Monday, April 25, 2011

A Royal Powder Room

Hi Everyone, hope you had a wonderful Easter. We've met our St. Louis kids halfway for Easter dinner in Rolla, Missouri for the last several years. Since Erin is in real estate and works on the weekends, we get together for a fun lunch and then spend the afternoon hanging out.

It's been raining at a constant downpour here for the last week, windy and cool. Blah...can you believe I had to wear "cuddle duds" under my new linen pants for Easter?

To celebrate the Royal wedding this week I'm sharing a few British items that are commemorative. My powder room has "all things British", and my favorites are my vintage biscuit tins. The Brits are big on their "biscuits", what we would consider butter cookies or shortbread. Royals and weddings give rise to tons of collectible pieces.

Bookshelf in powder room

This is a tin of Princess Elizabeth before she was crowned queen.

It was in such terrible condition with some large scratches,
 that I tried to minimize it by painting part of the horse.
(don't look too close!)

I believe this is Prince Phillip in Scottish regalia

The Prince Phillip tin.

A sweet little toffee tin;
love the tartan plaid and castles.

Another of my toffee tins with a Staffordshire soap dish,
English cottage, and my favorite Crabtree and Evelyn "Gardener's" line. 

A commemorative small plate for Charles on becoming the Prince of Wales.

Loving all English countryside prints,
sorry for the glass glare.

And here are some other images of Royal tins from Google Images

images are from her site!

Blessings to William and Kate and their families

I'll be linking to these parties this week

Have a wonderful week,
hope it's sunny for you and the Royal Couple!


Friday, April 22, 2011

Vintage Inspiration Friday #34 Inspired for Easter

Today I wanted to share with you a few of my special religious Easter pieces.

The old Easter Postcard Images are some of my favorites.
The crosses adorned with flowers and lilies,
inspired me to remake a florist's cross base
that I retrieved from my father-in-law's funeral last September.

It had been covered in lovely fall flowers,
so a few days later when we went back I took it home,
instead of letting it be thrown away.

I covered it in glue and then lightly pressed moss to cover it.
Then added two peace lilies and a cluster of green hydrangea and ivy.

Now, it blesses me each time I see it.

Antique crucifixes and prints are a few other things that I collect
which remind me of Easter.

These next two prints are on reverse mirrors
 that are setting on the buffet in the Dining Room.

(did you know, I just love lambs?)

And this old print of the last supper hangs in our Dining Room

And another antique crucifix in my entry hall.

(a photo entry for Photo Feature Friday)

One more Easter vignette;
a little moss covered rabbit setting in an ironstone vegetable dish...

I imagine he hopes he's not on the menu.

And here are a few links from last weeks VIF:

The Summer Kitchen Girls put together this adorable little planted teacup

Sandi at A Cottage Muse took us shopping

The Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore
showed us how He and She decorate together.

shared a silver memory

Hope you'll join in today with your Easter Inspirations, or
 anything vintage or vintage inspired

I now have a Vintage Inspiration Friday button
and a "Featured on VIF" button
on the sidebar.

I'm joining in on these great weekend parties:

find the links on my sidebar 

Have a wonderful and blessed Easter Weekend!


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