The Dutch are known for many things (mostly bad ones – hah!), but what you might or might now know about is a phenomenon called “Dutch tile-wisdom”: a Delft Blue wall-tile with a funny/wise/inspirational saying on it.
I love beautiful and witty quotes, but because I’ve been posting mostly Dictionary-entries lately I kind of slacked off in the quote department. I thought this would be a nice way to keep them coming still, while at the same time holding on to something of my culture I actually appreciate.
There is not much on tile-wisdom on Wikipedia (at least not in English), but if I made you curious you can visit this website about Delftware. If you want to make your own tile (for whatever reason), click here. The site is in Dutch, but it’s kind of self-explanatory, so go tile your heart out!
Okay, that’s enough jibber-jabber about my country’s strange cultural heritage, let’s get to the actual tile-wisdom for today!