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My New Blue and White Transferware

I wanted to share my newest blue and white transferware with you girls.  I found them yesterday at my local antiques shop.  They were just placed on a corner of the floor dusty, filthy and unnoticeable.  But I new exactly what I had found.  I have been looking for this pattern for a while now.  It is called Charlotte by Royal Staffordshire of England.  This pattern is circa 1830 and comes in blue, lavender and red.  And for those of us that check pricing with Replacements, a dinner plate in this pattern sells for about $29.99 if you can find it. So when the dealer told us that the sixteen piece set was $35.00 dollars with 20% off, I could not run fast enough to pay for them and leave the store.  They are now where they belong.  Nicely cleaned and being admired and loved as they should be.  Welcome home.....    Knick of Time for Angie's Knick of Time Tuesday 

Cream Color Fall Tablescape

Hello my blogger friends.  I hope everyone had a wonderful and creative weekend.  I just returned from a wonderful girls day in New York looking at wedding dresses for my beautiful niece who will be getting married next year.  What a magical moment it was for me.  I was so honored to be part of such a precious and meaningful time in her life.   It was certainly a day full of wonderful emotions, excitement and great memories. I am also excited about my new blog design.  I think it captures exactly who I am and Karen at Valentine Design's did a fantastic job. Now that the first signs of fall are here, it is easier to settle in and embrace our outdoor surroundings with textures and fabrics.  As the Palette of the landscape turns to shades of crimson, sienna and umber, it is easy to get inspired by the colors in nature and design everything aroud these classic shades.  For me, however, the beauty and serenity of this time of the year inspire quiet relaxation.  So to capture some

Mom's Flan

No family gathering or holiday would be complete without Mom's flan being included as one of the main desserts to end the meal.   It is enduringly popular and one that has been satisfying our taste buds ever since I can remember.   Delicate, creamy and delicious, is a sure-fire hit for any occasion.     To pay homage to my beautiful Mom, I am sharing her flan recipe today.  Give it a try.   You won’t be disappointed.    RECIPE FOR FLAN   Ingredients for the Caramel:                                                                                              1  cup of sugar                                                                       3 tablespoons of water I ngredients for the Flan:                                                                           6 large eggs                                                                        1 can of sweetened condensed milk                                                                         2 can

Fall Tablescape

Hello blogger friends.  I am so flattered to have so many of you comment on my tablescapes and vignettes.  I also want to thank each and everyone of you who have joined my blog.  I am truly honored and happy.   Your support and recognition mean the world to me.  Again, I am truly humbled and inspired by all you talented and inspirational women who have your own amazing blogs. I have been looking at some of your blogs and see how many of you are already creating some pretty stunning fall tablescapes and crafts but I just can't find my way there yet since it is still warm here in the East Coast.  The mornings are getting a bit cool but during the day, it is still summer like. I do love the fall palette and pure rustic inspiration.  Deep crimson, spicy shades of orange and earthy greens.  They are all very beautiful to me.  So to work my way into this palette, I put together this table design using these pear salad plates that reflect the earthy greens and yellows of the fa

Blue and White Tablescape

Royal Stafford Blue Birds dinnerware found at Homegoods was the inspiration for this tablescape.  Placemats were found at the Christmas Tree Shop for a $1.00.  Could you believe???  Cream plates and chargers are from Pier 1 Imports.  Silverplate flatware is Oneida.