Sunday, February 27, 2011
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
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 classes.lol
My friend Aneta sent me some postcards from
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
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.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
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
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
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.
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.
see you soon
Thursday, February 17, 2011
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.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
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
Happy Valentine's day
Saturday, February 12, 2011
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
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
Monday, February 7, 2011
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
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
Friday, February 4, 2011
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 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)