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Fruehling Bitte {+ mini vacation for me}

November 9, 2007

One big thing that attracts me to Hannover is the progress being made here in many areas, from restoration to building, new cafes and restaurants popping up, and the many indie artists coming out of the cracks to show their faces, their talent, to lend a voice to the growing world community of independent artists.

Fruehling Bitte {+ mini vacation for me} Beautiful things from Fruehling Bitte.

One voice in this community is Fruehling Bitte, a design studio that caters mostly to kids and the young at heart, with lots of pink and blue and the sweetest accessories including hats that I wish I could get away with wearing (you can order from them online). This is one example of the rising talent here and there’s more… Which I’ll show you when I return to decor8 on November 19th.

Fruehling Bitte {+ mini vacation for me} Tee and muffins with YippieYeah.

Starting tomorrow, I’ll be taking some “me” time off to travel with my family and step away from my computer for about 10 days – I haven’t done this is over 2 years so it’s time to unplug! But I’ll return on the 19th with a full week of sales (remember?) and several atelier tours including a glimpse into the home of YippieYeah, and lots of other goodies – so until then I’m signing off and I’ll be seeing you right here on November 19.

Hugs to you all! xo, holly

p.s. In case you missed it, here’s the 2008 calendar round up part 1 and part 2. There’s a fantastic selection for you, don’t miss it.

p.s.s. Oh, and I really want to get the reader home tours back in action again. We did this in 2006 on decor8 but I put it on hold in 2007. The goal is to get started again in the new year, so if you have a home that you’d like to share with readers, please let me know via email at decor8blogATyahooDOTcom


  • Reply karen November 9, 2007 at 7:08 pm

    Wonderful images from Freuhling Bitte! Thanks for the link.

  • Reply mlle a. November 10, 2007 at 2:40 pm

    Oh yes, they’re great stuff.
    The reason for the creative explosion is not only one of generation, but also because we have a really good design academy here.
    Hannover used to have the image of a boring “small town”, but for once this was never true, and for another I think our generation is enthusiastic enough to take the risk and plunge right in.

  • Reply nunu pepe' November 10, 2007 at 5:11 pm

    Your Tea tray has left me with the munchies,going to dig in the kitchen to see if I can round up something that will allow me to imagine the cookies at least. thanks for the blog.

  • Reply Anonymous November 10, 2007 at 7:54 pm

    Have a nice vacation Holly! – jaana

  • Reply Jen November 13, 2007 at 12:07 am

    Enjoy yourself!

  • Reply modmom November 13, 2007 at 7:34 am

    happy holiday holly!
    + happy thanksgiving!

  • Reply Raissa November 13, 2007 at 2:55 pm

    We will miss you Holly. Love the calendar round up you did. I would want to put Anahata’s Papaya! calendar in there as well. I love her stuff! It’s definitely the calendar I’m getting for 2008. Check it out:

  • Reply November 14, 2007 at 1:46 pm

    Hi. I would like to thank for share with us images too beautifull. I knew the blog 5 months ago and it is my prefered for a good inspiration.
    Have a brilliant day!
    Bye bye


  • Reply Merrilee Diaz November 14, 2007 at 3:35 pm

    Have a great vacation. You deserve it!!! Can’t wait to hear about the sales when you return. Maybe my home reno will (finally) be complete when you get back so I can submit my photos.
    : )

  • Reply Envol de papillons November 14, 2007 at 7:13 pm

    It’s so cheerful … thank you !!!

  • Reply Anonymous November 15, 2007 at 1:41 am

    Missing your posts Holly. I’m super green that you are having so much fun. Look forward to seeing what you have for discounts next week so thank you for thinking about your readers and being so generous with that. Great timing.


  • Reply faizis November 16, 2007 at 11:45 am

    Hi Holly,

    Thanks for dropping by at my blog. I have been a huge fan of yours.

    Enjoy your time with the family :)

  • Reply Tip Junkie November 17, 2007 at 12:48 am


  • Reply M. Patrizio November 19, 2007 at 5:59 pm

    Great photos!

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