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So far 2013 has been a difficult year for me… I lost my mum in January, got divorced, and moved to a new place. Lots of new (beautiful and good things too) are happening in my life.

But all these life changing things have lead me to a big decision: I’m closing my shop in Copenhagen after 8 good years. Time for something new!

Blog-vice it looks like you guys have to be continuously patient with me for a while. But I promise you that I’ll be back again when things gets settled.


  1. Reply
    Sarah May 29, 2013

    Dear Brinja,

    it is always good to make a change when the time has come. I´m in a big decision time too and will get up a part of my work to start something new. What this new thing will be isn´t clear yet but I feel it´s the right time to quit. I wish you good luck.

    Greetings from Berlin,


  2. Reply
    lisa kjellerød May 29, 2013

    Good luck Brinja. I look forward to whatever you do next :)

  3. Reply
    Mandy May 29, 2013

    Oh wow Brinja, this is big news! I wish you all the best and i’m looking forward to whatever new project you’ll be starting. Hope to read a new blog post soon! Take care :) xoxo from the Netherlands

  4. Reply
    Marieke May 29, 2013

    What a year! Good luck and I hope that you’ll keep bloggin :)

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    Svenja May 29, 2013

    Dear Brinja,
    that sounds all so sad. I wish you lots of hope and energy for your new life!
    I hope Vilja is fine as well! I had already been worried for a while that you and Anders might have separated.
    Love from

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    Pip May 30, 2013

    Oh! I know how that feels! I closed my shop 18 months ago (after having shops for 20 years!) without any idea of what I’d do next. Gulp. It all turned out just great though. I am wishing you SO MUCH GOODNESS on your big jump. Your wings will just pop out and you’ll zoom off to do something new and amazing. Congratulations and hugs too. xx

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    Lisa P. May 30, 2013

    Best wishes for the future. I hope the rest of this year is a better one.

  8. Reply
    Nadine May 30, 2013

    Maybe things will work out much better after a big change?!
    Don’t be scared everything is going to be fine one day.

    Best wishes from Cologne.

  9. Reply
    Lien May 30, 2013

    Best wishes! We were just discussing going to Denmark next May. I was hoping to pop into your shop. Will have to follow your adventures through your blog!

  10. Reply
    Maria-Louisa May 30, 2013

    Hej Brinja

    Efter alt det du har været igennem må der vente en masse godt. I hårde tider har jeg tvunget mig selv til ag smile til fremmede på gaden…det hjalp gevaldigt på humøret. Pøj pøj fremover med alt det nye og er sikker på du finder på noget spændende. Hilsner fra havnen i SV. Ps.: været skønt at følge din blog, især da jeg boede i udlandet – et vindue til DK :) Nu er jeg flytter tilbage på 3 mdr i Kbh, spændende/skræmmende og skønt på samme tid. Så jeg er også igang med et nyt liv ;)

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    Katherine May 30, 2013

    So sorry to hear this. I wish you all the best. We came into Copenhagen today from Los Angeles and were hoping to shop in your lovely store, what strange timing. I will look forward to following you on your next adventure on your blog. Take care!

  12. Reply
    Emma May 30, 2013

    Dear Brinja,

    I will follow your blog for as long as you like to keep it. I send you love and good wishes <3

  13. Reply
    Nina May 30, 2013

    Dear Brinja,
    good luck and best wishes for the future.

  14. Reply
    Emilia May 30, 2013

    Ja det lyder som et ret hårdt år! Held og lykke med det hele! Glæder mig til at se hvad du så finder på :-)

  15. Reply
    Pjèr May 30, 2013

    Hey B.
    This is the year that turned life around a few times.
    Wishing you the best of luck with whatever you choose to do…
    just make sure that you do not forget your camera.
    I still love the way you make your pictures work.
    A hell of a dicision. Skal on the future!

  16. Reply
    sarah windsor May 30, 2013

    Good Luck and lots of love from England, I sincerely hope the rest of this year is much much better for you. Sarah x

  17. Reply
    Marleen May 30, 2013

    Good Luck!

  18. Reply
    Anna May 30, 2013

    All the best B, a big hug from Barcelona

  19. Reply
    Ellen May 30, 2013

    Good luck, Brinja! Take care!

  20. Reply
    Miriam May 30, 2013

    dear brinja, sad to hear, your shop was awesome! good luck for the future (hope to read more about in on your blog!)! best wishes from leipzig, miriam

  21. Reply
    Ula May 30, 2013

    Dear Brinja, I have been following your blog for years now.. It all started with you miniature home, but I fell in love with your life-style. I feel like I know you and your family and I am quite touched by all the changes you went trough in the past months. I was hoping to go to Denmark one day and visiting your shop was one of the plans for sure.. All in all, I love you, Vilja and Anders and I wish all of you all the best, from the bottom of my heart, take care!!! <3 Ula

  22. Reply
    Magdalena May 30, 2013

    Good luck Brinja, Take care! Magda, Natasha and Rose from Poland

  23. Reply
    Ineke May 30, 2013

    It is sad news, but I wish you and your daughter good luck and a happy future. X

  24. Reply
    Ann May 30, 2013

    Oh wow, all the best! <3

  25. Reply
    Sandy May 30, 2013

    Good luck Brinja! Wishing you the best in this big jump!

  26. Reply
    Paula May 30, 2013

    I too follow your blog and knew there were changes in your life. This has been a painful shifting year for me as well. Change is never easy, but sounds like you have some things to look forward to. Blessings on your new path. Paula from Maine, U.S.

  27. Reply
    Ellen May 31, 2013

    Wishing you all the best, Brinja! I really admire your courage and hope that the rest of 2013 proves to be full of lots of beauty and goodness! Good luck in all your upcoming ventures! :) Ellen from Canada

  28. Reply
    Lynn May 31, 2013

    Oh, what a pity! But I wish you all the best for your future! Every end is a new beginning. I’m sure of that.

  29. Reply
    Tina Lila May 31, 2013

    Dear Brinja, all the best on your courageous trip towards sunlight <3 We will miss the lovely shop though, anyway I'm sure your future plans will be full of inspiration as well, you seem to turn everything into magic! Good luck to Vilja and yourself from Slovenia!

  30. Reply
    Ditte June 1, 2013

    Held og lykke med det hele.

  31. Reply
    Ulla Gosvig June 1, 2013

    Hej Brinja :) Jeg vidste ik’, at du er blevet skilt.. :( Det gør mig ondt! Også at du lukker butikken! :( Håber du må “komme på den rette hylde”! Jeg tænker ofte på, de hyggelige og kreative stunder vi har haft med hinanden! ;) -Men jeg hører nok nærmere om, hvordan det kommer til at gå med dig og søde lille Vilja! Held og lykke! Knus fra Ulla! <3

  32. Reply
    Maria Ana June 1, 2013

    All the luck to you darling! Kiss

  33. Reply
    lina June 2, 2013

    oh brinja! wow! since i found your nice little blog here & your shop, it has always been a dream of mine to one day visit it. honestly a part of me is sad, but i know this was a big & thoughtful decision & wish you goodness in the years to come : )

  34. Reply
    Gabrielle June 2, 2013

    Dear Brinja,
    I follow your blog for a long time already ; I was sad about the difficult times you had and so happy now to read that a lot of positive things happens again for you and the little Vilja. A bit sad also for your shop I always wanted to visit you on holiday ;-)) I wish you all my best for the future in all your plans, hope you’ll continue blogging, I like so much your refreshing style !! Lots of hugs from France

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    Anne June 2, 2013

    Hi Brinja, so sorry to hear all this… i wish you all the best for the future! Loved visiting your shop last year with my mum and meeting you in person. You are so talented, I’m sure you will succeed in whatever you will do next! Love, Anne from the Netherlands

  36. Reply
    raichel June 2, 2013

    Good luck!
    …and all the best for the future!!

  37. Reply
    tetabina June 2, 2013

    Brinja! You allways were such inspiration to me. I support you thru all. Move on…maybe start your international web shop…and remember your little Vilja is your star. Love and hugs from Ljubljana.

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    Teri June 2, 2013

    I’m sure whatever you do next will be wonderful. I hope you feel good about it. All the best. xo Teri

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    Eliane June 2, 2013

    Dear Brinja, how sad your life is making this difficult turn.. I’m sure you will find your way. I visited your shop last year with my daughter (Anne, she also left a message). I wish you all the best and hope you’ll be back soon with your good ideas. Eliane from The Netherlands.

  40. Reply
    Karen June 2, 2013

    I was shocked by each of your changes but then I embraced the changes, as I am sure you are doing! You are creative and inspirational. I found your website a while ago and have been a faithful reader ever since. We will all be looking for new posts from you but realize that it may be a while. Take care and I hope you are finding the strength to get through the next few months! I, too planned on visiting your shop some day!

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    Valerie June 3, 2013

    What a big and brave decision ! I wish you all the best, to you and Vilja. Good luck ! Bye from Paris

  42. Reply

    Åh nej hvor trist. Jeg troede du måske bare flyttede til andre lokaler :( Din butik bliver da savnet på Bryggen. Held og lykke på din vej…

  43. Reply
    Saskia June 3, 2013

    Good luck, dear Brinja! Brave decision and even if big changes in life may make everyone of us a bit scared sometimes, they will also bring new magnificent experiences, beautiful moments and great people to look forward too. All the best!

  44. Reply
    Terhi June 4, 2013

    Good luck and all the best to you for the future. I am waiting what comes next.

  45. Reply
    Agata&Artur June 4, 2013

    Dear Brinja! You are so real to us. It’s sad that I can’t make anything for You. A pancake for example.
    We read Your blog every day. We both are really sorry but also over 30 years old – life is long, You will see.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htobTBlCvUU one of the most loved songs for You.

  46. Reply
    kaylovesvintage June 5, 2013


    good luck !!
    Think about you

  47. Reply
    Alisa June 6, 2013

    Love your blog, Brinja! Thinking of you as you work through all the changes.

  48. Reply
    Synne June 8, 2013

    Veldig trist å høre. Ønsker deg alt godt fremover.
    Jeg hadde tenkt å besøke butikken din denne sommeren når jeg er i København, veldig synd at du legger den ned. Lykke til videre!

    STOR klem fra Synne

  49. Reply
    Celena June 10, 2013

    Held og lykke! Maybe we will be lucky and you will rekindle the jewlery section of your webshop? ;)

  50. Reply
    eda June 10, 2013

    Good luck darling. I hope and believe that everything is going to work out well for you and your dreams will come true. Warmest wishes, Eda

  51. Reply
    Marika June 11, 2013

    Dear Brinja, I realy liked visiting your blog and feel sorry that you have been through these hard changes. But I’m sure it makes you grow. Wish you plenty of love for Vilja, and a lot of good ideas for the future. Marika from Slovakia

  52. Reply
    Anna på Island June 13, 2013

    knus og kram til dig.

  53. Reply
    Jessica June 13, 2013

    Dear Brinja,

    very sad to hear you are closing your shop! Please don’t stop blogging. I still love to wear the brooch (the dove). Thanks and best wishes for the future!


  54. Reply
    Maja August 8, 2013

    Oh my, I havent read blogs for a while & today I decided it`s time that I catch up everything and I was shocked while reading your posts. Damn, I missed a lot.
    So sorry for your mum, I know that must of have been difficult + divorce + closing down your shop. I was really wishing that I could come and see it, but hey….maybe you`ll have another shop somewhere, someday… actually I`m sure of it! ;)
    Brinja, keep on the good work, stay positive & strong and don`t let anyone to make you feel bad about anything.


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