Christmas Tree

So in my last post i mentioned the Christmas parties that usually involve annoying family.
Well today we handled a different and more fun bit about Christmas.

In Belgium we have this holiday called ‘Sinterklaas’ on the 6th of december, and tradition is that in the weekend after this holiday we go buy our christmas tree and decorate it. So Today is the 7th and a saturday which means we went to buy our tree. I must say every year me and my mom have some debate over the tree ( bigger ! no smaller ! ) and how to decorate it. This year was an exception, we both liked the same tree and we made the decorations in advance. We found some pins on Pinterest with some gorgeous vintage ornaments and we tried our best to make ours a bit like those.

The tree is not to heavily decorated and with just 2 type of ornaments, but we like how it’s simply, vintage and still christmasy.

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Charity shop treasures.


Saw this beauty in the charity shop earlier this week. And I absolutely fell in love with it. It’s an old telephone table/chair. It was 35 euros so really cheap and I would have bought it but sadly I have no room to put it. This version looks pretty new, but I have seen a similar one with red fabric and brown woodwork. Absolutely gorgeous ! I hope I can own one of these some day.

DIY of the day, my Mona Lisa

2 days ago I went with my aunt to go clear out her mother in law’s house, because she went into a nursing home and stuff. She basically said if I wanted anything that I could have it. Super exciting right !

I didn’t bring home a lot of stuff because I don’t want to seem to greedy 😉 I brought home an oval mirror, beautiful piece (might post a picture of this later), a brass rococo/louis XIV plant holder and two frames. It’s with the frames I did a little DIY project. Sadly I forgot to take a before picture :/
This is how it looked like before ( the color and type of frame of course)

And this is the result:
I basically just painted all the gold rimmed parts with acrylic paint in hot pink ( it might need some touching up with black 😉 ), to make the whole thing a bit more modern. Seems pretty nice to me ^^ And now Lisa ( me xD) has a Mona Lisa ❤

Early b-day gift & blog change

Since my finals are now over (finally !) I have more time for my blog and cooking, reading and whatnot.
Overviewing all the posts I have made since I started this blog, I noticed that it’s not all about cooking anymore. Which might be a good, at least that’s what I think, you’re free to give your own opinion on this. So let’s say this blog is about all my interests and whatever is going on in that head of mine 🙂

So to get to the actual point of this post … Recently I went to a secondhand shop with my dad, just to browse a bit. There was a lot of junk, as there always is, but some pieces really caught my eye. For example a beautiful louis XIV chair, I adored it, but sadly I don’t have enough room to use it.

Then today we went again, and the piece I really loved was still there, and my mom was so sweet to give it to me as an early birthday present. They are a set of pheasants (male & female) and they cost us 8euro/7pound/10 dollar.
Did some research on them and they seem to be a set of silver plated pheasants ( obviously ^^) from Roberto Rossi from the 1940’s. They might be fake I’m not an expert in that field. But I’m really happy with them and they really are gorgeous.

If anybody knows anything more about them, be sure to let me know !