Driftwood DIY

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We are entering the season for candle light. That beautiful glow that gives us the warmth we long for during the winter. Copy this idea and make your winter candlelight driftwood decoration. Beautiful over a table, entrance or on you patio.

All you need is driftwood, jars/ norgesglass, metal thread and hooks!

Make it yourself. Make it the size you want.

Light those candles.

Signe

(Pictures from a cabin on the island Skorpo. Decoration Elisabeth Fjeld) 

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Retro porcelain favorites by the sea

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I have a thing for old things. Especially if they remind me of the sea, flowers or of my childhood.

My grandfather was a whaler, from the nothern part of Norway. He always took us kids out fishing. So fishing, boats or anything to do with the sea reminds me of him. No wonder I bought this nostalgic mug! A mother, father and children out in their boat, all smiling. The perfect familiy. It tells a story, from Stavangerflint. Marked Norway 3092. I recently found it at a Fretex store. But I can find any more info on the web about it…..

The little turquoise milk jug has a superfunky pattern and a color as in the caribian sea. It doesn`t have a mark underneath. Have any of you seen it before? I bought it at a local fleamarked! Like the way the pattern is so different from the mug, but still the turquoise is in both!

Talking about the sea, spring is in the air and the temperature reached to 14 degrees celcius today! Above the fjord that is! 🙂

That totally deserves a sea tea and a dip in the fjord! 🙂

Signe

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Winter palm

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I love this palm I bought last summer. Beautiful in the sun. Even more beautiful out in the snow.

I found it hard to believe it tolerates the cold so well, but it is a impressing little robust palmtree.

Etna terraccepalm (Chamaerops humilis var. Etna) is its name, originally from Sicilia.

And I must mention it has survived two hurricanes in the west, Rosendal where I live!

Now, that is a good buy!

// Signe

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The big flowerpot is from Jysk. 

Make a welcoming entrance, on a low budget!

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I love visiting people that have done a little extra with their entrance outside! The feeling of being welcome. Someone who has done the effort of making it cosy not only indoor, but outdoor too. I really appreciate that!

In belief that others share my opinion I have made my own decorative welcome comitee.

I`ve used what I already had, added natural elements and seasonal greens found in the woods.

Keep a low budget, it doesn`t have to cost much!

Here are a few tips:

-Tree trunks are perfect to use to get things higher up and the add a natural rustic look. The do not get worn out with time, just get prettier!

-Evergreen plants are a good investment. My favorite is this olivetree that is outdoor all year! Tujas come in all kinds of sizes. These small round ones are so decorative.

-I collect branches/ driftwood/ roots found on the shore. They are smooth and have an amazing grey color. Each their own patina. Driftwood contains alot of salt, which preserves them.

-Glass/ vases with tall edges like the `norgesglass` are perfect for candlelight. They protect the flame from the wind. Be sure they tolerate frost!

-There are lots of figurines made out of plaster, concrete etc…that can make an extra detail. Like this squirrel! It belonged to the people that sold me my house! I am so glad I kept it. 🙂

-Pick pine branches and lay straight on the porch, got to love that green!

Otherwise; lights chains make a lovely twinkle or glow. Unique flowerpots, made for outdoor use, can add a little extra. Choose evergreen plants in different hights.

The snow came over night, what a surprise! A perfect setting for this outdoor entrance decoration.

Signe & Julipus (cat)

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