Saturday, October 18, 2014

We are SO ahead of our time!


When we were in Amsterdam last month, we of course went to the Rijksmuseum.  They have lots of Rembrandt's, some Vermeers - it's worth the effort, trust me.  It's a museum that will linger in our memories for the rest of our lives.

But there was one thing there that really caught my eye - our TICKETS!


Rijksmuseum ticket The Nightwatch Rembrandt Start With Art Color Scheme

Rijksmuseum ticket The Nightwatch Rembrandt Start With Art Color Scheme
Both of the paintings are in fact details from The Night Watch by Rembrandt - arguably the crown jewel of the Rijksmuseum collection.  But note the color schemes on the left side, drawn from the paintings!  Remind anybody of our Start With Art?

These two bit posters were outside the entrance to the museum. The first is colors taken from The Milkmaid by Vermeer:
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Color Scheme The Milkmaid Vermeer Start With Art

And this is colors taken from The Night Watch.  I particularly like the graffiti - Find Joy!

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam The Nightwatch Rembrandt Color Scheme Start With Art

And I must share Belovedest's favorite photo: me, surrounded by luggage, before we left our lovely room in Amsterdam...
The Vivienne Files Maison Rika Amsterdam guesthouse

Note that my cool Maison Rika cardigan matches the throw that was on our bed... Rika's favorite motif is stars, I suspect!  I can't recommend a trip to Amsterdam highly enough, everything was delightful, and we will cherish those memories forever.  And I suspect we'll be back...

OOOOOH, and a present for you - I put another tab up at the top of The Vivienne Files that opens a page with all the links to all of the Step By Step Wardrobe posts.  I'm going to build pages for the other themes too - Start with Art etc.  It takes a while, but I'm on it!

                        Beara Beara


16 comments:

  1. Amsterdam is on the list of places to visit if God gives us enough time. You look lovely surrounded by stars, and I got a good chuckle when I saw how the Rijksmuseum copied you!

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  2. Love this post! Now you have me desiring a trip to Amsterdam!

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  3. Next time that I am in Europe I would like to visit Amsterdam to see the museums. Is it a safe city for solo women travellers? France and Spain both issue beautiful tickets for their museums. The tabs are a good idea as I am sure that many readers use the Step by Step posts as a resource. I frequently refer to them. Merci.

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    1. I feel Amsterdam is extremely safe for solo travelers. Just use the same common sense as you would alone at home.

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  4. Yay for the 'scratch tab'! I have directed several people to "june and july of 2014" to the 'scratch series' - an inspired series, to be sure.

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  5. Wonderful photo of you. I am craving some star items in my closet. Thanks for everything you do!

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  6. I visited Amsterdam a few times while still living in Europe. It is indeed a fabulous place. I love the photo of you. Color coordinated at its very best. Have a lovely weekend.

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  7. Great photo - you look so cute (and little - I always imagine you as tall!). And the star cardigan is just right. I love stars, especially for decorating at Christmas!

    Thanks for the "starting from scratch" tab because I find it awkward searching back - please do 333 next!

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  8. I picked up a gray & white star print scarf at a market in Paris last week for 3€.

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  9. You are definitely talking me back into Amsterdam. I've been but my husband hasn't - I begin to suspect he'd quite like it. We're fond of good museums and art galleries and quaint old cities...

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  10. The first ticket with the warm colors is so me!

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  11. Thanks so much for the tab! It's really helpful to have it popped out like that so I don't have to rummage through the archives!

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  12. I love the rich warm colors in the tickets. Would you do "Start with Art" wardrobes based on them, please?

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  13. If you haven't already seen it, check out this flash mob re-enactment of "The Night Watch," in honor of the reopening of the Rijks Museum. http://youtu.be/y1ys2UCROU0 An absolute must-see!

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  14. Sorry, that last link was a newscast, and only showed part of the video. Here's a better link: http://youtu.be/uswltlxoRJU

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  15. Sounds and looks absolutely lovely! Thanks for sharing.

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