Get your own “Beach House Feeling” Part 2 {Driftwood Inspiration * Treibholz}

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Buongiorno – a happy hello to everyone!

Last time I showed you some of my “Coastal Decoration” Ideas to create a fantastic BeachHouse Feeling at home – and this time we will go on with part 2: Decoration with driftwood! I really like these strange pieces of wood … you will never find two pieces that are the same … you will never know where this wood comes from and so every tiny little piece has a story to tell …

Do you know what is the best thing about driftwood? You just need some glue (I use the hot one), cord and a drill and you can create thousands of things out of this wood!

By the way … you do not need to live at the seaside to find driftwood! You can also find it along rivers or you can even buy it for little money on ebay!
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Letztes Mal habe ich euch einige Stücke unserer maritimen Dekoration gezeigt, die dafür sorgen dass die Wohnung sich in ein richtiges Strandhaus verwandelt und heute geht es weiter mit dem 2. Teil: Dekorationen aus Treibholz! Ich liebe diese etwas komisch aussehenden Hölzer … man findet niemals zwei Stücke die gleich aussehen … man wird nie herausfinden woher dieses Holz kommt und jedes noch so kleine Stück hat eine Geschichte zu erzählen …

Und wisst ihr was das Beste an Treibholz ist? Man benötigt nur ein bisschen Leim (ich benutze Heißleim), Band oder Schnur und eine Bohrmaschine und kann tausende wunderschöner Dinge kreieren!

Man muss übrigens nicht unbedingt am Meer wohnen um Treibholz zu finden! Man findet es häufig auch an Flussufern oder man kann es sogar bei Ebay für wenig Geld bestellen!

 

The first idea I want to show you, is our Driftwood Ball. I took the smallest pieces and some glue and with a little bit of patience this cute little ball comes into being!
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Das erste Treibholz-DIY was ich euch zeigen möchte ist unser Treibholz-Ball. Ich habe die kleinsten Holzstücke gesucht und mit ein wenig Leim und Geduld entsteht dieser süße Ball!

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Another great idea is to create Wind Chimes out of the driftwood! We added some seashells and now they are our favorite decoration for the garden and the balcony!
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Eine andere tolle Idee sind Windspiele aus Treibholz! Wir haben dafür auch ein paar Muscheln und kleine Bimssteine verarbeitet und jetzt sind sie unsere absolute Lieblingsdeko auf dem Balkon und im Garten!

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Your want more? Here we go with a very cute idea: a Vase for flowers! I used two little bottles and fixed them with a nautical looking cord on a flat piece of driftwood. Another cord to hang it up and it is done!
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Ihr wollt mehr? Hier ist eine richtig süße Idee: eine Treibholz-Blumenvase! Ich habe 2 kleine Flaschen mit einer Kordel an einem flachen Stück Holz festgebunden und eine weitere Kordel zum aufhängen angebracht – und schon ist die Vase fertig!

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The last driftwood idea I want to show you is my favorite one: it is our Driftwood Lamp! It basically is one of the big swedish furniture shop and we added some beautiful pieces of driftwood and pumice to give it a coastal look!
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Das letzte Treibholz-DIY was ich euch zeigen möchte ist mein Lieblingsstück: unsere Treibhoz-Lampe! Es war einmal eine Lampe vom Möbelschweden die wir mit einigen besonders schönen Stücken Treibholz und einem Bimsstein versehen haben und die jetzt eine wunderschöne Strandhaus-Atmosphäre in unsere Wohnung bringt!

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If all this is not enough of you and you got as addicted to driftwood as I did – have a look right here on my Pinterest-Board, there are millions of ideas!
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Wenn euch all das noch nicht reicht, dann schaut doch einfach einmal bei Pinterest vorbei – hier gibt es Millionen von Inspirationen!

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Let me know in the comments if you like our ideas and if you have some more – please let me know! ;)
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Lasst mich wissen ob euch diese Ideen gefallen und wenn ihr noch andere habt – immer her damit! ;)

Tanti saluti,

Julia

 

 

 

 

Happy Easter Inspiration & Decoration {Frohe Ostern}

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Hello hello, a happy buongiorno to all of you!

I still cannot believe it, but March is already over and we are in between the Easter Holidays! There were so many things to do during the last 2 weeks that I even did not had the time to decorate our home … but finally today I brought some Easter and spring-feeling in the house – better late than never ;)
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Ich kann es noch garnicht glauben, der März ist vorbei und wir sind mitten in den Oster-Feiertagen! Es gab so so viele Sachen zu tun in den letzen 2 Wochen, dass ich nicht einmal Zeit hatte unsere Wohnung ein wenig zu dekorieren … aber heute habe ich es endlich geschafft und ein wenig Oster-Frühlings-Gefühl nach Hause gebracht – lieber spät als nie! ;)

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Before showing you my Easter decoration, I will show you some awesome ideas I found on other blogs – I just did not have the time to realize some of them this year, but next year there will not be any excuse! They could even be last-minute ideas, so maybe you still have some freetime today and want to be creative? Let’s go!
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Bevor ich euch meine Oster-Deko zeige, möchte ich euch ein paar wahnsinnig tolle Ideen, die ich auf anderen Blogs gefunden habe, nicht vorenthalten. Ich hatte leider keine Zeit sie selbst nachzumachen, aber nächstes Jahr gibt es kein zurück mehr! Es sind sogar Last-Minute-Ideen, wenn ihr heute also noch Lust auf ein wenig kreatives Werkeln habt, nichts wie los!

The first one I really love is this origami style bunny wallart from the blog “So leb ich” – easy, fast and really cute, isn’t it? The second one is a beautiful decoration that I immagine as center piece on the table – I really love the colors and the mix of eggs and plants! This great idea is from the blog “Schön und Fein”.
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Der niedliche Origami-Masking-Tape Hase an der Wand stammt vom Blog “So leb ich” – einfach, schnell und wirklich süß, oder?! Die zweite Idee ist eine wunderschöne Deko, die ich mir perfekt für den Osterbrunch-Tisch vorstelle – ich liebe die Farben und den Mix aus Eiern und Pflanzen! Diese großartige Idee ist vom Blog “Schön und Fein”.

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Of course, coloured Easter eggs cannot be missed during these days and the following 3 ideas are simply gorgeous!
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Natürlich dürfen an Ostern auch die Ostereier nicht fehlen und die folgenden 3 DIY-Ideen sind einfach genial!

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The first idea from here is so easy – just take some easter stickers and a pen and create fantastic Easter eggs! Also the second one is more than fast – get the tutorial for the glitter eggs right here. The last Easter egg inspiration takes a little more time but the result is awesome: I love the natural touch of these DIY eggs as it seems quite natural – have a look right here to get all information!
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Die erst die ist von hier – mit Stickern und einem Edding kann man so wunderschöne Ostereier zaubern – in Rekordzeit! Auch die zweite Idee ist richtig schnell – hier gibt es die Anleitung für die Glitzer-Eier. Die letzte Osterei-Idee benötigt ein wenig mehr Zeit, aber das Resultat ist fantastisch: Ich liebe die Natürlichkeit dieser Eier, schaut einfach hier für alle Infos.

I am a little bit sad that I did not have the time to realize some of these ideas … and there is so much more great stuff around, if you want, just have a look on my Spring&Easter Pinterest-Board, to get even more inspired!
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Ich bin ein wenig traurig dass ich dieses Jahr nicht die Zeit hatte, ein paar dieser Ideen nachzumachen … und es gibt noch so viel mehr tolle Sachen. Wenn ihr mögt, schaut einfach auf meinem Oster-Frühling-Pinterest Board vorbei und lasst euch inspirieren!

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Although there was only a little time, I think I succeeded – have a look at our Easter Decoration … I really feel spring coming over looking at these happy pops of color! :)
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Auch wenn ich nur wenig Zeit hatte, habe ich es dennoch geschafft – hier kommt unsere Oster-Deko … Ich fühle den Frühling so richtig zwischen all den bunten Farben!

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Did you recognize the vintage scales and the cherry-branches? I used them already for the Christmas decoration – I love them so much and do not want to miss them as they are just perfect for the whole year! What do you think? Do you like my ideas and the inspiration above? Let me know in the comments!

I wish a Happy Easter to all of you and I hope you can pass these days just like me – together with family and friends!
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Habt ihr die antike Waage und die Kirsch-Zweige wieder erkannt? Ich hatte sie schon für unsere Weihnachtsdeko benutzt – ich finde diese 2 Elemente einfach wundervoll und möchte sie nicht missen, sie sind durch das ganze Jahr hindurch perfekt für die Dekoration! Was meint ihr, gefallen eich meine Ideen und die Inspirationen? Lasst es mich in den Kommentaren wissen!

Ich wünsche euch Frohe Oster und hoffe ihr könnt die Ostertage so verbringen wie ich – mit Familie und Freunden!

Tanti saluti,

Julia

P.S.: On wednesday my “I take you to (my) paradise”-series will finally go on … stay tuned: we will take you to a fantastic place in Italy and there will also be South Africa Part 2!
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P.S.: Am Mittwoch geht es endlich weiter mit der Reihe “I take you to (my) paradise” … bleibt dabei, denn wir werden euch einen fantastischen Ort in Italien zeigen und ihr könnt euch auch auf Südafrika Teil 2 freuen!

Merry Monday {03} – Natural Christmas Decoration

Christmas-Inspiration-Merry-MondayHello hello, buongiorno a tutti!

Today is the last Monday of November, so it is also the last Merry Monday on Calabrian Sunshine. After ideas for Coastal Christmas Decoration and Inspiration for a Black & White Advent today it is time for some more traditional way to decorate: Natural Christmas Decoration!

As we all know Christmas is Jesus, is the Nativity … and everything took place in a small stable between hay, straw and animals! I really like the idea to remember the origins of Christmas using many natural materials to decorate … there is so much stuff around us, just think of pinecones, wood and fir sprigs!

If you like this idea, have fun looking at my collection of natural decoration ideas for Christmas! Let’s start with some gorgeous ideas for Advent wreaths that, even if they are made with traditional material, look very modern!

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The wooden bundle is from here, the second one with pinecones and stars is from here, the one made of a piece of driftwood you can find here and the amazing and elegant wreath with moss and perls is from here.

The next idea for a natural Christmas Decoration is from themerrythought.com and I just adore it! So easy, so simple, but so full of atmosphere!

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There are also great ways to decorate your Christmas Tree in a natural way:

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The ornaments with fir sprigs are amazing, aren’t they? I also like the Christmas tree decorated with many wooden elements very much – this idea is from here and the pinecone-ornament from here.

In my opinion white is the best color to combine natural materials and wood as it becomes very elegant in this way! But of course there are so so many ways to decorate in thousands of ways…

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The branches with the cute stars are from here. The star made of fir sprigs is from here, the wooden Christmas garland from here, the driftwood star from here and the minimalist garland with the golden hearts is from here.

I am really in love with all these great decorations, but the thing I love the most is the incredible smell natural decoration can bring in your house! Immagine the perfume of fresh fir sprigs … and of oranges … speaking of oranges … there is this an old tradition that is very beautiful and that makes your whole home smell like Christmas! Just make a bundle of dried orange slices and cinnamon as ornaments for your Christmas tree (picture from here) or decorate an orange with cloves (picture from here) … this is amazing and really good looking!

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As usual you can find all these ideas on my Pinterest-Board … there is also much more inspiration for you!

As this is the last Merry Monday, I would love to know which one of the themes for Christmas decoration is your favorite one?! Would you let me know?!

I wish you an inspiring Merry Monday!

Tanti saluti,

Julia

 

 

 

Merry Monday {02} – Christmas Black & White

Christmas-Inspiration-Merry-MondayHello hello, buongiorno a tutti!

One more Monday … one more Merry Monday! Today I have some inspiration for Christmas decorations for everybody who does not like too much color – trust me, it is really cozy and stylish anyqay!

Our Christmas decoration of last year was Black & White and I loved it! I got much inspiration from my Pinterest-Board, but unfotunately I did not take even one picture …

But let’s get started and have a look at these gorgeous interior ideas:

Christmas-Decoration-Black-White-wreath-starsThe great white wreath is from Liebesbotschaft, the upcycling Advent wreath from here and the tutorial for the white vase you can find here.

Of course also the Christmas tree can be black and white … I think this is an amazing way to decorate the tree as it reminds me of the white snow on the green branches …

Christmas-Decoration-Black-White-Christmast-tree-ornamentsHere we got with the links for you to get inspired: The star ornaments are from here, the stars and hearts from here, the typical scandinavian decoration is from here and the funny snowman from here!

There are also some really nice illustrations that fit perfectly into this theme!

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You can get the Fröhliche-Weihnachten-Ornament here, the Tannenbaum-Triangles here, here it is cold outside (psst there are much more great prints and illustrations following this link!!) and the magic winter wonderland is from here.

Black and white are only two “colors”, but there are so many ways to create a cozy Christmas atmosphere with them! You can get all the links by clicking on the photo or you jump over to my Pinterest-Board abour Black White Christmas Decoration and you can discover even more ideas!

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At the end I have a great idea for the Nativity for all of you, that like a minimal style – have a look at this awesome idea:

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Unfortunately I cannot give you any link as the girl who postet this Nativity closed her blog (it was called Dekotankte-Rock my Home).

What do you think about a Black & White Christmas? Would it suit for you or do you love bright colors? I think it is a great idea to try something new within traditional surroundings!

I wish you an inspiring Merry Monday!

Tanti saluti,

Julia

 

 

 

New Interior Decoration – Fall is in the House!

Hello everybody, buongiorno a tutti!

after a little holiday break! I will tell you more about these “holidays at home” during the next days because we lived to see so many fantastic things and explored new spots in our neighbourhood!

Today let’s talk about Fall – do you remember my Fall Inspiration-Post? On Pinterest I found so many beautiful things to realize at home and yesterday I finally had some time to have a look on the material I had and on the gorgeous colored  leaves my Mom brought for me from Germany.

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I just took everything, put it on the table in the kitchen and started to create some fall atmosphere! As I wrote in the Inspiration-Post I do not like too much orange in the interior decoration so I just used natural materials and focused on only a few things with the typical fall color!

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My favorites are definitely the beuatiful shining leaves! Here in Calabria there is no fall as I know it! In Germany I love walking through the forest looking on the leaves that have all colors from yellow to red … here they just get brown, what a pity! But now I have these nice colors directly inside the house which is also great!

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With all these beautiful items at home it is getting easier to support the short days as it is simply fantastic to have a look at the candles and the colors around us! And I am really looking forward to start using the fireplace during cold evenings…I just love this cosiness!

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What about your fall decoration? Did you bring the autumn atmosphere in your home or do you want to keep the summer as long as possible?

Tanti saluti,

Julia