maandag 31 december 2012

2012 in pictures...

Today I would like to show you my first whole year in my own house in pictures. 

Like every year, there has been ups and downs. 
Hopefully 2013 will bring many good, happy and lovely moments....


The beginning of a new year with lovely kalanchoes..


A little start towards Spring..

Visiting Scotland with my dear friend Carmen <3


A high tea for my birthday with some of my dearest girl friends <3


Easter brunch at my place with my parents, my sister and her boyfriend.


My favorite flowers on the diner table..


This month I've found two lovely French door blinds.

And a wonderful topic about my high tea on Bellenza..


Visiting Paris with my dear friend Mandy.. <3


The new kitchen was ready!

So happy to be on Alles Brocante, the first "Binnenkijken bij..". 

Claire of 24 Home wrote a wonderful topic about my cakes..


My first pillow frame..


Lovely baby boos..


Enjoying the little things..


A white, silver and green Christmas <3

Thank you all for following and reading my blog and above all, for the dear comments!

A final few words for you; until 2013!



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zaterdag 29 december 2012

The last days of 2012...

Only 2 days to go until 2013.. A new year with new possibilities, the end of Winter and Spring not so far from now..

I'm already preparing new decorations for january. 
Doesn't it look lovely? Still tiny hyacinths with moss and a lace bow.. 

I would like to wish all of you a happy new year, a wonderful 2013 with lots of love, happiness and health!

"For last year's words belong to last year's language.
Next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning."
~ T.S. Eliot ~

"New Year's eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights."  
~ Hamilton Wright Mabie ~



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dinsdag 25 december 2012

maandag 24 december 2012

Merry Christmas Cake

This year's Christmas cake... 

Last year I used the traditional Christmas colors; red, green and white. 

This year I wanted to make a vintage, light colored cake. 
Grey and white look so lovely and calm together and with some glitters, pearls and lace added, it makes a perfect combination for Christmas. 

Have a very merry Christmas!



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zaterdag 22 december 2012

My Christmas home on Huisjekijken

A few weeks ago I recieved the that the lovely ladies of 24Homes wanted to show some pictures of my Christmas home in their blog on Huisjekijken. A new topic about some of their favorite bloggers and their Christmas homes. 

I was very happy to hear that and now very proud to present you
 "Blogs gehuld in kerstsferen". 

You read the entire topic by clicking on the picture below.

Have a wonderful week end!



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donderdag 13 december 2012

Noël 2012 Part II

Next to my big Christmas tree, I also have these tiny Christmas trees. 

They are so cute and look very pretty with only a bow of broderie lace... 

I love this lace and the white matching the green... <3

There's no way I can make pretty pictures of my front window in dayligt, with all the houses and cars, but here's a look of it decorated for Christmas.



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woensdag 12 december 2012

Christmas greetings

This year I wanted to make homemade Christmas cards for my dearest ones in a vintage look. 

At a flea market I've bought a cutting sheet with vintage Christmas images. 
After cutting them out, I've used the Paper Distresser from Tim Holz to give the images an old edge and colored the edges with Distress Ink "Old paper". 
For the stamp I've also used "Old Paper".
At last, a doily and a tiny bow and the Christmas cards are ready to be given. 
On the back of the envelope I've put a gold seal, bought in Paris. I've always wanted my own seal and this was the perfect time to use it.  

The N of Noël (-and Nadine-) <3



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maandag 10 december 2012

Noël 2012 Part I

Hello dear readers!

Last week I finally had the time to make some pictures of my Christmas decorations.

As you may know, Christmas is my favorite time of the year.
But are there people that don't like Christmas?!

I love turning my house in a cozy, winter home with beautiful decorations and wreaths. And seeing snow outside my window makes me smile big time. 

It's my second Christmas in my own house and I've gathered lots of new Christmas decorations.
Last year I used lots of bright colors, this year I chose white and antique silver. They both have their own charm. Although white and silver fit better into my interior.

I love pine wreaths... They give an instant Christmas feeling.

This year I had to buy all new decorations, I didn't mind at all ;)

How cute is that birdie?! I already bought one last year,
luckily I've found another one.
And the lace heart is so pretty, don't you think?

An adorable white angel..

My little Christmas corner in my living room.

My own "Rudolph" <3

Ssttt.. This wreath is hanging there since last Christmas, without the lights it fits perfectly into my home.. In 2013 I will search for a new wreath!

My new favorites for Christmas, mercury glass ornaments...
I love their old, vintage look.

There are some more pictures to come, but I think you'll have a good image of my Christmas home 2012.

Have a wonderful week!



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zaterdag 8 december 2012

La Tarte Ladurée

I've made this one before, in purple, white and gold for my mom

This time I was inspired by the green Ladurée gift bags. The pale shade of avocado that I used, matches perfectly with the bags. 

The cake was made for a lovely lady, she turned the big 50 today.

Have a wonderful Saterday evening and Sunday!



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vrijdag 7 december 2012

And to all a good night...

"Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night"

One of my favorite quotes from "Santa Clause".

Have a wonderful evening dear readers!



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zondag 2 december 2012

First Adventus

My Adventus plate for this year. 
Next week I'll be posting pictures of my Christmas home. 

How does your Adventus plate or wreath look like?

Have a wonderful Sunday evening!



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