Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tea in the Sunroom




Hello everyone,

I hope your week is going well.
It was a beautiful sunny day so
a perfect day to have tea in the sunroom.


The sunroom has a cupboard
full of pink and white china.

                                                                  It is warm and sunny
                                                                  in here.



                                                       I am looking forward to my geraniums
                                                        blooming again after wintering in
                                                        the basement.I am slowly starting to
                                                        take them up for more light and heat.
                                                             

                                                                                 

My old cupboard holds a mix
of  vintage china with a few
new ones mixed in.
I probably should be purging
some of my china .....but that seems 
to be hard for me! Do you have
a china addiction too?

Vintage china with a few
new pieces mixed in.

                                                         Thank you for visiting me
                                                                    in our little sunroom today.

                                                                                   Take care,
                                                                                          Carolyn

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Brown & White Transferware Cupboard



                                                                             Hello everyone,

                                                        We are having some lovely weather this
                                                        week with sunshine and a hint of spring
                                                        in the air.......perfect for long walks outdoors.
                                                        I have been in painting mode lately and eager
                                                       to do my spring cleaning before garden season.


So,one of yesterdays projects  was
to remove the Friendly Village  dishes
that I enjoy in winter from the cupboard in 
the cupboard in the library.
I wanted to give the cupboard a fresh coat
of paint going with a creamy white paint
this time. 



I have been noticing that my collection of
brown & white transferware has grown  ...
not sure how that happened.Ha!Ha!
Anyway, I thought another cupboard
was needed to display it all.




      As always, I have a mix of new & old.

A birthday gift from a friend
a few years ago.

                                                                My thrift shop find.

                                                                I love all the different
                                                                scenes depicted on
                                                                English transferware.


                                                             Most of my collection was bought
                                                             locally but a few like the soup tureen
                                                              above came from antique malls in Maine.


                                                      I have been asked the name of this
                                                      tea set a few times~ it is Brown Botanical
                                                      by Skye McGhie. It is a newer and I think
                                                      I have seen it on ebay.




I will probably do a little more
fluffing with the display but
my next project is repainting
my other old cupboard full
of more brown & white transferware.

Well, thanks for stopping by and I
have another paint brush if you 
would like to hang around!

Take care,
        Carolyn