Author archives: Limonaria

Do it yourself card for Valentine's Day Do it yourself card for Valentine's Day
  • Do it yourself card for Valentine's Day

  • Tuesday is getting closer and surely many of us are thinking of how to surprise our loved ones. I am thinking of giving a sausage for my lovely hairy ones but the less hairy ones will have to bear the consequenses of my free weekend. There are many different kinds of friends and friendships but ther[...]
Christmas DIY to do with kids during the holidays Christmas DIY to do with kids during the holidays
  • Christmas DIY to do with kids during the holidays

  • Christmas holidays are still continuing so why not enjoy life and do what we like the most. Besides eating chocolate we felt like doing some handicrafts. This DIY idea dates back to the lyrical 80’s and suits the entire family. May I present to you: The Cheese Candles :) All you need are some candl[...]
The dearest Christmas decorations delight year after year! The dearest Christmas decorations delight year after year!
Christmas mince pie that everyone wanted to have more Christmas mince pie that everyone wanted to have more
  • Christmas mince pie that everyone wanted to have more

  • Are you already fed up with mince pies? There are still a few days of pie time left so here is an alternative recipe for those of you who have already enjoyed one too many of the traditional ones.  In addition, children might prefer this filling more than the traditional plum jam. So you might end u[...]
Christmas Cheese platter with a new twist: Sugar snow veiled fruits Christmas Cheese platter with a new twist: Sugar snow veiled fruits
The Garden's Balance Sheet The Garden's Balance Sheet
  • The Garden's Balance Sheet

  • November is here and we are one step nearer to winter. Luckily enough we still can enjoy the best delights of autumn for a few moments. We gardeners tend to be busy during these shortening autumn days and now it will finally be determined: who was the winner in the end - the bugs or the gardener ;) [...]
Halloween decoration - A terrifying black and white treat! Halloween decoration - A terrifying black and white treat!
Strange things are taking place in my garden... Strange things are taking place in my garden...
  • Strange things are taking place in my garden...

  • I have been growing cucumbers for several years already. We eat them fresh but most of them I pickle because I love Russian pickled cucumbers. When fall entered my garden and the cucumbers were ready to be harvested, I noticed that they were looking quite odd this year - pear shaped cucumbers :) Wha[...]
Summer's flea market bargains - Vase Vol. 2 Summer's flea market bargains - Vase Vol. 2
  • Summer's flea market bargains - Vase Vol. 2

  • As I mentioned a few posts ago, this summer has brought me more than one new vase. May I present - The Summer's Flea Market Bargains - Vase Vol. 2! What do you think? It is hand painted, and actually quite ably so, a vase with cold-plated decorations. Each side presents its own romantic scene of a m[...]
Summer's flea market bargains - Vase Vol. 1 Summer's flea market bargains - Vase Vol. 1
  • Summer's flea market bargains - Vase Vol. 1

  • This summer has been a very fruitful time to hunt at flea markets. Flea markets are often organized jointly with summer fairs and luckily enough, there seem to be people who are willing to sell the left-overs from their spring cleaning to the ones who are more than happy to dive into some serious ru[...]
White and Peach, Summer Breeze, decoration this one see – Living room’s updated summer style White and Peach, Summer Breeze, decoration this one see – Living room’s updated summer style
Cookbook therapy Cookbook therapy
  • Cookbook therapy

  • I love browsing through cookbooks. It is nice to play with different ideas about servings that could be for forthcoming, or sometimes just imaginary, parties. I find myself in this pursuit especially when I am hungry :) Also, reading cookbooks in bed before going to sleep is relaxing. By doing so, y[...]
Midsummer Spells Midsummer Spells
  • Midsummer Spells

  • Happy Midsummer’s Eve to everyone. If you do not have anything special to do, you could try one of the Finnish Midsummer spells. At Midsummer, according to Finnish folklore you should place seven different flowers under your pillow for the night if you wish to see your future spouse in your dreams. [...]
Cake party under the summer sun Cake party under the summer sun
  • Cake party under the summer sun

  • What would be more delightful than enjoying a piece of cake with whipped cream and sweet strawberries accompanied with an ice-cold and refreshing lemonade! I cannot think of anything :) We had a little afternoon party with these treats. This combo is not only serving your sweet tooth but also cheers[...]
A still life with the grandmother's vase and tulips - Cherish the old in your interior A still life with the grandmother's vase and tulips - Cherish the old in your interior
Lily of the valley - A scent of forgotten romances Lily of the valley - A scent of forgotten romances
  • Lily of the valley - A scent of forgotten romances

  • The Lily of valley is definitely a flower with character. In my mind this character is romantic and connected to old-world love stories. Somehow I feel that Lily of the valley is burdened by its unique, adorable, sweet scent which has been chosen to delight so many air fresheners not so successfully[...]
The Fisherman's cottage by the sea The Fisherman's cottage by the sea
  • The Fisherman's cottage by the sea

  • Welcome to visit this lovely summer cottage located by the sea. This wooden, two-storied cottage was originally built in 1939.  The cottage is a former fisherman's cottage full of authentic atmosphere. Nowadays the cottage serves as a peaceful place to enjoy life by the sea and the long, sunny s[...]
The Grand Trianon The Grand Trianon
  • The Grand Trianon

  • The Grand Trianon was built in 1687 by Jules Hardouin Mansart on a site called “Porcelain Trianon” in Versailles. Louis XIV had erected this site earlier to escape the pomp and rigid formality of court. Today the atmosphere is still unique. It is cozy, sweet and grand all at the same time. The surro[...]
Marie-Antoinette's estate Marie-Antoinette's estate
  • Marie-Antoinette's estate

  • The Queen’s residence in Versailles in France is an adorable retreat where lived and was loved by the wife of Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette. The place was given as a gift by Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette used it to create herself a rural bubble outside the strict court etiquette that she did not fanc[...]
Oh I'm just peachy! An orange, peach and baby pink parlour Oh I'm just peachy! An orange, peach and baby pink parlour
Aqua, bright red, grass green and sky blue: Surprise eggs by Limonaria Aqua, bright red, grass green and sky blue: Surprise eggs by Limonaria
Easter Decorations Easter Decorations
  • Easter Decorations

  • Easter Holidays are here! This is one of our favourite seasons to decorate because the bunnies and easter eggs look so cute and the color palette to be used is enormous. For instance, you can find feathers in a variety of colors to match with your overall interior. This is also a nice season to make[...]
Hand-painted Easter eggs Hand-painted Easter eggs
  • Hand-painted Easter eggs

  • We simply love hand-painted Easter eggs, they look so enchanting. The only problem is that it feels a bit laborious and tricky task to empty all those eggs: so many omelets to eat :) But no worries, you can find several different solutions available at hobby stores. We personally like wooden eggs bu[...]
A love story that never ends – The sweetheart of your wedding decoration A love story that never ends – The sweetheart of your wedding decoration
Garden inspired DIY signs Garden inspired DIY signs
  • Garden inspired DIY signs

  • Every now and then we come across with some pieces of wood that seem to be without purpose at first sight. But, they really are not! You can create for example cute signs of them as we decided to do. As you see, these signs have been inspired by our garden. It seems that our hearts and minds are alr[...]
Big DIY greeting cards with a hint of personal twist and some crystal sparkle Big DIY greeting cards with a hint of personal twist and some crystal sparkle
Turn horror into happiness with this easy DIY lamp decoration idea Turn horror into happiness with this easy DIY lamp decoration idea
Do you love endless household tasks? No? - Do a pearl ribbon instead :) Do you love endless household tasks? No? - Do a pearl ribbon instead :)
Longing for blooming summer gardens: Try these DIY rose scented sachets as a cure Longing for blooming summer gardens: Try these DIY rose scented sachets as a cure
Seashell decorated wreath to remind you of the lazy days in the sun Seashell decorated wreath to remind you of the lazy days in the sun
From a runner into curtains: An easy peasy DIY idea for customized curtains for small windows From a runner into curtains: An easy peasy DIY idea for customized curtains for small windows
Hand-painted rustic kitchen tiles,  full of color and ambiance Hand-painted rustic kitchen tiles,  full of color and ambiance
Can You smell the promising scent of adventure? - Creating picturesque interiors with flea market junk (read “treasures”) Can You smell the promising scent of adventure? - Creating picturesque interiors with flea market junk (read “treasures”)
Rescue operation of a mishandled mirror – Read the true story behind the scenes Rescue operation of a mishandled mirror – Read the true story behind the scenes
Going bananas at the flea market with lamp shades! Going bananas at the flea market with lamp shades!
  • Going bananas at the flea market with lamp shades!

  • We have to admit it: We really do have a serious fixation with lamp shades! :) There are more than plenty of old lamp shades available at flea markets nearly free of charge and the temptation is too much. We have not been able to bear the thought about how good they would look if we would just uphol[...]
A Touch of Silvery Frost A Touch of Silvery Frost
  • A Touch of Silvery Frost

  • Shimmery shine of old silver, soft shades of velvety greys, peace and relaxedness, comfort of living. An interior with a touch of silvery frost. It´s time for January, the king of the year, to enter our homes.
Christmas Picture Potpourri Christmas Picture Potpourri
  • Christmas Picture Potpourri

  • Santa and the little elves with their red pointy hats just around the corner, a scent of gingerbread fresh from the oven, the Christmas tree in all its glory and candle light shared with loved ones. That and much more; that is what Christmas is all about! Come and share our journey. Enjoy a magical [...]
DIY Christmas Whirligig DIY Christmas Whirligig
  • DIY Christmas Whirligig

  • These Christmas decorations are fast and fun to make. You only need a piece of paper of your choice and some decorations. First, fold the paper and fasten the edges to each other with glue https:/..magra-india/. You may find a few clothespins useful until the glue has dried. Afterwards, you may deco[...]
A Christmas card stand for your favorite greetings from your favourite sweetie pies A Christmas card stand for your favorite greetings from your favourite sweetie pies
Everlasting Cakes – Artificial DIY cakes to decorate your home Everlasting Cakes – Artificial DIY cakes to decorate your home
DIY Christmas Card Ideas DIY Christmas Card Ideas
  • DIY Christmas Card Ideas

  • It is again that time of the year: Christmas card season! Yay :) This is a good opportunity to make some handicrafts. It is purposeful, easy, affordable and fun! You can customize every card to suit its receiver or make a pile of similar cards that represent its sender: YOU! We have here three DIY C[...]
Petite angel sign Petite angel sign
  • Petite angel sign

  • Today’s interior shops are full of different signs. One is telling that you should live, love and laugh. The other one says don´t worry about tomorrow, live today. Are you already bored with them? Hope not, because here comes another one! But because this is a DIY project, you may customize the text[...]
Bones for Dogs Bones for Dogs
  • Bones for Dogs

  • Do you get fits when your dog´s leash and collar are again lying on the floor? Or has the leash disappeared entirely and you are trying to find it when the dog is already more than ready to go! This rack will not only solve the problem but also looks tasty for your dog! You only need a piece of b[...]
Delicate wreath in lilac Delicate wreath in lilac
  • Delicate wreath in lilac

  • This is a quick and easy DIY project. Making complicated wreaths can be a challenging task but this sure is not! All you need is a few branches of artificial flowers and some thin iron wire, preferably a similar colour than the branches you use. Branches with several small flowers or berries are bes[...]
Romance of Blue and White - Country romantic cushions Romance of Blue and White - Country romantic cushions
  • Romance of Blue and White - Country romantic cushions

  • Blue and white, a versatile color combination. It can be seen in highly modern minimalistic Scandinavian interiors as well as in country romantic, shabby chic decorations. You can probably guess already, based on the picture, which one we personally prefer… :) These cushions are a labor of love and [...]
Tailored teddy bears – Huggability guaranteed Tailored teddy bears – Huggability guaranteed
  • Tailored teddy bears – Huggability guaranteed

  • Need a hug? A hairy hug preferably? With these bears you will never be left without one! Dark autumns definitely require something warm and cuddly to lean on to through the icy rains and northern winds. We decided that orange is the right color for our custom-made teddy bear. The orange color remind[...]