Monday, March 9, 2015

A Little Bit of Dutch Blue


It is Tea Time again and today's tea was
inspired by a lovely calender I received
from my fellow tea friend Bernideen .

                                                         You can see a little bit of Dutch here
                                                         with the Dutch calender in the background.

    Tulips and roses on the windowsill.
                                                  I love all the dutch inspired photos on
                                                 the calender and it brings back memories
                                                 of my sweet Dutch Mama. Thank you
                                                 Bernideen......I will treasure it!

                                                          Sit for awhile and enjoy a cup of tea
                                                         as the sunroom is a lovely spot to be on
                                                         these sunny late winter days.In here you
                                                         can even feel a little spring.
                                                             A mix of china.
I had to show you another recent thrift
find....isn't it irresistible?


                                                 Hope you have a good week.......I think
                                                           there is a hint of spring in the air and it
                                                          is nice to see a little bit of melting going on

                                                              I am joining Rose Chintz Cottage,
                                                              Antiques and Teacups and
                                                              Bernideen's Tea Time Blog

                                                             for their lovely tea parties.

                                                                      Thank you for visiting!



Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a pretty post, Carolyn! The calendar is really lovely and a thoughtful gift from our friend Bernideen. I have a sweet Dutch DIL whose parents both came from the old country. So my little grandson and granddaughter are both half Dutch and both cutie-pies! Your blue and white china is beautiful. Have a beautiful day and yes, I do believe there is a feeling of spring in the air at last.


Shelia said...

Hi Carolyn! Oh, what beautiful pieces. I adore that tureen! You have the most beautiful dishes. I still wonder where you put it all! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Sonia said...

Oh how I love your posts. The blue and white is so charming and pretty, my favorite color combination.
Miss Bloomers

Ruth W said...

Gorgeous Carolyn! Blue and white is my favorite combination! My new Tuesday Cuppa Tea linky party is open...come and join us!

Madelief said...

Your collection of blue and white earthenware and porcelain is beautiul Carolyn! What a thoughtul gift of your friend Bernideen.

Have a lovely week Carolyn!

Madelief x

Anonymous said...

You give a nice presentation of my country!
Beautiful is the calender and the porcelain!
I wish you a nice week, Carolyn!

Lieve groet,

Carrie B. said...

So pretty and serene looking to me. We're getting full Spring down here early - woo hoo!! Will try to send some your way. ;)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...


Margie said...

How lovely!

xinex said...

Oh so gorgeous! I love all your blue and whites, Carolyn...Christine

Susan said...

Hello Carolyn...Love all your blues today. Quite pretty.

You should check out my cobalt blue glassware today! Susan

Sandi said...

So beautiful!

Sarah said...

Pretty post, Carolyn. Love seeing blue and white anytime.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Carolyn,
blue and white are always wonderful. All you items matches so pretty together. What a sweet calendar. Thank you for sharing this prettiness.
Best greetings, Johanna

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn,
How lovey of sweet Bernideen to send you the calendar! The image of the Dutch gentleman reminds me of the photo you took of Andrew tending your garden in the morning mist, one of your and my fave photos, too. There's something ethereal about that image. Anyhow, gotta run and start work. Have a cuppa for moi, would ya! Hugs XO
Wishing you a beautiful day,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

That blue and white is so beautiful! Loved those flowers, gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Winnie said...

So pretty! I love the various pieces. Your soup tureen jumped out at me, as it is stunning. The fun use of pitchers as vases did bring the Spring indoors!

Katherines Corner said...

Gorgeous blue and white treasures♥I invite you to share at my Thursday hop too ♥ xo

Snap said...

Gorgeous post. I love blue and white and mixing and matching. Wonderful linens. I'll be ooooing and ahhing all day just thing about this post! Happy Tea Day!

Marietta said...

Beautiful blouwe delft pieces - timeless!

Bernideen said...

What a sweet post and so glad you are enjoying your calendar. The closest I have gotten to Holland is Pella, Iowa's tulip festival. that is a wonderful heritage. Your post with your blue and white theme is wonderful.

Marlene Stephenson said...

I love all your lovely blue and white pieces and the Dutch things,i have a few myself,some tiles with windmills,and some cups and saucers but not as many as you. Thanks for sharing Carolyn and have a lovely cup of tea.

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Love, love, love! Exquisite, beautiful post.

The Charm of Home said...

Lovely blue & white Carolyn! I like the calender too!

janice15 said...

A lovely post I adore Blue & white.. anything.. I love all your dishes.. and the Calender is lovely as well.. Happy Wednesday with love Janice

Rhondi said...

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love blue and white, especially blue and white China! Yours is beautiful!