Thursday, October 30, 2014

Anno 1808

Perhaps you remember some of the articles that Janne Toftegaard from the company ”Anno 1808” wrote for the magazine? She’s been doing handmade decoration items for us on a freelance basis and we’ve had a great and inspiring co-operation on many levels. One of Janne’s first articles was about the making of these nice cotton wool Santas that really resemble the old ones. Here you can find instructions on how to make these great Christmas decorations yourself. /Vivian

In addition, Janne has just published her first book about this fine craft. Find out more at:

Monday, October 20, 2014

Delightful changes

We haven’t been blogging much lately but for a good reason: we’ve been working hard – and still are – on finishing our new book full of exciting do-it-yourself projects involving our paint and wax products. As we have decided to only show completely new projects in our book, we’ve gotten ourselves into a lot of work. Although the paint is very easy to use, it’s still very time-consuming to develop the ideas, get all the pieces of furniture, and paint and patinate them. Hard work but lots of fun because we just love painting and being creative! We have a great team here at the editorial office and in the company as a whole, and such a project requires everybody to work extra hard next to all the everyday tasks. We want to thank all you lovely people in the Jeanne d´Arc team for making this happen. We’re really looking forward to showing you our book…but for now you’ll have to do with some simple blogs. /Vivian

Do you like what you see?

The book will be published in Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Dutch and German. An English version will be printed, when the paint is available to overseas areas.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Creative October

Now is the time to get started with creativity indoors. To many of us creative people, getting our very own space for these pursuits is the greatest happiness... In this edition of the magazine, we focus on creative space. This has resulted in some interesting articles with great ideas for the decor. Fortunately, old crafts that are about to fall into oblivion are taken up again and make a comeback as hobbies. At the slightly more ordinary end, we show you several examples of lovely fall wreaths which you can easily make yourself, and we take you inside different, cozy and inspiring homes. Happy reading. /Tina

Friday, September 26, 2014


Suddenly autumn. In fact, autumn arrived from one day to the next. Here in Denmark the late summer has been really good to us, and September has been great. We even went to the beach last Saturday! The kids went swimming in the sea, and we enjoyed a couple of beach mat hours and a picnic. It was as warm as on an average Danish summer day. Just fabulous. We spent the mild, calm evening outside doing a BBQ. Three days later there was frost on the grass in the morning, and the kids wore gloves and woolly hats cycling to school. Today it’s also cold and rainy....the perfect weather for a cozy day indoors that makes you want to bake a cake, be creative, huddle together under some soft blankets, light some candles, read...Every season has its charm, and we are looking forward to some true autumn coziness in the months to come... /Vivian

Monday, September 8, 2014

Paint, paint, paint

At times we get so excited about something that we lose ourselves completely. This is what has happened with our Vintage Paint that we started selling in March this year. We just paint and paint…creating items both for the magazine and the inspiration that we bring you every month, for up-coming books and for ourselves.

When we get to work Monday mornings we speak all at once and are all excited to tell each other what we have created on the weekend because we just love to share our experience and ideas.

We get new ideas all the time, either in our editorial office or when a customer, a girlfriend or a reader asks us questions.

We are constantly working on new areas of application and new related products that will add further areas of application.

From now on several of our shops will offer product demonstrations and events where you can find out all you want to know about these products. /Vivian