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Happy Long Weekend!

I want to pop in quickly (Hi!) to wish you all a wonderful weekend. It’s a bank holiday in the UK and Memorial Day weekend in the US, so I think I’m going to take advantage of these days off to work on the shop window that I’m designing for the American Book Center in Amsterdam in preparation for my signing event there on June 25th. I also need to work on the story I’m pulling together for the premiere issue of Mowie Kay Magazine that will launch soon (go, Mowie, go!) so the extra day off shall be used very well. And you? What will you do this weekend? Do you have Monday off?

Kitschy Kitschy Kool on Etsy

Isn’t this illustration adorable by Kitschy Kitschy Kool on Etsy? It’s quite fitting for Memorial Day weekend and since I’m American, I rather like it. :)

I’ll see you on Tuesday… xo

(image: kitschy kitschy kool)

Posted by decor8 in uncategorized on May 28, 2011

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  1. Eva @ Four Leaf Clover commented
    May 28th, 2011 at 6:58pm

    No long weekend for me here in Switzerland (that I know of), but I wish you a very happy one! I’m just hoping for the warm days to come back and to have a very productive day today and tomorrow.
    Eva @ Four Leaf Clover´s last blog post ..Achieve greatness in your life

  2. elisa commented
    May 28th, 2011 at 7:10pm

    wonderful illustration. makes me think of images i’ve just seen of the water for elephants film.

    i like to take the holiday of the country i’m in, so i’m taking monday off with the uk.

    can’t wait to see a picture of the window! i would love to dress a window, such possibilities. i think robert rauschenberg and jasper johns did that in their early days xx

  3. All things nice... commented
    May 28th, 2011 at 8:43pm

    No holiday here in Ireland until next weekend but I am really looking forward to it :) Hope you have a nice weekend and goo luck with the window design. As a child I always wanted to be a window dresser. Sometimes when I’m shopping I’m tempted to go into the shop and ask could I buy some of the lovely posters and cardboard cut outs they have displayed in their windows. Hope we will get to see an image of your design when it’s finished

    All things nice…
    All things nice…´s last blog post ..More progress on my new home &amp life in general

  4. Kim Welling commented
    May 28th, 2011 at 8:46pm

    Oh, I’m so curious about that shop window at the ABC! I visite their shop in Amsterdam about once a month and now definitely will at the end of june! :)
    Kim Welling´s last blog post ..Lino cut result

  5. meenal @ maison marigold commented
    May 28th, 2011 at 8:48pm

    No long weekend for us in India..but i am happy with a regular weekend too..have a lovely long weekend, holly..xx meenal
    meenal @ maison marigold´s last blog post ..Why dont you

  6. decor8 commented
    May 28th, 2011 at 9:54pm

    @Kim – Hi! Yes I’ll design the window for my book so it will be visible from June 24th into July – I think mid July sometime. :)

  7. decor8 commented
    May 28th, 2011 at 9:55pm

    @All things nice – Yes I will definitely post my window on decor8. :)

  8. max fliz commented
    May 28th, 2011 at 10:04pm

    This article is a treat for me:-) I’ve added to your favorites and will definitely back here

  9. jenn commented
    May 28th, 2011 at 10:11pm

    I rather like it too! I’m very happy to have monday off :)

  10. BringingPrettyBack commented
    May 28th, 2011 at 10:14pm

    We re having a long weekend here in US as well. Hopefully we will do some grilling and relaxing!
    Have a great weekend!
    BringingPrettyBack´s last blog post ..Its a sign SERENDIPITY!

  11. Kira commented
    May 29th, 2011 at 10:40am

    Aw that sounds great. I’ve been spending the weekend in the garden planting flowers and herbs. But tomorrow it’s back to reality, and 8 hour days at the library finishing my exam. Yuck!

    I always enjoy stopping by here, thank you for doing a great job! :)

    – Kira
    Kira´s last blog post ..Sunday Oh Sunday

  12. allison commented
    May 29th, 2011 at 4:04pm

    I love that illustration!! Totally pined to my art board on pinterest lol:)
    allison´s last blog post ..Craigslist Makeovers

  13. Maaike commented
    May 29th, 2011 at 10:21pm

    No way, you will have a signing event here in Amsterdam by the end of next month?! I’ll note that in my agenda!!

    Have a lovely week,
    Maaike´s last blog post ..New WIP

  14. Lidyll commented
    May 29th, 2011 at 11:01pm

    Hope you have a superb long weekend*smile*

    best wishes from Norway
    Lidyll´s last blog post ..Bilder fra header-shoot Sommer-Lidyll!

  15. desiree - Vosgesparis commented
    May 29th, 2011 at 11:47pm

    Sounds like fun ABC let people very often make their own shop window ;)
    I should have thought about the fact you are american living in europe !

    I was approached by Home & Garden Television from the US (they thought I was an American living in Paris LOL) and wanted to show my house in the show.. When I told them I was Dutch they asked if I knew any expats who would love to be on their show…. !?
    desiree – Vosgesparis´s last blog post ..Do you still have it !

  16. Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) commented
    May 30th, 2011 at 4:42am

    I just found Mowie Kay the other day and now, I am seeing him here, too. I LOVE his work!!!
    Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga)´s last blog post ..Trips- Workshops- &amp Conferences

  17. Jo commented
    May 30th, 2011 at 9:08am

    Hello from New Zealand!
    I was in Wellington in the weekend and found Decorate! Purchased in record time and I devoured half the book by bed time, truely gorgeous homes and totally inspirational. Love the floral wallpaper in the kitchen with the ruby cupboards. So well done, it’s nice to see it finally reach our shores…now if we can just get Ikea here, I’ll be one happy woman!

  18. decor8 commented
    May 30th, 2011 at 11:36am

    @Jo – THANK you so much, I am happy that Decorate makes YOU happy, too! :)

  19. decor8 commented
    May 30th, 2011 at 11:41am

    Desiree – HGTV reached out to me too – but I’m not interested…

  20. BODIE and FOU commented
    May 30th, 2011 at 9:13pm

    Hi Holly

    I cant wait to see the window you’re doing. I’m trying to find some inspiring ideas for the front cover of our first mail order catalogue. It’s exciting but stylism is new to me so it takes me ages to get a full picture of what I want to create for the cover and since it’s our first it really needs to be a success :-(

    In the meantime, I had a lovely, rewarding DIY weekend during this Bank Holiday weekend. I painted a console in white which is now looking very French and stylish and made a coffee table out of an industrial pallet. Will send you some pics if you want. bises

  21. Nadia commented
    May 31st, 2011 at 7:28am

    There are no long weekends in Europe unfortunately, but we had a national holiday with 4 days off last week and my 1 month Bali retreat is just 10 days away :)

    Oh, I’ll be in Amsterdam twice for the next months, but I won’t make it for the book signing… Good luck! :)
    Nadia´s last blog post options

  22. Marlene commented
    May 31st, 2011 at 11:50am

    I’m looking forward so much to the long weekend! I’ll be hiking with friends and their 7 months old baby for three days. A try :-) We’ll see if she likes hiking as much as we do… ;-)
    Marlene´s last blog post ..Kompromisslos tolle Einblicke…

  23. Margarita Lorenzo commented
    May 31st, 2011 at 12:28pm

    Hello ladies, you seem very busy with a lot of projects going on, so I hope you have enjoyed the long break and had some nice peaceful time. I am still considering to come along to the Andsterdam event, I have an operation on MOnday and need to recover, nothing mayor but has to be done, so I hope can get well soon and hopefully join you all there.
    Margarita Lorenzo´s last blog post ..NEW printed tea light holders

  24. decor8 commented
    May 31st, 2011 at 10:00pm

    @Margarita you have to come to Meet The Blogger – over 100 bloggers will be there, everyone gets a goody bag, cupcakes, drinks, fun fun fun and we’ll go out after for dinner + cocktails if you’d like! :)

  25. Nancy Isabelle labrie commented
    June 1st, 2011 at 4:35am

    Oh Well, on monday, I’m getting my êtes fixes with lasik!!!! I’
    Ce bene wearing glasses since i was 7… I’m almost 38! So monday is a super special day!!!!!!

  26. Yiyi Wang commented
    June 1st, 2011 at 4:49pm

    I just did an artwork with the same bike lol, it was for the 30 days of creativity challenge

  27. kathryn commented
    June 1st, 2011 at 8:16pm

    i really like that print too…and a lot of the other prints on her Etsy site!!

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