Monday, December 22, 2014

dog proof x-mas tree

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The eco-friendly wood & wool x-mas tree is also dog proof.

The adorable puppies I found at Sissy Boy, one of my favorite shops.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

christmas in augustus

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Augustus wrapped in Christmas cheer.

For the 8th consecutive year, I took care of the Christmas decorations in Augustus.
Ah, lovely jubbly! (remember Del Boy?)

Last Thursday I decorated the huge chandelier in the restaurant with paper 'snow crystal' garlands.

The big tree and other decorations I did the next day.

Early this Sunday morning, before the guests arrived, I photographed the Christmas atmosphere, because it is such a beautiful tradition.
Just to briefly reflect upon the wow effect...

Because sometimes I forget how outrageously cool this place actually is.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

about hares

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The utterly cute hare family comes to visit during holidays traditionally! (I cherish them all)

Today we've framed the original drawing made by Dorine de Vos.
The past week the Villa Augustus hares were taped to the wall too, but once framed, the illustration looks even better I think. We're very pleased with this masterpiece.
In real the colors are even more beautiful of course, but hey it's dark in December.

You can still visit gallery H E R F S T to see (and buy) her original drawings at Villa Augustus. Dorine herself is also present the coming weekends and during Christmas.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

all the merrier

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Slowly it gets a little Christmassy in the house.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

day & night

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We are in the middle of dark December, with short days and long nights.
Sometimes I don't mind staying inside with a knit and a tea.

At the moment I'm busy knitting a black sweater dress for the upcoming winter.
I'm actually living in my knitted sweater dress and decided to make another one in black.

There is now also an English version available in my Etsy shop.

Besides the knitting I'm also working on a new crochet project; the love seat harlequin pillow.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

dorine de vos in galerie herfst

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Tekeningen van Dorine de Vos, nu te zien en te koop in GALERIE HERFST!

HERFST is een nieuw initiatief van Villa Augustus!
Kamer 24 wordt zo nu en dan omgetoverd tot tijdelijke galerie.
Villa Augustus nodigt kunstenaars uit er hun werk te tonen om zo een inspirerende plek aan het bedrijf toe te voegen.

Openingstijden: Donderdag tot en met zondag van 13.00 uur tot 17.00 uur.

Het werk van Nathalie Lété en Dorine de Vos is tot eind 2014 te zien.
Op de foto houdt Dorine een 'steak' van Nathalie Lété in haar hand, haha...

Vanmiddag bracht ik een bezoekje aan Dorine en heb ik een mooie tekening gekocht, die ze ter plekke voor ons heeft gesigneerd.

Dorine de Vos zal zelf aanwezig zijn op zaterdag 13 en zondag 14 december en zaterdag 20 en zondag 21 december EN op 1e en 2e kerstdag.

Komt dat zien!

Friday, December 12, 2014

preen the pine

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What's your idea of a perfectly preened x-mas tree?

I like simple...