Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Dutch Tulips



                                                         Hello everyone,
         It was a beautiful sunny day here and I was happy to go into town with my daughter and grandson Lucas, for a little shopping, and a lovely lunch at Leonhards. I will show you the treasures I got later.
   Today it is my "Dutch Tulips", I want to share with you. I got these lovely "Dutch Wooden Shoes"  last fall, you guessed it, at a thrift shop in New Brunswick . I am thrilled with them as my Mom is from Holland, so they have special meaning to me. They actually fit my husband, so he has tried them out at home. I don't think you will see him sporting them to town anytime soon though!!!
 I am thinking you must have to get used to walking in them.
           They are pretty though and will probably show up in future garden shots.
                               These  locally grown Tulips (Vanco)  are very popular and are grown by a Dutch family.
                               These spring beauties are in the little conservatory that my husband built.You can see that there is snow in the background but it was warm and sunny inside.
           They are such a " pick me up", while I wait for blooms in our own garden.

                               I love this urn from Time Worn Treasures and Antiques.

                            Forgive me I just couldn't help myself!

             Hope these pretty Dutch Tulips gave you a little lift too!
                On our stormy winter day yesterday,I dug out my sewing machine and worked on some projects that I am pretty pleased with, so I will share them with you soon too.

    Thank you for your visit!

       Carolyn

27 comments:

Bernideen said...

I can't believe all the snowy scenes out your windows - ongoing. Colorado is really desperate for snow. I think it is supposed to rain tomorrow which would really be good.

Your post is really pretty with all the tulips and those shoes.

Pamela Gordon said...

I've never seen painted wooden shoes before and with laces too! Really cute. Our 2 year old grandson uses his daddy's wooden shoes as part of his "drum set" when he plays. Too cute! I hope to buy some tulips this week to brighten up the house after all the snow. More coming tomorrow for us! Pamela

Lara said...

Ah such cheeriness that makes me want April now. :) The tulips in the wooden clogs are adorable! Delightful photos dear Carolyn!

A Garden of Threads said...

The wooden shoes are a pretty shade of blue and look wonderful with the pink tulips. It has been snowing here for a couple of days, spring will be weeks away.

Susan said...

Ohhhhhhh Carolyn. What sweet wooden shoes.They look great with the tulips.

I remember my first grade teacher placing a pair of those on her desk. Guess she traveled to the Netherlands and brought them back with her. I was fascinated with them.

Beautiful post, as always. Susan

June said...

The shoes are so pretty Carolyn. What a beautiful post this is to see tonight! Every for a feast for my eyes.
I hope you are having a wonderful winter my friend.
many hugs...

Georgianna said...

Gorgeous photos, Carolyn. A real treat to see when the weather is still mostly gloomy! Thank you as always for the beauty you create and share.

Trish said...

How very lovely!
The painted blue clogs look fabulous with your pink tulips!
So pretty...
blessings..Trish

Two Steps From Home said...

So lovely flowers. You decorate them so beautifully. Look like awesome.

Ostrich Fern

Szara Sowa said...

I like this Dutch wooden shoes. Tulips are very preety. Spring is in Your blog.

It's me said...

Our tulips !!! yeah !!!...love them...xxx...happy day...!!

Mogis Cottage said...

So wonderful tulips. I love them, too.
I saw, you have a new header. It looks great.
Love Tina

iris said...

bonjour Carolyn
je suis allée en Hollande
il y 4 ans pour voir tous les
champs de tulipes
mais c' est mon frère qui a toutes
les photos
dés que je les ai récupérées je les
mets sur un billet pour vous
c' est absolument superbe
toutes les couleurs sont présentes
la France n' est pas très de la
Hollande
tendresse
edith (iris )
France

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Carolyn,
Your Dutch ancestors would be proud. Once again, all your photos are gorgeous.
Best, Ruthie

Jemma said...

Carolyn,

Everything in this post is enchanting, beautiful and inviting!! Loved it all!!!

ARTESANATO EM GERAL said...

Olá, Carolyn

As tulipas são realmente belas e as admiro muito.
Aqui está muito quente. Também estou costurando bastante e muita vontade de pintar.
Fiquei feliz em ver sua mesa rosa linda para o lanche com suas amigas, onde teve espaço para os placemats que fiz. O presente é meu em saber que você gostou e faz parte do seu dia.

Bons projetos.

Lauriane.

The Tablescaper said...

So so so pretty Carolyn.

Your Dutch shoes are adorable, but I really love the patina on the urn. The tulips are the perfect touch. So lucky for you to have the conservatory to enjoy.

Looking forward to seeing your sewing projects.

- The Tablescaper

My Little Home and Garden said...

Tulips are such a favourite of mine, Carolyn. Thank you for sharing yours and your wonderful home.

Wouldn't I love to visit such a beautiful place!

-Karen

Katy Noelle said...

Oh, heavens, Carolyn! These images are making me tear up! I guess I need spring... or it's the loveliness and freshness of your home on the inside - one of the two! I particularly love the flowers in your solarium! I always think that warmth and growth inside when it's so cold and snowy outside is the height of luxurious happiness!

Love to you!

xxo

Egretta Wells blog said...

How lovely those tulips look in the cute little shoes! What a cheerful post...Spring has come inside your home, even if it may be cold outside!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful flowers indeed.


Our niece has done some illustrations on a new children's book
I have the link on my blog.

Love Jeanne

I love all of your postings

Love Jeanne

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