Thursday, 18 April 2013

Catching a bug...

See Mr Beetle in the big frame in the middle?

Well, I did not exactly "catch" him, not as such, but for the longest time I have been a huge admirer of my dear blog friend Lisa's art, and I am now thrilled to have one of her prints on my wall! Lisa sells her paintings, prints and greeting cards here, most of which have a lovely scent of Swedish summer, whether in the form of beautiful butterflies and other insects, a summery window or simply wild strawberries on a grass straw. You can visit her blog Lisa's Hus (Lisa's House) here and, again, her web gallery to see more here. (Her websites are in Swedish, but if you are interested in buying some of her lovely art, just send her an email in English to inquire further.)

As Mr Bug Beetle looked a little bit lonely up there, I thought two temporary nature buddies could join him on either side, until I find something better. I had some ten-year-old fabric in my cupboard, with small pictures of dragonflies, nuts etc, so a snippety-snip moment later, some fabric and two old frames were introduced to  the lovely bug print. So far, they seem to get along just fine! 

Some more colourful cushions are also in the pipeline, as it is time to springify this corner even more!

Having recently been to the dentist, I found myself slurping soup for most meals for a day or two, and feeling a little lazy, the soup was of the tinned kind rather than made from scratch. Sooo, what to do with the empty tins? Well, print out some lovely vintage dragonfly images from the internet and wrap around the tins is one option, and that is the one I went for. The daffodils singing on the last verse in the garden auditioned for the role of pretty props and even if some of them were a little over-eager, stretching towards the camera in a rather deliberate sort of SEE ME manner, I think they could be right for the job...

And so, the insect theme continues...

Wishing you a lovely weekend, with or without bugs!


  1. very cuty and cosy....
    best regards from :)

  2. Åh, så fint du har gjort och så fint du skriver om mej! Jag känner mej nästan generad, men framför allt hedrad!
    Tack snälla för all uppmärksamhet du ger mej här!

    Så läckra kuddar i insektstemat, jag ser att har har ju likadana! :)

    Nu hoppas jag att tandläkarkänlsan snart försvinner!
    Varma kramar

  3. Love the insect theme, and I would love to try to order something from Lisa... her artwork is wonderful!

  4. Lisa är jätteduktig, besöker hennes
    blogg ofta. Din skalbagge är vacker.
    Och jättefint blev det med burkarna
    till blommor också.
    Kram från ett blåsigt Sverige

  5. Know what you meen, about food and dentists,thats my life to this days! Good luck to you! Just found your blogg a few days ago. You take the most beutiful photos and have a perfect eye for beuty! I will be back!

  6. Hi Helena
    I love your tins. They look very sweet with the daffodils.
    Have a great day!

  7. Åh nu blev jag påmind om att jag har tre fjärils-motiv i lådan som jag ännu inte hittat ramar till. Ja, jag har fallit för insektsvågen jag med! Din tavla är jättefin och vilken smart idé att fixa sällskap bredvid med hjälp av stuvbitarna. Den som spar han har.. ;) Finurligt även med burkarna som jag vet att du visat oss exempel på tidigare och som jag alltid blir så imponerad av!


  8. Brukar inte gilla "bugs" men tavlan du visar och burkarna du dekorerat är riktigt fina!
    Kram Maria

  9. Hi Helena, must laughing about the title and than I look at the pict: It`s great. My interests are art and more ... and therefore I found your blog.
    It`s very fine here to read the posts and see the picts with flowers, but more the interior ideas are so exciting.

    By the way: I am an fivety something artist and life in Augsburg.

    Would like to say: Stay in touch ...

    Best regards, Heidrun (Artist Name is ericaSta)

  10. Who would have thought that bugs would look so great in home decor!

  11. Vilka bilder! Undrar just hur du bär dig åt?
    Inspirerande att se dina nya website också!

    Om du är i Stockholmstrakten något i sommar skulle det vara jättekul att ses!
    Du är alltid välkommen till Postgården.

    Herr Postis

  12. I love the dragonfly tins! They are having difficulty containing those boisterous daffs, aren't they?! x

  13. Vilken härlig insektsdos här hos dig kära Helena. :) Så fina, både konservburkar och Lisas vackra konstverk. Inspirerande! :) Och alla fina små insekter börjar vakna till liv i naturen nu. En humla krockade med vårt köksfönster för någon dag sedan och jag kunde inte låta bli att le åt att våren får oss alla att bli lite yra. Och snart är det sommar och då kommer trollsländorna och hälsar på i vår trädgård. Så vackra.

    Ta hand om dig kära vän och ha en riktigt fin helg tillsammans med de dina.♥

    Kram Lotta

  14. Vila ljuvligt vackra magnolior. Och gentlemannen som tittar ut genom fönstret är riktigt kul..... Ha en bra helg.


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