Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Events

On Thursday December 06th we had a Christmas Holiday Open House at Vignettes.

This is my last post about Vignettes, we decided to move out by the end of the year, because so many new changes in our live will happen in the upcoming year and we need more time to prepare for that. 

On one side we are so excited about our future, on the other side we are sad to leave all those wonderful people we worked with in Vignettes.
Thank you Vignettes for a great year!


On Friday and Saturday December 07th and 08th another Christmas event took place at Urban Barn.

As you can see, we have been very busy preparing for those occasions!

This event was so nice and I was happy that I found some gifts for Christmas myself.



Now I am done with all the events and I can concentrate on a relaxed and quiet Christmas season with my family.

This is my goal every year to have less stress and more time to enjoy, sadly it doesn't always work, but at least I try. And ... there is always a next year.  

Maybe I can make those fun Christmas Crackers this year
... and there are some other things I didn't have the time for. 


You'll see the pictures if I do.

Friday, November 23, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere I go ...

We got all excited today when I put my brand new hand soldered bottles into the Madame Sauerkraut both in Leaping Lotus.
It is so much fun to see how the look changes with new items.
We love it!

We took a trip to Santa Barbara this week, and I found these wonderful bottle-brush trees.

As much as I enjoyed our stay in this beautiful place, I couldn't wait to come home to solder the trees on some of my collected vintage bottles.

Check out these vintage crates we found in Carpinteria at Whimsy Antiques. Some cleaning and a treatment with linseed oil and voila: we have the most gorgeous crates, perfect for firewood and pine-cones next to the fireplace, or a tray for dishes and tableware, displaying your knitting wool or storing your favorite magazines ...  

Here you get a glimpse at my workshop where I made the bottle-brush trees.
This is my favorite time of the year. Sometimes I am so full of ideas, that I don't know what to do first. Suddenly Christmas season is there and time starts flying, and there is so much I still want to do.

Mark in your calender, you find us on December 06th
from 3PM to 8PM
Christmas Open House
at Vignettes.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!


New images from us in Urban Barn.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Christmas Stockings, Ready to Go!

We wrote about our hand knitted Christmas stockings before. After counting our years work we couldn't believe it. We actually made over 100 stockings!! Each one made with so much care.
We had the fun idea to put up a long laundry line at the beach and hang up all the stockings we made, but people kept on asking when we would get them into the stores, so there was no time for extravagant photo sessions. 
Yes, they are finally in and they look great! So check out one of our three locations (Leaping LotusUrban Barn, Vignettes). 
We try to restock them every few days, so there is always a good variety... and we are still knitting.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Madame Sauerkraut at the Urban Barn

Take a peek at our space at the Urban Barn in Escondido!

Lavender, the scent and soul of the Provence.

One of our hand soldered, unique belt buckles.

Pure linen shirts, exclusively made by Madame Sauerkraut.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Inspiring Book

We just bought the book Vintage by Nina at Vignettes. It's by Nina Hartmann from Sweden and Maria Isabel Hansson, who took many pictures for our beloved Norwegian magazine Vakre. We've always been big lovers of the Scandinavian interior design. How inspiring! And how relaxing to look at the beautiful pictures.
If you love the Jeanne d'Arc Living magazine or Vakre magazine you will love this book too!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Don't you just love Halloween?

Marieke designed the image for our super comfy Boo Shirts. The only place where you can find them is in our Madame Sauerkraut booth at Leaping Lotus - Solana Beach (CA). Very cute!
Boo Shirt: Sizes XS-XL   $29.90

Our booth in Leaping Lotus

Our skeleton chandelier in Vignettes

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Meet Emmi

Meet Emmi, she's the true Madame Sauerkraut. She just loves to unpack fresh delivered merchandise...

 Once unpacked she won't let it out of her sight!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Knitting all Summer

Since months we're knitting our pure wool Christmas stockings on the most beautiful beaches of California. Maybe you saw us at Cardiff Beach, Pismo Beach, Santa Barbara, Carmel, and Monterey... 
Three years ago we started off with pure cream-white stockings and this year we're in love with the natural gray. So this Christmas expect the cream-white, dark gray, and the natural light-gray. 

You can find them in our three locations (Leaping Lotus, Urban Barn, and Vignettes) at the end of October. We're also working on our Internet shop. More info soon! 

Madame Sauerkraut at Vignettes

Check us out this Saturday at the Anniversary Event in Vignettes