Welcome to the 10th "Sunday Favorites"

....a brand new Sunday meme!

"Sunday Favorites" is a new Sunday meme designed to give bloggers a chance to share a favorite post from the past!!!

Hello my friends!

Welcome to the 10th run of "Sunday Favorites"!!!
I hope that you're having a super Sunday! My friends, I'm still away on vacation...but I will be home soon...I promise!!! Of course you know that I have prepared this post ahead of time for Sunday Favorites! I'm hoping that it publishes as planned with no problems! I am trying to check in once in awhile to be sure that everything is going smoothly! I'm missing ya'll already!!! Sheeesh...I've been away for so long that I hope you haven't forgotten me! Hehe!!! We'll catch up when I get home...I just know that all kinds of wonderful things have happened...and that I've missed so much!!! Take care, my friends...and Lord Bless!!!

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So, without further ado...let's do it!!! Let's join in with "Sunday Favorites" and have some fun!!!

Thank you so much for your participation!!! I am going to really enjoy going through your "Sunday Favorites" posts!!!

Love ya'll,

Sunday Favorites

My favorite post: February 9, 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!


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?


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,


Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Pretty! I love blue and white... it always looks great! have fun on vacation.

Keetha Broyles said...

You must have posted this before I "found" you - - - or did you "find" me???

I LOVE that first post card picture. Makes me want to GO to Holland.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Love them!!! Did you go to Holland when you went to Europe? We did, Amsterdam was wonderful. I loved the houses. I bought a few pieces while in Amsterdam & then purchased more at a thrift store to remind me of a wonderful place. Hope you are having fun on your vacation. But I'm sure that you are.

Mrs. Petrie said...

Hi Chari! Thank you for hosting Sunday Favorites again. I hope you are enjoying your vacation with the grandkids and kids. I love the blue and white dutch dishes. My neighbors brought us back a blue and white cow pitcher and it's very charming. I should get it out again. Take care, Mrs. Petrie

Lori E said...

Special family pieces are the best. Even if they don't fit in with our decorating styles they still seem to look as though they belong in our homes.

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I love blue and white too. I grew up with my mother's blue and white china and recently inherited it. I've received little Dutch tiles and bells as gifts and I love it all. Thanks for sharing you collection and hosting this fun Sunday Favorites!

Dixie said...

blue and white... my personal favorite! thanks for hosting Sunday Favorites... I really enjoy it... especiallty reading every one else's favorites!

Cass @ That Old House said...

I love blue and white. . . and I have that same little porcelain shoe! Lovely pictures, thanks -- and I am in awe of your long distance management of Sunday Favorites. Cass

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Have not seen you in a while so stopped by to see what you were up too. When did you go to Holland?

Peg said...

I haven't been blogging long enough to repost a favorite, but I've added a link because I think others may want to know how I was able to whiten some really brown-with-age baby dresses.

I love your blue and white Dutch things. When I was a child, my uncle sent a cute pair of blue and white Dutch dolls but my mom never let me play with them. Thank goodness because I am still enjoying them today!

Peg said...

I haven't been blogging long enough to repost a favorite, but I've added a link because I think others may want to know how I was able to whiten some really brown-with-age baby dresses.

I love your blue and white Dutch things. When I was a child, my uncle sent a cute pair of blue and white Dutch dolls but my mom never let me play with them. Thank goodness because I am still enjoying them today!

Lynn said...

I am so proud of myself! I made the link back to your post work!
I am Dutch. My daughter's husband is too. He even speaks Dutch fluently. I have been there but when I was I couldn't afford to buy anything!
Your treasures are wonderful. Thanks for hostine!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Chari, I don't know why, but I have such an atraction to anything Dutch. And you know how much I love blue and white. These are so charming, and how great that they were from your husband's family. Hope you are having a wonderful trip. laurie

Chandy said...

Chari, hello!

So sorry didn't get to visit or join last Sunday. We've been swamped with one thing or another. I'm trying really hard to just relax and get much done to keep my sanity. he he!

I hope you're having a great time in good ol' Texas or had a great time if you're already back home! ;-)

Happy 4th dear friend!

Chandy said...

Ooooopppsss! Btw, that picture is so amazing in blue!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Hey you!!! I think my Mom had some of the blue dutch things,she was a great collecter,but her things were all over the place,no ryhme or reason.....hope you are enjoying the summer so far,talk to you soon,x0x0x00x

Sue said...

Oh, but the blue and white is so fresh and beautiful! The little kissing dutch boy and girl are precious... Nice to keep things in the family. Sue

Cindy J. said...

Thinking of you.. hope you are having a wonderful time... I know you are loving all of your girls and their babies..Missing you but so happy you are getting your wonderful visit... Love, Cindy

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Chari,
I love this post! How perfect for a Blue Monday! I sure miss ya my dear, I hope your having a wonderful visit with all your family. We got home late WED. night and I have been busy catching up on blogging! We had a great trip but I kind of overestimated how many places we could actually visit in 8 days and with all the driving. It was very hot in Charleston, S.C. but the city was fabulously beautiful! Did you go to Holland too when you were in Europe? Have a safe and happy 4th of July, and I will be talking to you soon. Hugs to you, Cindy

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Happy Fourth my Dear Friend...Love ya and miss you...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria