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Perfect Place: Stockholm

I’m back! After Christmas me and one of my lovely friends went to Stockholm. To see the city, relax, wander around (mostly in the dark, because it’s dark around 3 o’clock in the afternoon – crazy!) and celebrate new years eve. The city looked very classy and cozy at the same time. Here are some overall tourist style pictures ;) Expect to find some Stockholm tips (what to do, where to eat) the coming days. Glad to be back. Hope you guys had a wonderful holiday as well.  

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Creasint – Love, community and… Flamingo’s?!

Yesterday at 21:00 we could finally open our #creasint packages. Wow! It was such a bizarre online experience. Everyone tweeted at the same time about opening their package. The pictures kept on coming and everyone was in a blissful state of mind. It felt so warm and as a big happy (twitter) family. I sat on the table and opened my package as well.  a box full with small gifts… and what was inside?… Brooches! YES! A Robin Magazine (good I didn’t buy one yet myself. Wanted to have one A keychain There was this one […]

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Creasint – A few hours left…

In the Netherlands on the 5th of December we celebrate some kind of our own version of Christmas. It’s called Sinterklaas. The lovely Imke created a special version of  Sinterklaas for the lovely twitter people, called #Creasint. We all got a (real paper!) name in our mailbox and a small description. Everyone was makeing a gift. Something found or made. My gift was sent off, I really hope she likes it! I received my gift yesterday. So exciting! I will be opening it this evening…. To be continued! For Sinterklaas i also packed some brooches in […]

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The Oh Marie! traveling Vintage Item – on it’s way!

Thanks guys (Yvonne and Sandy) for participating. And my dad, but he wasn’t really in for getting the item at his place. The lovely vintage traveling item is going to Limburg, to Hanneke. I hope you will find a lovely spot for the sweet birdie. This was all started by Oh Marie!. Have you seen the new issue yet? It’s all about Alpine Kitsch. Super cool.

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Flavourites Live 2012

After having a heavy week I could use some time off. So on friday, when Marije tweeted that she had a free ticket for Flavlive, won at Mamamarketing, I didn’t doubt. So on friday morning we went (in the pouring rain!) to flavourites. (Thanks Marije and MMMarketing!) So overwhelming! It was super busy and there was so much nice stuff. I met some lovely tweeps (Anke, Saskia, Mirjam) and was happy to see some of my favorite online shops for real. I was suprised to see Rapongi live. It’s one of my favorite shops in Amsteram. […]

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Broesj on the Flow Blog!

Hooray! Yesterday Broesj had her first birthday. One year! I celebrated it by visiting Flavorites Live 2012 and putting a festive banner on the broesj-Facebook page. With some garlands. And today Broesj is featured on the blog from Flow Magazine. What a wonderful way to celebrate this birthday. I am so thankful for this first year. The people who I have met, the stories that I have heard and the brooches I have found. Here is a happy Broesj lady.  

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Traveling Vintage Item – The journey continues…

It has been a while since I received the traveling vintage item from Sas. It found a perfect spot on my wall, next to some other bird friends (spot the bird brooch on top?), some dried flowers and next to a photograph from my mom, a little while ago. The traveling vintage item from Oh Marie! was given to Nikki from Liefgeval at the launch from the lovely magazine. Then it went to Saskia and then it came to me. It is now time to pass the item to her next owner. To whom should I send […]

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Antique Memory brooches

Recently when I visited an auction I choose to bid on a brooch lot. It contained a mourning brooch. Unfortunately I did not win the brooches but I wás fascinated by the hair brooches. From the eighteenth century through the Victorian era it was fashionable to incorporate hair and portraiture into a brooch. The practice began as an expression of mourning, then expanded to keepsakes of loved ones who were living. Below you see a brooch not only with the hair inside, but the sides are also made out of hair! Above you see a sentimental triple […]

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Yes I bought a Christmas Decoration

Yes it’s true. I bought a Christmas Decoration while it is November. But when I saw the cutest christmas hangers in Annelies her shop I just HAD to buy one. Damn I didn’t even wait for the deers to arrive in the shop. It can hang on my wall, while waiting for the christmas tree to arrive.  

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Brooches: Worn during Hello Etsy 2012

It was magnificent to see many brooch-lovers among the Hello Etsy crowd. 1. Bird brooch worn by Annelies by Sloppop 2. Windmill brooch worn and made by Annemiek 3. Leaf memory picture brooch worn and made by Miranda 4. Kitty Snowglobe brooch worn by Franca and made by Elizabeth 5. Framed bear and bees brooch worn by Philomeen and made by Lisa 6. Owl and name brooch worn by me (more pictures will follow) The most surprising brooch was sadly not captured on a picture. Standing in the crowd I saw a little lady with a very fimiliar brooch. It was Yvonne wearing a fox brooch bought at […]