Last year I posted photos of my summer balcony as it took shape and I thought I’d show you the process of this years summer balcony as well. Last years colour theme was blue, red and white. This years colour theme will be turquoise, red and white. Not much difference there. Since one of the balcony walls is blue some shade of blue feels like an obvious colour choice.
There are no flowers yet. It’s slightly too early to plant stuff so I’ve just began the decorating. This may not be exactly how I’ll arrange things in the end.
This turquoise polka dotted cloth is called a “vaxduk” in Swedish. That directly translates to “waxed cloth”. I have no idea what it’s called in English. Whatever it’s called, it’s new and I like it. The candle and candle plate are also new.
I found a couple of photos of my apartment from when I had just moved in. I hadn’t even unpacked or decided where exactly to place my furniture when these photos were taken. This was before renovations. Before I bought most of the furniture I have today. It’s hard to see anything of the home I have today in these pictures.
I’ve decided that I need a rococo desk. A black or white one. The problem is that the pretty antique ones are too small for my needs. I need to be able to place my Wacom tablet in front of my laptop which requires a depth of at least 60 centimetres but preferably even more. Second hand rococo style desks generally aren’t that big. There’s the option to buy a new desk but the two models I’ve found which I like both have problems.
This beautiful desk from Vasahem is too expensive.
This desk from IKEA is, if you see it in real life, actually more brown than black. I hate brown. Actually I hate all wooden furniture which aren’t painted. So if I bought this I’d have to repaint it myself. If I have to repaint a desk I’d rather buy a cheap second hand one than a expensive brand new one.
This past week I’ve been busy with all kinds of Christmas preparations but I haven’t posted a single photo of anything I’ve been doing so here’s a bunch of pictures, mostly of this years decorations.
Here’s the 2012 Christmas tree. Same as last year + three new sets of ornaments. I call it my Winter Wonderland Christmas tree because I think it looks like something straight out of a Christmas fairytale.
I bought these adorable ice creams spoons a while ago. There’s whole collection of cute spoons like these with ice cream and cupcakes. I want them all but at the time I could only afford one of the sets.
Today I bought five of these from Rusta. I’m thinking about buying five more but I don’t know since they were quite pricey at 40 SEK ($6 €5) a piece. I’ll probably buy five more anyway because they’re oh so pretty! Last year I bought ten glass cupcake ornaments from Rusta which are also oh so pretty. This is what my Christmas tree looked like last year. It will look pretty much the same this year only I’m adding a few things. I love my Christmas tree. It’s so very me! A green tree with traditional decorations just isn’t very Angelica. Everything in my home has to be very Angelica, including Christmas decorations.
Two days ago my kitchen underwent some renovations.
After. New white cupboards, black handles and a black work bench board.
Before. Fugly cupboards yellowed by time and fugly wooden handles.
Yesterday I ordered new kitchen cupboard doors, handles and a work bench board.
Today I bought a cupcake scented candle at Lagerhaus.
I found these on Etsy in this shop. Aren’t they adorable? I haven’t got the room for something like this in my home but it made me think about making a Halloween tree this year. Just paint a branch black and hang some gothic stuff in it. I’ve seen others do that and thought it would be a fun project.