Samstag, 29. September 2012

Time for some Tea

Leaves falling off the trees, windy outside,...Time to make myself a big pot of tea. Wish I had a selection like in the picture below of old china...

                                                Picture via Vintageteatime

Samstag, 22. September 2012

A walk through the swamps

Autumn has arrived here in Austria. In Finland August felt already like late September over here. Below some pictures from our swamp-walk from this year. It´s a trip I don´t want to miss when I am close to my Grandparents...

                                             All pictures above taken by me.


On one of these last days of summer all you need is a little bit of good ice-cream and your notebook. Find a nice spot in a park and make plans for the year!

                                                  Picture taken by me.

Dienstag, 18. September 2012

Donnerstag, 13. September 2012

Cranberry Muffins

I found it. Finally. THE best muffin recipe, I have so far ever tried out. I made a few adjustments and this is what you should try if you long for juicy, different muffins...

*2 cups    flour
*1 cup      sugar
*1 1/2 tsp baking powder
*1/2 tsp    soda
*1 tsp       nutmeg
*1 tsp      cinnamon
*1 tsp      vanilla sugar
*1 tsp      freshly grind ginger
*1           zest of one lemon or orange
*1/2 cup shortening
*3/4 cups orange juice
*2  eggs beaten
*1 1/2 cups frozen cranberries

Mix together all dry ingredients. In another bowl whisk together all liquid ingredients. Add together. Fill into 12 muffin forms. Bake at 190C for about 20 mins.

                                         Enjoy your weekend, dear 20 readers of mine :)

                                     All pictures above taken with my old, faithful Iphone.

Mittwoch, 12. September 2012

Vintage & White= Beautiful

Ahhhh....I really need to re-blog a few more pictures from the same site where I found the door-frames. I just LOVE a lot of white in a home...and since now really are the LAST days of summer over here in Vienna, I wish I could have a garden house (like below) where to sleep and dream.... ;)


                                       All pictures above re-posted via here

Door Frames

This morning I almost accidentally came across this website on facebook with gorgeous Vintage stuff. It´s amazing what you can do with door frames...

                                       All pictures above taken from here

Dienstag, 11. September 2012

Wooden Houses

There is a small city on the way to my Grandparents that we pass every summer we are there. The city is called Porvoo and it´s one of the most idyllic small towns I know. Since two years we have made it an tradition to stop there and wonder around for an hour or so and then keep on driving...Wouldn´t it be lovely to live in one of the houses in the pictures below??!


                                          All pictures above taken by me...

Sonntag, 9. September 2012

Summer Reading

One of the first things I usually do when arriving in Finland is to go to a library. The library system there is just amazing and easy. Every little town has it´s own library that is well organzied. This summer I went for a best-seller, just because it is a best-seller and I have to say that I was pleasantly surpriced. "Eleven Minutes" by Paulo Coelho opened a door into a world of a prostitute in a way that I thought I was right there in her city and walking past her from time to time...

                                               Picture above taken by me