Thursday, May 27, 2010

Country living

It probably does not come as a surprise to most of you that have been following my blog that I live in the countryside. Waaay out in the countryside! I live in a village though so I am surrounded by lovely neighbours!

I looove the British editions of Country Living and Country Homes and Interiors. If you cannot get your hands on these you can get inspired here.

I do not call myself a gardener. But I have a garden and for the years we have been living in this house I have been trying to figure out how to take care of it. I love working in my garden and I am in love with peonies. I have a few, but plans are to get some more. My love for peonies go way back to my childhood. My maternal grandmother had lots in her garden and I was always enchanted by them.

This is Martha Stewart's peony garden. It is my dream. Of course I don't have the space for it. But dreams don't need space.

This is the bouquet I carried for my wedding. More pictures from my wedding in the post Dream Wedding.

My sense of style has also been influenced by this love of British farmhouse/country/manor. I am crazy about hats and well all types of fashion you wear on your head. Caps, berets, fascinators, headbands, veils. You name it!

Here's what I wore today. It is a sunny but windy spring day.

Cap was a gift from my sister-in-law, Cardigan H&M, Tank Gina Tricot(another gift from my lovely mom!), old cut-off Levi's, tights Åhléns, flats H&M Kids

My kids were also donning some seriously cute headwear today!

This cap is from H&M.

I wish this came in my size!!!! Old Navy


  1. Lovely pictures!

    I love your leggings. I am also thinking of buying a pair. I am trying to find those with hearts on as well.

    Your garden is wonderful:)

  2. Those caps are so cute.Yes,I think the Old Navy one should come on our sizes too.I like the floral print.Wow,you must lead a very peaceful life at the countryside away from all the craziness in the city.
    Tokyo and Seoul Dreams

  3. nice pictures, and your wedding bouquet was gorgeous! I love this colors together!!! it would off look great as a dress!

  4. those are some really wonderful photos! very colorful and inspirational!

  5. Oh gosh I have such a soft spot for peonies too! My mom just bought me four stems of this Sorbet-type of peony, have you heard of it? She loved them so much she went and bought her own and planted it in the backyard. I cannot wait for them to grow!! So gorgeous. And your wedding bouquet is to die for : ) Very dreamy. I love Martha’s garden too. Imagine having that? Sigh! Have a great day! XO

  6. Great blog! Glad I found you ... and I just wanted to say that your "about me" is what has me hooked :)

  7. Awh, you and your son are wearing almost identical, if not identical, hats! <3 Gotta love houndstooth.

    As for politics, that's a big no-no. I feel like I say too much things, sometimes mean and rude, by accident, for me to do that. I'm young and I've got lots to learn. Plus I like the truth.

    Her couch is not okay. There's petrified insects underneath the couch hood. I hope you get two good couches to replace the bad ones! And yes for vintage gifts!

  8. the flowers are so great!!
    love your top too :)
    thanks for your comment

    XD nathalie
    check out my latest post :)

  9. Thanks for sharing your story about the peace ring! What an endearing tale.

    Also, I just love those tights!

  10. I too adore peonies... They spread however, I do not have the space.. Limited to maybe 7 or 8 plants. Love your top I have one quite similar. Your childrens hats are adorable. one must instill the hat adornment at a young age..:)

  11. you are officially the adorable hat family!!! geez louise cuteness!

  12. Visst är det härligt på landet!
    söta strumpor du har där!

  13. beautiful pics! love your tights <3