We love blankets as well

12-4-2018

We are happy to announce that we have just launched a new website, full with blankets! Please have a look at www.dekentje.nl and choose your favorite!

Tall or small

11-23-2018

What time is it???

11-13-2018

New inspiration

07-31-2018

Antiques – especially statues – can give new inspiration for picking up your pencil again. Doodling, scribbling and sketching (obviously, for me it was a long time ago 😕)

Isn’t it?

07-18-2018

Ship around the world

04-9-2018

Did you know that we can ship antiques to almost every part of the world? We can send a small package or a 40 ft container, and anything in between. Our well-experienced team of packagers makes sure that your goods arrive safely to its destination. Please contact us if you need more information about shipment.

The joy of collecting…… anything

03-5-2018

There is one thing that you will never see on our website: a presse papier. That is because I keep them for myself :-). In our living room, just next to my desk, I have this 3-tier glass vintage table where I place them all. In the past few years I have found all kinds of presse papiers. Very small ones, very big ones, odd shapes, arty ones. I do have a few favorites, but as a whole collection I like it the most. I still enjoy looking at this color-bursting-collection. The fun about this collection is that I don’t have to spend a lot of money, for 15 to 25 euro you can already buy one. Sometimes I see the very special one, really old, special marks, they cost a few hundred. Those I don’t buy, I just keep it funny and if one is broken I don’t have to cry. 😀

Collecting things I inherited from my mother.
When I was a child, they dragged me to all kinds of antique markets. And to keep me busy, my mother gave me a few euro’s to buy teaspoons. That is when i started to collect teaspoons. And i loved it; not the teaspoons, but seeing the collection growing is what me made feel satisfying. My mother spend about 30 years to build her own collection: oval shaped antique frames. A few weeks ago she suddenly decided that she was finished with this. She wanted to clear the house and make some light and space. So in one morning she took all the ovals from her walls, and created space and light.

 

Collection oval

Happy cat 😺

03-1-2018

Cleaning silver – make it easy!

02-12-2018

Cleaning silver is not my favourite job 😟.  Sometimes I have a lot of silverware that need a polish, and then I have this time- and energy saving trick. It is very simple, and I learned it from my grandmother.

  1. Close the sink and cover the bottom with aluminium foil. Shiny side up!
  2. Spread a layer of Soda on the foil
  3. Then fill the sink with very hot water from the tap. You can already hear the chemical works.
  4. Put in the silverware and make sure everything is under water. Leave it there about 10 minutes. Soon you will start to see the dirt comming off to the surface of the water

After this is done, it is much easier to clean the silverware. You don’t need to rub so hard anymore, a soft and quick polish is enough to make the silverware shiny and clean. This trick works great if you have to polish a bunch of cutlery or for items with tiny black spots that are hard to reach.

After cleaning make sure that you dry the silverware with a clean cotton towel, it will keep the colour and shine last longer.

Waterloo antiques market – Worth well a visit!

02-3-2018

EVERY SUNDAY MORNING – AROUND 06:00 O’CLOCK
In Belgium there are quite some regular antique and brocante markets. One of my favourites is the market in Waterloo. Waterloo is situated just below Brussels and easy to reach by car. There is a wide variety of products to find; brocante, antiques, vintage clothing, tribal art, paintings and furniture.
Most of the sellers speak Dutch and/or French, and all over, it is a market with a nice and safe atmosphere. The market is suitable for the early birds. Around 04.00 o’clock some dealers already start to unload and unpack. But if you arrive on the site around 06.00 o’clock you will see that there are still dealers who are busy unpacking, and in my opinion 06.00 o’clock is a fine time to arrive: early enough to find special items and enough time to walk around before the public arrives.

The market is well organised; enough parking place and a spacious site. There are two stalls to get yourself a warm coffee and a snack, and this is just fresh and good!
• No entry, free admission
• ‘Waterloo 1815’ monument just 5 minutes away. More information

For more information about this market at their official website. More information