Easteregg makeover

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The traditional norwegian easter egg! Colorful and playful, not necessarily pretty :-)

I´d had a few laying around. So I decided to redesign one.

Using left over wallpaper and supermatt paint I gave it a delicate green makeover.

So simple.

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The Kay Bojesen monkey

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The wooden monkey we all know was born in 1951. Kay Bojesen was asked to make a coat hanger for an exhibition of children’s furniture. This decorative design sweetheart is intended to hang from it`s hand, and to hang things from it´s feet! That`s why they are shaped as hooks.

The monkey has a cheerful and childish look. “Don’t be timid,” says Bojesen of the creative process. “There’s got to be a bit of circus in it.”

Designer Kay Bojesen, originally a Silversmithhad, had a true talent. He brought wood to life, and became world-famous for creating wooden toys that had soul and humour. Fures that appeal to the child within us. With more than 2000 pieces to his name, Kay Bojesen was one of Denmark’s most prolific artisans in the 20th century.

Recently I visited the 5 generation old familiy company Brdr. Krüger which produces the monkey today, right outside of Copenhagen. Bojesen died in 1958 at the age of 72. His heritage is guarded closely by his four grandchildren.

And this is how the monkey is made! Carved out of blocks of wood. The belly is made of two differnt wood types carefully glued together. Then finely sanded, oiled and put together to perfection by hand. Remarkable!

Do you have one? What do you use it for?

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Small moneky bellies carved out of blocks of two types of wood. Sweet arent they!

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A taste of summer!

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Lemon. Tasty sour, but so refreshing.

Squeeze the juice out of a bunch of lemon and pour in a glass jug. Fill up with an amout of water that suits you! You don`t need sugar!

Especially good in the morning on a empty stomache. In the eveing add a slice of lemon or some lemon juice to a hot cup of water.

The say it has a cleansing effect, strenghtens your immune system, balances ph levels and gives you a boost of vitamin C and antioxidants.

I don`t mind that at all!

For more healty tips check this blog

Enjoy!

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Easter giveaway

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Easter countdown. Time for a giveaway!

Do you want to win this Royal Copenhagen porcelain bonbonniere?

Truly delicate! Drawings inspired by the dinnerware Flora Danica (year 1790)

To participate:

1 point -leave a message on my blog (include how many points you have.)

1 point -share about the giveaway on your blog

1 point -follow me on bloglovin

1 point- share on facebook

The more points, the better chance you have winning!

Again; Let med know how many points you have!

The giveaway ends Saturday March the 28th.

Good luck!

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