I love old delicate china serving pieces that are covered in details
like sweet scalloped edges & dainty flowers,
Some of them might be plain with an embossed pattern
and that delicate gilded edging and detail might be worn away in places.
Which really makes them all the more interesting
It shows that they might have been used and loved over the years
These pieces make me think of beautiful elegant ladies enjoying a luncheon
Sipping on cups of tea in vintage china
maybe out on a beautiful lawn or in a beautiful tea room
with lots of fun chatter around the table.
I have a few different pieces like these that I have picked up over the years
You can find them for just a few dollars at the thrift store or flea market usually
I am not particular about flea bites or chips or imperfections that they might have
It's more important if I like the pattern and shape
I don't have a huge collection of them- just a few which means there is room
for more when I find them.
This particular set is an American made set and was made by Homer Laughlin
They are more simple than my other ones
but I needed a few to group together for something I am working on
and these just happened to be perfect in size and details
Pretty $4 tulips from the grocery store this week
I know... how did I end up in the flower section while looking for avocados?
I blame it on Raleys.
They place their fresh flower market buckets right at the edge of the produce
Beautiful fresh produce and fresh flowers in stone buckets all stacked on shelves right next to it?
Kind of like shopping in Europe or what I imagine it might be like anyway.
Pretty good marketing if you ask me.
I was surprised to find that the prices
of a dozen roses have more than doubled since last week because of Valentines Day
is old monogrammed silver.
LOVE it. LOVE it. LOVE it.
What are some of your favorite things to collect?
Just a quick post this evening.
A head cold has been making it rounds through our house
so it's been a bit quiet over here and this weekend I am doing some catching up
around the house
I was working on a few changes in a room last week though and
hoping to get it all photographed and ready to share soon.
My middle guy is off at the Homecoming dance this evening
He went with a group of friends this time rather than a date
and has plans to dance, dance, dance. Yep, the dances were always fun in HS
I can't believe he is already a Senior and will be graduating in just a couple months.
Hope everyone on the east coast is staying safe and warm.