Sunday, July 22, 2018

A new bookcase

I needed a bookcase for this special corner
 between the back door and the window. 
I searched for weeks and finally found this
 Globe Wernicke style, painted, used wooden
 bookcase. As you can see it's a perfect fit,
 almost as if it was made for this corner.
I totally love it!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

The first brocante this year

The brocante in Arlon, Belgium, starts the
 first Sunday in March, but in July was the
 first one we actually could go to (or it rained). 
We found some little treasures.

The buckets will be used as planters.

I have 100 great ideas on how to use this wooden box 
(but a cat bed was not one of them)

And two French enamel signs. 

Brocantes are the best!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

My Yankee Candle cabinet

I found a nice, small, old, glass door kitchen cabinet
 in the Netherlands for my candles. 
It holds all the Yankee Candles I own and as
 soon as there is no more space left in my cabinet,
 it's time to stop shopping and start burning :)

When the kids bring home their friends,
 they usually start smelling my candles.

Friday, May 25, 2018


I love peonies...

...and so did my great-grandfather!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

My daughter's new room

After 25 years it was time to sand and reseal
 the wooden floor in my daughter's room and
 then paint the walls. We brought all her stuff
 to the room downstairs for the time being. 
But having done that we were surprised by 
how much easier bedtime became, just because
 they were not sleeping on the same floor anymore.
 It was the best idea ever! 
So we decided that she is going to stay
 downstairs and the room upstairs will be a
 second guest room. 

^ These are the best. 
We have them in almost
 every room in the house.

^ The old glass front cabinet holds a lot of her
 books and drawing/painting stuff.

^ Little dress we bought in South Africa.

^ Wearing the dress :)

^ Mannequin head painted by Magda Rust from
 Nostalgic Corner.

^ Dance shoes.

^ Books, books and books.

^ The Underland Chronicles, 
her favourite series of all time.

^ A basket from Africa, given to her by her
 godmother for her First Communion.

^ Art made of used tea bags bought in Cape Town.

^ Wooden crates upcycled with chalk paint 
and enamel numbers.

^ Old French hooks.

^ Old pillowcases.

Have a nice Sunday!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Bird boxes

We hope some great or blue tits will use our bird
 boxes to make their nests this year.

That would make me so happy!