patterns on the wall

An old house comes with many treasures… like old wallpaper!

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these big 70’s flowers and geometric design are in a walk-in cupboard.
They’re a bit over the top. But I like them! They can stay…

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These cosy flowers decorated the toilet…
they got painted over except for the back wall,
so the beige toilet doesn’t look so very beige against all the white… :-p

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This one I adore! it was under the stairs, going down to the cellar,
but most of it got removed for the renovations (luckily I took this photo).
It has such a wonderful folksy 70’s vibe! I love those colors!

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Japanese textile pattern in the stairway to the 1st floor.
I loved it but looked fairly degraded, and a bit dark and busy
for the narrow space it was in…so this became white too.

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a random snapshot during the renovations.
The previous owners had taken such care of the decoration of this piece of multiplex
 that possibly covered the wood stove (or perhaps part of a cupboard).
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Oh, and before I moved in there had been squatters too.
The back door didn’t have a lock… They left this smiley among other things that weren’t so cute. :-p
Smiley can stay for now.

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I love what the runny spray paint did with the textured wallpaper…

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…and like that I’m turning the house into a blank canvas, ready for a new life!
 I love how everyone who lived here has left some sort of mark, I don’t need to erase it all.
Now it’s my turn to make my own…

flashy and fresh

This is a piece of bread I baked some time ago with a good dose of turmeric, which gives it this lovely bright shade of yellow… just in case you wondered in my last post how it looked like. The juicy redness on top is beet salad, and there’s a buttercup and a leaf of melissa officinalis. Hopefully I can get into the bread baking thing again soon, once the kitchen is done!

more colorful food!

a secret rose garden


…lies hidden just outside Kortrijk. It’s close to my goldsmithing class at Syntra. Nobody seems to know of it -whenever I bring my picnick before going to class I have this gorgeous garden all to myself and pretend to be Lizzie Bennett or Marianne Dashwood.

The first roses are starting to bloom and I just couldn’t resist

rose garden

rose garden

rose garden

rose garden

rose garden

rose garden

rose garden