Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Beefeater plates

They have been on my wishing list for a long time. Finally I was lucky to find my first Beefeater plate made by English Ironstone Pottery in the 60s. The plates came in the most amazing colors. Lets hope I find some more this summer.

Did I tell you already that I'm vegetarian? lol

see you

At the moment I'm totally addicted to
Borgen and Couscous salad

Madam Popoff Vintage

If you have time this weekend Madam Popoff will open her new shop on Saturday. If you love vintage clothes, you will love the new shop.

Next time I have to spent some more time there. Still need a few pretty 50's summer dresses.

see you

PS:  Juan Zelada, love his song Breakfast in Spitalfields ( makes me miss London like crazy)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Riverview Diner

We had a lovely brunch at the Riverview Diner. If you like pancake and good music (rock & roll) Riverview is a really cool place. We had a great time there. So if you are in Ashford, Kent
treat yourself !!

see you

PS: Mister Kay picked comment number 44.
That means we have a winner CARAJO (get in touch my dear).

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Hello again

Hello again! Hope you missed me...
We are home after a busy week in the UK.

Had a lovely birthday party at Tea & Times in Whitstable.
Thank you for so many birthday wishes (very sweet).
I was very lucky to get so many wonderful gifts.
Finally, I'm now a proud owner of a bright yellow ukulele.

Hope you are all well! Soon more about our trip .
There is still time to join my giveaway.

see you

PS: will miss my early morning beach walks (while the rest of the family had a lazy morning).

- I was very sorry to hear about Marie Colvin (rest in peace).

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Jan was so sweet to send me a Love print  

He also sent me a second print. That one I would love to give away (for all the Catherine Holm fans).

Just leave me a comment below for a chance to win the "Some like it hot" print. Mister Kay will pick a winner at the 26th.

good luck

PS: We are heading to Kent this weekend for a week.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

LOVE is in the air

Getting ready to go to the UK by the end of the week.
Will be nice to see friends and family .

I need some new books for my holiday.
At the moment there is only one book on my list
Tell me what you are reading?

enjoy the rest of Valentine's day

- wonderful finnish blog Maijja
- I should start watching New Girl (looks really good)

Monday, February 13, 2012

the apple

Vintage funfairs are amazing. We saw this giant Apple Ride in Hastings. Guess I was tall enough for the ride...

Try to support them if you can.

Does anybody remember Dreamland in Margate?

see you soon

I like Melissa Horn

Sunday, February 12, 2012


This Sunday

- watching Rugby
- baking, guess you can call me a weekend baker.
- happy with my little spearmint cupboard,
  guess buying paint is addicting
- it's snowing
- I'm sad to hear about Whitney, rest in peace.

see you

PS: wonderful German baking blog  Fraeulein Text

Saturday, February 11, 2012


I needed a model this morning to practice my portrait photography skills. Elvis was so sweet to help.

enjoy your weekend


on my wishing list
the movie Paris is Burning

our weekend music: Malcolm McLaren  Deep in Vogue

Friday, February 10, 2012

weekend plans

This winter I spent a lot of time outdoors. If you do,
make sure you have some waterproof boots
and a warm jacket (I learned from last winter, lol).

A new project for this weekend. I got some more paint yesterday

My favorite healthy  winter snack
rice cracker with  cream cheese and kiwi.

 see you soon

PS: Eartha is my flickr  friend but she also has a nice blog.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Drinking glasses from the fifties are so pretty. The orange one with the white stars is my favorite. Hope I find some more soon.

- Otto Sanders apartment at the Selby's, looks amazing.
- Always a good read Queens of vintage
My Paper Crane (she is definitely a collector)

see you

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

ice skating

This week most of the dutch people are hoping for a natural ice skating marathon which is called  "Eleven Cities Tour". The last one was 15 years ago. At the moment the ice is still too weak (fingers crossed).

Keep warm and enjoy your week


PS:  started watching Surface (a good one)

Monday, February 6, 2012

snow... snow and snackcercise

a photo from my garden...

Mister Kay was so sweet to bring some flowers home
and my neighbour brought me some cupcakes.

At the moment I really have to be strong to switch off my laptop. Trying to read a bit more.
The new Queen book is waiting for me and some magazines.

see you

PS : I want to go to the  Hobbs House Bakery (their bread looks so good, we drive miles for good bread). Wondering if I should buy the book , does anybody have it yet? Here is more about Tom & Henry.

- some Snackcercise with Miss Piggy
- our sunday music Juliette Greco

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Baby it's cold outside

Perfect day to stay home...

I really like the small serving table 'Don't leave me' from Hay.
Not sure which color I would get and I don't really need a table,
it just looks so pretty
and I'm sure it will be a design classic one day.

Enjoy your weekend and make sure you stay warm.


PS: my blog of the week
The Custards (wonderful vintage blog)

- I love this The Dog Strikes Back

Friday, February 3, 2012

my week

this week

- I started knitting
- I did eat too many sweets (again)
- totally in love with my little vintage Saturn Radio
- burned lots of candles
- really like Madonnas hair, lol
- I'm addicted to Korean Citrus tea

In a way the word tea is kind of misleading, as there is no tea in it.
Looks a bit like jam. 

How was your week?
see you

PS: love the voice of  Brownie Dutch

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Valentine's day

I wonder what I should get Mister Kay for Valentine's day this year???

Last Year I got him a  Love print  from Helen Dardik and the year before a stick. Nice are the hearts from my friend Amy. Any ideas??

see you

PS: our movie tonight Crazy Stupid Love.