January 31, 2013

The Postcard village

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We passed through Damme on our way to Bruges. 
Its is the most pituresque place.

January 28, 2013

The Bruges haul

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While in Bruges, we visited a few vintage stores. Think Twice was by far the most awesome one of them, since they had an everything-for-1-euro sale! The vintage that they sold was primarily 60-80ies, but I managed to succeed big time (even though I usually prefer 30s-50s vintage.) Let me show you what I found...
Two cute seventies sweaters

An evening purse, beret and gorgeous big scarf

A full cotton skirt and a woolen specimen of which I LOVE the shape

A cardigan, vest, blouse and beige top

Let me start by saying I am not planning on having mini-me's in the near future.
I could not resist this taking this cute set though, for the later future.

In total: 14 euro!

January 27, 2013

A most quirky discovery

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When we were making our little trip through Zeeland and Belgium, we discovered this most intriguingly unexpected place... No one told us in advance that the province Zeeland is absolutely and completely abandoned during the month of January. Shops are closed, restaurants aren't open for business and it even looks like the locals are somewhere else.
On a search for some food, we passed by this VVV (tourist info) and we decided to see if someone there knew where we tourists could go for a bite (no where apparently...) Anyways, they weren't able to give us some advice since tourist season did not start yet and most of the establishments would be closed. But we did discover there was a tiny little shop (Ferini) located where the VVV office was. Now, I use the term 'little' loosly. Once chatting with the shop owner, she pointed out that there was a shed with more bric-a-brac and antiques behind the shop. So off we went for a look around and that is where we discovered the most GIGANTIC space filled with gorgeous stuff from passed times! I managed to snap some shot for you to get an idea of what I'm talking about. But I also wanted this to point this amazing place out to those of you on the look for original antique home decoration. From complete vintage porcelain china, lamps, dressers to tiles and doorknobs... they had it all at affordable prices. I can imagine this place to be the answer when you are looking for that one special door handle or a specific piece of furniture. It is a true historic treasure cave! Couldn't you just live there?

January 24, 2013

Bruges and the Beach

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For a lovely city trip, Marnix and me recently visited Bruges in Belgium. This gorgeous medieval town is just too pretty to be true. Almost every single building is authentic and still in very good shape. We really enjoyed gazing at the architecture and style of Bruges, while in between we contemplated our nostalgic feelings over some good local beers. And 'garnalenkroketjes' to DIE for, seriously the best snack ever (so when you visit Bruges, don't miss out on those!) This is a big post showing you pictures of Bruges itself, what we wore and out outing to the snow-white beach we made earlier that day.

The Beach

Marnix is wearing a vintage coat and scarf

Dress: vintage (Ebay)
Jacket: vintage (Episode)
Scarf: vintage (ILV market)
Earrings: local curiosa shop
Hat: vintage (Giensch)
Bag: fleamarket
Tights: Primark
Gloves: vintage
Booties: Episode