What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Friday, May 04, 2007

Dutch tiles

I promised Mari-Nanci a LONG time ago, a reveal of my Dutch tiles, and FINALLY I get to it. Coincidentally, it is Friday and therefore, I participate, ANOTHER week in Show and Tell! ;-)

I have a very strong Dutch heritage and so anything Dutch is special to me. The only real 'collections' I have are Dutch tiles and Delpht things. This is the start of the Dutch tiles. My 'someday' kitchen will have these tiles bordering along the ceiling. To dream, I would say I would also have a sunroom-pale yellow walls, white wicker furniture; where I can display all my blue and white Delpht.

Each of these tiles are especially dear to me because each seem to represent this family and our love of the land and of the old ways. Each of these I have received as a gift from my Oma and Opa (grandparents) for Christmas or, as they call is St. Nickolas. I still remember the first one I got. It was the year I was to be wed. I remember thinking- 'My Oma and Opa finally view me as an adult because now I have been gifted a Dutch tile!"

The one with the Mother and girl at the cheese basin I got when Corynn was just a wee one, if you look closely the Father is right outside the door, milking the cow.

There is one of a man hauling milk by boat with the help of his wife (the first one I got) , one of a man making klompen (Dutch shoes-which Matt would LOVE to learn to do someday...), and the plate is of men working with a workhorse (creatures we hope to own one day!)

Anyway~that is my (quite small still) collection of Dutch tiles, so dear to my heart.
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