Monday, June 30, 2008

A Fabulous Dutch Ad

Hi Girlfriends,

Today begins a new month for us and we think, a good first month, with readers and bloggers alike.  We are still learning and will be for quite some time..........but, we mustn't forget our manners because we certainly wish to thank Mighty Girl for sending our comment to Google.....somehow, Karen from Alkemie for featuring my Louis XV chair in her Re-upholstered series beginning this week, and for Cote de Texas for reading our Sunday Funnies and commenting.  A whole lot of thanks to these 3 bloggers support. They all have GREAT style, talent, and energy--which makes their blogs such huge successes.

The following ad gets our attention every time we play it. It was sent to Denise in Jan. '08, including the wording, by her sister-in-law, Sharon  If, for some reason, it fails to open, try it yourself:


Click on the WEBSITE below & watch what happens. Of course, it has sound!
HEMA is a Dutch department store. The first store opened on November 4,
1926, in Amsterdam . Now there are 150 stores all over the Netherlands.
HEMA also has stores in Belgium , Luxemburg, and Germany . In June of this
year, HEMA was sold to British investment company Lion Capital. Take a look at
HEMA's product page (click below). You can't order anything, and it's in Dutch, but
just wait a couple of seconds after it loads and watch what happens.

Click here: HEMA - online winkelen

Talk again,
Denise & Gwen


Michelle Teheux said...

Two questions: First of all, why do you call that horrid house "a fabulous Dutch ad"? And is it REALLY in Pekin, IL? For the record, I am married to a Dutch man, have visited Holland many times, live in Pekin, and feel rather insulted.

Discount Designer Fabrics Online said...

Sorry Michele, It was a mistake that photo was in this post. It is intended to be for July 4th. It's very eclectic Americana-!!

I do hope you checked out the Dutch ad. It should really please you and your husband. Very clever ad.

Yes, the house in question is indeed in Pekin, Illinois. It is down by the river....going south of the water fountain area on a corner.

I have been taking photos of houses all over the world that show true individual 'taste." You know, since you live in Pekin, like the National Historical Registered Herget Mansion. '-'

Girlfriend Denise.

Girlfriend Sandy Harrington said...

What a great description for the house. Eclectic American. Please post this early July 4th. I intend to make enough copies to laminate and use them as coasters for my backyard picnic that day.

Discount Designer Fabrics Online said...

Thank You Girlfriend Sandy Harrington for giving out such a clever idea for coasters. Look for the photo post tomorrow.

Girlfriends Denise & Gwen

Girlfriend Donna, NY, NY said...

This is an amazing ad!!! Enjoying your site and will be back.

Anne said...

Girlfriends, Thank you for this neat ad.