Sunday, May 31, 2009

I love swapping

I love to swap.
I swap magazine with my girlfriends & books with my friend Alex in Germany, art,ceramic with my friend Therese, perfume with with my friend Terry in NY and....flower seeds, vintage and...
Next will be a clothes swapping party with my girlfriends..guess that will be fun.
And what about house swapping ?
Have you ever swapped?
Last week I did have a wonderful vintage swap with Melissa from tiny happy
and Marie from blassevielfalt made this beautiful bag for me

Friday, May 29, 2009

apartment therapy

This week my garden is featured on apartment therapy and I have a house tour on 1einrichtungsblog from Switzerland.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

corner view cityscapes

this week theme is city landscapes or cityscapes ....
There are no mountains or hills in the Netherlands and there isn't much of a skyline, which makes Amsterdam feel more like an oversized village
guess that's why I love Amsterdam
want to know more about cityscapes..spaindaily

Sunday, May 24, 2009


we spend all sunday in the garden, guess we got a wild garden with a magical feeling,lol (still lot's of work)
hope you had a good weekend... ??!this year I did find lot's of plants at the flea market and most of my garden furniture is vintage
now time for coffee and some more reading
love Lobster and swan

Saturday, May 23, 2009


I could easily live in Antwerp. It's one of my
favorite cities. Since the city center isn't too big, just wandering around is the best way to see the city and you can find lots of beautiful (but quite expensive) vintage in the Kloosterstraat.

Fashion Museum
Dries van Noten ( has a beautiful shop there)
Marcy Michael( cool vintage shop)
46Kloosterstraat( more vintage)
mieke willems( super cool gift shop)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

corner view 'coffee'

some secrets about my coffee love
- my dad did work for a coffee company for over 25 years
-I love the smell of coffee( thinking of my dad)
-only drink cappucino
-never drink coffee alone at home, only water
-I do drink coffee alone in the city
-'gezellig samen koffie drinken'....'gezellig' is one of the those words the Dutch use all the time. The dictionary says:'cosy,but that doesn't really cover its meaning and FEELING .. English speakers will not normally say that a cup of coffee is cosy,wheras the Dutch repeat this ad nauseam
enjoy your coffee and you can find more coffee love at spain daily

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

make it special

make it special

we got 5 day's holiday' I got some sweet white wine,good bread and some nice cheese for tonight ....make it special(holiday feeling)

also I have been decluttering this week , I tell you that makes you feel good and my house looks empty with some beautiful vintage goodies , guess less is more

more vintage
retro to go
retro renovation

Sunday, May 17, 2009


I have been lucky the last couple weeks, guess May is the best time of the year for flea are some of my vintage polkadots ceramic , they are not easy to find
katisworld at flickr has a beautiful vintage collection

best things in the moment...
my garden
swaping vintage
green asparagus

Thursday, May 14, 2009

vintage summer


my girl friend Alex likes camping , I'm not sure if I do .Last week in England I did find this wonderful book The Happy Campers ... so now I want to go camping ( fun, fire, food, love)....but I guess I could try this vintage vacations first

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Corner View - The great outdoors

The great outdoors. At the moment I am obsessed with blue flowers and I always take a book with me when I go hunting for blue flower fields.

The first picture is a field of commercially grown Muscari botryoides (Grape Hyacinth) in the Netherlands (close to Lisse). The Bluebell Forest is in Kent near Canterbury.

Looking for more Great Outdoors pictures? Have a look here:
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Sunday, May 10, 2009

oh happy days


I got a deadline till Thursday but I started reading the Twilight books series ( annoyingly addictive world of teenage vampires) when I should have been working......

in the moment I really like Liivia's blog

Thursday, May 7, 2009

seaside garden

guess I will make myself a little seaside garden..on the weekend
you can get them at Frank's

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Corner View Shopping

shopping...guess I'm a friendly shopper, I do all the nice family shopping
Mister Kay goes to the big supermarket ones a week poor man..
I get the coffee, flowers, bread, books, papers,veggies .. I try to buy in small local shops where I know the people and my milk I get from the milk man twice a week....
want to know more about world shopping have a look at spain daily

Friday, May 1, 2009

a seaside break


having a seaside break in Kent
take care and I see you next week with some new vintage