Monday, March 20, 2017
Two new handmade woodwoolstools in the S H O P.
Scrapwood stool legs with a cover of Moroccan wool!
One stool seat is covered in white yarn with a touch of gold.
The other one is covered with turquoise crochet.
Both handmade, spring style and unique.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Breakfast & magazines in bed.
You can find the harlequin herringbone pattern of the handmade blanket in my Etsy shop.
Have a great weekend!
Friday, March 17, 2017
This whole week I've enjoyed the spring flowers in the kitchen.
The flowers I got from my friend Rosa last Friday. Together with my daughter, she chose the spring beauties, in the flower shop where Pippa works.
They know what I like...
In an interview for Home & Garden, I once said, I'm not too keen on houseplants, but crazy about flowers. Plants and flowers get along fine together in our house nowadays. The reason I prefered flowers, was because they are gone after a week and it's time for something new.
You know by now, that I have revised my opinion about houseplants and I still get overjoyed by fresh flowers.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
How about a spring break in Marrakech?
Join us and spoil yourself with a green boost!
We only have one twin bedroom available in Chambres d'Amis, green oasis in the Medina.
The program of the new Green Gardens workshop is full of surprises.
Below just a small list of what you might expect in and around Marrakech;
- discover the hidden and secret gardens in the medina
- bike tour through the huge royal palace gardens
- cook your own moroccan dishes under the banana trees in the veggie cooking workshop
- roadtrip to the high atlasmountains
- botanical garden picknick
- green, blue and yellow adventures at Jardin Majorelle
- chill 'french chic' between ancient olive trees
- collect green memories in a personal herbarium
...and many more green surprises!
GREEN GARDENS WORKSHOP
Six days in Marrakech! Green is the theme. Price € 675,00 per person.
The price is based on a shared twin bedroom and excluding flight ticket. It's not possible to book a single room.
It's always possible to book extra nights, before or after the workshop (email@example.com)
- transfer from airport Marrakech to Riad Chambres d'amis (v.v.) - shared twin bedroom (5 nights) including breakfast in Chambres d'Amis. (no single rooms available) - 3 dinners & 4 lunches (drinks not included) - veggie cooking workshop - collecting green memories in a herbarium - all excursions in and around Marrakech
During the workshop we will visit and explore all kinds of gardens in and around Marrakech; An Arabic garden, a rose garden, botanical gardens, secret city gardens, city parks, hidden courtyards, an art garden, museum gardens and vegetable- and herb gardens.
You will be surprised how Green the Red City is. Urban jungle adventures with guided tours and delicious moroccan food, make this green travel-workshop unforgettable!
SPRING GREEN GARDENS WORKSHOP arrival: Thursday 11th of May - leaving: Tuesday 16th of May
If you would like to join the workshop, please send an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Another unique handmade piece!
For the stool legs I used different types of scrap wood, both sides have a different look.
On one side is pastel green and on the other side is made of pale grey wood.
The white crochet cover I've made with moroccan yarn.
You can find the brandnew WOODWOOLSTOOL in the shop.
It's one of a kind.
Friday, March 10, 2017
The new leaves of the Bougainvillea in the kitchen windowsill are turning pink again.
This week I noticed the first pink leaves (yay!), followed by more after only a few days.
First signs of spring!
The window sill is a bright, sunny growing location and I hope within a while I can move the plant back in the backyard.
Sunshine is the most important requirement for this blooming beauty. The same goes for me...
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
‘De Holland’ building in my hometown Dordrecht was designed by the quirky architect Sybold van Ravesteyn in 1939.
Nowadays the National Museum of Education is located in the restored building.
Although we pass the building almost weekly, we never had a look inside.
Well it often occurs, you don't visit the 'tourist attractions' in your hometown, like you would in other cities, right?
So we went inside the museum last weekend and were impressed by the interior, light and collection. We had lunch in the 'managers office' of the former insurance company De Holland. The cutlery cases in the restaurant are handmade from old maps. Guess what country was on the map I got?