Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New York #2

sometimes I am surprised how inspirational three days in a different environment can be

the streets in New York in Fall are so pretty

and somehow the fabric and yarn I found at Purl Soho

were matching the environment again

pretty displays at Purl Soho

it was so great to visit their shop and actually see the designs from their blog in real life

and as I unpacked my suitcase

I found out the pictures I took at the huge and amazing Anthropolgie store at Rockefeller Center

as well as the notebooks and bowls I got there ~ are matching the color scheme in this post too

the Botanical Notebook Collection from Rifle Paper Co.

those of you who have been visiting here for a while, may remember I got their 2010 Christmas cards

I simply love the designs by Anna Bond

full of inspiration ~ I am happy to be home again in Canada

though it still feels a little strange, Canada is home now

well, after all we have been here for only a little more than 2 months

for you my sweeties

on New York wrapping paper, the Christmas ornament heart

because you are always here ~ home of creJJtion

and you make me smile, you inspire and encourage me every day

~ L O V E ~


  1. Soooo pretty..love these colours my friend...sending you oodles of love right back to you. That notebook cover is stunning!
    Hugs and welcome back home...to Canada! xoxoxo

  2. Wonderful pictures and I love the colors!

  3. Hoi Maaike, wat heb je weer prachtige foto's gemaakt. Mooie kleuren... Zo te horen heb je al een goed thuisgevoel daar in Canada!
    Groetjes, Anne-Marie

  4. !Que fotografias más bonitas!. un saludo

  5. love the color combination, the flowers on the notebooks are inspiring, i am glad you are enjoying Canada..

  6. What a beautiful post! I love your inspiration and the colours and how you photographed your purchases! I LOVE that wrapping paper! :-) And how cool that you got to visit Purl Soho!!! Envious, me?! ;-)

  7. Ah, as usual, a visual feast for the eyes. Lovely as always.


  8. Beautiful photos, colours, collages, as usual! And Purl Soho, man, that would be fantastic. Now - are you going to give us an update on that blogging course you are taking? Would love to hear how you're finding it.

  9. Lovely photos,Im so glad you enjoyed your trip to New York.I would like to visit there around Christmas time oh its so lovely then.We have gone many times that time of year.Blessings for a lovely new week!

  10. Het is goed om te horen dat je je thuis voelt in Canada. En zoals altijd zijn je foto's en je kleuren heel inspirerend. hugzz....peebee

  11. Hello Maaike!
    How lovely to be in New York in Autumn...my favourite time of year...I just love those pretty colours in your photographs,
    Hope you have a great week,
    Susan x

  12. Those Autumn photos are an inspiration for me.
    I love this season!
    thanks for sharing!!

  13. Hello Maaike,
    Adore the pictures and the color combos are such nice fall inspirations. Lovely work!
    Catherine (fellow BYW classmate ☺ )

  14. HALLO Maaike,
    afgelopen weken van Saskia Tooten gehoord van je blog en je quiltperikelen. Iedere maandag avond quilt ik met Saskia en Yvonne. Erg veel lol.
    Leuk je blog te gaan volgen. Veel quiltplezier.
    Mijn blog is ook in de lucht!!

  15. beautiful!!!
    Looks like a great three days!!

  16. 2 Maanden alweer ... Poeh, waar blijft de tijd!
    Wel fijn om te horen dat je je helemaal thuis voelt op je nieuwe plekje. Dat hadden we natuurlijk ook al gezien aan die geweldige foto's die je ons iedere keer laat zien. Iedere keer weer een feest om naar te kijken!


  17. Wat een mooie blog weer. Het nummer Autumn in New York gezongen door Sarah Vaugn past er perfect bij. Fijne week! Suus

  18. Hoi Maaike, wat een prachtige plaatjes en mooie kleurcombinaties!! Zeer smaakvol. Geniet ervan, liefs Claire

  19. Wonderful yarn. Wonderful pics like always. Big cities scare me. But these pictures makes me wanna go anyway. Kärlek

  20. Prachtige foto's, wat een mooie warme kleuren :D! Lijkt me heerlijk om door New York te slenteren in de herfst. Fijn weekend!

  21. gorgeous post :D new york looks incredible

  22. Wow, you have a wonderful blog.
    I love these Anthropologie bowls.
    Hugs from Germany,


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