Friday, March 30, 2012



Mister Kay built our bedroom cupboard years ago. I was also lucky to find a secondhand Louis ghost chair by Philippe Starck.

In my opinion a bedroom should be empty, no clutter!

enjoy your weekend

- got one of Karen's famous birds for our bedroom wall a couple of weeks ago.
- love Charlotte's Lovely Food Blog.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Hicks blue

I can't stop myself starting new paint projects .This time I got Hicks blue, really in to
blue at the moment. David Hicks did used this blue in the restaurant at the top of the London Telecom Tower in 1962. Thanks to Veerle from de mooiste muren helping me with picking the color.

see you

P.S amazing blog  cocon etc

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Ikea and vintage

cool  Love ''malin ruta" cushion

fifties style cushion  ''Barbro Ruta''

We had a trip to Ikea last Friday. As you can see Ikea and vintage go well together. I also bought myself a couple of vanilla candles and some fabric. The pretty red dress is from the car boot sale.

Are you enjoying the sun? The weather has been amazing the last couple of days. Hope to find some time to have a trip to the beach again this week. It is so close and gives me a lot of positive energy.


PS: anybody watching Homeland ?

Monday, March 26, 2012

car boot sale

some pink party dresses

cute little Nordmende Mambino radio

fifties wall plate, love the touch of yellow

yellow tin

The bridge was closed here on the weekend, so we had to take a little ferry to get to the car boot sale. I tell you that was special. It was a good market day, love the new radio and the little wall plate is so cute...also I found some small pastel plates and more tins.

see you

Off to the cinema tonight  The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Friday, March 23, 2012

happy spring

with  some warmer days and lighter evenings on  the way

love the color of my ginger pots

recycling some of my baking  forms

Started the weekend with a long and early beach walk this morning.

Wishing you all  good weekend


- I love Tim Burton , so looking forward to seeing  Dark Shadow
- our weekend music Michael Kiwanuka

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Avon angel soap

Saw this cute Avon angel soaps in a antique shop in Faversham. I didn't buy them but I liked them a lot. By now some of the vintage Avon goodies are highly collected. Have a look here.

Busy at the moment with spring cleaning, decluttering, getting rid off stuff and reorganising. Here are some nice decluttering tips. Just in time for the first big car boot sale of the year on Saturday. Need to make some space for some new vintage.

see you

full of ideas Mamma Tamo

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

mccully & crane

If you are looking for something special for your home or for some movie props mccully & crane  in Rye is the perfect place. They really got some amazing prints, lamps and maps. The owners are really friendly.

Next time when you are in Rye you should pop in.

see you

P.S .
Anybody going to the Olympic games this summer ??

- nice blog  Clever Nettle

Monday, March 19, 2012

His & Hers

 At the small  flea market on Saturday Mister Kay got himself a little portable slide projector made in the USSR. 

  I was lucky to find some wonderful tins...

...some DVD's and a Paris print.

Next weekend the car boot season is starting here. 
So there is lots more new vintage to come in the next couple of months.

see you

P.S : Crumbs (nice food blog) recipes to feed your family.

Friday, March 16, 2012


Homemade Lemon Curd. I always remember Eileen baking bread and making the best Lemon Curd ever (great on toast or scones).

Pretty white moth. I should go back to that shop next week and ask if it is for sale.

 Nila's  pastel Easter deco.

Hello Mister Kay, Happy Birthday to you.
not sure what we will do this weekend, lets see what Mister Kay wants to do...

wishing you a wonderful weekend

- I love Grazia magazine
- Did I tell you my fav newsreader was Moria Stuart (amazing lady)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

we love blue

Just got back from a nice day in Amsterdam. Yesterday I was in the blue mood, busy changing our home again. I notice sport makes me creative, I get my best ideas in the GYM at the moment.

Any plans for the easter days? Do you put any easter decoration up?
As you can see I got some Magnolia branches and some funny pink glas bunnies for Nila.

see you

PS : our home at Home EC looks really nice

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Walking into Hunkydory- 24 in Margate I felt like I had just landed into a world of vintage. Definitely a place worth checking out. They have a huge selection of vintage prints (you know the ones Mister Kay loves). If you are looking for smaller furniture, they have some nice stuff.

On my wishing list now the Burmese Pearl by Gerald Kelly (second photo)

see you

P.S : 499 followers ( thank you that means a lot to me)! I wonder who is going to be the next one...

Monday, March 12, 2012

a little bit of sunshine

Thank you to dear  Fliss for the sunshine award. When receiving the award you are asked to answer
some sunshine questions and then pass the award to five people who deserve some rays of sunshine too.

the questions and my answers:

favourite colour:   all shades of green in the moment
favourite animal:   Gorilla
favourite non-alcoholic drink:   coffee!!!( with Mister Kay)
facebook or twitter: facebook....I" not a  twitter person
getting or giving presents:  giving
favourite flower:  I love dark blue flowers
favourite pattern:  dots
passion:   vintage ,books ,movies, cities and sports
favourite number:  4
I pass this adward on to
Have a good week

Sunday, March 11, 2012

one year ago

March 11th  marks the one year anniversary of the tragic tsunami and earthquake that hit Japan.
It's hard to believe a year has passed already.Time flies.
Thinking about Japan  today.


PS:  a big Hello to my strong friends  Sonofu, Kumiko and their family & friends.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

house bear

This weekend we will  create a bear (we all need a house bear). Hope is not a problem that I don't have a sewing maschine. The bear set is from Xiang Zeng. You can get them at Franks.

Some of my work in a dutch magazine. Lots more to come in the next couple of months.

I'm always cold at the moment, so there is no way that I will work in the garden this week... that means paper work & lots of coffee.


PS: I love the Liberty films

Friday, March 9, 2012

The Queen

Just in time for the Queens Diamond Jubilee, I dusted my Royal tin collection. I love tins, there are so many different ones. The tins from the 50s are my favorite ones.

Have a look at beet cake on Vimeo, makes me feel like baking!

I lived in Italy in the late 80s to early 90s. So I love the Italian golden oldies. L'anno che vera  is my fav Lucio Dalla song. Sorry to hear that he passed .

Nearly weekend
see you

P.S. our movie tonight Drive

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

window shopping

I really like Orla Kiely.
On my spring wishing list are some of her

I did get some of the paper birds from Franks.

That blue & yellow cushion looked so nice, I wish I checked the price.

How is your week going?
We are doing well. Nila is back at school and I'm back at the Gym.
Started to read Sister by Rosamund Lupton

Anybody going to the Vintage Home Show at the 18th of March, Chiswick Town Hall in London??
I know my friend Shelly is going. Guess I want to go also, should talk to Mister Kay.

see you

P.S blog of the week found and sewn

Monday, March 5, 2012

Lion Street Store

Sarah's wonderful Lion Street Store  in Rye makes my heart beat faster. There you find an amazing range of prints, sweets, cushions and lots more. If the shop would be a bit closer to my home guess I would visit it once a week. Definitely one of the best new store I have seen in the last couple of months, well done Sarah!

see you

PS: Forgot to tell you that Sarah has been my flickr friend for a long time. Also she is selling the work from Sarah Young  and Rob Ryan.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

tea cosy


Mister Kay is working in the garden.
Nila got the flu.
The cats are sleeping.
I'm pottering around the house doing this and that.
How do you spend your Sunday?

Got the blue & white tea cosy in a charity shop.

Did I tell you Zoe and I met up with Vicky and her cute little girl Betty? Next time I have to get some
of Vickys tea bowls. Sure I will see them again soon.

see you

Saturday, March 3, 2012

weekend feeling

my cats know the meaning of the ultimate weekend feeling

Finally I got my copy of the wonderful Lionheart magazine

enjoy your weekend

Thursday, March 1, 2012

when woman

1950 - when woman dressed to impress.

That sounds wonderful. Guess I should try that. I'm not sure how that would work in daily life but I could try it. Do you wear dresses?

There it was again my Poppy dream dress... When my friend is getting married later this year I could wear the seaside dress in blue??

By the way: both pretty ladies work in the Whiting Post in Whitstable.

see you

I love The Snow Child from Eowyn Ivey