Thursday, June 30, 2011

Shades of grey

I wonder why it is that so often I judge a day as black or white ... with so many shades of grey I  could try  to look at things  a bit more subtle...

It is fascinating how one colour can have this many faces... sometimes grey hides and you have  to look for it , but it is never boring.  The calm beauty of it is quite soothing...isn't it...

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

La Menthe Verte


 It was a tropical warm day, I think everyone was hiding in the shade if possible.

Nevertheless I adore the sun, it makes my menthe verte grow, the leaves smell more intense if caressed by the sun, and so does their  taste.

The one on the left is the applemint, in the middle the mint eau de cologne and on the right  the mint nana

I want  to be very careful with the applemint, I brought it home from Portugal so I make sure  I get several pots with them in case some of it gets lost.

All kind of friendly 'inhabitants'  live my garden, this one enjoyed the sun as well ...  She's  accompagnied by a tiny, tiny elephant and a fake rose , and a small mexican stone figure. A plastic little witch lives with them as well.  All goes well together , as long as no one is bossy...( quite difficult for the wicked witch of course...)                                                        


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Rainy saturday

A grey rainy day, or was it me...

so thank heaven for the flowermarket , couldn't resist and took loads of flowers home. Of course  the flowerman told me that they would last for weeks and weeks and weeks...and weeks and as always I was willing to believe him and took  some more....  Always buy at the same place, because I like the people, and I have a feeling they really like their flowers.  Usually they have kind of oldfashioned flowers that are not trendy at the moment, they sell what they like.    They  sell them with a genuine smile,  and that does the trick ,  especially  on a rainy saturday...

On my way home I got some really nice bread as well...wasn't such a bad start at all in the end...!

The lady didn't mind the rain at all...

Friday, June 24, 2011

Another chair

It is a fascinating picture:  the chair  covered in a fabric with a traditional, oldfashioned  flowerprint .....
the young  painter David Hockney in it, two of his paintings in  the background.
I would not have thought that he would prefer this kind of chair in  his studio, but he did. Is it the model of this chair, the comfort,  is it the fabric, is it something else or is it just  arranged for the photograph ...?

     Photograph made by Jorge Lewinsky, in 1963, known for his fabulous        portaits of painters and sculptors.

Summertime and the living is easy...

Finally being 15 !!!    Summer has just begun,so did his holiday, loads and loads and loads of time..... enjoy beloved boy of mine !

Thursday, June 23, 2011

pierre lesieur 2

Opposites attract... if chosen by heart it  can  make a perfect match. Pierre Lesieur gave both chairs a home .

By the way he  loves painting the table with the wooden carved line and the  red chair with the draped fabric. Often his cat is seated in it, while he paints it.


               chairs Pierre Lesieur , via World of Interiors 04/08              

Monday, June 20, 2011

Chairs and Sofas

Chairs and sofas  are a great love of mine, they can be simple or 'tres chique...',  ugly but o so lovely comfortable, old, new, covered with fabric, naked wood, very delicate or very stable, beautifully designed  but not inviting, beautiful designed  and a home to you,  and so on...

these ones I think  are very worthwhile, they look like they have a very nice story to tell... 

               Pierre Lesieur  a painters home via World of Interiors 04/2008

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Saturday's flowers...

of my favourite things to do on a Saturday is going to the flowermarket...this time  my eyes were caught by sunflowers and irises


                          Irises and Sunflowers painted by Vincent van Gogh

Wish I could paint the flowers beauty like he did, but arranging them  into vases is nice to do as well          


another dog

Would give this one shelter as well...

my companions, the dogs

We walk together...

Of course the little one "calls the shots", she says its just girlpower, the tall male one is a bit gaga anyway...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Of course there is my "Dutchblue" as well


suits me  just fine on a rainy day !

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


 If there is something like Junegreen there definitely is "Greeceblue"...                                                            

                             Isn't it magic to think of all the shades of blue
                             on a sunny day like today...

Monday, June 13, 2011

Another beautiful woman

Another fabulous woman with a twinkle in her eyes :   the one and only Vivienne Westwood.                    



Sunday, June 12, 2011


Quiet  sundaymorning  Junegreen...


Friday, June 10, 2011

beautiful women

                                                                    troutje heidstra

                                                                     louise bourgeois

The twinkle in their eyes is ageless and of all times ...