A visit to the pumpkin patch


It’s October already! I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by. Because of the prolonged summer weather it doesn’t feel like autumn at all. Nonetheless, I decided to go to a pumpkin farm this weekend to pick the perfect pumpkins for decorations. In Lisserbroek, a small town between Haarlem and Leiden, I found […]

Posh Pumpkins

Only a few more days till Halloween! Today I drove past a house that was covered in creepy Halloween decorations. And although I love Halloween, I prefer to decorate with style and moderation. That’s why I love these posh pumpkins ideas I found on pinterest. Studded, bedazzled, with ikat print or inspired by Missoni’s chevron. Make […]


Don’t you just love the pumpkin season? At the nurseries and local farmers you can find a variety of pumpkins to use as decorations in and around the house. They come in so many colours and sizes. And besides being pretty they are also delicious. If you are looking for pumpkin recipes, have a look […]

Glam DIY Pumpkins for Halloween

Halloween is only two weeks away, and although it’s not a big holiday in the Netherlands, I have fond memories of my Halloween parties when I was still living in the USA. Usually I decorate my home with a handful of pumpkins too, but this year I’m just enjoying the ones on the internet, instagram […]

Autumn tablescape: capture the season with sophistication

I love to throw dinner parties, and in my circle of friends and family I am occasionally referred to as the Dutch Martha Stewart. What I love about entertaining is to create a theme or concept and execute it to the smallest detail. I have an obscene collection of table runners and -cloths, napkins, napkin rings, cutlery […]

DIY: How to create a French Vintage style Picnic to celebrate Fall

Although it’s fall, that doesn’t mean you have to stay inside. When it’s sunny and you have that crisp autumn air, it is wonderful to pack up some blankets, and a basket filled with cheese and wine for a picnic. I created a vintage style picnic under an apple tree with some easy Do It […]