A little garden in France

pansies in the garden

Hello everyone,
on my way to the Joyeuse Clique Workhop at the beginning of April with parents, we stopped at my Mum’s best friend house in a little village in Burgundy and I wanted to share some pictures of her lovely garden with you. It was the beginning of April and the garden was full of pansies and little daisies planted in very pretty pots and Medicis vases. 
I wish you a great day!
Speak to you soon,
Elodie
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2 flower girls #7 – The dahlia edition

Hello everyone,

this is my first blogpost today since the birth of my daughter Ella three weeks ago.
Inga and I are back with this autumnal edition of #2flowergirls. We chose the most autumnal of all flowers, the dahlia. I chose some deep red and orange ones, I found on my local market. I added some guelder rose berries and some rose hips to the bouquet and displayed some decorative pumpkins on the table to give it a more rustic aspect. Today’s #2flowergirls will be on madame love only, but I will show you one of Inga‘s photos.

If you want to participate, you can post a link to your blogpost in the comment field under this post  and show us how you styled and photographed your dahlias. You can also send us the photos by e-mail or post them on Instagram or Twitter along with the #2flowergirls hashtag. We will then collect the photos and post them on our Dahlia’s board on Pinterest.

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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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Dala horse – A Swedish tradition

Hello everyone,

Last week-end was midsommar in Sweden, so I decided to write a blogpost about a pretty souvenir I brought with my from Stockholm last February, when I attended the Meet the Blogger Conference. You can read my other blogpost about Stockholm here, here and there.
The little souvenir is called dalahästen in Swedish and Dala horse or Dalecarlian horse in English.
I was in the small log-cabins deep in the forests during the long winter nights in front of the fire, that the ancestor of the Dala horse was born. Using simple tools, generally a knife, toys were carved for the children. The fact, that many horses were made was only natural, because the horse to them was invaluable. In the older days, the Dala horse was mostly a toy for children, but nowadays, it is a symbol for the kingdom of Sweden. The earliest reference of wooden horses for sale is from 1624.
The pattern of today is about 150 years old and it reflects a style of painting known as “Kurbits“. In 19th century, Sticka-Erik Hansson introduced the technique of painting with two colours in the same brush. Even today the Dala horses are painted this traditional way.
Today’s Dala horse is still a handicraft article, made out of pine, and at least nine different persons have contributed with their skills to create the horse.
At the beginning, I wanted to buy a black horse or maybe a blue one from the flea-market:

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