Come Visit «Le Petite Country Shop» at Strai!

We have made a sign :)
We have made a sign :)

It’s getting really cold outside. The colorful leaves, that made this autumn a true firework, have left most of the trees, but yet again we are entering a beautiful season up north!

Winter! Frost! Snow! Christmas! Candles! Dark! Cosy! Cakes! Hot-drinks! Music! And I could go on with key word, but I will not!

I just want to welcome you to Strai and to Le Petite Country Shop! We have the atmosphere and the most amazing surroundings here. It’s less than a 10 min. drive from Kristiansand center!

We are next to Drømmehaven, a flower and interior shop making the most gorgeous decorations for x-mas right now! They also have evening courses! Check it out!

In Le Petite Country Shop we have the gorgeous multi use designer Ltd #artscarf form www.schimjolie.com.

We co-operate with local hand crafters and have gotten hold of Mille’s handmade meditation candles.

The candles are made from the best raw materials, they are 100% natural consisting of bi wax and pure essential oils. You can massage the oil and wax on to your skin leaving it soft and smooth with a fresh scent!

In the knitted wool department, Karina has left some of her hand knitted hats for kids! They are super cute and absolutely one of a kind!

SchimJolie PhotoGraphy is a part of SchimJolie LifeStyleConcept! We are having so much fun with the new photo style called «HomeRun FamilyFun».

Make an appointment directly with us here at Le Petite Country Shop!

Velkommen – Welcome – Bienvenue – Hope to see you :)

Here are some of the photos taken during this wonderful week!

 

Le Petite Country Shop

We are right next to Strai "light slope" a beutifu place to walk or run
We are right next to Strai «light slope» a beautiful place to walk or run

WELCOME TO SCHIMJOLIE & Le Petite Country Shop – Studio & Gallery

It has been a long time since last blog post, and it’s not because nothing has happened 😉 Too much has happened, but I will not go on about that now!

I would like to tell you about my day to-day! I’m sooooo excited!

I have cleared out the garage at Strai and me and Svein Eriks new «baby» SchimJolie LifeStyleConcept is about to open a place for the public!

I can’t wait. And with our tempo it’s no reason to wait! I think next week we are up and running! WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!

Everyone is welcome to see us and the Ltd #artscarf collection!

I might also take up my commercial photography and do some children and family portraits if anybody is interested?

Next to SchimJolie – Petite Country Shop I already have the most amazing flower and garden outlet «Drømmehaven» run by the sweetest and so friendly Kristin. She came with coffee to me as I was way down in all the crap and rubbish stored over many years in these three garages we cleared today!

Tomorrow I will paint the joint and then I will start decorating! Come and visit if you have the chance. I’ll bring the coffee machine tomorrow and there is always time for a chat!

The place will not be perfect at first but, but I need to get going and to get started, so I don’t worry, we’ll work it out as we move!

Life is too short to care about trifles :-) JUST DO IT!

So see you at Strai and at SchimJolie – Petite Country Shop – Studio & Gallery!

WELCOME – BIENVENUE – 歓迎

It’s only 10min by car from the center! Just saying!

Here are som photos of today’s progress :-)

DEAR BLOG!

Dear blog!

I have not been able to write and post pictures as my life is a bit complicated and busy at the moment. And we have had great time with family visiting us in Antibes.

Catharina flew in from London first and stayed four days. All rainy and cold. She left and a few days later Tomas flew in from Norway. He spent 10 days in the easter with us.

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Tomas having a XXL beef at Golden Beef in Antibes:)
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Catta and me in Cannes! Drowned cats…..due to wet weather!!

In france they don’t have easter holiday like us Norwegians. During easter Lucas class went on a skiing trip for 12 days to Auron.

Auron Chair Lifts

For you who don’t know, Lucas is now in french school. Very exiting and challenging. He is learning a third language now, and coping! 12 days only speaking french worked wonders for his french language learning curve:)

Anyway we were allowed to come and visit him on sunday, easter morning, so we drove up with Tomas to spend the day with Lucas.

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Lucas and Tomas reunion in Auron!

SES&IWe drove the curvy road home when visiting hours were over at 16:15. And coming home Helena had arrived from London to spend 8 days with us.

H&I
Helena and me having lunch at Baoli Beach in Cannes

Then they left one by one and only a few days later we are back home in Norway, due to Lucas «Spring Break» from the french school!

Well it is a busy life, but it is so much joy to be able to spend it living, traveling, learning, evolving, absorbing, reflecting and all in all developing and getting new experiences!

But don’t misunderstand me! Making decisions like we have, don’t come easy! And it is for sure not for everyone!

For now I just want to enjoy my stay in Norway!

Seems like the bad weather has cursed us. On the Riviera, it has not been a worse spring in 40 years, rain, rain, rain!! So don’t mention the weather, please! It is sunny and 18 degrees there now. And look what we brought with us home! Haha, be glad we are soon off again and hopefully we lose it over germany or something, haha!!!

I guess it has nothing to do with us, but it is a coincidence, though :) And by the way I actually like misty weather!

Here are som of my photo catch from my hometown Kristiansand, and one of the most popular places to go swimming and sun bathing in the summer, Bertes:

And now it is May 2 I wrote this post a while ago, but I never got to post it due to among other things crappy INTERNET connection :-/……. Anyway… what can I say…Time Flies for sure! See more updated photos and adventures on www.instagram.com/ihimberg

 

 

PASSEPARTOUT

Passepartout is french, and means it «goes for all», passe-par-tout. And that is exactly what it does for my art work images.

This is my favorite way of presenting my photography!!

White passepartout and a simple black frame;

– It is so nice, so timeless, simple and decorative!

If you want to order you can mail me at ingridhimberg@gmail.com or order via instacanvas here

Perfect Xmas present 😉

Please like and post to facebook, share with family and friends, tweet, tumbl etc if you like my art images :-)

THANK YOU AND MERRY X-MAS

INSOMNIA

I can’t get no sleep…thinking of Faithless song!

Anyway, I have had a swell day!

First a swim in the sea with my beloved boys:

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Then we dived into an adventure going inside a mountain to see an amazing «grotte» or as they call it in French an «avant», here http://grottes.fr/ with friends visiting from Norway, Fam Eide, and new local norwegian friends, Fam Skotner!

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our guide played a song for us on the things hanging down here!

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Maybe no wonder I can’t sleep! I see lots of spooky faces, sculls and figures in these salty, chalky, ironish pieces of nature!

After we dined at at Le Jardine, had a good meal with some wine, chatted and chilled!

Got tired writing this… hehe, so now good nite!

4,5 hours to go before a new great week starts! zzzzzzzzzzzzz

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SPECTACULAR SCENERY

Port Vauban

I’m sooooooooooooo tired in my legs!

We have been walking around Antibes and Cap d’Antibes for more than four hours to day! I have compeed on each heel, but what does it matter when your soul and vision can absorb scenery like this… and my mobile camera can capture the beauty making me able to treasure and share!

God bless and good night!