Saturday, September 29, 2012

apple peeler

Finally I got my apple peeler. I wanted one for a long time.
Just in time for the apple season and perfect
for the long winter nights, lol.

See you

- blue plates are from Melitta
- fruit bowl from Cathrineholm
- vintage tablecloth
- vintage glass ice cream dishes

Friday, September 28, 2012


I had some amazing vintage swaps the last couple of weeks. Today I got this wonderful Elac RD100 alarm clock. I saw it last year at the Plastic World exhibiting. This one will live from now on in my living room.

Swapping is really big here. It is nice to see that my girl friends are getting in to it.
So there is a lot of daily life swapping going on here... from books to art.

Do you swap??

enjoy your weekend


PS: love this cute  ad  "Never Knowingly Undersold"

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

We want to be modern

A couple of weeks ago we went to see the exhibition "We want to be modern" at the MMK museum in Arnhem. The exhibition is about polish design from 1955 to 1968  from the Collection of the National Museum in Warsaw. Featuring some amazing pieces of pottery and fabric.

Some of my blogger friends went to see the exhibition last year in Warschau and they also loved it.
Not sure which museum will show the exibition next but if it's in your area it's definitely worth paying a visit.

Check out this article from Designboom.

see you

PS: I love in the moment
- my green trousers
- the German Collection from OPI ( not sure which color I like most)
- Dahlias
- apples
- song of the day David Bowie Let's Dance

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Hey There,

Here are some photos from our trip in July to Berlin. We spent a lot of time walking through the city. So much to see and there you can find a touch of vintage everywhere.

see you,

PS: Let's talk pets. We got 4 cats: Icy (mum), Elvis (son) , Poppy (daughter) and Fifty (old auntie). Also we got one big fish called Troopers.

Tell me about your pet.

Monday, September 24, 2012

record player Lesa Mady 2


We got a new record player on the weekend.

It is the Mady 2, a little portable player designed and produced in 1975 by an Italian company called Lesa. The recordplayer is battery operated so I can carry it around playing my favourite rock & roll where ever I go.

How is your week going??

see you

PS: nice blog Swig


Sunday, September 23, 2012

little walk

In the moment we have great autumn weather. Perfect for a long beach or forest walk.

I tried to convince the family to have tea with me in the garden. But they where not very interested so I ended up having tea alone.

On my tray:

I found the little headhog mask in the Lion Street Store.
The vintage tea cup is from Fire King.
Little bowl from Krenit.
Vintage Soda Stream bottle from Valentines.

Enjoy the rest of the sunday

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Dru Confetti

Yesterday I was lucky to find a whole set of dutch enamelware from the fities. They are designed in 1954 by Wim Gilles for dutch company Dru.

Guess we can call them the dutch Cathrineholm.

see you,

PS: I like Andrew Combs' "She's Only Lonely".

Thursday, September 20, 2012

my day

My day started  this morning with an emergency visit to the dentist.
Feeling a bit better now but will take it easy for the rest of the day.

see you,

Poppy moved in to Nilas room
We started to watch Beck
Drinking tea

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

cool office

My friend Shelly has a really cool office. She built a beautiful collection of vintage goodies
over the years. Definitely a nice place to work in.

Tell me about your office?

see you,

- our music this week Bombay Bicycle Club
- new magazine The Simple Things

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

fine news

Finally I had all my new prints framed.
Only got a small version of the wonderful Dreamland print
 from  Andy Tuohy.

I have some fine news. Mister Kay is making a small collection of midmodern mobiles (not many just few). He already has some orders.

see you soon


If you are in London at the 22nd and 23rd of september
go visit the Knots pop-up shop.

Monday, September 17, 2012

dream car

I don't really need a car but if I would get one... I would get a Nissan Figaro. The perfect car for a vintage hunter. I just love the look!

Hope you have a good week coming up. Busy week for me again. We had a very lazy weekend, which was fun and I feel full of energy.

see you

PS: Anybody seen The Royal Affair yet???

Saturday, September 15, 2012

color power

Guess  I have been reading too many Scandinavian blogs. They have so many cool and colorful vintage fabric. So my latest passion has been vintage sleeping bags and nice fabric blankets. They are not easy to find here. Maybe I should go on holidays to Norway next summer.

enjoy the rest of the weekend,

PS: Have a look at this wonderful German blog Naehfiddeley.

Friday, September 14, 2012


The weather is changing and I feel like nesting. I'm in the mood to change the house. Getting out the warm blankets. Time for hot drinks, candles, soup, toffee apples, good books and lots of cozy moments at my couch.

Enjoy your weekend,

Really want to see the new Woody Allen movie 'To Rome with Love'  ( I lived in Rome for some time and also met Mister Kay there, so I really should go see the movie).

Thursday, September 13, 2012


I don't need a new bag but I really love the Kanken backpacks. They look so vintage.

In Berlin I saw them at Scandiavian Objects. The last  couple of weeks I see them everywhere in town. The bags are from the 70's and are made in Sweden. They come in so many cool colors.

Anybody who has one?


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

moving in

Wonderful tea pot Siena by Siegfried Moeller 1950.

Anita Nylund jar

Amazing Anton Piesche  vases
(very mid modern)

Guess it was my lucky pottery day last Sunday at the flea market. I found some nice pieces for my collection. Also got some grey Siena plates, a radio and a Red Riding Hood basket.

I also got some nice goodies for the next Sunday market in Amsterdam.

see you,

P.S : Remembering 9/11
         never forget EVER

Monday, September 10, 2012

flea market

Yesterday at the flea market.....

I wish I got the Coca Cola cool bag.
Very pretty black & yellow fifties
 mugs but they where to expensive.

We ended the day with a cool drink at the Rhine
and I manged to find a bakery to bring home some
good German bread.

see you  soon

PS: want to know... what I got at the flea market??

Friday, September 7, 2012

Arabia jam pots

My latest passion are the jam pots  from
the Ramona Range by Arabia.
Most of the designs are by Raija Uosikkinen (1923-2004).

She worked for Arabia in the 50s and 60s.
The next one on my wishing list is the gooseberry jam pot.
enjoy your weekend,
This weekend the weather will be good so we are planning a trip to the  flea market in Dusseldorf .

Thursday, September 6, 2012


The last couple of months we have been collecting vintage prints. We had some good finds and we really enjoy looking for them. Still need the second blue-green lady from Vladimir Tretchikoff (see photo).
Did you know they where selling them at Boots in the 1960s?
see you
PS: Music of the day Lee Arab Now

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sunday market

Hey there,

Hope you are all well!

Here are some photos from our stall at the Sunday market in Amsterdam last weekend. It was really fun to be there again and I was lucky Merle was there to help me . The weather was great  and we had some fantasic customers (thanks for the coffee).

See you,