Saturday, April 30, 2011

sunshine & patterns

sunshine & patterns

the queen & i

the queen & i, originally uploaded by wood & wool stool.

After an impressive Royal Wedding yesterday, today we celebrate Queensday in the Netherlands.

The sun is shining and everything and everyone is orange!

God save the Dutch Queen too!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

wood & word signs

wood & word signs, originally uploaded by wood & wool stool.

You can order your own custom made 'wood & word sign'.

Anything is possible; [your name] [just a word] [a message for your lover] [love] [something stupid] [something funny] [your life motto]

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

publication the telegraph

Last weekend, my stools were featured in the Saturday supplement of The Telegraph.
Cool huh?

Saturday, April 23, 2011

having fun doing the dishes

With the Everyone Came to Tea towel, it's fun doing the dishes (singing this song).

'augustus' asparagus

'augustus' asparagus, originally uploaded by wood & wool stool.

Tonight on the menu;
green asparagus from the garden of Villa Augustus.
Yay, and it will taste even better in our backyard.
Have a nice (sunny) Easter weekend everyone!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

tabourets empilés

tabourets empilés, originally uploaded by wood & wool stool.

Final destination; an old house in France, one hour from Paris.
Mais oui, c'est très bien.

Saturday, April 16, 2011


saturday , originally uploaded by wood & wool stool.

Saturday on the 'menu'; Hungarian pot of fresh tulips.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

on the wall

on the wall, originally uploaded by wood & wool stool.

The Villa Augustus Easter and Mothersday brunch invitations, illustrated by Dorine de Vos are funny and cheerful masterpieces as usual. Therefore they are pinned on the wall.

Also very special is the birth card of Pippa Rose, it is printed on growing paper. The seeds inside the paper become flowers. (when sown at least, but first just enjoy it a few days hanging there on the wall)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

stair stage

stair stage, originally uploaded by wood & wool stool.

Amsterdam, final chapter;
Walking along the canals,
we spotted a flamingo
we found 'de Weldaad'
located on the Noordermarkt.
It's a beautiful store
with a diverse collection of
old doors,
tiny vases,
and an 'orange' console, which we've taken home.
We ate delicious Indonesian food at Kantjil
and took the NDSM ferry back.
It was another great day in Amsterdam.

Monday, April 11, 2011

from africa with love

from africa with love, originally uploaded by wood & wool stool.

After lunch at the IJ-kantine we had a wonderful boat trip on the NDSM ferry to the city center of Amsterdam.

Starting with a walk through the Haarlemmerstraat and back along the Brouwersgracht, where we happened to meet Mariette, owner of From Africa With Love.

She invited us in her home & gallery with handmade, recycled products from South Africa.

The collection consists of beautiful and original handmade lighting (Magpie) and furniture (Adobe), home and kitchen textiles (Skinny Laminx).

I fell in love with the Magpie lights and yellow coffee table.

We were more than pleasantly surprised by this visit and Mariette radiates sincere Love From Africa.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

van dijk & ko

van dijk & ko, originally uploaded by wood & wool stool.

Amsterdam is always fun.

After a visit to Neef Louis we have enjoyed almost everything at Van Dijk & Ko.
This place is full of the most beautiful old furniture mainly from Hungary.

Old stools stacked to the ceiling. Light colored glassware and the most amazing baby furniture.

More than an hour later, we left the building with two stools (difficult choice), a Hungarian vase and two consoles and had lunch at the IJ-kantine.
(to be continued...)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

lieve briefjes

lieve briefjes, originally uploaded by wood & wool stool.

Pippa writes notes.
As long as she can write,
about anything and everything.
Sometimes in the evening
I find notes like these on top of the stairs;
"Please, please can I have a dog?" (or kitten)
"Mom do you want to wake me up tomorrow at 7:00?"
"Sorry....... xxx"

But yesterday when I got home from work late,
she surprised me again with an 'old-fashioned' one.

"hi mom! ♥
look what i've made
for you at school, hihi!
see you tomorrow ♥
love you Pips!"

The same thirteen year old daughter,
who I sometimes caught late at night sending tweets to her friends
(while I was thinking she's already asleep for hours).

I love that pink flower but the sweet note even more!
(another one to keep)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

tea for two

tea for two, originally uploaded by wood & wool stool.

It's raining (again)
and it's cold even with a cardigan.
Time for tea,
with dark chocolate
in my best cups
tea for two
Why 4 cups?
So you can choose your own naked girl...

Saturday, April 2, 2011

i spy with my little eye and i see

Today Henk came back from the market with a few bunches of orange ranunculus.

Well, a little orange in the house can't hurt...