Tuesday, January 17, 2017

vase d'amour

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Vase d'avril, but i call it vase d'amour for the occasion.

Last week in Paris, Henk surprised me with a very special wedding anniversary gift.
We visited the shop of Tsé & Tsé Associés in Paris and while i was looking around upstairs in the amazing shop, Henk bought my favorite vase.
It was an amazing surprise!

I've been working with the Vase d'Avril for almost ten years now, during my flowerdays at Villa Augustus.
During the years I've sold a lot of vases in the market shop and told the happy new owners it's a great investment, because you can create a tiny flowerfield with just a few flowers.
This morning I bought some tulips at the flowershop, where my daughter Pippa is working and she choose those pretty pastel pink tulips for me.

I think it looks amazing on the small table in our kitchen and I'm very happy with it. So precious!

Friday, January 13, 2017

la chaise parisienne

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'La chaise parisienne' is an unmistakable symbol of Paris.

Nothing beats a drink on a characteristic terrace to enjoy the flamboyant parisian street life.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

two days in paris

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Two days in Paris to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary.
Paris is romantic and we enjoyed our umpteenth stay in the city of love.
Vive l'amour!

(and thanks everyone for all the kind messages on instagram)

Friday, January 6, 2017

amsterdam and the green theme

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On Wednesday I met my friend Ank in Amsterdam to proceed with the program for Green Gardens workshops in May and October.

In the greenhouse of De Plantage we had an exciting meeting. Afterwards we went to the Hortus Botanicus to enjoy the Amsterdam Light Festival in and around the garden, to make the green theme complete.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

s a l e - black & white baby blanket

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S A L E: Black & White baby blanket.

The handmade black & white baby blanket is now for sale in my Etsy shop.

If you rather make the baby blanket yourself, you can also find the pattern of the baby blanket and the harlequin rug o v e r h e r e.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

happy green year

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Happy New Year to you all.

Just be kind, respect nature and start making beautiful memories!

First day of January is about making new plans and the best way to start 2017 is: just do it!

Why wait? Start looking forward to travels and new adventures for this brand new year.

For example, by joining a green city break to Marrakech.

Some months ago we have developed the Green Gardens workshop in Marrakech. A great way to get to know the city in a different way. With professional guided tours we will arrange for all the gardens we will visit during the workshop.
Besides the daily garden visits, we also want to be actively engaged with our daily green experiences.
Everyone will make a personal Green Gardens herbarium during the workshop. Collecting leaves, seeds and making drawings of the plants and leaves.
We will also organize a moroccan veggie cooking workshop.
But most of all we would like to take you on adventure and show you all the beautiful green places in and around the city.

Below you can find more information about the Green Gardens workshops in May and October 2017.

PROGRAMME:

During the workshop we will visit and explore all kinds of gardens in and around Marrakech; An Arabic garden, a rose garden, botanical gardens, secret city gardens, city parks, hidden courtyards, an art garden, museum gardens and vegetable- and herb gardens.
To make the green theme complete, we will also organize a veggie cooking workshop (including vegetables & herbes shopping in de souk). All the participants will get an herbarium notebook, in which they can make daily sketches and collect green memories, such as leaves and seeds.
You will be surprised how green the Red City actually is. Urban jungle adventures with guided tours and delicious moroccan food, make this green travel-workshop unforgettable!

GREEN GARDENS WORKSHOP

Six days in Marrakech! Green is the theme. Price € 675,00 per person.
The price is based on a shared twin bedroom and excluding flight ticket. It's not possible to book a single room.
It's always possible to book extra nights, before or after the workshop (info@chambresdamis.com)

INCLUDED:
- transfer from airport Marrakech to Riad Chambres d'amis (v.v.)
- shared twin bedroom (5 nights) including breakfast in Chambres d'Amis. (no single rooms available)
- 3 dinners & 4 lunches (drinks not included)
- veggie cooking workshop
- collecting green memories in a herbarium
- all excursions in and around Marrakech

SPRING GREEN GARDENS WORKSHOP arrival: Thursday 11th of May - leaving: Tuesday 16th of May
AUTUMN GREEN GARDENS WORKSHOP arrival: Thursday 12th of October - leaving: Tuesday 17th of October

If you would like to join one of the workshops, please send an e-mail info@woodwoolstool.com for an application form.

Both workshops are a collaboration with my friend Ank van der Pluijm, owner of CHAMBRES D'AMIS, oasis in the Medina of Marrakech and our 'basecamp' during the workshops.