Tuesday, December 28, 2010


At the last flea market we picked up a couple of jigsaw puzzles.  I was never a puzzlefan but with the whole family it´s fun.

Will be back in a couple of days. Have to catch up with some movies, books and  family quality time .

this week
- I love Laura Marling
- the movie Mon Oncle  from Jacques Tati ( the house is so cool)
- a trip to the museum
- the funny Christmas gnomes from Scandinavia
- till vidas ara... great blog
- candlelight  breakfast
- my new red lipstick
- my  TV  highlight this week
   upstairs downstairs on BBC1


and bye bye 2010


ps:  the new album from Adele will be out at 24.01.2011

Monday, December 27, 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas morning

This year we stayed in the Netherlands at Christmas time. My family being snowed in there was no way that we get there..... I miss them.

But then Christmas at home is also very cozy and we had so many wonderful gifts via snail mail (thank you).

Here is my top 3 christmas playlist:
Kim Larsen christmas cd  Jule &Nytar is also one of my fav....

Now it's time for some christmas coffee, candle light and homemade cookies.

Enjoy and if you like the Grinch you like JaRule reading the Grinch .

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas,Frohe Weihnachten, Prettige Kerst, Bon Natale
God Jule, Hyvaa Joulua

Wishing you a wonderful holiday

Kay, Mister Kay and Nila aka little monster

mystery house

let's dream a bit, I think this house could be in a movie , which movie  you think it should be in ??
The Holidays or Harry Potter??  Or ?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

soft trees

I have a small international collection of soft christmas trees. My first one I got from Amy in Ohio, then I bought some from Jasna in Germany and last christmas I got some from Isabelle in Poland.

You can also find them on etsy

Monday, December 20, 2010

winter holidays

We got two weeks winter holidays ,starting today.
On the weekend we had lot"'s of snow,so today we
 stay home . We got  the radio on and the idea is to make
some cookies  and watch our first christmas movie this year.

- love the work from Maria Elina

Sunday, December 19, 2010

oh tannenbaum

talking-drinking-laughing-christmas tree-candles-cats-cozy-music-friends
and what did you do today??

love this one ''The Digital Story of the Nativity"

Saturday, December 18, 2010

winter walk

Whatever you do this weekend, try to go for a long winterwalk (makes you feel good & gives you some energy).

What are your plans for this christmas? Where will you go?
It will be my first Christmas without my dad, so at the moment
 I"m not sure what we will do.

Lonely this Christmas, that's for you dad.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

what are you reading?

Fifty, my cat, loves books. What are you reading at the moment?
And what is on your winter reading list?

one week before christmas we love

- Amys blog  home grown
- Sufjan Stevens  christmas cd, thanks Sally
- fairylights
- our postman
- christmas coffee with the girl friends
- winter muesli
- movie nights with Mister Kay
- Lindt
- winter muesli

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

turn on the radio

Last weekend Mister Kay was lucky to find a new radio.
It's a Blaupunkt Derby from the 60's. It looks a bit like a car radio. In fact this radio was designed to be mounted in a car or used as a portable (on arrival at the beach).

The color is so pretty and the sound is incredibable for such an old radio.

How are you getting on with your christmas shopping?
Our holidays are starting on Monday, so I try to do all
my shopping this week. Next week I can sit on my sofa
watching christmas movies & eating  gingerbread.

Love the jumping jack from Herzensart

Monday, December 13, 2010

50's christmas

At the flea market in Germany this weekend, there was a vendor who was selling christmas decoration from the 50's. Decorating the tree was very much a family tradition back in the 50's.
Want to know more, have a look at 'Rocking around the christmas tree'.

My mum has one of the angels (first picture) and I was surprised how much they are worth now.

more fifties,   Lisa Freemont Street is my fav on you tube

Friday, December 10, 2010

little gift

small print from Jen Corace (one of my fav artists)


christmas angel from  

We are doing well with our christmas shopping, so Nila and I got ourselves a little gift. Love the little  christmas angel from Belle&Boo. I'm sure she will look good in our tree.

Last night we got our christmas tree and at the moment the house smells like a small forest .

Have a good weekend.....

Thursday, December 9, 2010

wood wool stool

I got this cute wooden christmas tree from Ingrid last year,
 love the idea that the tree is made from recycled wood.
This year she decorate her tree and it looked great , so her we go my attempt.

This christmas I will go for simple colors , I leave the pink in the box .

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

winter mug

I do love the Starbucks christmas mugs and without realising I started to collect them. But this christmas
they got competion from the Talika mug from Iittala. Did you know that Talika means magic in Finnish, cool name for a mug. There is also a red Talika mug which is a special winter edition.

Did anybody get the  Jonathan Adler mug for Starbucks?

Monday, December 6, 2010

Dear Santa

I was wondering today if I should make a wishinglist for Santa aka Mister Kay this year? Guess I will make two lists, the first one is my  "one day I would love ... "  list and the second one is a "would be nice to have & easy to find' list.

my  "one day I would love ..." list
- a green  vintage Vivienne Westwood dress
- Kinect Yoga (I know I don't need it, lol)
- red Chanel lipstick (red is not my color but is nice to have,lol)
- a green  (more olive-grey) color  yogamat (I know the color is not easy to find)
- running shoes, I would love some in the colors purple with silver (better look for them myself,lol)

 my ''would be nice to have & easy to find" list
- peppermint bark (oh well you have to call the family in the States, they don't sell it here)
- books (would you know what I like??)
- music,  the sound of the Westcoast 1965....that's easy to find??
- art...but then I love to buy art for myself
- sweets (remember I like the ones you don't like) like Sherbet Lemons or Boots candybars

oh Santa aka Mister Kay I know I'm not easy...but I'm sure you will do well.

tell me about your list? Love his list

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Yesterday late afternoon...with some coffee & candles,
at the table with Mister Kay.
You need some paper and pair of scissers.
Our home starts to look very cozy.

Next week we will have a trip to the Christmas market in Germany (if the weather permits). I want to look for some German Christmas food like Lebkuchen & co.
There will be also some last minutes christmas shopping for my family in the USA.

Did I tell you  that I did  have my christmas party with the girls last Friday in a nice Restaurant in Leiden ,with lot's of bubblies & giggles...!

Here in the Netherlands we celebrate Sinterklaas tonight.

Happy Sinterklaas to you all

Saturday, December 4, 2010

let it snow

This morning I went for a winter walk with my coffee mug.lol
There was this lovely old lady and I asked her if I can take a
photo from her and my fav winter mug ...

keep warm this weekend

Thursday, December 2, 2010

winter boots

Let's talk about snow....in the Netherlands we aren't used to snow.
So I need some help with finding some warm& waterproof boots!
Last year the snow kept us indoors. But this year I will get some tastful coats and boots (with a touch of vintage)
....any ideas??