Monday, June 27, 2016

la rose trémière

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Island love! Hollyhocks blooming in all possible colors.

[summer of 2012 - a hollyhocks retrospective]

Saturday, June 25, 2016

gold ochre

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This handmade stool has s u m m e r written all over it.

Another handmade summer stool with gold ochre legs and a crochet top in white combined with all colors of the rainbow.

Now in the S H O P.

One of a kind!

Friday, June 24, 2016

blinds up

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Our houseplants all seem to need a lot of light and they prefer to sit in front of the window. A conservatory obviously is the perfect place for houseplants.

The bay window in our kitchen is quite light, but it's impossibly to put all plants on the windowsill.

A couple of plants can stay in the garden during the summer months, but most of them can not be exposed to direct sunlight. I've saved a few 'garden campers' just in time.

The wooden blinds in the kitchen are up, we have enough privacy due to of the overgrown front yard.

The plants florish, so the conditions seem perfect in this bright place.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


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Hey you!

Happy first day of summer!

Today is full of sunshine, so that's a pretty good start.
Have a great day everyone.

Monday, June 20, 2016

ripe raspberry

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A raspberry pink summer stool, new in the S H O P on the first day of summer!

The 'summer dress' with colored speckles in the pink yarn has a rim with four different sides. It's a white slip stitch finish, alternating with turquoise, bright pink, black & white, gray and rust. The stool legs are made of white scrap wood.

minne's report

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While the 'boys' were watching football at the fanzone around the Tour Eiffel and visited two football matches, Rosa and I where doing 'girl stuff' and went to Jardin des Plants, the sunday Bird & Flower market on Ile de la Cité, shopping in Le Marais and drinking coffee with pain au chocolat.

The atmosphere in Paris was very pleasant and we have seen nothing but positive fans. Rosa and I have even been on the Euro 2016 Fanzone, if only for a brief moment...

I'm not a football fan at all (au contraire), but I love the passion my son Minne has for football. He's a freelance sports journalist and writes for the national newspaper and Staantribune.

Minne preferes to write about the experience rather than match report.

Minne wrote an article about the Football festival at the Eiffel Tower.

Staantribune (Grandstand) is a magazine about football culture, looking at a different way to soccer. The articles deal with everything that has to do with football, except the game itself. In the magazine are great stories, pieces with a humorous note, interviews with a separate angle, interesting background stories about marginal phenomena and articles about fan culture.

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* proud mama