Monday 16 March 2009

Home Sweet Home...

I recently set up my flickr photostream and my God, it´s addictive!! But I still found time for a little bit of shopping, bumped into this great flower-fairylights in the local shop and had to have them! They look nice draped around my tailors dummy with the vintage slip, don´t you think?

The cupboard is a fleamarket find that I´ve painted in a nice pale yellow shade and the scarf is a gift from my friend Tracy.

I made some more pictures of our home and my favourite vintage goodies for the flickr site.

Here you see a corner of our living room. On the blue cabinet a collection of beautiful ceramics made by my friend Laila Witt. The painting is the work of another friend of mine and the lovely vintage Chinese lantern was given to me by my generous and dear friend Tracy who had found it during a holiday in Brighton.

Some vintage goodies from my studio. The mirror is a fleamarket find as is the beautiful tin, the doilies and the vintage pearl necklace. The metal lace in the foreground is just stunning and comes from France and the other lace is a mix of ebay and fleamarket finds.

I have to show you this, too. It is a vintage angel from the 20ies and it comes from my home country, Germany. She looks like a beautiful fairy as she looks down from the top of my vintage Dutch mirror. I found her on ebay, the picture was quite bad so I didn´t really know what I had purchased befor the parcel arrived and oh so happy I was when I saw her! Look at the teeny tiny candle!! The seller had a blond version too and I´m so cross with myself I didn´t buy this one too!!! I guess I just have to enjoy the one I have.

The last two things I want to show you is recent work - I don´t want you to believe I´ve been lazy! The picture above shows my latest cuff. It´s built around a piece of vintage jewellery and made of layered silk and lace and embellished with a vintage appliqué, pearls of an old necklace, glassbeads and hand embroidery. The cuff was inspired by Sophia Coppolas film "Marie Antoinette" which I recently saw again.

This brooch is inspired by "Marie Antoinette", too. It´s made of a lacy vintage serviet ring combined with hand dyed tulle and embellished with lace, sequins, trim and beads.

If you want to see more, check my flickr photostream. See you soon!


  1. ooooh, the cuff is lovely!
    That film is amazing....costumes and sets are all so gorgeous....lots of ideas there! x

  2. Oh dear, I don't know where to start!
    Your home is just so beautiful.
    Your art is inspiring and just a total pleasure to look at.

  3. I just discovered you through your flickr stream. Your photos are amazing and your home is drop dead gorgeous!

  4. Thank you all so much for your lovely comments!!

  5. Hi Kirsten, love the cuffs and all your wares wares are just smashing. Am going over to check your flickr.:) hugs, Amy

  6. Everything looks so lovely and beautiful!

  7. hallo kirsten,
    das ist ja fein, danke für deine flickr-mail...
    ich würde dich gerne verlinken!
    von dem kleiderschrank bin ich total begeistert, so eine schöne farbe!
    lasse liebe grüße da,

  8. Hallo Sylvie,
    vielen Dank für die netten Worte, ich liebe die gelbe Farbe des Schrankes auch ;-) Wenn du mein voriges posting durchschaust, findest Du am Ende des Textes einen link zu boboho, die haben ein feature über unser Haus mit virtuellem Rundgang gemacht, kannst Du ja mal vorbeischauen wenn Du Lust hast.

    Du darfst mich gerne verlinken, ich werde Dich auch in meine blogliste aufnehmen.

    Liebe Grüsse, Kirsten

  9. Hello Kirsten~
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment:) Your work and studio space is lovely--the cuff bracelet is beautiful!

    Take care,

  10. pretty stuff!

    love your conservatory room as well!!! You are lucky to have such a beautiful space!!

  11. Hi Kirsten~
    It IS a shame that you are across the ocean in another country--it really would be fun to talk and share notes about crochet, lace, beads, fibers and jewelry! Bead crochet is my perfect medium--I've had a love affair with both jewelry and textiles for years, and this allows me to combine the two of them! Do keep in touch and let me know how your own bead crochet projects progress--you've got such a wonderful color sense and eye for textures that I'm sure you're going to create some really stunning things!
    Take care,
    ps--are you on flickr? I'd love to add you as a contact on there :)

  12. ach kirsten,
    ich habe es gerade angesehen, gemeinsam mit meinem sohn (der ist 8 ;)
    und wir sind beide begeistert!!!
    ALLES ist hinreißend zauberhaft schön!
    du hast uns beide angespornt ;)
    liebe grüße

  13. Ivy:
    We definitely have to keep in touch, your work is so inspiring!! And now we´ve found each other on flickr it´s even easier! Have a nice weekend and thanks for your lovely words!

    Vielen Dank!! Es war so viel Arbeit, das Haus zu renovieren, es war wirklich heruntergekommen, aber wir haben es vom ersten Augenblick an geliebt. Der Garten ist auch toll, 3000 m2 Bauerngarten mit vielen alten Bäumen und grossem Gemüsegarten. Viele liebe Grüsse an Euch + ein schönes Wochenende!

  14. I love your are so good with colors

  15. You have a lovely blog with beautiful art !
    love ♥RINI♥