Tuesday, June 28, 2011

summer celebration

summer celebration by wood & wool stool
summer celebration, a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.

Celebrating the first real summer evening in the garden.

Sunday 9.22 pm
with all the trimmings
a Petit Pan garland garland
a Habitat festival outdoor fairy light
all cushions and floor mats available
drinks & salads
cheers to a nice long summer!

Monday, June 27, 2011


summer! by wood & wool stool
summer!, a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.

After a few weeks of waiting (impatiently) it's finally summertime overhere!

polder model

polder model by wood & wool stool
polder model, a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


[zeezout] by wood & wool stool
[zeezout], a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.

Wood & word signs offer unlimited possibilities.

Last week I received such an original order again.

Pesto recipe in signs. That's awesome, what a cool idea!

This is the [sea salt] sign in my kitchen.

How to make pesto?

Here you will find all the ingredients in a row;

[50 gram basil leaves]
[1 clove garlic]
[20 gram pine nuts]
[sea ​​salt]
[50 gram pecorino]
[extra virgin olive oil]

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

a perfect day

a perfect day by wood & wool stool
a perfect day, a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.

One of the advantages of working at Villa Augustus (read often on weekends),
is enjoying the "weekend"
on a Tuesday afternoon,
on a sunny terrace in Antwerp,
with my sweetheart,
a pint, rosé and a few olives.
A perfect day.

painting & repainting

The plan to paint the taupe kitchen cabinet ocher seemed nice.
The ocher paint was already in the house for weeks (no time, no courage).
Last Friday, I thought, let's paint the cabinet now.
After an hour I noticed, it was not at all like I had imagined...
Pippa came home and confirmed my feeling quite convincingly.
Two days later I repainted the cabinet.
This time I was slightly less risky in terms of color.
Maybe boring but always good.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

[let love rule]

[let love rule] by wood & wool stool
[let love rule], a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.

This week a friend tipped me;
Lenny is coming to Rotterdam!
I was completely unaware ...
and I'm so glad I got tickets for the concert!
My friend's husband is called Roel and she told me she always sings "let love Roel"
That's a good sign text, so I made her a small reward for the tip.

Yay, I'm looking forward to singing along with Lenny on October 17;
let love rule

Saturday, June 4, 2011

juffrouw van zanten & de 7 rovers

Today we visited the book launch at the Walhalla theater.
Dorine de Vos, illustrated this wonderful children's picture book.

It's called; "Miss van Zanten and the seven robbers" and is written by Mathilde Stein. A funny story and there is much to see. You have to read it at least several times to see all details.

Tonight I read Pippa in the garden (that was long ago!) and we have both enjoyed it so much.

Long before I was a mother I had an addiction regarding children's books.
(with growing children that reduces)

Fortunately today we had a good reason to add this 'educational' and colorful picture book to the collection. Signed most delicious by the illustrator herself!

Here you can find more about the book and check out the interview with Dorine de Vos!

Friday, June 3, 2011

summer mood garden

summer mood garden

After an hour of hard wood work (on the fence) in the sweltering sun, it's time to enjoy the 'new' fence and Greek yogurt with fresh fruits.

A nice afternoon chill with a basket filled with wool, a crochet needle. Just being lazy and time for a granny square once a while...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

souvenirs from barcelona

Brought a bit of Barcelona home;
Pretty postcards.
A handmade spanish spots vase (from '1748 Artesania I Coses' in El Born)
Barceloneta beach (in an empty tomato juice bottle)
Number 10 (from the Macba store, everyone wants him)