Thursday is a pin day! Although I’m still keeping my eyes open for more Marimekko-news, I wanted to share some of my newest pins.
From glamour to more rustic. City of Honfleur, Normandy, France. I can practically smell the sea air, taste the mussels and oysters and drink the wine…Can you tell I miss France? (Or the wine. Same difference). Speaking of wine…
Over the years (ahem) I’ve amassed quite a collection of wine corks. I’ve often thought about crafting with them and I think I’ve finally found a winner. I could do miniature portraits of my friends! And they’d become a huge hit and I would have to drink more wine to keep up with the demand!
During summer (or any season really) Finns get really big on crepes or pancakes or whatever you like to call those thin slices of deliciousness. When I saw this cake, I thought immediately what a nice change this would be to a typical Finnish summer party offerings. There’s almost always strawberry cake and this is a nice twist to it. Strawberries aren’t in the season yet but I guess I can wait few weeks for this treat. (I’m heavily assuming that I will be able to get someone else to make this. I’m an eater not an egg beater. Get it?) Oh and this is called Mille Crepes. How appropriate!
My favourite section…Patterns! I’m a fan of Orla Kiely and as soon as I saw this one, I swooned. My next apartment will have a separate bedroom and even if it’s going to be rental, I’m going to wallpaper it with this. The pattern is called Giant Rhodedendron. And no, do not try to get me to say that. Especially after few glasses of wine. P.S. The lichen colourway is beautiful too.
Thrifty Finn- Snap, snap, all that.
- Dame Vivienne Westwood calls out for young poets (fashion.telegraph.co.uk)
- Vivienne Westwood B Clutch (vfjorili.wordpress.com)
- Pinterest Stop and Jot Board (techieteacherblog.wordpress.com)
- What wine drinkers do on long weekends (grandmasbriefs.com)
- France auctions Elysee Palace wine to restock more modest cellar (timesofmalta.com)
- Wine Wednesday Blog Hop #20 (eleanorprior.com)
- Baby Books by Orla Kiely (dingleyplace.com)
- 10 Most Important Things To Know About Wine (podilatokafe.wordpress.com)
- 7 Pinterest Projects We Wish We Had Thought Of (gearfuse.com)
- Marimekko, Copyrighted vol.2 (thriftyfinn.wordpress.com)