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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Saturday, February 19, 2011


FINALLY it got published yesterday in our local news paper! My official ribbon cutting that had been postponed so many times. In 2008 when I started my business we first went to The Netherlands for a wedding. Returning home from the wedding, we joined with Anita, our foster daughter, at the airport and flew back with her to the USA. She stayed with us and went back on a trip to The Netherlands again for the 50th wedding anniversary of Pieter's eldest, and now only brother. We also celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. In February of 2009 we flew once again back to The Netherlands for my parents' 60th wedding anniversary; our 61st trip to visit family and friends. In October of 2009 we flew once more to The Netherlands for the first reunion of the Practical Training College about Mushroom Growing, that husband Pieter had founded. It was fun to see former colleagues once again... When we got back home I became sicker and sicker with excruciating pain. My severe health problems and weight loss, resulted in being completely paralyzed on January 9 of 2010. That set me back so much that we had to work hard in order to catch up on everything. Again we discussed a ribbon cutting with our Dublin Laurens County Chamber of Commerce. Now it was Pieter who made us have to postpone everything again; he had his quadruple bypass on September 3rd. So the year was ending fast again but we decided to have it done on November 30 of 2010.

Here it is; the huge scissor for the ceremony done by the City Mayor and County and Chamber Officials.

Green is the color for Dublin and the Mayor also is wearing a green shamrock, the symbol for Dublin. See my blog post from December 30 for the symbol click it.

The news paper article from our local Courier Herald, February 17 of 2011.

Pieter giving a little speech... one of hundreds that he gave over his life time.

Some snappy remarks and laughter!

A happy gathering!

With our dear friends Maria Runggaldier and Heinz Krassnig from Ristorante da Maria and Dublin Farm "Come Home To The Country". See my earlier blog post about {AGRITURISMO & GERANIUMS - PELARGONIUM} click it.

In the living room explaining about my classes Learn from Mariette
and showing also some vintage Lampe Berger alongside the Giovanni Raspini silver gifts (← click it) from Italy.

Down stairs in our Rose Suite showing them more items like hand carved wooden cherubs and angel heads from South Tirol, Italy; antique Delft Velsen table lamp; antique Limoges table lamps ( click it);
 high end French antiques and French Country Style ( click it).

It also was dear friend Maria, Lady Chef from Italy, who helped me out with the refreshments for that day.
Using my Cottimaryanne table linens, in a rose damask, from Italy; see earlier post: {Camellia Debutante & Chocolate} click it.

Dublin Mayor and Ms. Willie from the local Chamber of Commerce, lead us to the refreshments...


  1. Mariette,
    ich bin beeindruckt. Danke, dass Du uns das alles gezeigt hast und auch die "bunten Platten". Ich fühle mich eingeladen und nasche davon.
    Ich wünsche eine weitere gute Zeit und jetzt ein angenehmes Wochenende.
    Lieeb Grüße

  2. Beautiful friendship!
    Have a nice weekend.

  3. Hallo Mariette, wat leuk dat je met een zo mooie foto en artikel in de krant staat! Eindelijk de officiële opening van je zaak! Mooie foto's heb je verder in je bericht staan. Ik schrok toen ik las dat je vorig jaar zo ziek bent geweest .... zo te zien ben je weer helemaal opgeknapt? Aan je man te zien hou jij hem jong!
    Heel veel succes,

    Gr, Inge

  4. Potverdorie Mariette!! Jullie hebben het het afgelopen jaar wel voor de kiezen gehad zie ik nu!!!!
    Ben blij te lezen dat het nu met jullie alletwee weer beter gaat! En dat je dan nu eindelijk de "festiviteiten"door kon laten gaan!! Een succesvolle Nederlandse overseas....CHAPEAU!!!;)
    Ik wens je alle succes!!!


  5. Dear Mariette,
    what a honor to see your photo in a newspaper. It was a dinified opening of your store and I wish you all the success this wonderful enterprise deserve.
    Maria and Heinz made so yummy looking refreshments. I love Italian fingerfood.
    I can imagine that the photos show only little from the nice atmosphere in your store rooms. All the items you show on the blog are in a close look so tastfull and adorable. Would be hard to chose what to buy. I wish you and Pieter a wonderful, healthy, warm and sunny weekend.
    Greetings, Johanna

  6. Hi Mariette, Congratulations on your achievements! that rather than the chamber of commerce in your city you have recognized, enforceable as the owner of your business and what that represents for you and for the city. Pike activity enjoyable. The items you have available for your audience are really beautiful and those heads of hand-carved angels are beautiful! Congratulations, Rose Marie



  8. C0ngratulations! I love it that in spite of all your health problems for both of you, you won't let it get you down and you get right back to where you want to go- well done- and the gathering looks a lovely party.You both look lovely and the area you live in looks super !!

  9. Oh Mariette,
    wat erg dat jij zo ziek bent geweest!
    Ik hoop dat dit jaar beter is voor jullie.
    Leuk dat je in de krant stond met je winkeltje!
    Fijne zondag nog!

  10. Dear Mariette,

    Congratulations! I am very happy for you the shop was finally opened officially. It looks like you had a great time with your friends!

    You and Pieter really had a rough year. I hope this year will better for both of you!

    Lieve groet & happy weekend,

    xox Madelief

  11. OH! How beautiful! Congratulations, Mariette!

    Have a nice and cosy sunday!

  12. Congrats dear Mariette, those pics are joyful and yummy, love your treasures too. Wishing all the best to all of you, ciao!


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