6 Jul 2012

The difference between a house and a home

Is not the size of the living room.
It does not depend on how comfy is the bed or whether you have a fireplace or not.

The difference lies in the details, those little things that are part of your story, happily hanging from the walls or standing on the shelves. All the special objects that you have gathered over time and will slowly start giving personality to a place.

Having said that, I am about to share with you a small selection of all those things that make me feel at home every day.


Vintage scale I bought in a flea market in Porvoo (Finland)
If I remember correctly, I bought this print from London's Sunday Up Market
Coffee pot collection, the one in the middle is from the 50's, bought in a flea market in Lucca (Italy)
A perfect old box
Part of our tile collection, these ones I think are from Spain and Portugal
Fileteado toilet sign we got from Buenos Aires (Argentina)
One of my oil paintings... the first one I painted in Finland, I left all the rest in Spain :-(
Vintage Fiat poster from a flea market in Lucca (Italy)
Gary Cooper old poster from another flea market in Firenze (Italy)
Old magazines from some antique store in Porto (Portugal)
My very precious recipe book and my best friend Kitchen Aid
Postcard I sent from San Franciso (US)
A poster of Thomas' favorite Ghibli movie: Porco Rosso (left)
A poster of my favorite Ghibli movie: My neighbor Totoro (right)
Cat/birds sicker bought in Supernice (London) and a lovely print I got for my birthday (from SweetPotato) (left)
Light switch with home-made sticker (right)
Fluffy cloud plush made by me (inspired by Finnish weather)
DIY socktopus made by me (left)
Watercolor painting of Tuscan landscapes I bought in San Gimignano (Italy)
My collection of over sized plush toys: on the left you have Rabbit and his little friend Carrot (both made by me), by his side there is Monkey and Tofu in front (probably coming from Japan)
More stickers from Supernice (London)... I think I have a serious addiction: every time I go to London I must buy a sticker
My collection of tiny plush toys, from left to right:
Square Cat from Norwich (UK), I got ifrom my sister as Christmas present
Sleeping Handkerchief from Yohi&Olivia (Barcelona)
Small Confused Sock-Cat, made by me
Pepe the Beaver from Sopa de Principe bought in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Undefined Sock Monster from Camden market in London
Cat with Sleeping bag, made by me
Fabio the Mouse also from Sopa de Principe.

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