Monday, November 28, 2011

Alessi: Xtraordinary Xmas 2011!

Just a subtle hint, Mom & Dad ;)

Really love this Christmas video from Alessi Design! I have a couple pieces already from this collection, but praying for the Presepe nativity scene this year! :D

What's on your Christmas list this year? I would actually love to know! :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Busy, Busy and Missing My Edie!

I haven't had a moment to do anything online except the odd facebooking, since I have got here to Stavanger, Norway. It feels like I arrived only yesterday, but this is not the case at all! I have been here already for 10 days (including traveling) and heading home in a couple hours. I had such a wonderful time, and I am going to miss this place,  like I do every time I leave this beautiful country.

It will be great to get back to the cats, and of course my little Edie Marie! I will add a couple of great photos taken by my neighbour, Kathryn Cole Photography. She is all sorts of talented when it comes to the camera, and it was so awesome to have such a last minute photoshoot. (literally the day before we left) and Nicole is just so fun!
Making a face that reminds me so much of my late Gramma, here :)

I also literally missed the boat for the airport. I got on the ferry and realized I didn't have my purse which equals everything I need in life to go anywhere, so we had to back out and head back. Now, I am waiting for the 4:15 am to take me a couple steps closer to home. I have super long waits at the airports - so I really hope I can pass out when I fly to make it feel a little shorter :)

I can't wait to bite those little cheeks, though!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Remembrance Day

Lest we Forget. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Let Christmas Begin with Alessi!

I will totally admit this was the first thing I did on November 1st: I got up, went down to the basement to fetch these little lovelies  - as I couldn't wait to put them out on display!

I was so excited to take photos and share them with you all, but unfortunately I spilled hot tea onto my track pad that was already on the fritz and had to hand it over to the Apple people to fix. (Thank goodness that this was the only problem and now it's working like new again!) 

I've been looking at these two pieces by Italian designer Massimo Giacon for good couple of years now, and I finally thought it would be really sweet to have them, and to pass on to Miss Edie for her future Christmas home one day. I can't really express how beautiful these pieces are, and I have wrote in the past of how much I love Alessi, I am on a proper kick again. These things aren't cheap but I believe in quality over quantity :)

Here I have the "Christmas Cowboy" figurine and "The Hug Tree" -  both designed by Mr. Giacon. They also carry a beautiful gloss on top as they hold their own on my kitchen shelf! I linked them so you can check them out and find them at a store near you if you adore them as much as I do!