Tuesday, October 30, 2012

seaside garden

Janet Maxwell is a painter who lives in Whitstable. Together with her son  she created the most amazing seaside garden.

For me Janet's garden is the best garden I visited this year.
Hope I can visit  her garden again in Spring.

Now I have some new plans for my garden (for next year). Want some more pebbles...

see you

PS: some more info on seaside plants.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Aladdin's Loft

There  is a little shop in Faversham which is called Aladdin's Loft. They have a great  range of vintage and I always find something there. Last time Mister Kay got me a pretty vintage Opal ring... Lucky me.
See you
Started my Monday with a good workout in the Gym. In the moment I sport about 5 days in the week and I totally love it and feel good. Also I made some really nice friends in the Gym, which is a nice bonus.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

my sunday

  • vintage dutch candle stick
  • french tea from my dear friend Isabelle
  • black and white photo from the 60's of the dutch Royal family (Mister Kay got me that one yesterday)
  • handmade tea mug from the lovely Vicky

enjoy the rest of your Sunday

see you

PS:my Sunday song  Killing me softly from the Fudgees

Friday, October 26, 2012

this week

If I had a car I would get some carlashes.

The weather is changing and I'm eating more cookies
Just love the Radio tin from Marks & Spencers

Hi Everybody, hope you are all well.

Yesterday I saw Argo at  the Filmfestival in Leiden. Everybody should see that movie. Really good

We are having a lazy weekend. Perfect after a busy week.

take care,

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Trick or Treat

We are busy getting our home ready for Halloween. Nila and I where delighted when Room Copenhagen offered to send use some Halloween Lego Storage Heads. They are  so cool.

We got a Halloween party coming up on Saturday. I notice that Halloween is getting bigger here in Europe and more shops sell some Halloween candy and decoration.

trick-or-treating (enjoy).


PS: at Martha Stewarts website you can find some great Pumpkin Carving ideas.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Mister Fox

Wish I could say I made the Mister Fox scarf. He was on my wishing list for a long time. So when we saw him in the High street in Whitstable in a little shop, we had to get him. Isn't he cute?

Can't wait to see the new Bond movie Skyfall! Has anybody seen it yet??

see you

PS: cool Bond poster

Sunday, October 21, 2012

end of the season

Our garden looks so pretty in the moment but it is time to bring the garden furniture in and start planting our flower bulbs.

I will tell you more about our trip to the UK. We brought back a few vintage items and I also got my first Christmas gift. (I know, a bit early.)

see you  soon

PS: Got the new CD from The Killers

coffee diary

Turner Gallery in Margate.
We also had a large piece of cake which we shared.
I had a long beach walk every day early in the morning.
Cafe Nero in Canterbury.

Windy Corner our fav local cafe.
Did really well not to order cake everyday. 

 Tea and newspaper moment.
We are back  and we still have a day
before we have to get back in to daily life.
Lots of good coffee moments we had the last couple of days.
Lots of talking and some great new plans.
Guess the sea makes us creative.
Hope you are well ?!
Did you miss me??
see you soon

Saturday, October 13, 2012

little break

Our autumn holidays started today so we are off to the UK. It's a great time to go for long beach walks, trying to find some toffee apples, reading and family fun.

Sure there will be time for a little bit of vintage hunting. The Vintage Home Show is on this Sunday in London. Always wanted to go there.

Just need a little break. See you very soon.

Take care,

PS: Love the new mugs from Iittala Sarjaton

Friday, October 12, 2012

Oh Marie

Oh Marie is a Dutch/English online magazine full of vintage and styling.

They started the travelling vintage item, a small thrifted item passing from one blogger to the next blogging about it. I got the item from Ingrid last Sunday at the market and my idea is to send it in the morning to the lovely Inge from By INCK.

It is a little vintage tile with a dutch girl waving to a ship. I really like it. A bit kitsch but still very nice, it does look good in my home.

see you

PS: Nila really loves Jammin by Bob Marley, she is really in to Reggae.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Artist open house trail

For the next three weekends is the Artists Open  House Trail in Whitstable. This year they have 53 open houses. Great time to have a trip to Whistable. You see some amazing art and some beautiful houses. If the weather permits you can end the day with a drink on the beach.

See you there,

PS: my song of the week  ''One of these mornings" by Moby

Monday, October 8, 2012

Sunday Market

Yesterday at the Sunday Market in Amsterdam.

Great weather, wonderful friendly people
and amazing customers. Really enjoyed the market.

My bestseller vintage Polaroid cameras.
But then they are really cool to have.

I had a great fellow selller,
she makes unique jewelry Petra de Lange.

Hope your new week is going well. We are getting ready to go to the UK (more about it soon).

see you

- on my book list Mollie Makes Christmas (looks really good)
- our movie last night Chronicle
- Elvis wants a Kattenpandje . Schurk got one.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Mister Kay

Mister Kay had a lucky day going vintage hunting alone. He came home with:
  • Plia folding chair designed for Castelli, Italy in 1967
  • Flamingo bowl from Stavangerflint
  • Koyo Transistor radio made in Japan
  • Teak Wood Tray Made in Sweden
  • 50's world globe
  • Two Villeroy & Boch teapots

... and a pastel blue bowl which is not on the photos.
For me the Plia is the best find of the day.

Happy Hunting,

Ps: my feel good movie Tangled (Rapunzel)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

bright and blue

Blue... or should I go green for the winter????

 Six pages of Norwegian mid-century tableware
in the October issue of Homes &Antiques

 Looks like a good place for the long winter nights!

Enjoy your weekend
Come to see me at the Sunday market and say hi.


Having a little break... need to recover from a trip to the dentist.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

rooftop cafes

I have  a new passion:  rooftop cafes.
This one is in Leiden at the V&D.
Nice Escape from  the very busy city life 
and a great place to have lunch.
My friend just told me about
a rooftop cafe in Amsterdam.
Tell you more about it soon.

see you,

PS: I love the work from Kaffe Fassett

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

hey Tuesday

The first issue is so good. 
The simple things  is my new fav magazine.

Flowers from the garden

Mister Kay wanted a retro plant

new mobiles

Pancake everyday... that sounds good .

Having a nice and lazy Tuesday...

see you

PS: song of the day  - I know you care by Ellie Goulding

Monday, October 1, 2012

forest creatures

Yesterday we made some cute forest creatures.
We got the idea from Couch magazine.
I tell you we had lot's of fun.
see you
PS: we love Jamie´s fluffy American-style pancakes.