'Home is where the ♥ is' -I love this quote from Paqhuis- it's so true! Last week I received this sweet card in lovely wrapped packages from Cindy! I was so surprised to be the lucky winner of a UASHMAMA paper bag at the blog of More Than Living! This bag was on top of my wish list for a while! Cindy started her blog in January this year like me and it's a real pleasure to follow her blog. If you don't follow her blog already, I can recommend it!
UASHMAMA paper bags (pronounced Wash Mama) feel like leather, wash like fabric and flatten for easy storage. All UASHMAMA bags are designed and made in Tuscany (Italy) and are available in different colors and sizes. I'm so in love with these bags, that I want more!
The wooden quote board that you can see on photo 3 is also from Cindy's shop, I bought it because I love this quote!
Last week when I was in Friesland, I did some shopping in Leeuwarden: the capital of Friesland. It's a beautiful city with a lot of great shops! I have studied in Leeuwarden, so I know my way around!
One of the shops that you have to visit when you are in Leeuwarden is Eric Steenbergen. This design shop sells products of Marimekko, Artemide,Kartell, Fatboy and a lot of other great design. They have a website if you want to see more just click here.
Today I want to show you some of the new products of Fatboy that I saw over there.
Check out these wonderful non-flying carpets: I love this vintage 'Arabian Nights' look. The carpets are connectable floor coverings. They can either be placed per piece or connected by use of red Fatboy buttons positioned at the characteristic outlines of the carpet (180 x 140 cm), sturdy but soft front fabric and they are easy to clean with a moist cloth or water and soap. The price is affordable: € 149,00 in the Netherlands. I also loved the Baboesjka pouffe (photo 3). Check the website of Fatboy for more colors and prints.
Photo credit and more information about these new products at Fatboy
I had four great sunny days in Friesland, but it's always nice to be home again! Today I went to the thrift shop and I found some really nice things! I fell in love with the lamp on the fist pic: it's an -pretty heavy- industrial lamp.
This year I want to make some changes in Eva's and Mirte's room. Mirte wants a desk in her room and moreover a less pink 'girly' room (she turns 8 in July). I found a great lamp (pic 2) for her, a chair and a small lamp (pic 3). I also found 2 old wooden table legs (pic 4) that I liked. And I couldn't resist this vintage alarm clock. Now that I have most of the stuff, I have to find time to paint and style Mirte's room. Of course I will keep you updated.
On this beautiful sunny liberation day, that is celebrated with Music Festivals and Parades in the whole country each year on May 5th to mark the end of the occupation during World War II in the Netherlands, I'm showing you the beautiful furniture of Slowwood;it'stimeless, it's quality, it's raw natural elegance and has a low impact on our planet.
These are honest tactile products that are made to last and fit in your home easily. Each piece is handmade with love and attention by local craftsmen in Friesland (Netherlands), using solid wood, 100% natural finishes and mineral paint.
I'm going to Friesland myself for a few days today. Wishing you all very happy sunny days!
When I was in a garden centre today, I saw these bags of photo 4 in dark grey (in fact it were very small black and white squares). Unfortunately I already bought new pottery for my garden, so I didn't need them... but I love this concept so much that I decided to make this blog post!
I like to work in my garden although it's a lot of work sometimes and I would love to grow some herbs, fruit and vegetables in bags like these ones. The advantages of these bags are: they are light, easy to clean, low in maintenance, easy to store and of course they look great on a balcony, terrace or (city) garden! I have bought some seeds for carrots, strawberries, cucumber, lettuce, tomato, radish and a lot of herbs, that I will try to plant and grow in my black plastic pots. Definitely I will put these beautiful plant bags on my wish list.
Sacky bag comes in different colors (denim, white, black and patterns) to use in- and outside
Bacsac is light, 100% recycable and in lots of different sizes and colors
Today I had a very lazy Sunday taking care of the dogs of my parents in law, enjoying the sun at their home together with Jörgen & our girls and enjoying the fantastic food of 'our' Vietnamese take away restaurant in Tiel.
Yesterday I saw this army camp bed at the thrift shop and of course I didn't need it! But I couldn't resist it, because the price was low, I like the color and it's a real old vintage one made of wood! I made this photo in my living, but I have no room for it over there. My idea is to use it in the garden. The stool that you can see, I found at the flea market last Sunday in Wijk bij Duurstede. I absolutely loved this flea market. They had great stuff and the small city is so beautiful with art galleries and small shops. It takes place in April once a year.
A few months ago I did a very easy done DIY with the bag you can see. I spray painted it black and with copper sequins I made a cross on it.
The other thing I found at the thrift shop last week is an industrial style suitcase that you can see on the other photos. I like this one, because the front and back are transparent like a clear box and you can display pretty things in it and make small mood boards!
The next two weeks will be relaxed for me, because Mirte has no school! Wishing you all a happy week :)!