Monday, March 7, 2011

Spring Touches!

Hello everyone,
  I hope you all had a lovely weekend. We enjoyed our first spring like weather the last few days and it is so nice hear the sound of water dripping of the roof etc. Many roofs had to be shoveled off this year as there was so much snow on them the weight was too much. The melting snow has been going into the ground as there is no frost so that is a good thing! 
   I am joining Cielo today for Show off  your Cottage Monday and Susan at Between Naps on the Porch so I am sharing a few photos of our hallway today. For those of you who don't know our house is about one hundred years old and the hardwood floors and woodwork are original to the house.


A few days ago I changed the dishes in here to my pretty cream ones -Crown Ducal Florentine from England.



My husband gave me the teapot for my birthday a few years ago and it blends in perfectly.

If you would like to see more of these vintage dishes please click here.
These were the dishes that were up before-although of course I had removed the Christmas touches weeks ago.
These look more like spring-don't you think. My mother-in law had a few of these pieces which I always loved so I was excited to find these last year for $40. 

For more cottage show offs be sure to visit Cielo at the house in the roses.

I am also joining Susan for Metamorphis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch where there is also lots to see.
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I hope you have a wonderful day!

Carolyn

37 comments:

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful dishes Carolyn. Spring has arrived in the house at least. Take care and have a great week.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Your cabinet is lovely Carolyn! The crown teapot is great.

Cindy said...

Your cabinet has so much character, especially with your beautiful dishes. So glad it is feeling more like Spring your way!

Carol said...

Good Monday Morning Carolyn, How lovely and fresh your new display looks. Yes, they do brighten up the room with a spring like feeling. Beautiful! Your birthday teapot is just perfect with these charming dishes.The snow is melting down here too! It is exciting! Enjoy the day. Carol

Ivy said...

I recently discovered your blog and have been enjoying reading current and past posts.
You have a lovely home.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Beautiful, Carolyn! I love the china; so pretty! The teapot matches perfectly! Looks great!
I can't believe how much the snow went down over the weekend! Our birdbath was completely covered over and now I can see the top of it.

Blessings,
Sandi

Pat said...

Your spring touches are gorgeous!

podso said...

It does look like spring! The dishes are so nice. I'm glad your snow is melting!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

So pretty! I love all your soft white and pastel colors.
Yvonne

Pamela Gordon said...

I enjoyed seeing your stairwell and the beautiful newel post, original floors and that gorgeous china cabinet today. It looks so lovely and summery. Love the dishes too! We also enjoyed the mild temperatures on the weekend and our snow melted considerably but we are receiving freezing rain this morning - not good! Hopefull it will change to rain later. Thanks for a peek at your spring look. It's beautiful!

Shelia said...

Oh, how lovely, Carolyn! I love those sweet dishes and I thought the tea pot was part of the set! Just looks like sunshine. The snap with the sun coming through from the other room with the lace covered table is gorgeous! Enjoy the sunshine!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

June said...

It certainly looks like Springtime in your gorgeous home Carolyn! Anytime I can get a glimpse into your space is a treat. Each room has the touch of Carolyn!
I love your dishes, and what a great buy for forty dollars!
sending hugs from here...

Susan said...

Hello Carolyn....Loved the spring look as much as hearing the raindrops here, too. The dishes are lovely and they look fabulous in your hutch. Great job! Susan

Mari said...

HI CAROLYN~YOUR CABINET LOOKS BEAUTIFUL!! LOVE YOUR BEAUTIFUL TEA POT AND YOUR DISHES :)

Paula said...

Hello, Carolyn,

Gorgeous, as always. I love the spring-like dishes in your china cabinet. It gives it such a fresh look. I have a pattern very similar. My dear great-aunt sent me her gorgous Haviland "Pasadena" with all the pink and blue roses, and I have loved it and used it and enjoyed it thoroughly. I may dust it off and display it more prominently this spring. Sometimes just rearranging things makes it feel so fresh and new.

Thanks for the inspiration, Carolyn. Have a wonderful week. Hope you'll stop by when you have a moment.

Blessings,
Paula
www.paulasserendipity.blogspot.com

Raffaella said...

Absolutely full of charme these touches of Spring!...

Linda said...

Love it all Carolyn. You sure are lucky to be getting spring like temps. We got snow again this weekend...

Cindy said...

That is so beautiful, Carolyn! I love the rose china, it's just adorable. Your home is SO lovely, there aren't words for it, it is so sweet.
Hugs, Cindy

Zinnia said...

Helt underbara bilder! Spännande att få en glimt av ett hem i Canada. Underbara te- serviser. Även i Sundsvall/Sweden. är det mycket snö. Men det är takdrop och ljuset har kommit åter. Vänliga hälsningar Zinnia

roz said...

Carolyn, your blog is simply beautiful. I love following you and always come away so inspired! Thank you also for stopping by my blog and for leaving your kind comment. Roz at la bella vita

Sheila said...

Beautiful dishes , I agree these look more spring like and very feminine .Your house is gorgeous .

Becca said...

Carolyn, your dishes, and the way you've displayed them, is stunning! I can smell Spring blooming all over your beautiful home. Becca

www.adventuresindecorating1.blogspot.com

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Your dishes are a beautiful springtime pattern. Looks lovely. V

Beverly said...

I love the soft cream tones and the pastels. Absolutely beautiful!

bikim said...

lovelyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!
Happy week,
Rosa

♥♥♥ Maddy ♥♥♥ said...

Tu non puoi nemmeno immaginare quante idee mi stai dando per la mia casa...adesso che arriva la primavera, mi "sfogo" !!!

Un abbraccio!

Maddy

Gilda said...

Even in Italy the weather is bad, but spring has arrived home. I love your dishes are fantastic. Have a wonderful week
Hugs Gilda

Vintage Gal said...

Everything looks just lovely and ready to bloom. So beautiful ;-)

Giga said...

Twój blog jest tak elegancki, że aż krepuję sie wchodzić.Ale byłam i jest pieknie. Pozdrawiam

KATHY said...

Hi Carolyn, Your china cabinet looks beautiful! I love all your gorgeous china.

Kathy

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hi Carolyn ~ I just loved a bit more of your beautiful home! That hutch is amazing with those springy dishes! And I'm in love with your little bird on the books! :) We have original wood floors in our farmhouse, too. Love the worn beauty of them. :)

xoxo laurie

Pamela said...

Love your foyer and cabinet Carolyn!
Everything is always so beautiful in your home.

Peninia said...

Beautiful dishes Carolyn:)So pretty:)

*hugs-Peninia

Hulda said...

I fell in love with Prince Edward Island when I first saw it on the films "Road to Avonlea" Sullivan production. Does it look like the films where you live? I love your photos. So beautiful and full of joy.

I find you through Franciskas list. I should have some photoes in her book too. I will visit you later. :) Hulda, Husfruas Memoarer.

Isabella said...

what a beautifull things !!!!
All wonderfull !!!!
Isabella

Debbie said...

Your new dishes are just beautiful and the way you have displayed them is absolutely gorgeous. I am really enjoying the photos of your beautiful home since I just recently stumbled upon your blog. Spring is my very favorite season and you have decorated beautifully for spring. Love and Blessings,
Debbie

Jen T said...

Your home is so pretty! I am ready for spring!! JenT