Please, treat the artwork with respect

18 May

Because of usually high temps (which were a boon for us) the field of tulips I remembered never materialized. Because of the warmth, the tulips bloomed early. But, happily there were still some in the fields.

This also made me realize it was 23 years to the same Mother’s Day weekend I had been in the Netherlands the first time! I remember because I bought my mom roses and a black corduroy  skirt from a flea market. I think she still has the skirt actually.

I think the memory of the tulips all those years ago cemented them as my favorite flowers.

Luckily we stopped at Keukenhof where the curators were keeping the flowers alive out of doors and inside a massive greenhouse / display.

They had displays up in a pagent manner for different dresses.


*cough*  I may have stood in line to pose with  in the wedding dress.

There were many tulips to see at the gardens which were beautifully curated



My favorite memory of the garden though is this sculpture and sign.

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“Please. Treat the artwork with respect.”

You know, don’t tease the artwork because it’s not Michaelangelo’s David! It’s not the scultpure’s fault he wasn’t made into the Thinker. Not everyone can be Lady Justice! Show some respect! Heh. I know. I’m juvenile.

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14 Responses to “Please, treat the artwork with respect”

  1. Eileen Munson May 18, 2011 at 07:09 #

    I enjoy your travel blogs as much as your sewing stories. Did you just decide to take a bike/boat tour on your own or is there a package tour to do this?

  2. didyoumakethat May 18, 2011 at 07:42 #

    Brilliant! Laughing A LOT at your disfigured head atop the wedding dress and the ‘Please treat the art with respect’ jokes.

  3. kyle May 18, 2011 at 07:49 #

    Thanks for posting your vacay pix–love seeing all the flowers! I love that sign–I think I will use the phrase “Please treat the _____ with respect” quite a lot this spring.
    Missed seeing you and Trena at PR weekend but your trip sounds like equivalent fun!

  4. Auntie Allyn May 18, 2011 at 07:56 #

    Love the tulip photos . . . I agree with you, they’re such fabulous flowers!

  5. Debbie Cook May 18, 2011 at 09:11 #

    Your head floating over the wedding dress cracks me up!

    • Miss Celie May 18, 2011 at 09:29 #

      Hee hee. Yes. The color difference didn’t even occur to me until I pulled out the photos. It really does like like I’m just floating up there!

  6. barb May 18, 2011 at 09:58 #

    Looks like you had a nice trip to Holland thanks for the pictures and I am glad you enjoyed your trip!!!

  7. montanachic May 18, 2011 at 11:17 #

    I love tulips, they have been my favorites for years. The pictures are beautiful, thanks for sharing.

  8. sewforward May 18, 2011 at 12:42 #

    What lovely pictures and funny commentary! Thank you so much for sharing your vacation with us.

  9. Meg May 18, 2011 at 13:48 #

    Love your travelogue posts. Just love ‘em.

  10. Marjie May 18, 2011 at 15:43 #

    At least it’s recognizable as artwork! There was a “sculpture” at the University of Wyoming that I saw last weekend; it looked to me like a giant I-beam balanced on concrete blocks with an arc of plexiglass in it. THAT is not art!

  11. Gail May 18, 2011 at 17:52 #

    How lovely.

  12. fishyfacedesigns.wordpress.com May 18, 2011 at 18:26 #

    Looks like a wonderful vacation…with great food…and beautiful flowers…

    Take Care…

  13. Mary May 19, 2011 at 21:25 #

    The fields of tulips are beautiful………….if you had not said anything, I’d not have known their prime blooming time was past………….

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