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some things I liked this week...


vintage Royal Copenhagen lamp with Rie Elise Larsen shade from ByBjor...


 the start of my new project a patchwork blanket from old fabrics...


the collaboration between Pigeontoe Ceramics and Shanna Murray...


Sinterklaas and Studio Haikje...

Wish you a lovely Sunday and do stop by tomorrow...wonderful new Let's Get Personal Tour... irene xoxo


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Special Handmade issue from 101 Woonideeen


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Are you ready for the weekend? And are you ready for some fun DIY projects? I have started working on a beautiful patchwork blanket for our bed...of course images will follow soon...and i'm going to show this image to my husband and ask him if he could consider making the wooden box cabinet for us, according to the instructions it is very simple...so were do these great images coming from? I received an email from Monique van der Vlist and Jeske van Weel both working for the best crafting and decorating magazine from the Netherlands: 101 woonideeen...telling me about their special December project...to celebrate the Holiday Season the latest December issue comes with an extra little magazine called the 'handmade special' and I'm allowed to share some images with you...


The 'handmade issue' features 9 DIY projects from the following Dutch bloggers, AnjaHester en JantienMartineHydiIngridPetra en MarijkeBjørkeJurianne en Maurille.


You can find the instructions for the Paper Tree Cake toppers here in dutch and here in English...do you reconise Jurianne's signature on the pattern :)

...so if you would like to receive the whole booklet you have to try and get the December issue of 101-woonideeen or follow their blog and see all the nine different projects passing by .... have fun creating!

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Sponsor Spotlight : Paige Russel


Made in Canada by Paige Russell...this new special Müzo collection for the Holiday Season and the collection is gorgeous with a capital 'G' ... definitely something I consider to start collecting this year for our own Christmas decoration...the polar bear and caribou in maple are my favorites.  ! 

PaigerussellMost people recognize Paige Russell's work from the super fun 'anything' holders from her North American Wild Life series...the monster, camper, RVee and 4 by... these vehicles make such a fun and great present don't you think? I'm a big fan of Paige's ceramics and I always enjoy reading her blog

Use code 'Bloesem' when checking out and you will receive a 10% discount during the Holiday Season!

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Giveaway: 100 dollar gift certificate at Blue Hours Designs


Alysia Sánchez Melnikov and Norbert Melnikov are the couple behind Blue Hours Designs and they would like to give away a $100 gift certificate to one lucky Bloesem reader...a certificate for their online shop! All you have to do is leave a comment and let us know which jewelry piece you like best.


They have also started their annual Holiday sale where all the items are marked down until the end of the month. Giveaway will be open until Tuesday 23 Nov. and winner will be announced on Wednesday 24 Nov. Good Luck!

{The winner from the Wee Wonderfuls giveaway is : Melissa M.}


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...I have become a regular visitor of this gorgeous new website from the Netherlands and when I asked the 'style-talents' from StyleCookie whether they would like to share some images from their website/blog/shop with us they immediately said yes...so here we go...


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Sanne Tulp and Anke Helmich created StyleCookie as an inspirational e-magazine, but is also an online  shop...to help you see how a product will look in a real setting Anke and Sanne create a new 'Showcase' series: a couple of inspiring photos of beautiful products they have found on the web and if you like the product too than you click on it and they bring you directly to the shop who offers it...Great Concept...no need to browse in a magazine and try to find a link later online just browse this magazine and start shopping! 



all images by Style Cookie.

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Beautiful Book : Nederland, mijn interieur


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Three ladies, Masami, Naomi and Miho from Japan...one of them is living in the Netherlands...are the Driehoek. They decided to make books showcasing the lifes of creative families in the Netherlands..their first book was about Pascal's live and their second book is this one: Nederland, mijn interieur (=Netherlands, my interior) ...Twelve families opened their homes and we are lucky to get a glimpse. Most of the women in the book are bloggers themselves or are know for their creative talent...


The book is truly a lovely piece on our dining table and I often scroll through the pages to get some ideas and every time I do see something new. If you would like to order a copy too then click here.


of course Nina's home is in it as well...so many patterns and colors.


perhaps my favorite home from the book belogns to Diana van Ewijk..you know the lovely lady behind HomeMadeHappiness and Ozowiezo...


the home of Jantine from Tas-ka...more pictures here on BloesemKids from her home...


This beautiful book not only shows the 12 homes of artistic Dutch families but also some great shops throughout the Netherlands. Very useful tips!


The book is available here and don't worry about the Japanese, it mostly about inspiration and eye-candy why you would like to give this to yourself :)

Thank you very much ladies from the Driehoek ...I hope many more books will follow!

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