Friday, December 28, 2012

The most beautiful horse in the world

 

Hello my dear readers, I have to admit that I am not that often behind my computer these days, I try to slow down a bit and to enjoy these holidays with my family. But I really had to share this news with you!

This month the most beautiful horse in the world is been chosen in Paris at The World Championship for Arabian Horses. The winner is the Belgian stallion QR Marc, which is owned by the Belgian Paul Gheysens, of the stud Knocke Arabians.

An exceptional performance, because such beauty contests are usually dominated by horses from the Gulf region.

QR Marc has won international prizes before: last year he won an international beauty contest in Dubai. The horse now has about 700 descendants, including many who also won prizes.

 

2012-12-28_135240QR MARC source http://knockearabians.com

 

2012-12-28_135802QR MARC source http://knockearabians.com

 

Video of QR Marc at the World Championship for Arabian Horses-Paris 2012 Source Youtube

 

Click on this picture to see more of QR MARC.2012-12-28_140111Video of QR Marc and owner Paul Gheysens of Knocke Arabians. Source Nieuwsblad.be

 

Click on the picture to watch this video of QR Marc2012-12-28_145312Source Vimeo

 

If you are interested to see more pictures of QR Marc and Arabian horses, please visit the Knocke Arabians website HERE.

Being a Belgian and a true horse lover I was very proud to hear that a Belgian horse is chosen as the most beautiful horse in the world !

Congratulations to QR Marc and Mr Paul Gheysens of Knocke Arabians!

 

I do hope you all enjoy these last days of the year!

xx

Greet

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas !

 

Christmas Wishes 2012

 

Dearest readers and friends, I would like to thank you for your friendship this year. I was so pleased to read all of your nice comments and emails, and I so appreciate you have taken the time to write me!  Every single day you all encouraged me to go on with my blog Belgian Pearls. Thank you so much for your hartwarming words again and again!

Thank you for being with me this year!

xx

Greet

Saturday, December 22, 2012

LEFEVRE INTERIORS on the COVER of latest issue HABITANIA

 

Dear readers, I am pleased and honored to mention that our company Lefèvre Interiors is featured in the latest issue of the Spanish interior design magazine HABITANIA !

We even made it to the cover of this issue! Isn’t this fantastic!

A huge thank you to the HABITANIA team !

All pictures are taken by the photographer MONTSE GARRIGA. A few months ago I posted about the photoshoot at our home for Habitania, by the photographer Montse Garriga HERE.

Cover Habitania 2012 N°135Our orangery on the cover of HABITANIA N°135 –2012. (photo credit Montse Garriga)

 

All pictures are taken by the photographer Montse Garriga.

Publication pages Habitania N°135 - 2012First 2 pages of the publication in the Magazine HABITANIA. (photo credit Montse Garriga)

 

Image 1Another picture of our orangery featured in the latest issue of HABITANIA. (photo credit Montse Garriga)

If you are interested to see the full article, please click HERE.

THANK YOU AGAIN HABITANIA !

 

I do hope that, as I do, you all enjoy this most wonderful time of the year !

Talk to you soon !

xx

Greet

Monday, December 17, 2012

ANTA, made in Scotland

 

A few weeks ago I discovered the website of ANTA, a Scottish company involved in interior design and architecture. Suppliers of collections of carpets and rugs, throws, blankets and woven fabrics, stoneware, lighting, furniture,…

Everything from ANTA is made in Scotland. The woolen yarn used for the carpets and tweeds is sourced in the Western Isles and is woven in the Borders. The oak furniture is made in the Highlands and some of the wood is homegrown.

ANTA Stoneware was first developed when Annie Stewart began experimenting with painting tartan on ceramics 28 years ago.  Since then ANTA has become synonymous with the best in contemporary Scottish design.  The ceramics are made with love in our Highland factory and individually decorated by hand.

ANTA now 25 years in the same hands, is a partnership between designers Annie and Lachlan Stewart and the craftsmen and women with whom they work. (Text website ANTA)

 

All ANTA products can be ordered on line !

The images of the gorgeous ANTA products here, are only a few of the wide range that ANTA has to offer. Please visit the ANTA website to discover all of their products.

15 via websiteANTA candles, to be reused as bowls

 

18 via websiteANTA selection of Higland tweed

 

13 via websiteANTA hand painted tartan stoneware

 

10 via FBANTA fabric as window treatment

 

9 via FBANTA tartan candle

 

11 via FBANTA lambswool throw

 

19 via websiteANTA handpainted mug

 

6 via FBANTA Edzell Hearth rug and cushion

 

8 via FBANTA baking dish

 

21 via PinterestANTA Edzel Tweed sofa

 

12 via FBANTA candles

 

4 via FBANTA cushions

 

3 via FBANTA mugs

 

20 via PinterestANTA tartan plates

 

23 via PinterestANTA tartan plate

 

22 via PinterestThe new wing of the ANTA castle, with an upholstered Dagger Gordon Tweed bench

 

LogoANTA website http://www.anta.co.uk

CatalogueANTA online catalogue http://www.anta.co.uk/catalogueView.php

 

All images via ANTA website http://www.anta.co.uk ; ANTA online catalogue http://www.anta.co.uk/catalogueView.php ; ANTA on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/ANTAScotland & ANTA on Pinterest http://pinterest.com/antascotland/

 

I wish you a great new week!

xx

Greet

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Our Christmas home decoration

 

First of all I want to thank you for all the sweet and nice comments and emails I received about the Lefèvre Interiors new website! I was thrilled ! Thank you my dear readers! I appreciate you have taken the time to write me!

Today I want to share with you some pictures of the Christmas decoration at our home.

This year I wanted to keep it modest and simple.  By the way, did you notice that, in general, Christmas decoration is much more modest than we knew it the previous years? Does financial and economical crises influence the way of decorating our home for Christmas?

DSC_0032This year I have chosen for a more modest tree than the traditional Christmas tree we are used to.

 

DSC_0035A wicker basket filled with pine cones and greenery.

 

DSC_0026Christmas gifts under our tiny Christmas tree.

 

DSC_0130A wooden bowl filled with pine cones and Christmas balls.

 

DSC_0022A lit candle on a slice of wood, decorated with greenery.

 

DSC_0049A lit candle, chestnuts and greenery in a vase on the kitchen table.

 

DSC_0121A decorated tray on the dresser at the entry hall.

 

DSC_0125Christmas balls tied up with a knot.

 

DSC_0120Decoration on a window shelf.

 

DSC_0117Greenery and red berries hanging next to the cupper pans and a bunch of mistletoe at the windows. Inspiration to decorate the kitchen I found at Mona’s blog Providence Ltd Interior Design here. Thank you Mona! Love your Christmas home decoration a lot! 

 

DSC_0110Red berries on the coffee table in our living room.

 

 DSC_0129I added only one glazed Christmas ball at the tray with dates.

 

DSC_0127The hurricane on the mantel of our living room, I brought home when we visited Walda Pairon (see my post of Walda here).

 

Even at the outside of the house I have chosen for a very sober decoration.

DSC_0092Holly branches on a tree trunk slice and a fir festoon around the front door.

 

DSC_0093Next to the holly branches we also added a few naked branches.

 

DSC_0124And to make this year’s Christmas decoration complete, I added a wreath on both windows at the frontside of the house.

 

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I do hope you enjoyed our Christmas decoration!

xx

Greet

All pictures by me.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Lefèvre Interiors new website online

 

My dear readers, I am pleased to announce that our new website is online !

Lefèvre Interiors website home pageWWW.LEFEVRE.BE

 

The passed weeks we have worked hard on the design and construction of the new website of our company LEFEVRE INTERIORS.

I would love to thank the team of our webmaster TALES for their dedication and the support we received !

You will notice a special page, dedicated to the Lefèvre Interiors workshop and our team of craftsmen.

A special thank you to the photographer CLAUDE SMEKENS for the gorgeous photoshoot he took at the workshop !

 

Photographer Claude Smekens at work.Photoshoot workshop

 

Today I posted a few pictures to see at the gallery page of our new site.

Enjoy!

5Photo credit Fotografie Claude Smekens

 

4Photo credit Jo Pauwels

 

13Photo credit Fotografie Claude Smekens

 

1Photo credit Koen Snauwaert

 

9Photo credit Fotografie Claude Smekens

 

15Photo credit Fotografie Claude Smekens

 

6Photo credit Montse Garriga

 

8Photo credit Montse Garriga

 

7Photo credit Montse Garriga

 

10Photo credit Montse Garriga

 

2Photo credit Fotografie Claude Smekens

 

P02052 Claude SmekensPhoto credit Fotografie Claude Smekens

 

11Photo credit Fotografie Claude Smekens

 

To know more about our company, please visit our new website at

WWW.LEFEVRE.BE

 

I wish each one of you a relaxing weekend !

xx

Greet