Monday, 26 November 2012

Tiger(ish) printed dress remixed with gold and orange

My closet is very small, as I've explained a couple of times. So, remixing is a discipline I must resort to frequently. Today was such an occasion.

The dress is from CC (where all great dresses apparently come from), and the orange silk scarf/shawl is old.


Isn't this the pattern of a tiger?







































I also wore it two weeks ago on the Trinny and Susannah show. The fit is incredible, and I'm learning how to handle beige!


Wearing a scarf this way isn't annoying at all







































As long as I can tie my scarves so they stay in place, and will lie reasonably flat on my bust, I'm okay with it. This one stayed on the whole day.



Lovely new ring from Evans















The large ring (with the white dot on)
on my middle finger is new. I originally ordered three, and received two, of which one is too small. This one fits perfectly though, and has already become a favorite. However, I do wish more shops would sell XL size jewellery!

To keep warm outside I wore my magenta wool coat again, which I like with the orange scarf - and my cobalt blue bag.


The brooch is new too, not from Evans though.






































As I sort of promised I have photos from this weekend's dinner party. My daughter wasn't at home to help, so I did all the cooking myself!

I usually cook everything myself, but it may seem to some like my daughter does a lot of cooking when we're having dinner guests.


Remember to click the photos to get a larger version















I'm very proud that I've made the candles myself! Last year my daughter made some at her club, and I've wanted them ever since. I love the dramatic atmosphere they create!


close up of amazing candles






































Of course I forgot to take photos of all the dishes, but I remembered at the dessert, which is a milk chocolate and mocca mousse with coconut grissini.



The cup is an heirloom form my husband's grandmother





















This dessert was brilliant.
I made it the day before, and just decorated it with whipped cream and chocolate shavings when I served it.


This could easily become a classic in our house!


























The weather on Friday was fantastic so I took the dog for a long walk.



A lovely November day in Denmark

















The dog loved it! I don't think he looks like an eleven year old dog, and he certainly doesn't behave like one - he actually chased his tail later that day!



Congo enjoying the sun


























As I wanted to make this year's first Christmas decoration, I took the opportunity to collect materials. A few hedges along the way were discretely helped to a better shape... Here's the result:



It can be placed anywhere


























Here's how I made it:
First I took and old and battered gold frame, and stapled chicken wire on to the backside.



Is chicken wire the right word?


























Adding the evergreen twigs was easy, a bit like weaving.



Half finished, and much faster than anticipated!


















Another photo of the finished product:



Bad lighting - I know!






































This ended up being a very long post, and I still have one photo I want to share.

On Wednesday my daughter's club had a 'bring your parents' arrangement. That's when I made the candles.

In addition to the candle making my daughter also taught her dad how to make glass beads (she's very good at it!),  and they had a great time!



Father and daughter making glass beads

















Now it's party time! Patti at the Not Dead Yet Style blog has invited me end everyone else to join her for the Visible Monday feast. Come have a look at all the incredible outfits!


Have a lovely week and see you soon!




55 comments:

  1. where should i begin?
    first your dress is marvellous, i said it before but it is true. to add the scarf is amazing, the colors of the scarf remind to a hot summer day on a tropical island, exactly that what we need in cold winter in our aera.
    your pic of your landscape is wonderful, i can see why your dog enjoys strolling around.
    the meal you cooked - congrats! i can not put my eyes away from the dessert, it look so delicious!
    the candles are very unique, the color is great and i love how you decorated for dinner.
    have a great week!

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    1. Thank you very much Sabine! The scarf is actually so old and worn out that is has started to fall apart - so I'm desperately looking for a replacement!

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  2. I adore your tiger dress and you are right, the bright coat looks perfect with the coral scarf. Then, the dinner! I am wanting some of that dessert right now, I can almost taste it. And your handsome dog - what a good fellow he is. Lovely post, T, thank you for sharing it with Visible Monday : >

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    1. Thank you so much Patti! Congo really is the best dog I've ever had, he's well behaved, loving and super cute!

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  3. Love, love your outfit. The scarf is the perfect touch of color and pattern. Your table looks stunning for your dinner party. I've never ever done anything that fabulous.
    Congo is a beautiful dog. What a lovely face he has.
    That cobalt blue bag is out of this world fabulous.

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    1. Thank you very much Debbi! I bought the bag this summer, and if I could I would use it every day! Sadly I have an enormous laptop that need way more room than this bag offers.

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  4. You are right, the dress print IS tigerish - far better than calling it beige, Tine! Putting the bright scarf with it is a brilliant touch, and the coat works wonderfully. You definitely have a real way with colour!
    How lovely your table looks, very glamorous, and that chocolate mousse looks delicious!
    There are so many good things to comment on - nw jewellery, your beautiful dog, your festive decoration (yes, chicken wire is right!) and your pic of dad and daughter working together are all lovely to see.
    Have a good week! xxx

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    1. Thank you very much Curtise! The chocolate mousse was too good! Unfortunately is was really easy to make as well, do you see where this is leading?

      From now on I don't have a beige dress, only a wild tiger print one!

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  5. Great photos. I love the Christmas screen (so smart) and of course I love your orange tights!

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    1. Thank you so much Gracey! Orange tights do seem to go with so much!

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  6. You are so creative in every way - clothes, cooking, decorating, candles! Very impressive!

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    1. Thank you very much Val! I do love to cook (and eat!), and decorating the table just seems like a natural extension of the cooking process.

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  7. You pattern mixers are all filling me with admiration and inspiration. I've had less luck ... will keep studying. What a great print on the dress. The scarf next to your face is lovely ... and the coat perfect. All decor, of course, and your table looks wonderful. Thanks for this post!

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment Janin! I made some spectacular mistakes myself with pattern mixing, and still do! We just have to keep trying.

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  8. Your pattern mixing is remarkable and I'm loving the brilliant colors. Magenta and blue never looked so good!

    You have so many creative interests and talents! The candles would make any holiday table shine.

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    1. Thank you very much Judith! As soon as I saw the blue bag this summer I knew I had to have it! If I could I would use it every day, but I have to bring my laptop which is enormous!

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  9. great pics <3<3 ps: love your foulard <3

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  10. Really, the coral print scarf with your tiger dress is brilliant. And the magenta coat and cobalt bag, smacking good colors together. And then you cook gourmet dinners with gorgeous table settings?! I totally love your picture framed evergreens. A great idea.

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    1. Thank you very much pao! Now that I've got the hang of mixing tiger print, I'm considering giving cow print a go. Isn't it about time we revived the black and white spots - blobs?

      Do feel free to copy any idea, in any post here!

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  11. I have a walk in, it is huge, i am so spoiled - I should remix more -
    Love your tiger dress - i adore the way you style your clothes - brilliant!
    Love that coat - it is the best color ever for you

    Love the candles and the X-mas decoration you made and how cute your daughter showing her dad to make glass beads -

    Ariane xxxx

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    1. Thank you so much Ariane! I'll put a walk in closet on my wish list for Christmas!

      Next time I'll get a photo of some of my daughter's glass beads, they're really beautiful!

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  12. Lovely pattern/color mix. The coral tights are a great accent!

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    1. Thank you very much Anne! It has taken quite a few test outfits to get it right - I'm not a natural at pattern mixing!

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  13. That is a fabulous scarf - it looks very soft and drapey. And the coat with the blue bag is so eye-catching.

    You could probably use your framed greenery piece year round ...

    I loved this post because it shows a little bit of the real you - not just the clothes.

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    1. Thank you so much Narda! Te scarf is made of silk, so it's very soft, and fell fantastic on my skin (I can't wear wool because of my extremely sensitive skin), and I've had it for years so it's falling apart now!

      I was afraid I would be boring people with photos of all the other stuff I do - so I'm very happy getting all these lovely comments!

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  14. Fabulous, as always - the scarf! The dress! The coat! You look amazing, and thank you also for the photos of your activities!

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    1. Thank you very much Amber! One of these days I'll find some of the first photos I posted, and see how different I look now. Blogging has really changed the way I dress, for the better!

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  15. I love the pop of pink in the scarf. I never know what to do with scarfs.
    I must copy what you did with the frame.
    Everything so homing and wonderfully welcoming, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. Thank you so much Sacramento! It's taken me a good deal of training tying my scarves to my satisfaction.

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  16. I think you closet is fabo, and you did a fantastic job re-mixing this dress. I'm in love with your scarf and your Arm Party :)

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    1. A very late reply Lynne, but still: Thank you so much!

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  17. I really like your tiger dress and the colors you have used with it. Very cool. I also must try your greens board. What a great idea!

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    1. Although I'm terribly behind: Thank you so much! I hope you got a chance to try the screen thing.

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  18. Hi Kaffe --

    A little late here but COME ON how gorgeous are the colors of that scarf on you? I was not at all happy to hear it's been so well loved that it's falling apart and you're seeking a replacement. [But happy you've enjoyed it so much.]

    I'm impressed by all the decorating and crafting, by the way. I'll be lucky if I get a wreath on the door but I do like your greenery board!

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    1. Much later here!: Thank you very much Vix! I'm going to try and repair the orange scarf, but I've already bought a replacement, just to be on the safe side. There's no way I'm surviving the Danish winter without a large (silk)scarf!

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  19. Love all the color and pattern mixing of yur outfit! And that purple coat would go nicely in my wardrobe...lol

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    1. Replying terribly late but still: Thank you so much!

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  20. Sorry for not commenting before Tine, but you also seem to have taken an early Christmas break! I hope you are busy doing a lot of fun stuff (like in the pictures) and not in bed as me with the flue. However, it is of course not the only reason for being absent so long time, just the last days.
    You look good as always in these kinds of dresses, and the scarf is pretty unexpected choice, but I think it works!
    I miss your posts! LOL

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    1. As a very late reply: Thank you very much Anna! There was some fun too at Christmas, and luckily no flue!

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    2. Even more sorry for the very late reply: Thank you very much Anna! Yes, there was fun at Christmas too, and luckily no flue!

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  21. What a great outfit- great print and wonderful addition of the scarf, and the coat! Your wardrobe may be small but you know how to rock the capsule wardrobe for sure.

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    1. A very delayed reply: Thank you so much Bella! Sometimes I'm wondering what will happen if I get a bigger closet. Will the amount of possessions explode?

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  22. Happy New Year, dear Tine! My best wishes for you and your family for 2013.
    Looking forward to seeing you again.

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    1. And almost a month later: Thank you very much Sabine, and the same to you!

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  23. Popping back to echo Sabine. As you know I'm a very infrequent blogger, but you've spoiled your readers with your very regular sharing so of course I worry a tiny bit when you are quiet.

    No pressure from me at all, just hope 2013 finds you well and gleefully recovering from the holidays/school!

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    1. Again, very delayed: Thank you so much, and the same to you! Sorry that I didn't get any New Years Eve photos! I really had planned it, but I was so busy having the party here at home!

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  24. Love how you pulled this outfit together - you work those colours well! Off to have a peek around your blog...J

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    1. Thank you very much Judith, and a warm welcome, although rather delayed!

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  25. Happy New Year Tine! Where have you been hiding lately?? I miss you! :) Hope to see you soon! :)

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    1. Thank you Monica - Here I am! I'm so glad that I'm missed!

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  26. I love this outfit, it is so chic and pulled together, and the bling and the coat finish it off just so nicely. You have an amazing sense of colour. I love the candlesticks too; I once bought some black ones and thought they were ever so dramatic too (though mine were dollar store, not handmade!). :)

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    1. Thank you so much! The black candles were not at all easy to make, so it'll be dollar store candles for me too next time!

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  27. Fun post! I Love trinity and suz!!

    So kaffe is coffe, but what is soester? Inquiring minds want to know.

    Xo, alyssa

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    1. Thank you so much - soester is sister!

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