amsterdam: boutique lovin’…
Posted in amsterdam, pia's photos, stores November 7th, 2008 by piablog

Last year when I first moved to Amsterdam I was quick to get out and walk the cobblestoned streets, on the look out for boutiques with beautiful homewares. There was one particular boutique that stood out for me on the bustling Prinsengracht, and before long I found myself hooked on stopping by for a peek inside, and more frequently stepping out of the store and strolling back along the Prinsengracht with a smile on my face and a basket full of vintage goodies.

I speak of Juffrouw Splinter Curiosa, smack bang in the heart of the Jordaan area of Amsterdam, and nestled neatly on the edge of the nine streets. Owner Jolijn (pronounced Yo-line) Bosma has an eye for gorgeous furnishings. She sources her wares from all over Europe and has a great selection of vintage tins (I have bought a number of my tea and coffee tins from her store), glassware, silverware, and servingware. Just recently Jolijn expanded her store to include a downstairs showroom which is filled with old school desks, wall maps, painted tables and chairs…

I’m always in here looking for things for upcoming shoots and le petit bateau. Just recently I had the pleasure of borrowing one of Jolijn’s buffet’s for this shoot which I filled with homemade jams and compotes.

Also worth a mention is that Jolijn has just launched her online boutique (I knew you’d be pleased to hear that!), so you can click here to take a closer look at some of the things she has in store. Although her site is in Dutch its super easy to navigate and if you have any questions, just send an email, she’ll be more than happy to help.

I hope you enjoyed this little peek inside one of my favourite stores here in my new home town, as part of of my one-year Amsterdam anniversary. More special Amsterdam-inspired posts coming tomorrow but for now, the clock has struck midnight and that means bedtime for me…bonne nuit mes amis

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  1. E says

    I cannot get over your incredible photographs. I just want to be there.

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  2. itsasne says

    So amazing…! I am daydreaming about rummaging around this shop with you… The last photo is magical, I just love the blue in the store front. Thanks for taking me around Amsterdam Pia! I really wish I was there x

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  3. stacy says

    I want to shop here.

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  4. nadia says


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  5. dolce chic says

    Absolutely beautiful photos!!!

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  6. shill says

    how lovely, all that tea cups and tins…how i wish 🙂

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  7. jo says

    i have been truly enjoying each and everyone of your amsterdam posts. i want to go so much!

    i am currently looking for a job, the minute i find one i will start stuffing my piggy bank to come n_n

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  8. aran says

    i am so jealous right now pia… love them!

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  9. kosenrufu mama says

    i definetly love that pottery!

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  10. Jill says

    thanks for this wonderful week of amsterdam!! makes me want to go back immediately. such nice photos and i love reading all you have to say about your adopted city. have a great weekend, Pia xoxo

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  11. tempestdelfuego says

    Oh dear I know I would spend way too much money here! 🙂
    Thanks for all the lovely photos. Makes me want to visit Amsterdam soon.

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  12. Erin says

    Oh . . . I think I love most the first shot, looking out through the shop window to the charming, charming street. One of the first things that captured my heart about San Francisco was the view at night into the little boutiques, their wares softly lit by lamplight, so cozy. This is the reverse view, equally captivating. Thank you!

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