more of October than August. This is my excuse to share a very yummy recipe with you which comes from the July issue of New … Continue reading

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Plants I haven’t managed to kill

You couldn’t accuse me of having a green thumb, but I love plants and know that they can significantly improve the air quality in one’s home (we live by a busy road so we need all the help we can … Continue reading

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