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Welcome to the new, and improved version of Heaven in Belgium. I am Jientje. "Jientje", like the boys name Gene, followed by "chu"? "Gene-chu", that's how you pronounce my name. Yes!!!!That's it!! So now you know huh? I am an addicted blogger. I was born and raised and am still living in Belgium. Yeah, the "this-is- Tuesday-so-this-must-be-Brussels" kind of Belgium .. There, you see? Maybe you couldn't find it on the map, but at least I'm trying to change that a little by sharing lots of pictures. I really love to cook and create new things, like this blog for instance. I am a mother,a grandmothe and a wife too! They say I'm a traveler, and a photographer. Well that's just what they say, I love to make pictures, but I am far from professional ... If my English is not perfect, that would be because it's my second language. I do hope you'll forgive me any possible misspellings or strange vocabulary ... Now, as a result of all of the above, I get way too little sleep and my days are always much too short!


Heaven is in Belgium

Monday, December 28, 2009

Macro Monday, Skydancers



Something came in the mail last week.
When I heard the doorbell around noon, I KNEW it was the mailmangirl.


My heart was beating faster when I saw the package she wanted me to sign for. 


Kim from frogpondsrock is one of my very first blogger friends. She had told me she had sent off the “Skydancers” some time ago, but I had no idea how fast they would travel from beautiful Tasmania all the way to Belgium.  
You see, Kim is a very talented ceramist in her part of the world, and when I won a giveaway at her blog she wanted me to be her inspiration. I told her to look up at the sky because Tasmanian skies are usually breathtakingly beautiful. And so she did.
She started taking more pictures and used them to make her design.


It took me a while to unwrap, I was so excited my fingers got nervous!
The package also included this lovely card with a typical Tasmanian landscape. 
The scenery looks kind of familiar because of Kim’s pictures on her blog. 

Everything was very well wrapped.  


When I finished unwrapping I found the three most beautiful teacups in ceramic artwork I have ever seen.They’re beautiful!!


Can you see why she called them “dancers”?



I love how she even decorated the inside of the cups.


And how she signed them at the bottom.

Woohoo!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH Kim, I’m so happy with them!

More Macro Monday posts at Lisa’s Chaos.


Bientje said...

Wow sis! These are soooooo nice!
And they didn't break coming such a long way!
A very special gift indeed!
Big hug,
Your little sister

frogpondsrock said...

Oh Jientje,I am smiling so much I have tears in my eyes. I am just so happy that you like them. Thankyou for this lovely post you have made me very happy.

VioletSky said...

These are lovely. I really like the tall shape too, keeps your tea hot longer.

Wanda..... said...

Your cups are a beautiful gift of artwork and so meaningful, since you helped inspire them, Jientje. You also made a work of art out of the unwrapping and taking photos of them. I love the fifth photo with all the bubbly bubble wrap!

Unknown said...

The teacups are lovely - and so are the pictures. And so is the lady to whom they were sent.

Colleen said...

Wow! Lucky you! The cups are beautiful. My favorite shot is the one of the inside of the cup and the card as a background.

Christie, Describe Happy said...

I felt like I was there with you as you unwrapped your package! Thanks for making it so much fun! And... these tea cups are beautiful!

moneythoughts said...

Lovely pottery. Love the colors. Always enjoy your pictures.

Melli said...

Oh! I remember you telling me you were expecting these! They are beauuuutiful! Sky Dancers! Lovely!

Unknown said...

They are beautiful! What a fun surprise! :)

James said...

They look great and I see why they are called dancers.

Loree said...

Very beautiful. The dancers are so delicate and whimsical.

Pamela said...

I'm impressed. with her work, and your photos. Perfect partnership!

villager said...

Great photos and lovely ceramics!

Jientje said...

@ Bientje : Wow indeed sis! They're very precious to me.
@ frogpondsrock: "Like" is an understatement. A big one. I enjoyed making this post. It's nothing compared to what you did for me.
@ VioletSky : THAT's why they're so tall! I love their shape!
@ Wanda: That's the beauty of them!
@ LceeL : So is the lady who made them.
@ Colleen : Thanks!
@ DescribeHappy : They are!
@ moneythoughts : Thanks! I had fun taking them.
@ Melli : You do! They're precious Melli!
@ lisaschaos: Yes, I absolutely LOVE them.
@ James : I love them, all dancers are special to me.
@ Loree : They're elegant, aren't they?
@ Pamela : Tank you Pamela!
@ villager : Especially the ceramics!

jay said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous, and yes, I can see te dancers! You are so lucky!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pieces. You have the knack for telling the story in photos. Great series of images.

Dr.John said...

You certsainly are lucky to have such a friend.

Albert Lázaro-Tinaut said...

Excusez moi de vous écrire en français, mon anglais est très mauvais et mon néerlandais, nul!
Mes félicitations pour ces interessantes photo macro. Elle m'ont plû.
Je vous souhaite un très bon 2010, avec mes salutations cordiales depuis Barcelone.

kayerj said...

how lovely :)

Momisodes said...

That is so sweet! Those are just lovely :)

Jientje said...

@ jay : I am, true!
@ awarewriter : I'm glad you enjoyed them!
@ Dr.John: Very true.
@ Albert Lázaro-Tinaut : Merçi beaucoup!
@ kaye : Thank you, they are!
@ Momisodes:That's true, I love them!

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