fredag 18 oktober 2013

Second hand shopping, more nature and some crafts

Those visits to flea markets and second hand shops has decreased. I don't need to shop that much anymore. But last week we went to one just to see if they had something for us to use at the halloween party. I bought a bible from 1877 with nice graphical illustrations, not something I need but I will use it for the graphics.
I have envied Dark Entries massive collection of beautiful jackets, specially her pinstriped ones. I found a very nice one that fitted me well. Laying flat on the floor it's not visible that it's is form fitting. 


 Last weekend I woke up early. When I went to the bathroom I looked out and saw a beautiful misty and frosty morning. I couldn't go to sleep again so I asked Johan if we could take our cameras and take a walk. The photo below is upstreams by the river.



frosen raspberry leaves

Further down the stream

Remnants from the copper mine. Piles with slag like these can be found on several places around our town.

The lake downstreams is actually only 100 meters from our house, but it's not very accessible, sadly, because it is beautiful.

 I'm thinking of go skating here in winter, this part is shallow and calm so it shouldn't be too risky.

After a couple of hours  the mist was almost gone and we got a lovely autumnday.

We went for a visit at a friend of ours who recently bought an old farm, she gave me a washing cabinet I found in one of the buildings that will be torn down. I love the pale grey blue colour of it but it was impossible to clean it. I have to repaint it. I will also paint it on the inside.

She had bought four so cute and cuddly goats. I think their rectangular pupil looks funny. Do you know any other animal with eyes like these?

Moa didn't have a clue about what to dress like for halloween so I suggested that she could use my bat wings. She chosed the smaller ones to avoid poking someone in the eyes.

I had to make a pair of bat ears, matching the wings. A simple headband with black cotton rags twined around. The ears are made of steel wire and nylon socks. Some silver glitter is glued on the edges and will get a nice grey oxide colour by time.
Next week will be crazy. We have some mad preparations for the party to fix. We are nuts!

23 kommentarer:

  1. Fin jacka och supersöta öron!

    SvaraRadera
  2. Beautiful pictures of nature, and the little bat ears are so cute!

    SvaraRadera
  3. Oh, stop posting photos of the scenery...no, don't ever stop posting them, your home is so dream - like! But whenever I see your amazing pictures, I feel so locked up in this crowded, dirty and noisy city...! :)

    That Bible has such a beautiful binding, I'd love to see the illustrations in there too. I love old books but I never come across such treasure at the flea market...

    SvaraRadera
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    1. :) ok I will quit...no ;). That place by the lake is a very hidden spot.
      I took a picture inside the bible, the one with baby jesus. but the light were to bad and I didn't had the time to set up the camera stand again.
      On the clothes department there hanged a 1900 ca black coat with embroderies and a pin striped dress from the same era. But not for sale. I told my company that I died a little.

      Radera
  4. Pinstripes *and* damask! I love both of those prints, but together they're stunning <3
    And so are the landscapes you photographed by the way. Some of those pictures seem taken from a fantasy book or something like that. They really are beautiful.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thanks :) It was a real bargain that jacket and in mint condition. The first photo is the scenery I had every morning I drove to Alfons first school.

      Radera
  5. You are SO lucky to live in such a beautiful place. Don't stop posting the pics, I NEED to see them!! :-)

    SvaraRadera
  6. The scenery photos are gorgeous! Such a beautiful landscape, almost ethereal with the mist. :)

    The jacket is a great find! I love the print and contrast fabric details.

    SvaraRadera
  7. Vilka otroligt vackra höstbilder!!!
    Kram,
    Regina

    SvaraRadera
  8. Oh, if only all rural areas were as beautiful!

    That jacket and bible are quite a find! How beautiful they both are!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. If you don't have a grand scenery, then look for the lovely details.

      Radera
  9. Such beautiful pictures! I love the mist and the frost - both make the most ordinary scenes look spectacular, don't they? I haven't been thrift shopping for so long. I have to wait until we get into our new house to see if there's room for anything new! Oh, that's a lie actually. I bought a new piece of taxidermy on eBay last week. Once a hoarder, always a hoarder. LOL

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Absolutely, and this morning was incredible. The trees were thick with built up frost and a clear blue sky.

      Radera
  10. That jacket is a great find! And my goodness, your neighborhood is breathtaking. Lovely photos!

    SvaraRadera
  11. Wow what a beauty! :O You do have an amazing optical treasure in your neighbour especially when nature gives extra points with the mist and frost!! I love the book and the jacket!! Those bat ears ^-^ so adorable :D

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I'm very glad that I live in a town with lots of nature around.

      Radera
  12. Gorgeous photographs! What a beautiful area you live in. I really miss the northern hemisphere autumns. We don't have as many deciduous trees in Melbourne.

    SvaraRadera
  13. Second Hand <3 Jag bara önskar jag kunde hitta lite roligare kläder...
    Jättefin bibel, gillar gamla biblar. Ganska lustigt att vi lyckades hitta varsinn bibel från just 1877. :) Så ja, nu äntligen har jag också hittat mig en gammal fin bibel. ^^
    Gillar fladdermus-outfiten!

    SvaraRadera
  14. These photos are breathtaking! Especially the one of the mist across the water. I'd love to be standing on that little dock in my best corset and ballgown skirt - that would make an awesome setting for an outfit post! ;)

    Your new jacket is gorgeous. I hope you'll post photos of you wearing it!!

    SvaraRadera
  15. Vilka vackra bilder, fint område du bor i! Jackan du fyndat såg häftig ut, alltid kul att hitta snygga kläder som sitter bra :)

    SvaraRadera
  16. oh my god, you live in such beautiful surrounding!! Photos looks so good that you can actually frame them :) oh my..

    SvaraRadera