Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Image via decor8

I've always loved Dutchware. When I was fourteen my mom and I spent a day in Amsterdam, then years later, me and Ryan spent a week in the Netherlands. On both occasions I lingered over the beautiful scenes, folk art, and simple patterns on the plates. Since moving into the farmhouse, I've been on the lookout for pieces to help me start my own collection. Yesterday I was excited to noticed the above image on decor8's blog. Posted to display the photograph, I couldn't help but notice the gorgeous Dutchware to the left of it. I LOVE IT! That settles it, I need a display in my own home. It may take years to find the perfect pieces, but I promise you one day I'll return to this space and share my collection.

Until then let's take a walk down memory lane with a few photos from Holland circa 2005:

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So after hearing about my infatuation with Duchware, you can imagine my delight with today's post at decor8. I would so. do. this. wallpaper if I thought for a sec I had the decorating abilities to pull it off. It makes my klompens (clogs) click!

Saturday, May 14, 2011


Welcome Spring! The Alcott family has been enjoying every minute of the beautiful weather (although beautiful in small bites) we are getting here in Minnesota. The best part of the season? Ryan has been home to enjoy it! Due to spring flooding, the pipeline inspections he's involved with close down this time of year. I love (LOVE!) having my husband home! Our days fill so quickly playing with boys and working on little projects around the house. I love that he insists on getting up early with whichever bambino is the first to wake. I love that he makes sure Teddy gets lots of outdoor time every day. I love that we get to sneak in our own cuddle time while the boys nap. I love that I get to cook him dinner, fill his belly, and make him happy. I say all of this because Ry's schedule is soon to change and back to his busy work life he'll return. How very thankful I am for these last few weeks together. Here's a peek at one of my favorite days during his time off, a spring picnic at our land.

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