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A fairy tale place

A fairy tale place

A fairy tale place … That is what we often hear from people visiting our atelier and store, in the Dutch countryside, surrounded by green meadows. And then I answer, yes thank you, we do realize we are very fortunate to live in a place…

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Bites bubbles jewelry and art at The Jewelry Story Open Doors

Bites bubbles jewelry and art at The Jewelry Story Open Doors

Dear jewelry lovers and friends, We cordially invite you to our Open House at pentecost weekend. It will be a festive 3 days, with bubbles and bites, our latest jewelery and beautiful art. There will be seats all around our flowers gardens. In short it will…

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Photos from our daily life

Photos from our daily life

Not all of the photos are up-to-date, but it does give a glimpse into our recent lives. This is our lazy dog Fons in between the chickens. The dogwood was just magnificent this year. Waiting for the dinner guest to arrive … Since 2 years we…

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Leeuwarden cultural capital 2018

Leeuwarden cultural capital 2018

Last Sunday, Jan and I made a trip to see the ‘Love-fountain’ in Leeuwarden. The “Love fountain” is one of the fountains that have been placed in 11 Frisian cities as part of Leeuwarden cultural capital 2018. International artists have created a fountain fitting for…

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Thank you for visiting our Open Doors Weekend

Thank you for visiting our Open Doors Weekend

Thank you for visiting our Open Doors Weekend! Because the weather was beautiful, many of you came by bike.  We had a pleasant crowd of 220 people in 3 days. Almost everybody made use of the seats in the garden, and took the time to…

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The Netherlands is a Progressive country

The Netherlands is a Progressive country

What a great picture! In many ways, The Netherlands is still a left-progressive thinking and acting country. Let’s keep it that way … Photo via: The perfect wedding

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Walking with the dogs along the IJsselmeer, The Netherlands

Walking with the dogs along the IJsselmeer, The Netherlands

Walking with the dogs along the IJsselmeer, this is in the Northern part of The Netherlands … … it was a very chilly day, however the skies were beautiful …

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Our atelier is situated in the middle of nowhere

Our atelier is situated in the middle of nowhere

For those who didn’t really believe me  … as you can see our atelier is really situated in the middle of nowhere … This picture was taken last week. Our atelier is located to the right of the farm tucked away behind trees. Our atelier looks absolutely…

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Light festival 2017 in Amsterdam

Light festival 2017 in Amsterdam

Light sculpture “The Lace” is part of the Light festival 2017 in Amsterdam. The sculpture is inspired by the lace cap, part of the former Dutch traditional costumes. The fifth edition of Amsterdam Light Festival takes place from December 1, 2016 to January 22, 2017. More than…

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Open Stal 2016 and me in church

Open Stal 2016 and me in church

Sunday Jan and I visited Open Stal in Oldeberkoop, The Netherlands. The weather was great and we as always enjoyed the walk through this picturesque Frisian village. Unfortunately we found that most of the art this year was not very special. And I may be…

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