Today, I am excited to celebrate the 7th anniversary of BELGIAN PEARLS !

I can’t believe it’s been seven years already. Time flies!

I remember publishing my first blogpost on July 31, 2009 ! I absolutely wasn’t sure that anyone would be interested in what I shared that day. How surprised I was, that soon after that first post, I received so many kind and encouraging comments and emails from you ! People from all over the world expressed how pleased they were to have discovered my blog and how much they were inspired by my posts. So very touching ! Since then up to now, I am thankful to all of you for your enthusiasm, your support and encouragement !

Reflecting on these past seven years, I am so very grateful for the friendship I received through blogging. I have met so many wonderful people, and have discovered so may beautiful blogs from all around the world. Just amazing ! I couldn’t have hoped for more and I do feel honored to have so many friends and readers. Thousands of people are joining me along my journey, following BELGIAN PEARLS via WordPress, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

I wished I could toast with everyone of you on these 7 years of BELGIAN PEARLS !


Today I am so very honored to let you know that my blog is nominated again this year for the prestigious AMARA INTERIOR BLOG AWARDS.

Belgian Pearls has made it to the voting stage, thanks to all of you !

Voting opens Monday 8th August.



I’m sending you flowers !


All pictures are taken at my home.   Photo by me

To fully express my deep gratitude I decided to run a Blog anniversary giveaway today.

I am offering the chance to everyone of you to win a copy of the book ‘MANUFACTUM’ – 20 Belgian crafts in the spotlights’.

It is a beautiful book about Belgian craftsmanship, that showcases 20 companies – including my company Lefèvre Interiors -, that still work according to traditional methods, having a passion for their trade.

To know more about the book, please read my blogpost about it here.

All you have to do to enter this giveaway is to comment, along with your email address, on this anniversary post.

Please, I would appreciate if you could write your comment below this post and not sending it by email !



Inside Manufactum - Lefèvre Interiors Belgium

One of the pages inside the book, featuring our company Lefèvre Interiors

The deadline to enter this giveaway is Sunday August 7, 2016 at midnight Central European Time.

The random chosen winner will be announced on Monday August 8.


Without you, Belgian Pearls would have no meaning .


I do hope you all enjoy these summer days !


I try to spend as much time as possible with my sweet Mango !



By |2019-02-09T11:55:37+00:00July 31st, 2016|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , |46 Comments


  1. Dieter Janssen Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 11:01 AM - Reply

    Super blog! Proficiat met het 7-jarig bestaan

  2. billie henninger Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 1:44 PM - Reply

    Congratulations, Greet. Can’t believe I have been following you for all those years. Time flies when you are enjoying. I certainly have enjoyed and learned from every post. Thank you.

  3. francetaste Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 2:13 PM - Reply

    Congratulations. I look forward to reading for many more years! I appreciate the focus you put on craftsmanship.

  4. hellolovelyinc Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 3:06 PM - Reply

    Happy anniversary, lovely greet…exciting news along with this nomination for an award and the beautiful feature in Manufactum. Has it really been 7 years ago i found you on the web? I have been reading all that time! I was blogging on another site as a new writer and Hello Lovely was born a few months after Belgian Pearls. What a beautiful journey you continue to be on. Congratulations on years of beautiful content!

  5. Amy dietrich Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 6:50 PM - Reply

    Congratulations on 7 years!! Thank you for the inspiring and beautiful posts!!

  6. Lori Mathis Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 8:47 PM - Reply

    Dear Mrs. LeFevre: I “adore” your blog and discovered it about 4 years ago via the posts by Brooke Gianetti on her lovely blog. It is so very inspiring and classy! Thank you & CONGRATULATIONS!

  7. Pratibha C Monday, August 1, 2016 at 12:42 AM - Reply

    Your blog has inspired and enriched my mind in more ways than you will you know. In a world of urban monstrosities, you bring together images and posts that bring back a sense of beauty and refinement in our lives. I have spent many hours browsing through the archives not only looking for decor inspiration, but just pausing, understanding and appreciating what it means to surround ourselves with grace and beauty. Thank you for that Greet x

  8. Veronica Roth Monday, August 1, 2016 at 8:54 AM - Reply

    Congratulations Greet. I usually catch up with you on FB, but love popping round to your site here and there. I’ve also been blogging since 2009. How time does fly. Big hugs and have a lovely glass of champagne to celebrate.

  9. ourfrenchoasis Monday, August 1, 2016 at 9:08 AM - Reply

    Woohoo, Congratulations, 7 years is fantastic, and it is still as fascinating and interesting as ever, never dull and always something new, my favourite style blog. Susan X

  10. Home & Lifestyle Monday, August 1, 2016 at 9:37 AM - Reply

    Toen ik zojuist een reactie schreef en deze wilde verzenden, kreeg ik een melding dat het niet veilig zou zijn. Ik wil je toch het bericht alsnog toesturen en je laten weten dat ik blij ben jouw blog ergens in de afgelopen zeven jaar te hebben gevonden. Van harte gefeliciteerd, ik hoop ook de komende jaren nog veel posten van jou te mogen lezen.

    Liefs, Ingrid

  11. Denys claudine Monday, August 1, 2016 at 9:50 AM - Reply

    Beauty is to be shared. Talents need to be discovered. To put Belgium talents on the spot is wonderful as I always say our country is little but a beautiful gem to be discovered. Bravo pour ce blog, bravo pour cette reconnaissance en veel success voor de toekomst. Always a pleasure to read you!

  12. Ekaterina Monday, August 1, 2016 at 11:29 AM - Reply

    Congratulations! Thank you for sharing beauty and inspiration.

  13. Susan Portman Monday, August 1, 2016 at 1:13 PM - Reply

    Greet, Congratulations!! I have followed you for many years. A great talent and wonderful blog …one of the best. Looking forward to many more. Susan Portman.

  14. joann malik Monday, August 1, 2016 at 1:18 PM - Reply

    congratulations, greet! your blog is such a delight to read and an inspiration to all of us…best wishes for many more years of doing what you love! joann

  15. Angela Muller Monday, August 1, 2016 at 1:30 PM - Reply

    Congratulations, Greet! I’ll keep reading as long as you keep writing!

  16. DANIELLE ICHE Monday, August 1, 2016 at 1:37 PM - Reply

    Votre blog que j’adore m’a permis de connaître l’architecture belge que j’apprécie beaucoup.
    Je vous remercie pour toutes ces images d’inspirations d’intérieur belge et je vous félicite aussi pour le site Lefèvre Intériors. Lorsque j’ouvre ma messagerie et que je reçois un message de vous, c’est toujours un moment précieux rempli de beauté et d’émotions. Continuez surtout j’ai hâte de vous lire. Je vous admire.


  17. MARIA FOTIADOU Monday, August 1, 2016 at 4:04 PM - Reply

    Congratulations Greet!!! I have never miss any of your gorgeous and ispiring posts!!! Thank you and keep up blogging!!!

  18. Lee K Monday, August 1, 2016 at 4:23 PM - Reply

    Happy Anniversary, and congrats for giving us wonderful inspiration…. love your blog!

  19. Phyllis Thomason Monday, August 1, 2016 at 4:30 PM - Reply

    I so look forward to reading your blogs. Congratulations on 7 years!!!

  20. Nancy C. Foster Monday, August 1, 2016 at 4:40 PM - Reply

    Congratulations!!! I have enjoyed reading your blog for years, always well done!!!! Cheers!!!!

  21. Mary Crozier Monday, August 1, 2016 at 5:38 PM - Reply

    Congratulations on your well-earned award! I just started following your blog and I find it to be lovely. I feel like I have a new friend across the pond! Enjoy your celebration and the cocktail looks so inviting! You are an inspiration-so much so that I am in the process of developing a blog and it should be up and running shortly!

  22. Brooke Giannetti Monday, August 1, 2016 at 5:52 PM - Reply

    I can’t believe it’s been 7 years! Thank you for 7 years of inspiration, Greet.
    Wishing you continued success.

    xo xo


  23. Ilse de troyer Monday, August 1, 2016 at 7:56 PM - Reply

    Beste Greet,ik ontdekte uw blog een tweetal jaar geleden.interieur is ook mijn grote passie,zoals bij jou.elke keer ik jou blog doorblader,word ik een beetje reportages in de verschillende woonmagazines doorlees ik meerdere malen.ik zou u huis en dat van uw zus graag eens van dichtbij bewonderen.alvast dikke proficiat met uw nominatie en uw zevenjarig bestaan van de blog.hopenlijk mag ik nog vele jaren genieten van je prachtige kunnen.Ilse.

  24. Mickey McReynolds Monday, August 1, 2016 at 8:32 PM - Reply

    I live in Washington State in the USA. I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!! I’ve followed it for about 4 years I think. I found you through Brooke of Pantina Farms blog. Your blog is the reason I hope to visit Belgium one of these days. Thank you so much for all the beauty!

  25. Christina Monday, August 1, 2016 at 9:31 PM - Reply

    Congratulations on seven years! This will be your best yet as it is traditionally a year of blessing. You have inspired and shared beauty for the whole world…you and your work are a gift. Thank you for allowing us to see and share in your decorating and design wisdom. I have been following you for probably three years now and greatly anticipate your posts with either coffee or wine in hand. You are a delight!

  26. Lisa E Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 5:05 AM - Reply

    Congratulations, Greet! Your beautiful blog has been a great inspiration to so many of us! Much continued success!!

    Warm regards,
    Lisa Edwards

  27. APOLLINE Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 5:33 PM - Reply

    Félicitations pour cette nouvelle nomination et bien sûr Joyeux anniversaire pour ces 7 ans de partage de vos sources d’inspiration certes, mais aussi pour la poésie et le romantisme qui émanent de vos reportages ! Un moment de plénitude et de beauté dans un monde trop souvent fait de violence et de noirceur ! MERCI MERCI

  28. Lucia Donahower Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 8:19 AM - Reply

    Congratulations! I love your blog, and your photographs.
    Thank you,

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  30. Maria Friday, August 5, 2016 at 8:36 PM - Reply

    Dear Geet, I am so very happy to have found your blog and receive your wonderful news. I love the exquisite things you choose for us, your unconditional followers, to see. I congratulate you on your 7 years and hope they’ll be more and more to come! Your posts have opened my eyes to Belgium’s arts, crafts, designers and style, for which I am most grateful. May you win again the Amara Blog Award! You deserve it,
    best regards from Buenos Aires,

  31. Anne Mathers Friday, August 5, 2016 at 10:45 PM - Reply

    Dear Greet

    It was a very happy day when I stumbled on your blog about five years ago. It is the first thing I open on Fridays and I look forward to it so much….

    Thank you for my weekly present of such beauty.

    Anne Mathers
    Toronto, Ontario

  32. Penelope Bianchi Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 7:58 AM - Reply

    I can’t believe either…….7 years! Yikes…..I saw Brooke and Steve right after they visited you in Belgium!
    You are wonderful….and an incredible talent!!!
    Happy Anniversary!


  33. Linda Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 11:19 AM - Reply

    Your posts are always inspirational and a visual treat.
    Congratulations to you!

  34. Francis De Clerck Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 12:38 PM - Reply

    Ik heb je nog maar recent ontdekt, je bent een ware inspiratiebron geworden! Wat ik me nog steeds herinner zijn de inspiratiefoto’s van kerst. Ze waren prachtig. Proficiat Greet

  35. Francis De Clerck Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 12:44 PM - Reply

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  36. Goldie Stetten Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 12:46 PM - Reply

    Congratulations Greet, I’ve always enjoyed your posts.

  37. Jacqueline Maes Woodard Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 2:30 PM - Reply

    Congratulations Greet!
    I have so enjoyed your visits via your blog. Your posts have been my connection to my country of birth for these many years. I love the Belgium style interiors you proudly share with us. Thank you ever so much.


  38. helena Strick Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 2:40 PM - Reply

    Beste m. Lefèvre,
    Bedankt om je geweldige goede smaak en kennis met iedereen te delen.
    Je post is elke keer opnieuw een bevestiging hiervan.
    Je positieve instelling en openheid zijn bewonderenswaardig.
    We hopen deze blog nog lang te mogen ontvangen.

  39. anne taylor Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 3:51 PM - Reply

    Always a good read. Wish we had more Belgian craftsmen in New York City

  40. Melinda Walls Pilkinton Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 4:02 PM - Reply

    I am a relative newcomer to your blog (only about 6 months now) but I look forward to each post. Such beauty often in surroundings with uncluttered homes and spaces; this is inspirational for me to edit my spaces. Thank you for the work you put into this blog.

  41. Barbaraben Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 6:08 PM - Reply

    Happy Anniversary. I’ve enjoyed your inspiring décor for seven years and look forward to more great visual posts in the years to come.

  42. The Caruso Manner Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 6:30 PM - Reply

    I love receiving your blogs. They are so beautiful and inspire me to want to do things. I have been very ill and finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel. Blogs like yours were my enjoyable part of many, many miserable days. They would take me away……….. and for that I was always grateful. I remember reading that you have become ill, if this is the case I hope you can find your beautiful place to escape.
    Warm Regards,
    Jan Marie Caruso

  43. Ellen Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 7:16 PM - Reply

    I never miss your wonderful blog. You always bring something beautiful to my life.

  44. Penelope Bianchi Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 8:13 PM - Reply

    Congratulation!! I love your blog!!!

  45. noreen Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 8:23 PM - Reply

    Congratulations Greet on your blog anniversary! I am so happy I found you via Brooke a few years ago! I’ve always been intrigued by the fine detailed craftmanship executed by Lefevre Interiors. Veels geluk!

  46. Malinda Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 7:39 AM - Reply

    The elegance of simplicity and the lovely luxury of wood paneling are 2 things I associate with your Blog, Greet.
    I also appreciate your fabric selections in splashes of rich, bright colors—which add ‘verve’ to your new/antique interiors.

    And—–for those of us with Brown Thumbs—your floral & garden photos, as well as the various gardens and assorted European locations you graciously share with us—-give both gardeners, and ‘non’ gardeners, views and garden rooms to covet!

    Thank you for sharing your aspirational views of The Beautiful.
    Highest Regards, Greet.

    An Ardent Admirer in Atlanta

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