White Christmas

Christmas decorating is still in full swing. In my seating area I created a cozy white christmas ambiance with lots of candles. The Dutch canal house tea light holders are a big hit this year. You see them in all sizes and forms. Mine are from Bastion and are so lovely when lit.

My Christmas Tablesetting Tips in Gatherings Magazine

I am thrilled to share this news with you: I contributed to the latest ‘Winter White issue’ of the American magazine Gatherings Magazine! When the chief editor and founder Heather Spriggs Thompson approached me, asking me if I wanted to collaborate on this issue, I instantly said yes. I had been reading the magazine online, […]

Blend in autumn decorations in your interior

By now I guess most of us have the autumn decorations up and in the US people are prepping for upcoming Halloween. But for those who are still looking for inspiration to add the final touches, I would like to share my own autumnal accents in my home. This year I kept it low-key with […]

Hipster chic weddings

Non-traditional weddings are THE hottest thing these days. There was a time when you had only two options: you’d either save up three years of half of your income to get married in a puffy dress, and dance the night away in an air-conditioned ball room with flickering lights, lots of glitz and glamour, and […]

Ikea Paper Shop

This news is hot off the press: IKEA just launched a new concept in the Netherlands called the Paper Shop. For stationery and paper lovers like yours truly a welcome addition because we love notebooks, gift wrapping paper and decorations, don’t we? The new Paper Shop can be visited in the Delft and Barendrecht locations […]

Meri Meri party essentials

Cards and invitations , Bakeware, Gifts, Partyware, gift bags and anything you need for your next tea party, birthday party or festivity. Meri Meri has it all. The L.A. based company designs the most unique and adorable partyware and stationery to make your party extra special. Whether it’s for an adult get-to-gether with the girlfriends, […]

Easter recap: Family, Food and Flowers

Wow the long weekend flew by, didn’t it?! And setting the clock to day light saving time didn’t help either. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the coldest Easter of all times. My home was boasting with flowers in an array of colours. My dinner table was adorned by the branches with lovely birds as a focal point, […]