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my vintage finds from the Netherlands

Wednesday, 25 August 2010 by Irene Hoofs

Home Sweet Home....yes we are back home and I can't begin to tell you how happy I am to sleep in my own bed after being away for almost 5 weeks ... not that I didn't enjoy being in the Netherlands and spend time with my family and friends it's just that I really feel home here in Kuala Lumpur, I love the weather, the happy faces, the food and very important the great energy buzz that is more alive in Asia then in Europe I believe...


My favorite part of my vacation in the Netherlands was/were my visits to many thrift-stores...I managed to make some images of some of the ceramic purchases I did....already a couple of years ago I wrote this vintage ceramic read for Bloesem and mentioned the beautiful work by Ulla Procopé for Arabia, one of her designs is 'kosmos' and I just love it very much...hope to find more in the future. 


Not sure about the manufacturer of this coffee pot, but i liked the folksy feel...


My sister gave me this lovely gravy boat and nice milk jug, the gravy boat is from J&G Meakin and the green milk jug is from Ellgreave both potteries from England. I believe my sister bought them in a small shop in Dorkin.


And she gave me more...also this gorgeous sugar pot ( i believe it is but correct me if I'm wrong) from Hornsea from the Heirloom collection... thank you so much lovely, miss you already!


no, these are not made of ceramic, they are small vintage houses that were used as decoration for a model train lay-out, I bought them because they remind me a bit of the canal houses in Amsterdam and I want to use them as decoration in the kids room. 

...and this is just one of the many West Germany vases I bought, I believe I bought 8 in total :) they are currently being shipped together with lamps, chairs, a table a desk and 20 boxes! Not for our home here in KL but for a new project my husband and I are starting in Singapore...surprise surprise, hope to tell you more about it real soon! ps. I have to give a BIG Thank You to Ine, a lovely friend of my mom who accompanied me to all these crazy shops...

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