Monday, 19 February 2018

T stands for Vintage and coffee

Hi Everybody!

Hope your week got off to a good start. It's very cold and frosty here, and is supposed to get more so, which doesn't make me happy, as the cold weather is not good for my aching bones and joints.

On Tuesday we are starting a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday 
As always, projects of all formats are welcome .You have 2 weeks to join us, and we are looking forward to seeing what you create. I made a hybrid piece using old family photos, showing my great Auntie Fanny, Erika, and my Mum holding me. The photo with me is the newest one dating back to 1947, the other 2 were both taken in 1918. I used some elements from Serif.

At Tag Tuesday you still have a week to link to Michele's challenge, use a quote.
I used Mr Bowler Hat again:

Today is also T stands for Tuesday at Elizabeth's blog, so here a warm welcome to all of the nice ladies of the T Gang.

Last Wednesday I went for breakfast with N. We chose a small breakfast at Cafe Bazzar in the Altstadt of Düsseldorf. They had other breakfasts which were large enough to keep you going for a whole day!  The cafe is rather large, and all tables were well filled with guests. We were lucky enough to get a table by the window.

The shelves reaching up to the ceiling were filled with old coffee grinders and coffee machines from various ages and styles:

My cappuccino:

N's Latte:

All drinks are served with a sugared almond:

We each got a plate with various cheeses, a slice of ham, an egg and a little edible cup of jam:

Bread, rolls and butter came in a separate basket. I took one roll home with me as it was too much:

  The 2nd round of cappuccino:

And what about a coffee roaster like this?

This is a place to which I will surely pay a repeat visit!

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


  1. Yay! I'm first today:)
    Your piece is so purrfect for a family photo album. What a lovely remembrance.
    Breakfast looks great. I'm going to have to get up and get a coffee and cookie after looking at these pictures.
    What a coffee roaster, huh?
    Wishing you sunshine for your bones and sparkle for your day.

  2. Love your beautiful, vintage creation. Lovely to see those photos again, you were a cute baby. Nice tag, too, and gorgeous photos of that cafe, I want to go there soon. Do they sell the machines or are they just for decoration? Have a restful evening,hugs, Sarah

  3. Hello dear Valerie!
    Your hybrid vintage creation is so beautiful and so emotional with your family photos and your sweet mum!
    I also like your tag!!!Lovely image and preety colors and quote!
    Wonderful pictures from the cute and cozy cafe!I like cappuccino coffee too!!
    Thank you for sharing!Have a fabulous week!Hugs!

  4. waue great post and LOVE the vintage journal ;O)

  5. Your work today shows you doing two of my favorites -- using your family vintage photos (and beautifully) and your bowler man in black! I love both pieces. And that lovely heart on your drink!

  6. Beautiful pages and a lovely coffee place!

  7. You created such a lovely, family portrait, and your are just cute as a button. Love your little shoes. I bet the cafe smells heavenly. I love the smell of freshly ground coffee, but not the taste. Everything in the cafe looks so arty. Even your breakfast is beautifully plated. Happy T Day.

  8. Fabulous vintage hybrid piece and Mr Bowlerhat always does it for me! Looks like a great coffee place!

  9. This is definitely your kind of place Valerie, surrounded by coffee, and 2 cups is my type of breakfast! I love your artwork, those old photo's are lovely, and I love your pinks and purples with Mr Bowler Hat Man. Have a very happy week, Sue xx

  10. I love your fabulous vintage page Valerie and of course it is lovely to see your treasured family photos, they must mean so much to you.
    The cafe you had breakfast in last week looks a super destination. The artwok on the wall, shelves filled with interesting things and an awesome grinding machine, I think I would have spent a long time just looking around. The breakfast you ordered looked delicious and the coffee, looked lovely as well.
    Happy T day wishes Valerie.
    Yvonne xx
    p.s. forgot to say I really liked Mr Bowler Hat on the tag.

  11. What a gorgeous cafe! I would have enjoyed seeing all of the coffee grinders. I loved the look of your breakfast plate-nice and light, have not seen an egg served that way before in a restaurant. the bread looks amazing too.
    I loved your vintage page very much that's neat how you added in the photos.
    Happy T Day stay warm Kathy

  12. your vintage piece is lovely, it tells a story! That Cafe' is amazing,, what a wonderful atmosphere and the food looks wonderful!

  13. What a beautiful vintage page, Valerie. I LLLLLLLLOVE the photo with you as a baby and your mom. It is soooo cute! I am glad that you had a great time with your friend. I love sugared almonds with my coffee! Kisses!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Your vintage collage is just darling! You were a little sweetie and how lovely all of you look.
    Oh that coffee shop is delightful - I can smell the aromas coming from that grinder. Thanks for taking us along :D)
    Keep warm xx

  15. Hi Valerie wow i love these pages they are gorgeous and love your tag and what a fun cafe xx

  16. That looks like a lovely place. The cappuccino looks delicious. The decor looks fun too. I would love to eat there. :)

    Great job on your pages too. You are so creative.

  17. You pack SO much into your T day posts, Valerie, I don't even know where to begin. Your vintage page is fabulous, and I love the photo of you and your mother. Nice homage to your other family members, too.

    The tag is really different and the colors are WOW.

    But of course, that cafe with the great atmosphere is simply out of this world. I was SO impressed with the various coffee grinders and the roaster, which looked well used. And then, the breakfast and bread. LOVED the look of that bread. I also liked seeing the various metal signs that livened up the place, but the two cappuccinos were what made me want to visit there. It's a wonderful place and I look forward to seeing you visit there again.

    Thanks for sharing your art, your breakfast, and your two cappuccinos with us for T this Tuesday.

  18. Full of vintagia beauty and that coffee, mmmmm, it sure looks good.
    Wow of photos and one day I just may venture into your's a long way from me.xx[aNNie' blog]

  19. So many beautiful pieces today. I really love the vintage collage with your family photos!
    Happy Tea Day,

  20. I love your vintage page Valerie-so beautiful and extra special with family photos!!
    The second project is wonderful too- first thing I thought of was a film noir movie poster:) Great looking cafe -those cappuccinos look so good. And I could spend lots of time looking at all those coffee grinders and such on display. Happy T day!

  21. your journal page is amazing! vintage is a great theme. hopefully i can play at TIOT soon. love the quote tag also. but really i just would love to go have that nice plate of yumminess at the cafe you visited! i do love your adventures. it is very cold here too. i guess it really is still winter! xo

  22. What a gorgeous collage, I just adore that shot of you and your Mum! Mr bowler hat looks amazing as always against the pinks and blues. What a lovely cafe, that bread looks scrumptious!! Have a great week Valerie :)

  23. Wow !!! Love your family collage Valerie x The layout is stunning and Mr Bowler Hat looks fabulous too. Great photographs of your outing with N

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie xx

  24. Eine wunderschöne collage, Valerie. Deine Fotos sind auch - wie immer - klasse

  25. This is beautiful vintage page and great photos!

  26. That breakfast looks good to me. It's very different from the typical American breakfast but I think much better. That bread looks really good too. My little morning shake drink just isn't cutting it right now. And you have 2 great art pieces today! Vintage is a fun theme, and I love all those vintage photos you included. I recognize a few of those face. :) And your TH image page is great too. I love the blue to the black background which really frames the image. :) Looks like you've been having fun lately. Hope you warm up soon. (Funny, we are going to be really warm today and tomorrow.) Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

  27. Wow, your vintage hybrid page using your old family photos is stunning! I love how you captured such beautiful memories 😁. Mr.Bowlerhat man is wonderful too! I enjoyed visiting the cafe with you, the breakfast looks perfect and the edible pot of jam is amazing - yum 😉. Happy T Tuesday! J 😊

  28. Wundervolle Kunstwerke und ein toller Ort zum Frühstücken!
    Happy T-Day und TioT!

  29. What a wonderful page - you have added the most beautiful elements to your hybrid page and I always love it when you usr family photos! Mr Bowler hat man looks great on your tag too! I love the place you went to for breakfast! So much to look at while you were there and your breakfast looks delicious! Definitely somewhere to return to! Hugs,Chrisx

  30. We've got clouds and highs in the 70s, but cooler weather will return next week. That cafe looks nice, and the bread! Such a bright place, and a seat by a window would be a treat. I love how they've decorated it with vintage coffee-related items. Definitely a place to go back to :) Happy T Tuesday!

  31. What a lovely vintage hybrid piece! I like it that you have used photos from your family.
    That breakfast place looks great. The breakfast looks delicious, but it is the decor that caught my attention. So much to look at! I love all the coffee makes and grinders. (incl the big one) and loved the advertising plaques on the wall. Cafe Hag, I remember that one. And a foreign one advertising chicory coffee (so popular in Italy). Yes, I can imagine you would want to go back there.
    Happy T-Day,

  32. Fabulous vintage piece, love the old family photos you have used


  33. I love your vintage page Val, and your bowler hat man page is so dramatic and fabulous!
    Alison xox

  34. I really liked your artwork and the autobiographical slant. Stay warm!

  35. A beautiful collaged page Valerie and a lovely way to display family photos. The café you visited looks fabulous, so much to look at, as well as a delicious breakfast, no wonder you want o go there again.
    Avril xx

  36. You have created a masterpiece Valerie! So vintage, so personal, so beautiful.
    Love walking down the memory lane....
    Lula xx

  37. Lovely vintage page with so much meaning for you and your family. Hugs, Teresa

  38. Oh I love your vintage page, it is so beautiful. Your tag and photos are also lovely.

  39. Beautiful vintage page, Valerie. I love seeing the photo of you as a child.

    Fabulous cafe. I especially like the presentation of the cappuccino with the cream-swirled heart and sugared almond. What a nice way to make a customer feel special.

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

    1. Everything there was really made with love, and the wait staff were so friendly.

  40. Your first art piece is truly meaningful! I love that photo with you in it!
    The second one I love! Great quote!
    I would love to go to that place to eat and drink! Sugared almond! Yummy! And, your food and cappuccino look so good! Beautiful spot!
    Big Hugs!

  41. Oh, I want to go to this coffee shop! So interesting, and your latte and breakfast look wonderful! I could look all day at all the interesting coffee things in that shop. Thanks for sharing with us. Happy Tea Day!

  42. What a great post - full again of wonderful images. And wow the Tag Tuesday tag is full of mystery so it really fits perfectly with the quote. Again - inspirational!

  43. Valerie how wonderful to share your personal pictures with us within your vintage page, wouldn't this be marvellous as wrapping paper to wrap special gifts for your nearest and dearest. I could almost smell the coffee with your cafe visit, it looks a wonderful place and one I too would love to visit.
    Thank you for sharing your day.
    Creative wishes Tracey x

  44. WOW What a cool place to have breakfast and coffee-mmm i love my coffee!
    I want to visit there as well! I love the assortment of pots and grinders and that huge one? WOW- bet it makes the best coffee!

    Your family collage is just gorgeous! I always love when you share these precious photos-such treasures!

    And Mr. Bowler is a mighty fine tag! Very dapper indeed!

  45. Just love old photographs. I hate to see them at craft shows etc... as that means soemewhere along the way they got separated from their people.. I tend to buy them just for that reason.. They need to belong to someone not lost to time.... lol silly.. What a great cafe! We stayed at a great Inn in Denmark for a few days and every morning for breakfast was this great feast of bread/rolls and meats and cheeses... YUM! Thats some coffee roaster!!! Happy happy T day!! Hugs! deb

  46. I love the idea of the sugared almond with the cappuccino.
    You have a great one.

  47. Sooo schön deine Vintageseite mit all den schönen alten Fotos, aber auch das Tag gefällt mir gut. Deine Fotostrecke mit dem netten Cafe und dem lecker aussehenden Frühstück macht sofort Lust da mal hinzugehen.
    Liebe Grüße

  48. Wow I love this nostalgic piece of art filled with faces of your life! I enlarged it so I could study each intricate part of this stunning collage! I enjoyed a peek into your cafe too..that was awesome!
    Thanks for sharing! Cold here too!

    Peace Giggles


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