Hey there, I’m Teresa Micheile

I’m originally from Sonoma, California. In 1995 I moved to The Netherlands and in 1999 I officially became a Dutch citizen. I love living in Europe! I won’t get into politics and the social systems on this page. The charming cities and castles are a convincing reason enough to stay in Europe without having to go into quality of life statistics; you know things like mandatory paid vacations and affordable health care….

Blogging! I’ve been at it for more than ten years. This blog on my own domain I started in 2010. I grew out of it, or rather out of vintage + brocante. Also a technical problem meant I lost more than half of my content. It was hard focusing on adding old posts considering the posts felt out of date and were of no interest to me. (looking back at old work is like looking back on old relationships… what was I thinking??) After trying several other blogs I’m back here. Without even posting here my stats are higher than all my other blogs together. I realized the things I was blogging about elsewhere could just as easily fit in here. For a while I’d lost touch here with my visitors and it no longer felt authentic. However I am motivated again to start blogging… full-time! This is why VRB is being relaunched.


I have had a couple of difficult years and have now found some stability. Not only am I now able to blog more, I WANT TO BLOG MORE! Photographing, styling and baking are still my most passionate hobbies. I’m a graphic designer enthusiast and though I have no professional training I am constantly trying to become better. This is why I have printables on the blog. I’ve got an Associated Arts degree from The Fashion Instituted of Design and Merchandising (aka FIDM). My degree is in Visual Presentation and Space Design. For years I worked as a florist and for a short time I had my own florist business. I’ve found that my hobbies and skills make for a great combination for blogging. My writing however is a bit of a mess. Without a doubt I focus more on imagery and presentation. I’m going to be working on developing my writing skills and as always my photography and graphic design skills as well.


Since I don’t get around to going to brocante + curiosa fairs I’m looking for guest bloggers to share their finds and event organizers to share their events and all things brocante. Interested? Let me know. I’ll be writing some of you soon!

Whether you’re a new visitor or a returning visitor I want to thank you for visiting. I really do appreciate you taking the time to stop by! Feel free to comment and please add your blog or Pinterest link so we can all share our work + interests! One of the perks of running a blog is the opportunity to connect with a ton of like-minded individuals!

Again thanks so much for dropping by!


Teresa Micheile


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