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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Dutch Shoes


I bought myself a little treat!
This sweet little pair of vintage enamel and silver Dutch shoes.
I don't have a drop of Dutch in me but I've always been 
drawn to blue and white, windmills, vintage Delft tiles
and glassware, tulips...you name it!
So, I think it's ok if this Scottish/Irish/Cherokee girl
wears a pair of Dutch shoes around her neck
once in a while.  And when I think of this poem.
I think maybe it's more appropriate than I ever imagined!


31 comments:

  1. Love those little shoes...I'm English, Irish and Cherokee...maybe we have some relatives in our ancestors. HaHa. I can't get to the link..says unavailable...will try later.

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    1. Hmm..the link works fine for me...
      I didn't realize you were Irish and Cherokee, too! :)

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  2. Beautiful shoes . . . :)
    When I went to Holland on business once the boss of the Company we visited bought me a pair of clogs which I still have and also a beautiful pair for my daughter which I still have here. She used to wear them. I have mine still in the bedroom . . . :)
    Cannot access the link unfortunately . . . :)

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    1. Sounds like a blog post in the making...

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    2. Yes . . . will do it one day but I feel like one of the ugly step sisters . . . lol . . . because I can't get my clogs on now, let alone a glass slipper . . lol . . . :)

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    3. What happened...did your feet grow?

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    4. Just a little larger . . :)

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  3. perfect!
    I love anything blue as well,
    the link wouldn't come through,,,

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  4. Aye, lass, here in t'Mother Country, reet oop t'north in Lancashire, we have cloggies too! In fact, the Dutch stole our ideas aboot dancing in them! See them in action here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4DUT_ctFKQ
    Tha's nowt wrong wi' reet folk tha knows! (Sorry, that's a Yorkshire accent!) Ha.

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    1. lol...you crack me up! And what a good job on the yorkshire accent! And who knew they stole your idea...
      I bet they took your windmills and tulips, too! haha...

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  5. Shoes on the feet
    Shoes on the neck
    Shoes for a treat
    What the heck? lol

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    1. Not to be confused with a treat to eat.
      Because munching on shoes would not be neat.

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  6. Sweet !
    I once dated a boy from Holland, he had a lovely pair of clogs.....
    ~Jo

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    1. Well, how fun would that be! I think they are charming....

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  7. I like that. The piece of writing, I mean. And the Dutch shoes too, of course.
    :0)

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    1. Yeah, it's been around for years, but I like it every time I read it.

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  8. I think they are perfect! Of course, I'm a dutch girl, living in the center of dutch country in Michigan!
    I loved the link. It was very touching.

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    1. You do have those beautiful fields of tulips up there! And I didn't know you were Dutch!

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    2. My great, great grand-parents on both sides came from the Netherlands. And my area of Michigan is filled with areas settled by the Dutch and named after the "old country". We have Holland, Zeeland, Vriesland, Drenthe, Overeisel, Bentheim, Zutphen.... :)

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  9. So sweet - such a beautiful shade of blue. I'm Dutch!
    Link was lovely.

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  10. Hi Betsy - quite delightful ... and yes that essay was a poignant read - an interesting way to present life's difficulties. Cheers and enjoy wearing your shoes! Hilary

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  11. Keith cracks me up! What can I say after that?
    Except, it great to read and see what you have been up to.

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  12. Betsy, they're so cute! When I was in Amsterdam I bought a dutch shoe made of porcelain containig some tulip bulbs.
    Have a great Saturday

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  13. The blue shoes are wonderful,Betsy! I love all things Durch, even though I am Irish and Ukrainian, and married to a native Italian. Much of where I lived in Brooklyn still had the Dutch names, and even some houses, from the first settlers from Holland in the 1600's when New York was New Amsterdamn.
    The story on the link you gave was a wonderful and touching analogy.

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  14. The blue shoes are wonderful,Betsy! I love all things Durch, even though I am Irish and Ukrainian, and married to a native Italian. Much of where I lived in Brooklyn still had the Dutch names, and even some houses, from the first settlers from Holland in the 1600's when New York was New Amsterdamn.
    The story on the link you gave was a wonderful and touching analogy.

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