Monday, January 2, 2012

the year that was....

2011 is now old news... and what happend here at the cottage this year?
Lets take a walk throught it shall we....

a new years table was decorated.

I read 29 books in 2011, fewer than what I read in 2010...hmmm

My diningroom looked fresh without any christmas left overs


I enjoyed fresh farm eggs from mum's chickens.

I was really into equestrian decor and inspiration for my mudroom/hallway

And we were so waiting for spring tofinally happen

I kept buying spring baulbs....

We made loads of muffins, in every flavour!

 I finally found the perfectly cute alarm clock.

My dining room wasa featured at HGTV... I felt super proud.

Easter happend....

we had guest from Germany that brought me gifts! :)

The hallway was finnished and decorated!

Pixie won Youngstock Champion as well as Reserve Best in Show at her 2nd show ever...

I fell in love with striped paper straws... :)

It was summer, but didnt feel alot like it... it was simply WET.

Finally painted my deck chair in light aqua, as well as alot of other things...

The stairs landing upstairs became my atlier


My sister graduated from 4 years of photography school!

I finally got a hold of the "Romantic Prarie Style" book... Loved it!

I dragged this huge cage back from the UK....
My Beswick Collection in the hallway grew...

Butterfly magnets....

A new wooden box for use as a table.

My home made message blackboard.

Pixie won some more ribbons.

And Pixie's stable git finnished.

Autumn arrived in full... and it was fleamarket time. I painted these from dark brown.

I attended an outdoors theatre, it was COLD.

 Got me some pretty new bowls...

I turned 30!!! Oh my!

Hokus arrived

And so did Pokus. My two kittens.

I decorated for Yule early in December.

Dad had a heartattack and survived.... and was through surgery and home before xmas!

Celebrated a quiet yule season with friends and family.

Hope to see you all still in 2012


Jann Olson said...

Hi, just found your lovely blog through Polohouse. What a wonderful and eventful year you have had. So glad that your Dad is doing well. Your photograpy is fab. Have you had a few tips from your sister? I sure need a lesson or two. Hocus and Pocus are just so darn cute and such tiny little things. Looking forward to more visits in 2012!

Maratonjenta said...

Hei, så gøy at Better After har oppdaget oppussingsprosjektene dine! Jeg har jo lest bloggen din lenge og elsker de grønne nyansene og de flotte bildene:-)

Ha et flott 2012!!

Hilsen Maratonjenta!

Katy said...


I LOVE your blog! beautiful, visiting from Better After...

Hi I'm Shannon said...

CONGRATS on the BetterAfter feature from Lyndsey =) Happy New year from the US ;)

Olga@Stardust-Decor&Style said...

Just found your blog and I find it amazing! You have a lovely house and you're talented not only as decoration is concerned, but photography also! Your kitties are darlings! Love and admire the way you chose to live!
Love, Olga

Olga@Stardust-Decor&Style said...

Just to let you know that I'll be featuring your lovely house on my tomorrow's blog post!
Love, Olga

Lindsey @ Better After said...

Trine, I NEED some butterfly magnets like those! Where did you find them? Loved this yearly wrap up. Everytime I visit your blog, I seriously consider moving to Norway.

Schaughn said...

I found you through Better After last night (and left a comment on your master bedroom redo) I want to read your muffin post, but it's not in English! My failing...but what I really want to know is if you baked the muffins in the tea cups?? Regardless, the presentation is fantastic.

becky up the hill said...

Beautiful. Been following your blog, but somehow missed the kittens! So cute, please post some new pix to see their progress..

Monica Helén said...

Godt nytt år jenta!! =)))
Så mye herlige bilder.. en fin oppsummering av 2011..=)