Monday, November 30, 2009

Rie Elise Larsen

my fav christmas book

Julefryd by Rie Elise Larsen

I seen her work last summer in Kopenhagen

so thanks Mette, I"m sure we will have a colorful Christmas this year

I"m dreaming of pepermintbark icecream, sounds so yummy

have a good week

Sunday, November 29, 2009

N.E.E.T Magazine

my home is doing well this week story

Saturday, November 28, 2009


make yourself some coffee and then I'll begin ( I'm addicted to audiobooks)


Friday, November 27, 2009

weekend feeling

got myself a train ticket to the Christmas market in Duesseldorf, so now I"m dreaming of Lebkuchen, christmas lights and Gluewine( mulled wine)

-love the prints and cards from inaluxe, they got the perfect vintage touch

- more threads this week for me , got the new cd from Janine Jansen

make sure you have a nice weekend

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Elizabeth is in the house

got my envelop pillow designed by Elizabeth Dunker
( fine little day)
I really liked the idea and the quality is wonderful..( cool christmas gift)

- if you like art & crafts you will like Little Glowing Lights

Happy Thanksgiving to my family , friends and readers in the USA

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

lipstick on your teeth

You can find my home and me this week on lipstickonyourteeth.

Thanks Alison


Tuesday morning

in November ..guess you can call it a grey day

no mail, no milk, eating peppernotes( dutch winter cookies)
reading RED magazine, trying to work,
music Elmo saves Christmas

tell me about your day?

love the winter pillow from Geninne
( I wish they would do mailorder)
I see my friend Joan likes the same pillow

Sunday, November 22, 2009

vintage love

vintage love, guess this is my fav vintage item in the house.
it's a sewing stand from 1950 made by Pastoe (dutch furniture company).
Designed by Cees Braakman.

Blog of the week Yarning

Saturday, November 21, 2009

the dress

today I went to town to buy a dress , but I tell you, I wish they had this
cute golden Nespresso dress( it's made from paper and nespresso capsules) in my size , I bet it smells like coffee

our movie tonight Millenium

- if you like the color white, empty spaces and snow have a look here Lumetta

Friday, November 20, 2009

magic wand


Mister Kay got the birds from Kristian Vedel this summer
in Denmark

after watching Harry Potter last night, I wish I had a magic wand...
what would I do with it

-my friend lost her job , so I would find her a new one
-some sleep for me
-christmas in the States with family&friends ( white christmas)

tell me, what would you do with the magic wand ??

- Martha has a beautiful winter collection out
- still crazy about France, love a petit bruit

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

still life

dutch still life ""the cat with the coat" by Kay de Bruin

I would love to know ,if you buy less christmas gifts this year??
If you buy art ( pints, calenders and, and)? If yes, where do you buy?
In a shop or online(at etsy, dawanda or
Guess I buy more careful this year , one good gift and yes I will buy art

corner view "'cell phone madness''

guess all what you need to know
Den Haag on a Tuesday

remember my vintage giveaway?

more corner view

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

give me 5 minutes

give me 5 minutes
to read a magazin
listen to the radio
have some coffee
eat a cookie
read my mail
make a call

If you had 5 minutes ME-time , what would you do??

Monday, November 16, 2009

his & hers

less is more- my fav winter berries ( Ilex red beauty)

his fav vintage lamp jielde and
my fav chair orange slice Artifort

this week
one deadline
one bithday party ( still have to find a cool gift)

-love the home & work from Gitte Brandt

any plans this week?

Saturday, November 14, 2009

favorite corners

favorite corners

of our home

on a Saturday afternoon in November

what are you doing this weekend??

did you know

-that Ossi Clark is my fav designer

-that I drink cups of good old builder's tea in the day time
and coffee when I have company

-that I 'm crazy about Pepermint Bark
( tried it last christmas the first time)

-wear perfume everyday, today ginger essence by Origins

Friday, November 13, 2009


Friday afternoon...miss my fairy lights, I will look for them tonight,
also I feel like making things, last night we got some orange and clove,
( guess it's the smell of christmas)

-we need a good movie for the weekend, any ideas??
Coraline sounds good

-did you know I could in in Paris in 3 hours,
need a friend in Paris who shows me the city,
we could swap a day in Amsterdam for a day in Paris,lol...
a little bit of Paris you can find here Piou

-sweet fine day , makes me feel like a cookie monster

enjoy your weekend

Thursday, November 12, 2009

don't stop me now

don"t stop me now, I did find 3 record player in one year,
guess this one is my fav one

Mister Kay got me some robotic Christmas decorations
from Habitat in Canterburry

update on the little monster, she has to stay home for 5 more weeks the little monster is a bit bored and we still have
long sleepless nights

-I'm a big simply photo fan ,so I adore her new calender

-love swedish blogs...Malo,Sandra and Elizabeth

- if you like vintage fabric , you will love Lyyti

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Milk deco

Milk deco

the new MILK deco is out, one of my fav magazines
great news is that we can buy it in the Netherlands now. I did find it at the Bruna , Fahrenheitstraat in DenHaag

corner view 'favorite dish'

coner view this week ' favorite dish'
if I think about food , I think about places


I miss and love most.....a cheese salad sandwich on brown bread - magarine,cheddar cheese,salad,pepper and some mayo made by a little Italian deli in Covent Garden about 2 minutes walking distance from my old work place
....the best ...before I go I take some walkers crips and a drink also

let's talk more about food spain daily

Monday, November 9, 2009

snowflakes 2009

Mister Kay made a small paper snowflakes 2009 collection

I hope they will be in the shop
on wendesday night( still a lot of work to do)
I tell you they are amazing

Sunday, November 8, 2009

simple pleasures

with the credit crunch biting, guess is time to go back to simple pleasures
...going for a long walk

staying home, reading or enjoying some music

bake bread( it's so easy and smells wonderful)

Fly a kite ( I did meet my husband on a kite festival in Rome 15 years ago)

so what did you do this weekend??

- this is fun christmas time in Italy
-my friend Shannah has a wonderful etsy shop das Kaninchen

Friday, November 6, 2009

junk deluxe

Junk Deluxe is a wonderful retro shop

based in Margate ,Kent

the owner Benjamin is very sweet and helpful

try to support the small antiques shop if you go christmas shopping

enjoy your weekend

wabi&sabi very much my kind of blog

my friends Andrea and Samina designed a wonderful christmas collection for the SlowFashionHouse

Thursday, November 5, 2009

vintage giveaway

I feel like a giveaway,
this vintage Colani elephant money box ,
is looking for a new home

why a giveaway
because surgery went well
and we are happy but tired( I feel like a zombie)
also one of my garden photos won a prize ( yeah)

I will send out the little elephant at the 5.12,
the dutch Christmas Sinter Klaas

Good luck
and if you feel like it, tell me about
your family Christmas traditions

see you
Kay and little monster

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

white mug

my best friend this week, my white mug,lol

no corner view this week but I be back next week

here my second radio, a beautiful vintage Roberts Radio,
( they are not easy to find)

- started to make some plans for Christmas
tell me are you buying or making gifts?

- Frau Haselmayer is so cool
- got the first book from chocolate and zucchini , guess I should have a look at her latest one