Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Winter Moods. Milky Hues & Brights on White.

Here I am back again! 15 days passed since my previous post, but... it's still winter(! ;) so i'm not late with these visual winter moods to show you what i currently like and advice some cool gifts made-with-love to treat our dear selves!
So, today i'm inspired with:   Milky tones & brights on white,   soft ajouré knits... 
↑ UPPER PICS: KARLIE KLOSS by MIKAEL JANSSON for VOGUE .  LOWER PICS: FOTOPASTELE.LT
FELTBOOTS by a Lithuanian designer, Daiva Zgrabskė. Photo: fotopastele.lt
  PHOTOGRAPHY by PURENATUREPHOTOS + TOAST LOOKBOOK
... lush pale flower bouquets & dried arrangements, even one-piece simple ones...
... creamy, weathered tones & natural materials inside the house   outdoors winter tea party when the weather is mild...
  BOUQUET via RUFFLED BLOG    CATHERINE GRATWICKE PHOTOGRAPHY   
SAMANTHA ERIN PHOTOGRAPHY VIOLISE LUNN 
both images: VETER mag [Russian on-line lifestyle magazine]
... bright berry colours paired with crispy white
... rustic, but cosy outdoor table settings  IMAGE VIA HERE
IMAGE VIA tumblr ❅ WINTER WONDERLAND TABLE SCAPE via myoneday.ru
WEDLUXE  KATYANOVE PHOTOGRAPHY
... and now some winter closet must-haves! To see what every particular item is click to view this set of mine on POLYVORE and...

... Sure, i like everything that you can see here, but my top objects of desire from here are: Seletti porcelain TEA SET  ❅  Milky candles in ceramic jars from COMPTOIR DE FAMILLE  Lladro CURIOUS KITTENS Figurine

p.s. scroll down to another post below to see more of my recent winter finds!

Winter Gifts

... we haven't yet tried these yet [currently using other brand ;], but bookmarked to give it a try! [ in the accompanying picture: Erhan Oluk, a designer @ WINDOWS DISPLAY]
❅ ... i'm loving these suuuper cute felt... brooches made by EMIN LILIAN! Check out her FB page filled with so many curious characters! I know, when i start i won't stop until i have at least ... three four... and many more!  ;)
... shown above are: so winter-filled NECKLACE by JASMIN WINTER   
❅  EARRINGS from ANTHROPOLOGIE  ❅  whimsical MITTENS by KALONA CREATIVITY shop on Etsy   ❅  lovely little PENGUINE  [and there are charming owls too!] 
❅ and a wooden bulb BROOCH found @ IZUM-KA shop [ ... oops, they seem to have already sold it out while i was preparing the post, but there are still some others, quite similar in style, like e.g. this one]

Monday, January 5, 2015

Orange Zest & Almond Cookies

... and here's my New Year's cookies, as promised!  The recipe is from Christian Teubner and Annette Wolter's big book of pastry (original German edition: @amazon.co.uk). The cookies are were (2 jars went away in a couple of days) crunchy with a generous orange flavour. This is an easy recipe that tastes so good, especially served hot from the oven!
... featured here is my funny tea cup bought in Prague some years ago.
... and this is my first-ever made snowflake! I tried to cut it according to a scheme, but it resulted in my own design after all. :)