Pots and Paper

Pots and Paper goodsAbout a week ago, I decided to travel to Antwerp to visit Pots and Paper. It might sound silly, but I am usually not a fan of travelling, especially not if I'm all by myself, going somewhere I never went before. Almost everything went wrong, I forgot my train tickets and our local station decided it was a good day to do some railroad maintenance so I had to take a bus, which took way too long because the bus driver was new and didn't know the way properly. Luckily I was just in time for my train to Antwerp, where I took the right tram, only heading the wrong direction ;). Well, I did make it to Pots and Paper eventually, and it was wonderful and completely worth it.

Hangers by Hermine van DijckMy seedlingsPlant swap on Pots and Paper, photo by Lisa Kinoo
Pots and Paper was organized by a bunch of talented and sweet ladies: Belle fleur de lis, Lililabeth, Hermine van Dijck, Studio Meez and Our strange nature. A lot of pretty artwork was for sale, but also plants and gorgeous plant hangers. I took two tiny seedlings with me in cute cups to trade in the plant swap, a Tolmiea and a Geranium. I swapped them for a Sansevieria and an Oxalis. I had a lovely chat and a delicious cup of tea with Lotte, and before I knew it it was time to travel home again.

Plant hanger and cards by Studio Meezoxalis and crocheted cover by Belle fleur de lisSwapped sansevieria

Even though I doubted it at the time, it wasn't all that bad roaming around by myself. I had many 'yikes' moments, but once home again I felt quite proud, strong and free. I felt like Pippi :).

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10 comments :

  1. That sounds like such a lovely time! That place is beautiful!

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  2. Good for you!!! Dapper hoor...

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  3. Sounds wonderful. I love the idea of a plant swap and those hanging planters are very pretty. Plus the Oxalis a plant I long for.

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  4. Sounds like a worthwhile trip in the end! Katie x

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  5. GOsh what a simply beautiful place. Such gorgeous plants, I'd love all in my home. Thank you for sharing on my link up! xxx

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  6. Wat fijn om jouw foto's te zien! Ik ben blij om te zien dat mijn plantenhanger zo'n mooi plekje heeft gekregen.

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  7. :) it feels so good to break one's limits and to see we can make it!

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  8. Leuk verslagje :) Blij dat je er was en je te leren kennen!

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