Saturday, January 21, 2017

winter wardrobe

(wood &) wool skirt

A handmade midi skirt from 2008.
You can find the pattern in my Etsy shop.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

vase d'amour

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Vase d'avril, but i call it vase d'amour for the occasion.

Last week in Paris, Henk surprised me with a very special wedding anniversary gift.
We visited the shop of Tsé & Tsé Associés in Paris and while i was looking around upstairs in the amazing shop, Henk bought my favorite vase.
It was an amazing surprise!

I've been working with the Vase d'Avril for almost ten years now, during my flowerdays at Villa Augustus.
During the years I've sold a lot of vases in the market shop and told the happy new owners it's a great investment, because you can create a tiny flowerfield with just a few flowers.
This morning I bought some tulips at the flowershop, where my daughter Pippa is working and she choose those pretty pastel pink tulips for me.

I think it looks amazing on the small table in our kitchen and I'm very happy with it. So precious!

Friday, January 13, 2017

la chaise parisienne

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'La chaise parisienne' is an unmistakable symbol of Paris.

Nothing beats a drink on a characteristic terrace to enjoy the flamboyant parisian street life.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

two days in paris

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Two days in Paris to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary.
Paris is romantic and we enjoyed our umpteenth stay in the city of love.
Vive l'amour!

(and thanks everyone for all the kind messages on instagram)

Friday, January 6, 2017

amsterdam and the green theme

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On Wednesday I met my friend Ank in Amsterdam to proceed with the program for Green Gardens workshops in May and October.

In the greenhouse of De Plantage we had an exciting meeting. Afterwards we went to the Hortus Botanicus to enjoy the Amsterdam Light Festival in and around the garden, to make the green theme complete.