Thursday, May 10, 2012

I'm in love with Amsterdam.

I'm really not enjoying the new Blogger layout, like everyone else (what the hell Google). I've had strep throat for the past four days and have pretty much only left my bed for grapes. Seriously. I am way behind on blogging and hopefully something good can come from this terrible illness. But on happier note, I find a new reason to love this city every day. A few weeks ago I went to the flea market with my friend Ellea in Noord. I'm used to seeing all of the same things in Springfield, MO, which has spoiled me on the flea market front. We have over fifteen at least. We had to take a cute, lil' ferry to get there and it was a beautiful day! I managed to only buy some pretty mid-century shot glasses and a set of tin canisters. I am now an international canister collector. I fell in love with an antique, wooden Heineken case, which would have made a beautiful shelving unit, but I don't think American Airlines will accept that as my "personal item."

After the flea market, we went to a brewery inside of a windmill! I got the sampler to make my papa proud and stole a couple coasters. I also spotted a Boulevard Pale Ale in the bar's giant collection of bottles. I was impressed.

Here's an update of my life in photos and instagrams!

Dreary, beautiful day outside of school.

There was a ferris wheel in Dam Square. This was the view. 

So many vintage chairs!

I think the concept of a Botel is awesome. 

I like white beers, I'm coming to find. 


  1. I don't think you are the only one who is not madly in love with the new Google set up. There was a whole Twitter page set up in protest of changing it back! =D I am so use to the universe changing things on me the minute I become use to them that it didn't really phase me too much. So sorry you have not been well... hope you start feeling better very soon so you can share more of these lovely photos with us!

    Love & Lollies... Jessa

    Caked Vintage Blog

  2. The "Botel" idea is so cool. Why don't we have those in MO along the MO river? Also, I spotted the Boulevard! Yeah KC!