Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Laura Ashley

I was lucky to find a green Laura Ashley patchwork quilt.
That made my day.
Laura Ashley clothes and house ware from the 60s & 70s are
  really collected and there are some beautiful pieces around, so look out for them.
see you,

PS: this weekend vintage Festival in Cologne

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

heavenly coffee

Heavenly coffee... always good to have a coffee break with friends. I can tell  you
my friend has a beautiful home.

Here are some of my favorites of the week
see you,

Monday, July 29, 2013

James from Little Greene

Last weekend I painted my living room cupboard.
I used the color James from Little Greene.
Most of the work was emptying the cupboard and sorting out what to put back in, lol.
Nearly finished so I hope I can go back to the beach soon.
see you,
PS: Really like Sarah Moore's book Vintage home.

Friday, July 26, 2013


We are dreaming of an endless summer.
Enjoy your weekend .

PS:  a rare and wet photo form my little monster

Our song of the week Thrift Shop by Macklemore& Ryan Lewis

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Paddle boarding

Good morning,
Ready to go to the beach 
jeans dress ( could not find a vintage one)
large sun glasses
a  wide brimmed hat
vintage beach chair and cool box.
see you
PS: really want to try Paddle boarding 
nice excuse to look for a vintage surfboard.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Sweat peas from my garden.
Tin from France
  Only 35 minutes from our house the beach.
Great place for food and coffee.

see you,

PS: love this blog My Mobil Home

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Our first heatwave in years. This time I try to enjoy it  and not start moaning about the heat,lol

Make sure you drink plenty of water.
We also like a good  cappuccino .
Nila goes  for green  lemonade ( not my cup of tea)
Stay cool

we are watching Silent Witness
we  are hoping for dinner on the beach tonight
reading  Lars Kepler The Hypnotist

Monday, July 22, 2013


First day of our long summer  break.
Summer smoothies and watermelons are on the menu today.
Reading  an entire novel in two days,lol     

see you


PS:  our movie last night Beautiful Creatures

Sunday, July 21, 2013


on the way to the beach

stay cool and remember to apply  sunscreen, wear a hat
and sunglasses

see you
Kay and family

PS; I love Byron Bay  oil, smells like sun & beach.What's your favorite  sun lotion??

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Rex chair

The Rex chair from the Slovenian designer Niko Kralj. Designed in 1952, it is the must-have chair for this summer. It's a garden chair but I just realised how pretty the Rex looks in our living room.
We just started our six weeks summer break.
Great time to try some new healthy living ideas.
PS: Holidays by Madonna

Friday, July 19, 2013

summer in the city

Sun-city-summer... just enjoying a nice summer day in town.
Hope your week is going well.

see you,

PS: really in to  coffee table books,
on my wishing list Percy Irausquin

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Sofia Loren

I was lucky to find a second copy of
'Koken con amore' by Sofia Loren.
It came out in 1969 and is very much a collectors item.
It's also a very nice cookbook filled with some really good
recipes... so look out for it.
see you,
PS: Nila's summer hit Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Dix Blue

I have a thing for blue in the moment.
So a couple of weeks ago I bought a big can of 
for  our living room. My idea is to start decorating next weekend.

see you,

PS: nice blog from Finland Bambula

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Kitty, Daisy and Lewis

I loved every minute of the concert of Kitty, Daisy and Lewis tonight. They are so talented musicians. Amazing how they switch and swap instruments. Their patents played in the band with them, really cool. Enjoyed a wonderful night of rocking and rolling. If you get a change to see them, definitely a must see.

see you,

PS: Going up the country

Thursday, July 11, 2013


Gartine is hidden down in one of the many side streets in Amsterdam. It's a tiny and really pretty restaurant.

The food is amazingly good and the owners are very sweet. My fav is the breakfast menu. Don't forget to make a reservation!

see you,

PS: It was my fist time in the Amsterdam Museum and I was really impressed, fantastic Museum to visit.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Acapulco Rocker


On our to-do list for a long time, our vintage Acapulco Rocker. We had some problems to find the material to redo the chair... Finally Mister Kay started last night and I hope it will be finished later today... yeah.

see you,

PS: Amsterdam Now

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Strawberry Hill

Tuesday afternoon in July
Second week of summer sun
Strawberry Hill juice ( trying to cheer up the sick kid)
Peppermint leafs
Rose flavored Turkish Delight ( need to get some more)
Grey striped paper straws
Vintage OXO bottle
Ice Cream cup ,from the car boot sale in Canterbury

A fine little day


PS: Summer in the City by Joe Cocker

Monday, July 8, 2013

paper lanterns

Monday morning a day full of...
Sun,watermelons, summer flu, Reggae,coffee,cats,
paper lanterns, friends .
Wishing you a good week

Sunday, July 7, 2013


from the flea market

reading corner

looking good

Fifty and her basket

Enjoying the sun?
Only two more weeks and we finally got summer holidays .

see you

Friday, July 5, 2013

The New Yorker

The New Yorker is known for its iconic covers. Every week they have a different illustrator doing the cover. They look great framed. I need some more wall space.

Love to know what magazine do you read?

The weather will be good this weekend,
not sure what we will do.


PS: dreaming about holidays... some cool city posters from Human Empire.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

These Boots are made for walking

My old boss in London used to wear vintage fake snakeskin boots. So when I saw this pair of red ankle boots. I  had get to get them, they look a bit vintage.

These boots are made for walking.

That was my summer treat ....tell me what is on your wishing list in the moment??

see you,

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

feel good

If the weather permits
we spend most of the time outside in the moment.
Our terrace is part of our living room.
And after 6 o'clock
it  turns to a cozy dinning area.
On colder evenings we sit there
with our sweaters and blankets.
sweet summer time... Makes you feel good. 
see you,
PS: the cutest print I have seen for a long time Het Raafje by Gwen Stok