Saturday, April 30, 2011
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
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
Monday, April 25, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
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
Monday, April 18, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
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)
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
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
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
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
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
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?"
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
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 something...orange, originally uploaded by wood & wool stool.
Today Henk came back from the market with a few bunches of orange ranunculus.
Well, a little orange in the house can't hurt...