Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The one with the newly discovered streetart

Two sundays ago I went for lunch with my mom at the old soup factory. On our walk there we discovered new street art, what a treat! I was happy as a bird with a french fry, with these colourful pieces. It was a bit of a grey and cold day, and I was pretty pleased with how these photos turned out. Hope they bring some sunshine to your day. 





As a bonus, we also spotted this car. I instagrammed the photo (#asundaycarpic, my favourite hashtags, where loads of people from all around the world post pictures of pretty cars), with the question what kind of car it might have been. According to Mary, it's an Opel Caravan. According to in.wien.mit.wien it's a Peugeot 404 Familiale. They both think it's from the sixties. Nowadays cars are definitely more comfortable, but I prefer the look of oldies like this one!



Thursday, November 30, 2017

The one with Etsy finds

Because of the upcoming holiday season, I've been spending more time on Etsy than usual, in search of unique items that aren't available on every street corner. Buying from small shops (although I am guilty of buying from department shops occasionally) is something I love. Searching for that something special, supporting a dream, people who cook up unique items. Instead of buying things that are made by big corporations. How I spend my money is a choice. And I like to choose to spend it in a way, where I think I make the world a bit of a nicer place. Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Do you shop from websites like Etsy? Or local shops? Maybe I'll snatch up that little dove pendant for myself....


Sign holders (although I would use them for postcards or photos)




Gilmore Girls colouring book

Monday, November 27, 2017

The one with the shameless self-promotion

Happy monday everyone! It's a cold, grey rainy day over here. So I am sitting at my desk together with a big glass of camomille tea and some chocolate to get me through the day.....

In case you were planning on doing some Christmas shopping over at my Etsy shop, please make sure to place your order before the 5th of December. When ordered before this date, you are sure to receive your Christmas prezzies in time for the holidays!


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The one with the doors of Den Bosch

If you're familiar with my blog, you may know I have a thing for doors. Back in september I visited Den Bosch with my mom. On our walk across town, we spotted some pretty ones, that I thought deserve a post of their own. Making this post, makes me think I really should get into blogging again, because it brings me lots of joy, and I like re-reading old ones and seeing what I've been up to. Like a sort of online journal. I've made this resolution before, but this time I may succeed in doing so. How are you, how's life in your corner of the world? What have you been up to?








Friday, September 22, 2017

The one with some music


Ray LaMontagne - Part two - in my own way

Leo Stannard - Please don't

P!nk - Stay with me

James Blake - Waves know shores

Michael Kiwanuka - Cold little heart

The last one is the opening theme for Big Little Lies. After making a reservation for this series' DVD box at our local library, i finally gotten my hands on it last saturday. I've bingewatched it last week, and loved everything about it. The leading ladies were perfectly cast (why isn't Reese Witherspoon getting any older, what's her secret?), it's something different from any other show that's on right now. I don't do any review posts, but this is definitely a show I can recommend. Have you watched the show? Any music you've digging right now? Love to hear from you!


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The one in Den Bosch

A couple of weeks ago mum and me went to Den Bosch, there is another post about this city, which you can find here. This time we visited the Stedelijk museum and the Noord Brabants museum.


One of the temporary exhibitions was about the eighties. On display was the dress worn by our former Queen Beatrix when she was crowned in 1980. I am digging the Queen Beatrix wallpaper adorning the walls!

 Happy as a bird with a French fry when I spotted some vintage cars



The other exhibition showed work from Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota. This installation was made from about 2,000 balls of wool, held together by approximately 10,000 staples. If you're interested, and would like to know more, you may want to check out this short video.

Staircase inside the Stedelijk Museum


Seen on our way back to the train station

 

Some pretty doors were spotted along the way too, but I'll show those in a separate post. I think they deserve a post of their own :-) Have you visited any museums lately?

Monday, June 26, 2017

The one with some likeable links


Elle Fanning´s fan fantasy

Thirty years of Graffiti (my hometown, on Bored Panda!)

Soviet bus stops

Churlie Puth turns Bon Appetit in this charming song

Some conversation starters that may come in handy

No bake strawberry tart

This bee brooch

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The one with the things I liked about may

June is already a week old, but I wanted to share some pictures of things I liked in may.

Walking to a friday dinner

Having pancakes for dinner at my favourite pancake-place. I love that one of the walls is covered with old baking tins. 

Enjoying a sunday stroll
 
Even though summer has yet to begin, we already went Christmas shopping for items for our brick and mortar store 

A surprise guest in our shop 

Seen on a saturday 

Although it's windy, rainy and cold, we had some nice warm days! 

Seen on an afterwork walk 

Been to the ballet with my mom, and we saw this on our way back


Friday, May 26, 2017

The one with links to like


source

How to be kind among unkind people 

Since a while, I try to watch a TEDx Talk video daily, this is one of my favourites

Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal answer the Web's most searched questions

If it's good enough for Oprah..... 

Love, love, love this quote 

These floral leggings 

This corgi is the new Waldo 


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The one with some Etsy finds for the home

Since Etsy hasn't brought Treasuries back (yet)(but with the new CEO I am hoping they will be bringing the 'old' Etsy back), I am sharing some of my favourite finds here today. I am especially smitten with that dream of a mirror! Just to be clear, this post is just for fun, it's not in any way sponsored by Etsy, or the featured sellers. 



 




Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The one with a visit to Museum Kurhaus

On april 27th we celebrate King's Day in the Netherlands. It's a national holiday, where we celebrate King Willem-Alexander's birthday. Traditionally the festivities involve music, flea markets, red-white-and-blue flags adorn houses and we eat orange coloured 'tompoucen', typically Dutch pastry that's pink coloured normally, and it's impossible to eat them in a chic way! The King himself celebrates by visiting a different city each year.


Me and my mum fled the country and hustle and bustle of the city. We wanted to visit Museum Kurhaus in Kleve for quite some time and we thought it might be a perfect day to do some art-watching. Kleve is just across the border in Germany, and only half an hour away by car. Does it sound familiar? Whenever you are on a holiday, you do all sorts of stuff and visit special places, but the things that are closer to home go onto the one-day-I'll-do-that-list? And my apologies for the picture heavy-ness of this post!


The museum is housed in a former spa, isn't it gorgeous?






We had a lunch break, with waffles, warm cherries and cream, big Yum!



I love that there's a printing press in the background of this photo!  


 



After visiting the museum, we had a stroll through the park.


 



The museum is definitely something I would recommend. There something for everyone, photography, paintings, sculptures, textiles. I really liked the variety. Also, if you like architecture, the building by itself is worth the visit. More info on the museum can be found on their website (only in German and Dutch).

A little blast from the past, more Kings Day posts over here, here, and here

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