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Friday, 27 February 2015

Furnishing your home with vintage? Here are some hints..


Hello everybody.

This is the third part of a small catalogue I've found a while ago. (part one is HERE , and part two is HERE - so take a look). It was printed back in 1925, when the ladies were bobbing their hair, movies were not under "Code regulations" and inspiration for your home came from the tombs of Ancient Egypt. :)

Infinitely adaptable, it gave free reign to the imagination and celebrated the fantasies, fears and desires of people all over the world.

Bedroom



The Budoir





The Home Office



Accessoires





I'm ever so pleased to be able to share this little gem I've found. Many times, back when I was younger (those were the dial-up internet days, when one had to wait 20 minutes to download a single image... stone-age..) I couldn't even imagine the idea of being able to share something so lovely with as many people as I possible can.

Yes, you can surely spread the word.. and share the Art Deco love.
Marija

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Burda Wednesday: April 1957 - part II


Hello everyone.

Happy Wednesday to you all.
Sometime,s midweek hits us hard, with being aware there's a lot more jobs/work to do, and yet weekend is far away. So, I have compiled few quotes to get us going on..

1. "It's a bad day when you don't get the work done that you need to get done or you don't get it done to the satisfaction." --David Fincher
2. "People often say that motivation doesn't’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily." –Zig Ziglar
3"If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced." –Vincent Van Gogh

Now.. if you haven't got enoght boost - here's a slice of Burda for you:

...it all starts with tennis..




















I believe, this is, now - a much better Wednesday.
So, with that in mind: have a great day!
Marija

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Love Story: The Awakening


Hello everyone

Today's post is a pre-fabricated one.
It's written on Saturday evening, simply because I know that Sunday morning will not be a slow-motion kind of time. I have to get up early, as I often do - I never sleep longer than 7:30 AM on weekends.. (catching the morning's luck, that is).. but I'll probably be up some moments before that. 
Farmer's market is my first stop - as you all know by now: I need cat food. :) Now that I have two new cats, food is shorter lasting. Yes: new cats, a pair - I've taken them on from a woman who had a large litter, and could not manage them all.
Then it's baking time.
Baking takes time over here. Quite some time, actually. As you may have read in an old cook-book, the story of the "risen dough" is: knead it 'till your elbows burn, let is rise 'till it's doubled in size ..and by all means: take your time. :)

...as for you, I hope you'll enjoy this story:











Oh, yes: I'm making truly vintage doughnuts.
Marija

Friday, 20 February 2015

Inevitabliy thinking about tiles.


Hello everyone.

Choosing your ceramic tile might be the hardest part of a tile project. There are literally thousands of colors, sizes, styles, shapes and grades to choose from.
Our house hasn't changed much. Even after a major make-over (done some three years ago), one thing had to remain the same: bathroom tiles must be blue. Now, imagine me as I'm faking a "liking these tiles" smile, if I tell you that one color I do not appreciate is: blue. :)

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There are tiles for all environments -- however there is no one particular tile that is suitable for all situations.Wall and floor tiles perform two functions: an aesthetic, decorative function and a technical function in as much as they should be made from materials that can resist different types of environmental stress without breaking or deteriorating.
Once you search the World Wide Web for "choosing tiles" - you'll get a massive amount of informations, and it just might be overwhelming.

I have found an amazing booklet that might solve some of your problems, give you some hints.. and inspire you to make a change in your living space.












After many hours of reading on tiles, I will share a wisdom from one manufacture's shop: always order more than you think you might need - that will compensate for possible breaking and some later replacements.

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More hard days are ahead,
but I'm still here, my friends:


Marija