zondag 19 mei 2019

Piet Hein Eek

One of my old time favourite designers is Piet Hein Eek.
His business, located in a former industrial Philips building, is worthwhile a visit.
I can recommend a nice lunch and a stroll through the showroom.

Flower arrangement by Linda Nieuwstad, steel vase by Piet Hein Eek

You can find more beautiful photos here

zaterdag 11 mei 2019


beautiful Japanese Usuhari glass, the thinnest of all glasses 

A toast to you having a lovely weekend! Cheers!!!

vrijdag 26 april 2019

Old Habits Die Hard

Perhaps you remember how much I love this beautiful coastal area,
the border between Belgium and the Netherlands, 't Zwin
I'm a regular visitor for almost 40 years now.

On Wednesday: sun, wind and rain... we had it all!

The land in the sun is just across the border and therefore Dutch territory...

After some beachcombing in Belgium we crossed the border to meet some good friends...

We'll be back again... next week! (big smile)

for a large variety of beautiful photos form earlier visits click here

woensdag 17 april 2019


We really love the watercolour by Gerrit Neven we bought recently.
But oh boy it can be hard to photograph a framed aquarel
without some kind of reflections in the glass (sigh)

the wooden tower is a work from artist Faan Olgers

dinsdag 16 april 2019


Last January I took these photos during a 2-day trip to Paris.
We were on a very tight schedule so we postponed entering the cathedral
saving it for a later date (the next trip to Paris). Now I regret we didn't go in!

vrijdag 5 april 2019

Special One

(Flemish for special one)

We have some small patches of white wood anemones.
And then the kenderman spotted a single lilac one...

Let's enjoy this Spring weekend!!!!

woensdag 3 april 2019

maandag 1 april 2019

Magnificent Magnolia

Today it's Hanami Matsuri (Cherry blossom celebration) in Japan.
The Japanese Cherry (Sakura) is flowering now.

Usually I prefer the smaller flowers of a cherry, apple or pear tree.
But right now the big Magnolia trees in front of this old house are stunning!
I just couldn't pass without taking some photo's...

zaterdag 23 maart 2019

zondag 10 maart 2019


Last Wednesday...

Visiting a beautiful exposition at a special location Meesters van de Zilverstad...
meeting and talking to the artist Gerrit Neven (the man with the beret)
and eventually buying an aquarel ourselves ★

donderdag 7 maart 2019


Yesterday we visited Schoonhoven with a mission!
The farewell exposition of Gerrit Neven.
We liked Schoonhoven and we even talked to the artist ★

The only remaining medieval entrance gate of Schoonhoven is the Veerpoort

dinsdag 5 februari 2019

Mucha Exhibition Paris

The exhibition of the Mucha Foundation
was the main reason we went to Paris recently.
Perhaps you're familiar with the work of Alphonse Mucha.

 One of my favourites

There was a large queue at the entrance and
people were waiting for a long time to get in.
Thankfully my friend bought our tickets online.

zondag 3 februari 2019

Winter Weekend

Today the sun invited us for a nice winter walk!

Yesterday we visited our friends.
Me and my best friend went for a walk in wintry conditions...
while the men preferred to stay inside (big smile).

zondag 20 januari 2019

Puces de Saint-Ouen

Saturday morning... Paris s'eveille

On our way to visit marché aux Puces St-Ouen
A dream place to the collector

the oldest market is Vernaison

Dauphine market

Biron market