On my "walk" the other day, I came across something I just had to have (one of the dangers of walking in either place). It is a large blue plate, or charger. You see, when I lived in The Netherlands, over thirty years ago, we enjoyed taking our visiting guests to a Pannenkoekn Huis. Roughly translated....a Pancake House. The Dutch (to my knowledge), have two types of pancakes. There is the Pannenkoek which is quite large and Pofferjes which are quite small. This place served the large ones, and you could purchase the large blue Delft looking platter your dinner came on. For some reason, I never bought one.
Getting to the point, that is why I was excited to see this large blue plate at the antique mall. It was actually made in Belgium by a company named Bosch Ferrer. The scene, to me, looks like a farm family enjoying the end of the day. Although, further research tells me it's a tavern scene.
I knew that I had the perfect place for it. You see we built our cabinets all the way to the ceiling on both sides of the kitchen, so that I could display blue and white pottery in little lighted cabinets. I now have the plate on display above the vent hood . It will always remind me of those pancakes!
Oh, and I was so proud of myself for talking the guy down about fifteen percent.....Then I searched the Internet (shouldn't have done that) and discovered I still had paid too much!