Sunday, February 27, 2011

small vases

I keep bringing them home, small vases.  They come in so many different materials, plastic, glass and
ceramic .Here are some photos from my collection.

The top ones are from Anton Piesche,  a small pottery from ther former DDR (East Germany). They are not easy to find.

On the bottem picture is a group of vases from different small dutch potterys .

My blog of the week klabb og dagg

Thursday, February 24, 2011

half-term mood

house music
Mister kay got Nila a vintage Yamaha keyboard.
She loves it and Mister kay also.
There is lot of noise in my hous in the moment,
guess they should take some

My friend Aneta sent me some postcards from
the National Museum in Warsaw. They got an exhibition on Polish Design&Chairs from between 1955 and 1968. Looks so good, have a look at PIA's stories. Very much my kind of exhibition.
I would love to visit Warsaw one day.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

books, books and more books

I love spending time in bookstores,
enjoy browsing and discovering new titles and authors.
If they would sell coffee I could easily spend a whole day there, lol.

The bookstore from Erik Tonen in Antwerpen 
has a fantastic selection on art & design books.
I always find a new book there on vintage ceramic.

Spending lots of time in Whistable and Leiden I also have fav bookstores there.

Do you have a fav bookstore?
  • Thinking about my friends and bloggers in NZ, I was really shocked to hear about the Kiwi Quake.
  • Half-term is keeping me busy, Nila getting up at 6 in the morning and Mister kay being a night person, I tell you I'm tired!
  • My friend Shelly is coming over on the weekend, that will be fun.
see you soon

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Elan Vintage

This little shop Elan vintage in Antwerpen makes my heart  bounce. I especially love the 50s floor lamp on the last picture.
We got half term.
That means getting up late and just being lazy, lol.
Enjoy your week.

Monday, February 21, 2011

these boots are made for walking

 I had another city walk, this time with my girl friend .


Not easy to find good bread here in the Netherlands, but there 
is a market stall in Haarlem that sells really yummy bread 

If I would marry Mister Kay again... then I would go for this look,lol

Thank you all so much for your birthday wishes, cards and gifts, that was wonderful .
We had a great trip to Antwerp and good  meal at Chez Fred ( I love the food there)
I will tell you more about my trip this week.

My brother always sends me links, I like this one A normal day

Saturday, February 19, 2011

little corner

I have been in love with the Dandelion Clocks wallpaper
from Sanderson for a while.

I have one corner in my living room and I'm sure it would look
wonderful there.

Mister Kay likes the red one and I like the green one on the top photo.

Sanderson also has a new cool fifties inspired collection of wallpaper and fabric out. The Mobiles one would look great on an office wall.

I will order some samples. If you live in the UK it will be quite easy to find a shop that sells them. In the Netherlands there is a shop called De Mooiste Muren in Haarlem that sells them.


Alice in Designland

Weekend...and  next week we got  half term ( yippee).
I have a lot to look forward to, a trip to Antwerpen and my birthday on sunday.

My home is on Alice in Designland.

My blog of the week That Kate.

Really want to see Pina  the new movie from Wim Wenders.

see you soon

Thursday, February 17, 2011

daytime & nighttime

Orange Slice from Artifort

In the daytime this is my place to read
(early in the morning with the news paper).
But after 20:00 the chair  swaps its owner ...
It turns in to Mister kay's TV chair.

Guess it's time again to ask... What you are reading at the moment? I would love to know, once you start a book do you finish it no matter what? Sometimes I keep a book that I have been unable to finish  for years.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


A cute vintage alarm clock for Nilas room.
It's like a mustard color,
which looks great with the rest of her room.


Guess it was my day today.
  • the day started with snail mail heaven
  • my friend came by for coffee and to show me a cake flower,lol
  • had my second  power yoga class, it's not easy and I feel  really tired after the class , but I enjoy it and my teacher is wonderful
  • nice to see my photo on the flickr blog
  • CeeLo Green makes me happy 

Sunday, February 13, 2011

love is in the air

Nila and I got some chocolate hearts for Mister kay on  Friday but on the way home, we gave some to the teachers at school. Next day we gave some to the postman and the neigbour... we tried to buy some more but they where sold out... now we only got one left...

sorry Mister kay
Happy Valentine's day

Saturday, February 12, 2011

coffee& filters


I love the smell of coffee brewing.
Most of us have a favorite way of making coffee.
My friend makes coffee using a plastic  filter cone.

 Couple of weeks ago,
 my brother got me some vintage ceramic filters
  in cool  pastel colors.

My home is featured on  Houzz , have a look.   

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

spring cleaning

I started with a  midweek spring cleaning
this morning .
Sometimes I wonder where all the dust comes from?

I made a list what to do..but when I look at
Elvis ..I can  think about 10  things I
rather do than spring cleaning,lol

coffee with the girlfriends, reading, baking chocolate chip cookies,going on a photo shoot, getting some
Tomato seeds for my greenhouse, make some calls, yoga ,
watch TV( like midsummer murders ),go for a walk....and ..and

- on my wishing list
Amelias magazine

Monday, February 7, 2011

I love walking

my week started off with  a walk at the monday market in Amsterdam

now I know for sure , that I want the black hat.. cute &warm

the best toy shop in Amsterdam
Mechanisch Speelgoed
Westerstraat 67 ( Jordaan)

Radio love- Philips radio from the fifties
For sell in 'Flesch Records'. A little recordshop at the Noorderkerkstraat 17 (Jordaan) that also sells vintage radio's and record players (as well as fruit and veggies). 

 Marja''s stall at the Noordermarket

and what did you do today? 

Love her name but also her work Yelena Bryksenkova 

Sunday, February 6, 2011

stormy weather

Stormy weather, we had only a short walk on the beach today and I still got sand in my ears,lol.
Guess I like the beach in the winter most.

We made this soup today,you can find the recipe here

Friday, February 4, 2011

new print

New print in the house.

This is my second print from Helen  Dardik , her work is so happy, colorful with a vintage touch.

It will be Red Nose Day soon, they have some cool T-shirts designed by Vivienne Westwood this year(really like the Punk girl one).

Here are some of my fav baking & food links at the moment:

- from good old Germany  kitchenklatsch
- from the cold but lovely Finland sparkling ink
- and slow like honey from the USA

have a good weekend


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

hyacinth vases

Hyacinth vases were first used in the Georgian period but became very popular in Victorian times 

they came in lots of different shapes, sizes and colors     

1950s glass Hyacinth vases with frosted & gilt bands

My week started good and I feel good.We are trying to eat healthy .
I did have the idea to make some fresh soup on saturdays.., going to the market in the morning, getting some fresh veggies & bread. And then make some soup when we get home. Any soup ideas?

My blog of the week Kolonidagar (a small green house with lots of cool vintage)