vrijdag 26 december 2008

Riviera Maison concept store

Last week, I went to the Riviera Maison concept store in Rotterdam with my father and his wife. It's my alltime favourite interiorstore!

The store is an old barn that they made into a interiorstore. There's a huge shoppingmall around it and the barn was a protected building so they couldn't break it down. So they had to build around it and now the barn is in the shoppingmall!

Christmas breakfast

I know christmas is almost over but I just worked the entire two days but I still had time to had breakfast bij myself.

I found the christmas plate and cup and saucer, there from Wedgewood and I completely forgot that I had them but found it just on time. It brought a little feeling about christmas. But I can't wait for tomorrow when we go to Brussels! That's going to be our christmas time!

talk yo you soon

donderdag 25 december 2008

Merry Christmas!

Just wanted to wish everyone a wonderful christmas, wherever you are!

S and I are working but we celebrated it last night and it was lovely. This weekend, we'll be in Brussels for two days, going to the christmas market and do a bit of shopping. Can't wait but first work for two whole days... At least we have something to look foward to.

Enjoy this day and this time of year, love the one you're with and relax, even if the christmas dinner doesn't quite go as you had in mind ;-)

maandag 22 december 2008

Isn't it a beauty?

I bought it on Marktplaats(the Dutch Ebay)from a woman who made it and I immediatly wanted it. So after paying for it, it arrived after a week and I can't stop looking at it and putting beautiful stuff on it. Don't you think it looks great?

This is something that we can make ourselves and I'm planning to do so with a good friend of mine. I can't wait! I'll show you the result as soon as it's ready!

New diningroom chairs!

Well, not exactly new but after a long time I finally made the time to paint them and it was a hell of a job.

Because I have absolutely no patience, I want these kind of jobs to be done quickly so I started on saturday afternoon and on tuesday I was ready!

The result is exactly as how I imagined it would be and I'm so happy with it. The diningroom area is already so dark because of the limited sunlight that shines there but now it looks great! Now, I would like to paint a part of the diningroom table but S doesn't want that because then it would look to girly.... Oh, what can you do... Maybe it's better to buy a new diningroom table but let's just wait and see, maybe I'll find a way to convince S. I'll let you know.

vrijdag 12 december 2008

Shopping in The Hague

For all of you christmas shoppers and planning for a day in The Hague, take a look at this website with all great places to shop!

Christmas at our house

In between work, shopping for christmas presents and just being busy, I had put up the christmas tree!

The other day, there was a man at the hotel singing "It starting to look a lot like christmas" and ever since that song is in my head, ha ha.

S has no idea that these presents are not all for him, hi hi.

My two santa's. Usually, I seperate them and put them in different places but I thought that they looked nice together, don't you think?

Well, It's something nice to come home for, putting on the lights and just enjoy this time of year. Unfortunately, S and me are working during christmas but we are going to celebrate christmas on the 27th so we extended christmas for another day (christmas is celebrated for two days in the Netherlands). We problably going to cook something simple and spend all day in our pj's and enjoying ourselves! I can't wait.

dinsdag 9 december 2008

Christmas at work

Yesterday, a group of work decorated the hotel in christmas style and it turned out beautiful!

De people at the flowerstore where we buy all of our flowers and plants made a real special creation, don't you think? See what they made as a christmasball ornament...

I worked on the stairs, this was only for the picture for the photographer to make a group picture because the decoration isn't fireproof, unfortunately. But it looks great, right?

I'm about to go out to buy our christmas tree and then tomorrow I'll decorate it, looking forward to it!

zondag 7 december 2008

Ikea vase

Finally I have it, the white vase by Hella Jongerius made for Ikea!

After going to Ikea for three times, made four telephone calls to make sure they keep one aside for me and not sell it to somebody else, I finally have it and am so glad and happy. I can't stop looking at it. !

On friday, I'll start decorating the house in christmas style but I already bought these branches especially for my new vase. My mother is coming on friday so it'll be nice when everything is finished and I can show her and you the result.

Talk to you soon!

Lazy sunday

After working for 6 days and a very busy day yesterday, I thought it was time to relax...

So I made myself a nice cup of tea, had something sweet to eat and watched two great movies: Alles is liefde (a Dutch movie based about the Dutch tradition Saint Nicholas wich you can compare to Santa Claus) and the Holiday. Ohhh, I'm so ready for the holidays!

Enjoy your sunday!