Friday, June 29, 2012

Midmodern mobile

Mister Kay found a beautiful book about mobiles by John Lynch a couple of days ago. After spending some time in his workshop he came home with this fantastic midmodern mobile.

He really made my day, looks wonderful in our home.

have a good weekend

Ps: love the work from Daniel Frost

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

later afternoon

Frozen summer treats.
Our new passion
drinking water with
frozen strawberries.
Looks good and very

Finally got my wolf T-shirt from Vila

Got our holiday plans worked out, first Berlin (we really had a great time there last year) and then we are going to the UK. There is so much going on this summer and I do miss my girl friends.

Enjoy the rest of the week


PS: Love Mimi Kirchner

Monday, June 25, 2012


My fav part of Leiden (I pass by here every morning)

Need a Koinoboru for my garden

Vintage kids clothes

Nice summery exposition NAAR ZEE in Haarlem
Love the look and colors

The countdown for the last two weeks before the summer holidays has started. My calender is full with appointments but I still have time to enjoy walking in town.

see you

Saturday, June 23, 2012

record player

Mister Kay came home this afternoon with some new records...

This weekend we stay home to potter around the house. So there is lots of time to listen to Ella and Louis.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend

PS: My blog of the week old brand new

Thursday, June 21, 2012


Summer dinner in the garden without sun, but still nice.
At the moment I'm a bit behind with everything. There is so much to do. Work, house, garden and social life...!

see you

Ps: Love to go to The Secret Garden Party 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


DURF, a wonderful small shop in Haarlem, where you can find my dame-jeanne big bottles! The owner is really nice and she has a lot of  interesting treasures in her shop  .

Will be at the Sunday market again on the 1st of July. It was so much fun last time.

see you

Monday, June 18, 2012


A lot of people have been asking me if it is a lot of work to maintain my garden. In early spring there is quite some work to do but all summer is easy going. We just have to water the plants and do some cutting and weeding.

At spring time I swap a lot of seeds and plants. It's really fun, cheap and you meet nice people (like plant nerds).

I enjoy reading garden books and magazines.

Also last year I started a little garden project . I wanted lots of blue plants in the garden, so I went to the garden center once a month and bought blue flowering plants... so now I have different blue flowers in the garden every month, which is really fun.

enjoy your week

PS: I''m really looking forward to see  Moonrise Kingdom this week.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

summer garden

Here are some photos from my garden.

We just need a bit more sun so we can have breakfast  and dinner in the garden. Three more weeks before the summer holidays start here.

enjoy the rest of the weekend

PS: How will you spend your summer vacation? Where will you go?

My blog of the week Sitruuna

The heart candle holder you can get at Verrassend Goed in Haarlem

Friday, June 15, 2012

Human Empire

When I saw the Hamburg poster at  Stephanie's blog  last week,
I really wanted it. She got her poster from  the Human Empire shop.
Did change my mind when I saw the Helsinki poster which is designed by Blanca Gomez.
That one will  make a nice gift for Mister Kay.

Wishing you all a good weekend


PS: the green vintage vase was a mothers day gift from Nila .
- our weekend music Jack Johnson

Thursday, June 14, 2012


There was a nice surprise in the mail this morning. Dawn from LookWhatICanDo send me one of her cute Rabbits. Dawn and I have been Flickr friends for a long time. She is using vintage fabric for her wonderful lovely creatures. There is already a small rabbit family living in our house but I'm sure there is space for one more .
see  you


PS: my friend Liz and I went to see Snow White and the Huntsman. An amazing movie, very much my cup of tea.

Monday, June 11, 2012

vintage stacking breakfast set

These little stacking breakfast sets are made by Interpur from in Korea. I tell you they are not easy to find...

I found the head of my first set ages ago and I swapped some feed with Nina. They are so cute and I will try to collect some more.

Anybody collecting them? (just in case I need to swap)

see you

PS: The Specials- A Message To You Rudy (I love Rocksteady music)

sunny summer sunday

What a busy weekend... full of vintage, flowers, cake, people, sun, music and a trip to the circus.

There was a car boot sale this morning at the British school which is only once a year. This market is always good for finding DVD's, CD's and books.

see you

PS: Selina's wedding (so pretty)

Friday, June 8, 2012

weekend feeling

I started my Friday early in the morning with a spinning class. It's exhausting but I really enjoy it.

In the first photo you see my new collection of Monskeys. These are special designs for the european football competition. They are so cute and I only need five more to complete this set.

The black cat from Goebel has been on my wishing list for a long time, great gift from Miss Merle (thanks my dear).

Just finished our Friday night supper club, our special tread was carrot cake and coffee.

Have a good weekend


PS : need some new books, tell me what are you reading????

Thursday, June 7, 2012

what to do in June

in Amsterdam Saturday 9 of June

Vintage Nation at Brighton England at the 9 of June
Markt van Morgen in Antwerp in Belgium at the 10 of June
Documenta in Kassel from the 9/6 till 16.9

There is so much to do in the next couple of weeks.
Looks like June will be busy.
Have you got any plans???

see you

PS: Once in a lifetime

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

the Mall

We did have fun watching the Jubilee Concert last night. Elton John, Kylie and Madness were my favorite ones. This morning I felt really bad. I wished I could be in London for the concert. Next time I go camping at the Mall... with my girl friends.

Have a good week


PS: I saw Femkus Dioramas at the market on Sunday, love them.

- Brilliant movie Intouchables

Monday, June 4, 2012

hey Amsterdam

Yesterday at the sunday market in Amsterdam. A rainy and cold day but I had a great time. So many wonderful and friendly people came to see me, you really made my day (thanks). Really nice to meet some of my readers and blog friends. I liked it so much that I will be at the market in July again.

Elvis was helping me last night with the boxes. 
I was so tired this morning, guess to much talking at the market.

Have  a good week,

PS: time to watch the Jubilee Concert