Monday, 29 October 2018

The Netherlands and Me!

Hello everyone,

Hope you are well! I can't complain at all. In fact I am still trying to recover from the wonderful experience in The Netherlands. It's been a week today since I arrived on the island. I have been really busy trying to pick up the pieces from where I left off and have worked hard on orders for my clients. 

The Big Event                                    Het Kabinet
On Friday, 19th October, Posy and I took an early flight to Amsterdam. Yep! Posy was with me. Most probably she will be sharing her own experience but just like me she is still recovering from after visiting her birth place. 

Once landed on Friday, we visited a lovely dolls house shop in Gouda called 'Het Kabinet' (The Cabinet) I was just stunned to enter into such a wonderful dolls house shop. Thinking about it! It was my very first time to actually enter in such a shop. The wonderful couple and their daughter that own the shop gave me a warm welcome and even gave me a tour of their workshops and the shop. The gentleman being a fine carpenter himself showed me his miniature work and I was left totally mesmerized and speechless. Here is the link to their shop Het Kabinet. If you have the chance to visit Gouda make sure to go there. Even the village is beautiful on its own. 

Saturday was an extra special day. After months of waiting, we finally got to go to Hertogenbosch to visit 'The Big Event' The largest dolls, teddy bears, dolls houses and miniature fair in the world. At least that is what I have been told. Even if it is not the case, to me it was. 

There we spent the whole day roaming around the huge area, looking at wonderful miniatures and works. There were even beautiful antique dolls and toys that leave you just stunned. 

We got to meet some wonderful artists there and luckily enough we got to also meet the lovely Marrie Van Vliet-Moret who is Posy's creator. You can imagine how happy Posy was to see her. 

Apart from the miniature experiences in Gouda and at The Big Event we got to have some sight seeing in Rotterdam. A beautiful city with wonderful places to visit. 

It was hard saying goodbye to The Netherlands.  I have experienced a lots of 'firsts' there. Even though life goes on and I am back in my routine, I have beautiful memories that I will always cherish and never forget. I have left part of my heart behind. I am sure that The Netherlands hasn't seen the last of me.

Here are some miniatures that I got from The Netherlands.

From The Cabinet Shop in Gouda

My favorite piece that I got from Gouda too.

Here are some kits and miniatures that I got from the Fair. 

Last and not the least from the dolls section within the fair I got a pretty dress for Posy. I am sure she will enjoy it during her Spring and Summer days. 

So this is all for today. Hopefully I will get to share with you very soon the progress on the Traditional Dolls House. Keep tuned for the next update.

Take Care and See You Soon.


Rebecca xxx


  1. Gracias por traernos un trocito de feria hasta aquí.
    Las compras son fantásticas.
    Un abrazo

  2. Oh!!! You went to the Kabinet!! That is soooo close to where I live!!! If only I had known....
    But I am very happy you had such a great time. I sometimes forget how fortunate we are with so many fairs.
    But please, next time let me know, I would love to meet you in person.
    PS: I love Posy's dress

    1. Yes Veronique I was The Cabinet. The min I was out of the airport in Amsterdam I was taken there. I will definitely let you know beforehand as I am sure that I will visit again xxx

  3. Beautiful fair and fantastic purchases.

  4. I would love to go to one of these some day, looks like a lot of fun.

  5. Thank for sharing! Love these stories about the miniature fairs!

  6. Love your passion for what you do, and you are very talented, thanks for sharing your trip and all the wonderful pictures. Didn't know miniature dolls and houses were so big there.