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Celinda Ceramics: Les Belles Dames

I recently discovered the beautiful designs of Celinda Versluis. She gives old porcelain a whole new life with her four French ladies ‘Les belles dames‘. Inspired by the old family pictures of her grandma and her sisters with wavy hairstyles and the pretty tart plates her grandmother served her treats on. Celinda Ceramics consists of old porcelain with floral and more graphic designs  mixed with drawings of the four French ladies. Every one having her own character and style and so does every teapot and plate.

First there is Jeanne, calm and introverted, living in a small cottage in the middle of nowhere. Then there is the elegant Hélène from the city and Marie-Louise the older and more serious one. The last one is Madeleine,  the cheerful and colorful type with the feather is her hair. This little story about ‘Les belles dames’ makes me love the designs even more. While searching for my favorites I discovered that Hélène and Madelaine are my favorites ladies. Maybe it is the story behind them or maybe just the pretty designs. Who knows.

Les belles dames
Vintage Teapot Helene
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Vintage plate MarieLouise_1
Vintage plate Helene_1
Vintage Teapot Helene_3
Plate les belles dames
Golden plate belle dames

I can’t wait until I own my first ‘Les Belles Dames’ plate or teapot. Celinda also designs pendants and beautiful tiles. All inspired by those belle dames. You can find all her pretty design in her Etsy shop. What are your favorites?

Source: Celinda Ceramics on Etsy, Celinda Versluis

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Watercolor prints by Miss Capricho

I found these watercolor illustrations at Decor8 the other day and think they are really pretty. Miss Capricho is the artist behind these watercolor prints. She paints a lot of different things like the Parisienne, the butterflies and the sushi’s. I think there’s something for every eye ;) Here are my favorites!

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Hi guys!

After two very personal posts this weekend, it’s time for some new inspiration. Jorrit and I started collecting some art (not the expensive one, but more like the Etsy and Pinterest ones) to decorate our place. I’m a sucker for redecorating interiors but unfortunately our apartment is too small to give in to all my urges. What we do have are some white walls with plenty of room for some nice prints and photos. We already found some nice retro prints and an arty DIY deer head (my favorite!) but this is only the beginning.

Thanks to Pinterest and my favorite blogs I find nice prints almost every day. These are my current favorites. It’s hard to choose though…
Would love to hear what you think of the prints I chose, and how you decorate your walls. If you know some great artists or found some nice prints or ideas, please feel free to share them in the comments. I would love to check them out!

Have a lovely day.
xo Sari

 We already have this one, but it’s still one of my favorites!

Click on the image to see where it came from!

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