Monday, September 15, 2014

My little lace bag...

Thank you for stopping in today! I am sharing the little lace bag I finished on the weekend. Some vintage lace was added to the top and I sewed an interior liner and strap as well.

Added a button and it is done... Loving the way it turned out! 



Monday, September 8, 2014

Our Journey of Memories

When we decided to visit The Netherlands we had no idea how much we would see and how many wonderful people we would meet. 

The beautiful gardens were so amazing to wander through and the churches and architecture we experienced was breathtaking.

I will never look at a picture of a windmill the same again after seeing the working of one from inside & out. 

Our intent was to go to some places my Father In Law had been during WWII in 1945. With the help of our friend Jacoba we were able to meet two families that Cliff had stayed with and met during his time in Holland. He had kept photos he was given from the families and we were able to spend a day with these wonderful people. They welcomed us into their homes and Jacoba translated for the visits and we will treasure these memories forever. 

Photo of Hans at age two that was brought back to Canada after the War and below Hans & his wife Nellie

We met two of the sisters above with the sweet bows in their hair.... Kieke & Mieke below.

Our new forever friend Floris in the garden. Our time spent with Jacoba, Leon & Floris was some of our favourite times. They welcomed us into their home & showed us some of the sights in The Netherlands we never would have seen as tourists.  

We loved the boat trips they shared with us and we will treasure our friendship we have formed.  Thank you Jacoba for all you did to make our adventure so memorable. Till we meet again...

Thank you to my Father In Law Cliff for his bravery. We wish he would have been able to travel back to Holland after the War and enjoy its beauty as we did. 

Thank you for stopping in today.



Friday, August 29, 2014

Beautiful Masterworks of Art

Welcome... today I am sharing some photos of the Art we experienced in The Netherlands.

I have cropped off the beautiful ornate frames as it was difficult  to photograph correctly. The frames were also a work of art and such a pleasure to see.  

The works are as old as the 15th Century and were breathtaking...

 I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as we did. 

Since we took literally thousands of photos I will be sharing them over the next few weeks. Thank you for stopping in today...

Friday, August 22, 2014


Oh Paris...
Although we only spent four days in Paris we feel we experienced allot of History, culture and architecture in those days...

I hope you  enjoy a small glimpse into our journey through the streets of Paris

Some of the shots just begged me to make them black & white and I love the way they turned out.... I could make a post alone on old iron lamps posts... I loved every one more than the last.

We came across this carousel while viewing the city from it's highest point. I think if it would have been running I may have just hopped on...  

The lovely tile work below was on the sidewalk in front of Hotel Regina and I loved the colours & design.

Thank you for your sweet comments...


Sunday, August 17, 2014


Welcome to Kinderdijk in The Netherlands! I encourage you to check out the history of these fabulous Windmills that date back as far as 1740. 

We arrived and purchased tickets for the Hop On/Off boat so we could enjoy every aspect of the windmills from all angles. Two of them had Museum information inside which we found very interesting. Some of the windmills are now private homes... can you imagine living in a windmill? Lovely...

It seemed fitting to capture the Dutch flag in the photo above.

The roofs are thatched and all of them are so well looked after it is hard to believe their age...  

Thank you for your visit and I hope you enjoyed a glimpse into our day...


Friday, August 15, 2014

Prestige Patisserie in Brugge

Well I must say Prestige Patisserie in Brugge was one of the most quaint, romantic spots we ate at on our visit to Brugge. 
The eggs benedict with tomatoes was so amazing...

Too bad it was raining at the time as I would have loved to sit out and enjoy the iron furniture.

The sweet cane highchair caught my eye and don't you just love the floral wallpaper?

The china was so pretty and I forgot to take photos of the pink and mauve plates our breakfast was served on... 

They sold handmade chocolates & pastries as well so we took some along for our train trip back to Holland. If you are ever in the area make sure and stop in as the owners are wonderful! 

Have a wonderful weekend...