Monday, April 26, 2010

DUTCH DAY TEA PARTY

Dutch Day is finally here! (Of course, if you read my post last week, you know that I made up “Dutch Day”, so it can be any day I pick, and I pick today). Let’s celebrate!

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Everything on the table came from an estate sale or from my mother, with the exception of the vintage dish towel in the center of the table and the tea cup set. I recently ordered both of those from a great Etsy – Sweet European Dreams.  So everything on this table is 2nd Time Around.

I am joining Lady Katherine Tea Parlor for Tea Time Tuesday, A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday, and A Picture is Worth 1000 Words for 2nd Time Around Tuesday. Don’t miss all of the fun in Blogville today. Be sure to click on these blog names to find wonderful links.

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Thank you for coming to celebrate Dutch Day with me. I bet we were the only people in the world who celebrated this historic event! laurie

33 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

Dutch Day- I like that idea!! You always set such a great table! I can just imagine all the fun you have running around finding all the cute things for your settings!

beeblessed
mary

GardenofDaisies said...

Well that is the cutest Dutch Day tea I have ever seen! :-) Have you ever been to the tulip festival in Pella Iowa? If not, you need to go. Its coming up soon... I think the first part of May.

Cottage Sunshine said...

I love your "Dutch" pretties! What a fun Dutch Day tea party!

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

Shelia said...

Hi Laurie! Happy Dutch Day! You're a hoot and I love it! Oh, the pretties you have ~ even the Dutch tablecloth! I love all your Dutchness and you can certainly set a beautiful Dutch table!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Miss Janice said...

Well Happy Dutch Day to you also Missy! Love how you brought the theme together and everything is just precious. I especially love the teacup set...darling!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Good Morning Laurie,
I just love your Dutch Day table! Oh my, everything is gorgeous! I really love that tea set and the pretty centerpiece. I want to see where you store all this stuff! I am so in awe of you. Oh, and by the way. I am part Dutch on my Mom's side so this is just perfect for me. Happy Dutch Day to you!
Cindy

Angela said...

I'm loving it.I just adore that yellow dish towel. Oh my goodness it is gorgeous. You know me, my favorite is that red transfer bowl..Gotta love the red!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Happy Dutch Day! What a great celebration! Now where did I leave my wooden shoes?

Linda said...

Very cute Dutch Day! Love those colors!!

Beth said...

This is fabulous, Laurie! Are you of Dutch heritage? I grew up in a Dutch community but my background is French/German. I will be joining some of my high school classmates (class of '73) at Pella's Tulip Time next week! I hope to get lots of pics of the beautiful tulips as well some goodies from Vander Ploeg's and Jaarsma's bakeries - I can't wait!!!
Happy Dutch Day!

Beth

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow Laurie, you have the most wonderful things and you always display them so beautifully. I love all the Dutch dishes. I don't know how in the world you come up with such fabulous ideas. Everything is just beautiful. Ok, I will be right over. Way too pretty. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Happy Dutch Day! :D You do have a lot of Dutch related things. I like your blue and white tiles - I have one similar that is framed and hanging over my kitchen sink.
Hope you are having a great week.

salmagundi said...

Such great items!! I especially loved the red transferware plate with the windmill. Where do you always find such goodies? Have a wonderful week. Sally

Tricia said...

So lovely! That gorgeous tea towel in the center grounds everything so well. I LOVE those glass and silver cups -- have never seen anything like them! I have a similar blue and white vase and love how you've used it in that floral arrangement.

bj said...

Oh, gosh...I wish you had told me about DUTCH DAY...I have so many dutch pieces, I would have joined you. Maybe we can do it again sometime...:)

You have some very pretty pieces...
xo bj

Mellodee said...

This one was fun! There is just something inherently adorable about all things "Dutch"!

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

Hello there sweet lady,

My oh my, I just absolutely love your adorable and very pretty 'Dutch Tea' table!..,

Do feel most warmly welcome to pop by for 'Afternoon Tea and goodies' while you visit my 28th,'Tuesday Tea For Two', as well as my, 19th, 'Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee'!..,

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Fifi Flowers said...

Oooh what a LOVELY Dutch day with YOU!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

All the Dutch Day things are adorable! Love the way you put it together! Linda

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Laurie -- thanks for your sweet visit -- I noticed that my Dad is on your prayer list and I wanted to tell you that he's doing so much better now. We're so grateful for all the prayers of friends and family. Thanks you for being such a caring person!

Jane said...

I like your imagination, creating your own special day on any day you wish! I like playing tea party. :) Your Dutch setting is very pretty.

kim said...

Love all your Dutch items. I love your header and your yard is gorgeous. I just have a thing for great manicured yards and yours is wonderful!

xinex said...

Everything on the table is so pretty that I cannot pick which one I like the best. I like them all equally....Christine

Leslie, the Home Maker said...

What a lovely Dutch tea!
When time does it start?
I'll wear my new wooden shoes!

vignette design said...

Oh Laurie, I've always loved "Dutch Day" JK! Anyway, your Dutch table is adorable! Love the little Lladro figurines and that vintage tea towel is too cute!

fiberdoodles said...

Oh I just love this!

aimee said...

i love a great party. boy am i tired!
blessings,
aimee

Kathleen said...

And why shouldn't we celebrate Dutch Day..anyway who gives a "dam" would! You can't just "skate" through life, you have to get your"finger" into it..
It's a day to kick up your wooden shoes and celebrate! :) Great party, Laurie!

Sarah said...

Laurie, you just keep on pulling out more surprises. Your Dutch tea party is a delight. Love the colorful textile and all the Dutch inspired ceramics. Thanks for sharing the beauty! Love my visits to your house. :-)
Hugs ~ Sarah

Kim said...

I'm so glad I made it in time for your tea party! Everything is beautiful.

Maryrose said...

Hi Laurie,
Happy Dutch Day! Great tea and great idea, I am always down for a good party.
Maryrose

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, Laurie, I just love your Dutch Day, you should have a Dutch Day Party! I just adore the trays, oh the Dutch girls teapot! The windmill plates, the shoe! You have such lovely treasures! I have fallen in love with your silver tray of silver and glass tea cups! Just love the table scarf used in the middle of the table! Thank you for all you have done for me and for joining me each week for my Tea Time Tuesday. My heart has been touched so many ways and times by your sweetness! I had high fever for about 4 days now. I think I taking my grandchildren's colds and strep throat. I keep them everyday, lately my husband has been helping me more with them. For I just have been over doing. Hard to keep an eye on 4 all under six years on 10 acres of land too many places they can go. lol Love the tea cup of the boy and girl kissing. So darling! I would love to come see your wonderful home. Love your wonderful Treasures and sweet heart! I wish I had more Dutch items, one of my grandfathers was Dutch. This was such a wonderful Tea! Love all your special touches! What are the flowers?

abcteachme said...

hi Laurie - Thanks so much for mentioning my shop. I'm so happy that you are so happy with your fun finds! By the way, you are right on target for your Dutch Day - April 30th is "Queen's Day" in Holland - it's an amazing celebration that I hope I can make it to at some point. -diane