Monday, 12 September 2011

Shortening days




Little by little 
the hanging basket and flowerpot displays outside 
have drowned or are giving-up on the lost summer.



So, once again, the indoors beckons
with flowers and candles.



A little rose made of concrete 
reminds me of  June roses.
I love these Scandinavian minimalist candle holders 
called Kivi,
designed by Heikki Orvola  
and made at the Finnish glass works Iittala.  




Crowns give me a fairytale feeling:
there's almost something 
theatrical about them.





I haven't decided what to do with this heavy, iron
half-crown,
so, it is just resting a while here.



Anna

20 comments:

  1. hello :o)
    I love your beautiful white cyclamen and your pretty candles, i am looking forward to cosying up this autumn x
    thank you for your sweet comments on my blog, so glad i have found yours.
    jooles x

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  2. Hi Anna,

    It does all look lovely!

    Madelief x

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  3. What beautiful displays - you have given me so much inspiration. x

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  4. The crowns and the cyclamen are absolutely gorgeous and yet again, I love the contrast with my life here. It's been scorching hot today and the streets seem busy and more Spanish than ever - so the cool, calmness of your blog is delicious. Thank you! Axx

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  5. the crowns are lovely...such an interesting profile....

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  6. Hi Anna I love the simplicity of your styling and the clarity of your photographs - what a joy they are. Really inspiring. Francesca

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  7. Ciao Anna :)
    Your crowns collection is gorgeous! And I like very much your idea of using a crown like a sort of cage for your plants!

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  8. I like the way you have grouped the neutral coloured objects together and the way you have planted greenery in the birdbath. Lovely photos Anna!

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  9. Such beautiful photographs and simply gorgeous styling, thank you for your lovely comments on my blog x

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  10. So very stylish, all of it. I love your taste.

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  11. So tasteful. Thanks for the soothing post. Would love to have that little leaved plant I see in all the Nordic blogs...haven't come across it in the US yet.


    Thanks so much for your kind comment on my blog!
    xo
    Sandy

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  12. Thank you for the name, Anna. I'm following your blog.

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  13. Hello Ann
    What a charming blog you have. I have just put the link in to the paper sculptures article. I think I blogged to early this morning and forgot to put it in :)

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  14. Hi Anna, beautiful photos. I love your containers and your wonderful crown collection, and of course your beautiful glass tealight holders. I love the black, white and grey shades. I love crowns too, I embroidered some onto tea-towels and I love the way they look. Many thanks for your visit. I hope you are inspired to make something. Have a wonderful weekend, love Linda x

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  15. It all looks so beautiful, Anna. Love the candles!!

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  16. Such a beautiful Blog Anna.I love crowns and fairytales and new Blogs to follow :)
    xxx

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  17. beautiful desplays Anna, and lovely cool colours.
    xxx

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  18. Hello Anna,
    Simply beautiful photos, I love the collage ones. I know what you mean, things are pretty drowned and wind burnt here too. I have just one crown, I wish I'd bought more now as they look so nice grouped together.
    The chunky blue Kivi are gorgeous, so much nicer than any I have seen here which are usually quite thin.
    Have a lovely weekend, hope the sun shines for us both! x

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  19. I really love those crowns too. They look so rustic but somehow so classy at the same time - especially the way you've styled them. Gorgeous!

    Sarahx

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