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See the Windmills spin at Zaanse Schans in Holland

Visit Zaanse Schans Dutch traditional homes and windmills


Wanna play tourist with me? Shall we go explore a beautiful part of my country that I have never visited before? Wanna go see the windmills spin in the wind? And I mean really see them spin? Okay then here we go.

This is part three of our little mini vacation I took with my Love at the beginning of Oktober. On day 1 we went hunting for design and decorating inspiration, on day 2 we visited Amsterdam and on day 3 we went to explore what might be the most touristy bit in our country outside of Amsterdam: the Zaanse Schans.


Visit Zaanse Schans Dutch traditional homes and windmills


The Zaanse Schans is a piece of the Netherlands that is about as Dutch as it can get. It is a flat landscape with lots of water, quaint little wooden houses and lots and lots of windmills. You might say it is a bit of an industrial area from days long gone by that has been preserved. Those mills used to work hard for the woodworkers who were building ships close by, grind ingredients for paint colors that Rembrandt himself used and generally provided the power for lots of things that people needed power for.

But before we go wander around the little town that is still there. Can I show you the hotel we were staying in…. [Continue reading...]

Fall Decor Ideas from the Vintage Inspiration Party

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Good day to you all. Todays post comes to you chock full of inspiration. Inspiration for you Fall decorating that was linked up to our VIP party last week, and of course inspiration that will come in today's link party too. So grab a cup of tea, … [Continue reading...]

My Grandfathers Vintage Typewriter

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  I don't think I ever formally introduced you to this black beauty that has been living with me for some time. It is a family heirloom, my grandfathers typewriter. He is on loan with me (the typewriter that is, not my grandfather of … [Continue reading...]

It’s about time: my Fall mantel decor

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  25 October and I finally got my mantel dressed up for the season. This must be some kind of record, I don't think I have ever waited this long to update that little corner of my living room that I treat as my mantel. Must have been that … [Continue reading...]

Our one Day Amsterdam Trip

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  So, I was telling you about our mini vacation we took at the beginning of Oktober.... Day one was hunting for inspiration and scouting trends and styles  at the home decor event "Woonbeurs". Day two was spent wandering around … [Continue reading...]

Vintage Inspiration Party ~ Week 43

Vintage Inspiration Party

Good morning folks. It is that time of the week again. The time when we get to share lots and lots of Vintage Inspiration. So come on in, grab a cuppa and a piece of apple cake and let's marvel in the creativity around us. Let's party at the … [Continue reading...]

Easy Apple Pie Recipe: Taste the love in this one

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  Update. I have since been informed that this recipe is actually for an apple cake and not an apple pie. My excuses for this mistake, blame it on my non-native-englishness. I am confident to say though that as an apple cake this is equally … [Continue reading...]

Fall decor with green vintage bottles

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  Howdie friends. We are having a great old time here in the low lands. To say that our Fall weather has been mild, would be an understatement. It feels like summer here. Maybe that's why it is now well into Oktober and I still haven't … [Continue reading...]

Interior Design Trends: getting my home decor fix

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  Hello friends if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you might have caught wind of a little mini-vacation I took recently with my guy. It was glorious, wonderful and such a treat. The sun shone on us that weekend, quite literally … [Continue reading...]