donderdag 31 maart 2011

The Ardennes!

woensdag 30 maart 2011

Sand sculptures in Scheveningen!

These sand sculptures could be seen on the
beach at Scheveningen or somewhere in 
The Hague in spring/summer!
Sometimes even situated on The Buitenhof / The Hague 
(in the city center).

dinsdag 29 maart 2011

Rose inspiration!

maandag 28 maart 2011

Nice quiet place to eat!

zondag 27 maart 2011

The Blue Tulip! De Blauwe Tulp!

e Blauwe Tulp, started in 1997 by young and higly skilled craftsman, is a small factory (studio) in Delft where the fameous Delftware is made. Delftware is made and completely brushstoked according to tradition. By maintaining those centuries old tradition, Dutch Delftware has rightfully acquired it's worldwide reputation and fame. The painters completely decorate each article by hand, down to the smallest detail. Every product bears the trademark of ''De Blauwe Tulp'': a blue tulip, the initials ''SR" and the words ''Delft Holland''
(bron: bluetulip)

zaterdag 26 maart 2011

Butterflies on fabric!

vrijdag 25 maart 2011


Silver giraffe!

donderdag 24 maart 2011

Mauritshuis, The Hague! The girl with a Pearl Earring!

In 1820 the Dutch state bought the Mauritshuis for the purpose of housing the Royal Cabinet of Paintings. The new museum opened its doors in 1822. At first the building also housed the Royal Cabinet of Rarities, another collection that had been owned by the stadholders. Only in 1875 did the entire Mauritshuis become available for the collection of paintings.

Over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries, the Mauritshuis has grown into a museum that attracts visitors from all over the world. The building was not designed for such intensive use, however, so between 1982 and 1987 it was renovated to meet the requirements of a modern museum.

In this museum one can view two famous paintings 
of Johannes Vermeer, The Girl with a Pearl Earring 
and View of Delft and many more 
renowned paintings of Rembrandt van Rijn, 
Paulus Potter and Jan Steen.

woensdag 23 maart 2011

Fresh lavender!

Fresh lavender in my living room!

Not quite sharp, this photo!

Birds, flowers and butterflies!

dinsdag 22 maart 2011


Royal Gouda pottery!

maandag 21 maart 2011


zondag 20 maart 2011

Yellow dress!


zaterdag 19 maart 2011

The Tea Factory / De Theefabriek

Do you want to know everything about tea? The Tea Factory in Houwerzijl.

  • Nederlands enige theemuseum
  • de theeschenkerij met de meest uitgebreide theekaart ter wereld en
  • een geurige theewinkel
  • the only Dutch tea museum
  • the tearoom with the most extensive tea menu in the world
  • a fagrant tea shop
Are you interested, please visit: 

Dutch costumes!

vrijdag 18 maart 2011

Vintage fabrics!

donderdag 17 maart 2011

Vermeer in Delfts Blauw / Vermeer in Delft Blue!

The famous painting of Vermeer's The Little Street" is set on a Delft tableau of 2 to 2.5 meters. 

woensdag 16 maart 2011

Soft fruity fabric!