Sunday, October 28, 2012

Vintage Spode Fleur-Di-Lis Tea Cups

Hello everyone...  I hope you are all enjoying a restful weekend.  Here in the east coast, we are preparing for what seems to be pretty large storm.  I really hope that this storm is not as strongand devastating as they are predicting.    But we are taking it seriously...Please keep us in your prayers.
To take my mind of the craziness of the storm, I decided to put together a few fall vingettes with some recent Ebay finds. Of course, vintage tea cups...I just can't get enough..  My passion for these pieces goes back to my teenage years.  These still give me enjoyment and I delight in their individual and intrinsic beauty, as well as in seeing them grouped and used for Tea or in a place setting.
Today, I share my English Spode Copeland Tea Cups in the Brown Fleur-Di-Lis pattern circa 1940-1972.  I used a creamy white ironstone pitcher with roses, hand made crochet runner found at a flea market and scrapbook paper.






































Sunday, October 21, 2012

Fall Tablescape

Well, I finally worked my way into a full fall palette.  I usually shy away from the typical crimsons, greens, oranges and yellows.  I rather let nature be the star.  Fortunately, nature makes it easy to relax, sit back and enjoy the best that autumn has to offer.
However, I saw so many of you take advantage of the colors of fall in your tablescapes and home decor that I could not resist the challenge.  Fortunately, I already have enough pieces of my own to create my version of a autumn table.  The only new purchase for this table were the small baskets with apples purchased from the Christmas Shop... 





































 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Aqua Romance

If there is such a thing as love at first sight, it certainly happened to me with these vintage pieces.  The moment I set eyes on these mis-matched pieces, I saw their potential and new exactly how I wanted to display them. 

As you have probably realized by now, I love to collect things with a bit of nostalgia and romance.  Surprisingly or not, vintage items are usually the ones that capture my attention.  And in this case,  it was the soft aqua plate that caught my eye first and that inspired this display.   It is paired with a Limoges Tea Cup, small floral pitcher and what else...roses and pearls of course. 









  













 








 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Roses and Tea Cups

I do have to admit that I have a little addiction for vintage dishes and tea cups.  I just can help myself.  I have a hard time passing up these captivating beauties that have been treasured and cherished for centuries and designed to inspire awe.  It is an appreciation for their simple beauty that keeps be scouting all sorts of places looking for these breathtaking treasures.

Today, I am sharing a little vignette of mis-matched items.  Vintage Limoges Plates from France and Tea Cups purchased from Home Goods which I thought worked beautifully together.   They are not museum pieces by any means. They are utilitarian and meant to be enjoyed in our homes.

As you admire the display of vintage plates and tea cups that I put together,  feel free to let the pieces tell a story of simple beauty and grace.