Archive for December 2015

Christmas moments

When words are unnecessary...











Few moments were captured on film. Best ones did not have 
time to be captured. Hopefully you had relaxing Christmas. 
Have a good week and New Year's celebration!
We will be making christening preparations. A bit different 
New Year :)

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Star wars: The Force Awakens (with Sara Forsberg and Princess Leia necklace)

The Force Awakens is opening in movie theatres across Finland today and we're planning to see it within few days. My second half has seen all Star Wars episodes, I've just seen few. 



We have, or actually my husband has huge expectations for Episode 7. Let's see what are the reactions :) 


I'm waiting Star Wars for other reasons. I want to see how convincing language Sara Forsberg has created for Star Wars as additional alien language. Sara Forsberg became famous from this Youtube video "What Languages Sound Like for Foreigners".I think this multi-talented woman is a great choice for alien language creator.



Our daughter also wanted to see the film. She's a Star Wars fan and even dressed up as Princess Leia on Halloween.I made her this ( a bit tacky) Leia necklace. After this I found out that you can actually buy these necklaces. Necklace was created by Björn Weckström, ten years before first Star Wars. George Lucas wanted to have necklace from Lapponia and they sent Planetoid Valleys necklace together with Darina's bracelet. And I did this....

Princess Leia DIY necklace..

But now I'm anxiously waiting for to see the film. What about you? Are you planning to see it?

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Finlandia













The Swan of Tuonela 

Jean Sibelius has his 150th birthday today. Without a doubt his absolute masterpiece is Finlandia. The Swan of Tuonela is one of my long time favourites. In Kalevala the sacred white swan swims in the dark mystical Tuonela (Underworld) River that separates this world from the next. Swan of Tuonela is mystical and sad, yet hopeful. As a curiosity, Disney wanted to have The Swan of Tuonela to Fantasia. But can someone tell me what is Afterlife of Billy Fingers? 

Take a relaxing moment and have a listen..




PS: Next time I'll have advent giveaway which includes Finnish design and goodies.

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Christmas door decor (DIY)

First days of December. Rain, rain, rain. Still no sign of snow.
Though days are getting even shorter (can it get even darker than this?) it's nice and mysigt to burn some candles and plan ideas for christmas presents. 












As a door decor I made some improvements for the old one. I have saved corks from wine and champagne bottles and wanted to reuse them instead of just throwing away. I added some horse chestnut shells and pine cones which my child collected as a toddler. I just couldn't  throw precious memories away. Ok, horse chestnut shells were not my favourites ;)

I also planted a white amaryllis to Tapio Wirkkalas glass bowl.
How about you? What kind of christmas decorations do you have? 

Have a good weekend!

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DIY marble side table

Finnish Housing Fair had some trends this year. One of those was light sofa tables such as tables from HAY, By Lassen, House Doctor and David Design. Here are some of the examples.




Marble has been trend for a while and some bloggers, as Suvi have made marble table top for HAY table. I chose a bit different way. I found two IKEA PS2012 tables as a second hand find and bought some  marble dc-fix adhesive film / contact paper. 




Dc-fix film was really easy to put on surface. Just like covering a book. This is how it looks afterwards. Now I just don't know if I'll paint one or perhaps both table frames in black. I would also like to saw frame a bit and make table a bit lower. But it's a bit tricky. I would love to hear ideas from those who have done it. What's your opinion about the table?



Next time something christmassy :) Have a good week.

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