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On display: string shelf

7 Mar

I have been very lazy with my series “on display”. One of my New Year’s resolution was however to post more regularly. So here comes the string shelf I decorated in our living room at the dining area. It reminds me very much of Spring and that’s why I want to post it now. I bought the shelf on ebay a few months ago and I didn’t know back then what exactly I’ll use it for. First I wanted to hang it in the kitchen but I felt that it deserves a better – more visual – place. Also it was smaller than I thought it would be and with the narrow shelfs there’s not much that it can hold. However it found it’s special purpose holding most of our tea cups and pots.


My boyfriend had a time (back in the beginning of our relationship) when we was totally into Japanese green tea. Totally with doing a tea ceremony. I can’t tell you how many times I sat on the floor in his student room back then for hours (in total) until the temperature was right and I could drink the one sip of tea just to wait for the second rehash. Don’t get me wrong: i really enjoyed the taste and apparently it’s very, very healthy. This phase is over – also because it was so time-consuming and with working full-time you hardly have time for that.


What is still left is our selection of more or less traditional tea bowls which I cherish very much. Also because it reminds me of that time. We had some of the best talks while we waited for the water to cool down to exactly 70 ° C. If I happen to grow very old, I blame all the green tea that I drank during this time.


Of course you saw already the little glass dome I made from the broken wine glass. It got it’s special place as one of the first things on this string shelf.


This cute owl is actually also handmade. With a template from Mibo Studios. I have more of their creatures but I love the owls the most. Also because they were a present from my sisters.


Remember the jewelry and cupcake stand I made with the broken foot of a wine glass? I use it now as a cactus stand. I would have never thought that this is the way I’ll use it (the most). Do you also create stuff that you use totally differently than first intended?


These cards are from the famous shopping mall Bijnenkorf in Amsterdam. These are the only souvenirs I bought and they will remind me of the great time I had in this fantastic city.


I like collecting (or making) things with our initials. I found these over 100 years old printing letters in a little town in Germany. I love the rustic look.


I use a tea tin as pot for my little Aloe Very plant. See how everything goes together? I’m so clever. (At least that’s what I think. And surely my mum.)


Now. Carry on!


I’ve got mail.

21 Jan

I was so happy when I saw that today arrived a box from maedchenwahn for me. Nothing can quite beat the feeling of serendipity snail mail provides. No wonder subscription services boom! Every time I open my mail box I have this tiny little rush of: “There might be something in there for me. Something exciting.” But it never is. Well it is, if you think bills are exciting. And leaflets. Well I don’t! So opening the mail box is most of the time the first disappointment of the day.

Well back to the package I got before I destroy the happy mood: My walls are still quite naked and I know this feeling. It’s not nice. So to add a little wall art I ordered something from etsy.

To make it more enjoyable, I share the experience of unpacking with you. Isn’t that the best. The excitement, the insecurity, the rush of Adrenaline. (Yeah, I’m that easy.)


This is the box I got. Pretty, hugh?


This is how it looked like when I opened the box. The number 013 is already a hint.


This is it! A calendar for 2013 called faces.


A nail is quickly hammered in the wall. By the way do you know why nails never go out? Because they get hammered so quickly! Muhahaha! A little joke I made up just for you! In this moment. Ha, my new calendar makes me already even more creative!

Unfotunately I can’t turn the pages without ripping them off, so you only get to see January on this blog. Yet.




To see all the pages just visit the etsy shop of maedchenwahn . What do you think. Isn’t it great?!

Now. Carry on!

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