Sweet Saturdays * handmade retro loveliness by Marianne Norup

June 30, 2012

Today I like... No, that's not the right way to put it... Today, I am totally going nuts over Marianne Norup's cute webshop Dig-Mig. Her retro music boxes and dolls are so cute that I just cannot decide which one to choose...

Zo mooi, de poppen, speenkoorden en muziekdozen van Marianne Norup. De Deense verhuisde naar Nederland en startte er haar eigen webwinkel met zelfgemaakte retro kinderaccessoires. Ik ben er van overtuigd dat Dig-Mig nog heel groot wordt! 

Photos: all photos by Marianne Norup
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French Fridays * onZeDanceFlore

June 29, 2012

We're leaving for Playtime Paris in a week from now and we're really excited about discovering new little gems, like French brand onZeDanceFlore. I hope to get to meet designer, so my curious self can ask her what her brand actually means.

Anyone else heading to Playtime? Care to join us for a cup of café au lait?

Photos: onZeDanceFlore
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Travelling Thursdays * New Life Hotels

June 28, 2012

You think this time we've got it all wrong. This can not be a kids' hotel. But it is. Haus Hirt in Austria is even much more than that! It is a New Life hotel with yoga courses for future mums, a special massage program for pregnant women and even a midwife in house. Be aware, it will be hard to get in during winter time, when dads ski, kids are in the mini club and mums can enjoy their pregnancy. 

Op mijn lijstje sinds mijn eerste zwangerschap: een trip naar het design New Life Hotel Haus Hirt in Oostenrijk. Met een skipiste voor papa, een miniclub voor je baby en massages voor de zwangere bijna-mama. Dat is duidelijk waarom, niet? 

* The places you'll go: Haus Hirt in Bad Gaststein, Austria
* The clothes you'll wear: Snuggling bathrobes with trousers in ecological materials from Splash About
* The things you take: Ecological heating cushions from Senger. After all, it is a ski resort.

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Wee Walls Wednesdays * Kids' Artwork Display

June 27, 2012

Genius idea to display your children's works of art!

Photo: via Decor8
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Tutorial Tuesdays * DIY Instagram Photo Labels

June 26, 2012

Smart DIY idea by my sister's suitcase. Thanks for sharing, ladies!

Dit idee van my sister's suitcase schreeuwt om nagemaakt te worden!

Photos: my sister's suitcase
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Mmmmmmm... Mondays * Ice Cream Dream

June 25, 2012

My ever growing kitchen wishlist just got a little longer! Again...

Photos: Shop Sweet Lulu (top) & via Culy (bottom)
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Sunny Sundays * Garden Play Houses

June 23, 2012

We have built my daughter and her little neighbor friends a tiny playhouse in the garden as a birthday present. But now I need to make up my mind with regards to colors: all white? Or Scandinavian red? Which color do you prefer?

Anna-Lune kreeg voor haar verjaardag een speelhuisje, wat ik nu wil gaan 'aankleden'. Romantisch wit? Of eerder rood of zwart? Help! 

Follow our Lovely Little Play Houses Pinterest Board!

DIY Play Houses: Ariadne at Home and Marie-Claire Idees
It's all in the details: The Playhousecompany in the UK
Nordic Style: Wonderful blog atelierreuverte and LittleNordic.com (Blog was removed lately)

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Scandinavian Saturdays * It's all in the Detail

This Norwegian brand might be pretty new to you, because even in the rest of Europe we do not hear a lot about them. Every Dundelina collection is based upon a children's book by Norwegian writer Roald Kaldestadt. I like the little details of their collections... like the bees and the butterflies you can find on every wee dress.

Wat leuk, al die details in de collectie van Dundelina. Vlindertjes en bijtjes op elk kledingstuk. Voor meisjes van 2 tot 10 jaar.

Photos: Dundelina
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French Fridays * Perfect Colors by Petit Pan

June 22, 2012

I simply cannot get enough of these amazing color combinations by Petit Pan. And I just ADORE that cradle! I hope to see more of them at Playtime Paris!

Helemaal weg ben ik van deze kleurcombinatie die je vindt in de nieuwe collectie van het Parijse Petit Pan! En dan dat vintage wiegje...

Photos: Petit Pan
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Travelling Thursdays * Retro French Farm Stay

June 21, 2012

Wake up to the French countryside. It feels as if Noro Paris themselves have been staying in one of these farms when designing their summer collection 2012.

Jammer genoeg zijn de boerderijen van Un lit au pre al volledig uitgeboekt voor deze zomer. Ik had meteen een weekje op het platteland in Frankrijk willen reserveren! Volgend jaar dan maar! 

* The places you'll go: Traditional farm stays in France - Un lit au pre
* The clothes you'll wear: Lovely retro French - Noro Paris
* The things you'll take along: Esschert Design horse, via webshop Woonkeet.nl

Photos: Un lit au pre, Noro Paris and Woonkeet.nl
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Wee Walls Wednesdays * lovely color combinations

June 20, 2012

Not enough leftover wallpaper to cover just a single wall? Why not paper a cupboard door? Such a smart idea!

Restjes behangpapier waar je geen afscheid van kunt nemen die plak je voortaan gewoon op een kastdeur!

Photos: via Preloved (top) & the syle files (bottom)
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ToutPetit Tuesdays * Beewax Crayons

June 19, 2012

I bought my girl some beewax crayons over the weekend. Just thought they would be so much easier for a one-year old to start coloring. She loved it!

Anna-Lune probeerde dit weekend voor het eerst wasco krijtjes uit. Smaakte goed, tekende gemakkelijker, ... Een kleine kunstenaar in spe! 

Photos: Studio ToutPetit
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Magical Mondays * Princess and the Pea

June 18, 2012

This cute little corner reminds me of one of my favorite childhood fairytales: 'The Princess and the Pea'. When I was little I used to tell my mom how I believed I would also be able to feel this little pea hidden under a pile of mattresses. I am kind of super sensitive that way...

Photo: via Mokkasin
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Sleepy Sundays * Dutch Design for Kids

June 17, 2012

Thijs and Kevin have always dreamt about being a knight (ridder) and a clown. Today they are grown-up designers, but you can still spot their inner child. This bed is the perfect kids' place: a place to play, a place for yoga, a place to read bedtime stories, ... By Ridder & Clown.

Een beroep als Ridder & Clown, daar droomden Thijs en Kevin van als kind. Hun nieuwste kinderbed geeft kleine mensen alvast alle mogelijkheden te dromen.

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Sweet Saturdays * Handmade Nursery Decoration

June 16, 2012

Handmade nursery decoration Pommettes du Chat. Oooh sooo lovely! 

Photo: Pomettes du Chat - take a look at their lovely blog
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Freebie Fridays * Kewpie Doll Labels

June 15, 2012

Today I'm loving these cutiepie Kewpie doll labels by Cinti from My Poppet. You can download the free printable directly from her blog
Did you know that this litlle doll's name 'Kewpie' is derived from 'Cupid'? And that it was first produced exactly 100 years ago in Germany?

Ik heb me altijd al afgevraagd of deze poppetjes ook een naam hadden. En dat hebben ze: Kewpie! Van het Latijnse 'Cupido'; 'Cupid' in het Engels. Ze zijn zelfs al meer dan 100 jaar oud...
Cinti van My Poppet heeft er superschattige labels van gemaakt. Je downloadt de gratis printplaat hier.

Photos: My Poppet
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Travelling Thursdays * Wild Stays

June 14, 2012

Whoupee! Glamping in luxury teepee tents. That's fun for mums and dads too.

* The places you'll go: Glamping in Les Moulins, on the French isle l'Ile de Noirmoutier
* The clothes you'll wear: Colorful wear by Dutch Desigual
* The things you'll take along: My favorite designer Stella Mc Cartney does not only have the cutest boots for this trip; on her blog you also find the right DIY hat.

Photos: Les Moulins, Desigual, Stella Mc Cartney
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ToutPetit Tuesdays * la bella Ella

June 11, 2012

May I proudly present: my little girl through the lens of Tanja de Maesschalk. Ella usually shies away from cameras, but opened up in front of Tanja. I really could not believe my eyes. But then again, Tanja is not just a fabulous photographer, she just is a truly lovely lady! Gifted, genuine and giggly...

Mag ik jullie voorstellen: mijn kleine meisje door de lens van Tanja de Maesschalk. Het kindje dat altijd wegkijkt of wegloopt als je haar op gevoelige plaat probeert vast te leggen, bloeide helemaal open voor de camera van Tanja. Ik kon m'n ogen niet geloven. Maar Tanja is dan ook niet zomaar een fantastische fotografe, nee, Tanja is gewoon ook een mooi, warm mens!

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Magical Mondays * Jinky Art

Magical photography by Jinky Art.

Photos: Jinky Art
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Sweet Sundays * Tea Party

June 10, 2012

As a little girl I used to play 'tea party' all the time and my little Ellabella seems to be enjoying it as much as I do. Her dolls and cuddly toys need to share chairs as she likes to think big and invite the whole lot. She would just looove this party setting by Mokkasin.

Photos: Mokkasin
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Sweet Saturdays * Nursery Kites

June 9, 2012

What an amazing DIY idea for a nursery! These stunning images appeared in the 2012 catalog by vintage inspired American brand Ruche. I am pretty sure these paper kites will find their way to thousands of kids' rooms. Thank you, Ruche!

Ruche kwam met deze insiprerende foto's op de proppen. Ik ben er van overtuigd dat heel wat mama's nu zelf aan de slag gaan om de kinderkamers op te vrolijken. Dankjewel, Ruche!

Photos: Ruche
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Fun Fridays * Spanish Retro Toys

June 7, 2012

Just discovered the retro toys collection by Spanish brand Londji. Their circus puzzle is an absolute must-have.

Net ontdekt: Londji. Een hele collectie traditioneel speelgoed in retro verpakking!

Photos: Londji
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Travelling Thursdays * Jumbo Jet Hotel

Quite a dream stay for tiny boys: sleeping in a jumbo jet at a Swedish airport.

Een droom voor kleine jongens: slapen in een jumbo jet op de luchthaven!

* The places you'll go: The Jumbo Hotel at Stockholm Airport
* The clothes you'll wear: Amore di Mamma, a German brand with Italian flair.
* The things you'll take along: Lovely suitcases for kids by Bakker made with Love.

Photos: Jumbo Hotel, Amore di Mamma and Bakker made with Love
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Wee Walls Wednesdays * Vintage Finnish Butterflies

June 6, 2012

So vintage and still so now. 1950 wallpaper design by Finnish designer Rut Bryk. Now available online via Tapettitalo.

Photo: via www.79ideas.org
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