Jan
7

Starting fresh

by Sofia   -   in Interior design

Who is excited for the new year? I love that we have seen some more light daily. Even if it is baby steps you know that eventually Spring will come. But before that there are so may wonderful things coming like Valentine´s Day and another school holiday ( in Finland it is literally called the ski-ing holiday and us, like many others are spending it ski-ing) and of course Easter.

If you have decided to clean out your closets to get a brand new start then I´m sort of with you. As I am literally emptying every single nook and cranny of this house and getting rid of things that are no longer relevant ( I´m very rubbish at that as I hold on to things even just for their sentimental value, like a baby book that is all ripped but was Cotton Candy´ s favourite book as a teeny tiny start of a toddler). Anyhow I´m trying to be sensible and to get rid of the excess.

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I love the idea of a fresh start and a clean closet. Pure white flowers and the sunny late winter mornings are already in my mind. We are going to have to wait a few more months until our own house is ready but hopefully the move will be before the winter turns completely to Spring. As to me it is the time of new things and new beginnings and it would just make me so happy to be able to be there to put the house together at that time. To organise my table linens, candles and silver in the dining room. Set up my cake stands and glass items in the pantry. To fold white towels and sheets in the closet. To have a vase of fresh flowers in every room and all my pretty scented candles and dear books and precious shells around the house. To set up my laundry room with my Laundress products and pretty glass jars for my detergents and clothespins and cashmere combs & stain brushes. To only have the pretty and needed cosmetics in my bathroom cupboard and to know that our attic and basement are in neat order with the new see through boxes and nothing extra in there. I will open the windows in my kitchen and breath in the Spring air…

You know I only have to think these thoughts to get me through all this packing somehow. It is my carrot to imagine the new place and how it is all worth it in the end!

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Dec
19

I think I prefer the dollhouse in the Christmas time. All dressed up in greenery and wreaths. It just looks so festive and cozy. I must come up with some summer flowers for the balcony to make it prettier for the rest of the year. Here are the rest of the pictures from the girls room. Last Christmas here and last months they are sharing a room. I wonder if they will start wondering to each others beds at night in the new house?

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Dec
18

The festive feeling is rising more and more each day. The dollhouse is in it´s Christmas attire and I managed to organise the girls room nice and tidy for the holidays. The little wooden tree from my childhood is up and there are hyacinths to give a lovely scent to their room. The Christmas calendar we have had for years is also in it´s place. The best part of the whole room are the gorgeous new sheets we got from V´lody Oriental, designed by the lovely ladies of Prologue. They are just spot on perfect for us! And as I mentioned earlier they will be even more so in the new rooms matching the girls colour schemes perfectly.

I love waking up in new pyjamas and in fresh bedding for Christmas. The house has the wonderful scent of clean mixed with baking. As I have probably mentioned many times we celebrate Christmas in Finland on the 24th ( and the 25 th and 26 th too). So it has become a tradition for us to give the girls new nighties or pj´s and new books already on the 23rd so they can wake up in the morning in new sleepwear and have it on for a long morning of eating rice porridge & saffron buns, reading new books and watching the snowman whilst the fire is going. This year they have wonderful new bedding too. I think Christmas needs freshly ironed sheets, it deserves it. For that great night´s sleep. 

Here they are…

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This old fashioned piggy bank is just perfect and it has a key too like in our childhood. If you loose it I guess you´ll have to break the bank. It would be a great gift for that special someone who likes saving their allows, baby sitting fees or as hint to someone who should. It would also make a great Christening gift for that person who tends to give money as a gift.

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