"Every house where love abides
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For there the heart can rest."
~ Henry Van Dyke

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Been shopping?

When Saskia and I were getting ready to leave for the tea garden, I mentioned that I am looking for a doll cupboard to use for my doll quilts that I hand make. We stopped at a brocante shop as she needed to pick up something for her house. Next thing I knew she was asking me if this cupboard was what I meant? I could not believe it! If you need something just ask Saskia and she will find it within the hour. *wink*

It is like a little apprentice armoire and is about a half meter in height. When you open the very well made doors, it has three shelves just waiting to be filled...

...with little doll size quilts.

Before we left the tea gardens, we stopped in at the shop there and I found these beautiful porcelain balls. I have seen these often in black or blue and white which does not go with my interior. When I found these in brown and cream, I did not hesitate.

For now, they are in my wooden trough until I can make some tiny patchwork cushions. I have long wanted to make miniature patchwork cushions for in a wooden bowl and was so happy to have found this nicely shaped trough recently.


Saskia said...

Your private shopper at your service...!! And it's already filled with lot's of pretty quilts. We have to go back. LOL
Let me know when you have time for a play date, and did the postman brought you a special delivery???

Carolien said...

What a lovely cupboard, Heidi, what a discovery!!! What a lovely picture with those doll quilts in it ...
The porcelain balls are also very nice.

Hugs, Carolien

Littlebit said...

Oh my goodness! What a beautiful cupboard, and those porcelain balls are fantastic! I've been meaning to ask if you are Dutch? My husband is Dutch.

angelasweby said...

Your dolly quilts armoire is absolutely heavenly. What a lucky find. I think I need to ask Saskia to stay with me for a while :>)

The patterned balls are lovely. i have some black and gold ones a friend brought me from China and I love them. I can't wait to see the little cushions you make. The wooden trough is gorgeous.
Angela xx

Melanie said...

Oh, Heidi - I love the armoire and the porcelein balls! Where will you be placing the armoire? Will you be leaving the doors open to show all the quilts? I have never seen decorative balls like the ones you found. I have some dark brown wicker ones.


Susan in SC said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Saskia found the perfect armiore. I really like your trough and the brown and cream balls look beautiful in it. I can't wait to see the little pillows you are going to make.

Brigitta said...

Such beautiful things you've got Heidi! Enjoy!!


Nancy said...

Oh wow, that cupboard was a true find. Good job Saskia. You already had enough to fill it too. It is so well made. Perfect for you.
I have only seen those balls in Blue and White.
What are you doing today? Not on skype yet, hummmmmmmmmmm.
Love you, Mom

Elizabethd said...

But did you buy it Heidi?? you couldnt leave it there, could you??

Jenny said...

I am absolutely in love with that little cupboard!!!!!!!It is perfect for all your little quilts. Saskia did a beautiful job finding that for you. How lucky you are to have your own private shopper....grins.....The balls are darling too. I am definitely going to have to shop in Holland!!!!!!Hope you are having a good week. Hugs my friend.

DonnaTN said...

What a lucky stop on your way to the tea party! The cupboard is lovely, especially filled with your tiny quilts. The porcelain balls look so delicate.

Linda said...

What a darling cupboard and it looks so pretty filled with all your sweet quilts...hugs, Linda

Marsha said...

OMG that is too darn cute, actually, beautiful. The quilts have found their home all nestled inside. What a clever friend you have.

Anonymous said...

Hello Heidi,

I love your armoire and what a fabulous find.

I've been away a long time, but it is certainly nice to pay a visit again. I hope you are enjoying your summer.

Marie x

Anonymous said...

Oh Heidi...you little cupboard is absolutely wonderful! I too would have had to have that for all my smaller quilts. I miss it there...coming to your blogs always has familiarity from my years there. If only....we can go back in time and do some things once again.

Daniëlle said...

Woww, what a wonderful little cupboard and just look at all those little quilts!! Have you ever showed them? Would love to see! Lots of fun making your first every miniature patchwork cushion! Have a nice day, Daniëlle