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Thanksgiving Pilgrims?

 

It may be stretching it but I do see Thanksgiving Pilgrims in this baseboard tile, don't you?

(inside the Muiderslot castle, 1285, in Muiden, NL)

 

As an fyi, today I am the guest at f/4 Studio, on Selective Coloring.

 

 

 

Thanksgiving Pilgrims?

 

It may be stretching it but I do see Thanksgiving Pilgrims in this baseboard tile, don't you?

(inside the Muiderslot castle, 1285, in Muiden, NL)

 

As an fyi, today I am the guest at f/4 Studio, on Selective Coloring.

 

 

 

comments (30)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Nov 2014, 00:43
I see a kid with a flying machine, and his Dad who thinks his kid should be playing with swords, Ginnie..
Ginnie Hart: By the time we're done, Ray, I have a feeling there will be as many interpretations as comments! smile
Don Quixote.
Ginnie Hart: I like that one, Michael.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 26 Nov 2014, 02:43
puss in boots and shrek smile
Ginnie Hart: Now, I like that! This is getting "funner and funner." smile
On ski's, and flying a kite...smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, I saw that, too, Frank. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Nov 2014, 04:28
I have imagination enough to see the Pilgrims in it. Time-wise it One kid has a Hobby Horse, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobby_horse_%28toy%29
and the other boy 'walks with mills'......
I love these old Dutch tiles, most of them are Delft Blue coloured.
Ginnie Hart: Ahhhh. So it IS a hobby horse. I guess some of it got worn off over time? It kinda looks like he's playing with a sword. I agree about loving these old Delft Blue tiles!
Come on kid, you might harm someone!
Ginnie Hart: The older one does seem to be frowning about something, Richard....
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 26 Nov 2014, 06:13
One has a sizzling firework and the other a kite, Ginnie. But I prefer your interpretation
Ginnie Hart: Doesn't it boggle the mind how we can see whatever we want to see sometimes, Lisl?! smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Nov 2014, 07:01
That is what they look like Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I'm glad someone agrees with me, Chris. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Nov 2014, 07:32
Oh, I love the tegels - a wonderful tribute to Thanksgiving - Astrid is right - I myself own two tiles showing playing children.
Ginnie Hart: I think someone could make an entire art book just of Dutch tiles, Philine. They really ARE lovely. Bedankt.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Nov 2014, 07:33
'Steckenpferd' in German.
Ginnie Hart: What a fun word, Philine. Bedankt.
Looks like the bloke on the left just skewered himself with his own sword
Ginnie Hart: Which would explain the frown on his face, Bill???? grin
  • Pat
  • France
  • 26 Nov 2014, 08:20
Cute this detail - like a tiling Delfe - Beautiful celebration
Ginnie Hart: It is definitely a Delft tile, Pat. You nailed it. Thanks.
  • jpla
  • France
  • 26 Nov 2014, 08:52
Bonne journée
JP
Ginnie Hart: Merci, JP.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Nov 2014, 09:04
It must be those famous pilgrims Grumpy and Ecstasy - enjoy your holiday tomorrow ;o)
Ginnie Hart: And what's funny, Mike, is you definitely know which is which. Thanks. smile
You have a good imagination, Ginnie but we can assume that they are hungry.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA. I like that, Mary. Thanks.
I see them surfing or punting across the great divide.
Ginnie Hart: That'll work, too, Martin. grin
Yes this wouldn't be out of place in that collection in your link Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I'm glad you don't think I'm crazy, Janet! grin
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 26 Nov 2014, 11:37
Not pilgrims trying to harm Pocahontas. Looks like two boys who could be unhappy with each other - one with hobby horse and the other with what could be a kite.
For more in the same style, look at this http://www.antieketegelsdeduif.net/kinderspelen_tegels.html
Ginnie Hart: FABULOUS link, Louis. OMG. How in the world did you find that!!! Astrid will love it, too. WOW. I'm like a little kid right now.... THANK YOU.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Nov 2014, 11:38
Could well be, Ginnie. I'm sure one of them is Benjamin Franklin flying his kite in an electrical storm and deciding that lighning was really electricity.
Ginnie Hart: That would explain why the one guy has such a huge frown on his face, then, Alan! smile
joliment fait!! amitiés
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, JP.
This old tile has a pilgrimage look to it... a simple design....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: It's definitely been around for awhile, Peter, and could surely tell us a lot of stories!
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 26 Nov 2014, 12:51
This looks So Dutch Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Chad! smile
  • Focales
  • France
  • 26 Nov 2014, 13:09
Simply beautiful and precious
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes it's the simplest of things, Marie! Merci.
Mmmm - doubtful!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Party pooper....
What a lovely old tile, very Dutch in style, especially the colouring. I enjoyed your link to f/4 Studio, some great images and a very thoughtful narrative.
Ginnie Hart: I love these Dutch tiles, Brian, and have a feeling they're much more than meets the eye.

Thanks for reading my piece over at f/4 Studio. It was fun to do.
Thanksgiving Pilgrims or not, Ginnie, it is still a delightful illustration.
Good for Louis for finding that link. Don't know if you will be celebrating Thanksgiving in Holland with turkey and all the trimmings but wishing you a good one all the same.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for going along with my imagination, Beverly. smile And, NO, nothing about Thanksgiving can be found around where we live...except for the Hard Rock Cafe in Amsterdam and maybe a few other places in the country. But the fact that it's not a holiday when everyone is off work doesn't feel fun to me to take the drive. So...Astrid are I are learning to make a long weekend each year now, this time driving to Bruges and Ostend in Belgium for the Christmas markets. It helps!
Hi G! It's been a long time!
I'm backsmile
Please come and see my holiday photos tomorrow smile
Ginnie Hart: You're back. YAAAAAY. I've missed you, LC. Thanks for finding me again. smile
hehe yeah smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Thanks, Joshi. A little imagination never hurt anyone. smile
perhaps it is just me but the one on the left seems to have a scowl? but nevertheless a nice shot. i the like the light and shadow play in the figures
Ginnie Hart: I see the scowl, too, Ayush, and at first thought he poked himself with a sword. HA! But who knows what he's thinking, right? Thanks.
Love these little guys - whoever they are!!
Ginnie Hart: I found out there's a whole series of them from childhood stories, Robin. I sat there with my mouth wide open after seeing the link: http://www.antieketegelsdeduif.net/kinderspelen_tegels.html

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