Monday, September 24, 2007

De Korenmolen



Last week we went to windmill De Zandhaas close to our house. The mill was built in 1779 .When you go in time moves years back! I thought it would be nice to share some pictures with you. They are all so beautifull.

Look at these wooden shoes! You see them when you step through the frontdoor.

In the windmill is a little shop. You can buy all kinds of flour, ecological vegetables, and a lot more!!!!! Isis is buying old fashion liquorice.


A part of the shop. Picture is taken from stairs.


Look at this window. Even the stairs are a thrill to see !


The mill was working you can see the movement from the cogwheel.


The feeling of this mill and seeing the colors puts me in the mood for a simple Amish quilt :-)

to be continued...


Lucy

21 comments:

Bonnie said...

This is the mill we ran out of time to see when I came to visit you! I remember driving with you and seeing it from a far. This next time we are going there! I love seeing the vegtables. Here pumpkins are everywhere. I love seeing the variety of things that are grown near you too :c)

Bonnie

The Calico Cat said...

What is the mill used for? To grind flour?

When I was in The Netherlands, we only got to see a "touristy" mill...

Dawn said...

Oh what a wonderful trip you took us on! I love those pictures. The mill itsself is so cool! and look at all the wooden shoes under the shelves of stuff! What fun!

La Tea Dah said...

Oh Lucy, what a lovely blog-trip you've taken us on. The windmill shop is so quaint and beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us. I wish I could be there to visit it with you.

LaTeaDah

Patty said...

Hi Lucy, I love the wooden shoes, just like the ones I have, only mine are green or unpainted !
I gave you an award today !

Beth said...

Hi Lucy, thanks for the lovely pictures, I'd love to go there someday. I changed my settings like you suggested, let's see if this works now.

Beth

Lily said...

Just gorgeous Lucy :) I love old-fashioned licorice too (even a bit salty!) What a great idea to have such a lovely shop in a building like a mill :) Love it!

Scrapmaker said...

Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing with us. Jen

Patti said...

Thank you so much for sharing! I've always been fascinated by two unusual buildings - windmills and lighthouses. Having a photo tour of this one is next best to touring in person. You take such excellent pictures Lucy. But then a quilter would have an eye for color and arrangement.

Karen said...

Oh, photos of things like that definitely make a person want to make a nice Amish quilt :-).

Patti said...

My mother'sand father's family are both from Holland. My maternal grandfather came to America when he was 7 yrs old.I was thrilled to find your blog!!!

andsewitis Holly said...

I love the pictures of this old mill and the little store inside. Thank you for sharing them.

Christine said...

Thanks for the pictures, I've always wanted to see what was on the inside. I love the old Amish quilts and their bold colors. Great quilt for for lots of hand quilting. Thanks for answering my email, I've got a little quilt to mark and will try what you suggested.

de vliegende koe said...

How nice to see something from my own country! Thanks for sharing!

CONNIE W said...

This is such a fun & interesting post. Thanks for the lovely photos. I love the wooden shoes.

Wendy said...

Thanks for the wonderful tour of the mill...I feel like I was there...

Nana's Quilts said...

Leuk! I am ready to go now - but just a few months to wait. :-> Lovely photos. I will check regularly for more.

Marne

Sassenach said...

My best friend in high school married into a Dutch family that had emigrated to the U.S. and started a dairy farm in west Texas. They still wear clogs around the farm -- most practical -- and the parents still wore the old-fashioned kind.

kbeltt said...

Thanks for posting these photos! Feel like I am getting a tour along with you. :O)

Gypsy Quilter said...

I adore the picture of the shoes! Can you imagine building those stairs? Figuring out all of those angles? Ingenious. Thanks for sharing.

Donetta said...

What a fabulous old building!