Beautiful finds / 26.05.2017

Spring time is for many people also a time of cleaning their house, throw unnecessary items, and even doing some redecorating. In this time of the year each village in our area will organise a 'vide grenier', this means literally 'clean out your attic'.  Going to vide greniers is one of my favorite activities. Nathalie and I decided not to go this time at four o'clock in the morning like some 'professional' treasure hunters do. We don't need to find amazing valuable antiques, as we like to get furniture...

Recipes / 18.05.2017

Every season comes with its own specialties and flavours. Fresh nuts and the smell of clementine’s in autumn, crunchy almonds and pine trees at Christmas, Lilies of the Valley and the first cherries in May. May Day is not only the day of Labor Day, it is also the day to offer a small bouquet of Lilies of the Valley (Muguets in French) to the people we love. This tradition is not new. In ancient Rome, the celebrations in honor of Flora, goddess of flowers, reached their apogee on...

Beautiful finds / 12.05.2017

When we started to think about the layout of our new kitchen we knew for sure we wanted a light and open space this time. I especially wanted open shelving and enough free wall space to be able to display my collection of mirrors and paintings. A space where I could easily change the décor depending on the season. Our kitchen is on the ground level of our house and our living room is on the first level. Both levels face our garden, whereas the other floors with...