Tuesday, March 23, 2010

White Wednesday; Spring in the Kitchen

Bunnies, chicks, and ducks oh my,
there seem to be a few of them in my kitchen.

I found this vintage Easter
 postcard print a couple of years ago
and framed it with a shabby little frame.

With the warmer weather I've opened the doors
to the sunroom and the kitties and I are enjoying
having our space back.
Don't tell them, they think it's "outside".

I found a few white things
on my flea market rounds recently and somehow
they've just landed in my kitchen.
Ever have that happen to you?

On their way to the antique mall booth...
but they just don't actually "get there"?

This old ironstone bowl, chips and all,
just needed to stay home with me.

Love those cracks and crazing.

Some napkins with a hint of spring color.

And an old concrete duckling waddled by...

I've never met a sugar bowl 
that I didn't fall in love with!
(even without the lid)

And my ironstone Homer Laughlin pitcher.

Bunn-bunn joins in the fun, too.

A few weeks ago at a city wide sale,
I found this little white cookbook holder.

Don't know what it's supposed to be,
or "used to be",
 but for now, it's a "cookbook holder".

1930 Kelvinator Fridge companion cookbook.

Everyone has room for a "Kelvinator"...

Don't ya just love these graphics?

An iron bird and a vintage bluebird tea towel
just say Spring.

Thank you Kathleen at Faded Charm!
Now go see what everyone else
is up to for White Wednesday.

Hope you're having a wonderful week!

 is just a week and a half away!


Saturday, March 20, 2010

I've been "nesting"...

In the Spring I'm all about birds

and nests,

and garden-y things.

I found this little birdie in the twigs
 at a local floral supply company.

So today I played a little and made some nests,

for Easter gifts

and for my new space at Spring Creek.

These are just a few,

I sort of went "bird brain" making them.

(I'm a messy crafter!)


I always want to fill up any kind of "container".

An old ironstone berry bowl...

or dainty creamer...

(oh shoot, I'm a sucker for fuzzy chicks)

or my ironstone kitchen pitcher.

Hope you're having a sweet weekend,
full of fun and things of Spring.

We just missed a snowstorm,
it's heading for Kansas City...
sorry y'all.

love ya,

Thursday, March 18, 2010

New Space at Spring Creek

It's finally here!
I moved in to my new space at
Spring Creek Antiques and Tea Room
in Ozark, Missouri
this week.

I had a little anxiety over posting these photos.
There are so many fabulous
and talented people out here.
A little intimidation, to say the least.

I began to wonder what had gotten in to me
to even talk about it...
Excitement I guess.

One thing I have learned in this last year
 of blogging is that we are all different...
And that's a good thing.
(at least I keep telling myself that)
So here are my humble offerings,
a lot cottage and a little shabby,
but hopefully something fun for everyone.

Just in time for Spring!


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

St. Patrick's Celebration of Green and White Wednesday

On St. Patrick's Day
we all have a little Irish in us.

(and I do have just a little from my Mom's side)

When I saw that there was a St. Patrick's Celebration
I wanted to join in the fun!

So for the Wearin' O the Green Celebration

 And Kathleen at Cuisine Kathleen
is having a Blog Crawl...

And also, Kathleen of Faded Charm with
White Wednesday

I thought I'd share some "green" of the china kind,
with a few pieces of my green transferware
in several different patterns.

This is "Kent" by Wedgewood.

I'm putting together a picnic tin
full of some Irish luck and blessings.

Irish Biscuit tin.

Vintage St. Patty's Postcard

This platter is John Maddock and Sons from England

The gravy boat is King's Border from England

This little sugar and creamer, well used but not too old,
is Romantic England, Herefordshire, by Meakin.

And this plate is part of a set of
Romantic England, Haddon Hall by Meakin.
My dining room is moss green,
so I love displaying my collection
of green transferware from England.

And to share some White from Ireland,
I found these images of beautiful Irish Pottery.
These are Belleek.

Hope you all have a good St. Patrick's Day!
Watch out for the Blarney
and don't get pinched!


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