yesterday, another rainy day. brilliant! well, at least i can say that these days make me feel really happy for working at home. it feels so good to get out of bed, making breakfast, and don’t stress out about driving to work, or umbrellas, or rain coats! it feels good to work cozy at home, in the silence listening to the rain! and of course, after i moved my office to the living-room, i can look through the window and embrace the weather.
i bought a few herbs this weekend and change them into pots! they are probably going outside, but i loved them by the window sill like this. and the light was so beautiful. anyway, indoor plants and rainy days sometimes make me happy!
rain is kind of poetic actually… but i’m ready for spring. come on spring, you can run, but you can’t hide. let’s go girl, you can do it, don’t let all this rain get to you!
it’s interesting how things evolve in our homes and how you do things that you didn’t usually do. i always found really interesting to read those stories of people who find couches, tables, and other furniture pieces on the street, ready to get dumped, bring them to their homes and give them a new life. a new fabric, a new colour and recycled furniture is ready to another life, ready to gather more stories of that family, ready to be a part of that home and the daily life of those persons. however, here in portugal we don’t find furniture on the street that often, and for most people picking those from the street into our homes, might be weird.
nevertheless, whenever i see something on the street to get picked up by the city hall men, i always try to figure out if i can use any of those pieces at home. usually things are completely broken and i have no means to save it, or by saving it i would be spending a whole lot of money. but here and there i find something that is worth taking with me! and the good thing is that mr twiggs is already into that mode too! i’m so proud of him!
here are three things we brought recently from the street! and i decided not to paint either of them, because i like their raw state!
an old drawer i found next to a tree. it was immediate “oh cute, you’re coming with me!”. when i’m walking mr kobe, i often come home with things, most of the times, just fruit wooden boxes to paint and use here and there. but i loved this small drawer with a dark grey colour! it serves so nicely hanging on this wall! and that is the living-room you are seeing and that is the door to the kitchen!
these two tables were brought by mr twiggs! he found them on the trash, and i like them like this. i was going to paint them white, but then i liked the way their raw look contrasts with the silver, the glass and the mirror! and of course, those ikea pillows also help on that corner!
i’m also a fan of using greenery around the house and branches i bring from my walks with mr kobe! i want to sew some hearts and hang them on the branches one day! so this is it for today! have a lovely weekend you all!
hello there and happy weekend! this is just a quick post to show some details of our new house. after moving in the end of september the truth is we’ve been merely combining things around and haven’t yet shopped for anything new, though we are much in need, like lamps, curtains and rugs (oh please, give me rugs!). but today i felt like taking a few pictures around some details to share with you.
one thing i’ve been noticing a lot, and actually still trying to figure that out, is the light in this house. i love the new house, it’s way bigger than our first one, but the light here is tricky. we don’t have as much light as we did, and for me that is kind of a bummer. but of course, the fact that we have a walk-in closet, an office for me, and a backyard makes it less important. the thing is when taking and editing the photos, i realized that it took me a while to get the editing done, feeling it right, because it’s such a different place. and the light available, either coming from windows or furniture itself is really important. oh ok, rambles of a photographer, nevermind, let’s see the place!
and these are my brand new flats and the floor we have on this place… love it so much! though i keep dreaming about painting in another colour, not white, but another colour. but those are just dreams, my landlord wouldn’t approve of course!
above, my inherited rotary black phone! love it and will also paint it in another colour! a spring project maybe! below is our hallway, in decent size now! it’s one of the two rooms in the house, which doens’t get any natural light. we have that lamp lit all day long to create a cozy mood when we pass through there. and the giant leaf from a plant on our backyard! just a little greenery here too! oh as you can see christmas is already showing in some details!
and these are from my office! plants, books, lenses and photos. the usual! there is still such a long way on this room, as well as in any other room to be honest! and yes, that is me and one of my best friends on top of an elephant in india! such a happy day for us! and this is it! will come back with more in a few weeks, i hope! and now let’s have fun on the weekend, shall we?