Tuesday, 2 November 2010


Autumn has come. Grey days, rain, frost and fog in the morning - time to prepare for the Christmas season, snuggle up in the sofa with a good cup of tea and light lots of candles! And craft nice things for the Christmas shows and web-shop, of course!

I have decided to make Christmas decorations for the markets I´m going to attend, I love working with flowers, making wreaths - and the garden is full of wonderful things I can use. In the picture above you see an arrangement featuring one of my small wreaths made of hops, ivy and hydrangea.

I´ve made them in different sizes, to arrange with candles, baubles etc, or to hang in a window or on the front door. Here are some more:

They make nice autumnal decorations now and can easily be upcycled for the Christmas season. Another arrangement on our dining table:

I have also made a bunch of Christmas cards which I forgot to take pictures of, so I´ll show you next time, lots of wristwarmers in nice dusky colours adorned with hand dyed vintage appliqué and lace and small purses made of vintage florals.

I love sitting in the conservatory when I´m working, especially this time of the year, as it´s so light and you almost feel you´re sitting in the garden - just with much more comfortable temperatures! Frida the Forest Cat loves keeping me company, either she snuggles up in the cushions on the daybed:

... or in one of the chairs. Look at this pretty furry ball:

Last not least I´m proud to announce that my new Fleur de Bohème website is finally finished and online, and I even created a new website for my shop La Vie Bohème. Take a look and tell me what you think - I did it all by myself, independancy rocks!!!


  1. lovely post Kirsten! I can just imagine you working away in the conservatory! I love my shawl and just posted about it! again, grazie!! xo

  2. Ohh I have to take a look!! Thank you petal - so happy you like it! When do you start new tutorials? After the Christmas season I should have time to follow one, I would love to!

    I´ll pop over to your blog now, bye!

  3. What lovely creations! I myself am looking forward to the quiet and cooler days of late autumn and winter. I do enjoy winter up til Christmas ;) then immediately start planning for spring! But love the festive times....you have such a lovely blog here! I'll go explore some more...

  4. Looks most cosy as always in your home !
    cup of tea tomorrow?? I get Minna at 12.30...

    lovely wreaths I think it's a great idea, and you do them so beautifully!!
    xx Amy

  5. Well Cat has sent me!! I lvoet ehs hawl that you created for her- I lvoe all of your work and your work space and your cats!!! I will be back again often and hope that you might pop over and visit me!!
    Happy creating !!!

  6. I love your little vintage purses there smashing lovely fabric and colours, and the flower wreaths are beautiful. Good luck with your online store.. Dee ;-))

  7. Hi Kirsten,
    sikke en dejlig blog du har, -og en skøn sommerbutik.Dejligt du fandt mig, så jeg også kan besøge dig.Du laver skønne sager.
    Knus, Dorthe

  8. Hi! it is the first time I visit your blog (blogs!) and I must said "Bravo"! I love what you do. This is very inspiring!

    Can I also said I'm "very jealous" about your train carriage? I dreamed about a little place like that since I was 10 or 12 and now I'm 56.... You are realy lucky. (No, I'm not so jealous, I'm happy for you!)
    thanks. Have a nice day

  9. You have a beautiful blog, have just come across via Caterina.
    Love all the gorgeous creations you are making.

    Happy weekend

  10. Oh my gosh, how did I miss this post? So nice to see you blogging again, Kirsten. Looks like you've been busy making lots of pretty things :) Frida is adorable!