This is where I get to say anything I feel like saying and you get to agree with me.
We will also share stories and chocolate if you have any.
Naps are also encouraged, if shopping is out of the question.

Thursday, March 31, 2011


I am longing for a house. I love my apartment, it has all the elements of a grand old home in the French style. But it is an apartment. I want my own front door again.
I don't care if the rooms are too big and there isn't enough furniture. ( I actually have the pot on the left .. is that a sign?)
I will bring my chandeliers with me, wherever I go. I just have to find the house... I know it is out there , somewhere, waiting for us.

pia jane bijkerk
1st option

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

How about Yellow ?

When I was a very young girl, I wanted a four poster bed, with plenty of room for me to share with my dolls. I only wanted , Pink or Rose colors in my room.
I did not get the bed and because my mother is, well, the way she is, I got a Lavender room. But I did get a pretty bedroom set in a pale almost white wood in a French style.

As a teen , I wanted the walls Yellow. No one paid any attention to me, they stayed Lavender.
My first home ( in Los Angeles), I immediately thought, I will paint the walls Yellow ! But it was an old Spanish house, arched doorways and tile floors, the walls remained White.When I had my own little girl, I think her room was as girly as she wished. I don't remember her wishes for Pink rooms or Yellow but I am happy to say, I finally got my own bedroom, my own home, the warm happy yellows that I always wanted.
Sometimes you have to wait a while for things that you wish for ( without the dead animal heads on the wall)

Head over Heels
Canada House & Home

Monday, March 28, 2011

Springs Promise

Green things are popping up everywhere, buds on trees, flowers peeping through the leaves and winters detritus in the gardens.
Soon, wherever you look, there will be no sign of Winter.

pia jane bijkirk
1st option
crush cul de sac

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sleeping Birthday Girl

This is the way I spent my Birthday today. Sleeping. .. with a little coughing .
Not exactly unconscious, not exactly lolling around and not exactly having fun.
I have been taken ill. A strong Argentine germ has gotten me.
I hope to be back soon, as well as celebrating the birthday late.


Monday, March 21, 2011

Step by Step

"She is the kind of girl who climbed the ladder of success, wrong by wrong."
Mae West
"Faith is taking the first step, you don't have to see the whole staircase".
Martin Luther King

"Success is not a doorway, it is a staircase"
Dottie Walters

"Never look backwards, or you will fall down the stairs !"
Rudyard Kipling

"I ran up the door, closed the stairs, said my pajamas, put on my prayers, turned off the bed, hopped into the light, all because you kissed me goodnight"

"You cannot push anyone Up the ladder unless he is willing."
Andrew Carnegie

crush cul de sac
1st option

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.
~Author Unknown
There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and a tired man who wants a book to read.
~G.K. Chesterton

A good book has no ending.
~R.D. Cumming

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. ~Mark Twain,
I find television to be very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book.
~Groucho Marx

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Who is the Fairest ....


on the wall

Who is Fairest of them all ?

Why, Thank you !

images -
1st option
crush cul de sac

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Bon Appétit !
What's cooking ?
Eat well, laugh often ~
Never trust a skinny cook !
The Kitchen is the Heart of the Home .

Architectural Digest
1st Option

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Special Spot for One

I love a spot in the house where I can go and read or just listen to music and be cozy.

It doesn't have to be fancy or that private.Just a spot for one .... and maybe a Pup.
A drink perhaps ?More than one are welcome , most of the time.

pia jane bijkirk

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Finding Hope

I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest.
I do not judge the Universe.
Dalai Lama

destination 360

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Life is not perfect

source: Jacqueline's White Home

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Old and Well Worn

Sometimes I feel a bit old and worn myself, I hope I manage to look as good as these !

1st Option
Global Atelier blog}

Friday, March 11, 2011

Japan . . Thinking of You

Thoughts and prayers for the people of Japan..