Nature, Uncategorized

Friday Flowers

Pink On Pink

I know – it’s very pink! 😀 Last week desleyjane and I had a conversation about fuchsia photography backgrounds. I was inspired by that conversation to make one, so stopped by the DYI store this week, got a tiny can of glossy acrylic paint that called itself “orchid” but to me was totally fuchsia, and made this background in 5 minutes later in the week.

I happened to have bought a bunch of carnations a day earlier, which very annoyingly were almost dead on arrival – the blossoms were on such thin stems they hardly survived the trip home from the supermarket. So I decided to behead them straight away instead of being annoyed, found a bowl, and let the flower heads swim a little.

Happy Friday!




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Peaceful Holidays


Friday Flowers

FF - Supermarket Carnations

Flowers first today: I did go to the market last Friday, after all, but couldn’t find any flowers that spoke to me. Next I went to the supermarket and saw these orange and green carnations outside, and it was the first time ever, I think, that I bought supermarket flowers. Just loved the colour, and this morning they looked just as fresh as when I bought them last week (probably GM flowers, haha!).

If I had to describe this week in three bullet points, it would be:

  • mixed weather with spring temperatures on a couple of days and awful & rainy for the rest of the week
  • horrendous traffic every single day and, in fact, getting worse daily
  • heating at home isn’t working properly, so I’m kind of anticipating a similar situation as a couple of months ago when I had no hot water

Today I will definitely not visit the market, because I’ll meet with a friend at mine to make candles. That’s not normally something I would do, I’d rather choose the easy way and go to a shop to buy some, but I found a super easy tutorial for making scented candles in jars. Looking forward to that.

Sunday I’ll be at the same friend’s house for a late Thanksgiving dinner, and naturally am really looking forward to that.

I’m also looking forward to working only three days next week as I’ll be traveling to Hamburg, again with the same friend, for a long weekend. So if there’s going to be a Friday Flower post next week at all, it’ll likely be a canned one.

Happy Friday & enjoyable weekend to everyone!


Mundane Monday: Organised Chaos

In order to roughly reorganise my clothing storage, I recently bought moving boxes to throw in everything I wasn’t currently wearing, and to leave it to be sorted out at a later date.

The more clothes went into the boxes, the more hangers piled up on the bed, so I put those in a basket, thinking I’d organised them. However, taking a proper look the other day, I was thinking they might be in a basket, but it still looks chaotic, especially if you try to fish one out. Kind of an organised chaos.

MM - Organised Chaos

For more contributions to Mundane Monday hop over to Trablogger’s photography challenge # 134.


Decay Day - Pink Peony June

Beauty In Decay, Uncategorized

Beauty In Decay

Life, Uncategorized

One Person’s Junk…

Fleamarket Find

…is another person’s treasure. Although I’m sure this set did not start out as junk, but let me start at the beginning.

A few weeks ago I met a friend for breakfast in the city. It was a Saturday and, therefore, flea market day. Walking towards our meeting point, I ogled the stalls from the corner of my eye. Then my friend and I talked about flea markets and found that we a) both found a lot of the stuff to be just filthy old crap and b) were both crap at bartering.

So after I told her that I’d always wanted to find something nice for the food blog, like an old tea or coffee set, we decided to walk through the flea market with our eyes open and then we’d see whether we’d try bartering.

Shortly after that we both looked at the above set at the same time, looked at each other, my friend said “What’s it worth to you?”, I said “5 Euros, 8 max”. She held up the set, the guy called over “4 Euros” – and we were both totally baffled because we hadn’t expected that at all. Huh. Below what I’d have been prepared to pay. I said yes, not even trying to barter, and he wrapped it up. While he did so, my friend asked if he wasn’t going to tell us the story of this piece. His answer was he bought it at an estate sale, which probably means he paid even less than 4 Euros.

I went home very, very happy, wondering about who had owned this set and kept it in such good condition for probably a very long time.