Saturday Goin’ to Town

After a long and stressful week at work, I really looked forward to some retail therapy in Haarlem city center Saturday morning.  I wasn’t disappointed!

I went looking for shoes for the wedding in October and also for shoes to show off hand knit socks.  I was successful with one but not the other.  Guess which one….

Aren’t they great?!?  They are Loint’s, a Dutch brand.  These are the third pair of Loint’s I’ve owned.  They are extremely well made and fit great.  They are always a little funky and fun.  Put all that together and what does it spell?  Not cheap!  Ah well.  I liked them better than anything else I saw.  Now that September is rolling up, the shops are full of boots, boots and more BOOTS.  I’m not ready to say good-bye to summer yet.

After the shoes, and buying some groceries, I put all that in the car (yes the CAR! no bike for me today) I went to Valk Glasstudio to see about getting a stained glass door insert made for our bathroom door.  The old glass was broken, and with the bathroom renovation we had the door also sanded and painted.  It is now ready for a replacement window.  There are 2 other doors on the same landing with glass inserts like this:

The shop has an area in the front with finished glass to buy, and a very big workshop in the back.  He had a lot of old second hand glass for sale.  In fact he had the EXACT same glass as we have in our living room door mounted on a stand in his show room!  Here’s the one in our living room:

He said it was made in the 1920’s.  Very funny to see the same thing there.  I wonder how many examples were made?  Our house was built in the 30’s.  Did this glass have a life in another house before it was installed here?

Anyway, we now have a book with glass pieces velcro’d in it for us to look at over the weekend and pick out colors for the new glass window for the bathroom.  Step by step the house takes shape.

4 Comments

  1. Fab and funky shoes (but obviously great quality too!) and how lucky you are to have such wonderful doors in your home (beats our plywood bores).

  2. Very late in seeing this, but I love both the shoes and the glass. My dad made stained glass (hobby) in his later years and it made me very nostalgic.

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