Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Just because...





Time after time
I tell myself that I'm
so lucky to be loving you
so lucky to be the one
you run to see in the evening
when the day is through

I only know what I know
the passing years will show
you've kept my love so young
so new

and time after time
you'll hear me say that I'm
so lucky to be loving you

I only know what I know
the passing years will show
you cab my love so young
so you

and time after time
you'll hear me say that I'm
so lucky to be loving you


Saturday, 12 April 2014

Easter time

Hello, Friends,
Can you believe it will be Easter in just one week?
Some photos form Easter 2013




Oh I was so looking forward to this season... I was, this year too, for all different reasons... 
Friends, we need to look at each and every day 
with delight for all the good that it has to offer.

Cookies will hopefully be made next week, and so will Easter eggs. 

And time will be had with family
with delicious meat after forty days of fasting.

And hymns we shall sing and feel the divine drama
and be freed with tears of sorrow and regret
and perhaps Joy.

xoxo

Irene








Tuesday, 1 April 2014

April...Avril... Aprile

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Wishing you a beautiful, lucky April

xoxo

Sunday, 23 March 2014

"Hotel chic" spacesaver appartment

From time to time, though not a minimalist in any way, I like a clean slate.
 That's what I see in this apartment in South Africa.


Look at the kitchen under the stairs
The breakfast nook cum isle.


Bookshelves double as Art by themselves.


Not bad, waking to that view.
And there is still space for a desk.

What do you think?

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Saturday, 22 March 2014

Bracelets that I love

What IS it with bracelets and Spring?
Once Winter goes round the corner, the green flashlight is bleeping
 Spring/Summer_Spring/Summer.



I love my carefree bling of cotton string and beads. 
Is it an "I am a carefree child" reaction?
Is it an "I'm a creative person" statement?
Is it an "I don't bother about gold; give me happiness" prayer of the soul?



Long necklaces, yes, I love them, too.



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A talisman


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A promise of sunshine and loved ones, 
and alltogether happy times.

xoxo

Friday, 21 March 2014

Blue and White

Blue and White is such an elegant combination!
Goes with anything, really.


My kitchen in house in the North is blue.
Looks very similar to this one.


I love embroidery and fabrics and I love blue and white. 
This photo includes them both.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Three Shades of Pastels: Dusty, Vibrant or 50s?



These dusty pastels make me wish to redecorate my mil's house. 
Some of those antique distressed pieces would look great in some pretty dusty floral fabrics.
 I love the softness of those balloon curtains!
Have you seen the linen slipcovers? 
Love them!



Ha! What a quirky assemblage!
Elegant, happy, juicy, deliciously and playfully vibrant pastels.
That golden leaf plate is pure perfection!
And that golden pot!
The coffee cup!
And that funny teapot out of Alice in Wonderland!



Or perhaps, would you like a more moody, opinionated, eclectic 50s pastel?
I love books in the kitchen
and clay pots
and a fragrant wind blowing gently through open windows.
{ Have you noticed the play between WIND and WINDows? Isn't language exciting? }

Say,
What kind of pastel are you?

xoxo

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

...and 2 Irenes make 3

Let me introduce you to two Irenes whose nests on the net I like. 






Irene Hoofs started her famous "Bloesem" blog in 2006. She shares design, art and craft inspiration. i like her light and airy, almost transparent taste.






Irene Kim has an earthy quality that is however hard to pind down.

Go say "hi".
I guarantee a few moments of peace (Irene) 
xoxo