zaterdag 29 december 2012

The last days of 2012...

Only 2 days to go until 2013.. A new year with new possibilities, the end of Winter and Spring not so far from now..

I'm already preparing new decorations for january. 
Doesn't it look lovely? Still tiny hyacinths with moss and a lace bow.. 

I would like to wish all of you a happy new year, a wonderful 2013 with lots of love, happiness and health!

"For last year's words belong to last year's language.
Next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning."
~ T.S. Eliot ~

"New Year's eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights."  
~ Hamilton Wright Mabie ~



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dinsdag 25 december 2012

zaterdag 22 december 2012

My Christmas home on Huisjekijken

A few weeks ago I recieved the that the lovely ladies of 24Homes wanted to show some pictures of my Christmas home in their blog on Huisjekijken. A new topic about some of their favorite bloggers and their Christmas homes. 

I was very happy to hear that and now very proud to present you
 "Blogs gehuld in kerstsferen". 

You read the entire topic by clicking on the picture below.

Have a wonderful week end!



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donderdag 13 december 2012

Noël 2012 Part II

Next to my big Christmas tree, I also have these tiny Christmas trees. 

They are so cute and look very pretty with only a bow of broderie lace... 

I love this lace and the white matching the green... <3

There's no way I can make pretty pictures of my front window in dayligt, with all the houses and cars, but here's a look of it decorated for Christmas.



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woensdag 12 december 2012

Christmas greetings

This year I wanted to make homemade Christmas cards for my dearest ones in a vintage look. 

At a flea market I've bought a cutting sheet with vintage Christmas images. 
After cutting them out, I've used the Paper Distresser from Tim Holz to give the images an old edge and colored the edges with Distress Ink "Old paper". 
For the stamp I've also used "Old Paper".
At last, a doily and a tiny bow and the Christmas cards are ready to be given. 
On the back of the envelope I've put a gold seal, bought in Paris. I've always wanted my own seal and this was the perfect time to use it.  

The N of Noël (-and Nadine-) <3



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maandag 10 december 2012

Noël 2012 Part I

Hello dear readers!

Last week I finally had the time to make some pictures of my Christmas decorations.

As you may know, Christmas is my favorite time of the year.
But are there people that don't like Christmas?!

I love turning my house in a cozy, winter home with beautiful decorations and wreaths. And seeing snow outside my window makes me smile big time. 

It's my second Christmas in my own house and I've gathered lots of new Christmas decorations.
Last year I used lots of bright colors, this year I chose white and antique silver. They both have their own charm. Although white and silver fit better into my interior.

I love pine wreaths... They give an instant Christmas feeling.

This year I had to buy all new decorations, I didn't mind at all ;)

How cute is that birdie?! I already bought one last year,
luckily I've found another one.
And the lace heart is so pretty, don't you think?

An adorable white angel..

My little Christmas corner in my living room.

My own "Rudolph" <3

Ssttt.. This wreath is hanging there since last Christmas, without the lights it fits perfectly into my home.. In 2013 I will search for a new wreath!

My new favorites for Christmas, mercury glass ornaments...
I love their old, vintage look.

There are some more pictures to come, but I think you'll have a good image of my Christmas home 2012.

Have a wonderful week!



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vrijdag 7 december 2012

And to all a good night...

"Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night"

One of my favorite quotes from "Santa Clause".

Have a wonderful evening dear readers!



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zondag 2 december 2012

First Adventus

My Adventus plate for this year. 
Next week I'll be posting pictures of my Christmas home. 

How does your Adventus plate or wreath look like?

Have a wonderful Sunday evening!



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zaterdag 24 november 2012

It's time for Christmas

Hello my dear readers!

The next few weeks are very busy and I'm unable to turn my house in a Christmas house next week, as I always do on December 1st.

So, this weekend is all about the Christmas tree and decorations (and ofcourse Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and the Andrew Sisters ;)). 

Can't wait to show you everything! 

Last year I decorated my tree in bright colored figurines, this year it's all about white and antique silver. 

How is your tree going to look like? What color(s) do you use this year?

Have a wonderful weekend!



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zondag 11 november 2012

My new kitchen Part III

I love, love, love my new kitchen and today I would like to show you more pictures, old and new ones, to get a complete look of the kitchen renovation.



The wall was extended with about 30 cm. So I could place an extra cabinet at the right.

The tiles on the wall are still there, they fit perfectly and I definitely wanted to keep them. 

Placing the exhaust hood to the left was number one on the to-do-list, so the pipe wasn't showing anymore. 

I wanted to buy a SMEG refrigerator, but decided to go for a built-in-refrigerator and freezer. My microwave is hided in the top cabinet on the left. 

Another big change is the place of the hardware. 
The dishwasher is placed next to the sink and the oven and the stove next to the refrigerator. 




I'm looking forward to hear your opinion about the renovation.

Have a wonderful Sunday everybody!

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zaterdag 10 november 2012

Tiny gift

I love gift wrapping and trying out different decorations. 
These tiny gift bags are so lovely and have a wonderful vintage feeling combined with some lace and stamps.. 

Have a wonderful Saturday evening and Sunday!

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zaterdag 3 november 2012

Tea jar

Wishing you wonderful week end!

I will enjoy mine with lots of tea...

Inspired by the girls of 24 Homes.

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zondag 28 oktober 2012

zondag 21 oktober 2012

A white oldie

Last week I bought this lovely, old kitchen scale. Isn't it pretty? 

The white and black combine perfect and it's realy a work of art.. I looked this scale up and these were made around 1900-1920 in Germany.

It was so hard finding a white kitchen scale, but I'm soooo glad I've found one! 

Have a great Sunday!

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