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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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Monday, February 7, 2011

{60 Years Ago}

On February 6, 1951 my parents finally had a baby. I was born at 1:00 AM, weighing 6 metric pounds (3,000 g) and did receive the name of my still born sister (January 11, 1950). Lots of joy and so began my happy life.

Daddy's written words on the back of this photo: What is the world big...
Little did he know, that his baby-girl would one day travel to all continents of the world.

One-and-a-half year old and Mom was 7 months pregnant with my sister Diny.

Six years old.

Ten years old...

 July 29, 1965 at Hoek of Holland. We went by bus with our neighborhood to North and South Holland. Wearing a dress that I'd made; just by following a pattern -- self taught. Started real young with sewing...

September 18, 1966 in a white self made dress.

June 24, 1967 in a self made blouse.

October 10, 1967 in a self made dress with black lace bolero.

June 11, 1970 in a self made dress.

October 15, 1972 along the canal in Helenaveen, The Netherlands. My favorite pink wool cropped sweater with embroidered flowers on the sleeves, that I bought in Bonn, Germany. Often I went shopping in Mönchengladbach or in Bonn. And yes, I did wear mini skirts back than. It is not that the skirt is that short but my legs are very long... 

For more photos you better check my previous blog: Angels engraved on lucky calendar coin of 1969

February 6; a special day and it would also have been the 100th birthday of President Reagan; had he lived...


  1. Happy Birthday Mariette! You are beautiful :-) I hope you had a wonderful day.

  2. Sending the happiest of birthday wishes to you Mariette. You are so blessed to have travelled the world. Do you still sew such lovelies? My birthday is in 20 days. :) Hugs, Tammy

  3. Happy happy Birthday, Mariette, I hope your day will be special in every way. If I'm not mistaken, your birthday actually is today. I'm smiling ear-to-ear now, cannot believe my little package has been traveling the blue blue ocean for 6 days now, it should arrive at your doorstep next week. To know it's your birthday makes it even more fun.
    You are one beautiful lady, Mariette!
    Happy celebrating, I will respond to your email later today. Where did the week go? Time really does fly.
    Have a big slice of cake for me, will you?
    C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S X * X * X * X

  4. Hartelijk gefeliciteerd. WAT een leuke foto's joh...die met die korte rok (die niet zo kort was hihi ;) ) brengt herinneringen terug. OOK ik heb hele lange benen (ben 1.83)en droeg een kort suede rokje MET een favo rose trui......die trui was met vlindermouwen en van angora...heerlijk zacht mmmmm (Ben geboren in 1957, dus ietsie pietsie jonger dan jij) Leuk om te zien al die oude foto's.

    Liefs van Marian

  5. Héél hartelijk gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag Mariette! Een hele fijne dag wens ik je toe! Gr, Inge

  6. Dear Mariette!!

    A belated VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!!!! Really enjoyed your pictures (my favourite when you are 6!!!) - in fact love it when you go down memory lane!!! And made me grin - I have pictures JUST like it - I think we all have!!!! (And I am pretty sure that one of my real baby pictures has a similar text on the back :)!!)

    Again - have missed a lot, so to me your blog is all newly designed and shiny!! Love it!!! Makes me realize I need to do some work too.....

    Well, have a lovely Sunday!!!!!

    Love Nicola x

  7. p.s What am I going on about...it IS the 6th today!!!!!!!!So: HAPPY BIRTHDAY today (so used to reading everything FAR too late :)

    HAve a fabulous day!!! All the VEry Very best!!! Are you having a party?

    Lots of love

    Nicola x

  8. Hallo Mariette,
    allerherzlichsten Glückwunsch. Was für zauberhafte Bilder du uns da zeigst und in jedem Alter bis du die perfekte Dame. Ich bin erstaunt, wie wunderbar dir die halblangen Haare stehen. Und was für schöne und komplizierte Kleiner du genäht hast. Du bist ein echtes Talent in jeder Richtung. Meine Liebe, ich wünsche dir einen wunderbaren Tag, bestimmt hat Pieter sich etwas Schönes ausgedacht, um dich heute zu erfreuen.
    Herzliche Grüße, Johanna

  9. Van ganser harte gefeliciteerd!!!!! En wat een schattige foto van toen je 6 was;)!!! ZO leuk al die foto's van vroeger!!
    Ik hoop dat je een supergezellige dag hebt, met een GOED alternatief voor de Limburgse vlaai!;)


  10. Lieve Mariette,

    Van harte gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag! Het is altijd leuk om oude foto's terug te zien. Zeker als je ook nog een ronde verjaardag hebt. Ik wens je een hele fijne en gezellige dag toe.

    Lieve groetjes,

  11. Liebe Mariette,
    auch ich gratuliere Dir zu diesem besonderen Geburtstag und wünsche Dir einen wundervollen Tag.

    habe Dich bei Rosabella entdeckt; mir gefällt es bei Dir und ich komme gerne wieder.

    alle guten Wünsche schickt Dir Traudi aus dem Drosselgarten

  12. Buon compleanno,tanti auguri a te Mariette!!!!Che dolci e tenere le tue foto da bambina e da adolescente.Complimenti!Rosetta

  13. Liebe Mariette,
    meinen allerherzlichsten Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag, alles Liebe und Gute wünsche ich Dir, vor allem Gesundheit, viel Glück und ein langes Leben!
    Hatte auch ohne Dein Post dran gedacht, weil ich mir den Termin notiert hatte.
    Hübsche Bilder und die halblangen Haare stehen Dir auch sehr gut!
    Deine Nähkünste muß ich bewundern. Ich habe so sehr gern nie genäht, in der Jugend überhaupt nicht.

    Liebe Grüße und noch einen wunderschönen Tag

  14. Gefeliciteerd!!! leuk !! 60 jaar !! wat zie je er goed uit !!!...maak er een gezellige dag van.....en.....mijn laatste stukje vlaai verdwijnt net in mijn mond speciaal voor jouw verjaardag !!...liefs Ria...

  15. Liebe Mariette,

    allerherzlichsten Glückwunsch auch von mir zu deinem runden Geburtstag. Ich wünsche dir für das kommenden Lebensjahr eine ausgezeichnete Gesundheit, viele gute Freunde und jeden Tag ein fröhliches Lachen. Genieße den besonderen Tag mit deinem leiben Mann, Pieter.
    Es war schön Momente deines Lebens über deine wunderbaren Fotos zu begleiten. Welch hübsche und talentierte Frau du bist!!! Wunderschöne Kleider hast du genäht und das schon in solch jungen Jahren!!

    Ganz liebe Geburtstagsgrüße und eine herzliche Umarmung schickt dir Elvira

  16. Dearest Mariette,

    How did you like my singing sweet friend. I so enjoyed the years in pics of beautiful you. Your talents began long ago and followed you all your life. I love all your clothing designs. It is a special birthday and I wish and pray for you all good things for the year ahead with happiness, health and lots of love.

    Blessings and love to you always,
    Celestina Marie

  17. Meine liebe Mariette!
    Ich wünsche Dir alles, alles Liebe und Gute zum Geburtstag!
    Hoffentlich konntest Du Deinen Tag genißen und hast Dich so richtig verwöhnen lassen!
    Schön, das es Dich gibt!
    GGGGLG, Deine Melissa

  18. Happy Birthday Mariette!!! May the Lord bless you. Beautiful pictures;
    one of the pictures was taken the day I was born. :)Hope you had a marvelous birthday!
    Hugs & Blessings ~*~ Wendy ~*~

  19. Happy Birthday Mariette, and may we be blog fiends for a very long time.
    What lovely pictures- my favourite is the one with the black lace bolero.
    My favourite horoscope writer , Marjorie Orr has the following predictions for your year coming up:
    IF ITS YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY your year ahead will be hard working, determined and quite dynamic at times. Take time out to pamper yourself in the quiet moments since you need to recharge your batteries along the way. Enthusiastic mates will be morale boosting which will help to keep you cheerful. After mid year home will be happier, more relaxing.

    I hope that all sounds good to you!!

  20. Liebe Mariette,

    ich wünsche dir von ganzem ♥zen alles erdenklich Giúte zu deinem Geburtstag !!!

    Mögen sich viel deiner Wünsche erfüllen ...
    Hoffe du hast einen tollen Tag und lässt dich schön feiern !!!

    Ganz lieber Gruß,

  21. Mariette,
    van harte gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag! Had je ook gemaild, maar toch nog ff n felicitatie!
    Ik moet nog 5 dgn wachten...

  22. Liebe Mariette

    zum Geburtstag, für das neue Lebensjahr und die kommenden
    Lebensjahre alles Gute

    Angela und Elisabeth

  23. “What is the world big...”
    so glad you're in it!
    Happy Birthday dear Mariette
    and thank you once again for
    sharing your wondrous pictures.
    The step between 1967 and 1970
    look is simply astounding!
    Ciao stupenda sessantenne!
    P.S. your Chanel boots made me nuts!

  24. Oh Mariette,du hast heute Geburtstag.Alles Liebe und Gute zu deinem Geburtstag.Die Fotos sind großartig!
    Ich bin leider etwas spät darauf gekommen das du heute deinen Geburtstag hast.Ich schicke dir ganz herzliche Grüße-Edith.

  25. So pretty pictures, dearest Mariette, great potos of a pretty girl and lady, with lots of wonderful selfmade cloths! I want to wish yo the very best for your birthday!!! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Warm hugs from Traude (and thank you for all your India-memories and thoughts that you share with me!!!)

  26. I think I might be late with my birthday wishes but Happy Happy Birthday Mariette and here's to many, many more!!!

  27. My dearest Mariette,

    Wishing you a happy birthday, and many more. I LOVED the pictures. You are so beautiful. Oh my goodness, I now understand why Pieter are so crazy about you...

    You are beautiful outside and inside.

    ((((( hugs )))))

  28. Hallo Mariette,
    auch von mir die allerherzlichsten Glückwünsche zum Geburtstag.
    Wunderschöne Idee mit den Fotos von Dir.
    ich mag besonders das Bild mit dem nicht so kurzen Rock.

    Ganz liebe Grüße

  29. Gefeliciteerd dan alsnog!! Leuke foto's van vroeger!

    groetjes Janny

  30. Liebe Mariette,
    ich möchte dir nachträglich recht herzlich zum Geburtstag gratulieren. Ich wünsche Dir für das neue Lebensjahr alles erdenklich Gute, vor allen Dingen jedoch Gesundheit und persönliches Wohlergehen.
    Sieh es mir bitte nach, daß ich erst heute hier erscheine.
    Liebeb Grüße

  31. Dear Mariette,
    Belated Happy Birthday! You are such a beautiful lady and you inspire me so much. I hope you had a wonderful Birthday!

  32. Das sind ja schöne Bilder!!!
    Toll, diese "Entwicklung" zu sehen!

    Ich wünsche dir für dein neues Lebensjahr(zehnt) alles alles Gute, vor allem Gesundheit, Zufriedenheit und Gottes Segen!

    Herzlichst, Biene (aus dem Seifengarten)

  33. Mariette, Happy Birthday!

    Re: videos on blog - very easy. Upload to YouTube, press the button in the blogger editor that looks like a movie icon, follow instructions!

    C’est un plaisir de venir sur ton blog !


    Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio

  34. Dearest Mariette,
    thank you for telling me about this post!
    You have been such a beautiful young lady! And it is famous to see, how creative you hav been alredy as a young girl!
    Thank you for telling me....
    Have a wonderful week,
    love and hugs,

  35. Happy Birthday my sweet friend Mariette!!! XO Dee

  36. Ach, wo bin ich hier gelandet, liebe Mariette, Post von Februar 2011.
    Deine Mama ähnelt Dir ja sehr! Ja, wenn Eltern wüßten, was aus den Kindern einmal wird. :-)
    Und mit 6 Jahren schaust Du schon so intelligent in die Welt. :-) Wahnsinn! Du warst sicher eine fleissige Schülerin, so macht es den Eindruck.Ich ging damals gar nicht gern zur Schule ;-)
    Und noch ein wenig pausbäckig 1967 ...
    Auch das Talent im Nähen! Das ist nicht jeder gegeben! Da bist Du in vielem gesegnet!

    Wie groß bist Du, wenn Deine Beine sehr lang sind, wenn diese Frage nicht zu indiskret ist.

    Liebe Grüße aus 2014 :-)


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