Saturday, March 10, 2012

Accessories from Dutch Sisters

 I was at stitching night this week and Karin showed me her new bag!  See below; that is Karin's bag.  She bought it from an Etsy shop, Dutch Sisters.  The shop is run by two sisters who live in Holland.  They shop in thrift stores looking for old stitched items and then they repurpose them into bags and ornaments.   I loved Karin's bag and so I went home and looked up the shop.  Lo and behold, there was a bag that was perfect for me.  The two Dutch ladies drinking tea!  I am pretending they are drinking Tab out of teacups though.

I grew up in South Holland, Illinois where there was a strong sense of history and roots from Holland.  My brother and I even had Dutch costumes and marched in the Tulip Parade with our cousins.  So this bag has great meaning for me; above and beyond the fact that it is totally retro-cool!!!

 Isn't Karin's bag smashing???  You know Karin is actually from Holland and getting ready to go back for a visit later this month. 
She also purchased this darling ornament from the Dutch Sisters Etsy shop.  It is a beauty for sure!!!!

Here is a link to the Dutch Sisters Etsy Shop.

Here is a link to the Dutch Sisters Blog.

15 comments:

Natalia said...

Very unique, Laura. I love them!! Thanks for sharing with us.

Karin said...

Fun post Laura!! I am so glad you got the bag you wanted!!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Both bags are wonderful!

marly said...

Thanks for the info - something different!

Margaret said...

Wow, such a lovely bag! Love the little heart too. That's all I need -- more enabling. At least I'm not Dutch. lol!

Anna van Schurman said...

Visited the online shop--love the rose bag. Showed it to my husband: "why don't you just needlepoint your own." He's no fun!

CathyR said...

Very cool bags! Glad I got to see them in person.

You are also hilarious with the Tab reference! Did you used to sneak Tab in your Thermos for school?

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Laura,
I'm so happy that you were able to get your bag!!! Both yours and Karin's are just too cute! Can't wait to see both of you wearing them!
Linda

Ranae said...

Very cool bags, they are so fun

Debby said...

What a great advertise for our little country!! Love the bags!

Greetings from Debby,
www.crossstitchstyle.blogspot.com

Katrina said...

Gorgeous bags!!!!!

milly said...

Hello

Just joined your blog.

Those bags are unique and very lovely.

the heart sachet is pretty too.

ljerka said...

All is beautiful but the bag South Holland is very very nice.Kiss Ljerka!

dutch sisters said...

Laura, thank you so very much for mention our little shop on your blog.
We're happy you and Karin liked your bags.
Heel veel groetjes uit holland van Heleen en Corry.

Cathy Pavlovich said...

What a cool find! Interesting that you grew up in South Holland! I grew up just over the state line in Hammond, IN.
Cathy