Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday again

After  I have been to the bakery this morning I came home with some Pepernoten. And now I can't stop eating them. Lucky me we can only get them here for a short time.

Have you got any fav winter food (sweets)??

Still busy changing my living room. Hope to be ready before I get the tree next weekend.

bye for now,


blog of the week: Wee Bridy
really want the new cd from Kim Larsen
nice popup shop in Whitstable:

Thursday, November 29, 2012


First coffee of the day
  First coffee of the day

Vintage candle stick collection
Vintage candle stick collection

Elvis and Icy on a chair
Best place of the  week

Hello There

Before the party (Christmas) season is starting next week.I needed a day @home. Hope there is time for a movie and some popcorn tonight. Stay warm.

See you

at the 9th of December in Rotterdam MikoDesign Winter Market, a  small and cozy market. I always find wonderful gifts there.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Burda Style

 He is back, my fav paper star.
Got him last year at Durf in Haarlem.

There is a new winter magazine out from Burda. It's called:
  • Burda Style Deco in the UK, 
  • Burda Kreativ in Germany, 
  • Burda Decoratief in Holland.

Pottering around the house, managed to send of my first Christmas parcel to my family and friends in the States.They should get them in time this year.

see  you,

- just in time for Christmas: The Killing 3 is out on DVD.
- really like the clothes from Aiiko.

Monday, November 26, 2012


Over the weekend  I started to change the living room. I wanted to create some more space, declutter and make our home cozy for the winter time. Still lots more to do. How often do you declutter?

Tonight we are watching The Bridge.
We're both crazy about Scandinavian crime stories.
Any suggestions for our next series?

see you,

Sunday, November 25, 2012

stars ,stars and more stars

Every year we make paper stars on a Sunday afternoon  in November.

I've tried making paper stars but I'm not very good at them... My stars aren't as perfect as
Mister Kay can make them. Thanks to Mette for sending the paper.

See you,
PS: I love to have a  beach  photo shoot  in December with  Rod Stewart

Saturday, November 24, 2012


This weekend I will have a look at the attic and bring down some of my Christmas & Advent decorations. Guess that will take me all day.

enjoy your weekend,


PS: we Love

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Just another day

The news that Kofi Annan is coming to town made my day. Let's hope I will get tickets.

I changed my living room deco a little bit... Blue is still going strong in our home.

Have been looking at my Christmas shopping list (yes I got a list).

I wonder who is making gifts this year?? Personally I'm a fan of homemade gifts.

see you


PS: With Thanksgiving coming up tomorrow. I'm sure some of my readers and friends will have a great time and there will be lots of wonderful food.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Blue Christmas

If I would live in the States my fav holiday would be Thanksgiving (dreaming of Pumpkin pies).

For now we live in the Netherlands so my fav holidays is Christmas, especially the weeks before Christmas. Really enjoy decorating our home, the parties and gift shopping for special people.

We had a little Christmas photo shoot last weekend. The color blue is the color of 2012 so I'm bringing some blue back in my decoration for the winter time.

see you


Sunday, November 18, 2012


Just a little note to let you know
the dutch Father Christmas
called Sinterklaas arrived in town today.
We had a wonderful family day.
So officially the countdown for the festive season started....
see you

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Bon Bon Boutique

I'm really into buying local and supporting small shops.

There is a beautiful small shop in Amsterdam called Bon Bon Boutique. They sell an eclectic mix of jewelry, bags, cards and prints all under one roof. They sell so many lovely things that are very heard to resist.

See you and enjoy the rest of your weekend,


PS: 'Loving You' by Minnie Riperton

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Blue Amsterdam

Next time when you are in Amsterdam .
Make sure you have a coffee or lunch at Blue.
They have the best view of Amsterdam .
see you
PS: can't get enough of the work from Rie Elise Larsen

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Atomic Ranch

Totally love Atomic Ranch  magazine.  A cool quarterly mid modern magazine that is devoted to 40's -70's ranch homes. Some of the houses are so cool, makes me want to move back to the States.
Thanks to Barbara for sending them.
see you
PS: Mid2Mod (cool midmodern blog)
nice poster from Restyle perfect for a Mid Modern home


Our collection of fifties prints is growing.

This week
  • My back is a lot better, still have to be careful.
  • Struggling with my Christmas shopping list (wanted to be early and organized this year).
  • Should  look for my winter clothes... and put my summer clothes away.
  • Just finished watching season 1 of Homeland (pretty good series). What are you watching ??
  • Booked a trip to Germany to go to the Christmas market.
How is your week going?

see you

PS: Cocos Lovers Bow and Arrow

Sunday, November 11, 2012

popcorn and co

Sunday treats. Homemade juice, popcorn and BoligLiv, my fav magazine from Denmark.

My favorite bag. No vintage but it has the vintage look.

Not moving much today.
So many things on my to-do-list... Too many.

On my wish list:
 the Süße Weihnachten (a tiny cook book)
both from Wsake.

see you

PS: blog of the week Simple Hue

Saturday, November 10, 2012


Home sweet home. Taking it easy today after I hurt my back . That gives me some time to do some paperwork and read a bit. Just hope the pain will be gone sooooooon.

On Thursday in Haarlem I saw the amazing work of Leoniek Bontje.

Have you seen the cute Christmas ad from John Lewis?
(makes me cry)

Robbie Williams new song Candy (makes me Happy)

see you soon


PS: nearly 600 Blog followers... thank you!

Friday, November 9, 2012

tell me....

Hi There.

Tell me what you're reading in the moment. Time for a good book... any ideas?

Keep warm. Elvis is testing some of my
vintage sleeping bags.

Wishing you a good weekend

PS: My blog of the week
(still need to get one of her prints)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

I'm in the mood

I'm so in the mood for Christmas
- I want fairy lights
-Christmas stars in the window
- lots of lebkuchen
- a Christmas party
- elfs,elfs and more elfs
- a tree
- a touch of snow
- Christmas music on the radio
- peppermint bark
- a trip to the Christmas market
and... and... and...
OK I stop now.
Guess I'm a bit early this year.
see you soon
PS: love  Vintage Purls

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


I met this groovy and beautiful lady in town the other day. She looked amazing with her Chanel sunglasses and her wonderful yellow jacket... I wish I look like this when I'm 75.

A couple of weeks ago I had a lucky moment
finding this amazing vintage classic black
Burberry London Trench Coat.
That made my day (year)!!!
see you soon,
PS: song of the day

Monday, November 5, 2012

moving in

Moving in...

Here are some of the goodies from our last trip to the UK
  • Vintage Bush TR82 radio
  • Handkerchief vase from the fifities
  • Orla Kiely storage container (I wanted that one for a long time)
  • Vintage cushion from my fav cushion maker Nicework
  • Essie autumn colors, little gift from my friend Terry
  • Blue bell for our christmas tree
  • Little green radio, Pye 1352
  • Sophia Loren poster
Wishing you a good week, keep warm,


PS: River by Angus Stone (keeps me warm)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Saturday morning

At a crisp and fresh Saturday morning at 9, first weekend of November. Last flea market of the year.
My best find of the day was a mid modern patio umbrella.That one will look great in my garden next

Enjoy your weekend,


PS: really enjoyed the Alex Katz exhibition in the Turner Gallery 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

hey November

After jogging this morning I started to pack a vintage collection for the Sunday market. It will be my last one for this year, having a winterbreak.

Sometimes it is not easy to part with some of my vintage but I don't want my home to be too full.
At the moment: 
  • Love the work from LS Lowry, thinking of  getting one of his prints.
  • Wearing Essie berry naughty nail polish,perfect November color.
  • Got some Christmas decoration at the Hema. Have some nicet deco ideas for the Christmas time (guess I'm a bit early).
  • Have to go to the dentist in the morning (not my fav).
see you soon
PS: my song of the day Wailing Rudi by Gregory Isaacs