Be in love with your life, every detail of it

– Jack Kerouac

I love spending time at home doing my own things, especially on weekends. It feels so nice to wake up with no need to hurry anywhere. This weekend I had no plans at all, only to clean around the house a little bit and just enjoy the me-time. I did my things, chilled around the house, listened to music and sipped on my coffee – p-e-r-f-e-c-t-i-o-n.wp-image-1346744168One of my things to do was to decide where to put this shelf, one of my latest flea market finds. The originally dark brown surface was partially worn out, so I decided to paint it with chalk paint I had left from previous projects. I had the feeling it would find it’s place in the house and so it did in the kitchen. I like the result! wp-image-442772751

wp-image-138649637I also got to test out the new carpet I had ordered. Originally I pictured it into the dining room but it actually works better in the living room, what do you think? As you can see, I now have curtains and I think it’s amazing what a difference they made to the room. It’s a totally new feeling in there. Even our cat, Miss Helmi, thinks it’s a cozy place.wp-image-1458749397I’ve been juicing every morning since the 3-Day Juice Challenge and did this green juice on Sunday. It included apple, ginger, lemon, celery and spinach. So delicious!

The weather on Sunday was amazing, so I decided to go out to the nearby forest to look for mushrooms. I didn’t find any, but picked some lingonberries and blueberries instead. I got company by Miss Helmi and she seemed to enjoy the trip as much as I did.wp-image-1899313607

wp-image-1290434418After my walk in the forest, I got a message from my friend, asking if I’d be up to some “therapy talk” in the forest and of course I was. Deep discussions in the forest is the best combination. And we found mushrooms!

The rest of the afternoon I spent in our home garden picking apples. The amount of apples this year is insane! We already made lots of apple juice and the plan is to make jam during the week.

This weekend really charged my batteries and I enjoyed every bit of it.

Lots of energy to your new week!

xx mybohem

The home should be a treasure chest of living

– Le Corbusier

I’m thrilled! I found a new member to our old furniture collection; a wooden sideboard which will work nicely in our living room.  It’s obviously old and it was quite dirty when we got it, in desperate need to be cleaned and freshened up. Although, I could see a great outcome in my mind, I have to admit, this exceeded my expectations – it’s simply perfect! I was lucky enough to be the first one to reserve it in a flea market and we picked it up already the same evening. It was a bargain, not expensive at all if you compare to similar ones. I’m so glad the living room is slowly taking the look and feeling, which I’ve desired.

This weekend was nice, although I felt a bit ineffective. That often happens to me when I’m having a lot of plans in my head. Today I’ll go and get myself a new project, which means I’ll have quite a few furniture already in need for new paint. I have chalk paint for that purpose, so I’ll share some of the steps with you later on.

Have a really nice Monday!

xx mybohem

 

Collect things you love, that are authentic to you, and your house becomes your story

– Erin Flett

It’s not a secret that I simply love flea markets and secondhand stuff! Our home is filled with things I’ve found on my little treasure hunts, and that’s what they really are to me, treasures. I feel like I’m saving these poor little things and giving them another chance, haha. Seriously speaking, it’s also more affordable and ecological, than buying new things, and if you ask me, it’s more fun too. You never know what you’ll find (sometimes nothing) and that’s what makes it so exciting.

Yesterday I decided to test my luck at the flea markets, and oh boy, I’m happy I did. It was a success! My whole catch is in the below photo. Almost immediately I walked into that large ceramic vase with the most beautiful color and shapes. I was thrilled, and felt it had already been a visit worth doing.

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I have a weird weakness for baskets. It doesn’t matter big or small, round or square, if it’s a basket I will at least pick it up and consider whether it’s worth buying, whether I really need it. I don’t, but at times I just can’t help myself. This time I was telling myself, I already had use for the basket, as I was anyway going to buy a big green plant, and would of course need a plant pot to put it in. So, the decision was easy – a couple euros versus 30-50 euros (as new) was quite a good deal. The other basket was just too cute to leave behind, as well as the white and turquoise tray. I like their boho vibes!

However, one of the best finds by far was this flower table. It’s old, dirty, worn and in need for a new paint layer, but in my eyes it has great potential. I will paint it at some point, but for now it works perfectly fine. I already placed it in the living room and arranged all my green plants on it. Now they can continue growing beside each other.

It always gives so much inspiration when you get new things to decorate with, and for me it often means, I’ll start cleaning up the house room by room. Today I finished up with the living and dining room and tomorrow I’ll continue with the rest of the house.

Have a good night!

xx mybohem

A home with old furniture has no need of ghosts to be haunted

– Hope Mirrlees

Our home is a mix of furniture and details that we’ve either received as gifts, inherited or found secondhand. Actually there’s only a few furniture we’ve bought new to this house. I value the stories behind things and think it makes them a bit more interesting, and often more beautiful too. I will share some of my favorite items.

This antique cupboard is one of the most precious secondhand finds I own and probably the only furniture in our home I would not trade for anything. I just love it! I was so lucky to get this and I have to say, on top of everything, it was really inexpensive. The previous owners bought it in an antique shop in Rauma, and by chance that’s the town where my grandmother was born and spent her younger years. So maybe this has belonged to someone she knew or even been in the family, you never know.

I like these decoration details and cactuses. The bookshelf is painted with black chalk paint and I just love the matte finishing it gives.

This beautiful chest was a gift to us from my in-law’s. It’s really old, presumably from the 19th century.  The Stockholm Design House Light is also a gift I got on my 25th birthday from my high school friends. I like how this combination creates a contrast between old and modern. The side tables I found a long time ago from a local flea market.

The old Singer sewing machine is heritage from my grandmother. My grand-grandmother has been sewing with this back in the days. The chair is yet one of my secondhand finds and the lamp is from a Finnish brand called Pentik. The Raku ceramic houses are handmade by me.

It’s nice to surround yourself with good memories and things that remind you of important people in your life.

xx mybohem

Better an oops than what if

– Beau Taplin

Here we go – my very first blog post! I have been planning to start a blog for such a long time. After so many ifs and buts I’ve finally gotten this far! So, I will just start out a bit easily and share one of my favorite quotes “Dream Like A Bohemian, Work Like A Boss”.

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I promise to keep this in mind also when it comes to my blog.

xx mybohem