Monday, January 26, 2009

Karin goes crafty...

There is a trend in home dec here in Sweden both on the blogs and unfortunately in the magazines too. They are dominated by mostly women who compete in who can paint most things with white paint. This style is called french, danish or even just country. This has also led to a lot of opening of shops that sell white things and suitable things to decorate with in zinc, wire etc. I do attend one of these shops on occation and on my last visit I saw a big box of matches with a piece of wallpaper glued on with a rosy pattern on white ( of course!) background and a piece of lace tied around it. The pricetag was 99 crowns thats about 10 euro...

I bought 2 plain matchboxes from the supermarket for 25 crowns and glued pieces of som nice paper that I had in a box, intended for scrapbooking ( I will tell you my opinion on that later ) Anyway after doing the first box; to the right ( I later removed the yarn ) I recalled having this card from a restaurant in Bologna that I kept for about 10 years. I added a piece of lace made by my maternal great grandmother, two pieces of cinnamon and later a flower of staranise.

"I ate at Pietro´s"

"I went to another place"

2 comments:

Annika said...

Great idea - what are the matchboxes for? Just sort of something to put on a coffee table? Something to hang on the wall? Your's looks so fun - I love that restaurant card!

karin said...

I just put it on the coffetable. I should really taken a picture before I put the paper on them becourse swedish matchboxes have a cute little boy in silouette made by a famous artist around 1940 or something...