Yesterday I redecorated some of the kitchen cabinet shelves. 

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It feels so good to bring in spring blossom branches.

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I grouped some of my chinese celadon plates together with my Syrian vases.

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Last week the painters painted the inside of my kitchen cabinet niches in a more ‘verdigris’ color . I love the new color in combination with the oak shelves and celadon pottery. Don’t you?


And I brought in a new slipcovered chair.

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Libeco linen of course!

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A few days ago we went to visit Jan’s daughter and son-in-law and their children Alexa & Tristan. Because they live rather far from our place, we don’t see them that often. So it is always so nice to visit them to see the grandchildren growing!!! And Alexa, who is almost 3 years now, has made us some beautiful drawings!

I scanned and resized them to fit in these photoframes.

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Tristan & AlexaOur sweetest Alexa & Tristan.


Alexa & TristanBrother and sister are hugging!


Jan & AlexaMy husband and his dearest granddaughter! 


Do you also feel these spring tickles?

To end this spring post, a beautiful saying :

“Spring is nature’s way of saying : let’s party!”

(Robin Williams)

Hope you will all enjoy this new week!



All pictures by me.

By |2018-07-11T10:56:56+00:00April 4th, 2011|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , , , |41 Comments


  1. Delightblog.blog Monday, April 4, 2011 at 1:48 PM - Reply

    Stunning and so beautiful! A lovely family.

  2. Design Elements Monday, April 4, 2011 at 2:01 PM - Reply

    I've so enjoyed the pictures today, Greet. Brother and sister are hugging….wonderful! I have some similar on my notebook: brother and brother are hugging (I have 2 boys 🙂 happy new week

  3. Heather@SatisfyingSpaces Monday, April 4, 2011 at 2:09 PM - Reply

    Love the redesigned kitchen shelves and the framed artwork! I really enjoy children's artwork displayed in a home and you have a beautiful family.

  4. Acanthus and Acorn Monday, April 4, 2011 at 2:10 PM - Reply

    So ready for Spring!!! The inside of the cabinets look great as does all the little seasonal touches! Framing the artwork from your grandkids is such a sweet sentiment…makes me miss the days of doing it for my kiddos.

  5. The enchanted home Monday, April 4, 2011 at 2:19 PM - Reply

    Such great pictures..your home is so beautiful, elegant and most important, inviting….it has great karma even in pictures!! Love the soft warm woods..beautiful Greet!
    And those kids…are just soooo cute and sweet!
    Looks like it was a wonderful visit..always a fan of framed kids artwork, truly one of a kind, thats what makes its so special and endearing…

  6. Splendid Sass Monday, April 4, 2011 at 2:47 PM - Reply

    Love, love the new arrangement. The linen covered chair is perfect. I have gone crazy over linen. WHo am I kidding; I have always loved linen clothes, bedding, bath, furniture.
    The photos of the children are adorable, Greet. Just precious. Oh how I wish they stayed this age longer.
    Have a great week!

  7. quintessence Monday, April 4, 2011 at 2:51 PM - Reply

    Love all your beautiful touches of spring. We don't have anything flowering quite yet – can't wait!! Of course LOVE the beautiful orange slipcover – adds a subtle element of my favorite color!! And the grandchildren are adorable – what a ray of sunshine!

  8. Luciane at HomeBunch.com Monday, April 4, 2011 at 2:51 PM - Reply


    Oh, what a beautiful post, my friend!

    The children made me smile. So sweet!

    Thank you for sharing this… so special!


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  9. Mona Thompson Monday, April 4, 2011 at 2:54 PM - Reply

    I love all of your little touches of Spring. Just beautiful and doesn't it make you feel good? It's hard to imagine that there are those that don't enjoy these things as we do? Your grandchildren are absolutely adorable. I'm sure that they are very proud of their framed artwork. XOXO. Mona

  10. peggy braswell Monday, April 4, 2011 at 2:57 PM - Reply

    Robin Williams, what a grand quote Greet..adored you letting me peak at your home & family. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

  11. Home and Lifestyle Monday, April 4, 2011 at 3:04 PM - Reply

    Het ziet er prachtig uit Greet…heerlijk hè om het huis in lentesfeer te brengen!!

    Lieve groet, Ingrid

  12. Splendid Willow Monday, April 4, 2011 at 3:04 PM - Reply

    Beautiful home, beautiful family! You are very blessed my friend!

    Happy new week!

    ox, Mon

  13. Decor de Provence Monday, April 4, 2011 at 3:09 PM - Reply

    These images where the perfect start to my week! They warmed my heart on all levels! What a beautiful life you have created… I'm so happy for you and thanks for always sharing!


  14. Boho Farm and Home Monday, April 4, 2011 at 3:18 PM - Reply

    I am so ready to do some "spring" rearranging Greet! and I am thinking some painting too.
    Those are sure cute grandkids! Thanks for sharing.

  15. desde my ventana Monday, April 4, 2011 at 3:19 PM - Reply

    You have a wonderful life,


  16. eclecticrevisited Monday, April 4, 2011 at 3:37 PM - Reply

    your home looks so lovely with the new paint colors and the spring blossoms…
    and Tristan and Alexa are so sweet….
    gorgeous children..
    happy spring..

  17. Kifus Monday, April 4, 2011 at 3:47 PM - Reply

    Congratulations on your lovely family. It's always good to keep in touch. I wonder what it says on that wall, could you translate it for us? Thanks, Greet, and have a great week!

  18. Casa Bella Monday, April 4, 2011 at 5:37 PM - Reply

    I am so glad you got to visit your grandchildren. I know I feel so happy when I get to see mine. They bring so much joy, don't they.

  19. Birdie Monday, April 4, 2011 at 5:49 PM - Reply

    This is an awesome room! Hopefully you'll also post a picture of the wall that's behind the linen chair, the one with the painted quote with beautiful calligraphy. What does it say? Who made it? From what little I can see it is a wonderful element of that room. Do you have more quotes on the same style throughout your home? Is that a trend in Belgian decor? That would be a great theme for a future post. Thanks in advance! The best to you and your lovely family.

  20. Kris Monday, April 4, 2011 at 7:02 PM - Reply

    Good Afternoon Greet,

    Doesn't spring just want to make you go outside and hug a tree? The first blossoms on the trees budding out, and the first peeks of hyacinths and tulip bulbs breaking through the ground bring such a sweet smile to my face.

    Such sweet children! I love how they are hugging each other. Everything they do and say is so special. Those pictures remind me of paintings that my grandson painted and the scribbles from our granddaughter that adorn our walls.

    Have a wonderful week.

  21. Maison de lin Monday, April 4, 2011 at 7:08 PM - Reply


    Pour moi personnellement, vous avez une si belle maison et un si bon goût…

    A bientôt

  22. Bonjour Greet!
    The celedon is delicious. And I adore the sienna chair. The children are petty delish too. Huggable!
    Spring makes my heart happy…and I too bring flowering branches indoors.

    You asked me about the email subscription feature for my blog…it's up and running! Thanks for prodding me to do this.

  23. a Broad Monday, April 4, 2011 at 8:55 PM - Reply

    We are having Autumn tickles and it feels great too !
    I love the celadon, the chair and the grandbabies 🙂
    besos. C

  24. Acquired Objects Monday, April 4, 2011 at 9:05 PM - Reply

    Your renovated orangery is beautiful Greet and I love your simple but elegant flower arrangement….I’m really coveting your Syrian vases and your new linen chair, love the colors! Such beautiful Grandbabies you have, glad to hear you had such a nice weekend visiting.

  25. Claudia Juestel Monday, April 4, 2011 at 11:30 PM - Reply

    What a wonderful way to greet Spring Greet! Your kids are adorable.

    We are finally having Spring weather here after lots of rain and gloomy weather. A little sun really puts a spring in your step. 🙂



  26. designchic Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 12:04 AM - Reply

    Love to bring Spring blooms in my house every day – so cheery! What a beautiful family you have, Greet!!

  27. John Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 12:59 AM - Reply

    Greet, you have an eye for color, like my Sally. It's wonderful and I am always in awe! I can design and detail cabinets or a custom piece of furniture, but I will never be able to do color the way you do!

    Are those crab apple blossoms I see? Ours will bloom in about 4 more weeks.

  28. Renée Finberg Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 1:31 AM - Reply

    firstly….i love your style.

    and the grand babies!!!!
    they are absolutely yummy.
    cute, cute and so sweet.


  29. Trouvais Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 3:27 AM - Reply

    Hi Greet. I've got that "party" feeling also. Arranged apple blossom branches in vases and brought them inside…we are so far away yet so close! Adorable children (and husband!) XO Trish

  30. Miss Baptista Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 6:45 AM - Reply

    Wat een leuke post, combinatie van jouw passie en je
    kleine schatjes, ideaal !
    Ik ben ook zeer blij met de lentezon, de best there is !
    ps : hoe noemen je kleinkinderen jou ? Bobon, bonny of oma ???;)

  31. BuyAionAccount Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 8:43 AM - Reply

    You have a well-decorated and well-organized home. The touch of spring is gorgeous!

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  32. CÉLINE CHOLLET Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 9:18 AM - Reply

    Bonjour Greet !
    Belle vue lumineuse de l'orangerie à travers les branches de printemps…
    Je vois que le livre "Quiet living" est en bonne place !
    À bientôt,

  33. Bill Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 6:41 PM - Reply

    Hi Greet,

    It's been a while since I've visited, and I'm not sure why. I always enjoy viewing images from your beautiful home. Seeing the adorable children today was a lovely bonus. Your interview on the Skirted Roundtable was wonderful! I was so pleased when I saw your name on their list of special guests.

    Hope the rest of your week goes well. Have a very happy spring!


  34. Fashion Mom Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 6:59 PM - Reply

    Zo mooi ingericht! En die kadertjes met de tekeningen van de kinderen is zo origineel! Super mooi ! x

  35. Renae Moore Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 1:32 AM - Reply

    Greet so beautiful!
    Love those sweet babies…..such joy!

  36. red ticking Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 3:30 AM - Reply

    love it all but the last photo… made me M E L T.
    nothing like the love of family… simply the best…
    you are truly blessed sweet friend… xx

  37. Ideezine Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 6:05 PM - Reply


    Love how your interiors have turned out. Really beautiful and the circle of life continues your grands are precious indeed. Thanks for sharing.


  38. The Shade Shop, Inc. Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 1:08 AM - Reply

    I love children's artwork. As a parent and now grandparent, I hang it all around the house!

  39. ex-pat post taste Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 4:30 AM - Reply

    lovely greet especially your husband and one very content grand daughter

    happy spring to you
    debra 5th and state
    i do not know the identity suddenly assigned to me!

  40. ALICE IN DESIGNLAND Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 7:59 AM - Reply

    Love the child artwork, beautiful!


  41. Anne Sandstrom Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 10:35 PM - Reply

    What adorable children! And I just love your decorating touches. Although orange is not my favorite, I love how you've used it.

    Just added a bit of yellow to my own decor (kitchen curtains and some pillows in the living room) in celebration of spring. It's still chilly here in New England, but the brave daffodils are poking up, ready to bloom.

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