Monday, December 30, 2013

free hugs 2014

We are still on Christmas holidays for another week. Enjoying lazy and beautiful days. There is still a stack of unread books and some films I wanted to watch for a long time. This morning in town I manged to find some free hugs, which made my day.

I'm ready to turn a new leaf, to embrace all what 2014 has in store for us. Got the feeling it will be a good year (four is my fav number). Hope you find some magic in 2014.


PS: Free Hugs

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Into the wild

On Boxing Day Mister Kay took me on a trip "into the wild". For a city lover I had an amazing day and sure we will make some more trips into the wild...  soon.

There is also a new dutch movie out.  De nieuwe wildernis which shows how beautiful the dutch countryside is.

see you,

PS: one more time my fav Christmas song Fairytale of New York -The Pogues

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

driving home for Christmas

I grew up celebrating Christmas in the most traditional way possible. In the beginning I used to go home for Christmas to spend time with my family.

For the last 30 years I have been traveling to the States, Italy, Germany or the UK celebrating Christmas wherever I was in December. So at first is was strange for me to spend Christmas at home in the Netherlands... but then we enjoyed it very much because it's so relaxed and we don't have to travel. Guess it's time to start a few new Christmas traditions...
  • having a nice Christmas cake, normally we bake cookies
  • watching a Christmas movie together
  • making Christmas ornament
  • playing records
  • wearing silly Christmas sweaters
Not sure where we will be next year at Christmas  but it would be pretty cool if  Mister Kay could make a Frank Llody Wrights gingerbread house.

Enjoy some peaceful Christmas days,

PS: Santa from Kay Bojesen

Monday, December 23, 2013

Have yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Wishing you all the most delightful and joyful Christmas time.

Thank you all for you support and love. Let's hope 2014 has lots of wonderful things in store for us all.

Kay, Mister Kay and little monster aka Nila

PS: My vintage collection of Festivo candlesticks by Timo Sarpaneva designed in 1966 is growing.

Strooptocht...wonderful little day

Strooptocht... an afternoon in DenHaag... full of poems, music, sweets, hot soup, mulled wine,
Christmas market, fire, walking, records, friendly people,more walking, fun and happiness.

We had a great 4 of Advent, great way of starting our two weeks Christmas holidays.

see you,

Saturday, December 21, 2013

feeling Christmassy

Today I'm feeling very Christmassy.

After a nice little Christmas party with some wonderful girl
friends I'm in a great mood today. So I started to make a last minute wishing list for Santa Claus aka Mister Kay.
Wishing y'all a Christmassy weekend,

PS: retro renovation  full of vintage Christmas ideas

Friday, December 20, 2013


Making some last minute Christmas gifts.
Brunch with a friend.
Now we just need a trip to the Christmas market in Germany.
Enjoy your weekend;
PS: Marieke from pimplewit makes amazing paper stars

Thursday, December 19, 2013

winter wonderland

In October I saw this cute winter wonderland dress at theWhiting Post  in Whitstable. Normally I don't wear dresses like this but I would hang that one on my bedroom wall.

Coming weekend is filled with nice Christmas parties and I'm really looking forward going out with my girlfriends... not sure which dress I will wear.

see you,

PS: love the work from Chris Kabel

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Urlaub goes Christmas

Last Sunday we went to Utrecht to visit the Christmas (Weihnachts) party from Urlaub.

What a great party! I must say the Urlaub shop is amazing and all the people are very friendly and creative. Definitely a place I should visit more often.

see you,

PS: Ode by Yokoo

Sunday, December 15, 2013

vintage Christmas

It took me about 3 years  to find enough vintage Christmas tree ornaments to do a whole tree. I noticed last year it is getting more and more difficulty to find them.
Now I just hope that my cats dont climb the tree... normally the are not very interested.
PS: My first Winter BBQ

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Oh Tannenbaum

In the last couple of years I spent lots of time in museums.

The Rijksmuseum has an amazing tree this year. If you don't feel like visiting the museum you could easily just have a coffee there and then go ice skating.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend.


- totally love Pokey LaFarge.
- Jane Cabrera's home looks so pretty at Christmas time.

Thursday, December 12, 2013


Got home early today to do some work at home but in the moment I'm just pottering around the house.Would be nice to have couple of Christmas elf's in the house to help, lol.

see you,

PS: Need a good book for my holidays... tell me what are you reading in the moment?


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

twinkle twinkle

Getting in to the festive spirit
twinkle twinkle

Coffee with the girlfriends

Not sure about our Christmas plans this year!!

Hi there ,

Still in the middle of decorating my house for Christmas... getting there.

see you  soon,

- Love to go to see Henry V
- Jeeetje (cool gift for Nila)
- Haust... wonderful blog from Norway.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Merry berry

Merry berry Sunday.

Advent table...
Christmas tree tablecloth and candle from Ikea
Cup from la mesa
Christmas green chair from Eames
Vintage Jar from the car boot sale

enjoy your day,

Saturday, December 7, 2013


I found this really nice summer photo from our living room. It made me happy. We had lots of grey days here...

This year I try to be organised for Christmas. Got the tree, made a shopping list. Now we just need some snow and  mince pies.

enjoy your weekend,

PS: looking forward to see Nebraska. Most of my famlily from the States live there.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Sinterklaas a fine dutch tradition

Wishing you all a fine Sinterklaas.
It's a really stormy night, just made it home in time. We have been eating pepernoten (spicy biscuits) for weeks now (far to many, lol).  Nila is hoping  and waiting for a nice gift.
enjoy your night,

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas tree

Our Christmas tradition is to get the tree after Sinterklaas. Finally  saturday we go tree hunting. To warm up we will make some tasty homemade mulled wine in the afternoon.

Have you put your Christmas tree up yet??

see you,

PS: On my Christmas wishing list a print from Ben Dickson

Monday, December 2, 2013

Scandinavian Embassy

If  you are in the mood for some really good coffee, talking about food and in need for some slow time the Scandinavian Embassy is the perfect  place to be. The owners, Nicolas (the coffee champion) and Rikard (the foodie), are perfect hosts.

Sure I will be back there soon.


PS: guess I need a blanket scarf this winter (the first one is my fav).

Sunday, December 1, 2013

December moments


Advents coffee with the family. Wondering should I  get some of the Christmas decorations from the Attic already or should I wait till next weekend??
see you,
PS: love The Making Home