Monday, June 28, 2010


one more week to go..till the holidays start.
the last week is always busy and we are all tired.

 some last minute summer shopping is on the list
- still need a good book and Nila wants a  holiday mag
- Mister Kay got lot"'s of sun cream on the weekend
 ( I wonder where he is going,lol)
- need some gifts for the teachers
- coffee ,coffee

our  summer plans this year
-my family from Nebraska is on the way, so the should be here in the morning
-  in couple of weeks we will go to Denmark   to have coffee and enjoy summer with Mette
- hope there is some time to go to Sweden also.
- also my friend from Germay will come to stay with me for a week

tell me about  your summer plans , ideas , food...

Saturday, June 26, 2010

friday afternoon

in the moment we are home on Fridays...... no school ,no work , just a lazy day at home,which is nice ..
 friends and neighbours come by
for coffee and for a walk in the garden

enjoy your weekend

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Ottomania is a wonderful shop in Haarlem .
The owner has a passion for Turkey  and the shop looks like  a big  cozy living room ,
guess I could live there  easily.  

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

vintage glasses

 1950's  cats eye glasses( tortoise plastic), I also got some green ones

- I like 60piggies
and I want the new  cd  from 2raumwohnung

Hope you are doing well, I"m still  fighting my second summer cold.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

rainy days

We had so many plans for the weekend but the weather was bad...lots of rain,
so we did have two days at home. There is so much to do.
Mister Kay started to work on some vintage lamps.
Nila and I just started to make some muffins (cruesli muffins).
In two weeks time summer holidays start. Let's hope the weather will be better.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

J&G Meakin Pottery

Some of my fav 1960 pottery are made by J&G Meakin. I really love  the bold colors and flower prints . There is a great book out on Meakin pottery from Chris Marks (a must have for bright and bold pottery fans ). My fav Meakin design is Garden Party , which I hope to find one day.....

Thursday, June 17, 2010

summer in the city

summertime in the city is wonderful

She ( I wish I did asked for her name) was so petty
and I love her dress

 a little bit of summer to take home, from verrassend goed

best place in town???

Still looking for a nice summer dress? Did you find one yet?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


this vintage record case from the 1970 looks a bit like a  a vintage Emilio Pucci
I have been looking for some vintage summer dresses  but no luck.

this week
I like 50danska Kvadrat
green sunglasses
blue flowers for my  garden
chai latte
Thai food
Mister Kay likes Jan Rot
Little monster likes her new barbie

have a good week

Monday, June 14, 2010


Sunday what did you do today...??
If you don't know what to do you could  always make a star out of banana boxes...!!

Our movie this weekend was  The Blind Side, very much my kind of movie

Friday, June 11, 2010

city garden

I love small city gardens...they make me happy .
My family is coming over from the States for 10 days , so we will have some day trips and lot''s of quality time.
I want to take them to Haarlem ,  a great city..which gives me lot"s of energy and the people
 are very friendly

What would I do in Haarlem
-first coffee and a sandwich  at Anne& Max 
-then I get some flowers at  Klavertje Vijf
-also I buy some bread at the Vlaamsch Broodhuys
- some gifts and Yankee candles at  Verrassend goed
and ...and ..there is so much to see and to do.

 a tiny bit of heaven, a cute blog from Denmark

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

So leb' ich

I'm so excited. Nicole just send me a copy of her new book So leb' ich. The book is just out.
It's a wonderful & modern  new Interior Book, a feelgood coffee table book.
You also find two pages of my home in there and a  little story about my passion for vintage.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Noordermarkt Amsterdam

If you are looking for vintage shoes and clothes the Noordermarkt in Amsterdam on Monday morning from 9 am  till 1 pm, is the place to be. It's a small but lively market.

For lunch you could have some indonesian Food at Sie-Joe, my fav restaurant.

blog of the week Wsake

there is still time to join the vintage summer swap

Sunday, June 6, 2010

purple rain

purple rain....only 30 minutes from my house
they make me happy 
they make me feel good
they give me energy
they give me the feeling ,that I need some purple color in the the house

they tell me is summer

did you have a good weekend?? 

Saturday, June 5, 2010


in the summer we try to have dinner or  coffee in the garden everyday,
if the weather permits


so what are your favorite things for summer 2010??
enjoy the summer

Friday, June 4, 2010

secret garden

lot of garden fairs & open gardens in the moment
I love them ,I really enjoy swapping plants with friends.
 At garden shows I  always look for crazy plants with black or green flowers . 

The photos are from our visit to the Secret Garden

 I would love to go to visit the garden from Claus Dalby one day

Any plans  for the summer holiday's ? 
We really should book our holidays this weekend ,  like every year,
we are late again and it''s not easy to find a nice cottage,lol  

my blog of the week Just Hungry

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Lea Stein

Lea Stein was born in Paris in 1931. She originally worked for Coco Chanel before she started producing her own brooches and accessories. Lea's work is heavily influenced by the Art Deco period. Her work is so lovely, you be amazed to find out that the material she is working with is really a form  of plastic. I do love the red fox (brooch) and I hope one day I'll find one of her pieces...

The cute Scottie dog napkins rings are not her's. They are produced in America in the 30's.

Pictures are taken at Station Antiques in Appledore, Kent.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Once a popular seaside resort in the 1960s and 70s, Margate in Kent,
soon will be famous for his wonderful vintage shops 
Etcetera is one of them!
Shelly the owner , has some great retro items from the 50s & 60s.
I was lucky to find a fiesta jug there which I wanted for a long time