Tuesday Thrift

Thrifting Tuesday: What I found in Ghent!

Did you see my post about the visit to Ghent? These are the treasures I found at the flea market Lange Violettestraat. A fish potholder Three brooches: Mickey, horse and a bow! The shiprack is already hanging in my kitchen for towels and I have no idea what to do with the black/white fabric. The rose image is now upon the wall inside my hallway. Did you go thrifting recently?

Thrift in the City

5 tips for the best weekend citytrip Ghent

What to do when in Ghent only for the weekend? With these 5 tips you will have the best time during your citytrip Ghent! Not so long ago my sister called me on a Friday. ‘How about going to Ghent tomorrow?’ she said. I thought about my weekend, without any plans or exciting things. So Ghent it was! We drove over Saturday and stayed (thanks to Tineke) at the NH hotel, which is located directly into the city centre. I have been to Ghent a lot, when Kila lived there, but every time it surprises me […]

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Quick Summer Update

So summer is here! The big gooseberry time (komkommertijd) is on and since I haven’t taken a grand holiday (I only took of a week to visit Lisbon) I am working around the clock. I will enlighten you with a summer update about the Broesj’ headquarters. Hope you enjoy summer as well! x The days are really summery and the temperature is high. That means when you are shopping  for ice cream you will find an empty freezer at the store, if you are too late. But even when it’s 33 degrees celsius, it doesn’t stop us thrifting. (OK it was […]

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10 Tips for a weekend in Liège

A few weeks ago I visited Liège. I always thought that it would be a boring city with only ugly factories and industries. Little did I know that is a actually a perfect town to go to for a weekend getaway of just to browse around the small beer cafes and shops. Here are ten tips what to See, Drink, Eat and Do! SEE Looking for a quirky hat with a vintage brooch or a fun bag? At Delphine Quirin you will find the one. She also sells to Paris, Japan and Russia. Rue Pierreuse 28 www.delphinequirin.be […]

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Brandt & Levie Sausage Workshop aka Worstshop

This weekend my sister, friends and I attended the Brandt&Levie workshop aka Worstshop. Not a regular DIY art workshop, but a sausage making workshop! The guys of Brandt&Levie are real craftsmen. Inspired by their 7 month journey to Italy they decided that they would make fantastic sausages in a proper way. So, the workshop. After a tour trough their workplace and get an insight in the sausage-making process we started. First we made a selection of the herbs we were gonna use. We decided to include a bit of Whisky as well, to give it a special kind of flavor. We carefully […]

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Liège: Cité Miroir

I love abandoned places. Places where time stands still and everything is waiting for the passing of time. Or for exciting events to happen… Last week we visited Liège. Our first stop was Cité Miroir. The Cité Miroir gave a second life to the former swimming pool and bathhouse Sauvenière. The renovation proces was huge. But it turned out beautifully. They kept a lot of the original features, like the staircase here on the left and the original tribunes. Now a days the Cité Miroir is used for performances, debates, exhibitions, films and other educational activities. For example, in the former children’s pool there […]

Brooch Collection

How a small brooch can grant you acces to a perfect party

Carolien of Reintroduced has a well chosen brooch collection. With pins in vibrant colors or special meaning she brightens her perfectly styled outfits. For Dutch, scroll down. Om deze blogpost in het Nederlands te lezen, scroll naar beneden! What is your favorite brooch in your collection and why? ‘My favorite was a pink brooch swallow which I lost during a move, I still have the hope to find him. At Best Kept Secret Festival I bought a new Broesj swallow brooch, a yellow one, which has since been favorite!’ What was the first brooch in your collection? ‘The golden […]

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Five Flea markets in Brussels

Last weekend my aunt took my niece and me out to visit flea markets in Brussels, and to explore the city. Last year we went to Leuven, but weren’t very lucky in the town itself. Brussels made up for that. So here is a small guide if you go to Brussels for the flea markets. Vossenmarkt The most famous flea market in Brussels. A square filled with stuff. A lot of China or other decorative items but also very nice dresses and if you search well you will find some gems. Definitely husstle the price down, they start with ridiculous […]

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Vases and Flower Brooches

Just a quick note to say hello and let you know there are some flower brooches online. Last week was very nice but busy. Lots of good things (it was poëzieweek, a week with lots of events around poetry). Furthermore my mom thrifted some brooches and today, between naps and making chicken soup I finally took some pictures again. So there are some new old flower brooches online. The next days a couple of more will follow. For an exhibition about Glass we visited the national Glass museum in Leerdam.