Thursday, May 19, 2022

handpainted harlequin stool

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I painted a vintage wooden stool (see bottom photo) with harlequin pattern in Moroccan colors.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

in the countryside

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Wednesday 18th of May.

On this sunny morning we went with Liam to De Zuileshoeve, a rural and magical place outside town, recently created by our friends Hans & Lia Hilkmann.

Hidden among the greenery of De Biesbosch National Park, a unique tidal river delta. Land of willow forests, islands and creeks. A dynamic and adventurous natural and recreational area.

We had coffee, chocolate cake, some drinks and a bottle of milk on the terrace and we were lucky to meet the shepherd that came over with his flock so they could graze in the orchard. So there I stood with Liam-Novi on my arm in the middle of all the sheep and it almost felt like I was in the countryside somewhere in Morocco.

Restaurant and B&B de Zuileshoeve is located on the waterfront in an old barn that has been restored and transformed into a bed & breakfast with four rooms with a view. It's is all about peace, nature and hospitality and a perfect stopover during a walk or bike ride through the area. You can enjoy a drink or lunch on the terrace or in the restaurant.

If you're ever happen to be in the area of Dordrecht, it's a must and I can assure you it feels like instant vacation.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

woodwoolstool saturday shop

woodwoolstool saturday shop

woodwoolstool saturday shop

red wire kitchen rack 15,- [SOLD]
white & blue flower plate 4,-
white & red flower plate 4,-
moroccan plate 4,-
enamel pitcher with flowers 15,-
vintage cobalt blue button card 3,- [SOLD]
oval enamel dish 5,- [SOLD]
fabric eiffel tower red 5,-
fabric eiffel tower blue 5,- [SOLD]
vintage metal letter E 7,-
vintage metal letter A 7,- [SOLD]
vintage wooden stool 25,-
brocante dotted enamel pitcher 10,-
blue lampshade with pink dots on milk glass lamp base 45,- [SOLD]

Interested? Send a DM @woodwoolstool or email to info@woodwoolstool.com

PS: On Saturday the 4th of June you can visit my Saturday Shop at the Pinksterfair - Linges Landje - Spijk NL from 11.00 – 17.00h.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

stedelijk museum breda - because of vincent

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Breda - Tuesday 10th of May

Van Gogh is alive and well.

His art – as well as the artist himself – still inspire new and innovative artworks. This is what the exhibition Because of Vincent (Van Gogh’s birthplace as inspiration) at the Stedelijk Museum Breda is showcasing.

The exhibition shows highlights from the museum’s collection as well as works produced by the artist-in-residence programme of the Van GoghHuis in Zundert.

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Marenne Welten - House of Men
... and some works of art & details of the permanent collection that caught my eye.

vanwege vincent - exhibition stedelijk museum breda

Saturday, May 7, 2022

woodwoolstool saturday shop

woodwoolstool saturday shop

woodwoolstool saturday shop

moroccan orange berber bread basket 30,- [SOLD]
vintage wooden stool 25,- [SOLD]
moroccan straw hat 25,-
red wire steel letter W (or M) 7,- [SOLD]
brocante pink apple jar with lid 10,- [SOLD]
vintage orange desk lamp 25,- [SOLD]
moroccan straw bag with leather strap 25,- [SOLD]
xl lilac lemon painting 60x80 cm 250,-

Interested? Send me a DM @woodwoolstool or email info@woodwoolstool.com

PS: On Saturday the 4th of June you can visit my Saturday Shop at the Pinksterfair - Linges Landje - Spijk NL from 11.00 – 17.00h.

Thursday, May 5, 2022

thursdays are for flowers

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Every Thursday fresh flowers at Villa Augustus.

I arrange at least 8 large bouquets, now with flowers from the auction, later in the season also with freshly picked flowers from the garden.

A weekly job as house florist at Villa Augustus for 15 years now. It's still not a routine after all these years, I work on intuition and also the offer is different every time.

The variety of vases is interesting, the effect of a vase should not be underestimated either, it can really complete a bouquet.

Vase d'Avril by Tsé & Tsé associées is my all time favorite. The vase is a series of glass test tubes connected with zinc covered steel holders.

This week I used a ceramic Cor Unum Carter Gear Vaas by Floris Hovers, it's inspired by an engine block, for Floris is a car enthusiast.

Both vases are quite expensive, but a simple green plastic pitcher can also do the tric...

Speaking of low budget, a bunch of cow parsley, which is now in full bloom on the roadside, is also beautiful!