Saturday, August 23, 2014

des fleurs séchées

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Sweet summer flowers. We need it. Since our return from the sunny south, summer in the Netherlands is not what we were hoping for.
I guess we can all use a ray of French Summer...

Have a nice weekend!

Friday, August 22, 2014

a hat for peer

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A hat for Peer.

The parents of baby boy Peer (which means pear), asked me if I could make a pear hat for their son.

The pear shape was not as easy as I thought, but once I found it, I liked that fruity beanie so much and made another one for the S N O R - F E S T I V A L on September 21.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

roadtrip - casa migdia

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During our roadtrip in July we spent a week at Casa Migdia.
A most charming small hotel with only 5 rooms in a village near Girona.
We stayed in room Carmen with a roof terrace and a beautiful green bathroom with a bathtub on legs.
We had a great time and enjoyed the charm of this part of Catalonia and fell in love with this place...

blink of an eye

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This was only yesterday...
The sweet little girl is my daughter Pippa (somewhere in Toscany in the summer of 2000)

Pippa turned 17 today. Happy, happy birthday sweetheart!

Monday, August 18, 2014

perk up

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Perk up this rainy Monday!

Self-sown and self-picked garden flowers. What about that gorgeous green vintage chair and bamboo mirror from southern France? J'adore!

If it's not summer outside, so be it inside!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

summer souvenirs

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The best summer souvenirs are mostly the flea market finds. It feels good to bring home the wonderful roadtrip memories.

Those vintage finds are more valuable, because you know exactly where you found those treasures and what you did that day and where you had lunch, still after years...

The white iron patio chair, wine jug and some iron table football players we found on a small sunday market on the side of the road in Corçà, near Girona.

Friday, August 15, 2014

a zinnia jungle

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The backyard turned into a zinnia-jungle during our summer vacation.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

lemon

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This lemon is created by poster artist Michel Bouvet for the 35th edition of the Rencontres d'Arles, one of the largest photography festivals in the world.

Michel Bouvet creates the posters for the festival since 2002. It's a colorful series of fruits, vegetables and animals. The posters contribute to the unique visual communication of the festival.

We picked the lemon from 2004 to take home as a souvenir of the stunning photography festival we visited during our road trip.

The similarity with our lemon rug is awesome!