Sunday, June 30, 2013

Hear Hear

Rena's shop Hear Hear is one of the cutes shops I know in the heart of Amsterdam at the Spui area. It's tiny but full of carefully selected gifts. Got my Boskke Sky Planter from there. Next time you are in town have a look at this little gem of a shop.

see you,

PS: off to the beach for the rest of the day.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

a touch of green


Time for a lazy Saturday... need to catch up with some paper work. That means lot´s of coffee. Also there is finally time to listen to some of our new records. A little bit of heaven at home.

enjoy your weekend,

PS: Glastonbury Festival on TV tonight

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Bowie by Duffy

Hey Hey,
If you have nothing to do this weekend you should consider visiting the Bowie by Duffy exhibition in Amsterdam. I had a great time there as you can see.

Enjoy your weekend whatever your plans are,


PS: Love to get my hands on a copy of the Vintage Caravan Magazine, looks so cool.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

summer gifts

Mörkt from Ikea is my fav summer gift this year. I needed to stock up on some summer gifts for the teachers at our school. Just love the color. They also got it in a nice vintage green but that one is always sold out. 
see you,
PS: this &that
- just got myself tickets to see Kitty Daisy and Lewis
- drinking lots of Gorgeous Grey from Pukka

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Brought some paint for our home from my last trip to the UK.
I have an endless list of thinks I want to paint this summer.
Here is a little taste. Mister Kay painted the stool for me
on the weekend ... I really like it .
First I wanted the stool for the garden but now I keep
it in the hall.

More to come.

see you,

PS:  I love the Danish design company Lucie Kaas


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Hippie Summer

This summer we love things in our hair

Thinking of moving in to the Greenhouse.
It's nice and warm there.
The cats started to live there already.

Really in to scented pelargoniums.
My collecting is growing.
We had a good weekend. One of my highlights was a dinner on Friday night in Marits huiskamerrestaurant with some friends .The food was amazing and the company was wonderful. A perfect summer evening.

see you,

PS: reading The Seamstress by Maria Duenas
and watching the White Queen on BBC1

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Foekje Fleur


A couple of weeks ago I specially went to Den Haag to finally meet Foekje Fleur. I have been collecting her fantastic porcelain bottles for nearly a year now. Her work is so easy to mix with our vintage style. Foekje just had her new collection of handmade dinnerware out.

enjoy your weekend,

PS: I love Hello Marine

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Proud Otter

The Proud Otter is a wonderful small Cafe at de Pijp, a district in central Amsterdam. They have amazing organic food and good coffee.

The cafe is located at the Gerard Doustraat, a buzzing street with lots of cool shops very close to the Alber Cuyp Street Market.

see you there,

PS: I love Eva's Badespass
and the cool bag (see last photo).
I wonder where you can buy that one.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

I'm here

Got back  home today with bags full of pineapple and watermelons. Most of the evenings we are in the garden till 11 o'clock. At the last flea market we found some
vintage garden fairy light for a pound,that looks so pretty  at night time.

see you soon and make sure you stay cool,

PS: Five more weeks to go before our summer holidays starts, so if you have some reading ideas for the  holidays... love to hear them.

This is your kingdom, nice place to be.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Sunday delight

A new print for Mister Kay's collection

Powder Blue is my fav color in the moment. I'm delighted with my new little vintage tea light. I think is quite a old one.

Our weekend went so fast again and there is still so much
to do. How did you spend your weekend?

see you,

PS: Still trying to work out where we are going on holiday this summer. Copenhagen and Norfolk are very high on my wishing list.

Friday, June 14, 2013

House of Dots part 2

I had a great morning today. Visited Marielle and Hester from House of Dots  at their fabulous showroom.
So many pretty dresses. Definitely not easy to make a choice. I think I made up my mind and will go for a blue one.
see you,
PS: I love Wanda's work 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wilder Mann - Charles Freger

Last Saturday I made it just in time to see the weird and wonderful exhibition 
Wilder Mann by Charles Freger at the Fomu in Antwerp.
I really enjoyed it.Wish I had a change to get the book but it was sold out in the Museum. Not sure where this exhibition will go next but if you can go to see it, do it.

Enjoy your week,

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Wild And Unique Warehouse. That are the right words to describe the shop WAUW in Den Haag, run by two lovely sisters.
Its very easy for me to spend lots of money there. I really want one of there cool  terrariums.
see you soon,
PS: really in to swapping plants in the moment.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

flea market news

This morning at the flea market in Dusseldorf. We haven't been there for a couple of months.
Our day was good. I got a new letter and Merle found herself a nice basket .Together we got some old fashioned plant holders for the garden. I remember seeing them in Berlin last year at cafes. Mister Kay got himself some records.
A little bonus was that we finally had a change to meet the lovely Stephanie and her boyfriend
A fine little day, 

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Antwerp... we love you

Viar, wonderful shop in the Kloosterstraat

 Take 5 minutes in Paris, cool name for a lunch place
lots of small vintage shops in town

 and great book shops
We had a perfect summer day.
Just walking in town and ending the day with a nice dinner.
enjoy your weekend,