A basket with painted glassbottles 🧺🎨😊

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

Yesterday I actually used the bus for the first time I have been living in Spain 😅🚃. Imagine that 😊. But I haven’t had any use to take the bus before yesterday,- and it all went very well 😅. And the bus trip went to La Cala in Mijas. The train doesn’t go to La Cala, but the bus does 🚃.

I was in La Cala, Mijas and delivered a basket with some painted glassbottles for sale in cafe Case Barella in La Cala 🎨.

The basket with painted glassbottles for sales you can find in Casa Barella in La Cala/ Mijas 😊

I have no idea how this sale will goes,- maybe very well and I can fill up the basket with new painted glassbottles in a couple of weeks? Or maybe it will be just standing there and nothing happens at all. I’m actually not sure at all,- but of course I hope and cross my fingers it will be some sale, hopefully a empty basket more then one time 🤞. But at the moment I haven’t to many expectations for to much sale. And at the same time as I feel I’m a bit “nervous” too, without manage to explain why or for what I have this, a kind of nervous feeling in my stomach,- it’s there and I have no idea why 🤔. Because I don’t need to be worried or nervous for this basket with painted glassbottles for sale,- it is what it is,- nothing more and nothing less. But maybe feels a bit like this because it’s actually the first time I have my painted glassbottles “out there” for a real sale like “all and everyone” can buy if they want?

This glassbottles are not with lights inside,- but it’s possible to buy solar lights to the bottles if the buyer are interested.

The solar light to the glassbottle 🌞💡

I’m going to use more and more solar lights in my painted bottles,- but first I need to be finish with all the string lights for the bottles with batteries. It’s a bit better for the environment to use solar lights, and it’s also easier for and to use. In general you don’t need to change batteries, just use the sun and light, and “woops” there’s lights inside the glassbottle for a while 💡.

But one step at the time,- I have a lots of cork string lights for glassbottles with batteries,- so I’m using that until it’s empty for that in my tiny little “storage” ( a a drawer ). But I have also slowly started to fill up an other drawer with solar lights 🌞.

And I think maybe tomorrow I’m ready to show you the different other painted orders I have been working on? 😊🎨. But before I can do that, I need to show them to my costumers 😊.

So yes,- I’m getting there,- getting finish with some painted products, and ready for some new 😊.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

Me from the bus trip to La Cala yesterday 😊

Yesterday I did deliver a basket with painted glassbottles for sale to CAFE CASA BARELLA in La Cala/ Mijas 🎨😊. I’m not sure how this sale will be or go,- but hopefully the basket will be empty so I can fill it up again with some more painted glassbottles 🤞😊.

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There was a tiny little thought behind each gift 🎁😊

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

Yesterday I was invited to a birthday party,- and not to anyone (for me at least ), – but to Natasja 🥰. And it was a very nice and cozy birthday party in her and her husband’s cafe- Casa Barella 🥀.

For me she is a very special friend, and a special friend needs also some special thoughts behind the gifts 🥰.

My birthday gift to Natasja 🎁

Natasja like pink, and for some reason she likes clocks, or maybe it’s just “the time” she like? 😊 I know she likes both the clocks and the time, but in two different ways ⏳. And she like wine too 🍷. And she likes flowers as well 🥀. So I tried to “create” a birthday gift to her that’s in a way gave her those things she like 🎁.

It became a pink flower plant called Cala 🥀. Why? Because it was pink and because she lives in La Cala as well has her (their) dream is there, in La Cala- their own cozy cafe- Casa Barella 🍵.

Then it was a pink wine, still because she likes both pink and wine 🍷. And I did put two snack bowls together with the wine. One in the same green colours that’s are in the cafe, and of course, one in the colour of pink. The wine bottle I put in a paper bag with the text “success and successfulness”,- just because she is a success,- even she does think so herself. And I wish them all the best success for their cozy cafe 🥰.

Of course she also got a birthday card with pink flowers- Rose’s to be more correctly. Still because of the colour pink, and because she is a strong and elegant woman, like the roses are 🌹.

And to the end,- I did paint a painting to her in the colours she loves so much with the illustrations she also like very much,- the clock and the time, and some flowers too ⏳🥀. I’m going to tell you a bit more about this painting in my next post,- because it’s “just” not only a painting 🎨.

Unfortunately the painting was drying a bit to slow after my mind 😳. So I couldn’t wrap it in wrapping paper 😅. Then it was just to try my best to bring it with me on the train and in the taxi without any paper, as well as avoid that any people got in “touch” with the painting. Both so the illustrations was intact as well as to avoid that people got oil painting on their clothes 🎨.

It all went well,- but I need to admit I felt s bit stupid on the train, walking around in my highest heels 👠, and to be honest, not quite my longest dress either 😅, and a bit no to dry painting 🖼. And the dress- it was a gift from Natasja so it felt like a suitable dress to use it. It’s a very nice dress, it’s the safe colour black, it’s short (I need to admit I like it short…or very long- nothing in between), and it was also a special event and evening,- a birthday party, and it was from Natasja 😊.

Me dressed up for Natasja’s birthday party 🎁 My high heels and my short dress- but I actually felt a bit pretty 😊.

Hopefully Natasja liked the gifts, most of them she in some or another way can “use”. About the painting is another thing,- but then it’s just to hide it away 😊.

Beautiful flowers and delicious food 🥰.

It was a great party and celebration- just the way like Natasja is 🥰. The food was, of course, made by the chef in the cafe, and tasted delicious 🥰. I think we got 5 or 7 different flavor dishes.  I do not quite remember because there was so much good food, and so many exciting flavors.

I’m very grateful for the invitation and I had a fantastic evening together with Natasja, her lovely husband, Klaus, and her/ their friends 🥰.

So inbetween my jobs I do something else too, now and then 😅😘.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡.

See you soon 😊.

Look at this cozy cafe in La Cala- Casa Barella- ready and decorated to a celebration for my lovely and fantastic friend Natasja on her birthday 🎁

I was in a great birthday party this weekend 🎈. I did try my best to give the gift some thoughts 🎁. I even did dressed up in a short, nice, black dress and high heels 👠. Want to take a look? 😁 And I had a not very dry painting under my arms on the train too 😅. It was a great party with tasty food for a fantastic bestfriend 🥰.

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Welcome to my little private backyard cafe ☕🍪

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

I’m so inspired over Natasja and her husband’s cozy and charming cafe Casa Barella in La Cala/ Mijas that I wanted to have my own tiny little private in my backyard 😊.

I can, of course, visit Casa Barella, and when I have the possibility to visit Casa Barella I do that too. But I haven’t any car at the moment so it’s a bit more difficult to just drop by the cafe now and then 😊. I need to take the train and then the bus, and when I’m working closely every day it’s, unfortunately, takes a bit of time this travel from Caravajal to La Cala.

I need to admit that Casa Barella it’s much more cozy and with an other atmosphere then in my “private” cafe,- but something is better then nothing 😊. And now I have “created” “something”, a cozy private cafe in my backyard 🥰.

My private little cafe in my backyard 😊. It became a bit cozy with candles, lights and plants.

The first month here I haven’t done anything in the front of the house, where my private little cafe is now. It’s just the last days I have had energy to “create” an welcoming atmosphere here. But Rome was not built on one day either, so good things takes time to create 😊.

This is the front page, ie the entrance to my temporary home. Pretty cozy, and actually very private at the moment. Totally perfect for a home and completely perfect for a holiday home.

It felt a bit better and also more welcoming now when the entrance to the home is created on a cozy and welcoming way, as well as with an relaxing atmosphere around. And I like that my guests, my family and friends feel welcome to me and my home 🥰.

And I have already have some guests in my “cafe” too 😊. Of course all and everything I serving in “my cafe” is for free, but there’s not very much on “the menu” to choose between. You get what I make and serve 😊. Well,- in general it’s a bit more “freedom” to choose between what you want to drink then eat in “my backyard cafe” 😅. But when it comes to the food,- it is what it is,- and this week it has been homemade Norwegian waffles and homemade Norwegian apple cake muffins,- that’s it 🥞. But I can promise you, and also reccomend you, it’s so much more homemade food to choose between in Casa Barella. There is actually a perfect menu to pick between so many great and tasty food and dishes 😊.

Homemade Norwegian waffles and homemade Norwegian apple cake muffins 😊

What will be on “my” menu next week? I have actually no idea yet, but in general I think it will be something homemade from probably some of my Norwegian recipes 😊.

It’s actually quite nice to sit in “the backyard cafe” in the afternoon when the sun is shining and it’s a bit hot around the corners 🌞. It’s a bit more cooling air, and much of the reason is enough because the sun only comes to a few hours, and the surrounding brick walls are cooling and create a cooling atmosphere.

But in the evenings it can be a bit of mosquitos, to be honest. The solution is to find some lemon and claves, or use some lemon candles, or just lemons, but in general I actually “run up” to the roof terrace instead in the evenings 😊.

It’s really nice to sit there during the evenings,- I will show you a bit more from the roof terrace an other day 😊. We can’t take it all and everything at ones 😊.

Look at this,- it’s a bit of a place I’m renting 🥰. It’s in a way 3 floors if I’m counting with the roof terrace 😊. All this “white house” is the place I have been so incredibly lucky to rent🧡

I can’t understand how lucky I’m so have got this incredibly possibility to renting this nice and cozy holiday home with it’s own typical Spanish atmosphere and “touch”. And all the different possibilities it’s in and around the home as well as in the area 🥰.

And little by little I’m going to show you around in this home as well as in the area 😊.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

My private backyard cafe and from different “directions” 😊.

I like to create it nice and cozy around me,- and this week I have had the time to “create” the entrance to my home welcoming and cozy 🥰. I have in a way created a tiny area like a private little cafe in my backyard area as well 😊. And I have even had already guests in my “cafe” too 😊.

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“Decorating” the tables in cafe Casa Barella/ La Cala 🎨 🍾💡

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

I have been so lucky to able to rent my friend, Natasja and her husband’s, and their family’s holiday home, abd this holiday home is very close to the beach too 🏖. It’s a nice and cozy place, and I can easily imagine myself enjoying staying here for a while 🥰. I’m not sure for how long I’m going to stay,- it depends a bit on a application I did send in some weeks ago 😀. But if that one doesn’t goes in my “direction” I m probably going to rent here until March or April next year (2022) , and then hopefully this holiday home will be filled up with other happy holiday guests 🏖.

I’m so so grateful for this opportunity to rent this holiday home that I wanted to give something back as a kind of “Thank you so much”- gift 🥰.

Natasja and her husband have a really nice and cozy cafe in La Cala/ Mijas, very close to the beach- and the name is Casa Barella 🍖🍷. There you can order and eat some delicious food, both breakfast, lunch and dinner, and even cakes if you want. And there’s also possibility for “take away” if you want that 🥡. Soft drinks, warm drinks, cold drinks,- the choice is yours 🍺🥤☕.

I asked Natasja if I could give her some painted glassbottles with string lights inside to put on the tables in the cafe as a “Thank you” – gift 🕯🎁. I need to ask her because there’s around 12 tables in the cafe and it was absolutely not sure she wanted 12 painted glassbottles, painted by me around on her tables 😅.

One or two painted glassbottles as a gift you can have the possibility to hide if you don’t like the bottle and the gift, but 12 can be a challenge 🙂. And to be honest, I didn’t want to start painting 12 glassbottles either if she didn’t want to have them,- but she wanted 😊🎨🍾. So then I started to paint 😊🎨. And of course all and everyone are “touched” with the favourite colour of her,- pink 😀.

One of the bottles I have painted to Casa Barella in La Cala/ Mijas- one of my favourites 😊

But….it was a bit difficult to stop the painting 😅. For some reason the painting during the last months has been my really time out and a kind of space to relax during busy days. And I also wanted to paint so many different images and illustrations on the bottles too. So….it became 25 glassbottles instead of 12 😅. Now she/ they can have 2 glassbottles on every table, or just have some in case there’s glassbottles that’s breaks. Lights to the bottles are also order, and will hopefully be delivered in a couple of days 💡.

This 25 glassbottles are not in the same size as a normal 75 cl winebottle is, just so you know. It’s smaller bottles, and of course it takes a bit less time to paint on a small bottle then a bigger one 🎨.

I haven’t took photos of the glassbottles in the same way like I normally do, but I have still taken some photos, so I can give you a kind of impression how the different glassbottles looks like.

Here are some of them,- I hope they will “lighten” up the tables a bit together with the delicious food in Casa Barella 😊.

And three flamencodancer was a bit “necessary” too,- and they are a bit cool. Flowers and dancers, or dancer and flowers, it depends a bit what direction you are looking at the bottle 😊.

I think the cafe Case Barella has a bit to choose between now when it come to table decorations 😊. Like you have a bit to choose between when you are looking at the cafe’s tasty menu 🍹🍖.

If you want to have a better look at the different bottles it’s probably best to visit Casa Barella for a nice and tasty meal, and take a tiny look at the bottles then when you are enjoying the food 😊.

So it became a tiny little bottle exhibition today. But as I mention, if you want to have a better look at the glassbottles just visit Casa Barella in La Cala/ Mijas, order a delicious meal and some drinks, enjoy the atmosphere and food, the life and maybe some glass bottle art too.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

And some more glassbottles, – the last ones 🎨

There’s something to choose between in the cafe Casa Barella in La Cala/ Mijas 🥡🍖. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, even some cakes if you want 🎂. Cold drinks, soft drinks, warm drinks, the choice is yours 🍺🍹🥤. And there’s even some painted glassbottles in Case Barella too,- all and everyone “touched” by the colour pink. Do you want to take a tiny look at them ? 😊

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