Hello sweet friends, how has your weekend been for you? I hope y’ll had a swell time.
I spent a lot of my weekend in my kitchen. And no, this time the end result was not a whole stack of cookies but rather some neat and organized and best of all cleancupboards and drawers. You see, my closet makeover project is getting to be a bit contagious. The making of extra space to store things, let to some major reshuffling, space being freed up in other parts of my kitchen, that then of course needed to be filled immediately, which in turn let to more free space somewhere else and so forth and so further.
Now normally I would not consider a weekend spent cleaning my kitchen as a particularly nice weekend. But this time is kind of felt very good.
I just loved seeing so many little irritations finding a ‘fix’, and this ‘all things have a home’ kind of a vibe I had going felt very good too. So with some good old disco music in the back I was happy as a clam to be puttering and cleaning in my tiny kitchen. I think I even dare to see I had a little spring in my step….
Speaking of Spring, or rather that first Spring-like holiday that is coming up: Valentines day.
Last week my dear friend Beth announced a Valentines Mantel Party. And in my head I immediately went like “oh we don’t do Valentines over here!”, and “I am so not into the pink and hearts thing, I’ll let this one pass”. But somehow that didn’t feel quit right either. A mantel party and I was not attending?! Now that just couldn’t be, or could it.
Anyway. Around four o’clock I was finally done rearranging my kitchen cabinets and realized that I still had a bunch of tulips on my kitchen counter that needed some taking care off. They had somehow magically got ‘stuck’ to my fingers while grocery shopping yesterday, but I hadn’t had the energy to deal with them right away.
So with the winter light fading fast I started on a little – tulip meets mantel – vignette. So easy and simple (can I say yet again), and yet so rewarding too. Some old bottles, a bunch of very pale pink tulips, my vintage French mirror and my feathery wreath.
A mantelscape with a promise of Spring. And heck, there is pink, so this will have to do for Valentines too.
PS As you can clearly see I have been playing with layers, and actions and textures again. So do you like my vintagified pictures? Or do you prefer the less altered ones? And when you are into the vintagification of pictures too, got any tips for me?
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