Tuesday, July 26, 2011

fat lava collection

Part of my collection.

Scheurich 414-16 in different decors.

Jasba N60210

I sold my West German Pottery aka Fat Lava collection today.
Now my home is empty, but my collection went to a good new 
home and this means I can start all over again.

We are off to Berlin ...
I'm sure I will  bring back some vintage
and  find some new places to hang out.

Take care and make sure you join the giveaway.


ps:  wonderful baby news from my friend Mali

Sunday, July 24, 2011

summer giveaway

We just got back from a trip to Brussels and I tell you I need a friend there (who can show me more of the city). It's the 3rd time I have been there but there is still so much to see. Wonderful city.

One of the highlights for me was a trip to the Atomium. What a great place, a must see if you come to Europe this summer. I found a beautiful midmodern poster in the Atomium shop to give away. It will look great in a vintage home.

To enter the giveaway just leave me a comment. The winner will be annouced at the first of August.

Good luck!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

sad news

sad news

this weekend is full of sad news!
yesterday NORWAY
and today the news about
Amy Winehouse
only 27, what a waste of a great talent.

what a sad weekend


Friday, July 22, 2011

Anita Nylund

Yesterday I was lucky to find three ceramic storage containers with wooden lid from the late 50s begin 60s. Designed by the legendary Anita Nylund, made by Gantofta pottery in Sweden and they are  from the series "Var Lilla Stad".

I love Hildas blog
and I want to see Bridesmaids ( I wish I could go with my friend Shelly)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

summer in the city Antwerpen

Antwerpen is very much my kind of city, I could easy live there.

The look of the summer 2011, dress with  boots and a cool handbag
looks very boheme, love the look.

lots  of vintage shops.

After a good day in Antwerpen without rain, bringing home some chocolates, magazines and shoes from Bensimon. Our next trip will be to Brussels.There are some great museums and wonderful Art Nouveau buildings.

see you

Sunday, July 17, 2011

veggie plot

Our veggie plot looks good this year but at the moment with all the rain we don't spent much time in the garden.

This weekend I have been searching the web for a second holiday destination. Prague or Stockholm or a nice hotel at the german seaside. Any ideas or tips? Love to hear them!
  • The winner of my giveaway is elbmari (get in touch with me and I send you the mag)
  • Did I tell you that I had coffee with Merle  from the Troedelhaus? She was on holidays in Amsterdam. Nice lady. I'm sure we will meet again.
see you soon

PS: reading a good crime novel at the moment  The Leopard by Jo Nesbø.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Yes &No

Here are some of the flea market goodies  from last weekend.
-I did get the Bambi tin,Mister Kay was not so sure about,lol.
- I feel so bad that I did not buy the wall plate from Rosenthal design by Bjorn Wiinblad
Next time I see one I buy one, I love the work
 from Mister Wiinblad
-I wanted to buy the Roberts radio but it was not for sell, such a beauty
-no ,no I did not buy the BayCityRoller record ,but I was thinking about it.

enjoy your weekend

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

WHB wall unit

This wall unit was my best find on the flea market last weekend. It's made by  the german company WBH in the 50s or 60s but I can't find much information about the unit or the company. It would be nice though to find some more pieces to extent it.

Now I have to change my whole living room to find a place for it (that will be fun, lol)

Have a look at Matte Stephens home (a midmodern  dream) and his art work

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

sunday morning

Last sunday at the flea market in Duesseldorf.
Lots of sun, beautiful people and great vintage.

Mister Kay is still working but soon he will join our lazy summer life! Our first trip will be to BERLIN, so  I will be grabbing a city guide, my camera and venturing off to scope the flea markets and vintage shops in Berlin.

I have to thank Kristina from mostly  Berlin. She was a great help to find a place to stay.

More new vintage soon


 Nilas (little monster) summer love:

Ponya (not just for kids...) check out the trailer
Ice Ice Baby great for a hot summer day

Saturday, July 9, 2011

magazine giveaway

this week my home is in a dutch magazine which called Flair...
I did buy some extra copies for my family & friends .
One copy I love to giveaway to one of my readers,
 just leave me a comment .
The giveaway is open till  the 16 of July, good lucky

see you

Ps: I love  Flume from Bon Iver

Friday, July 8, 2011


If you are  in Amsterdam this summer check out the Vondelpark. In the weekends they have free concerts & theater. We went for a picnic and enjoyed the band Koffie a couple of weeks ago.

enjoy your summer

pretty little thing

Don't you think this beautiful small vase looks like a praline ('chocolate bonbons')?

and this one like a elegant  fifties beauty?

Got some new vases. Both West Germany pottery. 
There is a Pottery and Glass forum . Great place if you want to know more about ceramic (and especially
West German pottery) and glass.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

city walk

little summer walk in town
  • lots of tourists 
  • good & healthy food at Wagamama
  • love that  filmposter
  • rent a boat
  • lots of  happy people in the park

Wednesday, July 6, 2011




Life is good this week:
  • not getting up before nine  (normally 6:30)
  • reading the newspapers in bed ( normally on the train)
  • having breakfast at home ( normally in town)
  • yoga  in the garden ( normally with my yoga teacher in class)
  • no make up ( normally yes)
  • staying up late ( normally in bed before midnight) 
  • eating chocolate everyday ( normally only in the weekend)
  • reading, reading, reading  ( normally two pages and I fall asleep, lol)
What are you doing this week ???
see you,

Monday, July 4, 2011

if you.....

if you are in Amsterdam this summer...make sure you visit the Museumshop at the Museumplein
They sell beautiful  souveniers & great gifts. Love the knitted dog from Anne-Claire Petit.

-have a look at the Cosby Sweater Project  ( what a great idea)

Happy 4th of July

Saturday, July 2, 2011


  yippee... summer holidays...

but we still have no holiday destination.

We want some days on the beach for the long walks  &  fresh air
And some days in the city for museums & vintage   

- Love the art from Clayton Junior
- and Jim Flora

enjoy  your summer days