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Nicoletter Paper Goods {+ a pretty apartment!}

I was talking to Nicola (Nico) recently from Nicoletter, a German graphic designer who has a shop on Etsy, DaWanda and who you can find blogging here (bilingual for both German and English speaking readers) and thought I’d share a glimpse of her apartment and products.

Nicoletter Home in Germany

Nicoletter Home in Germany

Nicoletter Home in Germany

Items from the Nicoletter shop.

Nicoletter Home in Germany

Pretty things from a recent trip to Denmark.

Nicoletter Home in Germany

Nicoletter Home in Germany

Nicoletter Home in Germany

Nicoletter Home in Germany

Nicoletter Home in Germany

Nicoletter Home in Germany

Nicoletter Home in Germany

Nicoletter Home in Germany

Nico lives in the Frankfurt Rhine Main region in Germany, which is a lovely scenic part of the country that attracts many tourists. Her apartment is fresh and lovely, I especially like her attention to details and how she is able to make her place feel cozy without being cluttered. Her styling is also gorgeous, she really knows how to pull together a tabletop display! I love peeking in on all of the little nooks, don’t you?

Bonus! If you love retro items for the home, Nico has a German eBay shop that is amazing (she only ships within Germany though). I’m running over to check it out right now. It’s called Bazaarella and the ceramics, like this vintage floral container, are darling!

(images: nicoletter)

Posted in Home Tours on May 11, 2009

Monday, Monday…

Good morning and happy Monday to you. How are things? Did you have a nice weekend? What did you do? I did a lot of running around — now that I’m walking again I’m making up for two weeks of errands that piled up and social activities that I’ve been dying to participate in. I also got to spend some time chillin’ in my backyard by the pond, I spotted the resident muskrat building his den and a baby bunny in the rhubarb patch. I stayed offline for most of the weekend, I’ve been religiously making a habit of unplugging from Saturday morning until Sunday night and I can’t tell you what a difference it makes — I get so much accomplished and feel completely refreshed and ready to go back online full speed by Monday morning. It’s great. I highly recommend it.

little pretty things

In addition to all the mundane weekend errands and such, I also had a pretty major undertaking to work on but I cannot tell you yet because I have big news to share later this month. I can’t tell now as I need to get a few things taken care of first but when it’s time to share, trust me, I will! I’ve been dying to tell you the news for a few weeks as it’s all quite life changing for me. My schedule is nuts as a result, but I can handle it since it is a change that I want to occur in my life — I’ve been imagining and hoping for this to happen for many years now.

So tell me, what’s going on lately in your world? Any summer plans? Vacations? I love this time of year because I start to lay out my summer calendar and it most definitely includes a few mini breaks out of state. I’m dying to go to New York City again soon — it’s been too long and I’m needing a dose of ABC Carpet & Home and a little Purl SoHo right about now, and of yes, some Chinatown as I’m dying to pick up some things for my home. This summer, which the weather gave us a sampling of this past weekend, I’m determined to not let a single day of sunshine slip away unnoticed. :)

By the way, are you liking the new font here? It looks pretty spiffy I think. Now I need to update my blog header and the decor8 logo so that it all coordinates a bit better. I’m going for simple and clean for this year’s template change. I’m also planning to remove a few features and add in some more that may be of interest to you. Oh, and have you noticed that I’ve updated my wists?

(image: holly becker)

Posted in uncategorized on May 11, 2009

Happy Weekend!

The weeeeekend is here! Can you tell I’m excited? There is so much going on in my world over the next few days so I’m feeling particularly ready to finish work today and get started on my plans. I’d like to wish you all a fabulous few days to yourself, I hope you find lots of creative projects to keep you busy, that you’re able to relax a little and that you enjoy spending time with your family. I’m signing off now so I’ll meet you back here on Monday morning, deal?

precious things

By the way… I’d like to give a special little shout out to my lovely students in the Blogging Your Way class, we had our last day of class this week and it was such a pleasure for me to teach about creative writing and how to find your voice as a blogger. It certainly added a whole new layer to my personal experience online as a writer and I feel like I have 208 new friends as a result. Thank you BYW friends!

I’ll see everyone on Monday!

(image by holly becker for decor8)

Posted in uncategorized on May 08, 2009

Cookies & Cupcakes

It’s the weekend! Yay! I love weekends, especially since I’m finally walking around again and feel like I can start to enjoy all of this gorgeous sunshine! How are you doing? Do you have big plans for the weekend? Hey you know what I nearly forgot to show you this week, this…

Cupcakes & Cookies

Cupcakes & Cookies

Cupcakes & Cookies

Cupcakes & Cookies

Cupcakes & Cookies

I picked these gorgeous books up recently at my local Barnes & Noble, Cookies and Cupcakes. They were originally published in Australia (divine!) and now released here in the states and to say they are completely breathtaking is the understatement of the year — they’re above and beyond what I expected when I picked them up from the great big sale table. For one, they don’t have jackets which honestly, I really like this and the the recipes for cupcakes and cookies are yummy and everything is photographed beautifully. An unexpected surprise is that they pair interiors and inspiration boards with food and you all know how much I like that sort of thing… So, if you happen to be over at your local B&N store this weekend pick these two lovelies up for yourself, I think I paid $8 for each of them (steal!). You won’t be sorry. You may even bake something from them and mail your goods to me as a thank you. he he.

(images: holly becker for decor8)

Posted in Books + Magazines on May 08, 2009

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