Monday, 28 November 2016

In the Lantern

Hi Everybody!

It's Tuesday again, so it's time for
Elizabeth's T Stands For Tuesday party, and I would
like to extend a warm welcome to all the lovely  T Gang ladies.
I have one more mixed media/hybrid piece for Art Journal Journey, Susi's theme
 of collage with a twist:

And this is the tag I made for Tag Tuesday last week, our theme was 
patchwork fields:

 I popped into this lovely bakery for  cup of coffee, the figures in the window
move, it was fun to watch them:

And as I had time before my appointment, I went into the tower and saw the exhibits in the ship's museum there, and enjoyed another cup of coffee up in the 'lantern' under
the roof:

 The views from the huge windows were wonderful in all directions:

And the cappuccino was good, too, and I remembered to take a photo 
before I drank it all:

I will show the pictures of the wonderful ship's models another time.

Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!


  1. Terrific page Valerie and the figures stand out so well.

    What a wonderful place to stop for a coffee and see all the views. Just imagine the views when the wheel gets to the top.

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. What sweet art! I love the page sentiment and the tag is gorgeous! Your photos are lovely too.

  3. Both lovely and the tea shop looks wonderful. Love the ferris wheel shots!

  4. Love your page, the style is very reminiscent of the 1920s, fantastic background, too. And as for the photos - wonderful, just wonderful. Hope to see you soon, hugs, Sarah

  5. what a lovely day you had! The work for the challenges is beautiful too!

  6. Your art work as always is fabulous - the lady and her dog is very chic and oh how I love your tag, it's a little masterpiece and your painting is stunning! You always have so much fun on your days out - watching the figures in the window makes me smile and the views across the town through the huge windows are spectacular! Wishing you a very Happy T Day dear Valerie! J :-)

  7. Love the art piece for AJJ and the tag is amazing! And who could forget to rave about the beautiful photos you tagging along with you for those sightseeing excursions.

  8. I used to tell people love me, love my cat. Of course, his name was DOG! Yep, it's true. So that spread has very special meaning to me.

    Both places you stopped for coffee/cappuccinos were wonderful. I so enjoyed the bakers in the window, and of course, the stalls that were all decked out in Christmas fare.

    But the scenes from the tower in the ship's museum were incredible. Sadly, the Rhine looked very, very cold. It's a beautiful scene, though, and I so enjoyed every photo. Thanks for sharing it, your gorgeous AJJ entry, your darling tag, and your photos of the Altstadt, as well as your cappuccino with us for T this Tuesday. Hope you are safe and snug in bed right now, because the weather looks terribly cold there.

    1. Yes, it is freezing cold just now, and without sun the Rhine looks grey and cold!

  9. Oh Valerie that page so speaks to me-love it! What a beautiful tag. And thank you for gracing us so often with your gorgeous surroundings. Love that display window with the bakers! Happy T day!

  10. 2 coffee shops! And I love the views from each one. I'd be hard pressed to choose between them so am glad you took us to both. Thx! Happy T Tuesday :)

  11. Love the silhouettes in the collage - classic.

    Lovely views ... look forward to the ship pictures

  12. By the way ... I knew a young couple who first met on a Ferris Wheel. Last I heard they were still going around together!!!!!

  13. Yes I am relating to the page you created, that lady with her dog looks fantastic. Gorgeous painting on the tag as well.
    The photos you took from the tower are brilliant, what a good view if the town and wheel you had drinking your coffee. The shop with the animations in the window is a show stopper, I would be sitting there longer than I should just watching other folks looking in.
    Happy T day
    Yvonne xx

  14. Eine super Seite ! Wer Tiere mag ist immer symphatischer als, die die keine Tiere mögen! Das Taa ist auch toll und schön dass DU so viel Spaß in den Kaffeehäusern hattest- immer schon dort!
    Tolle Fotos Valerie!
    Schönen Tag mit der lieben Sabine!

  15. Wow-what a great post today. Your collage is all about me with my dog(s). Ha-ha! If only I could look so elegant. :) Great page. And your photos today are amazing. What a fun window display and those view from up in the tower are interesting too. Have a happy T day. Hugs-Erika

  16. What a beautiful collage. I love the silhouette of the elegant lady. The tag is also very beautiful. The colours are warm and the scene draws you in.
    Thank you for taking us for coffee in your city. The baker's display is fab! Yes, I would stop there just to see the display.
    And coffee in the tower sounds fantastic! There seems to be a sort of Christmas market thing going on outside. When you go into the tower, you do not need to go on the ferris wheel. The views are just as stunning! Thank you so much for sharing the photos. I really enjoyed looking at the views and am looking forward to seeing the ships from the exhibition next time.
    Happy T-Day,

  17. Popped over from Elizabeth and Bluebird. Lovely collage page and tag. What a treat to take a trip from the comfort of my chair. The views from the tower are breath-taking. My fantasy is to have a studio in a lighthouse. The animated bakers make me think of the Santa's Village at the big department store when I was little.

    1. I would love to live in an old mill or tower, too!

  18. Great artwork Valerie - the silhouettes are very striking and elegant.
    Wishing that it warm and sunny here like in your beautiful tag.
    Fantastic views in your photos today - that was lovely treat seeing those.
    Love the ones with the animated bakers especially.
    Hope you're having a great day.. Gill xx

  19. Such lovely art work, and wonderful photos! The bakery display is delightful, and what amazing views from the tower. They look like postcards. Happy T Day!

  20. Great photos again Valerie! I do so love the ones from the tower.

  21. Everything is awesome, Val. Looks like all kinds of fun.
    Love your tag and piece, both are gorgeous.
    I'll be looking for a 'love me love my cat' piece :)

  22. Fabulous art page and, oh my, I just love your tag with that gorgeous little painting on it. Very cleverly designed too. hugs, Teresa

  23. Hi Valerie, Love your art page and the tag is so charming. I love anything with a cottage. You are so very talented with everything including your camera. Love seeing the views around town and the bakers in the window are fun to see.
    Wishing you a great week. xo

  24. Valerie i just love your shadow page.... and the tag is incredibly lovely... Love the pictures from around where you live...the bakery...thank you so much Valerie.... Hugs! deb

  25. Lovely journal page and art tag! Also love the little chefs.

  26. Always such a pleasure to visit your blog, so much to see and learn about,Valerie!

  27. I love your page and the little scene on your tag is so bright and cheerful! I love the views of the cafe and of the town! Great to find new places for coffee! I'll be popping back to catch up tomorrow! Hugs, Chrisx

  28. I love your page and the little scene on your tag is so bright and cheerful! I love the views of the cafe and of the town! Great to find new places for coffee! I'll be popping back to catch up tomorrow! Hugs, Chrisx

  29. For me, your tag is outstanding!!!
    Love me, love my dog? Well it all depends on the dog doesn't it!
    I sure did enjoy all of your pictures - only wish I could have tried some of those goodies at the bakery!
    Sandy xx

  30. Oh how I missed your wonderful posts!! Beautiful artwork, that tag is just delightful with the summer scene! Your town looks so quaint! I'm hoping to get a scooter next summer so I can travel a little further. I would love to visit our main street, but it's too far to walk to it. sending hugs :)

  31. Schöne nostalgische Dame mit Hund auf dem toll leuchtenden Hintergrund, der aussieht wie bemaltes Glas. Auch das Tag ist wieder schön komponiert. Der Ausblick über die Altstadt vom schönen alten Turm aus, muß klasse sein,schöne Fotos.
    Liebe Grüße

  32. I love your art pieces! That tag is so beautiful! You are so good at getting your creations finished so quickly! LOL!
    I love that bakery!! Beautiful photos! Thank you!


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