THE HEART ON THE DOOR

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen The red heart above is hanging on the door leading into our bathroom/toilet. In Norway I would think that every second family has a red heart on this door. Also you will find a heart as a standard sign for bathroom/toilet on hiking maps, info boards and in public places. This […]

WORKING TITLE

I love this picture. It tells so many stories, a story about needlework, another about mother – daugther relationship, a story about the 50s and last but not least a story about how often a child is a chip off the old block (eplet faller ikke langt fra stammen). My husband and I found the picture while clearing up […]

LOVE THAT LASTS A LIFETIME

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen My friend and I are nine years old lying in an open spaced stairs spying at all the guests at an older sister’s party. A young woman passes by and I can smell her perfume, an incident that introduced me to the warm and sensual fragrance of Musk Oil by Alyssa Ashley. I […]

THOSE 80s

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen In a vintage store in Oslo the other day I stumbled over these skinny leather ties from the 80s. So fun to see them again, and I had to buy them right away. I remember very clearly that I gave a turquoise one as a birthday gift to a friend at […]

MY ROOM FROM THE 70s

The 1970s were an interesting time for style and design. I was a teenager at that time, and remember with joy my new decorated room. A brown corduroy sofa and chair, a green table next to a couple of orange plastic furniture. From the ceiling a macramé with a green plant, and on the brown […]

CONGRATULATIONS, MOM!

 Foto: Kristin Bae Mysen Gratulerer mor med kjempesalg på den nye boken din “Barndomsliv på Vinstra”! Dette er en perle av en bok, en spennende beretning om en barndom helt fri for sikkerhetsnett og overbeskyttende foreldre, fra en tid som aldri kommer tilbake. Kjøp den, les den og eller gi den bort til noen du er […]

DOUBLE DELIGHT

  Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen A favorite rose in my garden at the moment is the Double delight which has finally unfolded its petals. It is such a beauty and has the best of fragrance. It has actually another name as well; the Tudor rose. And thanks to the former king Henry Tudor VIII of England we are able to […]

PEER GYNT

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen Today I finished reading the dramatic poem Peer Gynt by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen. After I read it I had to search for my old brooch made of pewter that I remembered from my childhood. I haven’t been reading the poem for years, but I was once again taken by its fine […]

ROYAL FOR A DAY

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen Last weekend my husband and I enjoyed being tourists in our own capital Oslo. Visiting the Royal Palace on a guided tour was really interesting, and the best part of course was standing inside by the palace balcony viewing the whole of Oslo, and knowing that right there the Royal family are exchanging waves […]