Tuesday, April 2, 2013

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ateanote
{a pretty little place}



nothing makes me happier than finding 
a little gem of a place
 unexpectedly
{this is the joy of travelling..........you are always discovering}
well that is what happened to us 
when we were looking for
a cup of tea in Holland





we stumbled upon this darling little place in Apledoorn 
 I am so sorry I did not even get the name of it...I was just so happy to have found this pretty little place.......so I can't share
 all I remember is that it is right around the corner from a place called beans & bagels

I arrived back home with many new decorating ideas in my head
first off.......I will be looking for some of these silver trays and dishes
to paint with chalkboard paint 

{xox}

a wee little note....
the winner of the signed copy of my book is
lucky number 152......Nancy Watkins Friesen 
{winner chosen by random generator adding 
my blog comments and facebook page comments together}
thank you so much for all who entered.

45 comments:

sky-blu-pink said...

How lovely!

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

I love stumbling on these little gems too! Nothing better than sipping tea in beautiful surroundings! :) x

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Really pretty photos, so nice to find such a wonderful place like that!!

Karen Frost said...

I love finding that special little place! How sweet it does look! Love those little chalkboard trays. What a nice idea and thanks for sharing, Koralee! <3 xx

Jelly Jam said...

Apeldoorn sounded familiar to me. I think I've passed through on the way to the monkey park at Appenheul! Lovely tray idea. x

Gabriela Delworth - Training Specialist and Designer said...

Hello Koralee,

You have been missed! :o)
Can't wait to see more photos of your trip to Holland.


Gabriela

Libbie Doyle said...

I know my sis Kate actually gets some great silver trays at ...the dollar tree! & she paints up the center with chalkboard paint like that. I have one in my kitchen & it is remarkably study!!! My kids pound it around & it holds up beautifully! Lovely pics! Someday I'll travel...someday! :)

Lisa said...

I love scouting out new places too. You just never know what you will find .. however I wish my finds would take me to Holland .. How FuN!!!

chalkboard anything is realllly cool!!

Leanne said...

A very sweet spot. My Emma is in Amsterdam right now...backpacking through Europe for 2 months...envious of all the lovely things she'll see.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

How wonderful that you stumbled upon this cute place and love the idea of the blackboards. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to Nancy.

Happy April
hugs
Carolyn

Marilyn said...

Congratulations to Nancy!
Love this tearoom, but you knew I would. I especially love the quote or saying on the wall banner.

Lynne said...

Best part of travel, discovery, unexpected, new, different, serendipity . . . Happy you enjoyed yours . . .

The Garden Bell - Kate said...

What a fabulous find on your travels. I knew you would have a great time. So excited to have a new gem myself. I've paged through heavenly pages of sugary treats all night. Your book is my treasure to have found today. Now, I need to make my way to Canada with pen in hand to your signature. Would that not be too fun. Congrats, The Garden Bell- Kate

by Teresa said...

Lucky winner! Oh, what Neat idea about the silver things painted with chalkboard paint! Thanks for sharing! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Alessandra said...

nice trays!!!!
xxx Ale

Claudia said...

What a good idea to paint those silver trays with chalkboard paint!
HAve a wonderful week,
Hugs to you,
Claudia

leon10 said...

hello koralee how was your holiday in holland have you had a nice time overthere that tea shop in appeldoorn looks very pretty and cosy lovely leon10

andrea creates said...

looks like the perfect place!
:)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

KORALEE! I AM HERE!

APELDOORN...that is where a fantastic friend of mine is....I can't believe you were there! Isn't this just a sweet little tea parlor?

I have seen these silver trays with the chalk paint; they are so wonderful and I know that once you find some, there is no stopping your possibilities!

Wasn't it a wonderful trip for you, to see those lovely friends and their world? So much love to you my dear Koralee! Anita

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi there, I'm your new follower!! I love your blog and finds!
xoRobin

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning precious! Thank you for stopping over today! Many hugs to you AND your dear colleagues....be well and enjoy your day darling one. Anita

found and sewn said...

Looks like a lovely little cafe...love the silver trays! what a great idea x

vintage grey said...

Such a cute idea and it looks like a sweet place! Have a lovely day! xo Heather

the vanilla squirrel said...

We love holland too- so stylish and inspiring.... You are making me want to go! X

paisleysummer said...

What a lovely find. Isn't that part of the joy of travel? Finding cute and quirky little corners to give us inspiration x

It's me said...

Yeah !!! Holland is great !!!....love from me...xxx..!

Dagmar said...

How wonderful that Nancy won your book, she will be so pleased..
Love the small snippets of your trip to Amsterdam❤

Amanda (Small Acorns) said...

Hi Koralee, so lovely to have you back, and so looking forward to gradually hearing all about your trip. If these photos are anything to go by we are all in for many treats. New inspirations! Can't wait!
Amanda xx

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

What an adorable little store. It's totally you!!!! The silver trays with chalkboard paint is brilliant! Congrats to Nancy for the giveaway. What a lucky gal to win such a great book!

pollydove said...

I love that about traveling too! Of course, my traveling is usually to visit my mom and dad, but my mother always has a new place or two that she's discovered that is charming, and my sisters and I die over it! Darling idea to use those silver trays with chalk. I'm sure you'll find the perfect spot for them in your home too. Glad you're home safe and sound. xoxo

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Looks like such a cute little place!! :) Have a lovely week! xo Holly

wendy said...

Now how magical does that sound. "a cup of tea in Holland".

The Blue Farmhouse said...

I just love "aTEAnote"...it made me smile. You are so clever...I love it.:)

Hugs...Rita

Martina said...

Oh would i have loved to have tea with you there - it looks so like YOU - and the dutch really have a great talent for decorationg and design. xx

Sylvia said...

Looks like a lovely tearoom, Koralee, nice you had such a wonderful time in Holland !
Silver trays with chalkboard paint ... what a great idea !
Nice evening,
Sylvia

Helen Philipps said...

Lovely post and lovely pictures! Such a pretty place you found! and what a great idea....I have a thrifted rectangular silver tray like the one on the left....now I have a plan of what to do with it!!
Helen x

GardenofDaisies said...

So glad you have had a nice vacation. the chalboard paint on the old tarnished silver trays sounds like a neat idea. That fishy one is super cute.

Val said...

Ah! I love the vibrant pink candles.

Sarah Jane said...

It does look lovely! It is nice when you stumble upon something new..

Have a lovely weekend Koralee!
Sarah xox

Vintage Home said...

So excited for your memories of a wonderful time!
Love the art work about tea ...!

Jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet Koralee, welcome home!! Sorry i am a little bit late in wishing you a happy easter day! I hope it was amazingly wonderful! I totally agree with you that we always discover something cool when we travel! Loving this shop you found and i love the wall decoration too!! Very inspiring! Have a beautiful friday and a wonderful weekend! Love to you!!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Paula said...

Oh, I love that sweet Koralee, a tea note! I am so happy you could travel to Holland and discovered this wonderful little place. It looks so cozy and charming. I am glad you found some decorating inspiration too. I hope you will share the sliver trays when you get them painted. Much love, Paula

Roselie May said...

Looks lovely!I love the idea of a silver tray with chalkboard paint!

Eve said...

I love that tea sign, I live by it!

Palomasea said...

Dearest Koralee...I am trying to catch up on blog visits...I have missed you!
What a fantastic, sweet place you found in Holland! I am sure your trip was just enchanting...and meeting blog friends...a blessing...
Welcome home!
Congratulations to the winner! :)
Love and hugs,
- Irina