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Don’t you wonder over all the things we surround ourselves with, sometimes. Or the things we collect, or simply don’t have the ability to get rid of, or rather, don’t want to get rid of. Loads of things – the linen closet, china cabinet, a full wardrobe or a bookshelf full of books – or other things. We all have a preference for different things. We buy, we inherit, we get, we make, we collect & so on.

I have a fondness for textiles, right now bed linen & a big love for books. For a long time, it was wooden toys, cartoon movies, & certain plastic figures that my boys collected. Anyway, it’s rather fascinating what & how much stuff we gather over time. Things that may have no economic value, but of great importance for us, mostly because of the emotional significance.





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Tin cans

My sister & her husband has recently left us after five weeks visit. They moved to Los Angeles  six years ago & it’s now time to move back home to Sweden again. You have to show your favorite spots, which means a lot of different locations across New South Wales. There’s a plethora of farms, villages, communities with diverse range of markets & shops, to hyper-modern shopping centres. We were not looking to shop, I’ll have to admit. Especially because they already had done their shopping before they left LA & sent these with remaining household possessions.

In all cases, when visiting small cute communities, with sunshine & comfortable warmth, then everything looks appealing, somehow. Even things that you usually don’t look at. Believe me, you feel inspired, influenced & charmed by the attractive surroundings & the nice weather. You are never so keen on coffee as when you’re traveling around like that. Coffee & a small cookie or something sweet to nibble on, or an icecream or two. After a number of visits to different markets, second hand stores & retro decorated cafes, I have almost had enough of old cans of different kinds. It becomes so when you blazes through all these different places. Some things have a tendency to recur.

tumblr.comCute / tumblr.com

fancy.comCute & tasty / fancy.com

bloodandchampagneNice collection / bloodandchampagne

pinterest.comGood use in the kitchen / pinterest.com

fancy.comRomantic / fancy.com

smileandwave.typepad.comStill life / smileandwave.typepad.com

ariele alaskosstudioCharacter / ariele alaskosstudio

wabi-sabi.blogspot.comRustic & worn / wabi-sabi.blogspot.com

rootinteriors.blogspot.comDecorative  recycling / rootinteriors.blogspot.com

rebeckarybergskottBeautiful old fashioned style / rebeckarybergskott

google.comFor the small ones / google.com

pinterest.comClassic / pinterest.com

homebliss Stylish serving bowl / homebliss

camillatange.blogspot.ukDecorative collection / camillatange.blogspot.uk

charmingspacesRecycle & reuse  / charmingspaces

bemz.comNice on the kitchen bench / bemz.com

Take care / Marie

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