Netherlands is known for a number of typical products and traditions. These are the clogs, windmills, tulips and Delft Blue. The latter is a type of pottery, which was made in response to the expensive Chinese porcelain. Characteristic of Delft Blue is blue with white trim, unique and recognizable. It is so popular that, in addition to pottery, also used in other products.
Delftware originated in Delft, where the pottery between 1650 and 1750 was very popular. In this period, there were dozens of factories in Delft and surroundings, here came to an end around the year 18100. Inexpensive English supplanted earthenware pottery from Delft. Nevertheless, to date, the Delft Blue pottery a popular Dutch product.
Clogs in blue and white colors
Souvenirs as wooden shoes and Delft Blue go hand in hand with the beautifully painted wooden clogs. This feature original blue with white print. The small souvenir clogs have a dimension which ranges from 6 centimeter to 14 centimeters. On the clog, you will find a print of flowers and mills in the traditional blue and white colors.
A beautiful gift is the brush clog in Delft blue. This is a clog of wood complete with matching hairbrush. An original gift for adults and children who left their heart in the Netherlands. To stay here with the kids, even the clogs sharpener complete with crayons is a must.
For a theme party, carnival or scouting a tieclog with Delft blue print an original fashion accessory, so you can see them much. Those looking for other gifts or souvenirs related to the typical Dutch traditions also looks out the bottle opener, corkscrew or brooch.
The kitchen in Delftware
The country kitchen can be nicely decorated with Delft blue. Think of kitchen towels, tiles or wall decoration. In Dutch wooden shoe shop you will find a jar Delftware, a beautiful tray or original dish. Do not forget your shopping list out and hang them on the refrigerator with the magnet in the beautiful blue and white pattern. Looking for a milk jug, sugar or salt and pepper shakers, including those found in the range. Make the layout of the kitchen complete with Delft Blue oven gloves or three-piece kitchen set. An original gift to give, but just as fun to get.
Bring extra atmosphere in your home with the Dutch mill with candle. Also this is the typical blue and white colors, like one of the beautiful vases. For outside, there is the special birdhouse, a typically Dutch gift. A special article is the kissing couple of ceramics. No one knows exactly where the kissing couple is coming from, so it is widely sold as a souvenir or gift. The significance of the kissing couple is in the Dutch traditional costumes, but also in the Delftware incorporated in this ceramic figurine.
Since the 19th century the Royal Delft are the only factory in Delft, the Delft Blue pottery produces. However, the typical color and decoration of this pottery remains popular. Collecting these items, pottery as well as other products, is addictive. Today we see more and more Delftware come back in the house, trendy products to be proud of. The most unusual gifts can be found in the Dutch wooden shoe store.