Saturday, July 31, 2010

highlights of the week

Mister Kay's best find of the week, a stool by Dirk  van Sliedrecht  for Rohe, made in the fifties ( I wanted one for a long time)

We replaced the dark shells with fresh summer colors. Also changed the dowel bases for h-bases. I like the change!

A little lucky rabbit made of chinese newspaper. It is made by a flowershop in Bussum called VERGEET-ME-NIET.

lots of color & vintage ,you can find here Huset ved Bekken

Friday, July 30, 2010

local beach

 I love the late  afternoon sunlight at the beach.
Beach food  here would be fish ,  salat, chips and summer beer
I can sit there for hours , daydreaming and watching people. 
enjoy your weekend

So has anyone see Toy Storie 3 yet? ( I really want to see it)

Thursday, July 29, 2010


I change my home all the time, but this time my little monster is helping me....we are working on a big monster room,lol  .Today we are a bit slow , but soon there will be some photos from  new  room,bed and co

Wish I would speak Danish... Sweet Nothing her book looks so good

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Oase chair by Wim Rietveld

Mister Kay just finished his latest project, restoration of the lounge chair "Oase" designed by Wim Rietveld for "De Cirkel" (Amsterdam) in 1958. Wim Rietveld was the son of the famous Gerrit Rietveld and he was a famous designer as well.

 -Bodie and Fou makes me happy

Sunday, July 25, 2010


if you are in Whistable this summer, you have to visit 

you can find some wonderful prints, books and postcards there

Saturday, July 24, 2010

another day at the seaside

this morning we went to Rotterdam to by a new camera.. the day was bright and sunny ,so we  went to  Zeeland, for a walk on the beach  and  a picnic on the seafront ( with some horrid fish and chips)

What are your  plans for the weekend?

On my wishing list a Ketti camera bag,so pretty and cool

Friday, July 23, 2010

from Ikea to vintage

Nila got a cute bed from Ikea ( see photos)

  Mister Kay was lucky to find  her a vintage
Cleopatra bed from the 50's ...
guess now we have to give her bedroom a new look, lol 

I'm working on a new  policy for  the house,
not easy, but it's working with my clothes.
With chairs and ceramic it's more difficult but I guess we could sell some at the car-boot sale...

tell me,  how you do it ,keep your house neat??

-this week-

- I did try to make my mums russian pancakes, they did  look good but the taste was not perfect  yet.

- Wishing  Mallika from  quickindiancooking was my friend  and would teach me how to make curry.

- Going for a  family drive , turning on the radio and singing alone.
 Tell me, do you sing alone with the  radio in the car??

- Got some great snail mail
enjoy your weekend

and my giveaway winner is sean the prawn
(send me a mail with your address)

Thursday, July 22, 2010



At spring time I did get lots of different poppy seeds .
If I walk through my garden now you can find poppies everywhere ...
I'm sure I will get some more poppy seeds next year.
time to go back to the garden ...

see you


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

his & hers

Mister Kay''s fav  garden corner and chair. Vintage Rex chair by
Niko Kralj.

my fav garden little bench in the  shadow

second week of the holidays...
- we snack on popcorn
- having a photoshoot on the beach
- did buy some cool summer dresses

 we love  the marion house book

Monday, July 19, 2010

summer in Amsterdam

I get lots of mail from readers ,which are coming 
 to Amsterdam this summer.

 So here some ideas, what I would do
in Amsterdam.

(just remember, it's easy and pleasent to walk or cycle in the center)

A. stop for some coffee at the Museumsplein (to watch people)
B. try some indonesian food
C. have a walk in the Jordaan (there is the vintage market on Mondays and a great food market on Saturdays)
D.  take a boat trip around the city (nice to see the city from the water)  
E. Staalstraat (guess my fav neigbourhood, lot's of nice little shops)
F.if you like Museums... try the bag (tassen) museum
G. have a day trip to Haarlem 
H. I like the Albert Cuyp market , if you are looking for fabric and some bargins, that's the place to come to
I. have a walk in the Vondelpark  and coffee at cafe Vertigo & the Filmmuseum
J. the botanic garden ( for all my garden friends)

and what will you take home from Amsterdam ???
cheese, blue&white fabric, a T-shirt, some dutch  summer music, cookies ( we have wonderful cookies) and liquorice

 have fun and enjoy,...send me a mail if  you need help and tell me about you time in Amsterdam


Sunday, July 18, 2010


on the weekend we always make time for some good food and  a city walk...

Finally I got myself a new book " MORD.NET from Buthler&Oehlund".

Enjoying  chai tea , I had a  very good cup of chai tea today at Juffrouw zonder Zorgen in Haarlem but also last summer in Denmark.

Baking my way through Muffins (fast and fantastic) by Susan Reimer.

I  have been thinking about starting a  garden club (if you live in the Netherlands, join if you feel like it, get in touch via email).



Friday, July 16, 2010

summer giveaway

I feel like a summer giveaway, my idea was to giveaway my  fav mint green nailpolish but that one is sold out..sorry.But if you like to win  a Chanel Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eye Shadow No .54 Bambou......just leave a comment and tell me about your summer
The winner will be announced on friday the 23  of July

good  luck


Tuesday, July 13, 2010


vintage clogs, guess you can still find them at the flea market 

Sombody gave me some high voltage insulators
and now they're everywhere.
It's collector-itis ,
be careful it`s very contagious.

What  (if anything) do you collect?

Monday, July 12, 2010

Leah Giberson

I love the work from Leah Giberson and I wanted one of her prints for a long time, so I was lucky to catch one of her prints at Tiny Showcase.
Her work got a cool vintage look, next time I get one of her swimming pool prints.

So do you buy art?? If yes where? And what?

Sunday, July 11, 2010

city gardener

my fav city pretty and relaxed

Sunday....just sitting around  having a summer lunch ,
with pots of  tea and some coffee, a pile of fresh magazines.
 Mister Kay is painting a cupboard  in the garden, listening to the radio........  a fine little day

love ,love The Outdoor Swimming Society

Friday, July 9, 2010

orange Sunday

last minute washing for Sunday

we got a heat wave, so this was the best place  today to stay cool

hot bit to hot for me

last night we went to see  Crazy Heart ( great movie)

-SAND- makes me want to go to the beach

stay cool and remember to put  your sun cream on

Thursday, July 8, 2010

summer in Antwerpen

look at the dresses , the perfect city summer look   

 my new passion ice coffee

 I love summer in the city , there is so much to do and to see 

a touch of orange( very pretty)

small bakery in the center of Antwerpen

I could easily live in Antwerpen.So I hope we will go back soon , I want to meet some of my blogger
friends there.

It will be hot again this weekend , so try to stay cool and enjoy summer

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

every Tuesday

Every Tuesday, if the weather permits, there is a small bookstore in  the center of Leiden.
A little paradise for book lovers.
The owner takes hours to unpack his books and I guess in the late afternoon it takes hours before he can go home.

I love olivelse

Sunday, July 4, 2010


 breakfast in the garden....... my fav time of the day

my summer must have
- PizBuin Sunband

my summer fruit

I really love
my Reebok easytone

my fav summer read
Real Simple magazine

summer music ( to keep me happy)
Scissor Sisters

blog of the week
An Apple a Day

   I wish you  a  happy 4 of July ,enjoy you weekend

Saturday, July 3, 2010


this week we had a day trip to Edam,there is a wonderful coffee place &  Hotel
L"Auberge Damhotel... and I did hear there is also a vintage market in if you ever in the near ..

enjoy your weekend

Friday, July 2, 2010

summer look

last year I did have a lot's of red pillows  in the garden , this summer I go for green..
guess every night I spend  about 30  minutes to bring all the pillows and co back in to the house..
but then I have a second living room in the garden , which is fun

I love the large copper tray which I got in  Marianne's shop and my vintage birdcage from the charity shop