Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sea glass


Als ik het hier over Hoek van Holland heb, is het meestal om jullie mijn rommelmarkt vondsten te laten zien:

When I tell you that I visited Hoek van Holland it is usually to tell you that I went to the car boot sale over there and to show you something like this:

De laatste keer kocht ik deze babyschoentjes en weer twee Tiny boekjes: totale kosten 2 euro! Maar er is meer in Hoek van Holland, behalve de kofferbakverkoop en de bakjes kibbeling:
I bought these and some other stuff the last time I was there, the lovely baby shoes are one of the best finds of the season and the Tiny books on the back ground too. But the car boot sale isn't the only thing that attracts me to Hoek van Holland:


Over de Hollandse stranden hoef ik jullie denk ik niet veel meer uit te leggen.
As the name Hoek = the hook, meaning the sharp angle of Holland, implies there is sea and hence a beach up there. The coast line of the Netherlands and of two of the coast provinces also known as Holland, is a dune landscape. All beaches are sand beaches.


Hier kun je goed zien dat er ieder jaar nogal wat zand bijgespoten wordt; de duinen zijn nog niet begroeid.
As the dune landscape is very vulnerable, a lot of the the beaches and dunes are artificially maintained, to keep our feet dry, as this part of the Netherlands lies below sea level, strange isn't it? So we really need the dunes.


Maar ik keek vooral naar beneden...
But I wasn't looking at the dunes, I was looking down all the time, seeing this^.


Af en toe maakte mijn hart een sprongetje, was dit dan...? Maar nee, hoor ik kon geen splinter 'sea glass' vinden dat ik zocht. Ik had het al op zoveel blogs gezien, maar hier noppes. Is de Noordzee te klein? Wordt het strand te goed schoon gehouden? Geen idee!
Sometimes I kept my breath, did I finally....?
I was looking for sea glass. I had seen it in so many blogs, but never searched for it over here, neither could I remember ever seeing it here. When I found glass, every time it was the same: it was just a piece of broken glass, not the real worn sea glass I was looking for. I don't know why I couldn't find it. Are the shores here kept so clean that there is a minimum of glass? Is the North Sea too small to provide for sea glass?


Na 15 kilometer wandelen zei hubby: nou hier heb je dan je zee glas, XD!
Mijn reactie :-(

At the end of our 15 kilometer walk hubby said: There you have your sea glass: XD: pointing at the 'glasbak' on the beach! (glasbak= the container where you put your glass apart from the other garbage in order to have it recycled, I don't know the English word)
Funny guy huh? :-(


Je kunt je dus wel voorstellen dat ik in de wolken was met de prijs die ik bij Alison Gibbs won. Helemaal uit Australië stuurde ze zeepjes en badzout van Cath Kidston en....SEA GLASS, eindelijk!
Now you can imagine that I was thrilled when I discovered that I won Alison Gibbs' birthday give away. Yes you're right: not only two Cath Kidston soaps and bath melts, but you are looking at a baggy filled with SEA GLASS!!


In dat mooie pakje zat dit prachtige hart! Alison maakte het zelf en ik geloof dat zoiets ook in haar winkel te koop is.
Inside the lovely parcel was this gorgeous heart, that the Alison made herself, I believe similar ones are for sale in her shop. This heart is in my studio now, but it was too dark to take photos today.


Ja, Alison heeft me behoorlijk verwend!
See how Alison spoiled me!


Ondanks het slechte weer heb ik toch geprobeerd het sea glass mooi op de foto te krijgen, maar het komt het best tot zijn recht in zonlicht. Bedankt voor alles Alison!
Despite the bad weather I couldn't resist taking a photo of the sea glass!
Thanks a million Alison, you have fulfilled one of my wishes, I love everything you sent me!

Thanks for visiting me, you are always welcome here. If you have any questions, please make sure that there is a blog url or an email address in your comment, otherwise it is impossible for me to respond. I had somebody from Russia asking a question, but I cannot find it anymore, sorry, I think I agree :-}! xoxo LiLi M.

Bedankt voor je bezoek, groetjes en tot ziens xoxo LiLi M.


54 comments:

vosges paris said...

OMG die glas bak midden op t strand. Hoe Leijk is dat! Het witte en blauwe glas ut Australie is erg mooi van kleur.Hier in nederland kom je den ik eerder groen heineken glas tegen.

My Passport to Style said...

I adore this post it so pure and pretty, I love glass, so it's my kind of post the first imae is magical!Thank-you.Sharon xxooo

Heleen said...

Prachtig, Hoek van holland! Dat glas, tja.
Proficiat met je mooie prijs!

Florence and Mary said...

I have an urge to hit the beach and hunt for sea glass now!

Victoria xxx

Lori said...

LiLi, your new banner is so cute...i love that little girl and the expression on her face...too cute!!! Alison was so sweet to send you the sea glass you have been longing for...her collage heart is so pretty!!! i love the baby shoes...you might have noticed i have a fondness for anything baby related:)

June said...

Yep Lili, your guy is funny. He found the sea glass for you alright. Thankfully Alison provided you with some so you didn't have to break into the recycling bin! She sent you such lovely things. Crongratulations on your lovely win!
I love the books and little shoes you found at the car boot. I just love how you all call them car boot sales.
Have a wonderful evening Lili...I so love it when you come by my place and I can come visit your's.
Hugs,
June

Fete et Fleur said...

There is a beach near me called glass beach. I've never been. You can't collet the glass on this beach. It's protected! Lovely goodies from, Alison.

Hugs!
Nancy

Elyse said...

hi LiLi,

it's always so nice to be spoiled by our sweet blogging friends.

i am able to find sea glass at this dumpy beach near a playground. it's unfit for swimming but always full of sea glass. i haven't been in a long time. if you know of any messy beaches where you would not want to swim, they might just have all the sea glass you want! LOL

xo

Andrea said...

Your so lucky to win those pretty things!!! I sent you an email! Chat soon! xo Andrea

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh good morning my dear Lili! What a beautiful post. Your colors are always so soft and peaceful! OH! I love sea glass! I have a hugh collection of it, Lili! Do you want some? I could send it to you! When I lived in the state of Massachusetts, my husband and I lived on the beach! Every day after a stressful day at work, we would go out and hunt for sea glass. I love all the colors, but the beautiful light blue is my favorite! What is your favorite color? Oh how I have a desire to go to the Netherlands. Take care my dear friend! Anita

Ellen said...

Wat heb je een prachtige nieuwe banner , vind hem geweldig !!
En heerlijk de zee ,krijg zin in een lange wandeling en ja met de neus naar de grond gericht natuurlijk :-))

Laura said...

Hi! I remember collecting sea glass each summer when I was a child at the New Jersey seashore. It seems it was plentiful then! You received some lovely things in your package! I also love your header...it is charming!Have a great weekend!
Take care, Laura

Marie Antionette said...

Congrats Lili on your wonderful winnings.Why is that called sea glass? I've never heard of that.Is it really glass that comes from the sea?
Anywho...I would like to be on that beautiful beach about right now.XXOO Marie Antionette

Jodie LeJeune said...

Oh Lili...what a beautiful place! Your photos are so gorgeous...I felt like I was there!
Congrats on winning Alison's goodies...you received some nice things! Even though she sent you some sea glass, my wish for you is that one day when you take a walk with the sand between your toes...you find that special piece of sea glass...just for you!
(without digging in the recycle bin!) ;)

Have a wonderful weekend~
everything vintage

Natacha said...

Hoi,
Dank voor je commentaar op mijn blog! Wat een mooie strandfoto's. Al dat water mis ik wel eens hier hoor in Luxemburg. Alleen weet ik ook niet wat seaglass is...?
Fijn weekend,
Natacha

Country Cottage Chic said...

Lovely post Lili - I always enjoy trying to read the Dutch bits too!

Now...can you please send me the puppy in the post below? ;-)

Jayne

Beth Leintz said...

I've wondered what happened to sea glass, too? 15 years ago when I first went to California beaches it wasn't hard to find, but now it seems impossible. Could it be that we really have less litter to become sea glass?

Anyway, glad you got some sea glass from Alison.

jeanette said...

hoe jij altijd geniet van mijn foto`s zo geniet ik altijd van jouwn verhalen. ik zit altijd met een smile achter m`n pctje. geweldig dat je zoekt naar seaglass en je op je wenken bediend wordt met een knal gele glasbak, is dat lol of is dat lol:-) ik vind dat glas trouwens erg veel in frankrijk aan de stranden, ik wil volgend jaar wel een zakje voor je meenemen, als je nog niet genoeg hebt. en ja...speciaal voor jou had ik een voor en na foto gemaakt. ik denk ik wil geen praatjes....

liefs, Jeanette

Prulletje said...

Wat een mooie cadeaus ! Mooi die foto's van het strand..ik kijk op het strand ook altijd naar benden,,hahaha in de hoop daat real treasures te vinden! Tot op heden alleen schelpen..maar die zijn ook leuk ;-) Fijn weekend!

Deborah said...

I don't see sea glass here either and we are right on the beach but when I was in Barbados last time I saw lots of it. My son and I collected a bunch but I don't know what happened to it. Next month I want to go to Jamaica so I will look around for some when I go. I love what you did with the jewelry box and the little house. In fact I like a lot of your little projects. So very sweet and creative.

Jeanette said...

I have only been to Hoek van holland once and that was many years ago, only getting of the ferry from Dover and immediately boarding the train for Germany. Oh I was SO sea sick! Yuck! Obviously I missed a really scenic spot! It rather reminds me of the coast not far from my country house minus the sea shells.

Hope you have a lovely weekend
Jeanette

Jeanette said...

I have only been to Hoek van holland once and that was many years ago, only getting of the ferry from Dover and immediately boarding the train for Germany. Oh I was SO sea sick! Yuck! Obviously I missed a really scenic spot! It rather reminds me of the coast not far from my country house minus the sea shells.

Hope you have a lovely weekend
Jeanette

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

That is such a beautiful beach - if someone had asked me to identify the country, I would not have guessed the Netherlands. I'm glad you got your sea glass, one way or the other.

LW said...

Lovely gifts, I see your four-leaf clover is still working …

It would be a magic moment to find some sea glass at the beach.
…I hope you came home with some shells.

Louise

Rostrose said...

Lieve LiLi!
How fine that you got your sea-glass as a pretty present! Ich glaube, es ist trotzdem schön gewesen, in Hoek van Holland spazieren zu gehen: Wonderful landscape pictures!
Et j'aime cette vieille carte postale! And the heart is also very pretty!
Hugs & groetjes, Traude (hihi - ebenfalls multi-lingual ;-))

Couture de Papier said...

Pretty!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Gabriela said...

Hello Lili,

These little shoes are adorable!
And Alison's hearts are fabulous!




~ Gabriela ~

Miss Marple said...

Dankjewel voor de fotos van "mijn" strand. Ik ruik de lucht, ik voel de wind, ik hoor de zee!!!
Is 't te geloven? Ik voel een beetje heimwee!
Lieve groetjes - Irma

rochambeau said...

Thank you for taking us with you to the Holland Shore. So pretty. Your husbands a funny guy. Isn't it cool. That your sea~glass DID get to you via Alison!! YOU beamed it in!

LiLi,
There is a very nice lady named Caren in your neck of the woods now.
It would make bring me joy if you could meet and take a photo with eachother!!
http://kdottiedesigns.typepad.com/
xox
Constance

caren said...

Lili ~ I am so happy to find you. Constance sent me over. Today, I blogged about our trip to Amsterdam and she told me to get in touch.....and she was right! I love your blog and can't wait to go back and read previous posts. I'll be back soon!

She'sSewPretty said...

I have only found one piece of sea glass in all of my trips to the beach. I think someone must get up very early in the morning to find it. It's hard to find every a whole shell.
I love your gift from Alison. She is a sweetheart and what providence that she sent you just want you were searching for!

jojo-caramel said...

Oooh ! Martine !!! Martine de Marcel Marlier !!! and not in french, i did not know. I thought it was only publish in french language ! It is my childwood :) I love Martine/Tiny ! One of my favorites when i was a child :) so lovely illustrations, so tender. I have them all ! in french :) Happy weekend :) Hugs

oma leentje said...

Wat een prachtig glas is dat zeg. Hebben we dat hier ook? Ik geloof er niks van. Idd bierglas enzo wel . Jammer want het is prachtig.. Even antwoord over mijn post .. Wat denk je hoe erg kan kortjakje klinken. Met een ramelende piano en een zaal vol koffie drinkers. Maar ók Ysé speelt al prachtig.;-) Fijne avond nog liefs Leni

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Oh my - our beaches ARE very different! Our town doesn't allow anyone on the beach grass, as it is the only thing which is preventing erosion. Chatham on Cape Cod lost several beach houses this year due to erosion. As for sea glass, I RARELY find it any longer. When I was a child it was very easy to find. HAHA - maybe it's our age preventing us from finding any! lol

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Hi, I was just blog hopping and came across yours. I love that you are in Holland, finally someone on my own side of the ocean! I live in Germany although I am originally from the US, and so i consider myself lucky to have a bit from both worlds. Your blog is just lovely, I very much enjoyed your story about the sea glass. Makes me want to drive on over to the North Sea beach and look for some myself! warmly, Debby (do you have a follow button, I can not find it!! :-) )

caren said...

Hi Lili~ Thanks for coming over for a visit to my blog. We were in Paris because my daughter, Ashley was attending the Paris Fashion Institute. We met up with her after her school was over. We stayed in Paris about a week, then when on to Italy and then to Amsterdam. We had visited Amsterdam the last time we were in Europe and loved it so much we had to go back. Your country is beautiful. I think Constance thinks we are still there but unfortunately we have been home for about 3 weeks. I will visit your blog again soon.

Alison Gibbs said...

LiLi I am so happy that you love the sea glass. I was so pleased that you had won the giveaway and you got to get some seaglass
Enjoy
Alison

bluemuf said...

Hi Lili, your so right. I remember when I was younger finding lots of sea glass and now nothing. I'm so glad your received some with all the other great treasures from Alison.

Hugs Karen

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ma chère Lili!!!!

Oh my dearest, you are so kind to visit me with such sweet comments! I so appreciate your warm words of encouragement. Oh we had a busy weekend as well, and I was in need of much sleep, but we had so much fun writing and creating. There simply isn't enough time to do everything that I want to do; I have a dresser that I am painting PINK!! Then I have my stories, my crowns, and oh...my masters thesis that I need to finish making my revisions on!!! Life is good and I wish you a beautiful week my dear, dear friend. Bisous! Anita

natalea said...

I remember when I was little- I'd always love finding glass at the beach!
enjoy your week LiLi!! xo natalea

Poppedijne said...

Je kan in Normandië en Bretagne heel veel zeeglas op de stranden vinden. 15 Jaar geleden waren we daar een keertje en m'n dochter is met een heel flesje vol zeeglas naar huis gekomen. Het staat nog steeds op de vensterbank in de bakkamer. Wonderlijk hoe de tijd en de zee zoiets mooi's samen creëren.

Abbie said...

Hello Lili! I was so happy to see your comment on my blog! :) Oh, I miss Holland/Europe so much! Thank you for the photos.. the coastline is just breathtaking! i hope that you and your are fabulous,
~your friend floozy from across the sea,
Abbie

Elly said...

Hahaha, wat een grappig ventje heb je toch!Ik had het zelf kunnen bedenken!
Maar eind goed al goed, toch nog je lang gekoesterde seaglass! Je hebt maar weer geboft met zo'n mooi pakket! (Maar ik mag zelf ook absoluut niet klagen hoor! Wat zijn we toch een stel lucky girls!)
Groetjes!!!!!

oma leentje said...

Hihi je hebt helemaal gelijk . Wat een zooitje heb ik er van gemaakt he. Lees ook nooit goed wat er eigenlijk staat. Zal ik het veranderen???? hihi maar hij is wel helemaal zoals ik ben gewoon rommelkonterig. En nooit naar Hans gaan zoek maar een echte opticien.

harem6 said...

very BEAUTIFUL and DELICATE the first picture with the two girls!!!! visit our blog when you have time.

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Hello Lili, your package from Alison is so lovely... and what a treasure to recieve such beautiful sea glass. Your beaches are SO lovely... I love seeing pictures from your part of the world.

xoxo Heather

The French Bear said...

LiLi, love the treasures, how special is that to receive such delightful gifts. I love sea glass, I don't think it's something we would find here, too bad.
How was your bear making class? I am sure you had a great time, and with Rosabear as a teacher, who wouldn't? I can't wait to see your bears, your daughter's too!!!! I just love taking classes, you always meet such interesting folks.
I found two of the old china dolls, one is really old and the other is a replica. That's the one I made into the angel in my banner. Not sure what I am doing with the second, I love how you displayed just the head in the glass box.
Your new banner looks so good!!! I love it!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Twa said...

De pompoen op mijn blog was niet van mij, ik had een plaatje op het internet gevonden. Maar ik zie dat ik nog niet bij jou ben geweest. IK had eigenlijk nog niet eerder van het fenomeen zee-glas gehoord. Maar die grap van je hubbie haha, dat was wel een goeie. Die zie je bij ons niet op de stranden, maar wel een goed idee, want je komt zoveel flesjes tegen op het strand. Mensen laten maar van alles slingeren. Maar uiteindelijk had je ze dan toch van Allison, wat lief. Mooi pakketje heeft ze er van gemaakt. Dat hart is ook heel mooi. Bofkont!
Groetjes Antoinette

Miss Sandy said...

Lili,

I am happy you have your sea glass at last! I wish I could reach into your photo for a handful of shells! You have millions and trillions and billions of beautiful shells, who needs glass? I live nowhere near the beach and I bring home loads of shells every time we visit the shore. Thank you for sharing your beautiful beach!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Congratulations on winning such a nice giveaway. I love your new banner! Enjoy your day! Twyla

Sandy Michelle said...

I can't get over the abundance of shells and gorgeous beaches in Holland! Congrats on the giveaway! I am glad you got your sea glass after all :)

Sandy xox

casa nostra said...

hahaha, genoeg sea-glass in de container. ik moet zeggen heb er zelfs nog nooit van gehoord, zal wel komen dat de zee niet erg bij ons in de buurt ligt. valt me trouwens ook op dat er erg veel schelpen liggen, dat ben ik ook niet gewend van de nederlandse stranden, ook niet van de belgische trouwens, die ik tegenwoordig meer zie dan de nederlandse.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh sweet Lili! You sure know how to make a girl cry.

Thank you so very much for taking the time to comment on my daughters blog. She will also be commenting back to you as well.

Your words of encouragement made her day.

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Hi Lili,

Hope you and your family are doing well. Oh, I love love love sea glass. It is hard to find here, the real thing. They have sea glass in the art and craft stores, but it is just tumbled glass to take the edges off. But, to find a real piece of sea glass, just as difficult as it is there.

Blessings
Kitty