dinsdag 30 november 2010

Kant, band en lint! Lace, ribbon and tape!






maandag 29 november 2010

All nice fabrics!

Japanese linen!

Vintage!

Blue! It seems Delft Blue, but it is not!

zondag 28 november 2010

Winters landschap in Noord-Holland! Winter landscape in Noord-Holland!


On the road! 

Beautiful skies! Famous Dutch light, such
as used in many paintings of many Dutch painters.

Snowy landscape!

Little village, Noord-Holland.

zaterdag 27 november 2010

More views of Delft!

Canal

Canal in Delft

Prinsenhof Museum

View on Delft - Johannes Vermeer

Cadeaumand / gift basket!

Ideeën voor een cadeaumand/gift basket ideas:
• Cadeaumand voor een verjaardag, met daarin een fles wijn of champagne, kaas en crackers, een dinerbon voor diner voor twee. Gift basket for a birthday, with a bottle of good wine or champagne, cheese and crackers and a dinner voucher/or movie voucher.

• Cadeaumand voor een vrouw, met daarin chocolates, kaarsen, parfum, een leuke ketting een foto in lijstje en een leuk handgeschreven kaartje. Gift basket for a woman, with chocolates, candles, parfum, a nice necklace, a photo frame and a little hand written gift card.




• Cadeaumand voor een man, met daarin wijn of bier, een aftershave, een mooi horloge en een handgeschreven kaartje. Gift basket for a man, with a bottle of good wine or beer, an aftershave, a nice watch and a hand written gift card.

vrijdag 26 november 2010

Markt in Delft / Market in Delft!

Market in the city center of Delft on Thursday
with in the background the Old Town Hall.


Nieuwe Kerk in Delft!
The Nieuwe Kerk acquired its link with the House of Orange- Nassau more or less by chance. Shortly before his death, William of Orange had chosen Delft as his temporary residence.

You see 'stofzuigerzakken' in the foreground, which means vacuum cleaner bags  (because it is market).

donderdag 25 november 2010

Theetijd! Tea time!

Lavendel thee en lavendelkleurige servetten!
Lavender tea and lavender napkins!
And a little blue teapot. I could not find a lavender teapot.

Delft, Johannes Vermeer!




Johannes Vermeer is one of the best known artists from the Dutch Golden Age. His name is inextricably linked with Delft, the city in which he was born in 1632 and where he lived and worked all his life.

Mooie boeken om te lezen! Good books for a long day reading!

Puka Puka - Johnny Frisbie



Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert
I have seen the movie and I think
the movie is even better, because
the book is somewhat long-winded.

The movie!

A year in Provence - Peter Mayle



Een huis in Toscane/a house in Tuscany - Frances Mayes



I have seen and bought the movie,
which is very good (a good mood movie)

woensdag 24 november 2010

My blog!

I blog about anything I like, such as brocante, crafting, old places near my home-town, Venice and Italy.
I love fabrics, especially the Delft Blue ones, but also boerenbont, folklore fabrics.
Boerenbont geruit blauw

Boerenbont geruit rood/wit/blauw

Boerenbont geruit groen/bruin

Sometimes I browse on Etsy and find some cute linen Japanese fabrics or vintage fabrics. I do love all kinds of fabric.

www.thelongthread.com


And I love good books. I name them good mood books. In one of my next messages I give some titles of these books.

Typical Dutch clogs!





Delft Blue Mill

Most of these items are for sale in Delft souvenir stores, but the Delft Blue wall plates, as well as this Delft Blue mill can also be found in Dutch houses nowadays, but the clogs are mostly worn by farmers.

Little crocheted hat!

dinsdag 23 november 2010

Pane e tulipani! Bread and tulips!



This film takes place in and around Venice!
Beautiful images of Venice!
This is truly a good mood film!

maandag 22 november 2010

Very nice hand stamped ribbon trims from Homesteadtreasures on Etsy!

Hand stamped ribbon trim


Roses hand stamped ribbon trim

Mademoiselle Rose Garden
Hand stamped ribbon trim

French Inspired
Hand stamped ribbon trim

Bonjour
French inspired ribbon trim

zondag 21 november 2010

Little stack of fabrics! All kinds of colours and sizes!


All Japanese linen fabrics!


Vintage fabrics!


Cute little fabric, 25 x 25 cm