Sunday, April 29, 2012

giveaway & holidays

Vintage pudding mold to give away

Kingsdown beach, Kent

Derek Jarman's house in Dungeness (Kent) 

The beautiful shingle beach in Dungeness 

Having a little giveaway. This beautiful yellow vintage pudding mold is looking for a new home. Just leave me a nice comment and tell me about your fav pudding or dessert. I will pick the winner at the 8 of May... Good luck to you all.

Also I'm having a little break for a week. Need to recover from a bad chest infection. So there will be some long walks, reading and takeaways this coming week.

take care and I see you soon

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Did I tell you....

I heart breakfast time (my fav meal of the day)

Cherry blossom make my heart jump.....
I took the photo this morning on my way to Nila's school, so beautiful.

every week I get new  flowers for my  home

- did I tell you that I was a big Yazoo fan?
- that I watch to much TV at the moment but never in the daytime?
- that we go on holidays next week?

see you

Domino is back (really loved that magazine)
- check out Mid-Centuria, a nice blog about Mid-Century Modern art and design.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


I was so lucky to find some stunning Chocolate Brown Cathrineholm Lotus enamel cookware. Every mid century home needs a piece of Cathrineholm. Designed by Grete Prytz Kittelsen, a Norwegian artist and the Queen of Scandinavian Design.

see you

PS: always enjoy The Lion Street Store Tumblr, a very dangerous store for me. Sarah's taste is very much my cup of tea.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

the day after

some birthday cake from yesterday

my office in the moment

Thanks for all your kind birthday wishes, that was really nice. Moved my office, working at the living room table today so I can keep Nila company.

see you

Just finished watching Romanzo Criminale, set in Rome during the 70's. It was a good way for me to improve my Italian and I started to miss Bella Roma a bit.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Happy Birthday little monster

Happy Birthday Nila aka little monster.
She  started her special  day with being sick
( fever and being unwell).
Hope you feel better soon

Big Kiss

see you

P.S Nila's fav song  I feel it all by Feist

Sunday, April 22, 2012

hello sunday

We picked up two small ashtrays. They are souvenirs made especially for the Expo Brussels in 1958. They made some really nice posters, wall plates and some other very interesting Expo souvenirs. Highly collected and not easy to find but sometimes you are lucky.

What was your best vintage find of the last couple of months??

see you

PS:  Love Rachel  Koo

Friday, April 20, 2012

This and that

My week ended with a day on the beach. I'm trying to organize my work, family and sports better so I can spend more time on the beach these couple of months.

At the moment:
  • I really fancy a couple of Fernmob chairs for the garden.
  • Found some Poole Twintone cups, they are so pretty. Have a look at Rob's  Twintone collection.
  • Need a lazy weekend.
  • Nila's birthday is next Monday, have to bake her a nice cake.
  • Started to read The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach.
  • Love plums.
enjoy your weekend,

PS: On the radio a lot this week: Runaway Kids by Soul Aslum

Thursday, April 19, 2012

sweet peas

I love sweet peas... 

vintage  Helena Tynell vase

jug from Chef Ware

vintage dutch pottery

vase  from Rosenthal

Good morning, hope you are well.
My day started really good...
Got a beautiful bunch of sweet peas,
went for a long run
and  had some coffee with my friend...

Fine little day

Guess I could open a vase shop, lol... One day I promise I will count them.

Now back to work.

see you,

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

vintage treasures

Here are my some of my new vintage treasures from the flea market in Germany on the weekend.

  • Love the small cute bed lamp, guess is from the 60s.
  • The blue city painting. Wonder which city that could be... somewhere in the States? Probably late 50s begin 60s.
  • Two Anita Nylund ceramic storage containers (that made my day).

I really had a good and lucky day.

see you

PS : really want the new cookbook from Lisa Faulkner.

Monday, April 16, 2012

on my wishing list

After the market yesterday I have a wishing list.....

  • Really need a Gym bag. It should be a vintage one..., the Muenchen 1972 one was just too expensive but very cool.
  • On my wishing list for a long time. A Grundi Sonoclock 100 from the 80s. Not easy to find and most of the time in a bad condition.
  • We all need a vintage Mes enamel pot. Guess I really would love one in a pastel color.
  • Nila and I think it would be great to have an orange Smurf house, lol.

What is on your vintage watch  (wishing) list???

see you

A little note for my dad......miss you like crazy every day.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

flea market

We just got home  from Germany, the flea market was really good.
In the next couple of days more photos and I tell you what we did buy.
Enjoy the rest of the Sunday


PS: now I need a hot bath, some  homemade pancakes and  good coffee

Saturday, April 14, 2012


Lazy Saturday .
Coffee in the garden.
Mister Kay is in his workshop.
I wonder what he will make???

see you,

- Did I tell you that I got myself a Sony Walkman? Guess they will be vintage very soon.
- Got some nice snail mail from Stephanie from Stylingfieber, thank you.

Friday, April 13, 2012


Keep bringing home blue and white vases for my garden. At the moment they live in my living room but the idea is that they move to the garden in a couple of weeks.

We are going to the flea market in Dusseldorf on Sunday. That one is always good and we know a lot of people selling there. After a long winter break it will be nice to see what people will bring there. There is always lots of amazing ceramic. Lets hope is not raining!

enjoy your weekend

Love the blog & work from Maze&Vale.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Printed Sqare

The last couple of months I have been very interested in vintage fabric, scarfs and handkerchiefs. So I was delighted when I got the new book The Printed Square by Nicky Albrechtsen. I still need to learn a lot about this area of vintage. This summer I will look different at fabrics and co.

If you want to know more about Nicky you should check this interview.

see you

P.S: having fun watching The Voice Uk

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Alexander Calder

Last weekend we went to the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague to visit the Alexander Calder exhibition.

We adore the work of Alexander Calder so we were quite exited to find out his work was coming to the Netherlands.

His mobiles are fantastic.A must have for every mid modern home.

see you

P.S : I love Miriam Marygolyes

Monday, April 9, 2012

beach walk

There is a new trend here at beach restaurants.
Because of the weather, they have little table fires, so you stay nice and warm.

This year I promised myself lots of time on the beach.
There are a few which are close to my house.

Some of them are great for a walk. Other ones have lots of good cafes and restaurants. Mister Kay has a favourite beach restaurant. Guess he has been a customer there for more then 35 years.

I did meet Mister Kay on the beach in Italy at a kite festival... Guess we both love the beach but you will never find us there in the day time, only early in the morning or  in the late afternoon.

see you

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Brunch

We had  a fine Easter brunch this afternoon. I decorated  the table with my blue pastel ceramic.

Arctic Mum did send me some Figgjo egg cups a couple of weeks ago and Merle was so kind to find me some Melitta teacups (just love them).

The rest of the afternoon we did spend in the Museum. Another highlight of our day was a walk and a dinner at the beach.

see you