3x Wicked Halloween Tablescapes

Are you ready for the Halloween weekend? Although it’s not a largely celebrated fest in the Netherlands, there are a lot of grown-ups who cease this typical American day to throw a party or host a halloween dinner. Because how fun is it to decorate your home as spooky as possible and prepare themed faux […]

Weekend tip: Dining with the Tsars exhibition

Yesterday I visited the exhibition Dining with the Tsars in the Hermitage in Amsterdam. The exhibitions is only open for a few more days, until March 1, 2015. I’m glad I went because it was stunning! You are welcomed as being a guest in the Winter Palace and to experience the grandeur of the Russian […]

A Rustic-chic Christmas Table Setting

After decorating the house it’s time to start wrapping gifts and thinking about the Christmas menu and table setting. This year I think  I’m going for a shiny and glamourous look with metallics. Last year I created two opposing looks: an Audrey Hepburn inspired table, but also a rustic-chic one for brunch. The rustic-chic table […]

Thanksgiving table setting

Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away and somehow I’m less pre-occupied with it than other years. It might have something to do with the nice weather, and prolonged summer, creating a feeling of early autumn instead of mid November. What I love most about Thanksgiving is developing and experimenting with new recipes, and creating […]

All set for Christmas: The tablesetting and Christmas tree

This is my last post of 2013.  I would like to thank all of my readers for their support, loyalty and for visiting my blog. I will be on a break until January 20th 2014.  If I really, really need to share something before that time, I might make an exception, but I hope I […]

5 Christmas Tablesettings with a wow-factor

I love to create creative tablesettings. I can’t wait to start on mine. On Pinterest there is a load of inspiring ideas. Visit my pinterest board or have a look at my favourite ideas below: 1. An evergreen tablesetting: work with evergreen and natural materials and hues to create a warm and cozy look. 2. […]

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, […]