Monday, 31 October 2011

HALLOWEEN OUT IN THE COUNTRYSIDE AND SOME DETAILS FROM THAT HOME

After doing a show in another town on Friday I drove out to the farm for Saturday night and Halloween.


We had some friends over and made hamburgers form scratch; the buns, the burger, the sauces.


I made coleslaw.


And here's my burger. Soy burger. With a whole lot of topping. Pretty heavy stuff I tell you.


K brought pumpkin pie.


And my sister's hubby and Eddi were textile twins.


Kitchen details.


As you may remember we did a mini renovation there last year, changing the walls from baby poop to baby blue, and other small stuff.


Old pictures in the kitchen.


I got a floral apron for my birthday.


Which gave me an idea for the long desired kitchen sofa we had just brought over from another house -


I wasn't sure what kind of fabric to use for the cushion (the original was something kike dirty mustard); the one I used for the curtains is out of production. From the apron I got the idea to use a Pip Studio table cloth (or runner actually, which luckily happened to be in just the right measurements!) as the top of the cushion. I used a custom cut mattress and red heavy cloth underneath.


Not that easy to sew actually due to the lace edges lf the runner, but it turned out pretty nice I think!


Here's a bonus pic of how it looks after a man has been tidying up in the kitchen ♥
Alright, he did a lot more washing up than me that night, and it was clean and neat, but my first reaction to this was "only a man"... (you know, as in response to all those "yes, it's a woman"-parking etc. pictures on the internet...)


We plan to remake pretty much everything in the house; floors, ceilings, walls, as a lot of the materials are kind of ugly (due to being put there in the 80's). There's a mix of too many different woods and shades. But that requires lots of time and money and one seldom has those at the same time... The right materials and colours would make the old furniture stand out more and look better - there is a lot of nice old furniture in there - plus give the old house it's character back. I like the old worn door however so it will stay.


And while waiting for being able to renovate I've done some moving around with the furniture in the house, as earlier it was just placed there without any thought. Gives more depth to the rooms now. Anyway, looking very much forward to get to plan and decorate (alright, planning done already, to get in to action)the whole house!

17 comments:

Paola said...

hohoo, we made hamburgers on Saturday! Not entirely frm scratch, but at least the burgers. Yummy!

Andrea said...

I love that armoire in your last picture - what a beautiful piece of furniture!

Miss Maple said...

I like your kitchen sofa. It looks very cosy, especially with the cute cat. Also I like the second picture, which radiates a certain magic atmosphere.

Tasha said...

Looks so cozy. I love what you did with the runner in particular! And now I'm hungry for burgers, yum.

Anonymous said...

Ihana tuo essusi! :) Ja muutenkin kaikkinäyttää kodikkaalta, mutta tyylikkäältä. Ja lämminhenkiseltä.

Frollein von Sofa said...

oh, what a sad life you do lead....that house looks horrible ! and let's not talk about your ugly husband ! your sister, the poor girl - her hubby is even more unattractive....
:) happy after-halloween !!!

cakesandshakes said...

I enjoyed seeing these pictures: you are inspiring me to do more than just 'clean' my house, LOL. When you have children around it's a merry-go-round of house cleaning, on some sort of child-propelled loop. That last photo, the room is beautiful.

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Sabrina said...

Awesome post. So...do all Finnish husbands look like male models? ;)

Doll In Sugar Coma said...

This is serene. I can't wait to return to Europe and find myself an old cottage. There are not many of those here in Vancouver. Everything has to be new! Thanks for posting such lovely photos. Very inspiring.

lucia said...

Your husband looks amazing! So does the other guy, your sister's hubby. But so do almost all the guys in Finland, don't they? ;)

House Refurbishment London said...

I like that armoire (cabinet)in your post, but all pictures are really wonderful.very nice post.

Anna said...

wow, that apron fabric is LOVELY!

MB@YarnUiPhoneApp said...

I really need to ask what's happening to the cabbage. This is unknown to me here in the U.S. While are ceramic dishes piled on top? What's the goal here? I mean this nicely and curiously..cuz if it's healthy, I might do this myself!

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Iphone App : well if you'd read the caption you'll get it. My husband was "cleaning up" in the kitchen.

Dave Feucht said...

No kitchen is complete without a jar of Nutella :)

Cathy said...

nice aprom! from Cath Kiston ? I love it.
I like your blog, I will add a link to mine :) so that I can come back !
http://katelafee.hautetfort.com/

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Cathy : it's Green Gate, same style as CK!