Wednesday, 13 October 2010

One of these places!

New blog project: Once a month we like to highlight one of the shops that sells our products & have some more inside information about the people who own them. All of the places that sell our products are selectively picked by ourselves as we want to keep them as exclusive as possible.

This month, Juffrouw Splinter at the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam. Juffrouw Splinter has been with us almost from the start of our postcard line, which has been I think a bit more than a year ago.
Hope you enjoy!

Who is Juffrouw Splinter & what was your motivation for starting the shop?
Jolijn Bosma (36) started the shop 8 years ago out of a passion for antiques, brocante and all kinds of curiosities. She used to work as a legal advisor but that wasn't satisfying enough. She decided to start doing something totally new and so Juffrouw Splinter was started (she is still happy with that decision). Since 1,5 years she runs the business together with her boyfriend and they share taking care of their 1 year old daughter.

Your favorite article all times in the store
The first piece that I bought for the shop was an old tin in France and you can still find a big variety of old tins in the shop. I love tins myself because their beautiful decorated, and they're usefull as well. It's an article we sell almost every day.

The worst day of the week & why
Worst day is when you find out something is stolen....we put a lot of effort in to make the shop look nice, there are a lot of small items for sale, but when someone takes it without paying for it it makes you feel sad.
Besides this, we like every day because every day is different and we're always excited what's gonna happen.

Your biggest wish for this coming year
We would like everyone to know and experience the shop. We get so many good comments that we want to share that with everyone. We're now busy with selling by internet, so people from outside Amsterdam or Holland can buy our products as well.

You sell Liefgoed products because…
We sell Liefgoed postcards because they fit exactly in the shop; the postcards are nostalgic with a twist and that's what we like and the customers as well. We sell the cards everyday and it makes people smile and that's good.

Juffrouw Splinter
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A brand born from the creative minds of two friends, Joyce & Monique. Sharing their imagination, using the old, mixing it with the new, creating a product which is sweet 'lief' & good 'goed'. Sweet in the sense you want it, good in the sense: good for the environment. This blog is about what inspires us, things we love & updates. Thanks for coming around. *********************************************************************** What else? Well Joyce is married, having two small childeren, and one large one, a cat, has her own palmistry practice. Hates cooking but realizes its a necessity having a family. Vegetarian. Loves Bali & can't wait to move there permanently. Monique has two dogs and two chicken who refuse to do their job. Works at a financial advising agency. Is dieing to come back to Amsterdam. Drives a very cool cabrio, adores the sun and long walks on the beach. Likes gardening (minus the worms). She does like cooking (that's why she picks the recipes). Loves Pearl Jam, but Joyce refuses to have that on the blog.