Thursday, 8 August 2013

Tassels, Hot Chocolate & Tea Baths

My working day Yesterday:
I had meetings in town yesterday and thought I'd run a few errands whilst there. I don't get into Stockholm very often and as I was there of course I visited Folckers. They have a beautiful old shop with original shop fittings absolutely crammed with ribbons and trims and loveliness.


Then I went to my favorite cafe in Stockholm Cafe Tj√§rlek and had a delicious rich lactose free hot chocolate.

Then I came home and finished this pretty cushion you can see in the background...

And lastly I experimented with tea dying. I've got an almost pathological dislike of the colour white. I love cream and ivory, but there is something about bright white that leaves me cold so I wanted to warm up this wonderful vintage tablecloth I was given. I watched a tutorial on youtube but I've never done this before and I stupidly forgot to remove the actual tea bags before I put the cloth in the tea water. That means there are lots of horrible brown stains which are a reminder to do it properly next time, lesson learnt. It's only to cover a small table on my stand at the trade show coming up and I'll probably put another lace cloth over anyway, so all will be well.

2 comments:

  1. I can see your blog it fairly new but I'm a huge fan of your vintage pillows and love them so much.

    The little cushion in the background is so inspiring.

    Best wishes
    Selenarte

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    1. Aw, thanks so much, that warms my heart :-)

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