Tea Towels by H&M HOME

Tea Towels by H&M HOME
Images from shop.hm.com/de

I'm thinking about getting some of these pretty tea towels from the H&M HOME collection....and putting them up on my kitchen wall in a frame ;-) You can order them at the H&M online shop.

Inspirational homes: Kathrin from www.whereyourheartis.net

Inspirational homes: Kathrin from www.whereyourheartis.net
These days I'm terribly in love with the home of Kathrin from www.whereyourheartis.net. Kathrin works as software developer and lives with her boyfriend and her four bunnies in Karlsruhe, in South-West Germany. She loves decorating, sewing and crocheting and has a huge weakness for old furniture. Most of the unique pieces in her home are from ebay or from the bulk garbage (can you believe!). She gives them a new coat of paint (or several as necessary) and a second life in her lovely home. Kathrin has a great sense for style and decoration and is not afraid to use bold colors to paint her furniture — which I love. Isn't the red cabinet below is just plain a-w-e-s-o-m-e? Be sure to check out her blog and her Flickr stream .

Inspirational homes: Kathrin from www.whereyourheartis.net
All images © http://www.flickr.com/people/whereyourheartis/

Retro Dot Red Bags by storksak

Retro Dot Red Bags by storksak
Images from www.storksak.co.uk

Dear storksak! Don't you want to sponsor my blog and send over one of your pretty Retro Dot Red Bags? ;-) I love both of them so much and can't decide if I should add the Kate Retro Dot Red or the Suzi Retro Dot Red to my wishlist for 2010. Or you could also send over both of them and I'll do some extensive testing and write a little review here on my blog...Deal?!

Calendar Tea Towel by Claudia Pearson

Calendar Tea Towel by Claudia Pearson
Images from claudiagpearson.etsy.com

You gotta love this 2010 Calendar Tea Towel by Claudia Pearson, right? A lovely reminder to buy local and eat seasonal.

Claudia Pearson is a Brooklyn based illustrator - originally from London - and is currently working on her second children's book. Her work has been published in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Elle und much more well-known magazines. For more information visit her portfolio at www.claudiapearson.com, her etsy store or her blog.

Secret Blog Santa

I took part in this year's last year's Secret Blog Santa (Weihnachtswichteln) organized by Caro from sodapop and Nadine from anmutig. I know I'm terribly late with posting my Secret Santa presents (sorry for that!) but I got a nasty cold right before Christmas and I decided that it's time to take some time off. I spend quite some time on the couch trying to recover or I was running errands and getting some last-minute christmas presents. Most of the days I didn't even turn on the computer...and I have to admit I didn't even miss it as much as I thought I would. I felt much more inspired by not looking at all those inpirations online every day and even started carving some rubber stamps. I didn't feel very inspired throughout the last year but I hope to do more with my hand again this year.

Well, anyway, I wanted to share my Secret Santa presents. On Christmas Day I picked up my Secret Santa package from the post office. I received all these awesome things from from Trine. Just look at the cute pin cushion and the lovely fabric ornament she made herself. Aren't those pretty? And she also sent me the cute wooden deer stamp with an ink pad. Thank you so much, Trine. I love everything! And thank you Caro and Nadine for organizing everything. I can't wait for the Secret Blog Santa 2010!

Secret Blog Santa
Secret Blog Santa

Happy new year!

2010
From Monina Velarde's New Year's resolution generator

One of my resolutions for the new year is to update my blog more often. I'll be back tomorrow. I promise.