Showing posts with label pitchers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pitchers. Show all posts

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Savoring September in the Holiday Cupboard

The highlight of any season is putting together the ever-changing Holiday Cupboard. And since Fall is my favorite time of the year, it takes on a new and different theme each year. I put this look together for September a few weeks ago. At that time I wanted to keep the pumpkins at a minimum and highlight the wild little black-eyed-susans and bits of bittersweet and mini gourds. 

Friday, August 6, 2021

Late Summer Baker's Rack

Hello friends! Has the "Late Summer/Early Fall" bug bitten you yet? It comes after me each year starting in the last week in July. August is the time that I start getting that itch to bring out a few seasonal colors, that look to the "harvesty" hues of golds, dark greens, oranges, deep reds, and browns.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Welcoming Spring With an Antique Crockery Pitcher

Hi Friends, I'm excited today to be joining in with a group that will be starting a new bimonthly Themed Hop. Thank you Cindy from County Road 407, for creating this fun gathering for all of us that are lovers of farmhouse and vintage decor. If you came from visiting CoCo at The Crowned Goat, welcome, I'm so glad that you came by. This month we're sharing our ideas for using crockery in our decor and vignettes.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

January Cupboard in Candlelight

For me, January is a month for settling in for Winter. Here in the lower Midwest we do have a few beautiful warmer days during Winter, but for the most part the days are gray and cold and spitting something wet. In January I'm all about staying warm and cozy indoors. To combat the short dreary days I like to have some spaces in the house that evoke a feeling of warmth and comfort.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017


I have a meager collection of mix and match small vintage ironstone pitchers and creamers, that I started about 15 or so years ago. Like all my collections, they are congregations of "old things" that I value, not for their monetary value or rarity, but because they are sentimental and visually pleasing. The wonderful concept of "collections" is that a single element may not have much impact, but when you bring several pieces together, the "group" takes on new life.


Monday, May 22, 2017

Out and About and some Vintage Finds

My Mom, Sis and I got together this last week and had lunch, then did a little shopping around town. We all don't get out together often, so this was lots of fun. Then add in some vintage goodies to wander through... even better.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Spring Bouquet and the Baker's Rack

Taking photos in the Kitchen and Kitchen Sitting Area can be a little tricky. The light comes from the South and Southwest, so it's often harsh and blinding. I try to wait for a cloudy day, but even then the pics can be lackluster. Late this afternoon I grabbed my camera and changed the lens to try to get a few close-ups with better color... a little better...

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Valentine Birdies, a Photo Bomb, and a Winner

For me, Valentines Day signals the end of winter and the start of all things Spring in my decorating. Even though the weather sometimes doesn't agree, I put away all my evergreens and snowy winter-y things and concentrate on bringing in a few flowering faux branches, some lighter colors, and start thinking garden and seeds.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The "White" Stuff!

Hey Everyone,
 it looks as if a good portion of blogland is under a heavy blanket of white, today.
We probably have about 12 inches here and more is falling.
We dodged the ice and thankfully the power outages that usually come with it.

So today, I wanted to share some "whites" that I put together to stay in keeping with not only the snow, but add a few sprinkles of hearts for February, our month of Romance.

Remember my chairs that we used for our sunset lakeside dinner last fall?
They've found a spot in the Living Room
but today one is holding some of my ironstone and linens.

I've realized these are of Gustavian (Swedish) design.
Definitely old, but recaned. I found them for 13 dollars apiece.
I know!!!!!

love the carving on the back

We went to the Springfield City Wide Garage Sale last Sunday,
and I picked up a few pieces of ironstone to add to my platter collection from England.

This one is the same from the top photo and is Johnson Brothers.
It's in pretty good shape but has a small chip on the rim.
I have a stack of these fancy scalloped edge English serving platters on my kitchen counter.

(vintage crocheted heart I've had since forever)

This little pitcher was given to me recently by my Mother-in-law.
It belonged to her grandmother.

This Meakin platter has been used hard...
it has a small crack, and lots of pitting,
and was definitely a workhorse.
It weighs 4 pounds!!!

I found this lovely linen runner there too. 

a little taste of winter here in SW Missouri

Right outside my sunroom door on the deck

...and speaking of sunrooms,
If you haven't been by to visit Jill this morning,
we're hanging out on the porch!

I'm linking to Kathleen for White Wednesday

Stay warm and snuggly!
Happy February!

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