maandag 10 oktober 2016

Freezing, but so pretty!

It's the time of year to start thinking of spring and which bulbs to plant in the garden. I am late. The thing is: I haven't got a clue. My mind is blank, my inspiration zero. This doesn't happen to me often. It's all the 'fault' of a kind and gentle man I met a few weeks ago, who fills my head with dreams and takes up a lot of my time ;-). It's still early days, but there is the promise of something good!

As I do want my garden to look lovely in spring, I thought I would be a good idea to have a look at the photo's of the spring gardens I visited over the years. I hoped they would stir up my grey cells a little, and they did!

This years visit to Sissinghurst, on a freezing day at the end of April, proved to be a source of inspiration. The garden looked absolutely enchanting. Although we still have autumn and winter to enjoy, the photo's make me wish it was spring already :-) It's all so pretty. Hope they will inspire you too!

Have a lovely week ahead!


Madelief x

zondag 25 september 2016

Vintiguing in Antwerp

This post is long overdue. Sorry you had to wait such a long time for it to appear. I have been on a short holiday with my parents, and on a long weekend to Antwerp, one of my favourite towns in the Benelux.  It's only an hours drive from Rotterdam, and such a different world. It's hip, it's classy, the food is better, the clothes are finer and the people much more relaxed. My late husband and I used to visit regularly, to see an exhibition, do some shopping or just walk around town and enjoy the good life.

It was four years ago since I visited last. I thought it would be difficult being there, but somehow the town got me in it's grip. I enjoyed it just as much as I did before. It helped that I was in the company of two sweet friends who live in Antwerp during the weekend and showed me around town.

As they are just as keen on vintage clothing as I am, and now the best shops in town, I came home with two new winter outfits: an amazing turquoise jacket, two sweet hats, a copper sunburst necklace and an antique priests stole, which I use as a belt. I customized the jacket and belt a little, but furthermore the outfits are ok and look fab. 

For those of you who are interested  in the names of the shops I discovered my treasures: Think twice, the Kringwinkel and the Oxfam store

My photo's were taken around Antwerp, near the MAS/het Eilandje, in the city centre and my favourite B&B Bed, bad & brood.

Are you a vintage shopper and did you find any treasures recently?

Have a good week ahead!


Madelief x 

Thank you Marianne and Henny for a fabulous weekend! X