Monday, November 28, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Windmills AROUND me and now On ME

I just Love this Longchamp (TM) canvas bag

I'm running out of space for my windmill decors but I can also wear them. Pasalubongs from DEAREST and SARAH, our daughter-in law.

Alphabetical: Frames - Pens - Plant

 Got a tip from Manang Ver (Virgie) that these table placemats are in stock, so I did'nt lose time to go find and acquire them. They served their purpose on the dining table and retired in storage until I got the idea to FRAME them.

 A cross stiched gift

Before the advent of cellphones, e-mails and cheaper telephone rates, DEAREST and I write to each other daily. Now we give the pens a lot of rest and join my favorite collection.  

What can I say? Tulips and windmills always go together.

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Coming Soon are Now Showing (Part 3)

I had this idea of Windmills on the kitchen linens so MALOU was tasked to find a willing tailor who turned out to be a good embroider too. She found her subject at Cainta market so Voila, my dream for the linens came through, but as I looked around the kitchen I thought something's not right- my sense of balance is offended when I caught a glace at the curtains. You guessed right, they too received the same embroidery treatment as the linens.

A bottle for Wine? Water? Oil? I'm not sure but I love the windmill.
Another mug and a plate with windmill hand painted by MALOU.

The Coming Soon are Now Showing (Part 2)

Snow Globes

What better place could good cream come from than a Holstein ?
(Holstein-abreed of large dairy cattles)

Pepper and salt your omelet with the Egg shaped shakers.

The Coming soon are Now Showing (Part 1)

The kissing couples

Gifts form thoughtful RELATIVES, FRIENDS, MY DEAREST and my own Personal picks

MY DEAREST found the Pepper Grinder at a Flea market in Bremerhaven, Germany while the Table napkin and Holder are gifts from my big sister Ate BRENDA

The windmill MUGS from "Multiple Choice"

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Coming Soon

Kissing couple, Ref magnets, Pepper grinder, Bath/Hand towels, Kitchen towels, Mugs, Table napkins,  shahers, Snow globes, Creamers, Wind chimes, and many more...

My Windmill House

Stepping into my Little Holland.
The house front is painted in brown making the concrete appear almost like real wood. The large blue wind blades mounted at the center makes passers by call it Windmill House, some kids call it Giant Electric Fan, while others call it Helicopter/Airplane. The front lawn is stonescape - pebbles of gray and yellow-orange stones. The miniature windmill mailbox is part of the lawn. PERLITO did the construction. Our efforts are rewarded everytime school kids stay a while to take pictures. The little porch is bedecked with other windmill collectibles - wind chimes, plant hanger, umbrella stand, snow globes and other Holland souvenirs. The miniature windmill mailbox is the profile picture in my FB.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Farming the Dutch way

Here comes the women farmers (DUTCH MAIDS)...

 Bought from the Souvenir shop on the 82nd floor of the Empire State Building, New York

Sitting with Windmills

We sit with them. I found the cloth in a fabric store at Union City, California. MALOU who did the sewing patiently followed my instructions on how to maximize the fabric and getting most of the windmill design on throw pillows.
Through the years the fabric faded so I had one pillow case framed for posterity.

Clogs are made for walking

                                                -CLOGS IN ACTION-

From one clog came clogs of all sizes - small, medium, large , some in pairs others just one either right or left. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Living with Windmills

Candles and Ceramic Candle holders

Living with Windmills

 Framed Windmills and miniature Dutch Clogs

Top to Bottom
Landscape puzzle
Tile puzzle (12 square tiles)
5 individual tiles
Framed Dutch woman farmer

Monday, August 15, 2011

Living with Windmills

With a whole lot, with so many, I have to spread them in the different areas of our small house.  For our Pearl (30th) wedding anniversary, I decided to adorn the living room with 150 or so windmills, 90 % Blue and White in all forms - Tiles (Square and round), Replicas XS-S-M-L-XL, Clocks, Frames (Ceramics , Cross stitched, Place mats, Paper napkins, Wrappers, etc.}, Candle holders and Candles, Ball pens, Dutch woman farmer (Small and Big), Kissing couples, China wares (Plates, Platters, saucers) mounted on walls, on tables and on curios.

For the make over, my ever dependable team MALOU, my niece the amateur artist, executes my ideas on some   ceramics with paint and pentel pen. She also goes on errands for our embroidered windmills. PERLITO, the all around handyman did the carpentry, wood works and painting and KUYA ROD, the framer. Last but not the least, DEAREST (fgbernardo) - the Driller. The minute details  of my ideas were faithfully followed. Thanks TEAM WINDMILL.