zondag 18 december 2011

My Christmas home

It's been Christmas in this home since early december. I love Winter time and Christmas...

I wanted to show you some pictures I've made of my Christmas decorations. 
They will be more to come..

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zaterdag 17 december 2011

Wintery bouguet

I found these leaves at the merket yesterday and I fell in love with them. They breath winter and the colours are amazing..

Have a great weekend!

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zondag 27 november 2011


"It is the beautiful task of Advent to awaken in all of us memories of goodness and thus to open doors of hope."

Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home."

Edith Sitwell

I adore the Winter and Christmas time... Every year I'm looking forward to these cold, gray and magic days with me inside, enjoying candles, books, hot chocolate and Christmas movies.

Hope you have a cosy and warm first Advent!

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zondag 11 september 2011

Want to see more of my home?

Hi everybody!

It's been a while, but the fall/winter cake season has begun!
Soon I will post some new cakes that I will make in the next couple of weeks.

Before that, I have a question for all my readers.

What do you think of me posting more of my new home on this blog?
In less than three weeks I'm getting my key and at the end of oktober I'm starting moving in. I would love to show you my Shabby Chic home.

But would you like to see it here?

Have a great week!

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zondag 7 augustus 2011

Living the shabby chic style 2

Yesterday I took a roadtrip and visited some nice shops. Found this awesome valve bank 
(is it the right translation??). It's still in grey, but will be painted in white. It's about the same length as the dinnertable (1.80m).  Bought in a great store: D'n Blauwe Pater.

To complete the sitting area in the livingroom, I'm going to buy this chair from Ikea.
I don't think there are many shabby chic interiors that doens't have a Ikea-chair....
It will fit perfectly with my cosy couch and I love the fact that there are loose covers that can be painted :)

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dinsdag 2 augustus 2011

Living the shabby chic style

Hi you guys!

I was gone for a while and haven't posted anything since july 20th.. This had a reason, it's because I've bought a house! Yes, I did :D In oktober I will get the key and I can start moving in..

It's my summer vacation (as you maybe know, I'm a teacher) and I'm so glad I have/had 7  weeks looking for furniture and decoration for my new place.
 And I already found so much prettiness for my home....

My style? Here in the Netherlands we call this style "brocante", or the more known "shabby chic, french country" style.

It won't be a surprise that my house will resembles my cakes; pastel colours, lace curtains, antique gold details, Queen Anne furniture and old things.... 
The walls be will all in a broken white, the floor has a old wooden look and most of my furniture will be white and old.

A lot of people will think that all this white resembles a cool, unpersonal and modern interior. Not at all! Because of the old furniture and decoration it will be a homy, calm, lovely and cosy place to live and be in.

A big, big inspiration is the book "Bell Blanc", written by Mirjana Schnepf and Bianca Aurich. They also have a blog: The Essence of Belle Blanc Living I also love the book Shabby Chic Interiors by Rachel Ashwell, she also has a blog

Below I'll show you some picture of already bought furniture, what do you think of it all?
I just fell in love with this closet as I saw it.... The colour is soft and beautiful and fits perfect in my livingroom. This picture is taken in the store, but I will also use it for pretty things to be shown. I bought it at Something Old Something New.

My couch, only mine will have a soft sand/stone colour and it will be bigger, 2.5 metres long... Bought at Elise Chauvel.

For my livingroom, this will be placed in a corner. This also stays in the store, untill I pick it up. Bought at Brocante in Beeg.

A closet for my bedroom, isn't it pretty :) Bought at Tweedehands en Brocante.

My Queen Anne style dinertable, I love it! I'm collecting pretty, white french wooden chairs to go with it, only two more to be found...

For my TV :) Bought at Swiet.

Soon more to come....

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woensdag 8 juni 2011

La Menthe Verte

What a suprise! Such a lovely package from my dear aunt..

A big notebook to collect pretty pictures as inspiration for my cakes and a small notebook for my cakedesigns.
Love how she wrapped it up :)

She has her own blog now; filled with memories, inspiration and other things.
Maybe you like to take a look at:

La Menthe Verte

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maandag 9 mei 2011

London baby!

Last weekend Tessa and I went to London for a shopping trip. Of course we went shopping for new cake stuff and found a lot :)

On fridaymorning our trip began, from Germany to Brussels and with the Eurostar from Brussels to London. We arrived around 14.00h at our hotel.

After unpacking, we went to Peggy Porschens Cake Parlour for a late tea with the lovely Monica. On the way we came along a Starbucks (one of the many we would be seeing) where I had to buy my England and London Mug :)


For such a long time we wanted to visit the parlour and we finally did! This pink building in a fine neighboorhoud looked so cute, also the inside was all pink and white, she has lovely white seats outside and yummy cakes and tea! Unfortunality Peggy wasn't there.. We would have loved to see her too.

After visiting Peggy Porschen, it was time for our cake stand-search. (We will make a picture of our new cake stuff!)
On saturday a new day of shopping started. After a delay (had the wrong adress of a shop and lost about 3 hours.....) we also visited Harrods, where we had a ice tea and macarons at Ladurée.

For diner we had tapas at a local Mexican restaurant, it was sooooo good.

Close to our hotel, so our bed was very near... We were very tiered after two longs days walking through the city and our feet were killing us....
At sunday, we only had a few hours left. After a breakfast at Starbucks (hmm, sandwiches with caramel frappuchino), we visited Piccadilly Circus and a few clothing stores. 

They also had taxis in our favorite colours :D

The weekend was great, lots of shopping & laughing. We are already planning a trip for 2012 :D


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