Tube de l'été

Friday, 16 July 2010

Ok I am off for a few days to greener pastures. Yay !

But worry not, I am leaving you in good company - with Belgian phenomenon Stromae. So let's forget our problems, and let's dance...

And for those of you curious about less common and more experimental music, check out this guy's blog radio.

News on the Western front

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

My obsession with West German pottery is growing and so is my collection.

I have been running behind on showing you my latest finds. So first off, a few Brussels flea market finds from a few weeks ago.

Bay vase in sh-sh-shiny red - 5 EUR. Brilliant !

A very different kind of glazing - very mat - on this pair of Dümler & Breiden vases. Paid 13 EUR for the two.

I love that you can still spot some air bubbles on the glazing.

Yes, another planter... This one I bought on ebay for 14 EUR (including shipping) and I am under the charm of the bold orange & turquoise colour combo.

The seller turned out to be a total dickhead, making me wait for weeks and then asking for an additional postage fee. I had to threaten him with bad reviews and ebay litigation before he finally sent me the planter... but definitely worth all the trouble.

And finally a narrow little vase - totally unmarked - but still West German I am guessing. Paid 18 EUR at Mouche for it. I find the fat lava glazing irresistable and that red...

Weekend action

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Take 1 - some light demolition work, i.e. Dad and Charlie taking the old dining table apart.

Take 2 - reaping the benefits of all that hard labour, i.e. a light lunch at the new dining table. Note: removing the dismantled old table before sitting down to eat, would be too much of an effort...

Take 3 - take a well deserved rest !

And that's about all we managed to accomplish around here in this heat.

Rear balcony update

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Remember this post six weeks ago ? Both the front and the rear balcony were still really naked.

Not anymore.

The vegetables are doing well. I have added some flowers (million bells and petunias). And the herbs are hanging in there (although I lost my thyme - as usual...).

Now fingers crossed for harvest time ! And that I finally find some decent & small outdoor furniture, that I can enjoy summer on my balconies.

Heat wave

Sunday, 4 July 2010

What a life...

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