Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Going Dutch


Some very sweet friends sent me a bouquet of white tulips recently. You all know how car-razy i am about white! I adore tulips too because they remind me of Holland, wooden shoes and those beautiful starched, white bonnets the Dutch wore in the past (especially the ones with big "wings"). Does anyone know if they still make those?

So, what's your favorite flower and why?  Below is a Pennsylvania Dutch chair-flip-table (no, it's not mine -  it's sold. *sigh*). Below that is a cupboard that is in a perfect setting, in my opinion...those walls have me squealing with delight. Note the hand painted TULIPS on the crock.





35 comments:

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

My favorite flower? I would have to say the rose but there are just so many beautiful flowers it's hard to choose! Your banner is gorgeous! Also love the Pennsylvania Dutch table and hutch! Lovely treasures! Thanks for sharing and have a HAPPY DAY! Coralie

queenbuffness said...

Those little Japanese Iris. Or the big Siberian Iris. I'll take either one if your sending them! I love how soft the centers look. Like velvet. And the Japanese are my fave color combination in the world. Vibrant yellow surrounded with purple. sigh. Is it spring yet?

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I would be hard pressed to pick one favorite. But, tulips would be in the top running! Those are gorgeous... and you photos are fabulous!

Olivia and Me said...

Too funny as I had just created a new floral arrangement that has white tulips in it. It's wispy and wild.. I'll have to share a photo of this.

Glad to find others in this world that are just like me!

I do also adore Lilacs.. french ones..

with love my dear
~Oli

oh.. btw.. I call dibs on that green shabby table/chair my dear.. and you can borrow it from time to time. (kiss kiss)

Eve said...

I love these white tulips Janean, but they kind of remind me of Fluff!! Now that's just not fair!! I love you work with the old things, I wish I had your talent!

katie said...

I love all zinnas and heavenly blue morning glories.

I love the cabinet and the crock and the rug on the floor. It is all just perfect.

fairfieldhouse said...

A favorite flower? Asking a gardener that is like asking a mother who her favorite child is. A few would be the palest pink roses, the most fragrant lilacs, the fullest peonies. I also love tulips, buckets of them.

I never met a flower I didn't like.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Lovely ... it reminds me of a bouquet my husband got me when we had our first - it was all white flowers and huge ... mostly roses and tulips ... so pretty ...

Cora said...

Beautiful tulips and hutch...love them!

Cindy said...

Hi Janean. Thanks for leaving such a wonderful comment on my blog.

Those Tulips are gorgeous and I love that wind chime in an earlier post.

Happy New Year,
Cindy

Linda B said...

Being married to a Dutchman, I should know more dutch customs, but his family wasn't that involved. We live near a Dutch Community where all the holidays are celebrated with dutch festivities. On May 1st, the children wear their traditional dress and come out to wash the streets!!! They all wear their wooden shoes and then clog dance after the streets are cleaned. Many of the women still make those hats you asked about.

Oklahoma Granny said...

Daisies are my all time favorite flower.

The hutch and table/chair are both wonderful.

Rose said...

I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite flower. For me I suppose its the one that is showing it's beauty and splendor at the time God ordained it too.
I do see why you love those tulips, they are stunning.
Oh wow, the table and the cupboard. How beautiful.
Thank you for stopping by my blog. It was so nice of you to leave a comment.
Have a blessed day!
Rose

Cathy said...

Peonies...hands down!!! Love the gorgeouse HUGE lacy blooms and the glorious smell!!! Pink is my favorite but I love the white ones too!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Suz said...

I love them all
..why not?

Ana said...

Good morning Janean,
Love your tulip mosaic. My favorite flower is the Hydrangea...love, love, love it in white too. I think I love it so much because it's so round and fluffy and one flower is like a bouquet of ton of little cute ones. Plus they come in so many beautiful colors. Anyway, love the the table and cupboard too. Wishing you a wonderful new year.


Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Andrea said...

Beautiful!

Thank you for always brightening my day!!
andrea

Pondside said...

The tulips have already started to appear in the corner groceries up here - not local flowers but lovely, nonetheless. I love yellow and pink tulips together - they say 'spring' to me.

Riet said...

HI Janean. My favorite flower,I always said tulips and white is indeed the most beautiful colour for tulips.I think of tulips as my favorites because it tells me we are soon having spring again. Of course roses are my favorites too but not in white, I like red and pink. Actualy I like all flowers.

Susan said...

HI there! I love tulips and hyacinths and all spring flowers, but my absolute favourite is the wood violet...oh, and the wild iris..can you have two favourites?

Blondie's Journal said...

White tulips are a big fave of mine, especially if you can find them in the summer...just in a vase alone. But Daisies are my very favorite flower. So simple, again, alone in a vase.

LOVE the cabinet. I could have them in every room of my house!!

Have a great week, Janean! :-)

xoxo
Janie

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

My favorite flower? Whichever is in front of me at any given time! Even orange ones if that's what's there!

Just Breathe said...

I do love a yellow tulip. My favorite is a geranium but I love the smell of a freesia :)
Boy, I just want to live where those cabinets are!

lori vliegen said...

beautiful photos!!! and i love white tulips, too....and i really love them when they're from my little dutch boy!! :)))

Lynn said...

Those white tulips are beautiful. Boy do they ever say "Spring" in the midst of Winter. My favorite flower, ahhhh very light pink baby roses from my hubby. Otherwise, my love of so many flowers will not allow me to pick a favorite. I do love "wildflowers" in fields. Always make me smile, so free to just be themselves.
Blessings,
Lynn

dj said...

hello janean......

how sweet is it that we both live in sweetwater home....:)

and i see you live in mo....my home state....sweeter!!!!


i think we are soul sisters....i was so excited to see that you had posted on my blog...i never imagined that there was another sweetwater blog. good job for spying my blog on another blog's sidebar.

i even have the same letters in my middle name....jeanne...i do have and extra e in there tho.....

i love, love, love your blog and look forward to following along with my soul sistah!

happy new year!

dj

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

How tp ick a favourite? it changes with the season, at the moment my current favourite is the passion flower.

Marla said...

The first flowers I ever received were tulips from my father. I was 9and had the mumps. Great memories! :-)

Loree said...

Hi Janean, thanks for visiting my blog. Yes Malta is where the apostle Paul was shipwrecked. Thanks for stopping by. I love your blog. Hard to say what my favourite flower is but right now I would have to say hydrangeas, more so because they remind me a grandfather I never met who used to grow beautiful white ones in his small garden.
BTW, my husband is from Missouri. Small world.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Another year! :) I had to smile at your comment about your brother. Poor little Alex was just about three when tradgedy stuck..it really wasn't funny..zippers can be deadly to a little guy or to one of 7 as with my next to oldest son. To have to have mom help was horrible for him! :) And now both are married! How time flies!
Mona :)

Just Be Real said...

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.

Leeloo said...

O those tulips are lovely! How nice of your friends :) You took very nice pictures of them.
That last photo with the cupboard just does me in, I would love to have a little cottage looking exactly like that on the inside. So pretty :)

Camille said...

Hi Janean! I love the rustic country look too...that cabinet is so beautiful! Up here in Canada it seems there are few stores that really get creative like they do in the USA! I enjoy the little towns of LaConner and Lynden, WA ~ they are both very dutch influenced and the stores and cottages are so sweet!

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment. You have a lovely spot here...such pretty pictures!

Blessings,
Camille

Antonia said...

Hello Janean,
I love white tulips too. I think you mean the bonnets as they wear in Zeeland (a part of Holland). Now only the elder woman still wear them.
Have a nice week,
your dutch blogfriend Antonia

Tater's Corner said...

I know that this blog was months and months ago, but I am new to the blogging world and just kind flying around. My favorite flower is definitely the daisy. It seems so simple yet beautiful, crisp yet delicate.