Zero Waste hiking with Varvara Home

In cozy fall, when the air becomes nicer and cooler, the outdoors are calling. One of the great ways to answer this calling is to go hiking. You won’t need special training, intricate equipment, and any age is not a problem. Simply put,...

Varvara goes on a picnic

Nature is the perfect background for any photo: forest or sea, bright rays of sun or tree shadows. In summertime, the number of street photo shoots always increases, and this comes to no surprise - all around is provoking the creative drive in...

Going on a picnic: where and how

It is finally warm out, and it means that it's time to start planning a picnic! In order for a picnic to be successful, it is important to think about what the table (or its “substitute”) will be like - this must be where it will be pleasant...

Linen Café curtains

Café curtains (or “country curtains”, sometimes called “half curtains”) made of flax linen are the best option of traditional kitchen window décor for Provence, Rustic Country, Vintage or Shabby Chic styles. Flax linen curtains possess...

7 different kinds of curtains for Provence-style kitchens

Provence-style kitchen can’t be pictured without a beautiful window treatment. In this post we’d like to present 7 best ideas for a Provence-style interior, will share a few tips on what kind of fabric for curtains might be best for you and...

Zero Waste lifestyle: what is it about?

“There is a firm rule - get up in the morning, wash your face, put yourself in order - and immediately put your planet in order.” - The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery Zero Waste concept is becoming more and more widespread...

How to: Table Runner

What are table runners for? Any housekeeper knows perfectly well that even some of the best tablecloths can be considered hopelessly ruined if they’ve gotten a stain that can’t be washed off. And here is where table runners come in handy...

How is Christmas celebrated in Europe?

Very soon, most of the world's population will begin celebrating the birthday of Jesus Christ - Christmas. Christmas is celebrated all over the world. In addition, each country has its own "flavor" associated with Christmas celebrations. Let's take...

Christmas around the world

We have described how Christmas is celebrated in Europe in the previous article. Now let's see how this holiday is celebrated in different parts of the world. Christmas day in Japan For most Japanese people Christmas is known as a romantic family...

What is scandinavian style?

Scandinavian furniture: simple and multi-functionalThe furniture is simple, lightweight, comfortable, and is easy to assemble and disassemble. Various combinations of wooden and glass surfaces exist, open and closed shelves are present. Graceful...

What is Scandinavian?

Scandinavian style just can’t be disliked. It is a very appealing style, radiating its extraordinary lightness, naturalness and simplicity. This is one of the lightest and most natural styles in the interior design of apartments and...

What is Shabby-chic?

Term comes from the English word “shabby”, which means “worn”, “distressed” and “chic” - “elegance”. It is the name of the style in the interior design, decor and fashion. The name itself can literally be translated as “worn...

Flaxseed and flaxseed oil

The name for flaxseed comes from ancient Latin language, and it means “very useful”, and that is very true. Flax got its’ name because every part of the plant is utilized in creation of many distinct products for bettering our lives, like...

How to preserve bread?

Storing fresh bread Our ancestors knew the special secret of making bread last to the last crumb - they wrapped it in linen towels to keep its freshness and tastiness. So, every family had fresh trouble-free pastry for the whole...

Life quality is in details

The swiftness of our life has the upper hand. We gather for family dinners fewer and farther between; we snack on tasteless ready-to-cook food on the fly and drink cool tea staring at our smartphones. We eat and drink on the go, talk on the phone in...