Friday, February 3, 2017

Dutch Blue & White

     Happy weekend!

 On this cold but sunny day I
wanted to share some of my
Dutch blue and white china
in honor of my Mom who
passed away two years ago.
This was Mom's teapot and 
  I must have inherited my love
               of all things tea from my sweet Mama.
       In the last 10 years of her life we
       shared afternoon tea almost every
day. I miss those tea times.

                                                                         A delft plate from a good friend
                                                                         that also reminds me of Mom.

                                                               The beautiful linen towel was a
                                                                thoughtful gift from a couple of
                                                                lovely ladies from Europe who
                                                                came and toured our garden with
                                                                me one summer day.
                                                                  The sweet little tea cups were a
                                                                 thrift find.

                                                                    A Dutch calendar also a gift from a blog
                                                                    friend. I plan to frame this.....too nice to
                                                                    throw out!
My Dutch blue & white tea in
 memory of my sweet Mama.

                                                     I hope you all have a great weekend!

                                                                              Thank you for visiting,



Deanna Rabe said...

They are so pretty! What a lovely shade of blue!

Bernideen said...

Dear Carolyn:
This is a lovely tribute to your Mom! There are so many sweet items to bring her to your mind!

thel day said...

Very pretty delft dishes. Your Mom's tea pot is gorgeous. A nice collection.

The Victorian Girl said...

Such beautiful blue and white dishes! We're going on a river cruise on the Rhine this summer and we'll be in Amsterdam for a few days. I'll be looking for a special blue and white piece to take home.

Melody A. said...

so beautiful as always, your photos and your lovely belongings. How gracious! and charming. your mother must have been as well. How wonderful for you that you got to have tea with her so often. I wish much kindness for your heart. Take care from Iowa

Barbara Ayers said...

LOVE that teapot! Best from California.

Anne said...

It looks so nice. I am in love with the white and blue look.
Your mother had a fine stile and it looks very fine with all the things together. Fine tribute to her.
BR Anne Denmark

Angel Gardener said...

What a true blessing to have shared tea everyday with your Mom. And now to have her lovely blue teapot! Hope you enjoy it for many years to come.

Barbara Legener said...


Linda said...

Goood Morning, Dear Friend!
Love all your collections, Carolyn. You always manage to find the sweetest things.
Every time I see something made in Holland, I think of you & your momma.
Isn't it so nice that these things can trigger such wonderful memories! XOXO
Wishing you a beautiful day,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Marijke said...

Beautiful memories you have with the Delfts blue, take a cup of tea with me and I wish you have a really fine memorie time!
groetjes van Marijke

dizzyizzy said...

So glad that you have those tea time memories with your Mother. I have similar memories of Reading with my Mother every day while being her care giver. I wouldn't take a billion dollars for those times with her. I still miss her every day.

gkgirl said... pretty!!! :)

Susan said...

How charming that you have your Mama's blue and white tea pot and warm memories to go with it, Carolyn. Susan

DebE Eller said...

Remember Carolyn...we are waiting for you France and Belgium! Thanks so much for featuring Chrys' beautiful tea towel. What a great surprise!