Archive for the 'Shops' Category

• One of my favourite… stationery shops

I read about Paperchase in London on several blogs, and had the opportunity to visit one last year. Then I was visiting London with my 6 year old nephew, so couldn’t browse very long in the shop. This year I got a second chance when I was in London with Eline. Oh boy I think […]

7 Comments October 12th, 2012

• Yvestown fair 2012

Yvestown fair 2012

Last Saturday was the day of the first edition of the Yvestown fair. And what a good day it was!! Yvonne’s garden just looked superb, all decorated in the famous Yvestown style that I love so much. And all the lovely ladies who set up their stalls, it was a perfect mix of different kind […]

4 Comments September 10th, 2012

• Handwerkfestijn voor het Diabetes Fonds

Dit weekend is er in Bunschoten het handwerkfestijn, een markt met (tweedehands) handwerk materialen. De volledige opbrengst van deze markt gaat naar het Bestemmingsfonds genezing type 1 van het Diabetes Fonds. Tijdens de markt is er ook een loterij en zullen er verschillende handwerk demonstraties zijn. Op vrijdag zal ik in de middag laten zien wat […]

No Comments August 30th, 2012

• Soft, cozy teapots on Etsy


My artist cousin, who lives and works in Berlin, has just started her etsy shop. I appreciate her very much for the fact she just moved to Berlin a few years ago, and is living an artists live there. Just by that… something I wouldn’t dare to do….. And now she started selling her soft […]

1 Comment August 31st, 2010

• Desirables – found on the web


While browsing the internet and through magazines I stumbled upon these very desirable items. I love them for various reasons: Canvas tote bag – bird in cage (dolly blake) I love it for it’s simple bird print Sewing collection in a can – Favorite stamp set (karaku’s shop) I need more stamps, just because. And […]

3 Comments April 20th, 2010

• Serendipity


Serendipity is the last, but certainly not the least, Paris shop I feature on my blog. This one was one of the first that appeared on my ‘must visit’ list. Clare, from the Lulu Carter blog, insisted I had to go there, but I was already convinced by the pictures of this shop she had […]

2 Comments December 3rd, 2009

• Entrée des Fournisseurs


Right next to HOME Autour du Monde, Rue des Francs Bourgeois 8, you can find the most yummy haberdashery store I have ever visited. The shop is mostly full with buttons and ribbon, but they also sell Liberty fabric, wool felt and patterns. I spent a fortune on French ribbons, I loved them and I now […]

3 Comments November 15th, 2009

• Autour du Monde


Another great shop in Paris is HOME Autour du Monde. I found a lot of inspiration there, they offer a nice mix of vintage like and design stuff. I visited their shop on Rue des Francs Bourgeois 8, which they call their concept store. The street Rue des Francs Bourgeois is worth visiting all by itself, […]

1 Comment October 29th, 2009

• Antoine & Lili


Antoine & Lili was on the recommendation list of Clare, from the Lulu Carter blog. And she was so right, I was so overwhelmed by the shops, I couldn’t buy anything (lucky for my wallet ;-)) On their website I found out that they have several shops around Paris. I have visited the ‘flag’ store […]

4 Comments October 25th, 2009

• Retail therapy


These shops above are two of my favorite shops on Texel: ‘t Lant van Texsel and De Witte Engel. ‘t Lant van Texsel is full of lovely stuff for inspiration and just to have… they sell Rice, Anne-Claire Petit and lots of other stuff in my favorite colours. De Witte Engel is a shop full […]

3 Comments September 15th, 2009