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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Waar Nostalgie en Romantiek Elkaar Ontmoeten

Hello Everyone,

I'd like to introduce Marijke who writes the blog "waar nostalgie en romantiek elkaar ontmoeten" (where nostalgia and romance meet).  You can visit her blog here: She is a very dear and precious friend of mine who has just published a new book "Marijke's mooie Mijmeringen" (Marijke's Beautiful Musings).  She has put a lot of love and worked very hard and tirelessly on this book  and I am so happy and privileged to share a bit about her and her new book complete with photos from the book.


Marijke's New Book
Marijke is from South Holland, in the Netherlands.  She is the mother of 3 children and has two dogs, one of which just recently passed away :( and has just recently become a grandmama for the first time. Her lovely daughter, Lisa just had a baby girl named Sophie who is around 4 months old now.  (So sweet)  She is also a lover of anything pink and Marie Antoinette.  She loves classical music and the music artists Katie Melua and Adele  (my favorite as well).

She spends her time making bears, dolls, and other sweet animals all of which are beautifully hand crafted and filled with the passion and love she feels for each that she creates.  All are given a name and usually there is a sweet little story she writes about them.  They are whimsical and adorable and filled with love.  What person or child wouldn't want one!!

In her own words, she tells you something of the life of a bear and doll maker.

A life full of new births .... because of my dolls and bears. These dolls and teddy bears are carefully and lovingly created in my studio kunsse and cute. In my studio is regularly given workshops, and where I received that people may also have a passion nostalgia, dolls and bears. And of course I can show something of what keeps me busy daily .... I hope you on my blog to meet .. and I'm sure is very exciting and wonderful .. Love, 

While this book is written in Dutch, the photos in and of themselves are gorgeous and show just how detailed and beautiful her dolls and animals are.  I hope that you will take the time to visit her website.  If interested in purchasing a copy of her book, you can e-mail her here: You won't regret it!  :)


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  2. My dear friend,

    Wauw...this post is amazing!
    And it make's me so glad how you writing about me
    and my little wonders...
    Thank you so much for this beautiful words and post!

    Yes you are such a beautiful and sweet woman, and
    I am so glad to know you my dear friend.

    Love and a lot of magic from

  3. Thanks for sharing this Kris ... I was just over there ... very very talented.
    Francine :)

  4. Kris,
    What a talented woman making the dolls and bears. Do you know I love bears and handmade dolls? When my mom passed away, we were each given one of her teddy bears, and every time my girls travel, they take this one special bear with them. This is a beautiful picture of Marijke. I am off to check out her blog now.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley


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