Wednesday, April 20, 2011


time to say bye bye, we are off to the
seaside for a couple of weeks

long beach walks

 meeting friends,  good food

Still recovering from a bad chest infection,
so a trip to the seaside will do me good.
We will be back in a couple of weeks.
Leaving my laptop at home
but I will bring back lot's of  photos and vintage.
take care


Sunday, April 17, 2011

garden vintage

old ginger pots
that color green is so pretty)

large bottles
(you can still find them at car boot sales)

small vases, they look great outside

vintage garden pillow
(my fav fabric)

ceramic mushrooms
no vintage but I got them at in Sandwich, Kent at the boot fair

Now is the time to find some cool garden vintage at the car boot fairs. Have fun and tell me about it.
This post is for my dad, who passed away this weekend a year ago. Miss you like crazy dad. He was a really oldfashioned gardener and a good teacher, my hero.

see you soon

Friday, April 15, 2011

at home

Got the flu from Nila. I canceled all my appointments for the next
couple of days.Taking it easy and watching the Sopranos.

Japan news
- my first postcards reached Japan 

My friend Kumiko is leaving for Japan next week, so we are busy collecting more Origami cranes and other goodies. We have contact with a couple of schools in Minami Soma. Ingrid  just offered to send some of her wonderful Origami cranes and also did  the Japan Women's Club.

....we are getting there.

have a good weekend

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

wall candy

some wall candy for my kitchen wall, mid modern print from Jan

in the moment
-I'm reading Congo from David van Reybrouck
-dreaming about Peeps ( just got a big parcel from Rhea )
- crazy about olives
-Nila & I still need a dress for the Royal Wedding 
- going to try  Bikram Yoga  next Tuesday

My fav website in the moment Claus Dalby

see you soon

Monday, April 11, 2011

fabric & winner

When I was in Haarlem on Friday, I went to see Veerle from
De Mooiste Muren. She had some wonderful new fabric in the
shop from Sanderson (we all know they make amazing wallpaper). The top one is my favorite.
  • Guess you want to know who won the giveaway, the winner is SiKnivKlestativ from Norway, just send me an email with your address.
  • My girl friend Diana told me about Monsieur Dubois (great music)
have a nice day

Saturday, April 9, 2011


I just hope that Mister Kay will read this post , I need him
to do some picture framing.

my art:
- Angus from Sibling  Rivalrie
- Lovely Ink from  Nan Lawson
- land yacht from  Leah  Giberson
- kent from a local artist

Really enjoyed  Exit through the gift shop  from Banksy

Still time to join my giveaway

enjoy your weekend

Thursday, April 7, 2011

I love rattan

I was lucky to find two rattan chairs from the dutch designer Dirk van Sliedrecht produced by Rohé in the 50's. I like his work, he was always working with rattan & metal. I also have a stool from him.

Love the work from Anthony Cudahy

Barbara  Hulanicki has a new collection out at Asda

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Today we had one of those warm spring days, which I spent in the garden with some coffee & banana bread, brainstorming with  a girl friend. It was also the first day  I put on some sunscreen.

My brother sent me a great link  War Horse Puppet
I love the tumblr from Confetti garden

nearly weekend


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

flower power

Every wednesday morning before I go to my yoga class,
I get a bunch of flowers from the market.
Here are my flowers (yellow tulips) of the week.
(I will get some new ones in the morning)
The vase, vintage west germany pottery.
So what is your special treat??

enjoy your week

Ps:  buy a bird ,help JAPAN

Monday, April 4, 2011

more green & sun

SOON (in a couple of months) our garden will look like a  jungle again. If the weather permits we will have our dinner outside. At the moment we should do lots of paintwork around the house & the garden. That means that our weekends are short.

- at the 16th of april the Turner Contemporary opens in Margate (I will tell you more about it soon)
- our music at the moment is Plan B
- 3 more weeks and we go on holidays
- got one of Nicole Gustafsson 'Guardian' prints
- sold all my postcards for Japan (will order some more this week)


Saturday, April 2, 2011

hello saturday

We started early this weekend, with lots of coffee and some hot cross buns (yum).
After a trip to the flea market, we also went to the garden center (looking for some more blue plants).

- love the prints from Nan Lawson
- and ginger & walnut cookies

enjoy your weekend

Friday, April 1, 2011


These vases are made by the dutch pottery company ADCO. I really like them, the simple shape and the wonderful colors. Less is more. The company was very successful from the 30s to the 60s.

Rose, my neighbor, has a big collection of them. She was so kind to lend me some vases to take these pictures.

- love to try the whizzbangpop
-our movie this week Another Year