Loveliness from Japan – my little Daruma

Hello everyone,

I think everyone needs a little motivation to achieve a certain goal, or realise a dream or make a wish come true. That’s exactly what a DARUMA is for.  A DARUMA is a traditional handmade Japanese wishing doll. It is a centuries-old tradition from Japan.
Those who know me well know that I have a special relathionship with Japan (like many French people) and that like everything Japanese. I had three years of Japanese at school (which I completely forgot of course) but I am still a big fan of the Japanese culture and I spent my honeymoon in Japan in 2008.
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Some dahlias for baby love

Hello everyone,

When I saw these gorgeous dahlias at the market yesterday, I couldn’t resist! I decided to be crazy and spend € 2.50 even if I could go to the hospital any moment now, as I am already 8 days overdue.
I think the shades of pink, red and purple are just beautiful. They make me look forward to the autumn and its fantastic range of warm colours.
I also wanted to use my new mini-medicis vase I found last week. So here are a couple of photos for you and for my baby love. Maybe she will want to come out if she already feels the beauty of flowers.
Have a nice day and talk to you soon!
Elodie

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Baby love’s little nursery

Good morning everyone,
As promised several times, today is the day of the big reveal: I will show you the finished baby nursery. Maybe baby love will want to visit it soon!
So here is what I did with this room after I decided on the colour scheme and did a virtual moodboard and collected some inspiration on Pinterest.
I will start with the main pieces of furniture and show you the little details:

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Little black sheep by Jellycat

The grey bed is from the French brand Combelle – I bought it on the French website Smallable, along with a lovely grey changing table and I am very much in love.
I picked a grey bed with a lot of cushions and made a padded cot bumper in different shades of blue and grey. The mobile adds some purple to make it a bit more girly, and some animals to make it more fun. Stars as a pattern can be found in the shape of the blue cushion, on the mobile and on the ribbons.

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Flowers from Sabine’s garden

Hello everyone,

I am not making so many bouquets these days, but luckily my friends still are and I love looking at them. Today I would like to show you the little wonders from Sabine’s garden. Sabine is a German copywriter and blogger and online shop-owner. Her lovely blog is called azurweiss and her shop la mesa.
We first met virtually through the swapping action Post aus meiner Küche last year and in real life in February in Munich during the blogger meet up “I love you blogs and coffee”. She posts a lot of charming flower arrangements on her blog, and has participated many times in our #2flowergirls photo challenge.
I am a big fan of her Instagram feed, where she posts a lot of lovely flowers. She usually presents simple flowers in very pretty glass or white china vases.  Some are from the flea-market and some can be purchased in her online-store.

Today, I am so glad to be showing you some of Sabine’s bouquets from her beloved garden along with a little interview:

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KALASON

Hey everyone,

I hope you had a good start to this new week. Today I would like to share with you another shop I love. It’s a very Scandinavian shop as often in Hamburg. That is, by the way, one of the reasons why I like Hamburg so much. It’s because you often feel closer culturally and design-wise to Copenhagen than to Munich! The other shops with a great selection of Scandinavian design I presented to you in the past are LIV, Lys Vintage, smukkeStore or Nordlys.
The particularity of KALASON is that they have a focus on design for children with brands like little elephant or sebra, but you can also find some classic design brands such as nordal or hay.
The shop owner Katharina Langewender is also a graphic designer, and a lot of the postcards that can be found in the shop are her own design. Katharina also designs logos and is responsible for Lieschen‘s pretty logo.
The shop is situated in the very lively and pretty district of Winterhude, where you can also find the  shop schön und ehrlich, next to the canal, but you can also purchase everything online via the great online shop.

Here are a couple of pictures. Even if online shopping is great, nothing can replace a real-life shopping tour:

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