Victorian1885

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Paris


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...

Hugs,
Wanda



Sunday, August 17, 2014

Kinderdijk





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. 

https://www.kinderdijk.com/ 




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...

Hugs
Wanda



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...

Wanda

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Beauty of Vintage Leaded Stained Glass





Today I am sharing some photos of the Vintage stained glass we have come across in The Netherlands.



Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has so much beauty and I was drawn to the glass windows... anything shiny attracts my eye. 
;  )







I wish the photos showed more detail in the images but these are the best shots I could get.



These two photos were from windows in a Canal Home in Amsterdam.
"Willet Holthuysen Museum" is definitely worth a visit.




Below is from our visit to the Centraal Museum in Utrecht




Seeing all of the leaded stained glass has got me interested in designing it again. I had given away my tools when we downsized but may have to give it another thought. 
We have taken so many photos while we are here so I will post more about our exchange to The Netherlands soon. Thank you for your sweet comments.

Hugs
Wanda 


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Canal Gardens in Amsterdam




Welcome to our visit to two Canal Home gardens. I am so in love with the white iron benches throughout the garden.



It is so much fun exploring the gardens and seeing the differences between their design. Some are all greenery and others are a mix of plantings but all seem to have a pond in common.
















The ponds were lovely... 







Oh another bench... love it...
Every garden is bursting with Hydrangeas of all colours...  









Don't you just love the thought and design that went into this garden?













Every garden is graced with a beautiful statue or two.  




Thank you for stopping in today... I hope you enjoyed a glimpse into our visit to The Netherlands.

Blessings,
Wanda



Monday, August 4, 2014

Delft Transferware from our visit to the RijksMuseum in Amsterdam


Thank you for stopping in again today. I am sharing some of the beauty from the Rijksmuseum. My love for transferware drew me to these pieces so I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. They are cases upon cases of Delft pottery dating back from 1600's (and earlier). I must say I was overwhelmed a little by the beauty and quantity of the collection.













































Above is a Dutch calendar... amazing
















Water tap and basin... Imagine...



I will post more from the Museum in future posts. It truly feels like we are living in a dream.... Have a great week!

Hugs,
Wanda