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July 2012

About moving


I love our new home. It’s so light and spacious. Two things that are so different from our last home. I also love the big garden and the nice neighborhood. We have to do a lot in the garden before I can say it’s pretty. Right now almost everything is paved. I want to add some grass and of course flowers! I also want a patio, that would be great with the rainy weather here in the Netherlands. But for now we are still very busy inside. The last residents were living here since 1965 and were heavy smokers so you can imagine that there is a lot to do here. One of the rooms had 6 layers of wallpaper. I kept a piece of all of them. I really love the one above. I’m going to try to find a roll of that one. That would be so great!

dime and john moving

The cats were not amused by the move. John, the grey one, doesn’t really care about the new home but he does about not being able to go outside. Dime spent his first day lying under the couch. The poor thing. Now he is sleeping at his, and Johns, new favorite spot: the window-sill. They will be alright, it just needs some time..

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Cats, Garden, House, Kitchen

DIY – Washi tape drinking glass

DIY - Washi tape drinking glasses

Washi tape is a new love of mine. It’s so easy to create something beautiful with it. Today I created this pretty drinking glass. It’s great for a party! But you could also use it as a vase (see picture after the jump) or as a candle holder.

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DIY, Interior Design, Parties

DIY – Wallpaper sample bunting

DIY - Wallpaper sample bunting

I’m still in love with wallpaper samples, so I decided that I’m going to make five different crafts with them. Today number two: a wallpaper sample bunting! I really like colorful buntings and with wallpaper samples you can create one at almost no cost. There are so many wallpaper samples to choose from that you will always find something that you like. I choose colorful wallpaper but of course you can go with one color too!

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DIY, Parties

DIY – Wallpaper sample artwork

DIY - Wallpaper sample artwork

I spend a lot of time in the DIY shop right now and I love the wallpaper samples that they have there. It’s like walking into a store with all kinds of pretty paper for free! OK, I know they don’t like it when I get this samples just for my crafts. But I can’t help it, they are just to pretty. This DIY artwork is made with these pretty wallpaper samples. What do you think? XO Wilma

Learn how to make this wallpaper sample artwork after the jump. . . Read More »

DIY, Interior Design

Thrift store find: Pretty vintage cooking pans!

Thrift store find: Pretty vintage cooking pans!

Now that I’m moving into my new home I know that I’m going to use my fabulous vintage stove very soon. I’m really looking forward to that. I love baking and I haven’t been able to do some proper baking in over a year! But that lovely vintage stove can’t go without some vintage cooking pans. So I bought some at the thrift store. It makes me so happy when I look at these pans. They are so pretty and colorful! The best thing is I bought them for about ten Euro’s in total. A lot less then if I would buy new ones. And these vintage cooking pans are looking so much better then today’s cooking pans! What do you think of them? XOXO Wilma

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Thrift store

DIY – Vintage serving tray chalkboard

DIY - Vintage serving tray chalkboard

I really like the look of vintage, metal serving trays. The only thing is that I never get to use them. I thought I could make something cool with it without losing character. This serving tray chalkboard is really stylish and perfect for displaying for example a menu. It’s not that hard to make, but it looks great!

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DIY, Interior Design

Fashion – Cute striped summer outfit

Fashion - cute red summer stripes outfit

It’s raining here all day, so I really needed to create some summer inspiration. This outfit is fun and perfect for a day at a terrace in the city. I absolutely love the striped dress. It’s so cute! What do you think about this outfit? XO Wilma.

1. Too Red nail polish from RGB Nails. Sold at Beckley Boutique.
2. Red And White Stripe Skater Dress from Debenhams.
3. UO Sweetheart sunglasses from Urban Outfitters.
4. Oasis Mini Satchel from Asos.
5. Pumps Carrie Red from We Like Fashion.