Thursday, November 17, 2011

Today I am going nuts..

Hello lovelies! Doesn't Autumn have just the most wonderful effect on people and life!?! The buzzing energy of Summer fades and we settle into a calm, cozy and tranquil mood. With only a couple of weeks left of Autumn I am feeling relaxed, harmonious and ready to tackle Winter!


Every year around this time my mind goes into 'dream mode' (read: 'I allow myself to go a little nuts over a few tings'..). And it's not only because Christmas is just a few weeks (how!?!) - which of course calls for mental wishing & giving lists to be drafted. It's got more to do with the need to nurture myself as the temperature drops and the days grow shorter (a stark contrast to Sydney..!). I find myself daydreaming and drifting into 'wishing land' where frankly there are so many yummy things I want. Of course I don't need them, but they would be much welcomed 'nice-to-haves'.. Here are some of the things that make me go a little nuts at the moment..


Wonderful table runners (by South African online shop 'Yum Yum') that really look better vertically than horizontally - don't you think!? 
I am ordering a fork and a knife (without the stitching around the edges - I like a 'raw edge'). A nice little 'gift-to-self'..! :)
It is no secret that I go more than a little silly over good quality Swedish sheepskins (curly ones!), but recently I am finding myself dreaming about reindeer skins from Lapland..! They feel 'new' and different in this day of sheepskin craze.


Also from the rugged Swedish North are these beautiful hand crafted bracelets (braided leather, silver and/or tin thread). They are hand made by local crafts people and come in a variety of widths, designs and colours. I just adore them and would like to highlight this very modest online store.


Mulberry has been a favourite brand of mine since my teens, and I adore their handbags. At the moment I am drooling over their 'Bayswater' bags.. I am wishing one would simply fall from the sky and into my arms..! *sigh*


Even though the frosty mornings and imminent snow prevent me from actually wearing anything but thick leather footwear, I still drool over orange neon (!) All Stars by Converse. I just love the way they 'pop', and am definitely getting some in time for Spring! These babies will look better once worn, and I am going to team them with tanned legs and a spring in my step! :)


Last but certainly not least, I have also fallen hard for several garments by 'Jarbo'. This, new to me, label was recently snapped up by 'Splendid Avenue' - a web boutique that is as stylish as the woman who owns/runs it (meet Monika).


Monika also authors a much loved blog called Splendid Willow, and tomorrow you will find me (and a bunch of very stylish blogettes) sharing our '2 cents' on current design trends that make us go 'va va voom'!


Do hop across and say 'hi' and make sure you also click Monika's subscribe button when you are there. Thank me later!

Warm hugs to all!

xx Charlotta

18 comments:

LINDA from OEKE said...

Oh Charlotta. I missed your last post about not seeing M again until February. I'm hoping christmas is still a great time for your family.

We are moving into summer and I am loving all the sunshine. Today is a perfect, perfect day - and we might head to the beach later to play in the sand.

Those bracelets you found are stunning. I wonder if they ship to Australia. Best go check now.

Have a great week and talk soon OK.

(-: Linda

A Perfect Gray said...

yipee! looking forward to it charlotta. now you have me wanting a reindeer skin from Lapland, too! donna

Fashion-isha said...

Such cozy pics...enjoy autumn!
xo
Sharon

Dustjacket Attic said...

Like your pick's...love my black all stars!

Hope all is going great for you,
hugs DJ

Splenderosa said...

Oh Charlotta, leave it to you to make everything seem simply splendid. No matter how simple when you put your hallmark on it, it become glorious.
Sending love, my darling girlfriend...

It's me said...

Wow what a great post !! such a beautiful things !!!......seize the day darling.....liefs van mij...........♥.. ♥... ♥....

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

That reindeer rug is fab-u-lous! Great inspiration round up, Charlotta! Hugs to you; hope you and the little ones are holding up well over there. xx

Interior Design said...

Autumn then winter...Hmmm, my favorite time of the year.

d e l i g h t said...

Love everything! I think you should get them all! This is a great time of year and here in Arizona it is cooling off and is perfect weather! Have a warm day!

anita said...

Those bracelets are beautiful! Off to check them out and Yum Yum.

Hope you're doing OK without hubby...that must be so hard! :(

Nuit said...

ok. the bag is to die!!!!!!!! and this post in general is all kinds of yummy, I love autumn :)

Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! said...

Mulberry is my favorite!! If I win the lottery, that will be my first purchase :)

Barbara@HausDesign said...

Hi Charlotta,
Thank you SO MUCH for such a nice comment on my blog yesterday! Hopefully you found the subscription button you were looking for - if not, let me know as I'd love to have you! I enjoyed your post on Monika's blog yesterday and I also ADORE that handbag - great picks!

Splendid Willow said...

Hi Ms. Good Taste,

Lots of lovely finds here! Yes, a deer skin would be lovely. Perhaps a trip to the Northern parts of Sweden is in the cards.... (Join me!).

The table runners are wonderful!

Thank you so much for participating in my series. I LOVE the lamps you are showing. And I loved having you over. You are a gem on so many levels..

3 sjuka barn och jag packar som en toka. Vi aaker tillbaka till Santa Cruz och firar Thankgsiving med hela klanen. Ska bli saa roligt! Vi firar ocksaa Peters mammas foedelsedag. Vi blir runt 80 personer. En haerlig familj och jag behoever den. Inte en ynka kusin paa min sida...

Warm cyber hugs.

Mon

Lumo said...

To me summer is the time of the year when life slows down and fall is the crazy busy season...

Love those bracelets, but now I must slow down with jewerly shopping, bought a lovely sterling angel wing pendant from Mariia yesterday...

Casa Très Chic said...

Autumn is favorite season, love the colors and the temperature.
Your pics are great, like specially the knife and fork and the Mulberry handbag.
Warm hugs to you, Charlotta!
Tereza

Lana {lanalou style} said...

Charlotta, guess what, I have one of those fork runners! What a surprise to see them featured on your blog! Love the fact that you ordering one all the way from SA! Have a happy Tuesday!x

Boo Hazard said...

love your wishlist! BUT watch out for that reindeer - I have one in the shop I work at and it SHEDS like crazy!! worse than a dog! - BOO

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