Hello my Dear Friends! Far too many days have passed and there is still many photos to share from Finland. But as you can guess, after holidays we are quite busy. I know you are waiting to see what I bought … ‘unfortunately’ mainly fabric …
Also Nero is very busy with Foxy … can you believe Foxy has ‘those days’ in her 16’s! She didn’t even have them earlier. Okey, not really a period but still she is the most darling, sweet girl to Nero these days and Nero doesn’t leave her even for a second. Oh those boys!
First visit in the fabric store was looking around and having an idea what they have. I saw these strawberries and stripes and new they are ‘must’. I was happy to find lots of great pieces even there is only one good fabric shop in my town. Kouvola used to be a city of 30.000 people but now after connecting lots of areas around, it has 90.000 people. The centre is still the same, quite small and there are not too many shops. Those big, huge markets build all the time even bigger shopping centres and the main centre of the city is getting more and more quiet. But for me there are many great shops and they have beautiful things.
Dear friend and neighbour was so kind to take care of Nero and the girls when my hb was at work, so they wouldn’t need to wait with grossed legs inside. I wanted to give her something Finnish – beautiful but also useful, not to keep only in cupboard. I didn’t find enough colour choises from my small town but I was quite happy with this one. It’s a beautiful tray from ‘Marimekko’ and neutral enough to match with everything.
How I love this colourful scene – pine in the sun and the blue sky! I was really lucky with the weather. In two weeks only one day was half rainy and the temperature was about +10 – +15, just perfect for me. I enjoyed walking outside with the cotton coat, that I can’t use much here in Crete. Here we have winter and it’s quite cold with the cold and rainy wind from the sea and snowy mountains. After that we have suddenly hot summer – where are the fresh spring and sweet autumn?!
Famous ‘Aalto’ vase by architect Alvar Aalto! I have it in white and few colourless. My father has also this beautiful green. They are from Iittala. You can see many many other beautiful products on their site. And if you have time visit also ‘WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL HELSINKI 2012’!
Leaving from Helsinki 06:00 in the morning.
Hmmm … what else … would you like to see my, perhaps first design, pullover that I have made with my mother’s help when I was 5 years old. I found it from the store …
Thank you for joining me today! I was so happy to have you with me on my trip to Finland and to read all your wonderful messages! There are still photos waiting and I shall share them hopefully soon. Now I wish you wonderful weekend and lovely Mother’s Day to you who has this celebration this Sunday!
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Hi Teje, what wonderful pictures you share today. I really like the fabric you bought, so bright and colourful! But what I love the most is your vase. It is so beautiful and I guess it plays with the light in a wonderful way.
Your fabrics are so pretty, Teje, and all those little things SO Finnish in this post, Marimekko unikko’s and Aalto vases! You’re really showing the best of the best of Finland to you international readers, I love it!
Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend and happy creating with your new fabrics!
What lovely fabrics you bought Teje, they should keep you busy for a while. I am sure your neighbour loved her tray, how kind she was to look after your dear dogs when your hubbie was at work. You made me smile when I read about Nero and Foxy…how sweet ;0) The sun is finally shining here, enjoy your weekend,
Thank you Jane! Nero and Foxy are funny but it’s also very tired to see Nero so restless all the time! We had also sunny day even they said it may even rain. You said about cutting the lawn – we did the same and now it looks beautiful. I want to get some summer flowers and parsley and then I’m ready with my summer garden! Happy weekend to you! x Teje
I look forward to seeing your creations made with your new fabric. What a wonderful shade of green in that lovely art piece vase! I’m sure your friend loved her gift– both useful and oh so pretty. Nero…what can I say but boys will be boys
I love your fabrics and also the glass. I have a collection of glass paperweights. I wonder if you can guess which colour most of them are😉 I looked up Marimekko and appently there is a shop near me!! I suspect it is selling homewares rather than fabric as it is located in a local gallery. Must find out soon🙂 Your jumper is brilliant. You have been talented since you were tiny🙂 Avis x
You have some beautiful fabrics there, Teje! I know you will work your magic on them too, and can’t wait to see what you make with them! Loved seeing your very first little knitted sweater there too!The glass vase is beautiful and the stylish tray is a lovely idea to thank your kind neighbour. I hope Nero and Foxy both settle down again very soon! Enjoy your week and being at home again after your fabulous Finnish trip.
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