Wednesday, August 31, 2011

John W Golden

New print in the house.

This morning we got our The Enlightened Fireflies Print from John W Golden who has done work for Target and was also featured at Southern Living Magazine. For me this is the perfect after summer print (keeping my summer memories in a jar).

- Oh comely, what a great mag. I think I want that one in my letterbox. Will keep me going on cold winter days.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Mauerpark Berlin

Another big flea market in Berlin is in Mauerpark. This is where the Berlin wall between Prenzlauerberg and Wedding used to be. The market is huge and you can also find a lot of artists here who sell their work.

The market is very busy with a lot of tourists but I didn't find much vintage on offer. People told me it has been different in the past.

- Lovely australian blog about coffee and crafting: Foxs Lane.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

food & co

This morning we made a trip to the market to buy veggies for our weekend soup. My friend Kumiko is giving me japanese cooking lessons... I tell you more about it soon!

At the moment our weekdays are really busy and on the weekend I'm tired. So it's wonderful to start the morning with a long  family breakfast but I tell you it's not always easy to wake up Mister kay!!

- Yesterday I got the new SouleMama book Rhythm of  the Family in the mail. I really like it. I know her other books but this one is my favourite .

- Nice french blog CHACHA
enjoy your weekend

Thursday, August 25, 2011

some days

Some days are... easy days, happy days, golden days, colorful days. We need days like this, they give us lots of energy.

You can find the big golden turtle in Amsterdam Zuid. It's a sculpture of Jan Fabre called  ‘Searching for Utopia’.

this week

- I feel like buying socks... have a look at the Tabio Slide Show
- the new cd from Feist will be out sooooooon
- for my autumn deco I want lots of  japanese paper balloons from Uguisu

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Still my fav bookcover!! Would love to frame it but then I have to damage the book.

This morning at the yoga class, I wish I had started yoga many years ago. It is a perfect way to grow old graceful & happy.

- I was lucky to win a beautiful print from Darja Charapova (which made my day)

- Rainy days give me graving for sweets.  I love Lindt chocolate with sea salt or Special K rasberry bars... Tell me about your fav snacks???

- bye bye Mister Nicolas Ashford  we all loved your music

have a good week

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Vintage Tea Party book

There is a new book out from Angel Adoree which is called The Vintage Tea Party book.

First I love Angels hair but also I'm crazy about vintage & baking. So the perfect book for me. Also it would be cool to have a vintage tea party in my garden with girlfriends or with my bookclub. I could make some Lemon Scones with Lavender Cream and some Plum & Honey tea bread... yummy!


Sunday, August 21, 2011

small heaven

This summer we really miss having our weekend  breakfast in the the garden but this morning we where lucky! Have a look at our small & cozy heaven today.

enjoy your day


ps: I wonder has anybody seen the movie Blue Valentine yet??
and I love to know if you can buy Boo Berry  (so yummy& blue) in Europe.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Plastic World

Plastic Fantasic.

If orange is your fav color or if you love plastic there is still time to go to Kiel to see 'Plastic World' in the Stadtmuseum. The exhibition is on till the 11th of September.

They have a geat exhibition poster too. Maybe stupid of me not to buy it but I bought the book instead.

Our music this week:
- Oumou Sangare
- I love the  Nigel Slater ( the tender cook) interview
- I love when Mister kay reads me the newspaper to me at  the breakfast table

enjoy your weekend


Friday, August 19, 2011

50s vases

My favorite decade is the 50s. I love the music, clothes and homeware (kitchen goodies) from the 50s.
Most of the ceramic vases from the 50s era are just stunning , they look so elegant and I love the shapes.

- My fav blog this week Hugo & Elsa
- this poster from simboldidesign would look so good in my home
- we love fruit pouches
- we are trying to eat more  healty & organic( not easy in the begin)
- good food blog  "the Pioneer Woman cooks"

see you

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


The fist week after the big summer holidays is always difficult and I'm also coping with my post vacation depression (how Teri called it) but our  first days have been nice. Ok, getting up at 6:30 is not easy but it's nice to see all our expat friends being back in the Netherlands. Also I have been back to the gym and tomorrow my Yoga class is starting again...

-we got great news from the States (more soon)
- just got a copy from Midcentury Magazine (new cool british mag)
- my heaven this week a Bibou massage & facial
- watch The great british bake off if you can ( it's baking time, let's try my new pink mixer)
- Pan Am, I'm sure I will love it, looks so good

enjoy the rest of the week

Sunday, August 14, 2011


A day  in Hamburg on the way back from Berlin to Amsterdam.
A perfect day in the Zoo - Hagenbeck Tierpark.
Super cool was that my mum has a friend there working with the elephants.

Afterwards coffee with the girlfriends. One of them is paper artist Monika Bistram.

Then some turkish food at Arkadasch. One of the most friendly waitresses I have ever met is working there. Lovely lady.

Friday, August 12, 2011

coming home

sometimes when you are coming home  from a nice  holiday....
there is so much to do ...starting with cleaning the house , washing..mails  and..and ..and..

and there goes that nice holiday feeling ,which I wanted to treasure for couple of weeks,lol

No Bon Iver today , little monster  is  having a pyjama day  with  Hausmusik( nice german word)

enjoy your weekend

ps: my little Me( I need ,I love ,I want)- list on etsy

Thursday, August 11, 2011

home sweet home

last days of the summer holidays
lots of rain
watching Absolutely Fabulous
reading Mollie makes, what a cool magazine,
is my fav one in the moment,
thanks susgood's for sending it to me
drinking to much coffee
don't want the holidays to end
the garden is so wet
no bad food (sweets & co) in the house
making plans for autumn
crazy about Bon Iver
love kates wedding photos
and you....?? how was your week?

Like the Brigitte -Food- Blog-Award, I love food blogs

see you soon

wall plates

Here are some of my latest finds. The idea is to hang them in my kitchen.

Wall plates where very popular in the 50s and 60s. My fav ones are the deer ones but also the holiday destintations are very collected

When we where in Hamburg we met up with Kevin aka Fat Lava Lounger.He has a huge pottery collection and at the moment he is working on his 4th book about pottery. It was so much fun learning about new pottery and going pottery hunting.

I'm also member of his pottery and glass forum

enjoy your week

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Memory - Berlin

Memory is  vintage shop  in the Schwedter Street 2. They sell mainly cloths and accessories. The owner is Andrea Park. She had  some cool vintage Gucci dresses in the shop. I found some nice small plates there.

I'm hurting  when I see what's going on in LONDON... So if you are there and care, please join in the cleaning up but make sure you stay safe.

see you

pretty in pink

From now on this is my fav and most pretty (in pink) kitchentool in my home. Bosch HM Q1 from 1954. For those of you who prefer modern technique in a vintage look Bosch made a
Rock'n Roll - Edition in three different colours.

Thanks to Merle for the great swap.
Still busy unpacking my new vintage treasures from Berlin and co, more soon.
In the moment my best buys of this rainy summer
I really, really want the first book from Dottie Angel.

Sunday, August 7, 2011


It  was nice to see that at the Mauerpark flea market  you can also find a lot of cool & young artists who also sell on Etsy & Dawanda. I bought one of Jiabs bags. She is lovely and I like her work. Guess I should get one of her prints too one day. She also has a shop at Dawanda.

- our summer song  Blue eyes from Mika

Saturday, August 6, 2011

oh Berlin

We are home...

The last years I've been a lazy traveler (not leaving my comfort zone) only going to places I
love or going home to see family& friends in the UK.
Berlin was good , guess I can say more then good. I'm one of those people who can fall in love with a city.
Berlin did its best to test me... and it did well!

Love the people
the small cafes (most of them have cute names and have lanterns outside, which looks so cozy)
and the food is good and cheap.  

The city is full of balconies, now I want one too, lol

And what did  Mister Kay like most? Prenzlauer Berg with all its small  (vintage) shops.
You can rent a nice appartment from

enjoy your weekend

ps: I had coffee with the lovely Kristina (sure we will meet again).