Friday, 27 June 2008

Our new outdoor wall-lights - Unsere neuen Außenleuchten

We searched a long time for outdoor wall-lights that fit our new house... we found some and I think they look good and match perfectly. It´s not easy to choose from too playful designs and too modern unemotional ones and much more difficult if you also have to look for the price.....

Wir haben lange nach passenden Außenwandleuchten für unser neues Haus gesucht, gefunden haben wir diese und ich denke sie passen perfekt. Es ist echt nicht einfach Leuchten auszusuchen aus einem Angebot von viel zu verspielten und viel zu nüchternen, modernen Modellen. Vor allem wenn man auch noch auf den Preis achten muß....

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Little French break - Kleine französische Pause

I promissed you to make some pics of my latest book "French
Country Living". So I made me a bol of coffee with milk and
sugar and had a little break. Today it was a very nice summer's
eve and a perfect atmosphere to make these pictures, I hope
you'll enjoy!
Book information: "French Country Living" by
Caroline Clifton-Mogg, photography by
Christopher Drake, ISBN 978-1-84597-617-0

Ich habe Euch versprochen Bilder von meinem neusten Buch
"French Country Living" zu machen. Also habe ich mir eine
Bol Kaffee mit Milch und Zucker gemacht und habe mir ein
Päuschen gegönnt. Heute war ein schöner Sommer Abend
und die Perfekte Stimmung um diese Bilder zu machen, ich
hoffe sie gefallen Euch. Infos zum Buch s. o.

Friday, 13 June 2008

My latest finds - Meine neusten Fundstücke

On Ebay I found such gorgeous old linen, mattress fabric, two very old (ca. 140 years) linen-bags. I love these old things, They are all freshly washed, now I just have to transform them in something nice like cushion covers, seat covers or table cloths.

Bei Ebay habe ich großartige alte Textilien ersteigert, darunter Leinen, Matratzenstoff und sehr sehr alte (ca. 140 Jahre) Leinensäcke. Ich liebe diese alten Stoffe, alle sind nun frisch gewaschen und warten darauf zu etwas noch schönerem verarbeitet zu werden. Werde daraus Kissenbezüge, Sitzkissenbezüge und Tischdecken nähen.

Just beautiful - einfach wunderschön

These beautiful french bols I bought at the webshop of my dear friend Bianca ( Oh I think they are more than just beautiful. The picture doesn't show their real glory. The glaze get crazed through the years and the colour of the flowers slightly faded, for me a dream of cream ware....

Diese hübschen französischen Bols habe ich im Webshop von meiner Freundin Bianca (
gekauft. Oh sie sind mehr als nur hübsch. Das Bild zeigt nicht wirklich ihre wahre Schönheit. Die Glazur ist über die Jahre krakeliert und die Farbe der Blumen ist leicht verblichen, für mich sind sie ein Traum....

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

I'm alive but to busy - Ich lebe noch, aber bin sehr beschäftigt

Hello my dears, yes I'm alive but very busy, finished a lot of things at home and I still have to do a lot and I took the time to answer the "tagged-questions" :0) Today my new book arrived - it is so gorgeous!!!! Informations and pictures will follow....

Hallo meine Lieben, ja ich lebe noch, bin aber sehr beschäftigt und habe viele Dinge zu Hause erledigt und habe noch einige zu erledigen, außerdem habe ich mir die Zeit genommen die "tagged-Fragen" zu beantworten (nur in english einfach zu viel Text)... Heute ist mein neues Buch eingetroffen - einfach wunderschön!!!!! Info´s und Bilder folgen.....

Dees from the beautiful blog Vosges Paris tagged me and here are my answers:

1) What was I doing 10 years ago?

1998! I think I must admit that my humble life is a very simple and not very thrilling one... 10 Years ago I nearly was doing the same as today, working in a very big German chemistry company as an industrial business management assistant (fulltime job), avocational sewing my bears, my husband was also my husband and our four cats were also already there. admittedly I was 10 years younger, much more gamier and much more slimmer ;0) But nevertheless it is better today! I finally have my own house...
2) What are 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order):
- leave the office earlier and go to an appointment with our landscaper to choose our future paving stones (in front of the garage and the parking) and to fix other pending points.
- Make a stop at my brother-in-law to pick up my parcel (my latest book I bought on Amazon “French Country Living” from Caroline Clifton-Mogg).
- Stop at a grocery to buy some salad, veggies, cheese and bread for our supper.
- make some new pictures of my latest buys for a new post (finally) on my blog.
- relax on the sofa, reading and viewing my new book... that’ s all for today.
3) Snacks I enjoy:
- a nice sandwich with mozzarella, tomatoes and pesto (hey dees, nearly took it over)
- Shortbreads with a cup of tea
- fresh Strawberries with self-made mint-sugar and meringue chantilly (to die for)
- I can’t deny: Palatinate Bratwurst on a fresh roll with mustard
- Latkes (Kartoffelpuffer) with applesauce and much, much more....
4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
I would give something to my parents and my sister. I would pay the credit for our house in one amount. I would quit my job right away and open my own shop with interior goods and antiques. Donate some money for an animal aid organization. Buy a house in Scotland, one in New England (at the coast) and one in the Provence. (I think the money would be gone faster than I can imagine).
5) Places I have lived:
I was born in Mannheim Germany (near Heidelberg), lived there for two years with my parents, than I lived two years in Croatia with my grandparents (I don’t really remember this time of my life, but the odors and sounds of the house and the nature – I still love them...). Than again lived in Mannheim (my whole youth). And since years I have been living in the palatinate region in a small picturesque wine-village near Bad Duerkheim (Home of the world’s largest wine-barrel). We are surrounded by thousands of vineyards and fruit trees. In our region prosper figs, Olive trees, Lavender, Rosemary, Almond trees and a lot of other Mediterranean plants. But we have also typical German Landscapes, the palatinate forest lies at our very door. The only thing I miss is the coast and the rough northern sea. You see, it is not the worst region to live... (when I find the time, I will make some pics of our landscapes)
6) Peeps I wanna know more about:
I think I will give the “goblet” to Lotta from “EnVilsenLoppa”. She’s got such a beautiful blog and is a sweet person but her blog is completely Swedish... Maybe you will find the will and time to participate and betray us something in English .... (only if you really want to.. don’t feel forced)

The rules of the game have to be posted. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 1-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer."