Have you started your summer holiday yet? Well, we will soon…it’s time for the midsummer this weekend and after that there’s only one week of work for Mikko and then, off we go!
This summer we’ll propably hang out at Saarijärvi over at grandparent’s and maybe there’s going to be few shorter trips to Rovaniemi (arctic circle…where the Santa lives), Stockholm and Kajaani, which is my home town (I moved away 1996).
But hey, now to my latest find I did on friday. It’s this cute little stool. The bottom says Lahden puutyö (Lahti woodwork), so It’s finnish and propably from the 50′s or so. I love it so! I redid the fabric cover from this old curtain and now it’s pretty classy and simple; just the way I like it. Almost everything in this pic is second hand. Well, almost everything.
The white table is from Skanno and my auntie has made the mat.The mat was originally going to my beloved grandmother Matilda, but then she suddenly passed away and the mat was homeless. And I came for rescue. My auntie Mirkku told everyone this story at the grandmother’s funeral. She told about the mat and how she and grandmother had discussed about the suitable colors:
“I don’t care what the colors are, as long as the mat can hide as much SH** as it’s possible!”
For that, it’s perfect, I think.
Well, back to the livingroom. The shelf is from the retro plastic moduls, Palaset, designed by Ristomatti Ratia and manufactured by MK-Tresmer Oy. Palaset is perfect for vinyls! I found this set from the net auction and it cost 80 euros! It was my lucky day!
Lamp on the table is from Pentik and the drawer from net auction Huuto.net (it cost 10 euros). On the Skanno table there’s this old mushroom enamel bowl that I got from very dear person once (I miss you Paavo!).
It’s designed by Kaj Franck and the illustration is Esteri Tomula’s. Isn’t it fab? These babies are pretty prizy nowadays.
But now, off I go! I’ll be back somewhere during the midsummer to tell you about the midsummer traditions we have here in Finland. IF I’M NOT TOO DRUNK (ha-ha-haa, just kidding, but very finn-like huh?!)