Freitag, 20. November 2009

Kusmi Tea Madness

My parcel full of Kusmi Tea arrived today! (Evil French, they sent me mails in their language!) Yes, I'm a total copycat and just had to have it. Why do the tins fit my color scheme, you'd ask? A pure coincidence!
Still want that mushroom poster so badly.
All right, so where are those tins?

Samstag, 14. November 2009

Mushroom attack (again!)

I've been procrastinating a lot (which also means some really spontaneous shopping/window shopping - online, of course) and after having finally purchased a bunch of punches :) and a delirious amount of Hot Cinnamon Spice tea which will arrive here in December (*ANTICIPATION JUMP*), I got back to that mushroom thought.

Vintage (or vintage-like) educational posters have something about them that makes me want to frame/hang each and every one. As you can guess, dear non-existens readers, I've been drooling a lot.

Let's see. thinks that they can charge almost 50 Euros for this:

Oh yes, it IS absolutely beautiful but even with that 20%discount I managed to find I'd still have to pay 44 Euros for a piece of paper sized 28X43 centimeters.
I'm rather unsure about it....
At first, I was totally smitten by this colourful page from I See All, a kids encylopedia (this one was borrowed from Flickr User mark-s album but blogger won't let me link to it). Thank you, Mark!

The entire encylopedia costs about a hundred and it predominately consists of black-white pictures so after giving it a try (thanks, dear Royal Mail, for having lost my package!), I guess I'll just skip this idea altogether and turn to good old German ebay where loads and loads of vintage mushroom pages are being offered for more than reasonable prices.

P.S. While I was at it, I also laid my eyes on some orchids/ferns pictures.... I guess they'll go wonderfully with all the mushroom goodness I'll treat myself to very, very soon (and I DO have a reason!)

Dienstag, 3. November 2009

My green wall & some stories behind it

Here's another little peek into my little appartment - the green wall, which is home to my most favorite picture of all times, Neuf heuref du matin, New York by Jean Sempe (You probably know him already - he did appr. 2 zillion New Yorker covers and is, in my humble opinion, a pure genuis).

I painted the wall myself (had the colour mixed at a local store), scored that Billy shelf at an Ikea Fundgrube (10 Euros) and made it over with some wonderful gift paper (unfortunately, it comes from a X-mas collection and is sold out forerver). The orange tree was given to me by my best friend and has never bore fruit (although it tried but was severely abused by some unpleasant person who always forgets to water her plants). The candles, boxes and mag holders are from Ikea (of course!) and the rest just doesn't look good enough to talk about it so here we go again.

Well, that must be all for today, see ya soon, dear noone!

Montag, 2. November 2009

Kitchen updates & a tiny pet store bonus

Been neglecting my lovely useless blog for a while. Heaps (not kidding, this is what I can see from my comfy bed) of work and no relief in sight..
However, you need something to cheer you up even in the most heapful (hm, is that a neologism?) times. Let's say, wallpaper. And frames. Mix them up and get:

Also in the picture: two deliriously expensive Rice bowls (OMG, did I REALLY pay 13 Euros for each? I must have been mad and there was no one to stop me!) which make me deliriously happy (look at that shape!), a tiny tin palace, loveliest Ikea cups ever (too bad eveybody has them) and, mmmh, well, more Ikea stuff.

I also made a third picture using the blue wallpaper but it just didn't fit.
By the way, this is my kitchen shelf before - I just removed all the things I never used.

Sorry bout the picutre quality, good that noone reads this blog anyway! The blue garbage can had to go (yes, I now possess a fashionable yellow one, who could imagine that?) and I managed to purchase a 1-euro-folding table at ebay which was kindly installed by a very dear friend (total cost of the project: 11 euros  - had to pay the shipping, too.

And finally some eye candy for my non-existenst readers: a teeny tiny pet store I discovered at a flea market in Hamburg. I recall paying 2 euros for two houses. They are made in England and too die for. 

Well, I guess that's it for today, see none of you ( there's no one here anyway, right?) later!