Feb 18, 2010

announcement

dear everybody,
we have some sad news. we have really tried to make the best from our shop, in antwerp and online, but the truth is, it is not going well. the shop will have to close. a lot of good things happend, we met really nice people and we know there are many of you who really appreciated what we are doing. the sales were never enough to keep on going. it's hard nowadays for a small store to survive.
from tomorrow on we sell our products at 30% discount in the store, soon the online shop will follow. because we need to prepare it still, we hope to have it ready by monday.
of course we are making new plans for the future, first we have to finish all this in a good way.
and of course you will hear from us here on our blog.
thank you for all the kind words, talk soon.
mieke and veronik

147 comments:

jokemijn said...

oh help! Dat doet even heel erg pijn. Ik had altijd het idee, als jullie het kunnen, dan gaat het mij ook lukken. Sjonge, dat moet voor jullie echt heel erg droevig zijn. Ik kom zeker nog een keer langs. Nu ik weet dat alles er binnenkort niet meer is, heb ik plots de behoefte om heel erg veel te kopen :s, had ik dat misschien beter eerder gedaan?

suzanne said...

dat is heel jammer
door jullie blog en winkel online
ben ik zo geinspireerd geraakt
zoveel schoonheid..........
daarvoor veel dank

uglygirl said...

I am sad to hear it. Good luck in your other ventures.

o l y said...

dear veronik and mieke,

i wish the all best to both of you for the big change in your life, and i wish you'll have lots of fun no matter you plan to do next. and and take good care and and let's keep in touch !

happy happy chinese tiger new year !

:)

kristina said...

Oh, that' s really sad, I will miss your nice shop.
I wish you luck and I hope everything is going to be okay for you.
Of course I will always look into your nice blog!

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

Oh Mieke...so sorry to hear that!
HUGS
Char

Anonymous said...

Dear Mieke and Veronik
don't be discouraged ... power on, another door will open... a more profitable one .. in monetary terms .. and perhaps otherwise too.

warm wishes and good luck with your future ventures from gabriele in australia ..

PSI stumbled across you blog whilst waiting for sleep .. there was a beautiful photo of your work in papermache magazine.
How about music? OR teaching ...

emma said...

This is so so so sad! I think it should be the most wealthy healthy shop (cashbox) ever in the world! Now I feel so bad who didn't order something fromo the shop(web). Still can?!
MY GOD, this is no shit - very sad. Hope you're having good stuff and fun things to do now, both of you..!! I wish you the BEST.

carly said...

I just discovered your blog and store recently and it looks so nice, I am sorry to hear that it will be closing. If I could buy things and have them shipped easily and affordably to Argentina, where I am living now, I would have bought some things from you. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Oh NO, this makes me so sad. I looked forward to visiting your shop one day, it seemed so playful, unpretentious and warm. It's a hard world for the small people, but that's what makes you guys so special. I'm sure you will find something wonderful in the future though...
I will miss you!

Hanna Åberg said...

it makes me sad to hear.
looking forward to new projects and ideas from you. hugs.

moetjatja said...

wat jammer, het is er bij mij inderdaad ook nog nooit van gekomen iets te bestellen. Het is jammer dat het zo moeilijk is om "er tussen te komen". Ik hoop dat jullie je blog blijven vervolgen, het is altijd inspirerend om te lezen. Ik vind het ook jammer om te lezen, omdat het voor mij toch ook altijd nog een droom is; een eigen winkeltje...
Veel succes met wat jullie in de toekomst gaan doen. groetjes Hinke

lili scratchy said...

What a bad new...
Good luck for after...

mamutopia said...

That's so sad! Your online store is one of my favourites and I always wanted to visit the real shop.

Good luck anyway! I hope you can start something new.

Anna Emilia said...

Oh!

Very sorry to hear that.

Waiting for your new adventures dear Veronik and Mieke.

Anne said...

Sad to hear about that. You were very brave to give try making your dream a reality. You never know until you've tried. A big, warm, "Good luck" with whatever's coming next.

ninon said...

oh, yes, that's a very sad news, I've always dreamed to come visit your nice shop in Antwerp! I understand you pretty well, as it is very hard period for small activities...I wish you the best, and I am sure we will still hear from Mieke and Veronik!!!

Emily said...

Oh no! That is such sad news! :( I was so excited to finally have the chance to visit your shop since I will be traveling to Belgium in May...

I hope you will continue your wonderful blog, because I always look forward to reading it. Good luck in all your future plans!

hiki said...

This is one of the saddest news i heard this year. I am so sorry you had to make this decision, must have been hard for you girls too just as it is for the rest of us!
You know truly, to visit your blue shop in antwerp was one of my dreams. I hope all will turn out well for you whatever the plans you might have.
hiki xx

Lisa Jeannin said...

Dear Mieke and Veronik,

I am sad to hear this. I liked your shop a lot. But I am sure the future holds something very good in store for both of you. please keep up your blog!!!!XXX
Lisa

Leigh said...

Oh how sad! I have really enjoyed browsing your online shop! I wish you luck in future ventures.

Koen said...

Geen korte bezoekjes meer 's middags dus, en geen broodjes manchego met Spaanse koffie, cake én stoffige koekjes.

Gelukkig zie ik jullie ook al eens buiten de winkel!

Maar binnenkort komt er zeker iets anders, dat zowaar nog genialer zal zijn.

Kussen,
K

Sarah said...

:-(

elena gold said...

i was sad to hear this news too! i hope it has not been too sad or stressful for you both. i know you will both come into bright new possibilities and i can't wait to hear about them! xo, elena

Mia said...

This broke my heart. I am so sorry, as I have loved to peak "to" your shop via here and it seemed so lovely. I wish you courage and strength to go through this.

Many hugs from Finland!

Yours,
Mia

fanja said...

dear Mieke and Veronik, i'm so sorry to read your news, i too dreamed of visiting the shop one day. good luck for your new ventures, i'm sure it'll be good x

mette/ungt blod said...

oh so sad news! i hate that it has to be so hard to do something so good! can't wait to hear about all your new adventures in the future! Cheers Mieke and Veronik

mo' said...

I have no words...
Your work, your shop, everything was just perfect... I really do not understand. Je vous souhaite bonne chance pour la suite, avec toute mon amitié sincère x

nath said...

oh Mieke and Veronik,

i am really truly sorry to hear that. i'm such a big fan of your work, i think you both have such wonderful style and a great eye for beautiful interesting things. it does make me sad that it is not possible to have a small yet financially successful shop. however, i am sure that you two, with your myriad talents will find something else that you will both shine at, and i hope you continue to share your finds and adventures online here with us.

i wish you both all the best and i wish i could heavily invest in the joyful Mieke Willems.

Fine Little Day said...

I'm so sad to hear it Veronik and Mieke. You've run your shop + web shop so well, always loved your visual identity, shop window (wish I could have seen it in real life) and items. Good luck with whatever you decide to do and go from here. /E.

lotte said...

Dat is super jammer !
Ik postte vandaag nog juist afbeeldingen van het papier dat ik een tijdje geleden in de winkel kocht.
Jullie winkeltje is super mooi, om nooit te vergeten. Wat jullie daar hadden neergezet, dat sierde jullie enorm, al die mooie uitgewerkte ideeën. Ik ga het winkeltje nooit vergeten. En ik koesterde nu al zo hard die spulletjes die ik bij jullie kocht, nu nog dubbel zoveel meer.
Ik wens jullie het allerbeste toe en dat al jullie plannen voor de toekomst mogen uitkomen !

Heel veel liefs,

Lotte

hannna said...

oh man and i just wrote you something totally opposite! maybe you could keep the web-shop, and have international customers. then you'd have time for something new on the side.

i'm anyway happy for you that you have tried. widening your shops function into a workshop space too sounded so great.

courage!

saga said...

oh, i'm so sorry to hear that! i really wanted to visit your shop someday. but i'm sure you'll come up with some other lovely projects in the near future. i wish you the best!

cri-cri said...

zo jammer ontdekte jullie nog niet zo lang geleden...maar het is idd heel meoilijk om te overleven va zulke dingen...en we leven in een wereld waar jammer genoeg het leven op zich al vrij duur is ...maar ik geloof erin dat er zeker iets anders op jullie pad komt wat achteraf gezien nog beter bij jullie zal passen...blijven vertrouwen !!

Jennifer said...

Oh you guys, I'm so sorry. I love your store, and hoped to visit it one day! This economy is tough, and with the stores closing: all it means is just that you are meant for bigger and better things!
With appreciation,
-J

Erandi said...

oh no!!! i am shocked, this is so sad, but even the online shop will be closed?

i wish you the best and i love everything everything from you 2.

<3

Hermine said...

Mijn god, wat een triestig nieuws. Ik ben er even stil van geworden.

Maar ik geloof er zeer sterk in dat er ergens anders een mooie deur voor jullie gaat opengaan. Eentje waar achter een tuin vol met bloemenpracht staat.

Heel erg bedankt om mijn wandelingetjes door Antwerpen met jullie prachtige spulletjes op de fleuren. Keer op keer.

monaka said...

oh that's a pity! but the future is bright and i can't wait to see your new projects.

Hanna Päivikki said...

oh dear mieke and veronik,
i'm very sad to hear this, your shop is still the best in my opinion.

but i'm sure you will find something new and exciting like you always do. and your shop will be my favourite anyway. courage to your new adventures girls!

Céline said...

Wat 's gebeurd? Wat een slecht nieuws! De beste winkel voor alle tijden, zo poetisch en mooie (ik had van plan om jullie bezoeken). Er is niet veel plek meer voor poëzie in onze wereld :(.

PicklePetunia said...

noooo!
I am a big fan from NYC.
How sad...
Keep going with the blog and best of luck to you.

kerri said...

this is so sad and very much representative of our hard times at the minute. i love you two girls through this blog so please keep doing this and all the best with your new ventures! x

Ritva said...

so sad to hear this.

i hope everything good for you two, whatever you decide to do next!

take care!

kim said...

oh such sad news. these are hard times and you tried so hard with your very special shop, i just wish you both all the very best for the future. i will look forward to reading about ypur new ventures.

every cloud has a silver lining :-)

jokemijn said...

't komt een beetje door jullie dat ik ben beginnen bloggen. Jullie blog was de eerste die ik oprecht leuk en interessant vond. Gewoon heel spontaan de mooie dingen rond je vastleggen. Het opende mijn ogen, maakte me een beetje meer bewust. Jullie winkel blijft een mooie herinnering en een inspiratie.

Marie said...

Jammer... Ik heb nog niet tijd gehad om naar Antwerpen te gaan, vooral uw shop... Ik was heel heel heel tevreden van mijn eerste pakketten ! Bonne chance pour la suite !

yu yasutake said...

im really sorry to hear that. i understand that its hard nowadays for small independent shops. im truly a huge fan of everything you do and things you show here. you two really have the best taste and eye for finding great things in the world. thank you for sharing all your inspirations. however im sure that this is not the end and that your new plan would be even more exciting. i wish you all the best. y

Anonymous said...

je suis tellement désolée pour vous!
cela fait des mois que je viens régulièrement visiter votre univers, avec à chaque fois beaucoup de plaisir.
il est triste de constater que le talent et la créativité n'a pas toujours sa place dans ce monde mercantile :-(
à très bientôt!!!

Anke said...

oh no! that's such a shame :-(

melampyrum said...

I can't believe...
It's a pity, instances like this makes me feel the iniquity of the present world. You are so inventive and different from the mass, we need people like you here in the old country. I hope your talent will be well-spent in future projects and ventures, good speed!

Leen said...

Oh my god, Mieke en Veronik...ik ben er echt niet goed van!! Dit is echt zooo extreem jammer.
Maar ik hoop dat jullie vooral trots zijn dat jullie er gewoon voor gegaan zijn. (Ik was het in ieder geval in jullie plaats.)
Ik wens jullie héél erg veel succes met alles dat jullie ondernemen in de toekomst.
Heel veel liefs, Leen x

jenna said...

dear mieke and veronik,

this is just like everyone else's comment, but i'm very very shocked and sad to hear this. i always love to come here to look at your little blue shop. i can't imagine how difficult this must be for you guys, but i hope that life brings something new and good. i wish you two nothing but the best. hugs too.

marie said...

oh this is so sad! its really been brilliant and so inspiring to me (even if i never got a chance to visit!) - so thank you! you both deserve a lot of success!!

teddybearswednesday said...

This is so sad I'm so sorry to hear, your shop has always seemed so beautiful and unique. I'm so sad for the world and for you too.

giulia sagramola said...

I'm so sad about that new, I follow you online from Italy and you are so inspiring and originals, I was planning to come in Belgium and coming to see your beautiful shop.
But good luck for your further projects! I'll continuing to follow you and your lovely tastes :)

.naa. said...

oh... I am so sorry to hear that! I really enjoyed everything you've created... I wish you both all the best and I'm sending you many hugs!!

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la casita said...

Dear Mieke and Veronik, so sorry to hear this... I feel a bit bad that I didn't give you my contribution yet but you were in my shopping list.
It is so sad to see indipendent shops closing and horrible high street chains keep going with their nasty stuff.
it's a Topsy Turvy world!
Good luck sweet ladies.....

schorlemädchen said...

oh..this are really sad news..I always thought how nice it would be to visit antwerp and your little cute store..what a shame that just a way too many thing depend on money..hmmm..God luck to you both..I am sure that you will do something great in the future too..it is just in you

sabine said...

mieke and veronik
at least you tried !!!

thanks for gathering
'the most lovely things'
in your shop

i am glad i am an owner of some,
so mieke willems will not disappear here !!!

greet said...

oh nee! mijn droomwinkeltje...

dit is super jammer, Mieke en Véronique, jullie hebben er zoveel authenticiteit en overgave in gestoken en zovelen geïnspireerd...

moet denken aan iets dat een vriendin in koeien van letters aan haar prikbord heeft hangen:
"Quand on veut constamment et fermement, on réussit toujours"
°Napoleon ;-)

Focus verder op jullie droom en hij komt er... het zijn moeilijke tijden maar het zaadje is geplant en zal zijn nieuwe vorm wel vinden.
Ik duim mee voor jullie!

Esther Celina said...

Hi Mieke Willems,

Geen Alice-in-wonderland-gevoel meer.. Ik zal het missen om in jullie super-spulletjes te komen snuisteren en steeds opnieuw leuke dingen te ontdekken.
Is jullie webshop geen optie om te behouden? Dan kunnen wij (het publiek) toch nog genieten van jullie aanbod en hebben jullie misschien minder kosten te dragen?
Alleszins, succes met jullie toekomstplannen...

Débora said...

I'm really sad.I love your shop and it's one of my favorites, I buy you my beautiful scissor. I wish you both good things for the future :)

Gemma said...

Oh that is so so sad. Where will I buy my paper balloons and Pinocchios?
But "Don't cry that it's over. Smile that it was."

sopchan said...

Oh! I'm so sorry to hear this. I was delighted to shop with you, and hoped to in the future. And I think I will in some new guise of yours, or anything you choose to share, because you really created something rather lovely and I wish I'd had the chance to visit in person!

Best of luck and see you in Antwerp someday :)

Jill said...

oh, so sorry to hear this. i think you both have great vision and creativity and i look forward to seeing what your new endeavors are.
best of luck :)

celine said...

oh no! i'm so sorry to hear this news! i'm new to your blog, but have ordered twice from your shop and was looking forward to visiting it in person one day.
i wish you luck with your future endeavors!

Anonymous said...

what a shame - too bad we couldn't all come visit you before. anyway, i thank you again for the wonderful moomin mug ;-) gigi

erin said...

I am so sad. I have loved your shop and only wish it was easier. Do take care.

Kylie said...

Oh no... this is terrible! I'm so sorry that it's come to this. I hope that your new adventures treat you well. I will really miss you. I hope you do keep up with your blog. Actually, why don't you just keep up an online shop? The overheads are relatively low. But maybe you want a change of direction too..? Good luck and thank you so much for all your support to me as well :) K

Peter Nencini said...

Really sorry to hear this. What an inspiration you have been, through the blog. Wanted to return to Antwerp just to see this little shop of yours. Keep your vision and find another way to put it into practice. Shops like yours should be saved from extinction!

Lisa Jeannin said...

why can´t you keep it virtual, the webshop. you have a following that is supporting?feel so sad about blue shop not beeing there...whatever you do it will be great.follow your feeling.but webshop should stay......sorry for repeating things you probably thought through...love to you.what inspiration you are!!!

minifanfan said...

Good luck! its a new begin for another journey :)

danica said...

i am so saddened to read this, mieke and veronik. one of my big plans was to come and visit your shop in antwerpen the next time i was in europe! all the best for the future. i have no doubt that any projects you decide to undertake will be wonderful (and hopefully more profitable).

:)

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spin said...

he, wat jammer ;(
dat is vervelend voor jullie, veel sterkte de komende dagen!

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Oh, I'm gutted! So shocked to hear this news. I haven't been in blogland for long but I love visiting your blog and I was so pleased that you opened an online shop. What a shame. You both have such great taste and an eye for unusual quality items. You will be greatly missed, judging by the number of comments above. Hope you continue with your blog and that your new ventures and adventures bring you happiness :)

Guusje said...

He bah, wat naar nu. Ik wens jullie al het beste, zo balen dat juist deze soort winkels weg gaan. Dikke knuffels!
Guusje

Erin said...

I'm so sorry to read this! You know how much I love your shop. I will greatly miss those shop window pictures! Even though I was never able to visit in person you both were able to make me feel like I had with your sweet images and displays. Best wishes to you both.

Christine said...

oh sorry to hear that, bonne chance pour la suite!

tu tu tu said...

Ow wat vervelend. Maar ik wens jullie heel veel succes en geluk in de toekomst!

et les autres said...

doodjammer.
maar ongetwijfeld komen er nieuwe projecten met nieuwe gehaakte baarden en mooie scharen!
ik ben morgen in antwerpen, en kom zeker nog een laatste keer langs..

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Sarah Klevan said...

och dit is echt stom!!!! wat jammer :(

Anonymous said...

dat is nu echt slecht nieuws - tot wanneer blijven jullie nog open?
en wat gebeurd dan met jullie blog ?

Sathya said...

dear mieke and veronik,
it´s so sad to hear this. your shop was really full of love and joy and that made me wanna travel to antwerp and visit you in your little universe..but I still think it´s the most wonderful one I´ve ever met!

I wish you a lot of power for your new plans and adventures and I´m totally sure you´ll find something great! sathya

Bichos da Matos said...

I'm very sad...Your project is so great! Wish the best of luck for the future, see you soon, I hope!

kindra said...

Hello fine ladies,
so sorry to hear your news. I look forward to the new adventures of Mieke and Veronik. best, K

Simone said...

Ongeveer een jaar geleden kwamen Sandra en ik langs en ik was onder de indruk. Een lang voortraject, want hoe lang wilden jullie dit al...en dan blijkt het heel zwaar om er van te kunnen leven. (ondertussen weten wij dit ook...)

Maar ik denk dat er weer nieuwe kansen in deze crisis liggen verborgen. Veel succe met her-ontdekken! X Simone

andrea tachezy said...

It is so sad to hear this! It seem this year started with bad news.... Good luck with everything you´ll start.

muriel said...

Jeetje, wat een teleurstelling! Ik heb sinds ik jullie blog en online shop ontdekt heb, genoten van jullie keuzes in schoonheid. Jullie zijn zo inspirerend geweest dat ik zelf het wilde idee had in dezelfde trant iets op te willen zetten. Slik. Moet misschien mijn droom een beetje bijstellen. De realiteit is soms zo confronterend. Superjammer dat ik jullie echte winkel niet heb kunnen bezoeken. Maar wellicht openen er nieuwe deuren! Sterkte en succes.

Letter Paper Flower said...

Oh...I am sorry! Please don't leave your blog, I just love it. For some reason in moments like this I think of that very famous quote from one of the best movies ever, The Sound of Music. "When God closes a door, somewhere he opens a window." Cheesy I know, but inspiring too. Best wishes!

Catherine said...

Trop triste de lire votre annonce. Votre magasin est si charmant, et votre blog un vrai plaisir.. C'est promis vous nous donnerez des nouvelles ?

Catherine said...

Trop triste de lire votre annonce. Votre magasin est si charmant, et votre blog un vrai plaisir.. C'est promis vous nous donnerez des nouvelles ?

Owls go hoot said...

Aww, this is such a shame! Having the balls to just go for it and have a go, even if you don't succeed is so admirable. People with good taste are always in the minority, what to do, what to do. Good luck with where ever your next ventures leads. xx

Sandra said...

So sad!! But I'm looking forward to your new plans and adventure.

et les autres said...

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sofie said...

Beste Mieke en Veroniek,

Dit is echt heel triestig nieuws... Ik was nog zo trots aan iedereen aan het verkondigen hoe fantastisch jullie winkeltje was. Jullie staken met kop en schouders boven alles wat momenteel op de markt is. Echt persoonlijk, origineel, poëtisch, gevoelig,... kortom alles wat we missen in de meeste winkels en collecties. Jullie waren echt een voorbeeld voor velen.
Alvast heel erg proficiat voor al de energie die jullie erin investeerden. Hopelijk biedt de toekomst nieuwe uitdagingen. Jullie hebben een hoop talent samen ! Liefs en tot later misschien,

Sofie (Soki)

Yanyan said...

I am so sad to hear this! I was planning to visit your store next summer when I go to Europe. It is not fair that an unique and so tasteful store couldn't survive. For sure will continue follow your blog and can't wait to hear your next plan, you will do great. Best of luck! Yanyan

Kirsty said...

So sorry to hear that. Best of luck in the future.

oogenblik - Marjelle van Hoorn said...

Ik ben een klein tijdje geleden in de winkel geweest en vond het er heerlijk & bijzonder! Jullie kunnen vast dezelfde sfeer en hetzelfde gevoel in andere projecten, dingen vertalen en op andere manieren plezier en schoonheid brengen!

Anneloes said...

Heel erg jammer. Maar in ieder geval bedankt en bravo! Anneloes x

outi said...

oh dear Mieke and Veronik, i´m sorry to hear that.

but i know you two creative and talented ladies will always find some solutions, and you will have future full of different kinds of choices and plans.
everything will go fine eventually!

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Oh no no no no no no ...! :((
I'm so sad.

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Adrian said...

I´m so sorry...dam,how sad :(

Junko said...

I really love what I've seen at your blog.
I am sure that your next projct also will be great.

fumi said...

oh! I am so sad to hear it....
I've always dreamed to come visit your nice shop in Antwerp! I'm living in Tokyo, japan.
I hope you will continue your wonderful blog, because I always look forward to reading it. Good luck in your next ventures.

Studio mhl said...

Dag Mieke en Veronik, wat een verdrietig nieuws. Jullie winkel is de mooiste en leukste winkel, die ik ken. Ben er een paar keer geweest en kreeg altijd een blij gevoel om zoveel mooie dingen bij elkaar te zien. heel erg jammer en een groot gemis, veel succes met jullie toekomstig werk...

esther said...

We hebben zulke mooie dingen bij jullie gekocht, zo jammer dat de winkel dicht gaat. Ook zal het mijn man heel erg spijten, nu weet hij niet meer waar hij altijd prachtige spullen voor mij én voor hemzelf kan kopen.

We wensen jullie heel veel sterke met de afhandelingen. En ik hoop dat jullie in de toekomst jullie ultiem goede smaak op een andere manier vorm kunnen geven.

Esther

suprlipopette said...

So sad !!!!!!

Piou said...

Ho !

Kaylovesvintage said...

ooooooooooooh, that is so sad

PUK said...

This is so sad. I will miss you much. I live in Denmark, but really wanted to go to Antwerp just to visit your shop. Hope you find another way to sell your wonderful products. Good luck:)

Gold & Braid said...

hello there! i'm so sorry to hear this news! your shop and blog have been such an inspiration for me. best to you both on your next adventure!

Dominica said...

Wat een triest nieuws. Ik begrijp dat het als jonge ondernemer niet makkelijk is in Belgie en dat er zoveel meer bij komt kijken.... Soms (ver)denk ik zelfs onze Belgische staat ervan jonge mensen gewoon geen kansen te geven. Ik hoop dat jullie door deze deur te sluiten, een mooie nieuwe kans gegund is met een mooi(er) verhaal.
..
Het was een genoegen jullie blog/winkel te leren kennen en inderdaad zoveel inspiratie te halen uit dit verhaal.
Veel geluk gewenst met de toekomstige plannen !

christel said...

really sorry , your shop was precious. Wish you the best for all your new projects

melindatrees said...

your collections always make my eyes open wider i will miss them. all the best for future adventures.

rouflaquette said...

oooohhhhh! I am so sad....
I'm french and it was one of my favourite blogshop....

tricot rouge said...

i am so sad to hear this. i've bought several things from you webshop several times...
we often talk about your shop with a friend of mine, dreaming of doing the same kind of things in paris.
I'm sure you'll be launching new exciting projects soon. good luck and thank you for your great work !

gathered; collect said...

darling mieke & veronik,
i am so so sorry.
i have written some words for you on my blog if you have time to read them (http://gatheredcollect.blogspot.com)
i wish you all the blessings in the world.
thank you for sharing your lovely taste & inspiration. x

sarah-jane said...

Oh no! Like so many others, I always hoped I could visit your little blue shop one day. The objects I bought from your webshop are amongst my favourite things and I feel so happy when I use them. Your shop and blog have inspired me to take pleasure in simple things that are fun, well-crafted and beautiful. Please keep gathering and collecting the nicest things in the world!

lboyd said...

i'm so sorry to hear about you having to close. i wish you all the best and hope for many good things to come your way in the future. you both are so creative and have such a unique vision that i know the future will be very bright.

Daan said...

Wat een verdrietig nieuws. Ik ga vrijdag naar Antwerpen en had plannen de shop aan te doen en hoorde net het nieuws van Guusje(s Appeltaart).

Moedig Voorwaarts dan maar.

liefs, Daan

lina said...

this news makes me sad! i'm sorry you have to close. i loved your items. all the best in the future mieke & veronik!

Brit said...

Dat is stom om te horen...! Jullie winkel ziet/zag er zo leuk uit, wou dat ik nog was langsgeweest! Heel veel succes en sterkte met het afronden!!

handmade romance said...

oh no very sad news indeed. i was hoping to one day be in your part of the world and stop by in person. i sincerely wish you both the very best and i look forward to seeing and hearing what you get up to next. one door closes and another one opens. best wishes for your new adventure. evie x

Lisen said...

WHAT?!?!?!
This is SO sad!!
I cant belive it. Your shop's the best and most perfect ever!

I hope the future will bring other good stuff for you to do instead though...but...I'm going to miss the webshop. Happy to have ordered some nice things. Wish you the BEST!!

vintage for kids said...

I can't believe it !! I am very sorry about this sad news. I hope you will start a new aventure very soon.

Aliye said...

oh no!
I had just 2 months ago discovered Mieke Willems. Faal in love at first time. I wanted to bring a nice present to my best friend in Istanbul. indeed sad news. I wish full hapiness and success for the future en please keep the blog such that i can get news from both of you.

An said...

Spijtig, jullie hebben echt een mooi winkeltje! Ik had het nog maar enkele maanden geleden ontdekt...
Kunnen we nog kopen via de webshop in de toekomst? Alvast veel succes met jullie verdere creatieve plannen! Jullie blog is ook heel leuk. Ik kijk er wekelijks naar. Altijd fijne ontdekkingen daar!
An

TSCHAU TSCHÜSSI said...

OH NO! No good news. We have also a little shop (for almost 3 years)and it is still not running like "normal" business, but getting better step by step, but this means a lot of energy, work, idealism and even motivation. And for me it is motivation to see other people like you doing things they love and care about. Good luck mieke and veronik, I'll miss you. miriam

explodingcucumber said...

Oh, I'm so disappointed to hear the news. I'm coming to visit some friends in Belgium and I was hoping to pop around to see your shop for real and all the nice goodies.

Hope you can keep the blog going. I like coming around to see the photos and all the interesting links. Good luck!

ju* said...

hO! : (

Anonymous said...

zo'n mooie selectie van absolute must-haves gaan we niet snel meer tegenkomen. hopelijk blijven jullie op één of andere manier je verfijnde gevoel voor esthetiek met de wereld delen!

reka said...

this is a sad news...but good luck with your new adventures, Im sure they will be great adventures!

BARCELONA SOUVENIR said...

C'est trop triste!!!!!Je suis absolument navrée, mais il faut vous encourager parce qu'avec ce bien faire que vous avez démontré dans votre webshop je suis sûre que vous pourrez réussir quelque chose avec tellement de qualité et talent mais aussi avec succès comerciel... merci très honnêtement pour partager avec nous votre univers qui nous a inspiré tellement. MERCI ET À BIENTÔT!!!!!!!

Schanett said...

oh noooooooooooooooooooo! this is so so so sad!
I'm very sorry! it's a pity!
don't be discouraged! it's not that you did something wrong. I think it's just very difficult for a small shop as you already mentioned.
I hope you'll find other possibilities to be creative and to show all the beautiful things. I would miss it a lot if not!

Cabrizette said...

oh so sorry...

flo said...

ooooooooooh ! i'm sad for you and us...

yui said...

oh my god!
all my best wishes to you!
you've brought so many nice things to us in this internet space. and i always thought that one day when i would be able to visit your shop and say hi to both of you.........

i always hear a old saying that" one door is closed but another door is open for you",...
good luck for everything!

xoxo
ah-yi

Maria said...

oh no. I'm late to read this and it makes me so sad to hear:(( I can imagine how hard it must have been to run your own little shop at these bad economical times.
I wish you both good luck with your future plans! a big HUG

misako mimoko said...

so sorry... you've got so many inspiring treasures.
well, good luck on your new projects :)
wishing you all the best!
x

famapa said...

I'm so late in reading this and so sad. you're shop was one I wished we had here, full of wonderful things! sadly I never got my act together to buy things online - I feel so stupid now for not doing what I could to support your lovely and unique business venture. I wish you the best of luck in all your future adventures and I hope to one day read about mieke willems (the shop) - the sequel! may the force be with you!

Elina Minn said...

Sad news.

But

Yes, good luck with your future dreams! Xx

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