{Guest Post: Flaviana}

Hello ladies!
Flaviana is my new guest post!
Her blog “La maison de Lilas” is a mix of interiors,  beautiful destinations, her ideas and thoughts that she shares with all of us and for that we are so thankful!
She’s italian , from Padova, she’s a dreamer, she likes beautiful things but who doesn’t!
She has a pragmatic job and her blog is her getaway from real life!
Enjoy!!!
Hi Ladies!
Today I’m beyond excited to be here, guest posting at Gaia! I’m rather nervous to be honest..
I think the easiest way to break the ice is introducing myself? I’m Flaviana, I’m 35 I live in Padova -not so far from Bologna – and I’m an interior addict, really!
Ever since I moved into my house last September I’ve been moving and changing and replacing things all the time 🙂
The latest addiction are the ciel-de-lit I bought for the two bedrooms ..Choosing the color of the curtains was, needless to say, a major issue !In the end I opted for white lace in one room and pale beige tulle in the other -works are still in progress though!

Another thing I’m really crazy about is treasure hunting at flea markets .. well, who doesn’t ?! I buy everything that takes my fancy
A couple of weeks ago I found this very ancient monogrammed towel; at least I’ve been told it’s a towel. The vendor told me it was part of an entire 1920 trousseau, never used .. I wonder what happened to the lady who owned this? She probably never married otherwise she would have used it? That’s what I like about vintage stuff, there’s always a story behind it .. a story I can imagine or fantasize about..

Now I have to decide where to use it.. as a table runner or as a throw?

Oh yes.. I was forgetting enamel pots ! That’s the last piece of my slowly-growing collection.. a milk pot, it’s a bit rusty I know but isn’t it cute?


and old opera booklets

Another thing I really enjoy is having people around for dinner or breakfast.. or tea!

Dressing the table and choosing the right tablecloth is a bit like playing house..don’t you think?

Flowers are a must!There’s a problem though.. they don’t last and after a day they start shedding leaves or petals, that really drive me nuts ! Am I normal???



Oh one more thing: cards.. Yes, I’m an old fashioned girl and like to thank my friends for invites or gift with a thank you note! I know email is simpler and quicker but nothing beats the pleasure of receiving a handwritten ,beautiful card like these ones ,made especially by my friend Carol!

so.. for whoever was so kind to stop by today and read me blabbing…thank you, with a virtual, lovely, crispy thankyou card!
xxxx

Thanks Flaviana,
  I really appreciated your visit!
you did a great job!
flowers, cards, curtains, pillows and many more…I have so many addictions too!!!
And you? 
 Your addictions?
Dear Flaviana,
I feel so sorry you couldn’t be with us that day but I’m sure there will be so many others reasons and occasions to spend time toghether!
I NEED YOUR HELP….
I’M PLANNING MY HOLIDAYS AND I’D LOVE YOU TO TAKE CARE TO MY BLOG WHILE I WILL BE DRINKING WINE AND EATING FROMAGE IN FRANCE…

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE MY GUEST ?
SEND ME YOUR POST WITHIN NEXT WEEK AT :


YOU CAN WRITE ABOUT:
– COLORS ( choose a palette color and send me your colors must have/dream)
– I’M DREAMING OF …
– SUMMER IS…. (fashion, interior, food, …)
–  WHATEVER…
I FEEL SO SORRY…I FORGOT TO TELL YOU THAT I’M VISITING MARIANNA WHILE SHE’S IN NEW YORK!!!

FOLLOW ME HERE

 
  • che bellissimo guest post e che bellissima casa, Flaviana!!!

    Gaia, se ti occorre ancora io ci sono per un guest post qui da te!ti mando mail!

    baci!

  • How great Flaviana did this beautiful post for you. She is the best. XX

  • che bellla la flaviana! Peccato non poterla conoscere anche di persona!
    io non me lo ero persa nemmeno per sogno il post da marianna!

  • Mara said:

    Già è un peccato che Flavi non ci sia domenica prox! però si può sempre organizzare qualcos'altro in autunno! =)

  • Kris said:

    I know I already wrote you but I will do a summer is post too. I have so many pictures!!

  • Che bello conoscere Flaviana qui da te e trovare tante belle foto di casa sua...un giorno anch'io ti invierò tante fotine della mia casett! Non vedo l'ora!

    Conta pure su di me per i post di quando tu sarai in vacanza! Preparo, inforno e spedisco, ho imparato! ;)

    Bacio bacio

    Sarah

    P.S. Ti ho appena scritto una lunga, lunghissima anzia chilometrica mail! ;D

  • Ciao Gaia! .. Flaviana è tra le mie preferite e la seguo già da un pò!!

    Ma come mai anche tu avevi pensato di trasferirti a Londra?.. io devo ancora decide se ho fatto una pazzia o meno..!! :O)
    Mi raccomando nel caso dovessi farti un viaggetto da queste parti fammi sapere.. potrebbe essere una bella occasione per conoscerci personalmente!
    Ti abbraccio
    Annalisa

  • Well done Flaviana! The images from your home are beautiful. Love the chandeliers and that sweet trousseau find!
    Lovely choose Gaia!
    Mimi

  • how lovely, makes my place look like a pigsty ;)
    my addictions? cigarettes and the wrong men ... not very glam is it?
    keep up the good work you bloggers of pretty things
    xxx

  • Zaira said:

    Brava Flavi!!! Io starei ore a guardare le foto di casa tua....

    Gaia, hai ricevuto la mail?? Ultimamente la mia posta elettronica funziona una volta sì e tre no...

    Baci a entrambe xx

  • Hi Gaia, just found you. Flaviana's post is lovely! Must be off to read some of your past posts...
    Enjoy your holidays! xx

  • ... back to let you know I must follow you so I won't miss another posts ;)
    Have a happy Wednesday! xx

  • i know falviana and her blog is very cute! it's good to see it over here :)
    nice idea for guest posts :) let me see if i can make it, that would be an honour for me :)
    have a sweet day,
    justyna

  • Hi Gaia! Flaviana´s Maison des Lilas is always the perfect place to go for interiors and decoration inspiration, and her house reflects her superb sense of style!

    Thank you girls for a fantastic post!