the van Rossum bookstore window display…
Posted in amsterdam, amsterdam: made by hand June 16th, 2010 by pia

For this display I decided on long strands of ribbon with matte print outs of the book cover combined with handmade paper flowers. Irene from van Rossum made the lovely row of canal houses, aren’t they gorgeous?

She cut it all by hand, I love her detailing of the tiny canal house windows and rooftops. I printed out some A3 posters from photos I took for this post to put on the bottom shelf. So the window is all ready for our wander on Saturday. Yay! I am going to hang some extra garlands out in the courtyard for our afternoon tea.

And for those who can’t make it to Saturday’s wander or afternoon tea, there is one more event that you can catch me at – the ABC Urban Arts Festival which is on Saturday, June 26th! Perhaps some of you already spotted the new little link in the sidebar of my blog?  It is going to be a lot of fun – imagine the whole square outside the American Book Center full or artisans and design & craft enthusiasts – all making, doing, crafting. Like one giant open atelier – cool huh?! Indeed!  I will tell you more about it very soon.

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  1. Julie says

    Wat leuk joh! Als ik in amsterdam ben zal ik zeker eens kijken.

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  2. Char says

    Pia…I LOVE them too…what a special shop window…one thing I miss dearly about europe!
    P.S.SO sad to be so far and not make your Garden Tea Party 🙁

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  3. Masha says

    I love everything! Especially the paper pompons!

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  4. Yvonne says

    Love the window! So whimsical and girly. Wish I could be there to meet you, but for now I’ll celebrate with you from afar. BTW…..hoping NL wins the world cup!! xo

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  5. Cat says

    You have been such a busy bee! Love it!

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  6. Jennifer says

    Such a beautiful display! I’m sad that as I live in the States, I won’t be able to be at the walking tour or the ABC Festival 🙁 I look forward to your posts about both, so I can experience them vicariously!

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  7. cushla says

    I love it, your such a continuous inspiration of living the creative dream, wish I could get to europe more easily.

    June 17th, 2010 | #

  8. MariaM says

    How does one make paper peonies? They look rather beautiful, what with the two-tones of yellow & so on.

    June 17th, 2010 | #

  9. ingrid says

    Oh yes please…I’m rather in love with your sweet little display. Would you mind sharing that one little creative secret…pretty paper peonies? x

    June 17th, 2010 | #

  10. Tara Bradford says

    Another absolutely gorgeous window! How I wish I could be there! So glad your book is getting such fantastic introductions! xo

    June 17th, 2010 | #

  11. Emma says

    I hope this isn’t rude to post this link, but you can find my paper-flower tutorial here:


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  12. Cassandra says

    Beautiful Pia!

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