18 December 2012

In the Dark...

My sister with a torch during a night walk.

I recently realised that I took a lot of very dark pictures lately. Don't know why, maybe it's an impact of the season. Though they may look scary and even repellent at first sight, I think that such dark- black pictures can have a certain atmosphere and a special vibe to them. You just can't help but to look a little bit closer and think about them a little bit more then about the average picture... right?

Scary looking statue in a dark wood. But  I guess in a dark wood nearly everything looks scary...

Christmas gooses in their barn.

Years of spider work.

Beautiful shadow from my Christmas deer decoration.

10 December 2012

09 December 2012

Winter Wonderland

Ok, winter wonderland might be a bit over the top, but it's what I had in mind when I bought the decoration for my little living room table. It ought to be pure, calm, white and glittery. I think that's pretty much how it turned out and I am pleased with the snowy look. My sisters hated the glitter deers, though. But since I happen to love them they will stay right where they are :)  

08 December 2012

Season Decoration

Two weeks ago I started to decorate for the (by then...) upcoming Christmas season. I have been so busy since, that I never really finished. But today I finally got to buy the last missing piece for my
kitchen table - a winter rose. I love winter roses, they are so simple and yet so beautiful and they literally scream Christmas.
I feel that it can be really challenging to create a Christmassy atmosphere in your apartment (or house) when you don't want to overdo it with the knickknack. It's easy to feel like you're living at the North Pole when every inch gets plastered with deco stuff. It's not so easy, however, if you want to decorate selectively. Don't get me wrong, I would love to clutter up my whole space with Christmas decor, but unfortunately I neither have the time nor the money to do so. Instead, I want to keep it simple. But I still want to feel the Christmas sparkle when I look around in my apartment. (That's why I think that a red star light for my living room window will be essential, and I saw one at the local Christmas market that I am going to buy within the next days. Furthermore, I created my own little Christmas tree with tree branches, but I will show pictures of that another time.)
The one place that needed to be decorated the most is my kitchen table, because  - with the exception of my bed and my desk ( which would be difficult to decorate) - it's the place where I spend most of my time here. But, as it's only a small table, I don't like to put stuff in the center. It just looks wrong and takes away my space. So I decided to use only one corner. 
The decoration itself is simple but it suits my personal taste very well. Red candles and little gnomes - like my favourite Tomte Tumtetot in the card - is basically all I need for Christmas. Throw in a winter rose and some candy and I am perfectly happy :).  

30 November 2012

Stormy Day

Last weekend my sisters came for a visit. It was a really nice time filled with shopping, eating and laughing and I was glad they could make it since its not always easy to find a free weekend for a visit. Before they had to leave again on Sunday we decided to go for a walk along the river. I took my camera, hoping I might be able to take some nice shots. The day seemed to be beautiful, crisp and sunny, and it wasn't after we had left the car that we suddenly realised the light breeze from before before had developed into something of a storm. Boy, it was windy! We tried for maybe half an hour to get a picture that was halfway decent and failed miserably. NOT ONE turned out to be normal, we looked like wind-witches on every single one of them. But who needs pictures where you look normal and decent. Funny and witch-like is so much better :)

27 November 2012

Five Things

One of the super-tasty cake pops I got as a surprise gift from a friend this week.

Bunny dance in the University garden.

My favourite cake! I eat it every week on my cake day at the moment. ...

My new mermaid glitter nail-polish. I got it to cheer me up and it really worked a bit.

Ghost of a cat. She visited me in my kitchen last week. 

26 November 2012

Blockhouse Charm

Today the Christmas market started! That made it one of my favourite days of the year! But tonight I actually just went for a quick look after work. The real fun starts on Wednesday, when I meet with my friends for the first mulled wine spree in 2012. But just to know that the market is in town is such a nice feeling. Everything is a little different than usual with all the lights in the trees and the smell of candied almonds and bratwurst in the air.
I really missed the taste of mulled wine  - but that's actually what makes it so special, the fact that you can only drink it one month a year.The first time I got a taste of it this year was two weeks ago when we went to a little blockhouse that has been turned into a miniature Christmas market. It's really a special place and it was so wonderful to see all the lights shimmering in the dark. It sure felt like Santa's little factory. The only thing missing to make it really magical was snow. But I am sure it won't be long now...

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21 November 2012

A Tribute to....


My favourite colour.

This colour always makes me happy. It's soft and bright, feminine and elegant but at the same time also kind of neutral and sublime. I 've always felt like turquoise is actually a superior and more evolved colour than others (but I guess that's just me.. :)). And ( - and that's quite possible the best bit about it) if you have a tan in summertime and wear turquoise, it also makes your skin look even more tanned! Isn't that the most awesome side-effect you can imagine? So, to honour turquoise, I made this small collage as a beautiful colour inspiration.

16 November 2012

Five Things

Picture of the free seals in San Francisco I took a view years ago. I feel like I can still smell them...

The garden gnome who watches our apple tree. Incidentally he looks exactly like my old Latin teacher.

Cutest little snowball dog from Florence.

Cool office building at the dockside in Münster.

Aren't they adorable? They didn't move one inch while we were watching, all lost in their dreams.