Friday, 28 November 2014

(face)book wall

Piling up beautiful art, lifestyle and fashion books results in an alternative facebook wall. Yup, you got it right: a wall built with books (some with a face on the cover).

Our library brings some colour and interesting, enlightening literature into the “dark” corner of the living room. The trick to building a solid wall is putting nice (steady) boxes in the middle of the “book works”. Another practicability to keep in mind: think about what books you love most when constructing your library. You don’t want to restore your wall every time you want to turn to favourite reads. Anyway, that’s what I did: my bibles are on top.

Looking at the picture I realize how bows and ribbons around the boxes could add a touch of “Christmasness” to the wall. Do you see it too?

P.S. What does your library look like?

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Very French

I’m dreaming of a French Christmas and I’m about to make this dream come true. Basically it comes down to this: there will be no Christmas Angels but Christmas Eiffels in this year’s tree.
When we visited the French capital a few weeks ago I was already on Christmas mode before we’d left. No need to say that being in the city of light and love this time of the year (about 8 weeks before C-day) intensified my winter-wonderland feelings. I said to myself (and Le Boyfriend because I wanted to make sure he liked my plan as well): why not have a French Christmas? You know, for a change and moreover because that way the trip could last at least till Christmas.
As the idea was all about taking France (Paris) home I got myself a dozen of mini-Tours-Eiffel in one of the many (ubertourist) souvenir shops. When the time is right (i.e. when we set the tree) the towers will be prettified with a red bow and become true Christmas ornaments.

P.S. Are you as curious as I am about what a French Christmas tree will look like? 

Thursday, 13 November 2014


Hallowfood? I definitely know what to put on the menu when having guests for dinner at the end of October: pancakes and pumpkin soup. Setting a hallowtable, however, requires more brainstorming. After all we don’t want to scare the guests away, right?
In other words: witches, skull-pumpkins and other evil props are (literally) off the table. You see, I tend to go for a rather sweet hallow-tablescape, one that involves chocolate pumpkins and ditto squirrels and nuts for example. Not too much of Halloween yet totally in line with fall. Combined with some candles cosiness will be guaranteed. It is "happers" with tricky copy that add something hallow to it all.

P.S. Are you ready for some Christmas blogging? I’d say: stay tuned because yup, the yearly Christmas sessions are about to begin.

Friday, 7 November 2014


Let's beat the winter blues before it has even started. In other words: serve & light some candles. Hallelujah heliotherapy!

P.S. Have a nice weekend!