Saturday, May 2, 2009

More 'Zeeland' inspiration,

We are still enjoying our time in Zeeland.
We went to the flea market and found this lovely bleu tea cup and embroidered linnen,

vintage tea cup

This book from the sixties, I just fell in love with the cover,

vintage book

and I scored these cute cards with on the back of one a sweet poem from a child for mothersday,

Old dutch clothes

In a small village Zoutelande there is a lovely quiltshop. We always have to hop in for a quick look... She sells crockery,

Crockery from 'Marieke'

fabrics and some other gifts. I hopped out with these lovely fabrics..

fabrics from Zeeland

Being here has inspired me to start a little new quilt.. secret swap partner!

inspiration from Zeeland

But beside quilting and visiting quiltshops and fleamarkets we visit the lighttower from West Kapelle,

light tower in West kapelle

we enjoy the beach every time of the day,

dutch beach

make long walks look at the beautifull horses and sun goning down.

dutch evening

Wish you all some wonderfull days!


Eileen said...

Oh my! I never thought to make a windmill appliqué quilt patch. This is wonderful! You are so so clever.
Love your "hops". The dishes are simply awesome!
It is fun to see the things from your wonderful vacation.

Kitty said...

All such beautiful pictures. I love that gingham crockery - so gorgeous! That quilt is going to be wonderful - someone is going to be very lucky! x

Stephanie said...

I'm in love with the first photo of the linen and beautiful blue teacup! Clever windmill applique. I love it.

nicolette said...

Looks like a divine place to spend the holidays! Enjoy the sea, sand, sun and sewing!

She'sSewPretty said...

What a beautiful place. I love the lighthouse picture. my favorite color scheme!

Marydon said...

Wonderful place to visit, sights are gorgeous, people fantastic. Love your photos, TY for sharing. TTFN ~ Marydon

Elly said...

Owww...leuke stofjes weer! Dat gaat weer erg leuk worden zo te zien! Mooie spulletjes heb je gekocht. Heel bijzonder die kop en schotel, en de kaartjes zo schattig!

Allie said...

Oh what lovely finds - I'm loving your windmill, that's darling! And I adore the beach pics, I'm so longing for the beach right now!

our shabby cottage said...

What a wonderful time it looks like you are having Heleen! The new fabrics and the windmill are fabulous.

Jacoline (Lien) said...

Great pictures enjoy the rest of your holiday!!!

Diva Quilts said...

Goodness, do I LOVE that cup!!!! :)

Glad you're enjoying your holidays.

creative breathing said...

Lovely vacation days! Thank you for sharing them with us! Elizabeth

janice said...

Every time I visit your blog is like food for the soul, a holiday!! I don't visit too often because a holiday every day wouldn't be a holiday! Your art is glorious and I'm so grateful you share it with us all. I hope you got some new visitors from my blog link. So many busy bloggers don't take time to sit still and nurture their souls - I thought your site might help a few! Best wishes, Janice in Scotland

Christy said...

Such beautiful, charming things! I love the teacup and the cute dutch girl postcard!

maisy and the boys said...

I wish I could visit that patchwork shop and bring home all the lovely fabrics and crockery that they have> How wonderful.
Your windmill stitchery is just gorgeous!
Enjoy the rest of your vacation.

Anonymous said...

Your blog is very lovely, really beautiful, I am so glad I found my way here :o)
A happy weekend yo you x

Shari said...

What a charming red lighthouse! This looks like such a lovely place to vacation. Your windmill block is so wonderful!!

Maureen said...

Wat een prachtige vlooien-markt-vondsten....wouw!


A Touch of Dutch said...

I love not only your photos of Zeeland, but your work is fantastic! :-)