Friday, September 30, 2011

dutch Etsy

You all know i love Etsy.
So I makes me happy to see that Etsy finally getting
popular in the Netherlands.
Today I had a look at the Etsy pop up store in Leiden.
 It was great to meet

On the second photo you see the wonderful paper lampshades
They look fantastic (on my wish list).


Thursday, September 29, 2011

midmodern clock

On Tuesday I was lucky to find this midmodern clock in a small shop in Leiden. Mister Kay found another 50's Hala lamp... so we had a good day.

Just finished watching Grey's Anatomy, so what should I watch next? Tell me whats your  fav TV Series. Guess I should have a look at Just about every TV Show.

see you soon

Ps: you can still join my giveaway

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Kunstroute (Art Trail) Leiden

Our last weekend was really fun. Saturday we spent all day at the municipal museum in Den Haag. On Sunday we went to the Kunstroute (Art Trail) in Leiden.

We have met lots of friendly artists & seen some wonderful  art (guess I should buy a bigger house with lots of white walls). Sure we will go there again next year.

In a couple of weeks we will visit the open house trail in Whistable, Kent. So maybe I'll see you there.


Monday, September 26, 2011

pastel love

Here are some photos from Cafe Voltaire in DenBosch. This is the place where my love & collection of pastel dinnerware started. (I wonder why??) The owner Ria has a huge collection of pastel plates & cups.

It´s also a great place for lunch & coffee.

see you

ps:  Lorraine Pascale is back on BBC2 tonight
Autumn weather makes me read cookbooks.  Mister Kay and I also enjoy cooking together.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

at the museum

We had a great day at the Gemeente Museum in Den Haag today. It was the opening of the Mondriaan & de Stijl exhibition. I love that museum, the staff there are so friendly and today there where so many pretty people. They also have a great museum shop.

As you can see in the first photo Mister Kay was also having a good time. After a couple of hours at the museum, we went for a little beach walk in Scheveningen. What a beautiful day.

enjoy the rest of the weekend


ps: cute blog  dicky bird

Thursday, September 22, 2011

vintage room

There is a wonderful  lady  in Den Bosch, who loves tapestry.
I really love her style, so simple and chic (casual boho chic)
You can buy the tapestry kits in her daughters shop Vintage Room.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


I always enjoy shops with a good range of  postcards.
My idea was to buy a stack of cards to keep at home, for emergency situations.
Guess it would be also cool to have a  present drawer (one day).

- I love Rie Elise Larsen
- and my fav blog of the week is Lola Nova - whatever Lola wants

have a good week

Sunday, September 18, 2011


After 3 years of hard work, finally on Monday the 19th of September the new book Operation Alphabet of
my friend Luc aka the Ilustrista will go on sale in the UK. I just ordered my copy.

well done Luc, it looks amazing!

Photo: Mister kay and I planning a second trip to Brussels to visit the rest of the cartoon murals.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Hello Kitty & giveaway

Last weekend the SieboldHuis in Leiden started their Hello Kitty exhibition. Very colorful and cute. I really liked the vintage Hello Kitty clothes. You have to enlarge the third picture to see the Hello Kitty figures in the pattern of that great suit. It's on till the 20th of November.

At the Museum shop you can buy some special editon Hello Kitty goodies... so I got one Hello Kitty mug (see last photo) for one of my readers. Just leave me a comment before the 30th of September.

enjoy your weekend

Ps: this is why I love flickr

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Nila got  a new pillow for her room,
Cat Girl ( is one of the seven members of the Lavender Club. She's a little shy and sometimes hides behind her hair.) from Anke Weckmann. It was not easy to decide which pillow we wanted..
we also love Martha

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

this week

this week
- Little monster aka Nila  got her first autumn  flu,
poor little monster
- and I just broke my  beloved camera, I feel so miserable without my camera

Hope the rest of the week  will be better...


ps;     the Chordettes  with Lollipop

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

dinner plates

Mister Kay's fav dinner plate is made by Egersund -Norway.
It's a shame that we don't have any more information on the plate,
 but I guess is from the 50's.

My fav plate is from the Picknick range  by Rorstrand - Sweden.
It was designed by Marianne Westmann in  the 50's.

In Berlin we bought some Picknick fabric from Scandinavian Objects. Maybe I should ask my friend Zoe to make me some Picknick pillows when I'm in the UK in October.

My sunday morning read: Schorlemaedchen.


Monday, September 12, 2011

studio pottery

I started a small collection of vintage studio pottery. Still have to learn a lot about pottery. There are so many
different interesting small pottery studios
As you can see I'm bringing back the color blue to my home.

My highlights of the last week:
- we had a great  indonesian rice table, which we got  from a small restaurant in Leiden.
- a yummy cookie parcel from Isabelle.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

11 of september 2001

11 of  September 2001- this is a day I will always remember
seems like yesterday... I remember it so vividly
wonderful speach Mister Clinton

Saturday, September 10, 2011

dutch flea market

This morning  we went to a dutch chuch flea market.
 I was looking for some frames and Mister Kay was delighted to find another Lynch for his collection.

- I love Frankie Cocozza (what a cutie)  X factor audition

enjoy the rest of the weekend

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

september issue


Yesterday we had our first taste of autumn, our first storm.
I love to be at home on rainy days,
should get some more candles.
My friend Mette sent me some beautiful green wool.
wool, rain, candles, mags... cozy!
enjoy your week

Sunday, September 4, 2011

first september weekend

Wat a glorious day we had yesterday. Most of the day we spent outside.

We started with a trip to a small local flea market. I found some nice tins. The rest of  the day we spent in the garden. We also had dinner in the garden. I missed our meals outside this year.

At the second photo you see my fav plant  Chocolate Mint. It smells just like After Eight.

Inaluxe and Helen Dardik designed some great paper lanters for BlueQ. They are so cool, I want one!

Friday, September 2, 2011


A couple of weeks ago in Brussels I met two sisters from Madrid in front of a second hand clothing shop. They where great fun and, as you can see in the pictures, very proud  of their vintage finds. You know the quote "strangers are friends you have yet to meet". Lets  hope  I'll meet them again one day.

- Any plans for the weekend?

enjoy your weekend

PS:  Did I tell you that I love Wildwood?