Hello sweet friends. It continues to be cold...bitterly cold and windy outside. But inside my home.... well, it is warm and cozy. It is filled with flowers.. Lots of them. Roses, tulips, lilies all speaking of spring soon to come. And being thankful for the trials and blessings of this week. And though, I am here all alone, late in the night, it feels peacuful and serene. It is my creative time. Time to get inspired by all you talented women and all the beautiful things that surround me, dancing with the lovely shadows of the soft candle light that calm and warm my cozy home listening to the soft chants of Singh Kaur. It is the perfect night in a quiet and familiar space.
As some of you already know, I really love buying vintages items. Especially china and flatware. And I think I have developed a pretty good eye for the goodies. The more piled up the shop, the happier I am. The really amazing thing about heading to the flea markets and antique shops is that the things that I am scouting for are often waiting for me. I am not sure whether you choose the antique or the antique chooses you. And although I love to shop for my daily china in modern stores, they could never offer anything with the beauty, charm and character of these items.
My first destination is always an antiques shop near me which is often filled with great finds. I love it and I have spent many happy afternoons there looking for that special find and chatting with a very special and dear antiques dealer who has now become a sort of a teacher for me. She has offered such great tips and education on these beautiful vintage pieces. She always puts things aside for me since she now knows exactly what I like. Especially vintage linens. Last week on one of my regular visits I found white tea cups, just like I had hoped to find. Of the purest made by Gladstone of England in the Old Grecian Flute pattern. They are so delicate. I also found Homer Laughlin Georgian Egg Shell dinner plates, a set of Silver plate Salt and Pepper shakers that I've had on my wish list for a while and dinner plates by Gien.
Since the plates and the tea cups are in blue and white, I decided to do a little vignette using some of these items to follow the blue and white theme inspired by a recent post from Marlis of Creative Journeys. If you have not seen this post, I truly recommend that you do, it is full of great inspiration and ideas. http://marlisbennett.blogspot.com/2013/02/a-little-blue-and-white-inspiration.html. I will also be creating a tablescape with the blue and white theme which I will share this weekend.
As always, thank you for your sweet and lovely comments and for the time you have gifted me in visiting this blog....