Thursday, May 31, 2012

summer markets

This summer I will be selling vintage
at  two  different markets.

-This weekend the 3rd of June at the Sunday market in Amsterdam.
 I will bring some of Mister Kay's lamps (we all know
he has an amazing collection) and some of my vases.
If you are there come and say HI.

- The other market will be at Spitalfields in London in August.
(let you know when I got the date)
I will be there with my good friend Shelly

                                                    enjoy the
                                                  Jubilee weekend

                                                      see you

PS: will be nice to see the girls from spool & spoon 
at the market on Sunday
and the lovely Ingrid.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

secret restaurant

 A couple of days ago I went to have dinner at a very special place.
Three nights a week Marit turns her living room in Amsterdam into a restaurant.

We had an amazing three-course vegetarian dinner. Marits house is pure vintage heaven. She has a great taste and you leave her home full of new decorations ideas.

I will be back there soon and if you are in Amsterdam, that's the place to have dinner this summer. But make sure you call or mail before you go there because it is reservation only.

see you

PS: The Cure at Pinkpop

Monday, May 28, 2012

sun..sun and more sun

We got a Bank holiday Monday here.
Did I tell you that I put up  beach umbrellas in the garden for my
plants? Looks pretty and protects them from the sun.

At the moment  I love:

Mint (mint tea and cold mint water)
Homemade ice lollies

 little glowing lights ( nice blog)

see you

Friday, May 25, 2012

summer in the city

Sometimes I'm not sure where I would rather be. In my garden or in the city. Amsterdam in the summer is amazing... and there is always so much to do.

Could you live on a houseboat?


PS: I went to the movies yesterday to see 'Salmon fishing in the Yemen'. Wonderful movie. I would call it a must-see.

PPS: the dolls from Lammers and Lammers you can get  at  MasionNL and   store without a home

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

just a nice day

Strawberry and cream cupcakes

the garden is turning  slowly in to a green jungle ( guess  cottage garden sounds better)

 Elvis  knows how to find the best place....nice
 and cool under the tree

summer fruits and mint

Summer is finally here.
I still have to unpack my summer clothes in the
next couple of days.

enjoy the sun


Monday, May 21, 2012

we love orange

I just remembered that I promised Merle that I will show her some photo's from last Queens day. It's a bit late but here they are.

If you like the Queen, the color orange, flea markets and lots of people then you will love Queens day.

see you

PS: we are watching The Event (if you like 24 you will enjoy The Event as well).

Sunday, May 20, 2012

polka dots

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky to find this vintage polka dot sun bed at the car boot sale in Canterbury. I think it is from the 60s and it is not only pretty but quite comfortable as well.

Did anybody make some plans for the big summer holidays?

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

PS: nice finnish blog Kirsikkapuu

Friday, May 18, 2012

chairs ,chairs...and more chairs

White vintage chair from the 70s, looks good  next to
our dark green garden shed

Did find this chair last weekend at the flea market.
Is still cold hear so you need  blankets and hot drinks to sit outside

My fav corner, very close to the house .
Also very popular with the cats.

see you

Hope to go to  Tatton Park Biennial in July

Thursday, May 17, 2012

strawberry& croissants

This morning some of my vintage ceramic came out for a nice  strawberry& croissant breakfast.
We got a long weekend  and our idea is to go the Belgian.

Have you seen Renilde's mobiles and potholders ( she is the only person who can make potholders make look cool)   at  knots.

see you soon

PS: Yesterday I  did have my beauty day,lol .Went to the hairdresser ( my fifties look is back ). Also it"'s taken a long time to find the perfect mascara but I finally did waterproof Chanel mascara ..

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

dentist and co

 De Mooiste Muren (wallpaper heaven)
my music this week: The Velvet Underground

My week started with an emergency trip to the dentist on Monday morning... Lucky I feel a lot better today.

Last weekend we found some nice vintage, will take some photos the next couple of days. Have been busy in the house and thinking of painting my living room walls.

see you

PS: love this: The Starter (I want some)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Addy van Kempen

We met Addy a couple of months ago in Amsterdam at the Sunday market. Together we did a photo shoot of her work in my home. I'm totally in love with her work, she makes them from recycled woolen blankets.

I really would love one for our home, you could hang them on the wall or put them on a table or on the floor. The red one is my favourite but the orange one will go very well with my chair.

enjoy your Sunday,

Friday, May 11, 2012

Mad Man dress

my new Mad Man dress,
have been looking for a green dress for a long time 

heart shape wall vases from the fifties

This week I have been married to Mister Kay for 17 years.
A wonderful man who loves vintage, a good kite maker, great cook much more.
Happy Anniversary

enjoy your weekend

PS: I saw  Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy yesterday , wonderful movie

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Marks and Spencer

illustrated by Kate Forrester

illustrated by Debbie Powell

At the moment you can still get the limited editon tins for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee at Marks and Spencer. They are highly collected and I'm sure they will be sold out soon.

Which one is your favourite ?

See you soon,

PS: Maggie May by Rod Stewart (my song of the day)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Brighton Rock by Sarah Young

Here my latest love "Brighton Rock by Sarah Young".
I got the print at the Lion Street Store.

Have been so busy this week and also very tired (must be the weather).

The winner of the vintage pudding mould is Wsake.
Get in touch and send me your address.

see you soon

Mauric Sendak (love his books) rest in peace  

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Street party

Here are some photos of  our busy weekend full of street parties, flea markets, music,  good food and great company.

Tomorrow morning we are back to daily life: school, work and gym.

see you soon,

Saturday, May 5, 2012

home, sweet home

We are back. Our week passed by too fast. My garden looks so green now. It is just a bit too cold here at the moment.

Don't you love my new little fifties lamp? So pretty, just have to find a good place for it.

There is wonderful flea market this weekend (it is my fav of the year).  Our friends are over from  Kent so I'm sure we will have a fine little weekend .

Hope you are all well !?
Enjoy your bank holiday,

Ps: I just love Liivia's blog