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Four kids in the house means we do celebrate a fair amount of birthdays – every year.

Every month. Paul & Paula share some great party themes and ideas. Recipes that please a crowd and are to prepare. We love to celebrate!

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19.03.19

The best dollhouses!

The best dollhouses!

Hej! No Interior Tuesday today but an update of an old article that you love and click very often. Dollhouses!

Such a staple in every kids room and for the parents who do not have access to their old dollhouse, do not be sad, there are so many good ones out there.

As mentioned, this article was published some years ago but I thought an update would be very useful because some links did not work anymore, new designs and brands entered the market since then and so on…

But the basics have not changed and a good dollhouse is still a really great gift that encourages imaginative play and something that can be passed on. And it is not just the acting out scenes that delight children; it is also rearranging the dollhouse furniture in such a way that it pleases their personal tastes and allows them to create the scenarios they want.

So, here is my new list of the best dollhouses:

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Big Wooden dollhouse* that is covered with a fabric case which makes it very light and easy to move around. It comes with a standard furniture set. I like the simple shape and cute accessories.

 

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Djeco’s Colour House* is an architect-inspired, contemporary take on a dollhouse with a bright, colourful interior. When creating this house, Djeco took inspiration from signature works by the greatest modern architects.
 

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Also from Djeco is this Cubic House* with a transparent roof, double-height living room with bookshelves printed on the wall and an outdoor garden space.
 

cherry tree hall le toy van dolls house best dollhouses
A grand 92 cm high! This 4 floor dolls house* is a real dream house. It features numerous window styles including functioning shutters and back windows to allow light shine through. I love the tasteful colour scheme and can see how it becomes a family heirloom.
 

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Made of natural plywood for playing for children and/ or as decoration in the children’s room. The Funkis House* is a modern twist on the traditional dollhouse and doubles up as the perfect design piece for any contemporary nursery. Very stylish and also available in a bigger version*.
 

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This dollhouse from Plantoys* comes in three sections which can be configured in lots of different ways to create your dream Scandi House! You can simply slide each section together into one portable unit which your child can then pick up and carry around. And it comes with 17 pieces of chic furniture including a chandelier!
 

montessori dollhouse wood
This two-story heirloom-quality classic Wooden dollhouse* is so enchanting and 100% handmade. And it has light (AA batteries).
 

maileg doll house
Exclusive Maileg wooden dollhouse. Perfect for mice, bunnies and all your Maileg friends. Expected arrival of August 2019 and avialble for pre order at various shops. (thinking about Christmas way too early but….) You can personalise it with the adorable Maileg furniture and give all your mice and bunnies a home.

Tip: When you buy a dollhouse, especially online, always check what is included. You will usually find pictures with lots of furniture and dolls but those are often extra purchases.

Over time I featured a couple of doll houses, how about this wooden houses from encore! or Boomini and their modern take on the classic?

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31.10.18

14 joyful things for your November!

14 joyful things for your November!

Sending you into the new months with some really cool stuff. Reads, finds and interiors. November is (nearly) here and I know… it is not everyone’s favourite month of the year.

So let’s just believe that the golden autumn weather will stay and in case of grey skies and rainy days… you can just enjoy this list.
By the way – are you all set for Halloween today?

I am so curious on what will happen here in London. Because in Sweden Halloween was not (yet) a big deal. Some parties, mostly at school, and maybe a bit of decoration at home. But not much trick or treating…
The kids are super excited, of course!
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Beautiful wooden toy kitchen from Flexa.

What does life look like for girls turning 18 in 2018? NY Times.

 

paperless card
We used these pretty e-cards from Paperless to share our new address with friends and family. Everyone loved them and lots followed our invitation to send a little card for our arrival at the new house. The children were so happy to find some snail mail when we arrived.
And the designs are so cute, that we will use them for holiday cards again! You can find designs from Rifle Paper, Marimekko, Kate Spade and many more…

Home inspiration!

 

WeeHeeHee book
Wee Hee Hee! So funny! My kids love it…

Not even two months left until Christmas! Time to check the decoration boxes…

 

scandinavian home amazing inspiring boho
If this house does not inspire you… well, then I do not know!

What do you know about breast health?

 

muima pom pom blanket
Loving the pom pom blankets from Muima.

Boho wall decorations!

 

meme kidswear
Meme – winning the black & white game every season!

Shower mat – the pretty version.

 

romey loves lulu
Hugo loves Tiki got a sister. Romey loves lulu!

As a big Studio Ghibli fan, I am especially excited to see their latest collaboration with Petit Bateau!

 

Enjoy your November!

 

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17.01.18

These Little Treasures – Wish Pixies

These Little Treasures - Wish Pixies
Just before Christmas we received a little box all the way from Australia. And when we opened it we met four little friends. Pixies to be precise.
The box come from the memory makers, whimsy creators and childhood dreamers of These Little Treasures.

‘The new range of Wish Pixies that we have recently released expand on these values and aim to help children overcome the challenges of growing up. Each doll has a tiny Pixie Pocket on its back which can be used by the parent to leave messages of encouragement to the child.’

These cute little friends are made of cotton/linen fabric and are printed from an original water colour painting. Sweet little cotton jersey dangly legs, fine tulle wings, felt ears and other exquisite details.

They are really a little magical and a lovely little gift!
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These Little Treasures - Wish Pixies

These Little Treasures - Wish Pixies

These Little Treasures - Wish Pixies

These Little Treasures - Wish Pixies

These Little Treasures - Wish Pixies

These Little Treasures - Wish Pixies

These Little Treasures - Wish Pixies
For Josephine we found a Pixie Bebe that we had to wake up. It was sleeping, probably all the way from Australia, in it’s little bed.

Ah, I love little things like this. Beautiful whimsical and perfect to sit on a shelf or chair next to your bed. For sweeter dreams and big wishes!

 

All images: Paul & Paula

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16.10.17

Let’s Party

Let's Party
Good Morning!
After all the celebrations and anniversaries during the last weeks, I thought I will do a little party round up. There is always something to celebrate and I, for example, usually stock up on party essentials like paper plates&cups or confetti and balloons when I spot some lovely ones. So I never have to run out and buy for the moment.

And since the festive end of year season is really not that far away anymore, here are some ideas for good outfits and accessories as well.

I am especially fond of the birthday cake cushion, such a fantastic idea!
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Top row from left to right:

1. Sophisticated layered pink dress that is perfect for twirling!

2. Anemone PomPom headband – a party is always a good occasion for special headbands.

3. Party Mary Janes for twinkle toes! The sparkly bindings will help make every outfit extra special…

4. Party must-do: Confetti Balloons!

5. Very special Pompom Headband.

 

Bottom row from left to right:

1. Sparkling Cake Topper

2. XL Birthday Cake Pillow & Happy Birthday Crown

3. Oversized Tulle Dress in Powder Pink {also available in black}

4. Smart blazer with fancy pocket flaps and a fun lining
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02.10.17

Leonor’s & Josephine’s birthdays

Leonor's & Josephine's birthdays

September is a very busy month in our house {not that the others are boring …ha…}.¬† Back to the routine after the summer break, the husband always very charged with work and two birthdays to celebrate.

Leonor and Joséphine are exactly one week apart with their special day. Leonor turned 5 this year which meant that she threw her very first party with friends. A small, cosy and very selected party because for a long time she was not sure if she actually wanted one. My girl gets easily overwhelmed with too many people around.

And the little munchkin turned 2. Unbelievable.

We celebrated. Baked lots of cakes. Sang birthday songs. Decorated the house and saw happy eyes and lots of laughter.

 

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Funny enough one brand – House of Jamie – that I got to know and followed since their first steps, celebrated a big anniversary two. They also turned 5 and launched a special Party Collection!

I still remember when I first met Barbara in Amsterdam and her then headquarter – her living room. With baby Leonor in tow. 5 years on, we celebrate and I can see my girls in these adorable tulle dresses and see why I love my job so much. Congratulations House of Jamie, it is so exciting seeing your journey.

 

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October started. Autumn is here and when we need a little mood lift we take those happy dresses out and dance! It helps, promise!

 

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