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Monday, August 17, 2015

DUTCH DECOR PLAYS WITH FRENCH DECOR!

Dutch Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Some of you may remember that I have a "thing" for Dutch décor. There is no explanation for my love of all things Dutch. I am just charmed by Dutch images.
Dutch Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie


A shelf in one of my china cabinets is devoted to Dutch treasures I've collected.

Dutch Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie



Dutch Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie



Dutch Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
 
 I may have inherited my love of Dutch, since I inherited some of my mother's Dutch treasures. These figurines belonged to her.


Dutch Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

A lot of my French Quimperware is displayed in our breakfast nook.

Dutch Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I've added my mother's Dutch fairy tale tea set to the table in the breakfast nook.

Dutch Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

This little Dutch girl figurine is playing nicely with a French Quimper cookie tin.

Dutch Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
When I see writing on something on a blog, I drive myself crazy trying to read what it says, so I'm sharing the little verse on the Dutch sketch in case you want to read it.


Dutch Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Did you spot my newest Dutch piece? I bought the large planter at a flea market for $6.00. It has some cracks and a lot of crazing on it, but so does almost everything in our house - especially me.

Dutch Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
 

There are different Dutch illustrations around the planter. Yep! Those illustrations just charmed the $6.00 right out of my wallet.
 
Dutch Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I set the places at the table with souvenir plates from Holland, Michigan.

Dutch Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie



Dutch Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I'm glad the Dutch can play nicely with the French. Thank you for visiting me.

This post is partying with Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch,  Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life, Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House, Table It at Rustic and RefinedFabulous Fall Linky Party at My Journey Back

9 comments:

Oliva Ohlson said...

OMG...you have a beautiful great collection and most importantly on display!!! Love every piece of it!!! TFS

Shelia said...

Hi Laurie! Oh, I just gasp when I see your treasures! I love this! Your new planter is just so lovely! You know how to set up a pretty vignette too! Hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Grantham Lynn said...

Oh Laurie what a pretty table. And it's Fallish! Another Fabulously creative idea! I love this too. I wanted to let you know The Fabulous Fall linky Party for this week just went live! Come over and party with us! Hope to see you!
Have a great week!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Hi Laurie!
I too love Dutch things and yes, I have a small loot of lovelies. Your table is so pretty, no matter what you use, you always make such lovely settings. Love your planter, your plates and oh goodness, such great Dutch collection of lovelies.
Hugs,
FABBY

Elizabeth said...

Your Dutch collection is lovely !

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Laurie, your collection is incredible. I love the details and the colors are so beautiful together. Love the dutch shoes. I often find them to paint.
Your setting is beautiful. So nice to catch up with you this week as I have been away from the computer. Taking a step back does one good and now I am ready to get back into the routines of creativity.
Have a wonderful rest of August and end of summer.
Hugs, cm

Deanna said...

Hi Laurie,
I'm new to your blog and what a delight it is and your commentary made me laugh. I would have been charmed right out of my six dollars as well! You have some very beautiful pieces of Quimper and how wonderful that you inherited your mother's collection.

Have a great week!

Wanda said...

Beautiful blog.....My dear friend Juliana from Holland would love your displays.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Oh I just loved this :) When I was a little girl my aunt had a blue and white Dutch boy and girl salt and pepper shaker that I loved to play with...this reminded me :) So many lovely things here! :)