Posted in Collectibles, Dutch, Salt and Pepper Shakers, tagged birds, calendar, collectibles, Dutch collectible, made in Japan, salt and pepper, wooden shoe on April 4, 2013 |
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I received two new collectibles as Easter gifts. One is a set of salt and pepper shakers marked “Japan”. I particularly like the chubby birds that were made in the late 1930s. They remind me of the inexpensive dime-store items that my mother, grandmothers and aunts had in their homes at that time.
The second collectible is a good addition to my Dutch items. This is a tiny calendar with some of the pages still in the holder. It is marked “Souvenir of Holland”.
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As soon as the Christmas decorations are packed and stored, it’s time to bring out my Dutch collectibles. I enjoy having these cheery, colorful, happy pieces arranged around my January kitchen. They span many years and come from many different sources. Most were gifts from my oldest daughter – some were brought home from her trip to Holland such as the wooden windmill mold ….
… some pieces were bought in antique stores….
…some were bought years ago in a shop that specialized in gifts from Holland….
Some items are displayed just because I like them – a windmill that held crocus bulbs 30 years ago …
…old toy dishes….
…and one of my earliest quilting projects…
Some items never leave the kitchen, such as my daughter’s hand-embroidered piece…
…a vintage clock and spoon collection
…a granite ware covered cake dish…
….and my set of vintage spice jars, which I use daily.
I enjoy my Dutch collection through the month of January – and now it’s almost time to pack it away and get out my Valentine stuff!
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