Monday, November 9, 2009

So lucky, so happy!

I haven't been blogging recently because I'm travelling a lot at the moment. Twice back home in Switzerland in the last three weeks, and next week we'll be in England! I'm really excited about that; the English countryside has such a special feeling to it because I have beautiful childhood travel memories of this place. And at the moment I'm reminded of it all the time: A lot of decoration shops have British themes and I like the vintage brit fashion. Isn't autumn the best time for it when the weather is everywhere like in England? :)

Last week, still in Switzerland, I had such an amazing surprise in my email box: I won a contest!It was Lena's from Schönsinn, a wonderful blog with breathtaking pictures you absolutely have to visit. Ooooh I'm still so excited! Just look at her "Winner" post, how she must have spent hours writing all the names on little papers and arranging them so beautifully on a plate! For those who don't speak German, "Schönsinn" means "sense for the beautiful" and this is what everyone should have: To see even the smallest beautiful things in life and appreciate them.* I don't know yet what I won, it's a surprise and Lena is on vacation at the moment so she couldn't send it yet. I'm so impatient... but at least it won't be waiting at home when I'm away too! I will post about it as soon as it gets here... The first part of the win I already got: I met in Lena a wonderful and very kind and interesting person!

Love, Chani

*A question I've always wanted to ask those who have all those amazing blogs about those beautiful details in life... nicely decorated homes, small but still time-taking crafts, and so on: Do your "average" friends or family members appreciate them? Do they see it? Or do you sometimes only do this for yourself or don't put so much effort in some things when they are for certain people? I wonder what your experiences are...


  1. Congratulations! I am sure it will be beatiful whatever it is!

  2. Bonjour Madam!!

    Ich hab deinen Blog übers Weihnachtswichteln gefunden! ;-)) Ich komme jetzt öfters mal schauen!

    Alles Liebe

  3. Was für eine wundervolle Collage - very British!!! Und herzlichen Glückwunsch zu deinem Gewinn - Lena hat sich bestimmt etwas Wunderbares einfallen lassen!!! Und ich möchte auch noch ganz herzlich DANKE sagen, für deine zauberhaften Zeilen - ich hab mich rieeeeesig darüber gefreut!!!!!!

    Einen herrlich gemütlichen Novembernachmittag und GLG, herzlichst Jade

  4. I already looked for shabby deco in France, but they mix shabby and vintage! i think if you go in England you should find more easily.There is a book by" Rachel ASHWELl's shabby chic guide to treasure hunting"Have a nice week end thank you for coming catherine

  5. Hi I had your message and i know an online shop if you want nordique shabby:,it's in Denmark and also there is an online magazine from Denmark (they send it quickly) it's 11 euros but it's a real treasure for, i'm sure you'll love it!!!xxxcatherine

  6. Huge congrats! It's always do fun to win!!!! And how exciting to be traveling so much! I know you will have amazing pictures to share!

    m ^..^