Category Archives: Other

Halloween celebrations

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Halloween isn’t a huge thing in Sweden since we have our own holiday at this date with the tradition to light candles and visit the graves of deceased relatives. Among young people Halloween is a bit of a thing though, and there are certainly a lot of dress-up parties going on during this weekend. I and my boyfriend did have our own mini-Halloween November the first :)


20141101_173937I carved my first ever pumpkin! I learned two things:

1. This is super fun!
2. More proper tools than what can be found in my apartment are needed for good result

20141101_174139This is what it looks like in the dark, and I am pretty happy with it :)

20141101_174636So I placed it outside our door. I hope no drunktard steals it from us xD

20141101_191025My boyfriend also made some preparations for a Thanksgiving dinner we have been invited to. He pickled pumpkin! It is super yummy :3

20141101_200123For dinner we had halloumi + pumpkin burgers, roasted pumpkin seeds for snacks, and we watched epic horror movies such as Strippers vs Werewolves.

Tintype couple

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My latest additions to my slowly growing tintype collection:

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20141030_232328According to the seller these photographs are of a married couple. I have no way of confirming this, but I like to imagine that this is the case :) I love the appearance of these beautiful people. Both have such special eyes, and they would have made a very handsome couple indeed!

 

Trio and berries

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It is tintype time! I have acquired two more to my slowly growing tintype collection, and I really really like these! Let’s have a look:

tintype2How adorable is this trio of well dressed ladies? What do you think, friends or sisters? My guess is sisters. They are so pretty! And the dresses! *sigh of dreaminess*

tintyp1Here is the second tintype I have added to the collection lately. I think this woman is absolutely beautiful. And her earrings look like they could have been rocked in the 80’s as well!

If you want to see my other tintypes you can find them here and here.

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new stampsOn a completely different note I’d like to show off the newest stamp design in Sweden. I really like these stamps! Colourful and fun! (Colourfun. Can we agree on that word? Yes I think we can, these stamps are colourfun!)
These are for national mail, but I can use them for international letters as well (just use 2 instead of 1). The latest international stamp design involves chairs. Mhm. I haven’t bought any of those yet, but I look forward to try how they work with my mailart.

The copper inflation

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20140725_170952nyHello friends! I am currently in the Swedish region Hälsingland where my family lives and where I grew up. This beautiful little church is standing in our home village, and it’s from the 12th century.

20140726_124621nyDuring my stay here I have visited a few flea markets.  There’s a lot of them around here during the summer, and it’s so fun to browse old stuff! This is the biggest one in Hälsingland, according to the interwebs.

20140726_142122nyHere’s another flea market. It had a room full of copper! All the places we visited were full of copper pans and pots and what not. I guess copper’s not hip enough to get a loving home. I think they’re pretty though!

20140726_180248nyI have bought two things during my flea market adventures in Hälsingland, both of them snail mail related! Here’s a little letter holder. I have no idea how old it is, but I like the steampuunkesque style of it. And my letter holder at home is always full so I could use an addition!

20140726_180410nyAnd then we have this little thing of beauty!  I just couldn’t resist it! It’s so small and cute and the keys are the most gorgeous dark burgundy red. It seems to be in a good condition. I’ll try to give it a clean up and hope it’ll work smoothly! I have ordered some ink ribbons for it already: black and purple! :D

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I have also written and sent some mail during my stay here, but I’ll post pictures of that next week. I hope you guys are having a great weekend!