Monday, May 31, 2010

strong colors

my  monday morning started with a trip to see  the doc, got a chest infection and  little monster
is also home with the  flue,
so  we are  home watching   The September Issue ( a must see)
I do like Vogue magazine, I normaly keep my vogue mags for a long time

Hope that l can go to Amsterdam on Saturday to meet  Pia Jane Bijkerk at the American Book Store and get her new book "AMSTERDAM, made by hand"

- love ""oh boy"" from Miss Li, have to get her new cd

Saturday, May 29, 2010

it's that weekend feeling

you know that wonderful weekend feeling

- no alarm clock in the morning
- late breakfast /brunch
- time to read the newspaper
- no stress
- one more coffee...or two
- happiness
- laziness
- a Sunday lie-in.

Congratulations to IVYROSSITER( please send me your address) you won the Argyle Tights  from
Sock Theory(I love them on you tube)

Tonight , yes I will watch the Eurovision Song Contest with some friends, will you???

Thursday, May 27, 2010


any plans for the weekend ???
Feel like a trip to the seaside, guess Whitstable in Kent is the place to go..
There is a very cute and small shop on the seafront 'vintage-on-sea'

also I love Frank

I you feel like it join  my  GIVEAWAY

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

oh deer

some cute vintage deer figurines from my last trip to the UK

Have you seen the new SEX  in the City 2 movie yet??

Busy week and I""m getting back in to daily life again , miss my dad  and every day I have to remind myself of that fact( that he is gone) and every day I am shocked .
My  garden looks good and now I have some new ideas for the house ( poor mister Kay)

this  week

- I did join the Gym ( wanted to do that  for a long time)
- trying Soya cappuccinos
- got some mint nail polish

Need a new book? any ideas?

Sunday, May 23, 2010

NEW 2 You

there is a fabulous retro shop called "New 2 You" in Rye. Heaven for all Retro fans.
Ruth the owner is also a vintage china collecter and a lovely lady....I'm sure you will enjoy the shop
( 35 Cinque Ports Street ,Rye)

this week
I  like


Sophie Blackall

Berliner Poster Verlag

also  I'm addicted to Starbucks Frappuccinos and double chocolate Muffins

Friday, May 21, 2010

bank holiday weekend

 bank holiday weekend

on saturday
we will go the get some fresh bread in the morning
flea market later in the day
garden center ( still working on my seaside garden)
movie in the night

on sunday
family brunch  with some good coffee 
we will work in the garden
reading , reading , reading....need to do some catching up  and miss a good book

on monday
lazy plans yet

what ''s your weekend luxery??

blog of the week  katie did
 livingetc, always good for new ideas

enjoy your weekend

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sock Theory GIVEAWAY

I love Sock Theory  but then I love Socks. Here are some of my fav pieces from the Sock Theory current collection.

Are you ready to win  an item of your choice from the Sock Therory website? Simply comment below and tell  which is your fav item from the Sock Theory website.

The winner will be picked by Nila and annouced on Friday, May 28th.


Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Guess you all know that I love cushions.
I got this wonderful midmodern cushion from Zoe. She lives in Whitstable, my fav seaside town .
  I love that she makes her cushions from vintage fabric.
It was nice to meet her in person ... have a look at nicework.

Monday, May 17, 2010

esprit du jardin

in the small village of Wingham in the UK, you find  esprit du jardin a wonderful shop where you can get antique ornaments for house and garden,  with a small  secret garden in the backyard.

I really love the portable greenhouse and I'm sure Mister  Kay  could make me  one, guess I would need one in a mid-centry modern look, lol.

Sunday, May 16, 2010


HOME...after a week at the seaside in Kent. I really want to move to the seaside, guess I have to work a lot from now ....!

what did we do...
  • lot's of walks on the beach
  • going for a drive and singing along with the radio (Mister Kay always sings in the car)
  • car boot sale in Canterburry on Sunday morning
  • strolling abound in the garden center
what did we eat...
  • goosberry fool (lot's), is just one of the best  things  about  an English summer
  • indian curry
  • to many candybars
what did we buy...
  • vintage china (tell you more about our best finds soon)
  • mirrors (you can find some nice vintage ones at the car boot fair ). I love them in the house
  • tomato plants
  • a yellow summer coat for Nila
  • and...and...
nice to be back

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

qualtiy time

I have been lounching around  doing not to much but then we got holidays .

Erleperle got my a cute owl candle stick( looks vintage) from HouseDoctor, the color looks great
 in my home

There are lot""s of cool Dutch blogs

- MUS ( love,love ,love it)

-Rozijn( more then wonderful)

- Spectacle a la Maison ( she is so nice and I love her bags)

take care and I see you very soon

Sunday, May 2, 2010

the best flea market

as promised here some of my Queens day flea market finds

a. orange  choclate tin( love the color)

b. kids mushroom lamp from the fifties( only paid 50 cent for it)

c. Delft blue candle stick ( not really super vintage , but great for the garden)

c. vintage Babuska ( Matryoshka) doll ( in a good condition)

d. dutch ceramic nesting bowls from the fifties( I collected them )

you see I did have a good day  ...!! I did also find a chair and a clock

enjoy your weekend
see you soon

Ps: our movie last night was  Millennium2