vintage finds | when in antwerp, be

bleach and dye house de geest
it's happened to me before. i stroll and lounge 

begijnhof / beguinage
(and dip away from raindrops), and all that i can find is of the non portable kind. which is why i would love salvage grounds or brocante warehouses. which is why i do refrain from visiting them. 

exquisite old tiled floor in shop
my ♥ would tear apart, i fear. but then there are times when you know you will come closeby anyway, and you endure. 

fallen, wooden angel
the beauty. the history. and the non portable aspect. 

lady and flowers in shop window
these honeys were unattainable because the shop was closed, 

design bureau, antwerp
so all i could do was snap and admire. 

little port in old dockyard
building to the left = museum mas
last but not least, when a miniature replica will be made of this museum, i'm gonna get me one. a replica, that is. which will not be vintage at all, not in my time, i realize. flea market finds.


  1. Aaah, Antwerp,
    dear Nadine,
    I like that town very much. Has you been in the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal?
    And: For me Antwerp is the combination of my hometown Hamburg and Amsterdam.

    I'm a nostalic woman, you know that, but I don't wanna get caught on ancient times. I'm searching for a way to keep the pretty old into present. The belgians are master of it, aren't they?

    Those building of Museum aan de Stroom I like to have as an miniature replica too!

    Thank you for showing and sharing,


    (You mean 'fallen wooden angEL', don't you?)

  2. I love that tile and was that tile or wallpaper of the ladies? so amazing that gate...he is 16 now and off to the Homecoming dance this weekend!
    I have to pick her up and drive her home, so I know that part is safe.

  3. non portable treasures are hard to leave behind. I still remember the gorgeous (and non-portable) grandfather clock I saw once in a thrift market ...

  4. I long to travel there. Until I can, I'll look at your photos and dream.

  5. Love your finds, and the strollly loungey way you share them with us..
    When your ♡ breaks I feel mine about to too, that angel is poignant.. keep nourishing your beautiful ♥ and moving with its ♥ beat to find the things you ♥

  6. lovely captures... so happy to drift away even if just for a moment

  7. I had a lovely walk through your pictures too :)
    XX Ingrid

  8. You do take such lovely photos!

  9. the wooden angel is beautiful ...