2/09/2009

"Blue Monday" in Holland!

Hello my friends....and wilkommen to "Blue Monday" hosted by our own dear Sally over at Smiling Sally! Please stop by Sally's place and say hello...you will also find a list of all the participants of "Blue Monday" there! Thank you, Sally for giving us a reason to share all of our "Blue" treasures!

It is definitely a "Blue Monday" at my place today...it's about 35 degrees, foggy, and drizzly! I guess the weather is befitting of today's subject...Holland! Oftentimes it's cool, damp, foggy and drizzly over there...and the tulips just adore that kind of climate! Can you ever look at a tulip and not think of Holland?

Holland is certainly a beautiful country!

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When I think of Holland, I think of little dutch girls in wooden shoes...pretty flow-blue dishes...and windmills! I wanted to share a few of my husband's family treasures with you today. When I found these, I just giggled with glee! There is a miniature creamer...sugar bowl...dutch shoe...and a little kissing dutch boy and girl! Aren't they sweet?

They are very small...the little creamer and sugar bowl only measures about 3" tall...but just look at the pretty art work on them...beautiful scenes of windmills in Holland! The little miniature "Kissing Dutch boy & girl" only measures about 1 1/2" tall...very small but absolutely darling!!!




A close-up view of the little Dutch boy and girl kissing...hehe! There is a mark on the bottom of the little figurine...HANDR.D.BLUE 98.10181...I'm not sure what this means or if this means anything...do you know?
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A close-up view of the little dutch shoe...it has the same mark on the bottom of it as the little dutch girl and boy. It's just so sweet...for some reason, they just make me giggle when I look at them!



I decided to put my little "dutch treasures" in front of my 12" pitcher so you can get a better feel for just how tiny they are!



My husband wasn't sure of the family history of these pieces...he thinks that they belonged to his Grandmother. They sure are sweet and I'll have to find a special place to display them!


Well my friends, I'm so happy that you stopped by today...your visit has already brightened an otherwise dreary day at my place!

Have a marvelous Monday...
Love ya'll,
Chari



24 comments:

Smilingsal said...

I've been to Holland, and I loved it too! You have some precious pieces. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Chari!
Oh my goodness girl your new blog dress is sooo GORGEOUS!!!! :)

Love all your pretty Blue items too. They are sweet.

Have a wonderful day.
~Melissa :)

April said...

I have always wanted to visit Holland! Thank you for sharing your pretty blue items today! Happy Blue Monday!

ann said...

How lovely.What treasures.I'm so glad you got them.Hey,I'm about to come back to life...Ann

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Love your little blue blog today! It reminded me that I have a little blue clog like yours somewhere yet to be unpacked!

We are very windy and about 40 on the temp but with wind it's chilly!!

blessings
mary

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Chari, thanks for sharing these pretty blue pieces with us. They are darling. Holland is so beautiful, and I love tulips. Can't wait for the tulips to bloom here in Florida!

Happy Blue Monday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Susan said...

Oh my goodness!!!

Love your dutch pieces!!

Happy Blue Monday!

Susan

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Chari, these are incredible girl.. I love them. I'll only have dreams of going to Holland and wearing little clogs like this one..no vacations in our near future..just want to be able to hold onto what we have and that is a challenge.. I love your new blog dress and your picture..girl.. gorgeous.. hope all is well with you and yours. hugs ~lynne~

Cindy J. said...

There you are! I've been missing you. Love these little guys. I only saw Holland as we changed planes. I really wish I could of spent some time there. I have started a blog for comments. Who knows you all are having so much fun I may do an official post. Well sweetie hope this day is finding you well. Love you Sis, Cindy

Bo said...

Hi Chari...DH & i were lucky enough to "buzz" through Holland in 2006, but regretfully I didn't have enough sense to buy any pretties to bring home...your post is beautiful! ;-) Bo

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Chari,
I do wish I was more "crafty". I've just never gotten into making things just buying. LOL!

I do love the fancy tassels too! I would love to learn how to make them as well.
If you do and it's easy enough let me know and I'll give it a try.

Well I must go and make my husband some spaghetti for dinner.
Have a good evening.
~Melissa :)

xinex said...

Oh Chari, those kissing Dutch are so cute. The shoe too and I have 4 of them. Each pair is hung on a string so I use them as Christmas ornaments. Do you realize our blog background is similar or even the same? Except for the layout. "Great minds....."....Christine

Cynthia said...

Hey Chari,
Thanks for sharing your blue delft. I have a few pieces and I have always loved them. Cindy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Chari, I have an unexplained love of anything Dutch, and these treasures just speak to me! I love them. How wonderful that they are family pieces. The painting on them is incredible, considering their size. I guess you can tell, I absolutely adore these pieces.
BTW, your blog looks great too! laurie

santamaker said...

What cute little dutch figurines. Love your blues!

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

Haven't been there yet; well, I'll have to put that on my list. So far on Blue Monday I've been to Italy, New Zealand and Holland. I would love Holland; I'm sure. Tulips are my favorite too!

Elizabeth said...

How cute your wee Dutch items are!

Sweetie said...

What special beauties you have. I love all of your blues. Happy Blue Monday!
Sweetie

Picket said...

Beautiful treasures girl...love the new look you got going here...at first I thought I was at the wrong house! lol Thanks for coming by...wall art huh? I just always called it my junk but 'wall art'...now that sounds like it might be worth alittle something! lol lol have a great week girl!

prof en retraite said...

Hi Chari! Oh how beautiful! I have a few pieces of Delft ware...love the blue and white! Enjoyed your post!...Debbie

Susan said...

Your husbands treasures are beautiful!

Lori said...

Thanks for coming over... I did have a few tears in my eyes.. They do grow up way to fast...

I love all of the blue. Have a great day my friend..

lvroftiques said...

Awww Chari they are darling!! I've always love delft blue! And they do make one smile! They're just so darn cheerful and cute!! *winks* Vanna

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hehe, I have a little dutch shoe like that too! If we put them together some little dutch girl could have one for each foot!!

I LOVE!!! that white ironstone pitcher too!! I guess you probably noticed that I have a thing for pitchers....

Sherri:)