new in from holland17.08.2012

glass container
thrifted books
denim vest

After posting the last outfit from The Netherlands I realized I also promised I’d post what I bought while I was there. As readers of my blog you probably know me as fashionista that buys clothes whenever she gets the chance. This time I came home with only one clothing item – that denim vest. As my suitcase was already overflowing with clothes when I landed in Amsterdam and my closets back home have been threatening to fall apart for quite sometime now, I figured I don’t need another shirt or jacket or skirt. Besides, why waste money on what you can also buy in your own town? Instead, I spent most of my time (and money) exploring the city and finding antique book stores. There are not many stores that sell used and very old and cheap books and magazines in my country, so I was ecstatic when I learned it’s quite the opposite in NL. I managed to find David Hamilton’s photography monograph from 1971, “Dreams of a young girl”, for only 15 euros (new one retails for about 400 euros!). And in that pocket sized booklet with leopard print cover was a “Dear someone” card. I don’t know what it says because it’s written in Dutch but I love the fact that there’s a story attached to it! At first glance, all of those don’t seem so special, but be patient as I’ll show you what I intend to do with the books I bought in sometimes in the future.

The last piece is this tiny glass container I got for only 25 cents. It’s perfect for storing rings, change or other small things. Or maybe lighting a candle in it. I’m sure a lot of the people would say I should remove the price tag but I fell in love with it just the way it was when I first saw it. Looks like a small piece of art reminding us that quality and the real value shouldn’t be judged through the price that’s stuck to it.

22 THOUGHTS ON "new in from holland"

Lucinda Reid 17.08.2012 - 1:57 PM

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Love your thoughts on the little 25 cents jar your brought. I totally agree that a price doesn’t determine the beauty of something :) great post.

Vania Aprilia 17.08.2012 - 2:01 PM

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such great finds!

Pudding Monster

Isidora 17.08.2012 - 2:13 PM

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The Contemporist 17.08.2012 - 2:52 PM

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Thanks for the follow! And I have a vest just like that. I just don’t fit it anymore, and now I want a new one!

Teodora 17.08.2012 - 3:12 PM

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Jao kako je dobar prsluk, već duugo tražim takav. :)

Jovana 17.08.2012 - 3:58 PM

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Prsluk je fenomenalan, a i knjige su. :)

Sophia// 17.08.2012 - 6:42 PM

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I love that you kept the price tag on!
Sometimes a tiny everyday detail like that can be a like a piece of art to our eye.

Jelena Dimić 17.08.2012 - 9:46 PM

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Sjajne stvari! Prsluk je sjajan. ;)

Susann 17.08.2012 - 10:31 PM

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Hey hey how are you ! See you have been busy blogging, seeing that denim jacket made me think I would like to get one to go over the top of my maxi dress so thanks for the inspiration !

Hope you have a great weekend !


Tara 18.08.2012 - 7:37 AM

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Vrlo kreativno prikazivanje noviteta :)

Gabriele 18.08.2012 - 11:35 AM

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Great stuff you got… that denim jacket is really cute I love it!

Inacio Souza 19.08.2012 - 5:35 AM

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If there is a people in the world who can influence me in a matter of desing are the Dutch, I love …

SAC 19.08.2012 - 8:40 AM

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Wow your book finds are awesome!! Have you ever been to Paris? It is amazing for book stores! Should you get the chance to go visit “The Shakespeare Bookshop” and “Teastains and Tattered Pages”! Can’t wait to see how the books have inspired you! SAC xxx

Jen Umm 19.08.2012 - 1:07 PM

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loving it

Vienna Wedekind 19.08.2012 - 6:46 PM

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I’d bought the denim-vest too! good choice!

Heartbeats from Vienna Wedekind

moiminnie 19.08.2012 - 8:38 PM

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Thanks eveyone!
@Inacio Souza: I totally agree, people, architecture, everything there is so inspiring!
@SAC: No, I’ve never been to Paris but when I go, I’ll deffs remember to visit those shops, thanks for the suggestions!

Lauren Williams 20.08.2012 - 4:17 AM

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I love seeing clothes that you buy, but I really enjoy the other unique items you get as well. These books all look great!

xx lauren

Imani Love 20.08.2012 - 9:29 AM

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You have an incredible blog! Great haul love!
-Imani Love

Magdalena 20.08.2012 - 3:24 PM

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Prsluk je fantastičan. ;)

Sam 20.08.2012 - 4:29 PM

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So cool you went to visit Holland! I’m actually Dutch, so maybe I can translate what’s written on the card for you, haha?

Anyways, Amsterdam indeed is a great city (to buy old books). I think you should visit Deventer sometime, during the annual book fair there. It’s the biggest in all of Europe I heard Six kilometres of stands filled with new books as well as old ones.

Love! Sam

moiminnie 20.08.2012 - 4:57 PM

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Thanks so much for the tips, I’ll write it down as a reminder for the next time! xx

NewLife 21.08.2012 - 12:02 PM

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They are amazing finds. Great post!



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