Monday, June 29, 2015



Heading to Menorca, just the two of us... Peace and quiet, no hurry...
Can't wait to explore this bright Spanish Balearic Island.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

soft pineapple sofa

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The second pineapple rug is finished!
Today I've used it, to sit on as a soft garden bench cushion. From the first floor I saw this bright summer scene, went down for the camera, to share it with you and just now I found out the pineapple is upside down (haha, however still cool)

The first rug I made some months ago and it was not my intention to sell it.
A sweet blog follower from Autralia send me an e-mail, she would like to buy it because the rug would make the perfect wedding gift for her friends (and she couldn't crochet at all). I missed my huge pineapple the minute it was shipped and decided to make another one. It's quite a cool project and it doesn't take so much time to make it.

Do you feel like freshen up your place (or garden) with a pineapple rug?
You can find the PINEAPPLE PATTERN in my E T S Y shop.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

apple & pear

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Curiosities on the tiny table:

The pear jar is a gift from my sweetheart.
He bought the pear for me last Saturday at Lammie's Saturday shop in Dordrecht. (he knows what i like)
The vintage apple mirror is from Marseille.
The tile is a souvenir from Sevilla, we bought it in a antique shop years ago.
Old german book about trees from Berlin.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

midsummer dinner

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Sunday, June 21

We celebrated the longest day with a tiny midsummer dinner party for friends.

We were hoping for a warm summer evening with a dinner in the garden, but it rained most of the day, so we enjoyed the midsummer party in our kitchen.
The chef cooked a great summer meal and we enjoyed the longest day with a lovely bunch of people.

Cheers to summer!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Saturday, June 20, 2015

publication sweet living magazin - froh & munter

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Housetour shot by Holly Marder of Avenuelifstyle.
Publication in German interior magazine Sweet Living Magazin, issue 4 - 2015.

Froh & munter - happy & cheerful.

'Wir bringen von ├╝berall, wo wir waren etwas mit, verr├Ąt Ingrid. Kein Urlaub oder Kurztrip ohne Interieur im Handgepack.' - 'We bring something with us, from wherever we were, reveals Ingrid. No holidays or short trip without interior in hand luggage.

Friday, June 19, 2015

midsummer weekend

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Ahoi! It's weekend and I feel like doing 'some crochet' tonight.

I'm planning to make a new cardigan for the upcoming summer evenings.
It's so lovely to sit outside in the garden during these long June days. After sunset it sometimes is a bit chilly, but with a cardigan it's warm enough to sit on the garden bench a little longer. This weekend will be the longest day and we are hoping for warm and sunny days. We've planned a midsummer garden dinner with friends, to celebrate life!

Last couple of weeks I received lots of mails about the Cool Crochet workshop in Marrakech in October. The workshop is already fully booked, but I can promise you there will be new workshops in Marrakech in 2016. As soon as I know more about the exact dates (April and October) I will let you through my blog.

For now, enjoy your midsummer weekend whatever your plans are and cheers!

(moroccan stringbag - Household Hardware)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

summer style cookies

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Summer style cookies.
These cute cookie cutters are from Marrakech.
Whenever I'm in Marrakech, I have to buy some.

A good tip for the perfect cut-out cookie dough, anyone?

Monday, June 15, 2015

lilac lathyrus

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Sweet scented sweet peas.
They do not come from our own garden, but I got those lilac lathyrus from my son Minne.

June is my favorite month. In terms of enjoying nature.
Long lasting days, every day new discoveries in the garden.
I love that early summer feeling. This is certainly one of them;

Soaking up the fragance of freshly picked sweet peas.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Friday, June 12, 2015

summer of love

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Have a fabulous Friday!

[summer of love] edition 2015

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

la vie en plein air

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We simply love to hang out in our urban jungle.

Long days, eating outside and enjoying the 'jungle' in our backyard.