Monthly Archives: April 2012

In Bloom

Other people have garden gnomes, we’ve got a T-Rex. T-Rex is a leftover specimen from my childhood obsession with dinosaurs, and while for the past two decades he’s been content to hang out in various flower pots, he’s now on … Continue reading

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Wilhelm Wagenfeld: Salt & Pepper Shakers

These perfect salt and pepper shakers… …were designed by this serious-looking gentleman in the 1950s and became household staples in many a German home, often called “Max & Moritz” in a humorous nod to the traditional German children’s tale . … Continue reading

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Chalkboard Paint Project: Kitchen Door

Finally, a handy place to keep track of our grocery list. Whaddya think? Here are some befores and durings… I still have quite a bit of paint left. Whatever will I give the chalkboard treatment to next?? Must…chalkboard…every…surface…if not the … Continue reading

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West-German Pottery Finds

Last weekend was cold and rainy, so the various Easter fleamarkets going on in our area were a bit of a literal washout. We did manage to find a few cool things, the above wall vase being my husband’s find. … Continue reading

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Patio Furniture Update

First of all, Happy Easter! This was the extent of my spring decorating this season… Yeah, let’s not dwell. I’m no Martha. We did finally settle on patio furniture though, and even dragged ourselves out to get it during the … Continue reading

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Garden Progress, Borders and the Hunt for Patio Furniture

I apologise about the gardeny nature of recent posts, but we’re trying to make the most of any time off we have in order to get the garden in, well, order. Having basically zilch experience means we’re naive enough to … Continue reading

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