Pick a number

 I think the mailwomen around here have been kind of confused for a while. And people we know (who know where we live) have passed our house, when coming to see us, because it doesn’t look like it used to – and there has been no number.

The new house number 

There is now! We were lucky enough to find it second-hand at frou-frou.dk – it’s kind of expensive to buy new, and now we get a number with a past, allowing us to guess where it has spent its previous life… I’m going to see if I can make a name plate for the mailbox in photoshop to match the design of the housenumber. Again, it would be nice to buy a real one, but that’ll have to wait, because the name plates like that cost a small fortune!

Mads installed our new front door yesterday and fixed the finish around the door this evening. The door actually isn’t all that new, since we bought it way back in August 2006. It has been living in the garage ever since. It has windows in it, and yesterday I was going for the door several times, thinking someone forgot to close it. C’mon, girl – that’s just your new light in the hallway… 🙂 I do love the way it lets lots and lots of light into our hallway, but we still need to get used to the fact that you can actually see through the front door – amazingly, it works both ways, so you have to consider how you look before people come up to the door, and not just after they ring the doorbell! That’s right, we also put up the doorbell, which has been down since the house was sandblasted late April. Once we get the lamp back up as well, I promise I’ll post a picture of how it all looks. In the meantime you’ll have to do with my anemone japonica.

Mother and child 

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  1. Lisa says:

    The house number plate reminds me of Paris. You must be so happy moving forward with your home. I saw the photos on Flickr and you have really made a transformation, and it is beautiful. The photo of the flowers is very tender, as if one bud is bowing to the other. You always have beautiful photos. I really look forward to reading your posts!

  2. Sarah says:

    hi Astrid, is the house number background blue or black? I have such house envy for your home! I’m in a bit of a funk about our outdoors these days, though I’m trying to get over it. I continue to be amazed at how quickly you sew pieces of clothing.

  3. Ulla V. says:

    Hej Astrid!

    Først og fremmest: mange og varme tak til dig for at have givet mig sådan en fin award :0)
    Jeg er rigtig glad for, at du finder inspiration ved at kigge lidt på min blog (omend den har været lidt stille på det seneste!!) Du ved, at jeg ligeledes elsker at nyde din blog med de skønne indlæg om dine børn og dit smukke håndarbejde….

    Mange hilsner
    Ulla :0)

  4. Astrid says:

    Melanie – thank you!

    Hanne – it’s hilarious – you would think you were an intelligent creature, but I told myself over and over again “the door has windows” and still kept thinking someone forgot to close it. What a laugh – glad it’s not just me! 🙂

    Yvonne – thanks – it’s appreciated! 🙂

    Amy – I think we are going to see if we can get used to it, and then if it’s too difficult we may think of some sort of solution. In the bathroom we have kind of a plastic film on the windows – that might work here too. But I don’t really want to, so let’s see… 😉

    Lisa – thank you so much! Yes, we are enjoying the house so much now that the work we did really starts to pay off. But we do need a break now! 😉

    Sarah – the house number is a very dark blue – it works wonderfully with the yellow! I have to assure you – I don’t sew quickly! 😀 I’m a slow sewer – a slewer, I guess you might call it… 😉 I just sometimes decide to make something, and then I can hardly stop until it’s done.

    Ulla – den award var da bare fortjent. 🙂 Den bliver kun mere fortjent af, at du er i stand til at holde blog-fri, når du holder fri – det er også beundringsværdigt. Du laver nogle fantastiske ting med en detaljeringsgrad, som jeg er ret imponeret over – det giver dejlig inspiration! 😉

  5. Paul says:

    Hi Astrid,

    This is Paul, Sarah’s (sew buttons) husband. I wanted to let you know that I teach computer classes at our library. I’m doing a class on blogs, and since Sarah is always raving about your blog, I mentioned it and gave everyone your link. I told them how it was pretty cool that you could meet someone from so far away and have so many shared interests. So, I hope the classmates come to visit and spread the word.


  6. Astrid says:

    Paul – thank you! 🙂 This has got to be the most surprising comment I ever received on this blog. You mean to say that my little Danish blog is being used in a class on blogs in a library in New Jersey! I’m honoured and amused – and I love it! I want to tell you, that you are so right – the reach of the internet and the way it brings the world together cannot be praised enough. I LOVE living in what I call the internet age, and the possibilities it offers constantly blow my mind. I could write my blog in Danish, but I write in English for several reasons – among these is the reason that I reach the world instead of “just” my own country, thus making better use of the internet. So thank you Paul – and thank you Sarah for raving! 😉

  7. Alexis says:

    I’ve just discovered your blog and I’m enjoying it very much.

    We have the same style house number–but ours is a 4.

    I’ll visit again soon!

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