Monday, December 30, 2013
We are still on Christmas holidays for another week. Enjoying lazy and beautiful days. There is still a stack of unread books and some films I wanted to watch for a long time. This morning in town I manged to find some free hugs, which made my day.
I'm ready to turn a new leaf, to embrace all what 2014 has in store for us. Got the feeling it will be a good year (four is my fav number). Hope you find some magic in 2014.
PS: Free Hugs
Saturday, December 28, 2013
On Boxing Day Mister Kay took me on a trip "into the wild". For a city lover I had an amazing day and sure we will make some more trips into the wild... soon.
There is also a new dutch movie out. De nieuwe wildernis which shows how beautiful the dutch countryside is.
PS: one more time my fav Christmas song Fairytale of New York -The Pogues
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
I grew up celebrating Christmas in the most traditional way possible. In the beginning I used to go home for Christmas to spend time with my family.
For the last 30 years I have been traveling to the States, Italy, Germany or the UK celebrating Christmas wherever I was in December. So at first is was strange for me to spend Christmas at home in the Netherlands... but then we enjoyed it very much because it's so relaxed and we don't have to travel. Guess it's time to start a few new Christmas traditions...
- having a nice Christmas cake, normally we bake cookies
- watching a Christmas movie together
- making Christmas ornament
- playing records
- wearing silly Christmas sweaters
Enjoy some peaceful Christmas days,
PS: Santa from Kay Bojesen
Monday, December 23, 2013
Wishing you all the most delightful and joyful Christmas time.
Thank you all for you support and love. Let's hope 2014 has lots of wonderful things in store for us all.
Kay, Mister Kay and little monster aka Nila
PS: My vintage collection of Festivo candlesticks by Timo Sarpaneva designed in 1966 is growing.
Christmas market, fire, walking, records, friendly people,more walking, fun and happiness.
We had a great 4 of Advent, great way of starting our two weeks Christmas holidays.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Today I'm feeling very Christmassy.
After a nice little Christmas party with some wonderful girl
friends I'm in a great mood today. So I started to make a last minute wishing list for Santa Claus aka Mister Kay.
- Green R160 Contour chair by Grant Featherston (Australia 1951)
- a small bag from made by dede
- birdy yellow Adidas trainers
- tea towel from Mae Engelgeer
- a mountain from Sloppop
- books,books and more books
- the new album from Kraak&Smaak on vinyl
- wire basket from Ferm living
- some more vintage Putz houses for my tree
- or just a KISS from Mister Kay
PS: retro renovation full of vintage Christmas ideas
Friday, December 20, 2013
Thursday, December 19, 2013
In October I saw this cute winter wonderland dress at theWhiting Post in Whitstable. Normally I don't wear dresses like this but I would hang that one on my bedroom wall.
Coming weekend is filled with nice Christmas parties and I'm really looking forward going out with my girlfriends... not sure which dress I will wear.
PS: love the work from Chris Kabel
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Last Sunday we went to Utrecht to visit the Christmas (Weihnachts) party from Urlaub.
What a great party! I must say the Urlaub shop is amazing and all the people are very friendly and creative. Definitely a place I should visit more often.
PS: Ode by Yokoo
Sunday, December 15, 2013
It took me about 3 years to find enough vintage Christmas tree ornaments to do a whole tree. I noticed last year it is getting more and more difficulty to find them.
Now I just hope that my cats dont climb the tree... normally the are not very interested.
PS: My first Winter BBQ
Saturday, December 14, 2013
In the last couple of years I spent lots of time in museums.
The Rijksmuseum has an amazing tree this year. If you don't feel like visiting the museum you could easily just have a coffee there and then go ice skating.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
- totally love Pokey LaFarge.
- Jane Cabrera's home looks so pretty at Christmas time.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Got home early today to do some work at home but in the moment I'm just pottering around the house.Would be nice to have couple of Christmas elf's in the house to help, lol.
PS: Need a good book for my holidays... tell me what are you reading in the moment?
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Getting in to the festive spirit
Coffee with the girlfriends
Not sure about our Christmas plans this year!!
Hi there ,
Still in the middle of decorating my house for Christmas... getting there.
see you soon,
- Love to go to see Henry V
- Jeeetje (cool gift for Nila)
- Haust... wonderful blog from Norway.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Saturday, December 7, 2013
I found this really nice summer photo from our living room. It made me happy. We had lots of grey days here...
This year I try to be organised for Christmas. Got the tree, made a shopping list. Now we just need some snow and mince pies.
enjoy your weekend,
PS: looking forward to see Nebraska. Most of my famlily from the States live there.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Our Christmas tradition is to get the tree after Sinterklaas. Finally saturday we go tree hunting. To warm up we will make some tasty homemade mulled wine in the afternoon.
Have you put your Christmas tree up yet??
PS: On my Christmas wishing list a print from Ben Dickson
Monday, December 2, 2013
If you are in the mood for some really good coffee, talking about food and in need for some slow time the Scandinavian Embassy is the perfect place to be. The owners, Nicolas (the coffee champion) and Rikard (the foodie), are perfect hosts.
Sure I will be back there soon.
PS: guess I need a blanket scarf this winter (the first one is my fav).