Sunday, July 28, 2013

More adventures in Holland

I first off wanted to let you all know, I've added a Facebook fan page.  Dividing Vintage Moments   I'll do a formal announcement and giveaway in September.    I also never did celebrate my one year blog anniversary, so I think I'll combine it all and have a super fabulous giveaway!

After a visit to Madame's,  we were walking by this card shop and of course had to pop in.   It was an amazing place.  One of those shops where you have to be there and their stock is not on the internet.   They had many cards and photographs from all different time periods but we seemed to fit right in when we entered and were happily amused looking through all the boxes.  It was amazing the amount of inventory the owner had.  He was a very nice man and was very happy to show us what he had.  When he saw how we were dressed, he pulled out a box of fashion images and both Anthea and myself found some photographs from this.  I forgot to ask him what his oldest piece was, I'm sure this would have been interesting to see.

Anthea, thinking "Hmm, which one shall I choose?"

Here is one of the images I picked up:

I have some very fabulous fashion cards from this shop that I will post next as I think they deserve a post all their own.  I'll also share a picture of Anthea's hat she made for me.

After we left the shop, we went over to a nice cafe for lunch.  Right next to the cafe, was a very interesting vintage movie theater, we didn't go all the way inside.  On reflection, it would have been interesting to walk further in but we did take a couple of pictures next to the old movie camera and seats in the lobby.  From what I understand, they play old movies there.  Wouldn't this be a fun place to visit and see a movie?

Here we are at lunch....

Other various images from my trip:

One day we paid a visit to a sand sculpture exhibit...

Here are museum pictures from a gingerbread museum.  It was a bit dark in some of the rooms so I didn't get good pictures of the molds.  But, the children were happy and got to make some gingerbread cookies.

These are images from another museum where you could take a look into life as it was in Holland:

A little peak into the life of a vintage household:

I thought this was very interesting, you can see how they made their "linen" cloth for their clothes.  I can't imagine having to keep track of row stitching on this!

Sorry about the refections on the glass, difficult to photograph.

A little bit of a vintage "modern" twist in the museum, love all these bags.  1940s.


  1. Holland is now definitely on my "must go to" list.

  2. It looks so clean and pretty and peaceful there. What a fantastic vacation. Love the photo you chose too! xox

    1. I kept saying this to myself clean things were and how manicured people's gardens were.

  3. It looks like you had a really fun and busy trip! I want to go to the gingerbread museum - yum!!! :)

  4. This was wonderful to read and see Joanna! I'm so glad you got to go and that you got the chance to have a day with a fellow vintage lover. This would be so much fun!

  5. Such engaging, delightful images. Oh yes, it would be so awesome to watch a movie in a vintage theater like that - all the more so if the film playing was vintage itself. I second what Brooke said, Holland (which I've always hoped to see), has really been bumped up my "must try to visit one day" list. I feel like you're giving us a guidebook worthy tour and have enjoyed learning so much more about Holland from your posts...which got me thinking, don't you wish there was a series of travel books aimed just as vintage fans?

    ♥ Jessica

  6. Thank you for all the lovely comments:) I certainly do enjoy visiting Holland. There is a lot to see.

  7. Hihi should have given me a ring, that's my hometown good-old Utrecht and Madame's my lovely friend (L) Great to see you had a lovely time. The postcard shop is one of my favorite stops whenever I'm cruising alongside the water :)

    1. I didn't realize you were in Utrecht, you are so very lucky to have Madame so close by. Next time I am in Utrecht, I'll let you know:))