Sunday, 28 March 2010

Thrift store finds (2)

Again, I found some nice children games. I am not sure what I am going to use them for. I might use the pictures for collages and perhaps the throwing marbles game for making a coat rack.

And I found two lovely children books. They both are written and illustrated by Polish artists and transelted to Dutch. I had never heard of them, but I am very happy with them. Especially the left one has beautiful pictures.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Graduation gift

A couple of months ago one of my best friends graduated from Uni. Me and my friends wanted to give her a special gift and planned to buy her a nice piece of art. We all looked at hundreds of pieces on the internet, mostly on Etsy and Poster Cabaret. In the end we decided to buy this beautiful testprint by Strawberry Luna, with whom I had a very nice email-conversation by the way. As I had to pay shipping fees anyway, I decided I could buy something for myselve just as well. So I bought the V is for Vulture screenprint.

Both items are lovely, just as all the extra's Strawberry Luna sent me, and Luna herself of course. In fact, the whole thing got me interested in screenprinting so next week I am starting with a course myself. I am so excited about that.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010


Recently I needed some postcards but I couldn't find anything good in the shops here. Of course, that's what happens when you need a card right away. So I decided to buy some on Etsy for future purpose, because next time I don't want to buy too expensive Hallmark cards that I don't even like.

The set on the left is by Ninainvorm, the set on the right is by Bangbangyourethread. And the little painted stone I also bought on Etsy, it's by LillaJizo

Monday, 15 March 2010

New couch

I haven’t posted for a while, because I have been so busy working on the house and unpacking boxes (again). Last weekend we bought this couch at Depot Rotterdam. Only ours is made from red felt and has just one arm-rest. But I’ll show that later. It's the Rambla by Sur&Plus. We both felt in love with it the first time we saw it. Only it was one of the first couches we saw, so we kept looking but we just couldn't get this one out of our minds. So after a couple of months, we just decided to buy it.
Depot Rotterdam is an amazing shop, it definitely is my favourite in Rotterdam. The owner is very nice, and he even drew a very inspiring lay-out for our living room. Great service! The photo is taken from their website.

This weekend we have sanded the floor and window-stills in the living room and bought lots of paint. So next weekend we can finally start painting!