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Auf Wiedersehen!

We’re leaving for Germany now for our usual Autumn stay, I’m so excited to be based in Europe for a few months, it’s something I really look forward to each year with my husband. For those of you who have asked what my German connection is, it’s my husband. Click here to read the story of how we met in case you are interested.

Photo taken 10/06, In the gardens behind the
Wilhelm Busch Museum, Hannover, Germany.

I’m taking the first half of the week off – to settle in, shop for the mundane things we need to set up house, and visit family. I plan to blog regularly for the next two months though, so meet me back here on Wednesday, September 26th. See you then!

Tsch?ss!

…and extra thanks to j + h for house sitting while we’re away, you’re the best!

(image from holly becker for decor8)

Posted in uncategorized on September 22, 2007

Have a Nice Weekend!

I’m signing off for the day, so I’m wish you a happy weekend, I hope you have a lovely one! And remember, when preparing quiche don’t forget the nutmeg (1/2 teaspoon), it makes all the difference. From decorating to the kitchen, it’s all about adding that little extra, right?


See you on Monday and thank you so much for your supportive comments and emails this week, your words of kindness really helped get me through and I’ve been sharing each of them with my husband, who is impressed by how many of you wrote in and/or commented on the blog. You are all amazing men and women, really – I so appreciate every nice word, kindness goes a very long way.

(image by holly becker for decor8)

Posted in uncategorized on September 14, 2007

Dutch By Design

Dutch by Design carries contemporary interior accessories from the Netherlands, and although I’ve blogged about them before, for those of you that are new to decor8, it’s a great little store on the web for Dutch design. They’ve just added products from Invotis Orange, a design studio that I blogged about awhile back that is based in the Netherlands. Check out the rabbit in the dish drainer…


If you are familiar with Dutch design, you know that they love taking mundane objects and transforming them into something hip and cool with a twist – always a twist – of wit infused into each design. I attended Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven last October to cover it (here’s some coverage on decor8 in case you missed it last year) for Domino magazine online and it was there that I saw this ‘theme’ repeated throughout nearly every item on display. Always a slight nod to the past, yet this next generation of Dutch designers are looking ahead to bring a bit of tradition into the here and now.

(images from dutch by design)

Posted in uncategorized on September 05, 2007

Ah, Flowers!

We leave for Germany in a few weeks and will be staying there until winter, so I’m picking all the flowers from my garden that I can so I can enjoy them before I head off. I can’t believe it’s September already!

Isn’t this a gorgeous color? I love it against the Vintage Forsythia turquoise and yellow pillow shown on my chair. It’s from etsy, if you’d like one for yourself. :)

(photo taken by holly becker)

Posted in uncategorized on September 05, 2007

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