Dec 16

In my home neighbourhood there are many nice shops and also studio spaces of creative folk that often feature interesting window displays. The craziest and most hilarious window belongs without a doubt to textile artist Sirkka Könönen, who is known (among many other things) for her incredibly ornate and skillfully knitted clothes and accessories. They are not at all my style, but the window of her studio/shop/showroom always makes me… Read more

Dec 15/Keys of Calm

Keys of Calm earrings, just in time for that last minute holiday stress :)! Keys of Calm earrings featuring goldstones, freshwater pearls and silver. Kynoch cycles. Old print of a very old ad.

Late again but this is Dec 14!

I was supposed to take a few jewellery photos today to add to my advent calendar but surprise, surprise: not enough light! And now I’m late with my post but what’s new? This time I’ll just share some images from about five weeks back when we spent a lovely week in dear old Stockholm… Autumn leaves Long Shadows. I often wish I was taller! Adorable little gallery Stockholm thrift stores… Read more

Dec 13

This Christmas I’ve decided that as many as possible of the gifts that I’m giving will be either… 1) Self made or handmade by others Eye of the Storm necklace 2) Vintage Vintage treasures at Kolme toivomusta store, Kalevankatu 33, Helsinki. 3) Something to eat or drink La Gourmandise by George Barbier via here as always. What are your christmas gift plans?

Dec 12/Tee und Tanz

Javanese earrings Scent of Summer bracelet Cover detail from some German vintage sheet music “Tee und Tanz”.

Dec 10/Citrus!

An orange per day keeps the winter bugs away. Yellow Berries earrings. Just what the doctor ordered for winter!

Bright Star

Tonight I’m going out for some tapas with the girls after work. There’s supposed to be quite a blizzard (again) right about that time so I hope to make it through the city in one piece and without any broken ankles. One participant might be wearing this, Bright Star. Only a few weeks old and already been to Paris with her as well. Lucky bracelet! Bright Star bracelet

1865, 1980, 2010

Finnish composer Jean Sibelius was born 145 years ago today. From this year on December 8th is a national flag day. I think it’s well deserved. Sibelius’ violin concerto has me in tears every time at a certain point. John Lennon was shot to death by a sick lunatic in New York 30 years ago today. I remember that day. I was six years old. My elder sister sat in… Read more

Dec 7

With almost half a meter of snow outside my window and no sun in the sky, I want to remember the lighter and brighter days of Spring and Summer. Going for a new pair of the Days of Gold earrings and a bracelet to match… Days of Gold earrings Days of Gold bracelet