Pride

21/08/2017


Godmorgen til jer. Har I mon haft en rar weekend? Her har den stået på lidt baby-fri tid og sjælden tosomhed med min mand. Så dejligt og tiltrængt. Vi spiste hummer-burger og rejemadder på Mefisto i Aarhus og slentrede ellers en tur rundt i Latinerkvarteret hånd i hånd. Kameraet havde jeg ladet blive hjemme, så i stedet får I her til morgen lidt billeder helt tilbage fra slutningen af maj, hvor vi var taget en tur til Skovgaard Museet i Viborg for at se udstillingen Hovmod af den britiske kunstner Rebecca Louise Law. 

Udstillingen var en del af et udstillingssamarbejde mellem en række østjyske museer under overskriften 'De syv dødssynder' i anledning af Europæisk Kulturhovedstad Aarhus 2017. Og nøj, hvor var det dog en smuk udstilling. Så poetisk, fin og tankevækkende. Jeg er så glad for, at vi lige nåede at se den, inden den sluttede.

Saxo havde lige lært at sidde op selv på dét tidspunkt, så da billedet af ham blev taget, stod Mads på spring i kulissen i det tilfælde, at han skulle vælte bagover. Det skete heldigvis ikke :-) Og sikke meget, der er sket med ham siden. Nu sidder han aldrig stille, han er begyndt at 'synge' med på sange (som mest lyder som da-da-da) og hans yndlingslegetøj er et målebånd. Skøre, dejlige dreng :-) 

Good morning everybody. Have you had a nice weekend? We finally managed to have some baby free time and enjoyed a bit of twosomeness. So nice and much needed indeed. We ate lobster burger and shrimp sandwiches at Mefisto in Aarhus and strolled around the Latin Quarter hand in hand. I left the camera back home, so in stead I'll show you some pictures from a trip we took to Skovgaard Museet in Viborg back in the end of May. We went to see the exhibition 'Pride' by the British artist, Rebecca Louise Law.

The exhibition was part of a collaboration between an array of museums in East Jutland with the theme 'the seven deadly sins' on the occasion of Aarhus being European Capital of Culture 2017. It was such a beautiful exhibition. So poetic and thought provoking. I'm so happy that we just managed to see it before it ended.

At that time, Saxo had just learned to sit up. So when the picture was taken, Mads was ready to jump in on the sideline, in case he was tilting. Fortunately, that didn't happen :-) And so much has happened with Saxo since then. Now, he never sits still, he has just begun 'singing' along on songs (which mainly sounds like 'da-da-da', but still) and his favourite toy is a measuring tape. Funny, wonderful child :-)      

Christiane Spangsberg's Motherhood

18/08/2017

Dining room, scandinavian interior, Christiane Spangsberg, via scandinavianlovesong.com
Dining room, scandinavian interior, via scandinavianlovesong.com
Dining room, scandinavian interior, Christiane Spangsberg, via scandinavianlovesong.com
Dining room, scandinavian interior, Christiane Spangsberg, via scandinavianlovesong.com

Vi har nu boet i vores nye rækkehus i snart to måneder, og vi er stort set kommet på plads. Alligevel mangler der lige nogle af de der projekter, som bare har det med at trække i langdrag. Kender I dem? F.eks. at finde nye gardiner til vores køkken/stue/alrum. Da vi flyttede ind, havde de tidligere lejere ladet deres gamle lamelgardiner hænge. Og hvor venligt det end var af dem (og rart, så vi slipper for nysgerrige blikke), så klæder de virkelig ikke rummet særlig godt. Det må vist blive et projekt til efteråret :-)

Men én ting, der er rigtig rart ved vores nye hjem, er, at vores gamle spisebord passede lige ind OG at der var den perfekte væg til vores værk af Christiane Spangsberg - som nogle af jer måske husker fra vores lejlighed i Aalborg. Med titlen Motherhood har værket en ganske særlig betyning for mig, og det er en stor fornøjelse at kunne kigge på det til dagens måltider ved bordet. 
We have now lived in our new terrace house for almost two months, and we are almost settled in. However, we still have a few of those projects in store that always seem to drag out. Are you familiar with those? For instance finding new curtains for our dining/kitchen/livingroom. When we moved in, the previous tenants had been so kind to leave their old lamella curtains behind, which was really nice of them so that we aren't completely exposed to prying eyes. Unfortunately, they don't do anything good for the room, and I'm really keen on finding a good replacement. A great project for the fall I guess :-)  

But one thing that is super great about our new place is that our old dining table fits straight in AND that there was a perfect wall for our work by Christiane Spangsberg - that some of you might remember from our apartment in Aalborg. With the title 'Motherhood' the piece carries a very special meaning to me, and it is such a joy being able to look at it at every meal during the day.

Saxo's Naming Celebration - The Table Setting

11/08/2017

Table Setting, A Table Story, Naming Celebration, via scandinavianlovesong
Table Setting, A Table Story, Naming Celebration, via scandinavianlovesong
Table Setting, A Table Story, Naming Celebration, via scandinavianlovesong
Table Setting, A Table Story, Naming Celebration, via scandinavianlovesong
Table Setting, A Table Story, Naming Celebration, via scandinavianlovesong
Table Setting, A Table Story, Naming Celebration, via scandinavianlovesong
Table Setting, A Table Story, Naming Celebration, via scandinavianlovesong
Table Setting, A Table Story, Naming Celebration, via scandinavianlovesong
Table Setting, A Table Story, Naming Celebration, via scandinavianlovesong
Table Setting, A Table Story, Naming Celebration, via scandinavianlovesong

God fredag aften alle sammen. Som lovet, kommer der her lidt (okay, mange) billeder af borddækningen til navngivningsfesten. Jeg havde ikke så meget tid til at forevige det hele, inden gæsterne troppede op, så billederne står desværre ikke helt skarpe - men mon ikke I alligevel kan danne jer et indtryk af, hvordan det hele blev :-) 

Servicet var, som tidligere nævnt, lejet gennem A Table Story, som jeg på det varmeste kan anbefale. De smukke tallerkner fra K.H. Würtz klædte maden på smukkeste vis, og sammen med krystalglassene og det både pæne og praktiske bestik fra Cutipol blev borddækningen lige, som jeg havde ønsket mig. Bordene var lidt dumme ift. bordben, så der endte med at blive lidt langt mellem kuverterne, men det var vist også det eneste, der ikke gik helt efter planen. 

Jeg havde selv lavet bordkort og menuer med illustrationerne fra Anja Mulder, og ellers var bordene pyntet meget enkelt med en blanding af pluk-selv blomster og lidt godt-og-blandet fra vores lokale blomster-pusher, bl.a. de blå agapanthus, som også stod i barokhaven. Det eneste 'pynt', vi ellers havde i rummet, var de tre store billeder af Saxo, som Maria Franck tog tilbage i februar.  

Håber, I får en dejlig weekend.     


Happy Friday everybody. As promised, here you have a bunch of pictures of the table setting. Unfortunately, I didn't have that much time to capture the setting before the guests arrived, but I think you can get a pretty good impression of it all anyway :-)

The tableware was as earlier mentioned rented through A Table Story, who I can highly recommend. The stunning plates from K.H. Würtz really made the food look great and together with the crystal glasses and the both pretty and practical cutlery from Cutipol, it all turned out exactly as I hoped for  - maybe even better. The tables were a bit unpractical in terms of the table legs, so the distance between each setting was a bit longer than I wanted - but that was about the only thing that didn't go exactly as planned.

I designed the menus and place cards myself with use of the illustrations made by Anja Mulder. The tables were otherwise very simply decorated with a mix of self-picked flowers and flowers and greens from our local flower pusher, for instance the same blue agapanthus as in the manor house garden. Besides that, the only 'decoration' in the room were the three big pictures of Saxo that Maria Frank took back in February. 

Have a lovely weekend. 

Saxo's Naming Celebration - The Venue

10/08/2017

Naming celebration, party venue, Gl. Estrup, Orangeri - via scandinavianlovesong.com
Naming celebration, party venue, Gl. Estrup, Orangeri - via scandinavianlovesong.com
Naming celebration, party venue, Gl. Estrup, Orangeri - via scandinavianlovesong.com
Naming celebration, party venue, Gl. Estrup, Orangeri - via scandinavianlovesong.com

Så er vi endelig på den anden side af Saxo's navngivningsfest, Mads er startet på job igen og jeg har taget hul på den sidste måneds barsel. Pyh, tiden flyver. Men vi havde sådan en fin fest i lørdags - med alle vores kære omkring os, til at fejre livet, kærligheden og vores lille dreng. 

Det gik hurtigt op for mig, at jeg havde alt for mange billeder til ét indlæg. Så nu bliver de lige delt lidt op. Her får I lidt stemningsbilleder fra stedet, vi holdte festen - nemlig i orangerierne på Gl. Estrup (en smuk, gammel herregård på Djursland, der også fungerer som landbrugsmuseum). Billederne er fra den barokhave, der støder op til orangerierne. Den er så smuk, og overalt står de blå agapanthus. Flottere rammer for en fest kan man vist ikke ønske sig. 

Saxo's naming celebration took place last Saturday, Mads is back at work and there is less than a month left of my maternity leave. Phew, time flies. But we had such a lovely day Saturday - with all our loved ones gathered to celebrate our life, love and son. 

I quickly realised that I had way too many pictures for a single blog post, so I decided to spilt them up in two, maybe three. So here you have a few pictures from the venue - namely the orangeries at Gl. Estrup (an old, beautiful manor house, which also works as a farming museum). The pictures are mainly from the baroque garden outside the orangeries. It is so beautiful and filled with blue agapanthus. I couldn't wish for a more stunning setting for our party.     
 

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