Friday, November 30, 2012

Flu

I have been a little quiet lately. I have a good reason though: I have the flu!

So my week has been spent packing orders, mailing them, and then hurrying home to cuddle up under my blankets with litres of tea with honey!

Hopefully I will be back with more interesting updates again soon.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Seasonal Saturday: Retro Christmas


Retro Christmas Posters
Retro Christmas Posters by Paulo & Lolu

My favorites on Etsy are overflowing with Christmas items, so it's not hard to find some seasonal goodness for you!

This week I want to share some of my favorite vintage, retro and retro inspired Christmas finds.


Vintage Bradford Plastic Reindeer Trio
Vintage Bradford Plastic Reindeer Trio from Jen's Closet
Retro Christmas Stockings
Christmas Stockings by Helen Rawlinson

Retro Christmas Digital Scrapbooking Paper
Retro Christmas Digital Scrapbooking Paper by All Is Full Of Love

Retro Christmas Elf Cupcake Picks
Retro Christmas Elf Cupcake Picks by Sweet Estelle

Happy Holidays everyone!

Friday, November 23, 2012

30% Black Friday Discount


Just a little heads up: From today until Monday November 26th, you get 30% off your entire order at Tizzalicious.com with code BLACKFRIDAY2012.

Have fun gift shopping!

Monday, November 19, 2012

What To Wear With... Red Owl Studs

What To Wear With... Red Owl Studs


A cute winter outfit to wear with Tizzalicious' red owl studs.

Shopping information:

Owl Sweater / Red Cord skirt / Red Polka Dot Mittons / Woolly Hat / Red Lipstick Teal Coat / Trinkletina Heels / Cat Wallet / Owl Studs

Friday, November 16, 2012

Friday Five: Five Things I Pinned This Week

I have to admit, I am a bit of a Pinterest addict! Mr.Licious even asked me "Don't you ever get bored of being on Pinterest?". Aaah, boys!

Five things I pinned this week:

We Can Do It Blythe Doll Photography

1. "We Can Do It" Blythe

I love Blythe dolls! Mine haven't been out of their boxes for a while, but all the great Blythe photos on Pinterest definitely inspire me to get them out again!

Chistmas Chalk Art

2. Christmas chalk art

I love this! I think I need to get some chalk board paint so I can create a space to do things like this.

Cowgirl Cookies - Homemade Gift Idea

3. Cowgirl Cookies

This is such a cute gift idea!

Cute Bird Jar Diorama Tutorial

4. Cute jar diorama tutorial

This only needs one word: CUTE!

Plastic Animal Craft Tutorials
5. Plastic animal crafts

I need to go and buy some plastic animals, so I can make these fun plaques!

Are you on Pinterest too? If you are, follow me! If you leave a comment with your username, I'll make sure to follow you back.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Christmas Packaging

Christmas and Sinterklaas Ribbon

People have started gift shopping, so it was time to break out my Christmas & Sinterklaas packaging this week!

 Christmas and Sinterklaas Ribbon & Stickers

Last year I bought lots of stickers and ribbon, in non-traditional colors and I still have lots of those left. I also decided to buy some more traditional packaging materials this year though, like the pretty ribbon below.

Christmas Ribbon

Do you like non-traditional Christmas packaging and decorations in all colors of the rainbow, or do you prefer to stick with traditonal reds & greens?

I offer free gift wrapping at Tizzalicious, so if you buy something in the shop, and mention that it's a gift during checkout, you can expect a cute package in your mailbox.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tizzalicious Giveaway at Flats to Flip Flops

Just a little heads up: Flats to Flip Flops Blog is running a Tizzalicious giveaway!

Converse All Stars Shoe Necklace

Converse All Stars Keychain

If you would like to win one of these Converse All Stars necklaces with a matching keychain, head over to Flats to Flip Flops!

Monday, November 12, 2012

What To Wear With... CMYK Necklace

What To Wear With... CMYK Necklace

A geeky outfit to wear with Tizzalicious' CMYK Necklace.

Shopping information:

Pink Jacket / Skinny Jeans / Pink Shoes / Cat Totebag / Geek Glasses / CMYK Necklace / Font T-Shirt

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Support Local and Independant Designers This Holiday Season

Have you started your Holiday shopping already? If you're buying gifts online, it's always a good idea to start early, so there's plenty of time for your orders to arrive.

This Holiday Season, Support Local & Independant Artists, Designers and Crafters

I will be buying as many gifts as I can from independant artists, designers and crafters. Will you, too?

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Facebook Giveaway




Would you like to win these cute flower earrings, bambi necklace or kawaii bear ring? 

Head over to the Tizzalicious facebook page, and join our giveway!

The giveaway ends on November 20th.


Seasonal Saturday: A Moustache Christmas

My favorite tim of the year is here: Holiday Season! Which means it's also time for the Seasonal Saturday posts to come back. I always love doing these!


In honor of Movember, this week's seasonal picks are all moustachy!

Shopping information:

1. Lenny Mud 2. Miss Shelly Designs 3. Ex Libris 4. The Manic Moose 5. Paper Clever 6. Happy Supplies 7. Drum Chick Designs

Friday, November 9, 2012

Friday Five: Five Things I Love About Being From Holland

1. Sinterklaas


Sinterklaas is our very own Dutch Santa. We celebrate his birthday on December 5th, kids get gifts in their shoes, and we eat the super yummie "pepernoten".

Kids in Holland don't believe in Santa (or the Christmasman, as we call him), but they do believe in Sinterklaas.

Lately Christmas has been taking over Sinterklaas a little in Holland, and a large group of people is against anything Christmas related in shop before Sinterklaas is over. I used to agree, but now I have my own (international) shop, I realise the logistics of that don't really work. No Christmas tree before December 6th though!


2. All hills look like a fantastic mountain landscape compared to Holland

Holland is flat. Really flat. Our tallest hill is 350 metres, and we call that a mountain. So every tiny little hill is an exciting mountain landscape to us Dutchies!

Another advantage of our flat country is that it makes cycling (which we Dutchies do a lot) very easy!


3. We have cool laws

Some of them anyway. Like gay marriage! Of course we have some stupid ones too, but this is a post about how nice Holland is, so I will just ignore those for today.


4. Stampot

Stampot is a mixture of mashed potatoes and vegetables. We have boerenkool (mashed patotoes with kale), hutspot (mashed potatoes with carrots and onions), andijvie (mashed potatoes and endive),... Yummie! We often eat them with sausage, and they are all delicious!

52/365 Echt Hema!

5. Hema

Hema is a small department store you can find it basicically every dutch city. Their collection is always colorful and fun, and definitely my favorite shop in the world.

What are your favorite things about your home country?

Please comment letting me know what topics you'd like to see in the next Friday Five!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Support Movember (Support Prostate Cancer Research)


November + Moustache = Movember.

Movember is an initiative to raise funds for men's health issues.

Purchase a moustache ring or necklace at Tizzalicious this month, and support Movember. 15% of proceeds will go to NKI-AVL (Netherlands Cancer Institute) for prostate cancer research.

Read more about Movember at www.movember.com.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012

Friday Five: Five Cities I Love

Five cities I love (in no particular order):

Image by Jon Asay
1. Portland, Oregon, USA

Image by Irene Suchoki
2. London, England

Nyhavn by Night

3. Copenhagen, Denmark

Image via TrekEarth
4. Berlin, Germany

Image by Harry Mijland via All Things Europe
5. Utrecht, Netherlands

What's your favorite city?

Please comment telling me what lists you would like to see in my Friday Fives. It's only been a few weeks, and I am already out of ideas!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Witteveen Women's Fashion


I am not the first one in my family to have a shop. My great great grandfather Meindert Josephs Witteveen started a store for fancy women's fashion called Witteveen in 1883.

His shop was a huge success, and his sons started branches of the store too. One of those sons was my great grandfather, who started a shop in Heerlen. Two of his sons (one of them being my grandpa) took over the store for a while, but sold it after a few years.

The shop on the picture above is my grandfathers store. If you look closely you can see it says "Witteveen" on the store front. My dad found this picture this week on a website with old pictures of the city.

The shop is now gone, and last time I was in Heerlen the building was home to a CD store, where I coincidentally bought a CD once when we were in town visiting my grandma.

There are still Witteveen stores all over the Netherlands.

Though the Witteveen shops are not owned by our family anymore, apparently the merchant blood still runs through our veins. My cousin Noortje also runs a webshop, and a few months ago I got a wholesale order from Rock 'n Rowdy's owner Esther...Witteveen! I didn't know her, but we must be related somehow!

Do you know a lot about your family's history?