woensdag 28 mei 2014

Princenhage - thrift shopping finds/catch of the day

This is post ONE HUNDRED!

I'm currently working on 4 projects at once, but can't show you guys anything yet.... So. Here is my catch of the day:

I got up at 5.45 in the morning to welcome the babysitter at 6. Antoine and I went together for a change. Our equivallent of a romantic date ;) Usually I'm the secondhand-crazy one. But the Princenhage Market could also be a good place to find things he loves (tools, machine parts, nudes, about anything made out of metal)


So we woke up early, got our bikes and headed out to what was going to be a wonderful and sunny day. Six seems very early, and most of my friends arrive after nine, but we are just keen on finding supercool and quirky stuff. Early bird usually finds more.. And we are not the only ones. After eight it gets crowded, and at eleven you really want to head out.

I just cleaned my workspace and got rid of a lot of small thingies I've collected over the years. And suddenly I find myself buying 5 houses. I think I'm starting a new collection...

And before moving, I cleared out most of my small vases. Just to buy new ones this sunday. 

dinsdag 13 mei 2014

Swan Market Antwerp: report

I finally sat down to go through the pictures taken in Antwerp of the first (!) and really succesful Swan Market on Grote Markt, Antwerp. I was so busy all day, chatting about my work, wrapping prints people just bought and had almost no time to enjoy the beautiful weather we had. I only made two pictures I posted on my FB. Luckily Floris and Annemarie (from hetfiliaal.com and casamariabreda.nl ) made a small report and I picked a few to show to you. It was a magical place! Look!

The people from the orange van had soooo much cool vintage and retro stuff. Bought some new, vintage 60ties shorts for Baby A.

(Oke, I wasn't working THAT hard all day. I had time to model in the chairs ;)

(all the pictures I post from my stall at all these markets look the same, I know. This might be the last picture..)

(oke, one more from the front then)

(sold a lot of screenprinted items that day. Antwerp loves original handmade work)

 (chatting with the neighbour)

(and suddenly the place became crowded. Really, really crowded.)

(lots of people that day :)

All pictures are taken by Floris from hetfiliaal.com