Thursday, January 31, 2013


I'm thinking about getting a new phone, so what should I get?

Normally I wait till my brother gets a new phone and I take his old one. But then my birthday is approaching so I guess it's a good moment to think about a new phone.

So tell me about your phone??

see you

PS: call me crazy but I really like John's phone.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

paper work

Home today
Doing my paper work
Dreaming about London
How is your day going?
PS; cant wait to see

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

flower booster

After the snow is gone, we needed a little flower boost for our home. Hyacinths and other spring flowers give you an quick and easy mood boost.

Thank you all for the great feedback on my last post. We will keep you posted on what we will do with our doors, but it looks like that they are going to be painted white.

see you

PS: love the work from the finish designer Klaus Haapaniemi. I do have some of his work, only little pieces like mugs and tins.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Should we ?

Sunday Question... Should we paint our
living room doors? White?
Tell me what you think?
see you
they would look wonderful in a mid modern home

Saturday, January 26, 2013

cold little day

- Vintage OXO mug, they come in 3 different colors... brown, yellow and green.
- Brownies from the local bakery... chocolate heaven.
- Little walk on the ice.

see you

PS: our movie tonight Burlesque

- I love Rag & Bone

Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday afternoon in the snow

 Our snow refuses to stick together. Believe me I tried.

The cats watched me being silly in the snow

This week....
I would say Friday is my favorite day of the week .
We eat a lot of Minneola's
We are all tired (falling asleep on the couch)
Reading lots of magazines
Only spend money on luxury food
...and the hairdresser

and you????

see you

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

keep warm

I'm in the mood for some new music for the long winter days.
Just curious what are you listening at the moment ??
This winter I spent lots of time outside.
I still have to have some coffee
on the houseboat cafe soon.

Elvis knows for sure how to keep warm, such a clever boy.
 My cats don't go outside much. (I wonder why, lol)
They spend most of the time sleeping.

see you

PS:  Bar Italia in London, they make great coffee.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


When I'm in Haarlem I always notice how friendly the people are in that town. Fabienne, the owner of Durf is one of those friendly people. She also has an amazing little shop.

So if you are in town have a look at Durf.

see you,

PS: How are you getting on with the snow??

My song of the day  "To Love Somebody by Jimmy Somerville.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

moving in

Finally we got our own Mr Roe

vintage Arabia plates, they go well with my

 lovely vintage Paris print

We had a lazy Sunday.

Stayed in, made some mulled wine,.watching TV and  had some homemade Pizza for dinner.
Mister Kay got himself an iPad mini, so most of the day he was playing with it.

see you,

PS: really like the work from Charlotte Swiden

Saturday, January 19, 2013

winter week highlights

I have been member of a old fashioned book group  for nearly 3 years now. We meet up about six times a year and take turns to meet in each others homes (something I really like).

Our book this month was The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffmann.

Have a good weekend,

Tiny Owl Knitts; a blog about cool knitting.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

fairy tale

Here are some photos from my school run  this morning.
In the moment the town looks like if it came straight out of a fairy tale.

see you soon,

Want some more plants in our home, thinking about a Sky Planter from BOSKKE for my kitchen.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


It was really nice to see how good some of my readers and friends know my taste and my home.

We did go for light green (very much like our mint colored cupboard) but I really liked the yellow one. If I would buy one more I would go for yellow.

see you

PS: ordered a new print from Nicole Gustafsson.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

let it snow, let it snow

Good morning!

We got snow... the town is so pretty and cold.
In the moment I still feel like a bear and want to curl up under a big soft blanket and watch TV all day. But I will go out for a long Winter walk later today... lol.

Who else got snow??

Make sure you stay warm and be careful,


PS : Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow - Frank Sinatra

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Hay coffee table

Yesterday I finally got myself a Coffee table from Hay.

It took me some time to decide which color I should get. Can you guess which color I chose?

Enjoy your Sunday,


PS: I really love Paperchase

Saturday, January 12, 2013


It's the second time this week  I visited Options.

The shop is situated at the Damrak, close to the Central Station, a street I would normally try to avoid. They sell  a nice mix of ceramics, T-shirts, Lov tea, books, bags, magazines and lots more.

Also they serve a good coffee and have a nice range of cakes.

Enjoy your weekend  and I hope to see you in Amsterdam one day.


PS: stuff that makes my heart beat faster, a nice vintage blog from Norway

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

vintage Arabia

Vintage Arabia teapot "Kaarna"  designed by Ulla Procope in the early 60s. It also comes in brown but I like the white one more.

After spending a wonderful holiday over the Christmas and New Year period we are settling back down into our usual routine (work, school, sport, home life).

To stay happy we will start to make some exciting plans for this year... so we'll survive the grey and rainy days.

See you

PS: Have to show you my new cool flash silver trainers!
Perfect for long dark grey rainy days.

Monday, January 7, 2013


Himmeli, traditional Finish Christmas ornament.

I wanted one for a long time, so I was delighted when I got one from my friend Ulla. It looks perfect in our living room... in a way very vintage and midmodern.

see you

PS: Sale at Wooden tree

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Piet Hein Eek

For some time now I wanted to have a look at Piet Hein Eek in Eindhoven. It was not easy to get the family excited to do the trip (it's about one and a half hours drive). Iris and Ingrid are always so happy when the go there so I just wanted to have coffee there (crazy me) and have a look for myself.

Also I fell in  love at the Christmas tree poster.

Next time we should take some time to have a look in Eindhoven. Looks like an interesting city.

Enjoy your Sunday,

PS: I did get the poster and  a copper cloth

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Sami Rinne

Mister Kay has a favorite mug. It's a green snowflake mug from Starbucks.

My one is the Angel mug from Sami Rinne. The perfect mug to keep you going on a grey and rainy day in January. Guess there will be some more grey days coming in the next couple of weeks.

see you,

PS: Wonderful news! Marks and Spencer is coming back to Amsterdam.


Time for a cozy weekend.
Music alt-J.
Talking about finish design.
Drinking tea.
Fav shop in the moment Options.
Saved my new Christmas sweater to wear this weekend, lol.
Weekend plans going for a drive.
Highlight of the week... Amsterdam by night.

enjoy your weekend,


P.S: really pretty Beeswax Candles

Thursday, January 3, 2013

more time

New York Drawings by  Adrian Tomine.

I promised myself to take some more time to read this year.

Just needed some flowers this morning

This  week:

  • I started to read the new book from Jo Nesbo, I just love Harry Hole.
  • We don't watch much television anymore but we're watching series.
  • Just started with Games of Thrones

see you,


PS: Saipua is a very cool flower shop.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Droog Design Shop

When you are in Amsterdam next time, you should really visited the Droog Design Shop. I'm totally in love with their little garden... so cute.

They also have  a nice cafe with very good coffee.

We are still  in the holiday mood. Also my friend Ulla from Finland is here to visited. So we are having a very good start of the year.

see you,

PS:  This brown wren ,cute little blog