Aug
27

How was your weekend? Ours was spot on lovely. Mr Espresso was closing down the island house for winter. Which in itself is always a little sad and as we have been renovating the house a little the past few years we had to close it a little earlier this year as there is yet some remodelling going on. But it will pay in the end, I know that. Anyhow on Friday as I had the day off ( I was working on Saturday instead) I started my day at my friends new house with an after gym breakfast. Such a quaint area she moved to. Love it! After school & home work the girls and I headed to Espoo ( the lovely suburbs) as Cotton Candy had some dance performances there at a mall with her new dance group. We had such a good time and went for sushi and some shopping afterwards. As I don´t drive a car and we live right in the centre of Helsinki we don´t end up at malls or mega super markets too often. So we were super excited all three of us. The metro from Helsinki centre right in to the mall took about 20 minutes. We may very well go again just for fun! I even found a pretty new table cloth ( at Eurokangas if you like it too and just 10€/m).

On Saturday the girls got to hang out with my mom & dad as I had to work. And I´m just saying that it was quite nice to be home alone for a night. I poured myself a glass of rosé wine ( we had an opened bottle in the fridge from almost two weeks ago but it was fine) and rented a movie from Apple tv that no one else in my family would like to watch. Then I even got to read in bed!

On Sunday we had two little girls for a playdate. Bubble Gum´s bestie moved to another school for the first two grades so we try to organise playdate for them frequently. They both love to play with dolls, Barbies etc. so they are always off to their dream world the second they start playing. Cotton Candy and her friends made bread rolls for lunch ( I made the sweet potato ginger soup) and chocolate fudge milkshakes for dessert. So everyone was having fun and I just let them make a huge mess for once. It gave me time to sneak in to our bedroom to drink a cappuccino & to write this post for you. If you want to see photos of the playdate table setting etc. you can find it all in my Instagram stories ( table settings).

For some more frivolous happy thoughts. I love the new console I got for my birthday from Bukowski´s antique auctions. Is it not lovely. I hope it finds an even better spot in the new home. It really looks even better with flowers on it. And it would need a mirror or a painting behind it but that will need to wait for the new place too.

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Aug
24

Girls room

by Sofia   -   in Interior design

I wanted to share a few photos from the girls room now that they are still sharing. I was meant to share these a long time ago as I have downloaded these photos in April. I think it´s such a cute and cozy little girls room. Nothing extravagant. Most of the furniture is from my childhood room. I´m a firm believer in recycling furniture ( and clothes too). Why buy new if the old can be used or updated.  The beds used to be ours. When we bought a new bed for us they inherited our old ones. They do scream for headboards but maybe in the next house then. It´s still a little girls room as they are not teenagers yet. I think the next one might be designed for a little older girl for Cotton Candy at least. Bubble Gum still very much plays with dolls and teddies and the dollhouse so she gets to keep them for as long as she wants.

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Jun
13

Olen useaan otteeseen kirjoittanut yhdestä lapsuuteni suosikki kirjasarjaista, Ninnistä ja Nestorista, blogiin. Kun huomasin, että Petit Jour oli tehnyt sarjan hamoista astioita oli ne pakko saada, vaikka tyttömme eivät nyt ehkä virallisesti enää tarvitsekaan lasten astioita. Kouluikäiset kun syövät jo samoista astiosta ja samoilla ruokailuvälineillä kuin muukin perhe. Mutta nämä ovat kyllä niin mielettömän suloiset tyttöjenkin mielestä. Ne sopivat hyvin aamupala, välipala ja iltapala astioiksi meille ja ne menevät hyvin yhteen valkoisten posliinien kanssa vaikka ovatkin melamiinia. Voin hyvin kuvitella, että tuo muki ja lautanen löytävät tiensä välipalaleivän ja juoman kanssa läksyjä tekevän koululaisen kirjoituspöydälle ja kulhoon päätyy varmasti puuron ja jugurtin lisäksi välillä viipaloituja hedelmiä,marjoja tai viinirypäleitä naposteltavaksi tai namipäivän namit telkkarin ääreen. Pienenä tytöillä oli Petit Jourin Petteri Kani ja Jemima Ankka astiat joita he tykkäävät vieläkin käyttää säännöllisesti juurikin näillä aterioilla. Astiat eivät ole menneet kahdeksan- ja kuuden vuoden aikana miksikään jatkuvasta konepesusta huolimatta. Ehkäpä näistäkin Ninni ja Nestori astioista syö joskus lounastaan omat lapsenlapset. Nämä aion hankkia myös uudelle kummitytölleni sitten joulu- tai yksivuotislahjaksi kun hän siirtyy kiinteisiin ruokiin.

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