Wednesday, November 27, 2013

my home today

1. old enamel plates from the flea market in Lisbon
2. folklore dress from my childhood - maybe it will fit Molly for this Christmas...?
3. bedroom corner
4. baking
5. Frida Viola's Christmas trees from last weekend

Sunday, November 24, 2013

most cosy day of the year

With my mom and my sister's family we have a pre-christmas tradition. Each year in late November we meet from one day to another and all we do is cutting, gluing, painting, talking and eating A's freshly baked waffles. I love this weekend - and so do the kids. This year I was impressed on how focused they were. We sat around that same table for hours and they were all engaged and happy with it.

1. waffles are good
2. my sister with her blonde girls
3. old & young - my mom's patience with the kids is admirable
4. paper ice crystals

Thursday, November 21, 2013

birthday painting

A while ago Frida Viola made a huge painting for my mom's birthday. It depicts my mom with Frida Viola and Molly in my mom's garden. A favourite place of the girls. She made it all by her self and was very concentrated about the project but when she had to finish the blue of the sky she ran out of energy. I like it this way with the brown paper as background.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Lisbon #4

There are so many beautiful old shops, pâtisseries and facades in Lisbon. Just look at photo 4 & 5 where we had coffee and cake. Photo 7 is the reflections of the morning sun at the facade across the street from our balcony. And photo 8 was a treasure trove.

Happy weekend to all of you.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Lisbon #3

1. decorated kindergarten window
2. graphic azulejos
3. so many beautiful bookshops all over Lisbon - such a shame I don't read Portugese
4. more azulejos
5. tiny library! couldn't love this library pavilion in Jardim da Estrela more!
6.+7. we stayed in a beautiful old apartment - this is the staircase

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Lisbon #2

1. tiny pink decoration
2. from a beautiful monastery garden
3. azulejos facade
4. from Castelo de São Jorge
5. towels from another decade
6. resting in a park
7. irresistible packaging from Claus Porto

Monday, November 11, 2013

Lisbon #1

We are back home from a wondeful week in Lisbon. The city really was beautiful with its watercolour like light, all its fantastic tiles and mosaics and its many pracas (squares) and parks. The girls liked it a lot - they were exhausted in the evenings of course, but they had so much positive attention with their blonde hair from the heartwarmingly friendly and sweet, sweet locals - smiles, hugs, chit chats, candies, and lots of helping hands with the stroller. I have been looking through my many, many photos - these are just a few, and I won't spare you for more in the next days.