Linnea

Second hand Shopping vol.1

New HouseShopping

I am looking for vintage midcentry modern interior for the new house, the house was built in late 1960 and we want to mix modern and 60s. It is a bit of a challenge to find the perfect pieces, I try to go as often as I can to second hand stores to not miss anything that could come in. So far Ive found some really nice items that I know will look perfect in the new house ?

This old brass pendant lamp will be in our guest bath by the main entrance. The bathroom is small and narrow and will be painted in a dark shade so I think brass will look good in there.

My new LOVE – I was so happy when I found this beauty for only 4.500kr.

All of a sudden round mirrors are hard to find, this used IKEA mirror only cost me 1.200kr and it is in good condition.

I could buy 100 candle holders every time I visit a second hand shop. These are from a old menu collection and will look good anywhere.

 

Do you know of any second hand stores that are good close to RVK?

Love,

L

Renovation: No more white walls!

HomeInteriorProjects

I am looking at wall colors for the new house. Our apartment today is extremely Scandinavian with all walls white, white oiled wooden floors and white furniture. In the new house we decided to not have any white walls, all rooms will be painted in different dust shades and we will also redo the floors but haven’t decided what type of floors yet, I think they will be bleached gray or dark oak wooden floors.

Now all the fun begins

 

Love,

L

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Cupcake Sunday

Food

My yummy chocolate cupcake recipe..

 

For 12 normal size cupcakes.

Cake:

  • 4 st eggs
  • 2 dl sugar
  • 1 dl flour (hveiti)
  • 1 dl potato flour (kartoffelmel)
  • 1 tsk baking powder (matarsódi)
  • 2 msk cacao powder (kakóduft)
  1. Turn on oven to 175c upper/lower or fan. Then prepare the cupcake paper molds, make sure to the paper molds is in a cupcake baking mold holder (this was hard to explain) otherwise they will not have a nice shape and most likely leak out all over your oven. The paper molds I use in the pictures is from Lagerhaus.se
  2. Sift flour, potato flour, cacao powder and baking powder in a bowl. Preheat the eggs and sugar in a pot, just so they get finger warm and the sugar is melted, pour into a bowl and whisk white and fluffy with an electric mixer.
  3. Sift in little by little of the flour mixture into the whipped egg mixture and stir gently with a spoon until smooth. You want to have it super fluffy still but well mixed.
  4. Pour the mixture into the cupcake molds (fill a little less than half of each mold) and bake in the middle of oven for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Take out and Let them cool down completely.

 

Cream:

  • 300g butter (smör)
  • 5 msk cacao powder (kakóduft)
  • 5 dl icing sugar (flórsykur)
  • 2 tsk vanilla sugar (vanillusykur)
  • 4 msk syrup (síróp)
  1. Whisk the butter fluffy with an electric mixer (about 5min). Then add the rest of the ingredients exp the syrup. Use a spoon at first to blend it all together and then whisk again with the electric mixer and add the syrup.

Make sure the cupcakes (cake bottoms) are not warm at all. Then I make/dig a hole in the middle of all of the cake bottoms with a small teaspoon or knife, make sure to not go too deep, the hole is to put in some delicious cream in.

Then place 1/3 of the chocolate cream in a spritzer cone with a spoon and cut a whole at the end of the cone, fill up your cake bottoms (in the wholes we made) with the chocolate cream.

and here comes the fun part, take a new spritzer cone and select what type of shape you want your cupcakes to have, I did the classic cupcake look with a star shaped spritzer.

Then you can store your cupcakes in the cooler for 2-3 days.

 

Let me know if you try my recipe and how you liked it :)

Happy Baking!

 

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Love,

L

 

Nýja Heimilið

HomeLife

Finally after almost a year of active searching for a new home we found the perfect place for us ?

We are currently in Fossvogur and love the neighborhood, we really wanted to find a bigger home within this area but the houses here are rare to find on sale and it took us a long time to get one. The 1st of May we will get the keys to our new home and there is a lot to be done before we can move in, walls, floors and ceilings needs to be painted or renewed. I am all in interior design at the moment and super excited to get my hands on the house.

I promise to share every step in our renovation with you and before/after ?

Love, 

L

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