Saturday, December 20, 2014

Always a Museum

Thrifted, new, old, vintage, antique, junk, cheap, tacky--It all says who we are.

Thrifted, new, old, vintage, antique, junk, cheap, tacky--It all says Happy Holidays!

Thrifted, new, old, vintage, antique (chipped and cracked), junk, cheap, tacky-- It all says museum.

Thrifted (glass chandelier drip tray and drops), new (candles), old (cabinet--at least 100 years old), vintage as well as antique (Hub's silver candlestick gift to his parents back almost 50 years ago), junk (Dollar Store glass candlesticks from the thrift store for $.10 each), cheap (winter blocks for $.50 at charity shop), and tacky--It all says Shelfie #12 on Wetcreek Blog.

It all says--Wetcreek Museum!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Beltway Museum

We are busy refurnishing our apartment in The Netherlands. Nothing expensive. Even a little modern here and there. 

But I have to share our auction finds that we added.





These pieces all have the same provenance. Bought online from Atlas Auction House, Deventer, The Netherlands in late March 2014. We only saw photos of the items on their online catalogue. 

Guess who cleaned and shined them up! 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Olympic Winter Games, 1936 Picture Postcard

If you read my Wetcreek Blog back in September 2013, you saw this great old photo postcard of my great in-laws as spectators at the Winter Olympics in 1936 in Garmish.

As the Winter Olympics 2014 are in full swing, I thought I would include the postcard in our Wetcreek Museum Blog today.

See if you can find Oma and Opa (three rows from the top, sort of right center, wearing regular winter hats --not berets).

Note:  My 50th Wetcreek Museum post!!!!
AND Dutch are doing well so far in Sochi!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Laundry Room Gallery

The areas above and behind our utility sink in the washroom were left bare when we built our house seven years ago. A couple of years ago, a tile setter put in the backsplash with some of our leftover bathroom tiles. But still there was something missing. A shelf and towel rack. I had one! Bought many moons ago for practically nothing and still safe in my collection of "maybe will come in handy/too cheap to leave it in the store."

After fiddling and faddling, my husband installed the shelf. Perfect fit! And now I plan to use it. Maybe not for hanging wet towels, but as a little art/junk display area. My latest Heart Art has found a place there, too. 

Looks useful with the dust cloths, doesn't it?

Glassware found behind my neighbor's house. She gave these to me, and I finally got around to extracting all the mud. Think her husband had found them behind old deserted homes in our area.

Old Dr. Pepper bottle. Can you believe my Dutch hub likes Dr. Pepper?

Look carefully! This is an old RC (Royal Crown Cola) bottle. Wonder how many Moon Pies were eaten with this cola?

French's mustard jar. I threw away the rusty, crusty lid (oops!), and there is a huge chip on the F.

My favorite Dutch hand crocheted window treatments. Bought many, many years ago for a pittance at the Catholic charity shop in Zoeterwoude, The Netherlands. More old bottles and ball jar lids from my collection.

(By the way, I like to party with the following:

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Geo. Z. Lefton Kissing Angels and My Heart Art

This is my latest Wetcreek Designs creation. It is definitely a thrifty craft, since it is a start to finish charity shop product and cost was 60 cents and 20 minutes of my time. Check out my Wetcreek Blog for a few more details.

Speaking of thrifts, I found these Lefton kissing angels at GW yesterday for 50 cents. Does this imply the beginning of a new collection. Oh dear!!!

Blog Partying with the following:
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Monday, January 6, 2014

Traditional Dutch Dress

The first time I saw these clever "klederdracht" tiles was at the Winter Bazaar of the American Women's Club of The Hague, The Netherlands.  As I was a collector of authentic Dutch traditional costumes and more, these tiles really intrigued me. In other words, I wanted a few.

Since my favorite Dutch village with traditional native dress is Staphorst, I purchased these two cuties.

We also visited Spakenburg a few times, so this couple joined the other two.

The artist has expanded her collection to not only Dutch traditional costumes, but also German and other countries. Plus I noticed on her website that she makes lovely tile tableaux. If you are interested, here is more info about her work.

Frouwien Soenveld
Atelier”‘het blauwe hek”
Bernhardstraat 10 a
6707 Cm Wageningen
tel 0317-415637

In the meantime, our Dutch cuties are on display in Wetcreek Museum ;)

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