Sep 27, 2015

Dutch Days: Suze Loves Delft Blue & Giveaway


Delft Blue will always remain special for me. My great grandfather was a Delft Blue painter. He made the most beautiful artwork with amazing tiny details. It never stopped to amaze me. We had a painting made on tiles in our house when I was a little girl and it was the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen. He made birth plates for his children and he also made mini paintings from windmills in the traditional Dutch colors. He wasn't very successful, so his art didn't make him rich, but he was definitely talented. The closest to fame he ever got was when his second cousin had a love affair with Vincent van Gogh ;). His art is in my heart and I hope that is where I'll be able to keep it alive for a little while longer.


Because I love the color combinations I've put together some things that look really Dutch. I will also feature a great Delft Blue artist later today. 

Enter this giveaway for a chance to win a 'Delft Blue' Blond Amsterdam breakfast set with matching napkins and Amsterdam cookies and syrup waffles. Good luck!

I will contact the winner via e-mail. If I don't get a reply within 60 hours the prize will go to someone else. All of my giveaways are international, you can find the official rules here.

148 comments:

  1. These patterns remind me a lot of my grandma.

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  2. I love the colors and patterns. My grandmother had the whole collection of The Blue Willow pattern, which this reminds me of, that she got out of washing powder boxes (I think)~~

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  3. Blue & white, be it delpht or willow pattern is such an iconic design going back centuries and yet still fitting into our modern lives. I've got a collection that I've picked up over the years at car boot sales & eBay and I love it!

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  4. they'd make my show case beautiful with the ones which are kept like since forever

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  5. Love the colors!
    The patterns remind me of my childhood...

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  6. i like the sense of culture it gives as a souvenir from holland . i love the blue and white combo .

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  7. I love their unique designs and attention to detail! :)

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  8. I admire the quality, the craftsmanship, and the lovely color-combination of blue & white.

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  9. The china looks like my grandparents fancy dinner ware but with cute items instead of boring lady in dresses! :D
    Mary G Loki

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  10. I love it! It is so pretty and antique looking :)

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  11. I love color, charm and vintage feel. Simply beautiful.

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  12. It is just lovely! it has so much history, and brings back many memories. I love that these items have a more modern take, while still holding tradition.

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  13. I love the way they use windmills- windmills are hard to find. I love the pairing of white and blue on ceramics.

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  14. its vintage looking and very much nice looking.😊

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  15. I love the blue color and the vintage look.

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  16. Everything! The colours, the designs, they're just beautiful!

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  17. I love the colors and the details.

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  18. I love the colours. The art is lovely. It looks so simple at first glance, but the detail is wonderful!

    - amber y

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  19. i love teh quality and teh details and now that you told us about its history i appreciate it even more. this prize is to be treasured

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  20. I love the delicate colors. So pretty!

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  21. I love the color blue and the designs are so sweet!

    Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  22. I love the delft designs. When I was in Amsterdam I picked up a couple pieces of delft plates.

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  23. I think the patterns are really pretty!!!

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  24. This reminds me of some Dutch products we had at home, they were so beautiful that we didn't want to actually use them!

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  25. the blue pattern reminds me of my nan, she liked blue and white

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  26. Delft Blue is unique, exceptional, and matchless.

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  27. The beautiful patterns and colours x

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  28. I love the details and the beautiful patterns!

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  29. I love the details

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  30. I love the details

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  31. I love the tradition of Delft Blue. Gorgeous products.

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  32. its just so classic, it never ages

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  33. I love the colour and the design. What an adorable set. I really enjoyed the story of your grandfather. Sweet.
    Doreen lamoureux on the entry form

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  34. I love the colours and it reminds me of our trips to The Netherlands back in the 1990s. Rafflecopter entries are in my real name NIKKI HAYES, thanks for another lovely giveaway :o)

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  35. I just think it's lovely ... reminds me of my oma and opa!

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  36. Delft Blue could be considered a neutral, as far as I'm concerned. It blends into any decor or outfit.

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  37. My mother used to collect it, so it has real sentimental value for me.

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  38. Amazingly stylish Dutch design :)

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  39. I love Delft Blue things, because my grandma used to collect Delft items- so it reminds me of her!

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  40. The colors, the scenes - the set is lovely and I would treasure it <3

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  41. I like that it reminds me of my grandmother's house when I was growing up. She always had a patterned vase, dishes, planters, and other various items that were in this type of pattern. It wasn't called Delft Blue, but there was a specific name for the pattern :)

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  42. I have always been fond of Delft Blue patterned tiles and pottery! It takes me back to a simpler time, when artists hand painted the most amazing scenes on dinnerware that was beautiful yet utilitarian.

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  43. I like the bold color combinations and intricate designs of Pip Studio!

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  44. I love the simplistic blue designs. Delft designs speak Dutch and I love that.

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  45. I have a blue kitchen. These would look beautiful in it. Thanks fr the chance.

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  46. The colors,patterns,wonderful!

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  47. Love the blue Delph brings back happy memories

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  48. Like it cause it kind of looks like russian Gjel :)

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  49. I like the beautiful artwork, attention to detail and charm of this brand.

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  50. I love the colour and designs, blue & white are so fresh together. My uncle, who had Cerebral Palsy, used to paint on tiles and ceramics, so it always reminds me of him.

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  51. I love that the items look so traditionally Dutch. So fun & cute too. Thanks!!

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  52. I love vintage items and I think that delft blue items have that nostalgic look.

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  53. I inherited my Gran's musical Delft windmill when she passed, it always makes me smile when I walk by it. It plays Tulips From Amsterdam when you wind it up :-) .

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  54. My nana has a lot of blue and white and these she would love to see.

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  55. I love the blue and white color scheme.

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  56. My grandmother had some Delft Blue china that I loved to look at as a little girl. She would bring it out for special occasions, and it was just so pretty to me. So it has some serious sentimental value. :)

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  57. I do love the patterns and skill xx

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  58. I love Dutch stoneware..the colours and the images are so beautiful

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  59. I love the color and pattern of Deft blue. It is so attractive :)

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  60. Beautiful and I would love to win this set . My favorite color and I remember my Grandmother having dishes like these. <3

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  61. Firstly I'm sorry I just made a mistake in the rafflecopter, where it says follow me anywhere, I should have put this https://www.etsy.com/uk/people/jaynetownson?ref=hdr_user_menu sorry about that, the rafflecopter won't let me edit.

    To answer the question about the prize, I love the colours and design, it's really beautiful.

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  62. I love antiques & antique shopping. My mother & grandmother collected delft blue pieces for as long as I can remember. My granny has since passed away but her wonderful pieces remain. We celebrate special occasions with the delft blue dishes and I'm always reminded of Granny.

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  63. I really love the patterns & they look antique which I collect

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  64. I love this shade of blue!

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  65. I like the blue and white ceramic look.

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  66. I love the colors and the smiling faces on this set.

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  67. I love the colors and the smiling faces on this set.

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  68. This shade of blue is my kitchen accent color.

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  69. I like the fancy delft blue dishes so I liked these right off. I like these better because they are more whimsical.

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  70. I love the dishes and the colors and designs.

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  71. Oh my God, these are BEYOND adorable! I never knew I wanted a dutch breakfast set until I saw this!

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  72. I find the color and style so comforting!

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  73. I like the blue is such a pretty color, I love how much they use it in their line of products.

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  74. I love the combination of blue and white!

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  75. I just love the colors and designs on the dishes!

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  76. Love that it is so classic and timeless.

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  77. I love that it reminds me of family time - my grandmother had some beautiful serving dishes and it reminds me of her ...

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  78. abrennan09@hotmail.com
    The pattern looks so traditional and classic. Nice gift for my mother or in-laws.

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  79. it's just gorgeous! Love the windmills!

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  80. The white and blue I find very pleasing and that is it obviously hand painted.

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  81. I like that the set is blue and has a happy feel to it.

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  82. I like the blue pattern and that it is hand painted

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  83. The Delft blue and white is always in style!
    bebespeachesanddreams (at) gmail (dot) com

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  84. I love the colors and the patterns.Most of my dishes are blue and white.

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  85. I love the colors and the patterns!! Thank you very much! <3 <3

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  86. I absolutely love the pattern, design and color.

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  87. OMG, luv the patterns. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. :)

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  88. i love the print and color :) would love to win for my mom i'm sure she'll love those

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  89. That feeling you're at home..happy memories and smiles.

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  90. I have been collecting this for years... love the beautiful design and blue color. Thank you for the nice giveaway.

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  91. lovely creative designs

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  92. The exclusive, hand-painted Delft earthenware are with worldwide reputation, I love their colours. Thank you. solvi19@hotmail.com

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  93. My grandmother used to have a set like this- I'm in love.

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  94. I love it because it is so traditional!

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  95. I like their design, and their history. lordins22@inbox.lv

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  96. I love that it reminds me of my Grandparents house when I was little . Great giveaway.

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  97. This breakfast set is super pretty ♥

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  98. It looks so chearfool

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  99. Delft Blue is wonderful. I love the color of course and the patterns.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  100. Love the colours and the patterns of Delft Blue. A classic!

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  101. I love the design and that shade of blue.

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  102. It reminds me of the time I traveled to Holland and saw lots of it.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  103. It reminds me of my gran, she used to have a set in similar colours!

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  104. I love the classic blue and white designs. I used to have a lovely set of blue and white plates, but over the years they have got broken or misplaced when we moved house. I've never had anything as contemporary looking as these ones. Nice to see the designers are continuing to evolve new patterns

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  105. I love the pattern and colour of them x

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