Monday, 3 May 2010

Welcome in my shop, Lovely Living

Here are some pictures from my shop.
A little impression.

I was planning to open my shop in September 2009, but I went back to The Netherlands because my mum was really sick. She still is very sick.
Going back to The Netherlands was the best I did and it gave me a lot of energy to do what you really want because life is to short not to enjoy it.
I opened my shop in October and from the beginning it went very well. I enjoy every minute. It is a lot of work because I work 6 days a week but it is great.
My wish came true!

I make a lot of things myself but buy a lot as well.
I organize craft classes as well, some evenings and sometimes a Saturday afternoon, we call that the crafternoons. I provide every thing they need and coffee/tea and cake and it is always a lot of fun!

Here some pictures from the cushions that I make out of old blankets,they flying out. Sometimes I make them custom made with the name they want on there.

When you are in the area, you are more than welcome to pop in.


D@nielle said...

wow it looks wonderful, so brave to follow your heart because you are right, life is too short !

Nicola said...

Thank you for sharing the shop looks wonderful. I will visit someday when we are in your part of the country.

little grubs said...

Your shop looks truly beautiful!!! I saw it in person too but alas it was closed! I hope things are going well and that things with your mum are OK. Obviously they are not great but that you can trust yourself in being here and not there and enjoy the present. x

Tureluur-Bellemietje said...

wauw...ziet er prachtig uit!
en mocht ik in de buurt zijn kom ik zeker langs..:) lol

SWEET MARY said...

Shop looks great - well done with all the hard work. Its so good to follow your dreams.

Madelief said...

Hoi Lien,

Bedankt voor je gezellige bericht op mijn blog! Wat ziet je winkeltje er mooi uit! Heel veel succes met de verkoop.

Lieve groet, Madelief

Anonymous said...

Hoi Lien,
Wat fijn dat je weer terug in Blogland bent :))
Kan me voorstelen zeg dat je het druk hebt gehad...maar wat een droom die uitgekomen is, prachtig !!! Wou dat ik even kon rondsnuffenlen in je winkel !!! De kussens zijn echt prachtig, toevallig vandaag ook weer een paar gemaakt voor de "Zomer in de boomgaard" verkoop die ik begin juni organiseer. Heb wel geen winkel maar af en toe organiseer ik een verkoop aan huis :)
Heel erg gefeliciteerd met je nieuwe "leven", mag ik het zo noemen ? Super dat je er weer bent...
Groetjes, Janneke.

Oh Gorgeous Baby said...

Good on you for following your dreams! Lovely shop and Im sure you will love doing it because it comes from your heart.

lisette said...

Fijn dat je er weer bent. Super gefeliciteerd met je winkel. Ziet er top uit! Blij ook dat het zo goed gaat.
Naar van je moeder zeg. Maar wel weer heel goed dat je zo lang bij haar bent geweest, in Nederland. Goede keuze!!
Welkom terug!

sewkalico said...

Wow! Your shop looks wonderful! Thanks for visiting my blog (wish I could visit your shop :-D)!

kiwicarole said...

Your shop is a little slice of heaven!! I loved meeting you and I am definitely coming back when I've more time and more money!!

Darroch Cottage said...

oh it's beautiful!
I'd like one of everything!
your blog is also stunning. Is it ok if I add it to my blog list?


This is the first time that I write in my blog.
I am Jacoline, me and my family emigrated to New Zealand from The Netherlands 3 years ago.
I can tell you, we went through some hard times in those 3 years, but we found our dream.

We bought a lovely home close to the beach. I spend a lot of time in our garden which has a lot of fruit trees, a nice vegetable garden and great flowers.

I love to shop in secondhand shops and garages sales are the best invention ever.
My days are filled with craft, cooking , baking and of course my 3 girls.
I try to have a beachwalk every day and on wednesday I join the quilt club.

We are still busy with rebuiling the house to make it a great home.
We like traveling and like to discover our new country.
I keep you updated with new stories, recipes, ideas and pictures every week.