Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Speculaas Spectacle ! Part II

OK .. I had to do a second post on my speculaas and assorted wood carvings collected while I lived in the Netherlands .. they are a soft spot for me .. like my garden .. but these don't up and die on me thankfully ! Although they do scream .. dust us for heaven sake !!!
The wee milking stool in the corner is far more intricate than this picture displays .. go figure .. me taking pictures at 6 AM ? Not the most artistic !
... and so there are the cigar molds .. took us a while to figure out what the heck are these things ??
Sugar or candy molds are smaller than the cookie molds .. harder to find as well .. so when I saw this board I bargained away (they love to haggle at flea markets and I got pretty darn good at it)
Every couple has to have one made with an "EST"  that is your wedding date so a heart .. and a
... tall house are a must to add to a collection .. the tall houses are amazing to see in real life .. along the canals .. apart from the "red light" district  ... eeekkk !
You have to have a Dutch girl and boy and a lot of windmills too !
Plus a few chests .. to secure your collection of a gazillion candles .. that is what fills this chest.
Yes .. a few irons had to be collected as well .. I think I am done collecting now !


Lona said...

Hi Joy! Oh more. I just adore your collections. I cannot get over the details in the carvings on them. You have quite the collection girl.
Are you ready for Christmas. I hope your DIL arrives safely.
Merry Christmas to you and your family dear friend.

Anonymous said...

What a nice collection! Is the sugar mold from Canada?
I know you are outside taking photos early, just like I am, so am not surprised that you took these shots early.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a wonderful collection. The dust is the reason why I don't collect anything. I am much lazier than you are obviously.

Marguerite said...

If the heart signifies your marriage is the tall house for your happy home? Thanks for showing more of these and explaining. I had wondered what all those horizontal lines were - strange cookies.

Vetsy said...

Those are beautiful cookie molds and certainly worth collecting. I have never seen these types of cookie molds. They are very whimsical and very creative... Lovely!

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Rose said...

These are beautiful, Joy! I understand the cookie molds, but I never would have guessed that the one set was for molding cigars. Such an intriguing collection; thanks for sharing with us. Hope you are all ready for the holidays--wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

Meggie said...

HI Joy girl!
Our Christmas present is now in the garden! The Hemlock!! Wow.

It looks quite nice with you with all your souvenirs from the Dutch period! I love the idea with the"EST"!!That is such a great reminder!Just great.

Just a few more days until Christmas....

Take care!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Lona girl hello there !
I am still not ready .. I have to get out today before my DIL arrives this afternoon and try to remain CALM in the crazy crowds and pick up those last minute items EEEEKKKK !
Lona girl I wish you the best of all Chritmases and a VERY Happy New Year !!! : )
PS .. pour an extra eggnog for me with some nice spiced rum ? LOL

Sandy girl : ) No , I actually don't have any Canadian molds .. I haven't seen any .. but I know they must be out there for maple sugar time ;-) Yup ! we are mostly early morning gals eh ? Merry Christmas girl !!

Lisa girl .. we could compete for the lazy factor .. I am sure these still have Dutch dust on them !!LOL .. I was never much of a collector ( and now it is only garden plants that I collect !) but living in Holland just made me crazy for goodies like this !
Merry Christmas girl !

Marguerite girl you got the significance straight away ! yes that is what it stands for with those two : ) and we were mesmerized by the cigar molds .. I just had to have them too ;-)
Merry Christmas girl !

Vetsy girl a VERY Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well (I have to get over to your place to see what you have been up to !)
Yes they are great rustic folk art and I do love them : ) Thanks !

Rose girl I meant to get over to your place so many times .. the time crunch is on now .. today is going to drive me crazy ! haha
Thanks girl : ) and a Very Merry Christmas to you as well !!

Meggie girl I have to go see your Hemlock soon .. it will grow to be a gorgeous tree : )
Hey a VERY Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well girl !!

Lola said...

Thanks Joy for the follow-up of the molds. That is a wonderful collection. I like to collect too but have now decided if I can't take care of it I don't need it. So a lot of my "treasures" have & will continue to go to the woods.
Merry Christmas to you & yours.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Lola girl I know how you feel about collections .. these were captured over 12 years ago .. and now the only collecting I do is for the garden .. and then I have to hold back a lot ? haha
You send treasures to the woods ?LOL .. I have to go look in the woods to see if anyone else does that here ? LOL
Hey have great holidays Lola .. put your feet up and relax and just plain enjoy yourself girl !

Lola said...

That's an old saying. Just like my memory has gone to the woods. LOL
Most will & have gone to family or friends.
Will do on the feet up part. HaHaHa

CanadianGardenJoy said...

LOL Lola you had me there girl .. my mental image went straight to the woods ! wink wink
Lots of feet up and enjoying yourself girl !