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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international consultants. About living in Italy, the Veneto area near Venice; in Indonesia, central Java. Why we love the southeast of the United States and moved back from Italy. Our love for gardening, the botanical way. Sharing with you our manifold treasures from exotic places and even offering several in my Mariette's Back to Basics LLC Boutique, for others to enjoy. As well as high end silver items from Giovanni Raspini, Italy |  google.com/+MariettesBacktoBasics 
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

{Parcel from High Heeled Life}

It is a special feast when the mailman unexpectedly delivers a parcel. Anxiously opening up and unwrapping some sweets from Celia, the author of the blog High Heeled Life in the Country. How exciting to find cookies from our birth country...
A box with Dutch Daelmans Stroopwafels: Caramel Wafers or Coffee warmers.
So I did make us a Cappuccino, using our new Capresso FrothPRO.
We found our Capresso FrothPRO at Tuesday Morning in Atlanta.
Of course topping it off with Dutch Droste cocoa, using my Birkmann Cappuccino Schablonen from Germany, with two hearts.
More sweets: Milk chocolate filled with hazelnut bonbons...
Celia's own label...
Indeed: Nut Dream
THANKS again Celia and Mr. G. This was such a sweet surprise!
So we did indulge in some delicious cappuccino with sweets. There was still a vegan chocolate rose left over. Pieter LOVES the Dutch Stroopwafels/Caramel Wafers.
Using my Wedgwood cream color on cream color china.
Those bonbons look so elegant in that box with golden ribbon...
French 4 inch paper doily under cup, on saucer.
French Baccarat crystal vase with our own roses. All came together just perfect.
Look at those hazelnut bonbons; like roses too...
This perfect red rose got real emotional when facing those rose bonbons.
It shed a tear...
French Le Jacquard Français table linens in a rose damask pattern of course.
Those woven damask roses do resemble a true rose.
Pure bliss, so romantic and delicious!
Celia did also include some special tea but I will show that another time.
Hope you enjoyed this as much as we did. 
Do you also like to eat chocolate roses?
Have you ever tasted the Dutch Stroopwafers?

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29 comments:

  1. you're too cute. and you set a fine table. :)

    what a nice surprise from your friend!

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  2. Oh, how wonderful it must be to receive an unexpected package from a fellow blogger. Sure looks tasty! Pretty roses too; which always make me smile.

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  3. Toll angerichtet.... und das Porzelan ein Traum.....

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  4. Dearest Mariette,

    what a wonderful post! I love the way, you present little things... so lovely!

    Oh yes, I know the Dutch Stroopwafers ........we often go to the Netherlands and do some shopping there ;O)

    Have a happy week,
    love and hugs,
    Claudia

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  5. Liebe Mariette,

    wieder BEZAUBERND SCHÖN!

    Sonnige Grüße

    Elisabeth

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  6. Wat een mooi kado en wat een mooie post heb je er van gemaakt !!...geniet maar lekker van al het lekkers....liefs Ria...xxx..

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  7. Ciao Mariette, felice Ferragosto!
    Un caro saluto...
    Silvia

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  8. Liebe Mariette,
    das war ja eine allerliebste Überraschung. Ich kann mir dein Entzücken vorstellen. Ist ja total lieb von Celia. Und so ausgesucht schöne Leckereien. Da hat auch das Auge Freude. Du hast den Tisch wieder prächtig gedeckt mit diesem wunderbaren Porzellan. Wie immer, stimmt alles bis auf das letzte I-Tüpfelchen. Danke, dass wir dabei sein durften. Ich mache mir jetzt schnell einen Cappuchino, denn das hat Appetit gemacht.
    Schöne Grüße, Johanna

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  9. Dearest Mariette,
    Wow, what a wonderful present you had from your friend. And I admire the way you enjoyed and presented them♡♡♡
    How GORGEOUS♬♬♬ I never tasted "Dutch Stroopwafers"; but I can see how you both were happy for the unexpected package.
    Lots of Love from busy Obon season in Japan, haha. xoxo Miyako*

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  10. Oh Mariëtte, ik kom hier helemaal op het verkeerde tijdstip langs. Ik heb geen stroopwafels en bonbons in huis. Er staan voor zo een paar boterhammen met kaas op mij te wachten, ook wel lekker.
    Fijne dag, lieve groet

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  11. Mariette,hai ricevuto proprio dei regali splendidi!Baci,Rosetta

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  12. Freunde zu haben, liebe Mariette, ist so wichtig - solche Geschenke erfreuen die Seele - wie lieb -

    du hast die Fotos superschön gestaltet -

    hab eine schöne Woche - lg. Ruth

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  13. Dearest mariette,
    Looks llike Valentine's Day. Everything is so perfect. Such a sweet surprise and you made such a beautiful table.
    Love to you, Ginger

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  14. How lucky you are to have a friend like Celia! She is a delightfully lovely lady, I can attest to that!!
    Such a gorgeous package and I adore the tablecloth, the perfect backdrop!
    xo

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  15. What a wonderful treat, and how marvelous that you made such an elegant time of it!

    By the way, your Wedgwood china is fabulous. I adore it!

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  16. Mariette, your gifts are so special and you made them even more so with your elegant presentation. Everything is so lovely, you thought of every detail. I have never had one of your special cookies, but they sound so very good! xx

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  17. Getting goodies in the mail is always so exciting, especially when they're from bloggy buddies:)

    Your table setting is so beautiful and romantic!

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  18. Wat een smakelijk verassing Mariette! Leuk om zo'n verassingspakket uit Nederland te ontvangen. Stroopwafels & chocolade zijn ook bij mij thuis favoriet :-)!

    Fijne dag,

    Madelief x

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  19. Wat lief dat jullie zo´n prachtig en lekker pakket kregen! En alles zo mooi uitgestald!
    Fijne dag! wenst,
    Nicole

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  20. Dear Mariette,

    What a special treat from Celia and I loved the way you set up the romantic party with chocolate and roses.
    Everything looks so beautiful.
    Many thanks for visiting me and your kind words.

    Happy week
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  21. MMMMMMM Lekker, stroopwafels :D Geniet ervan hihi...ik mis dat soort dingen wel een beetje sinds ik in Thailand woon (KAN ze hier wel krijgen maar moet heel goed zoeken duh, maar goed...zijn ze waard :) )

    Groetjes van Marian

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  22. Hoi Mariette..bedankt voor je reactie. Ja ben weg uit Nederland en een grote stap?? Ach ik wist wat ik hier vond en dat heb/had ik in Nederland niet dus ben er alleen op vooruit gegaan :) Ja spreek een aardig mondje Thai in ieder geval genoeg om me begrijpbaar te maken. En de doorsnee Thai hier spreekt geen of slecht Engels....maar ja uitzonderingen zijn er natuurlijk altijd *__*. Momenteel is het hier tien uur in de morgen en al 30 graden dus of het werkelijk zoveel koeler is?????

    Groetjes van Marian

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  23. Dearest Mariette you and Pieter are often in our thoughts and so happy you enjoyed the petite treats. They are not homemade as the lovely treats you have sent us... but know they were sent with admiration and love.

    Your table setting is perfect!...
    Off to routine specialist appointment and enjoying the day in the city , today.

    Hugs and love to you both..xo C. (HHL)

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  24. Wat een smakelijke verassing en wat heb jij hier een mooie post van gemaakt....ik kan mij goed voorstellen dat jij hier erg blij mee was maar jij verdiend het hoor om soms even goed en het zonnetje te worden gezet.Je hebt er prachtige foto's van gemaakt en het geeft het geheel een allure.
    Lieve Mariette ik wens je nog een fijne dag en een hele lieve groetje van ....ELLY.

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  25. What a wonderful present! Nut dream...oh I sure am dreaming about nut covered in chocolate...:-) And these rose bonbons look pretty! So beautiful together with the real rose. Your table setting is beautiful and elegant. I love the Cappuccino with heart on it!

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  26. GORJUS yummy gifts from Celia - and beautifully photographed by you Mariette!

    In our old home we had a 'Silver Dollar' Eucalyptus which grew at a rapid rate - hope you want HUGE!!!!

    hugs
    Shane

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  27. Ahhhh, cappuccino, chocolate, and roses. Does it get any better than this? Your rose pictures are lovely.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  28. Everything looks so yummy! Such sweet hearts and roses!

    xo Catherine

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