Two sundays ago I went for lunch with my mom at the old soup factory. On our walk there we discovered new street art, what a treat! I was happy as a bird with a french fry, with these colourful pieces. It was a bit of a grey and cold day, and I was pretty pleased with how these photos turned out. Hope they bring some sunshine to your day.
As a bonus, we also spotted this car. I instagrammed the photo (#asundaycarpic, my favourite hashtags, where loads of people from all around the world post pictures of pretty cars), with the question what kind of car it might have been. According toMary, it's an Opel Caravan. According to in.wien.mit.wien it's a Peugeot 404 Familiale. They both think it's from the sixties. Nowadays cars are definitely more comfortable, but I prefer the look of oldies like this one!
Because of the upcoming holiday season, I've been spending more time on Etsy than usual, in search of unique items that aren't available on every street corner. Buying from small shops (although I am guilty of buying from department shops occasionally) is something I love. Searching for that something special, supporting a dream, people who cook up unique items. Instead of buying things that are made by big corporations. How I spend my money is a choice. And I like to choose to spend it in a way, where I think I make the world a bit of a nicer place. Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Do you shop from websites like Etsy? Or local shops? Maybe I'll snatch up that little dove pendant for myself....
Happy monday everyone! It's a cold, grey rainy day over here. So I am sitting at my desk together with a big glass of camomille tea and some chocolate to get me through the day.....
In case you were planning on doing some Christmas shopping over at my Etsy shop, please make sure to place your order before the 5th of December. When ordered before this date, you are sure to receive your Christmas prezzies in time for the holidays!
If you're familiar with my blog, you may know I have a thing for doors. Back in september I visited Den Bosch with my mom. On our walk across town, we spotted some pretty ones, that I thought deserve a post of their own. Making this post, makes me think I really should get into blogging again, because it brings me lots of joy, and I like re-reading old ones and seeing what I've been up to. Like a sort of online journal. I've made this resolution before, but this time I may succeed in doing so. How are you, how's life in your corner of the world? What have you been up to?
The last one is the opening theme for Big Little Lies. After making a reservation for this series' DVD box at our local library, i finally gotten my hands on it last saturday. I've bingewatched it last week, and loved everything about it. The leading ladies were perfectly cast (why isn't Reese Witherspoon getting any older, what's her secret?), it's something different from any other show that's on right now. I don't do any review posts, but this is definitely a show I can recommend. Have you watched the show? Any music you've digging right now? Love to hear from you!
One of the temporary exhibitions was about the eighties. On display was the dress worn by our former Queen Beatrix when she was crowned in 1980. I am digging the Queen Beatrix wallpaper adorning the walls!
Happy as a bird with a French fry when I spotted some vintage cars
The other exhibition showed work from Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota. This installation was made from about 2,000 balls of wool, held together by approximately 10,000 staples. If you're interested, and would like to know more, you may want to check out thisshort video.
Staircase inside the Stedelijk Museum
Seen on our way back to the train station
Some pretty doors were spotted along the way too, but I'll show those in a separate post. I think they deserve a post of their own :-) Have you visited any museums lately?
Since Etsy hasn't brought Treasuries back (yet)(but with the new CEO I am hoping they will be bringing the 'old' Etsy back), I am sharing some of my favourite finds here today. I am especially smitten with that dream of a mirror! Just to be clear, this post is just for fun, it's not in any way sponsored by Etsy, or the featured sellers.
On april 27th we celebrate King's Day in the Netherlands. It's a national holiday, where we celebrate King Willem-Alexander's birthday. Traditionally the festivities involve music, flea markets, red-white-and-blue flags adorn houses and we eat orange coloured 'tompoucen', typically Dutch pastry that's pink coloured normally, and it's impossible to eat them in a chic way! The King himself celebrates by visiting a different city each year.
Me and my mum fled the country and hustle and bustle of the city. We wanted to visit Museum Kurhaus in Kleve for quite some time and we thought it might be a perfect day to do some art-watching. Kleve is just across the border in Germany, and only half an hour away by car. Does it sound familiar? Whenever you are on a holiday, you do all sorts of stuff and visit special places, but the things that are closer to home go onto the one-day-I'll-do-that-list? And my apologies for the picture heavy-ness of this post!
The museum is housed in a former spa, isn't it gorgeous?
We had a lunch break, with waffles, warm cherries and cream, big Yum!
I love that there's a printing press in the background of this photo!
After visiting the museum, we had a stroll through the park.
The museum is definitely something I would recommend. There something for everyone, photography, paintings, sculptures, textiles. I really liked the variety. Also, if you like architecture, the building by itself is worth the visit. More info on the museum can be found on their website(only in German and Dutch).
A little blast from the past, more Kings Day posts overhere, here, and here