Etsy favourites: autumn in the kitchen

1. Retro Hornsea 'Bronte' Tureen by RummageInTheJumble. 2. Mr. B's Yellow Teapot by ModernNest. 3. Saffron Hornsea Teapot by Ladiesandgentlemen. 4. Large Footed Cup by ModishVintage.
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A day at the market

I spent all Saturday morning at the very popular flea market  Els Encants in Barcelona.   They sell absolutely everything you can imagine, old and new.   I'll come back another day to buy some fabrics and trimmings. This time my only purchase was this packet of lovely oily and overly sweet churros.
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Ikea is here

Yesterday was the offical opening of Ikea Dublin after a long and hard expectation. Personally, being welcomed by people in Swedish folk costumes and ABBA music playing out loud was quite a surreal experience for me but it didn't seem to affect the Dublin hordes pushing their overloaded shopping trolleys. Happiness was in the air. Inside the building the number of children magically multiplied by ten, or maybe there weren't that many but just an optical illusion due to the fact that they were running in all directions. Adults were... [Lire la suite]
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Souvenir de Freiburg: a mini shopping guide

During my recent trip to Freiburg I spent most of the time walking around and I discovered really nice shops. I started writing down the addresses as a reminder to myself but then I thought that it would be a good idea to share my experience on the blog, so I put together this little shopping guide and map. It is based on my interests, so most of the shops mentioned are art/craft related. It was a pleasure to go exploring around the relaxed, car-free city centre on a summer day and browse all these shops. It made me very envious too:... [Lire la suite]
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Souvenir de Freiburg: a mini shopping guide (the list)

So this is the list of the shops shown in the map above, organized by category.Fabric/Yarn/Haberdashery:One of the reasons why I didn't want to come back to Dublin. In Freiburg the shops selling textiles and yarn are many, and most important: I like what they sell.- Garconne (Gerberaustrasse 7b): fabrics, trimmings, clothing, sewing workshops.- Welt der Handarbeit (Salzstrasse 37-39): yarns and accessories for knitting, crocheting, embroidery and other needlework. Fabrics (specially Aida and linen for embroidery), kits and patterns in... [Lire la suite]
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(the list continues...)

Art/Antiques/Curios: Difficult to visit all of them on a short trip. These are some that caught my eye.- Langenbeck (Gerberaustrasse 6): metal antiques and replicas for period hauses. Beautiful period tiles from Replicata.- Silvia Steinhauser (Gerberaustrasse 10): Antiques and deco shop. Items from Green Gate.- W. Scherb Antiques (Kartauerstrasse 32): small antiques shop.- Teppichgalerie Pir (Konviktstrasse 49): antique oriental rugs.- Galerie Springmann (Schusterstrasse 25): art gallery, fine prints.- Antiquitaten am Schwabentor... [Lire la suite]
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My fabric treasure

This morning, happiness in the shape of fabric. I received my latest order from Contemporary Cloth. Good price, super fast shipping. I'm looking forward to making things with it!
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Charity shop finds

I found these at a local charity shop here in Dublin. 'Irish Fine Earthenware Connemara' is written on the back. I think they used to be very popular in the 70s. I was looking for information about the manufacturer on the internet but I couldn't find anything. I love that retro olive green glaze and the motifs of the border... Is it the beginning of a collection?
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