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See You In Amsterdam!

June 22, 2011

I’m leaving in the morning to catch a train to Amsterdam and so I just want to wish you all a lovely week… I’ll be checking in from time to time when I can… I can’t wait for my book signing at the American Book Center on Saturday, June 25 from 5-7 pm and I’m very happy that co-author Joanna Copestick will also be present to sign and to hang out with me and meet everyone. :) And don’t miss the big Meet The Blogger party on Saturday afternoon (details here). It’s going to great to meet all of the wonderful bloggers (over 120 have RSVP’d!) and members of the press who will attend, including VTWonen magazine who will come to shoot the event – yeah!

See You In Amsterdam!

I have to go get packed… but if you’re coming to join me then I’ll see you in Amsterdam! And for those who cannot make it, I’ll share photos of the event with you next week along with the shop window for Decorate that I made for the American Book Center. I hope that you will like it, it was a lot of fun to create my first window display for a shop so I’m looking forward to see what they think and also to get the reaction of their customers and passerbys but also to see what my co-author Joanna thinks as she has no clue what I’ve been up to in my crafty chemistry lab – ha! Exciting, a first for me and I love firsts.

Can’t wait to see you in one of my favorite cities. It’s been a few years since I’ve had a meet up in Amsterdam so I’m really looking forward to this. A big thank you to  Rick, Lise and Janneke for effortlessly pulling everything together – it’s going to be fun to see how all of this remote planning works out – I love the internet!

xo, Holly


  • Reply Dutch Delights June 22, 2011 at 1:43 am

    Yay! I’ll be there as well! Looking forward to it… Have a good trip!

  • Reply Maureen June 22, 2011 at 2:24 am

    Oh I wish I were going to be there. That is one fascinating city! Have a great signing!

  • Reply Katie June 22, 2011 at 7:49 am

    have fun on your little trip Holly.
    Just wanted to let you know a copy of your book arrived yesterday in Sydney – have looked through all the pages and am so excited to start reading all the hints etc
    congrats the book is awesome! :)

  • Reply fenny setiawan June 22, 2011 at 7:54 am

    I wish I can be there (or in any of you book launching event).Certainly will look forward the pictures and write up on your post. Safe trip Holly!

  • Reply meenal @ maison marigold June 22, 2011 at 8:45 am

    have a wonderful trip, holly..warm hugs..xx meenal

  • Reply nolitawanders June 22, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    such a beautiful photo, excited to see new photos!

  • Reply Ana June 22, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    See you! jk

  • Reply Nathalie June 22, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Really looking forward to all of it this saturday. It’s going to be gr8! :)

  • Reply Jennie June 22, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    That photo is gorgeous! Have a lovely trip!

  • Reply EmmaMT June 22, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    I’ve just had a look at Joel’s website. When I first looked at the images on screen I thought he was a photographer. They’re incredible!

  • Reply Erika June 22, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    I LOOOOOOVE your blog!!! I found you via google and have not let this site go since. I check it everyday as inspiration to my own blog. I hope you check it out, I am an aspiring interior designer and post about mostly art and design as well as my inspirations!!

    Keep up the amazing work!!

    Akire. =)

  • Reply Chantal June 22, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    I’m from the Netherlands, but unfortunately I can’t make it. Would’ve been lovely though. Enjoy yourselves!

  • Reply Mary-Candles Lovers June 22, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Sure you will have a great time in Amsterdam! I look forward to enjoy the pictures

  • Reply MD Interior Design June 23, 2011 at 12:12 am

    How exciting! Have the most fantastic time and enjoy every second of it!

  • Reply Domestic Lioness June 23, 2011 at 1:52 am

    Yay! Have FUN, y’all! Everyone else: let’s try to entertain ourselves while they’re gone, K? ;)

  • Reply Joan June 23, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Welcome to Holland! Looking forward to see the shoot in VTwonen!

  • Reply Deepa June 23, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    I missed out on the registration period for the bloggers’ meetup (boo!), but I’ll be at your book signing. Looking forward to getting my hands on a copy, and meeting you too!

  • Reply Rose June 23, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Good luck Holly and enjoy the ride.

  • Reply Yelena June 23, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Sounds really exciting! Have a great time!


  • Reply Paula Jo @ Home and Garden Decor June 23, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    You will be greatly missed, but have a great time in Amsterdam. Looking forward to seeing some great picture’s when you get back.

  • Reply Sarah June 24, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Visiting Amsterdam yesterday I passed by chance at the american bookstore, and I absolutely loved the window! Sarah

    • Reply decor8 June 27, 2011 at 10:45 am

      @Sarah – Thank you! I’m glad that you liked it, I had fun making it. :)

  • Reply Helmi June 24, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Jammer, andere verplichtingen. Hier was ik graag bij geweest. Heel veel succes en nog meer plezier.
    grt, Helmi Coenders

    • Reply decor8 June 27, 2011 at 10:45 am

      @Helmi – Thank you! Sorry you couldn’t make it, it was a really nice event. Maybe next time!

  • Reply el {what you fancy} June 24, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Hi Holly – I’ve finally got a copy of your book (birthday gift from the bf… he knows me well) and LOVED it. The styling, the photography and the copy were spot on :) Congrats on all your success, you certainly deserve it. Happy weekend and travels!

    • Reply decor8 June 27, 2011 at 10:44 am

      @El – Thank you so much, I’m very happy to hear this and I hope that the book brings you inspiration each time you pull it from the shelf. :)

  • Reply Shalini June 24, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Saw Decorate book in the MN anthropologie store yesterday, sorry I wasn’t carrying a camera to capture the image but it was exciting nonetheless. Look for to the inspiration that your compilation is… :)

  • Reply my spatula June 26, 2011 at 6:45 am

    congrats on the book, holly! so gorgeous and well-deserved! wish i could meet you in amsterdam! xx.

  • Reply OrangeFarmhouse - Maike June 26, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Thank you so much for your inspiring talk in A’dam, it was great to finally see you in real life! Hope you have a save trip back home.
    And thanks for signing my book.
    maike (with the big belly :-))

    • Reply decor8 June 27, 2011 at 10:42 am

      Hello Maike! It was so nice to meet you too and many happy weeks to you are in store – I can’t believe your baby is nearly here! :)

  • Reply sally June 26, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Hope you have a great time looking forward to seeing the photos :)

  • Reply Jessica & Holly June 27, 2011 at 5:32 am

    Love Amsterdam! So quaint, have fun! We have a few Amsterdam photos up in our shop :)
    Jessica & Holly

  • Reply lisette June 27, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    I felt so so so so bummed I couldn’t make it. But a custom order needed to be ready way earlier then supposed and I have to let customers go first.
    Still too bad I couldn’t come. Would have love to hear you and get inspired in real life! Hope you come back soon!

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