In The Spotlight x 3

I am putting the spotlight on this image, which I can’t get out of my mind. A classic Tolix stool turned plant table. Brilliant! I want this for my own kitchen. Call me crazy but I am going shopping for that stool for that reason alone (it is also a design classic). My good friend Katrine told me that Design Within Reach has a good sale this week. Hoping to find one there.

Also putting the spotlight on something new in my store — Splendid Willow Avenue. These Swedish designed egg cups (a set of 4) straight from Sweden. I adore them!

I actually bought a set a couple of years ago for my good friend Mariana (I am still upset that you moved back to Europe, my friend!) and I have been wanting the same set for myself ever since. In Sweden, breakfast is king and we like to start our day with a good healthy meal and the newspaper.

It seems that concept is hard to translate into US daily living (even for me!) but on weekends, at least at my house, we make breakfast a nice affair.

I am so excited to be the first store in the US to carry these beautiful and well made cups. They can also be used as Snaps cups! (: More information here.

Finally the real spotlight. Something totally new I have been working on and which I am very excited about! Here you see my close sister-friend Stacey and a well established designer in action. And that is all that I am going to say for now… You will learn more soon very soon!

Warm hugs to you all!

 Images: No. 2 scanned via House & Home (Oct. issue). Images 3-5 via Splendid Willow.
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  • tinajo says:

    Those egg cups are very pretty – and you seem to have exciting stuff going on, fun! :-)

  • Mariana Jäder Näslund says:

    Hej älskade Monica
    Jag saknar dig också… men vi kommer till Seattle under Jul o Nyår… Jag hoppas du är hemma då….Älskar mina äggkoppar och min fina lila jacka….och mina häftiga stövlar….
    Vi måste prata någon dag… tid för Skype?? En stor kram Mariana

  • sherry says:

    I know everyone is anxiously awaiting the arrival of this “news” you are taunting us with…..but I have to say the first two images are pretty awesome also!!! Love the stool with the plant on it…as I have been noticing lately pictures similar to that [plant on some kind of stool]….and those egg cups are SO cute all black and white in my face like that :)

  • Anci says:

    Hej !
    Åh, så fina äggkoppar/snapsglas eller vad det nu är :) Och jag gillar träden i ditt förra inlägg också.

    Ha det jättebra !!


  • Victoria Athens says:

    Lots of good things are happening. I am happy for you and excited to see what is coming up. The egg cups are great.
    Have a wonderful day…Victoria

  • Franki Parde says:

    “A N T I C I P A T I O N!” franki

  • I do love a good subway tile in the kitchen! Pleased to hear exciting things are happening, Mon! xx

  • Can’t wait to hear what the surprise is all about and love love those egg cups!!

  • Jessie says:

    Looking forward to hear some fabulous news! And those egg cups are darling!

    Have a wonderful day, Mon!


  • mon, i love your idea for how this tolix stool can be used. i’m going to think about this for my kitchen too..think i’d need 2, and lord knows we need plants in there.

    do you like the range in that photo? cuz that’s MY jennair STOVE! i love seeing it lookin good like this.

    and you ARE a tease, aren’t you? you better tell us quickly what you’ve got up your sleeve next.



  • Bianca says:

    Ohhhh… I can’t wait to find out what the last beautiful picture is about!!! Love the whole scene. Bianca

  • casey says:

    Absolutely adore that Tolix stool as plant stand. Pinning it!

  • LiveLikeYou says:

    Valkommen aggkoppar!! There’s one thing Americans can learn (among many) from Swedes. How to eat a good breakfast! Love the little egg cups – what a perfect Christmas gift!

  • Delishhh says:

    Ohh soft boiled eggs with some good bread and REAL butter – YUM – goregous egg cups.

    Can’t wait for the big surprise. . .

  • Joe Clarke says:

    Mon, I can feel the good vibe! You always do things so well.


  • Oh I LOVE that stool idea! I’ve been seeing some metal chairs very similar to that at Cost Plus World Market (several locations) and have been dreaming of them ever since. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Something 2 Write About

  • OOOH can’t wait to see what you are up to now!!!!! Those egg cups are darling!!!! Can think of a zillion uses for them!!!!!Hope you get your stool……. Maryanne xo

  • Helena says:

    …..Snygga ägg koppar! Verkligen mysiga att ha vid frukostbordet! Har ett stort härligt ekbord hemma. Ek fortfarande väldigt rätt.

    // Sweet swedish regards Helena

  • Charlotta says:

    Hej hej!

    Eggs and snaps – Swedish classics! Though perhaps not the latter for breakfast, but hey who am I to judge.. Ha ha! :)
    They are cute and I can see that in our home Isabella would consider them the perfect vessels for her miniature bouquets of flowers that she insists on picking..! :)

    How exciting with your new project.. I am waiting in anticipation and thrill. I love that you finally have your shop – I know you dreamed of it for a long time and you are doing so well my friend. So well! xx

    Big warm Autumnal hugs from a frost covered Sweden. It’s breathtakingly beautiful out there today – clear crisp skies and glistening frost everywhere. I LOVE SWEDEN!!

    xx sis

  • Hi Mon,
    Love those stools too! I so agree that Americans don’t svor breakfast like Europeans…it’s too bad we rush so much. I love your egg cups.

  • the egg cups are so cute, Mon! have a beautiful weekend, darling! xo

  • Karena says:

    Adore the Tolix Stool as a plant stand! The egg cups are adorable!

    In America it is rush rush rush! Breakfast on the run!

    Oh, I have a new Designer Pillows Giveaway I hope you will join!


    Art by Karena

  • I adore your egg cups, lovely! We are also big on breakfast here, especially on weekends.

    And that kitchen is gorgeous! Love me some Tolix goodness :-)

    Look forward to seeing what you’ve got up your sleeve!

    Lots of love,

    P.S. – There’s a generous giveaway on my blog from our lovely friend Michele :-)

  • You are going to keep us all in suspense like that?? Come on!! We all want to know what the big news is!! Love the egg cups…charming and a fun accessory to have in the kitchen. Your friend looks fabulously chic in that picture btw!!

  • Love the beautiful egg cups. Sooo pretty. We almost bought some stools just like this one at Round Top. I wish we had. You are always full of fabulous surprises. Can’t wait to see what you are up to next. Have a great week. Mona

  • Hello Monika,

    I have been thinking of you and have missed you terribly! I am way, way overdue in giving you a call and would love to chat very soon! There is so much to catch up on… but hope that all is well with you and your family.

    As for this post, the egg cups are fabulous—I love them :) They would make such a nice Christmas gift, Birthday gift… or actually, a gift for whenever. As for the news, I might just have a little idea of what this is about *wink* —cannot wait to chat with you.

    Sending you hugs and much love,

  • paula says:

    I now know what to do with my tolix stool!!! Oh, and the cups are gorgeous.

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