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13/11/2015

Neutral colours and a marshmallow collage


Hello! I have had some busy days recently, but at least finally I was able to take some photos and choose five of them for 


Last night we received some wet snow and here are five photos (taken today about at noon) that show a Finnish November day in all its beautiful greyness:






















It will look like this for some time now and that may be one of the reasons why I love colours. Bright colours and pastel shades.  Another thing that I love are self-striping sock yarns and since I needed to spend a day in town recently, I went on a bit of yarn binging.




I bought several balls of wool and the colour above is one of my favourites. It's called "Marshmallow". Feeling very inspired, I decided it was time for me to buy some of these "sugar based confections" as well, for the first time in my life. :) There were fewer colours than I had expected (and they didn't fit very well to my photographic purposes), but these candies do look soft and tempting... Have you ever made them at home?





And so, here you are, my collage for this week's Mosaic Monday:






Have a lovely day!


37 comments:


  1. So wonderful photos! I just love those birches. You have succeeded very well in your collage. Have a good weekend!

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  2. Your 'first snow' photos are so beautiful, Sara, especially the birch woods. I have mittens that my sister knit me years ago that are made with a similar yarn like you chose. We've had some mild days here and no snow yet. Enjoy the weekend.

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  3. First snow already! They truly are beautiful photos. I also love the beautiful shades of colour in the yarn. Have a great weekend.

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  4. Your photos are stunning, especially the ones of the trees. I too love trees. I love your sock yarn!
    Caz xx

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  5. "A AMIZADE VERDADEIRA SORRI NA ALEGRIA,
    CONSOLA NA TRISTEZA,
    ALIVIA NA DOR E
    SE ETERNIZA EM DEUS"(J.Calvet)
    UM GRANDE ABRAÇO, MARIE.

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  6. Beautiful photos of the grey tones, they really are! I adore the first two of the birch trees especially. I have never made marshmallows, but love to eat them! Just as they are.... Hope you enjoy your new yarn. Thank you for joining Five On Friday. I hope that you have a great weekend! xx

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  7. I love the trees with their silver bark and the marshmallows look rather good too :-)

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  8. Your first photo is stunning. It would look wonderful in a canvas print, large, hanging on a wall. I love the colors - blues, greys, tans, whites.
    Yes, I've made marshmallows and I hope to do it again this year. They were delicious pillowy clouds of sweetness. Your marshmallow collage has me craving some, maybe with a mug of hot chocolate this evening. Have a wonderful weekend, Sara. I envy you the first snow.

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous photos! Lovely neutrals! But those pink & white marshmallows...yum! :-)

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  10. Niin kauniit ja rauhalliset koivut ja kaislikko... Tuntuvat levittävän rauhaa tähän järkytysten lauantaiaamuun Pariisin tapahtumien jälkeen... Vaahtokarkkikollaasi on kaunis myös huurrettuine sävyineen.

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  11. Paesaggi incredibilmente belli !

    Ihanat langat ja vaahtokarkit :) Paljon mieluisia muistoja ja mielleyhtymiä
    pyrkii mieleen. Hot chocolate and marshmallows - to mention one.

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  12. Ooohh I love marshmallows! I never tried making them before but you just gave me an idea :-)

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  13. Vaahtokarkit on ihania, mutta muutaman kun syö, niin alkaa jo ällöttää makea. Kauniita ovat noin purkissakin vaan olemassa.

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  14. I simply love the colours of this post Sara! It seems to me that your blog is kind a secret gate to open the fairyland ♥

    Have a lovely weekend!

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  15. Beautiful photos of the first snow and I love the colours in your yarn and marshmallow collage:)

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  16. Great photos. Love the color of the yarn. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  17. Your tree pictures are absolutely gorgeous. have a great weekend

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  18. Everything is gorgeous, Sara! Lovely post. :)

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  19. Beautiful pictures! The trees look gorgeous! Gosh I can't imagine having snow already. Have a lovely weekend xx

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  20. Nam - vaantokarkkia .... <3 Mukavaa sunnuntaita sinulle :)

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  21. Well winter is here then if the white stuff has arrived :-) I could simply sink myself in the marshmallows - a gorgeous indulgence! Enjoy xx

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  22. Hi, Sara! We have snow+rain today but I hope snow melts very soon because temps are above zero. So does snow in your place. I do think about knitting as well and about cross stitching this winter. I'm wanting to make very colorful things :0).

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  23. Nuo koivut ovat todella kauniit. Rauhallista sunnuntaita sinulle!

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  24. Minusta tuo lanka josta tulee automatic raitasukat on yksi maailman suurimmista ihmeistä! Tosi kauniit värit tuossa kerässäsi, tekee miltei mieli itse alkaa kutomaan. Herkkuvärejä ja vaahtokarkkeja muutenkin, talvikuvia en uskaltaudu kommentoimaan kun olen hiukkasen allerginen niille...hyvää tulevaa uutta viikkoa toivotellen

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  25. Your photos are amazing! It looks like you live in a beautiful area. How I long for the quiet, tranquil sounds of winter. I can send you Sun and Palm trees, if you can send me some snow:) Have a wonderful week..Pat xx

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  26. Beautiful. I especially like the ones by the water. So peaceful.

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  27. Snow and winter days does make you think of hot chocolates and marshmallows, but no I have never thought of making them myself only eating them!
    Have a happy week.
    Wren x

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  28. We would never find a forest of birch here like you have in the first photo Sara, isn't it amazing? Hot chocolate with marshmallows is my favourite TV snack at night with a bowl of popcorn. We only have white ones unless you get the minis that are pink and white. I had a friend that made her own marshmallows and they were delicious little squares, I have not endeavoured to make them though.

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  29. Tuo ensimmäinen kuva on kyllä niin upea! Ihanaa marraskuista sävymaailmaa <3 Oikeastaan aika hauskaa, miten jokainen kuukausi on sävymaailmaltaan ihan omanlaisensa. Näin valokuvissa se tulee niin hienosti esille.

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  30. I used to love marshmallows but no sugar allowed means no marshmallows....I think the first snow is the loveliest.

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  31. Such beautiful pictures of the birch trees and the frost - we still have that pleasure to come.

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  32. Fantastic photos, Sara! Now I'm craving hot chocolate topped lots of marshmallows. Hee!

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  33. Such peaceful and lovely photos, Sara! I love soft colors - the yarn and marshmallows are very sweet. x Karen

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  34. I now need some hot chocolate, whipped cream & marshmallows.
    I love your photo of the grasses & their reflections, beautiful.

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  35. Ihania vaahtokarkkeja ja oikein tunnelmallisia koivukuvia. Kauniita nuo harmaat hetket, ne ovat kuin maalauksia.

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  36. The tree are magical, the other shares delightful and I love hot cocoa with marshmallows~

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  37. Such nice contrast. The trees remind me of the an artist here in the states that would paint aspen groves with hidden images in the trees stands, much like your trees. The images were illusive of wild life and native Americans. And I do love the yarn. What will you make?

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