Monday, February 15, 2010

Mainly China

Hello everyone,

I hope you all enjoyed a lovely weekend. We took some time off from our project and enjoyed our weekend. Since it is Mosaic Monday and Show off Your Cottage Monday I thought I would join in both today.

The mosaic above is my Valentine gift from my beloved-it is a beautiful white orchid and a pretty new teapot(one can never have too many)!

The grocery store had some pretty potted roses so I couldn't resist as I will divide it in two or three when it is warm enough to plant out doors and with luck it will bloom for years in the garden. Since I love roses and teacups I brought out my yellow teacups to make this mosaic for you.

I always love an opportunity to share my red and white transferware collection.

I finally have enough to fill the shelves in between the cupboards. Now,I am thinking a third shelf would look good!

This gravy boat was a gift from my sister in law.

The pitcher and basin came from Coulson's in Summerside=it seems that is where a lot of my treasures come from and at very reasonable prices too.

This teapot I found in an antique mall in Maine.

I love finding ways to display my china so this was a find for me!

I remembered this morning that some of you asked to share my view on the movie Dear John and I have to confess I liked the book much better. I think I could only rate it a 6 out of 10 but maybe my expectations were too high since I loved the book!

So, there is lots for you to enjoy at the Little Red House and also at Cielo's House in the Roses.

Thank you Mary and Cielo for hosting

&

Thank you for visiting me,

Carolyn

41 comments:

Aszka9 said...

Chiny Beautiful

melontha said...

Hi Carolyn,

Your dish is incredibly beautiful, where there is so wonderful porcelain?
Even the roses and orchids all fantastically beautiful.

Cordial greetings Melontha

Carol said...

What an incredible collection & so beautifully displayed! Your orchid is just beautiful, too! Come over & visit, I'm having a little give-away.

Donatella said...

wow!! you sure do have alot of transferware... lucky you!! the yellow roses with the tea cup look so pretty ...thanks for your lovly post.

Mimi said...

Fabulous collection of red/white transferware...I ♥♥♥ the way you have showcased it. When are you going to show us your collection of green/white? Have a great week!

Zuzu said...

The china and roses are gorgeous and the way you display them - just heavenly! Your mosaics are always so very beautiful!
Wishing you a lovely day, Carolyn!
Zuzu

Madelief said...

Hi Carolyn,

You are a bit like me! A third shelf :-)! I am looking forward to the beautiful china you will place on in!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Susan Wicker said...

Hello Carolyn...Just loved your new Valentine gift teapot....soooooo pretty. Also enjoyed looking at the very beautiful transferware. You are so lucky to get an orchid, too. They are truly magnificent flowers...so delicate and a gift from our Heavenly Father. Very beautiful post today, Carolyn, and oh! every day!!!! Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Naturegirl said...

Carolyn simply delicious each and every image! I have just caught up with your recent posts which I've missed..delightful each one!sigh..
love and light aNNa

KATHY said...

Hi carolyn, i love the teapot your husband got you for valentines day,it's so beautiful.The red and white transferware collection is gorgeous.I would put another shelve up!!!Then you could buy more....Kathy

Lavender Cottage said...

Always enjoy looking at your teacups Carolyn.
I like your find too for displaying teacups and saucers.

Riet said...

All your china is beautiful Carolyn. I love the red transferware too.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Lovely, Carolyn! Your hubby has good taste!

Blessings,
Sandi

Jackie said...

A lovely teapot and orchid that Hubby bought you for Valentine's day!!

I love the display of your red transfer china.

I often buy the small rose plants and when they are past their best indoors I plant them in the flower bed or in a pot in the garden and they grow very well.

Jackie.

cherry said...

What lovely pictures!
Have a wonderful week
hugs, Cherry

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Carolyn....Another beautiful post of mosaics to lift my spirits during yet another storm snow where I live. ~Hugs, Patti

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Your home is always so pretty. Whenever I just want to look at some beautiful pictures and read your lovely words I come for a visit. Thanks for letting me in all hours of the day and night!

32˙North said...

I love transferware - so many scenes and designs - so any stories to tell!

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Carolyn; I am in love with all your gorgeous dishes... love all the yellow tea cups.... and that tea pot... oh my........ beautiful. what a great post....

hugs;
Alaura

podso said...

Fun to see your valentine's valentine. And all the red transferware. Love it! I spy some spode I think, and of course the castle dishes among others. Someday I will have to tell my spode story. Great mosaics!

LENNU said...

You have a nice collection, really beautiful.
Lovely week to You Carolyn.
Warm greetings, Lennu

Meri said...

So many fine and fancy things you have to share with us! Thank you.

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

All your post are so pretty, from the music to the images to the text. I always enjoy visiting here. Thanks

Cindy said...

You have such gorgeous china, you are so blessed to have an excuse to have lots of it. I need to have a beautiful garden and garden parties so I can buy lot of gorgeous china, too! That is actually a great idea, now to have a big garden.
Hugs, Cindy S.

Sarah said...

Oh, I always enjoy seeing your red transfer ware. Love the way you have it displayed. You have a fabulous collection!

Bella said...

carolyn, what a great collection of transferware the cupboards and shelves are BEAUTIFUL! Bella

verveine sauvage said...

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http://jaim.blogjardin.com
It's a french blog with snow, sometimes flowers, and smiles... Have a good day.

Sanna said...

Hi Carolyn,

It is a beautiful teapot your husband gave you. Lovely photos of your red and white china. I like the cups on the rack in the last photo.

Have a nice day,
Sanna

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

What a beautiful Valentine's Day gift and I can only oogle longingly at your collection.I will need to move into a mansion to find space for these beautiful things... a few years ago when I moved into my apt.I bought all white crockeries.As the years passed, I have acquired as set of Rose china tea cups but I really have to restrain myself from adding more things to my shelves...

Denise Marie said...

absolutely gorgeous collection and display!

belle-blanc said...

Hi Carolyn,
it is so amazing how much transfare- ware you have! And you displayed it all beautifully. Thanky you for your get-well wishes. Got a bad sinusitis and my head feels like a big balloon. Can't hear anything, smell anything and my nose feels like corked but today the sun is shining and that lifts my mood :0) hugs, Mira!

CIELO said...

Gorgeous as usual, Carolyn.... and thanks for participating in our "Show Off Your Cottage Monday".... may your day be filled with joy!

cielo

CIELO said...

Oh, I missed mentioning how I love your new music... it inspire me... thanks you my friend... may our Father continue to bless you and yours...

cielo

thestonerabbit said...

I'm way behind you in collecting the red transferware....I just recently realized that I was "in love" with it. I found two C/S at an ant. mall recently in the Castles of England pattern. They are wonderful...and I will be keeping my eyes open for more, but only at bargain prices. Well, if I find something I can't live without...it just might come home with me, even if it's not a bargain! Happy Tues. Dana

Olivia and Me said...

Orchids are stunning!! I'm soo looking forward to the early lilies here!!

Lovely shots and that creamy lite yellow rose is so soft.

with love,
Olivia

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Carolyn,
You posted my favorite things! China and Tea cups!!!. I love your post today so much! So very lovely.
Take care and have a wonderful week, Elizabeth

Vicki said...

Hello, Carolyn,
Your china is so very pretty! I am a dishaholic so I never tire of seeing pretty dishes! Your blooms are gorgeous, too, and they are certainly warming up this cool, blustery day here in Texas! I hope you have a beautiful week! Vicki

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Hi Carolyn!
It's been a while since I stopped by! Your red transferware collection is just wonderful!! I could only dream to have such a beautiful collection! Oh... but I am working on it!! Beautiful post and always a joy to stop by!! Hugs!

Susan B said...

Gorgeous pictures, and mosaics. Thank you so much for sharing!

Beverly said...

Good morning, dear Carolyn. Your images are such a lovely way to begin my day.

I must tell you that I think I am in love with the yellow teacup and saucer on the left of your second mosaic. It is gorgeous.

Carey said...

You have a lovey blog. I am a new visitor and signed up to follow. Your home is so beautiful. I love transfer ware also but do not have nearly as much as you. Maybe I should become more active in collecting again. I would love to display them the way you did.

Come on over for a visit at my blog - Chicory Nits.

Carey