Thursday, April 22, 2010


Hello everyone,

We have been busy lately so I have been absent a bit but I thought I would show you a little change that it completed. Some of you may remember the pretty set of old china I bought a couple of months ago. So now I will show you where they are displayed now.

The teapot my husband gave me happens to match the dishes nicely.

I painted the cupboard that was gold before.It is Victoriana(Ralph Lauren )the same color as our newly painted woodwork. The wall behind the cupboard is also new.

I bought this guy at Winners recently to go on top of the cupboard.

We painted the new bookcases in the background and I enjoyed putting our books in them but they do need some tweaking yet. Next week I will show you a little more of what we have done. My husband said tonight that I seem to thrive on change! That was a compliment- wasn't it sweetie???
Tomorrow is going to be another nice warm day and I am going to be in the garden !!!

I am joining in with Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday again this week.

I hope you all have a great weekend,



Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Carolyn....I just LOVE that china! It look so pretty on the china cabinet and I love the color you painted it! Can't wait to see more!~Patti

Ingrid de Villiers said...

Dear Carolyn

I am so happy for you that you thrive on did a great job on painting the cupboard and I love your set of old china and the lovely teapot your husband gave you! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Carolyn your china is so lovely and how beautiful it looks in the pretty cupboard!

My it sounds like you have been busy!! I think our hubbies are not so into change because it usually means work for them!!

bee blessed

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Carolyn.. i am soo crazy about the rose china it's gorgeous, and I love the little birds tucked in, Roses and birds.. garden perfection:-)
Yes.. change is good:-) Enjoy your garden!

Lacy said...

I'm so jealous! That is so pretty!

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Change is the spice of LIFE!
Have a great weekend SPICEGIRL!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Carolyn
You really are changing things - the colour of many things...
I love what you chose for your china cabinet and the dishes look
lovely in it.

June said...

Carolyn it is all just beautiful! I love that cupboard. I LOVE what you have done in your lovely home.
I thrive on change as well and Dale knows that nothing will stay the same for long. It keeps him on his toes.
Have fun in the garden. We are getting rain, so I am off to visit my daughter for a few days.

Debbie~ said...

Your sweet rose china is beautiful and your cupboard is perfect for it! I looove your library wall it's gorgeous! You've been busy, everything looks wonderful! Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comment! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn! I've missed you! Oh, I love your pretty cabinet and your dishes look so beautiful in it. The color is so soft. Love your builtins too that you've painted! We've been painting too. I've never had a helper before but since my husband retired we're painting everything! Maybe one day I'll be able to share.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Char said...


Susan said...

Oh,Carolyn, the china looks gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous. Love those bookshelves, too. Did your husband build them for you? Everything looks great! Sincerely, Susan

Deanna said...

Dearest Carolyn, May you have a fun day in the garden.

Your cabinet is great...I like this color you've used. So nice and pleasant.

Dishes are pretty!!!
God bless,
d from homehaven

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I adore this china!!! And I love the cabinet you have displayed it in. It's fabulicious!!! I only change things in my family room. Have fun in your garden. Can't wait to see it all in bloom. Until then, we will have to look at your beautiful china. Which is always a good thing.

Kom Achterom said...

What a beautiful china!
I love the roses and your cabinet is wunderful. I love the light color of the room.
Have a verry nice weekend

Angel-Smile said...

Dear Carolyn,
your china is so beautiful! And you have a lot of different kinds of china.The cupboard also is very nice. It is a lot of work to paint but I do at the moment the same, another colour for all cupboards in my room and a new floor and carpet and window clothes and so on. I hope I get it ready soon!:-))

It's me said...

Oh,Carolyn, the china looks gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous........nice colors have your bookshelf !! it is so pretty all !!

Have a happy sunny nice weekend enjoy !! hugs from me Ria

Anonymous said...


See how lovely that turned out? I tweak mine built in all the time.. can't help myself as seasons call for adjustments.

And that color is perfect for the china hutch.. which matches well with the china. Just perfect.

I can tell you've got your thinking cap on! Creative lil' bug you!

with love,

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a beautiful pattern on that china!! Gorgeous!! I also love the look of your china cabinet! Stunning!!

A Garden of Threads said...

The china is lovely and a perfect match for the cupboard. You have a good eye for tweaking, which I am sadly missing. Have a wonderful day and take care.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Carolyn,
Change is good! I love the changes you've made! The dishes, which I love, look splendid in their new cabinet and that pretty tea pot has me swooning! Nice book shelves! It's a good day for gardening! Wishing you a wonderful weekend.


Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

Your house looks even more beautiful then it did before with the changes. I did not think that was possible, because to me it was already perfect! The white cupboard with the china is very pretty and so are the bookcases. I must have told you before, but the way you built your bookcases is exactly how I would love to have them in our living room.

Wish you a happy weekend! We have an afternoon tea planned on sunday and I will be in the kitchen the coming days.

Enjoy the sun!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Betty said...

Everything looks so beautiful. What a great job you had done.


Cindy said...

Your china is so pretty and looks fabulous in it's newly painted cabinet. I love the new bookcases, wonderful changes, dear friend.
Hugs, Cindy s

Paula said...

Dear Carolyn,

Your cupboard is gorgeous! I love the color you painted it! The china is beautiful, sweet little birdie too, and I love how you have it all displayed. The statue looks so pretty atop your cupboard and your new bookcases are wonderful! I love change too! Thank you for sharing all you have been doing! I hope you enjoy your beautiful garden tomorrow! Love, Paula

Katy Noelle said...

Oh, heavens, how pretty! Just, super pretty! I love the built in bookshelves. We might have some in our future but Mr. Tom's inside projects got cut short by the early spring. He's making hay while the sun shines. Rats! Actually, dusting and arranging my china cabinet is a project that I'm in the middle of. I've gotten waaaaay sidetracked by cleaning boys' rooms! I think that you've inspired me to get back to it!

Love, Katy Noelle

legendswife said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing.
:)God Bless

Doni said...

Carolyn, your dishes are just beautiful! You did a marvelous job on that cabinet as well as the bookcases! How wonderful to have a hubby who helps and also adds to your collection of pretties!!!! Gorgeous job!

Bernideen said...

Looking very restful and clean!

Lottie said...

Love the china, especially the teapot! Your book shelves look lovely! Love change:-)

Cottage Rose said...

Your gorgeous set of China look so beautiful in the cupboard,,, I love how it all turned out,, the color is perfect.... the book cases look really nice too.... have a great weekend.


Susan said...

Carolyn I love your china!! Tell your hubby change is a good thing!! It keeps your spirits high!

Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

Hello Carolyn,

Very nice! Love your china, cupboard and the bookcases. Lovely colors. Your husband must be a sweetie :)

Have a lovely weekend out in your garden,

The Charm of Home said...

Beautiful! i love your little bird on top of the books.

Lenore said...

All your goodies look as well if they were meant to be together.
Your bookshelves are very nicely displayed.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Ohhhh, ahhhh I adore your china. The rose is so perfect and sweet. It looks beautiful on your cupboard.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

From the Old InkWell said...

Love those pink dishes and your shots are great. Would love to see more of those bookcases. The sneak peek looks good. I thrive on change too! Love to redo my decor!

Decor To Adore said...

Oh I adore your hutch~ swoon!

I am currently hosting an auction of vintage and antique linen treasures. Stop by and take a peek.

Have a wonderful weekend.