Tuesday, November 30, 2010

mushroom tree

Last year we did have a bird tree but this year we wanted a mushroom tree (branches).
We will do some more winter decoration this week and we have to ask mister Kay to make some paper snowflakes for our windows.

My brother send me this link  Missing Unicorn

Tell me do you send christmas cards??

Monday, November 29, 2010


 Erika had her small & wonderful wintermarket yesterday.
 We really love her cute dolls.
 Her house looked very pretty and she had some cake
 and hot winter drinks on offer.
 I''m sure I will be back next year .

-Tell me when will you put up your christmas tree??And will you bake cookies?

Sunday, November 28, 2010


first of Advent
- MisterKay is still sleeping
-Nila is watching TV
-my little moment of joy was my Advent Sunday calender from Mette,we have been friends for some time now , thank you my dear
- candle light
-Elvis being sweet and cuddly

Friday, November 26, 2010


Got  my  2011 calender from gingiber  this week.

Started christmas shopping on Friday . I'm hoping  to do some gift wrapping on the weekend
and to do my first trip to the postoffice on Monday.

- this week-
get some rest on the weekend, enjoy

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving,
with  lots of quality time with your family& friends
and delicious food.
I do miss  my family and friends in the States.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010


If I would have a shop, it would be a bookstore or a Kitchenaliashop.

Utility is a small & wonderful shop in Brighton, very much my kind of shop. Always good to stock up
on tea towels  and candles. Great place for christmas shopping.

-my blog of the week

Monday, November 22, 2010

touch of christmas

I will look for my christmas decoration in the morning (got some nice candleholders somewhere in my christmas boxes).
This wonderful chain of christmas trees I got from a dutch blogger friend who lives in Berlin (miss you girl).
My idea for this christmas is to buy art from etsy  and Tinyshowcase and all my other gifts I will by in small local shops. I ordered a cool gift for Mister Kay, but I will tell you about it when I got it.

- love the group   America

Sunday, November 21, 2010

couch potato

I promised myself a couch potato day
-  with a pile of fresh magazines
-some homemade cookies ( still have to make them)
-good music
-coffe made with love by Mister Kay ( he is still in the garden)
- candles (christmas tree green is my candle color this winter)
- pen & paper to work on my christmas list,lol

Friday, November 19, 2010


Sometimes you see wonderful vintage at the flea market ,
but I have to keep in mind we only got a small house ,lol
 Look at the  Hood Hair Dryer & Floor Stand
(love the packing)

This wonderful fuzzy mint coat (looks so cozy) is also
a  cool  fashion item , which I did not buy.

my week:

- went to the Kinect Store in Amsterdam (that was fun)
- started Christmas shopping
- my treat this week Toffee Nut Latte  from Starbucks
- joined the expat bookclub a couple of months ago ( great way of meeting new people )

have a good weekend


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Milk & Athenaeum

 the new Milk deco is out,
great magazine
and collector's item

at the Athenaeum ( book & magazine shop)  in Amsterdam
you can get Milk magazine, Uppercase
 and lots more cool magazines.
I just wish they would sell Frankie

if you like  fabric and co, you will love the blog from

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

last summer

Last summer in Copenhagen I saw some beautiful large Krenit bowls.
I really wanted one but they where rather expensive, so Mister Kay told me to wait.

So a couple of weeks ago at the carboot sale in Canterburry Mister kay was very lucky to find the red Krenit bowl for fifty pence and two days later he found a yellow one in a vintage shop in Margate, also for a very good price....

So I guess sometimes it's better to wait a little bit.

- I found my 2011 Calender, ordered it last night from Gingiber

- cool lady, nice blog, wonderful shop  winsome hollow

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Brighton Pier

A great place where you can go with friends or family in the summer and winter time is Brighton Pier. I just love it there.

This weekend:
  • I stayed at home
  • made my christmas gift list
  • promised myself I will donate some of my christmas deco or give them to Nilas school
  • watched Sex in the city2

Friday, November 12, 2010

Etcetera (part two)

My friend Shelly just moved her shop Etcetera to a cool and bigger location.

So if you are in the neigbourhood  pop in  for a cup of  tea and  check out her wonderful vintage collection.

blog of the week
cocon etc

Thursday, November 11, 2010


We got a new print for Nila's room
Masked Kitty from Ashley Gold

It's my first day at home alone for a long time.
The weather is very bad. Lots of rain and very windy.
It's nice and cozy to be inside
 and I love the feeling that I don't have to go out today, lol

-  my friend Heidi is going on a cruise( love to join her)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

vintage treasures

Here are some of my vintage finds from our last trip to the Uk...
Mister Kay also had some great finds (I will take some photos of his vintage goodies soon).
  • the mushroom (cooking)pot made by Poole Pottery is my fav item
  • cute owl  clock made in the fifties
  • spice jars
  • poison bottles
We love the music from  ZapMama (just had a look, we have all of her cd's).

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Amanda Caines

This weekend was the International Jewellery Art Show in Amsterdam.  I went there to meet my friend Amanda. We where  neighbours when I was living in London.

I love her new collection but then she is working with my kind of material (sea glass, wood and vintage ceramic).

Friday, November 5, 2010

friday brunch

  Friday family brunch. We love to go out for brunch.
I'm a vegetarian but Mister Kay and Nila are meatmonsters, lol.
We bring some newspapers or books and then 
we start our long brunch.

This one was at Salt Marsh, on the Hightstreet in Whistable.
No written menu but all organic food.

enjoy your weekend

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


I'm a lover of British Printmakers. In the moment Edward Ballan is one of my favs. I  love to hang out in small Galleries like the Blackbird  (see photos) in Margate or Castor & Pollux in Brighton  which is also a great gallery. They sell Jonathan Adler pottery (love his fox).

I like  little suitcase
Our movie tonight  the Brothers Bloom

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

tell me more

tell me what are you reading
in the moment??

we got all the cozy winter blankets out
and I have been stocking up on candles

did I tell you

-  that I did have  coffee with the lovely Nina
-  I did spend lots of money on a  dark purple Chanel nail color
 ( hope Mister Kay is not reading this, lol)
-  thinking of going ice skating once a week
-  I did bring back lots of Ginger cookies from the Uk
   ( I try to save them till Christmas, lol)
-  that I want lots of mushrooms ornaments in my christmas tree this year
-  that I love the work from Edward Bawden
- did get a second vintage pillow from Zoe when I was in Whistable
  ( wonderful person and so good with fabric)

there is so much more...I could talk about but I should do some work now...!Soon more.

my blog of the week  snitch- snotch