My name is Kreetta Järvenpää and I love flowers. I'm a photographer and artist. I live in Helsinki, Finland. 

I'm a professional photographer since 2005. I photograph flowers, food, people, lifestyle, still life. Since 2016 I've been working with flowers and I arrange flower workshops. You can find my work: www.kreettajarvenpaa.com


I started blogging in January 2012. I have always loved to make creative and beautiful things. Creativity needs to be fed and nurtured. These are the reasons why my blog was originally born.

I'm curious of many things. I've dreamt all my life. I believe great things are born from dreams and we need them. I hope you find this place useful, interesting or entertaining and become my reader.


Gretchen is one of my nicknames. My real name is Kreetta. 
gretchen gretchen reminds me of my childhood too. When I was a small girl there were times when I heard my name repeatedly...I was too quick and I was too often in a wrong place more than once. Still my sisters remind me how many times they had to run after me. Luckily I've grown up and now I have only my husband running after me, haha. And one more thing, I almost forgot that Gretchen is not the only nickname I have. You can call me Krede, Kretsu, Gertrud...or just Kreetta.

Do you remember Grimm's fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel? (Gretel is a name very close to mine) It is a fairy tale of brave and inventive children. I think that is a great story how you should live your life. You just have to be brave enough and find your way. There's always something wonderful out there - and I guess we all want to find it. 


This blog exists because I needed my own free space where I can do, make, say, think whatever I want. This place gives me reason to write in foreign language and not to forget it. I also like to follow bloggers like wonderful makers and creative people. I enjoy their work and they give me inspiration. I've also noticed that this blog has become a part of me during these 6 years and I totally miss blogging time to time when I have too much work and too less time to spend here. 

I hope to see you here again and you are very welcome to leave a comment or two when ever you feel like it!



email: kreetta.jarvenpaa(at)gmail(dot)com
You can also find me in Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.


  1. hi Kreetta! i discovered your beautiful blog through our Blog Boss e-course and i'm so happy i did. such a delight to read! i gave you a little shout out on my blog today! hope you check it out...http://www.ohsoloveydovey.com/
    xoxo, Lo.

    1. Hi Lo!
      Thank you so much! That is great!

  2. Awesome "about" page, Kreeta! So inspiring and nicely done. Bravo!

  3. Thank you Diana! You know, it's amazing how your feelings and words change - last time I edited this about page was on March - not so long ago.

  4. I just discovered your blog and i love it. It's so spontaneus and inspiring. I started my own blog about 6 months and reading is just so useful. I love your about page how you share your feeling. Thank you

    1. Thank you so much Tania!
      There are always things I want to change in about page and I guess it's time to make it onece again - that it is even more me.


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