Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pretty China!


Hello everyone!
   I hope you are enjoying these early days of spring. I love the longer evenings and the sunnier days we have been getting. Our snow is slowly melting away but we still have quite a bit to go yet.

I love this old china that I have collected pieces of here and there.

I always have to share a little bouquet with you. Did you notice the aqua mason jar- I have finally found a few of them. I have admired them on some of your blogs but they don't turn up here very often it seems.One jar was given to me and the others were $3. each, pretty reasonable for a treasure!

This little bunny has been showing up a lot lately but a real white bunny ran though the garden a couple of days ago. My daughter saw a couple of brown bunnies in her back yard with a fox in pursuit. I hope the bunnies out foxed him somehow!


Well, I was just playing with my dishes and thought you might enjoy them too!

Thank you so much for all your compliments yesterday on our sweet grandbabies.

I would also like to take a minute to thank my  friend Gilda from Italy who did a  feature of my blog today over at her lovely blog Sweet Sweet Home. I am very touched by all her kind words. For any of you looking for balcony or windowbox ideas be sure to check out the previous post she did also- I was amazed! Thank you so much,Gilda.

Take care,
Carolyn

30 comments:

Hulda said...

I had to pop in to your "avonlea-blog" :) I just love it! Lovely china you got! :) I love the shades of blue.

Giga said...

Gentle, beautiful china and a bouquet in a vase. Yours

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn
Your vintage china is very pretty and I can almost smell your bouquet.
I've seen a couple of the blue mason jars at the antique place here and they're expensive. Hope yours was reasonably priced, I'm still thinking on purchasing one.
Judith

Raffaella said...

This vintage china is wonderful and the bouquet in the vase is so romantic...

Clementina said...

bellissime immagini!

Pamela Gordon said...

You are so fortuante to find a blue mason jar! I must start haunting the local antique stores in town. Isn't it great to see the snow melting? Pamela

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Carolyn...

Oooh...your china is simply gorgeous, my friend! I love the pretty purple or lilac color and pattern! Is that a Wedgewood teapot that I am seeing? Sooo pretty! Your aqua colored mason jar looks scrumptious with the white baby breath and pretty lilac!!! Lovely, dear friend...thank you so much for sharing it with us today!

Warmest spring wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Divine Theatre said...

So pretty!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I am a sucker for purple transferware, so this was a treat Carolyn!

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

I love your beautiful China Carolyn! I wish my collection were as extensive and lovely.

Happy Spring!

Abby

xinex said...

Love your transferware and flowers. Beautiful photos!...Christine

threedogsinagarden said...

I love the combination of the purple hyacinth and the white babies breath. So fresh and pretty.

Vintage Gal said...

Your china and pictures are absolutely wonderful ~ so serene. Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos with us ;-)

Suzann said...

I feel like I'm always telling you how beautiful your things are. Tonight I realized that you are surrounded by all this beauty all the time. I'm questioning how much different my life could be if I surrounded myself with beauty. You've given me grand things to ponder - thank you! I needed this today.

Susan said...

Very pretty china, Carolyn. And thank you for visiting my blog today and for commenting, too! Susan

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your china is very pretty, Carolyn! Love the bouquet! Happy Spring!

Blessings,
Sandi

Sheila said...

I missed your Spring Tea post but so enjoyed seeing the lovely smiles of your dear grandchildren. They look like they are on their best behavior. I'm putting your blog on my blog list so I won't miss your posts.

Georgianna said...

Just gorgeous, Carolyn! I love the hyacinth photo and so glad you got some canning jars. They are endless fun. :)

Hope you are enjoying the first week of spring. – g

Entertaining Women said...

I found a link to frog jar lids for mason jars. http://www.etsy.com/listing/51512830/mason-jars-flower-frog-lids-pint-vases-4. I have a friend who sells them in her booth in an antique store. The ones that I have are the aqua. They come with a regular lid and a lid that has the wire frog built into it. Let me know if you would like me to find out if she is selling them again this year. You can also buy the lids separately. Love your design. Thank you for sharing with us. Cherry Kay

Alicja said...

China is beautiful..so romantic..

katia said...

Ho conosciuto il tuo blog grazie a Gilda di Sweet sweet home e devo dire che è davvero incantevole.Quanta poesia nelle tue foto. Complimenti! Katia.

Cindy said...

Hello dear Carolyn,
Your china is so pretty. I'm glad you found some turquoise jars. I have one that I found in the USA.
Such gorgeous flowers, won't be long before they will be growing in your garden.
Hugs, Cindy

LadyV said...

Lovely china, beautifully displayed. I have a few of the blue mason jars and one of them is fairly large but has no bail, only a glass cap. I had decided it would make a wonderful vase but I've not made a table setting with it yet. When I saw yours it made me smile.

Magmark said...

so sweet :)

Southerncook said...

I always enjoy you sharing your lovely china collection. It seems to be endless.

Like you I am enjoying the longer and sunnier days and am spending most of my time in the garden which is why I haven't posted on my own blog in a while. Today I shared some gorgeous flower arrangements for a wedding function that I helped with this past Friday. It is always a joy to work with flowers.

I am always uplifted after visiting you blog.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

LENE said...

Your lovely vintage china is so pretty! I have never seen this china her in Scandinavia, but from now I want to start looking.
Have a wonderful spring!
xx
Lene

CIELO said...

Dear Carolyn, you have the loveliest of china ever, and I love the little spring party you set for your little ones... much beauty and lots of love reign here and I love visiting your blog....

Cielo

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Carolyn,
What beautiful pieces!! And a stunning vignette as always!Our snow was gone but we received 8 inches of NEW snow last night!! UGH!!

Hugs,
Debbie

D said...

Hello, Carolyn,
Thanks for stoppnig by my blog and leaving the nice compliment.
Your home is so beautiful! I always enjoy your posts, and a comment from you is really exciting. :)
D

giovanna said...

dear carolyn yuor blog is beautiful ,I red every post and i love it so much!
congratulation you are special!!!
giovanna