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It is a lot of festivities and events this time of year. At home, at work & with friends. Sometimes it’s not so much about what is offered but more about how to experience the environment and how it feels. And that can be easily achieved with relatively simple means and a little creativity. Tablecloth, napkins, lots of candles of various heights and many translucent vases and glass for the transparent effect’s sake – especially toward evening.




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Table setting

Table setting in our home is very basic – tablecloth, crockery, napkins, candlesticks & cut flowers are usually in natural colors with an occasional color. This picture is quite the opposite & perhaps something that we could take on, when in the mood. 



Take care / Marie

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Festivities are closing in and people here & there are starting to get together for the yearly party with neighbours  work, schoolmates, business partners – and of course family & friends.

It’s always the company you surround yourself with that makes the event, no doubts but why not spice it up with some colour & decorations to make it more memorable & inviting.

muubs / instagram


Take care / Marie

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New year

So, here we are again – a new year with new opportunities. What do you think – will we do things differently, make better decisions, learn from the old, learn from mistakes. Sometimes it’s difficult to see the small steps we take, that actually changes & improves. Moreover, we live in the future more than the present. We are in such a hurry with everything that we miss the essential. To actually live in a slow trot & experience things up close. You may already live your life the way you want, at the pace & the lifestyle you aspire. Good on you then, congratulations & keep it up!

I for my part, want more peace & quiet around me. To be able to think & complete a thought without losing the thread. To have time for what’s important & the possibility to opt out things that takes time & energy, unnecessarily. It’s easier said than done. To continuously refine, modify & improve, is a big part of life. What is precious is up to each one, of course. It seems to me that time is that which is most sought after by many. It might be worth considering what we make of our time. Properly used, perhaps, we don’t need more time.

I hope you will achieve some of your dreams for the coming year. Above all, that you will stay healthy & strong with near & dear. I hope that you get to experience many happy moments & sees possibilities  that pops up around you.

Thanks for taking the time to follow my blog during this first year. Also for all your nice comments & encouragement. Whatever you do, remember to live in the present. Here & now!

Here’s a mix of various images that might fit into the celebration of the new year.



Sparkling festivities / ulrikaekblom


Crackling & glittering activities / Flickr.com


Nice on the table / designcoholic


Festively dressed / nymag.com


Same with table accessories / inspireddesign


 Simple pleasures / google.com

3 livethemma choklad

Suitable for two / livethemma


Suitable for some more / livethemma

aibob via wordpress

New years eve in Sydney / aibob via WordPress


So true / thistooshallpass

Many thanks again for all sweet comments & support.

Take care / Marie

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Strings of lights / 218

Christmas – the most enlightened feast during the year, don’t you think. The world should be filled with lamps in various forms as well as outdoor lighting, lightstrings, candles, lanterns, well – what else, yes I forgot the fireplace too. It creates a certain feeling, using lighting here &  there … depending on which feast you are celebrating, what colors you’re using plus where & how much lighting to use. I live in a place where we have dark nights despite a lovely light from early morning to late evening…so we need some help to light up our lives. In this way, this is a great season.

I arrived home late from work one evening & thought lightning had cracking down on our street. But not at all, it was one of our neighbors who had been decorating with all the light that can be bought in the world, in his garden. They live a few houses away from us & I became completely dazzled. I drove by slowly as well as gently & when I  passed, I returned into total darkness again. An amazing experience, I must say … but definetivt not an aesthetic one … but more as an unexpected thing that you do not believe can happen, if you don’t experienced it. It might be cruel to say that it wasn’t beautiful, after probably fairly hard work, but nonetheless an experience, which of course is not bad in itself 🙂

Festive with strings of light around the mirror / cherryblossom

Very few things can create a festive atmosphere such as lighting / dyingofcute

A glittering world / hautefavesdeux

Create your own Christmas tree / imgfave.com

Beautiful staircase with simple means / kristinblossom via tumblr

Guided entre – festively atmosphere / kristinblossom via tumblr
Use light strings where it suits you  / ruemagazine

Create your own little world / shelterness.com

Smallish but effective / Google.com

How about an enlightened landscape on the chest of drawers /splendidwillow.com

Quite enough in the right part of the room / vogses

Beautiful entrance / tumblr.com

Decorative preparation / pinterest.com

Sometimes it needs no more / flickr.com

Suitable for outdoor use / restorationhardware

Happy holiday / Marie

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