Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Green Envy

Hello everyone,

I think any of you that have been visiting for awhile know that I love tranferware in all colors and toile in almost all colors. So today I want to show you a few green and white treasures that I have.

The quilt on the bottom is from my daughter Emily and the vase was a birthday gift from a friend.

This platter was a yard sale find a few years ago.

This mug was a gift also from the same good friend=it almost makes me glad I have a birthday every year!

The pretty pillow is from a lovely gift shop here called Tole and Treasures-open in the summer.

Are you green with envy? Probably not yet, but they are pretty don't you think?

Thank you for visiting and I hope you will come again!



Anonymous said...

Carolyn .. my dear thank you for such great support as I feel'green' with melancholy over the illness right now with no improvement and today she cried in my arms, I know it's time and she's telling me so.. I just don't want to listen. :(

Karen said...

Green is my all-time most favorite color. And YES, I am green with envy over your dishes. They are fabulous!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful dishes with us. Lovely!
Ladybug Creek

Heather said...


They are so beautiful!! I love all of your Toile pieces.

Love, Heather

Deanna said...

Such pleasant and soft greens.
Like your pictures and think you've done it again...made beautiful compositions and colors together for us to enjoy.

Shabbycharm said...

Green is not my favorite color.but this is so beautiful.
hugs bella

Sarah said...

These are stunning. Like you I like transfer ware in all colors, but this green is one of my favorites. I think the transfer ware is so appealing because it mimics toile. I'm so happy I've found your blog. I can tell I'm going to be camping out here frequently! ~ Sarah

Martha said...

I, too, love transferware but prefer the blue until I see the lovely green like yours -- would make great Christmas or St. Pat's dishes! (And be good the rest of the year as well)

Mary said...

The platter is gorgeous, Carolyn, and I think it might be the same pattern that I fell in love with when going to tea in was at an antique shop near by, and as much as I loved it, I didn't buy it because it was just so expensive. Green is the foundation color in my home...every room is rooted in soft greens, and toile is also one of my favorite yes, I"m green eyed envious!

God bless,

Madelief said...

Hi Carolyn,

Your green china looks beautiful. I especially like the jugs. They will look lovely with flowers in it!

You asked me about Remembrance day in Holland. We don't remember our fallen on the 11th of November, but on the 4th of May. Since we haven't fought in the first world war (we were neutral) the 11th of November has less meaning to our country. We remember on the 4th of May, because it is the day before Holland was liberated by the Allied Forces in the second world war. Once every five years the 5th of May is a holiday and all kind of events are organised in Holland. A lot of people (we do) put our flags outside and celebrate! 2010 is on of those years. The children do indeed still look after the graves. They are very well taken care of (loved) and situated in the most beautiful places.

We do celebrate two days of christmas and although these two days are always very busy I do look forward to them!

Have a wonderful day today!

Lieve groet,


Anonymous said...

Hello Carolyn

I love your china it is all so beautiful and I love the way you set it for the photographs, looks so clean and dreamy!

I have a new blog, Jackie.

Crafty Gardener said...

Greens are my favourite colour ... beautiful dishes.

Eileen said...

I am green with envy!
All so pretty!
And green is one of those colors that can be used anywhere, and all shades of green are acceptable mixed together because that is what our eye is used to seeing in nature.
When in doubt, GO GREEN!

Enjoy your green treasures! I've enjoyed looking at (and longing for) them!
All the best,

Beverly said...

Oh yes, I do love your greens. Each piece is exquisite.

I find green such a refreshing yet peaceful color. And, it is perfect for any holiday or occasion.


Of course I'm GREEN with envy!!! The pattern and color is perfectly charming and beautiful. Thanks for sharing such gorgeous pictures.


Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Carolyn, I love the green too! Green seems to be a little more rare than the others, don't you think? You have some lovely pieces!
Have a beautiful day.


The French Bear said...

wow, I have never seen it in the green before, wonderful!!! I have brown and red which is stunning also.... of course, and Toile china is!
Lovely dishes, thanks for sharing.
Margaret B

Carol at Serendipity said...

Just beautiful...I love transfer ware as well. Beautiful collage.


Bonjade said...

Oh lovely this green.......
Such fine at soft colour.......
Brings me back to nature.....
You have a lovely collection.
Nice evening

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn.....I think green is pretty rare to least I have not seen much if any. Yours are so pretty!~Patti

Bernideen said...

Very refreshing!

cathleen said...

Carolyn, as always, your transferware is so pretty. I think the green is extra special! Also, hope you don't mind....I made your orange cranberry scone recipe this morning and I referred everyone here!

June said...

Hi Carolyn,
Well I'm trying not to covet your transferware (in all it's colors), but it's getting a little The toile quilt and pillow are so lovely. I have a thing for greens, and have it all over the house in different shades. Not as much as I used to, but still quite a bit.

maría cecilia said...

Hi Carolyn, in your Island there´s a woman who has a great taste and an artful way of arranging her goodies, do you know her?
Como to visit me, I miss you.
Muchos cariños
María Cecilia

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I'm loving your green transferware too. I have it in every color but not green. What I love about the color green it that it's almost neutral and goes with anything.

Lynn said...

Carolyn, I don't belive I have even seen green transfer ware. How lovely. Your quilt, I have the same quilt but on the other side it is patchwork roses. I bought it for the "other side" but just this week was using the green side on my wicker chair.
Thank you for showing us more of your treasures.

Ana said...

Hi Carolyn,
I am green with envy! :-) Love transferware and toile too especially anything in green, red or black. I love, love, love your platter. I'm sad to say, however, that I only own one, little, tiny, petite creamer in a green leaf pattern. Keeping my eyes open for somemore. Thank you so much for sharing. Hope you are having a wonderful day.

Hugs and Kisses,


The Watts Family said...

Very Beautiful Treasures you have there thanks for sharing~ Blessings Heather;D

Mimi said...

Carolyn, YES, I am green with envy! Your green transferware is my very favorite. I am still waitingto find my first piece. You must have far better yard sales around your area than we do here. Thank you so much for sharing all your beautiful eye candy.