Wednesday, September 19, 2012

For the Love of Vintage

                                                               Hello everyone,

             If you have visited me before you probably noticed that I love vintage china so I did a simple tablescape for today.

                             The plates were another thrift shop find and they were $1 a piece.I forgot to check the name and they are out in the cottage and it is dark and raining so hopefully you don't really want to know!

                                                        The setting is the cottage again.

                                                    And we are using my new tea pot again.

A mix of my Mom's silverware and my aunts.

I love this vintage vase and it is perfect for a bouquet of roses from the garden.

A small vintage tea pot.

I had a lovely day with my daughter and grandson at Orwell Corner Historical Village and have some photos to share soon.

I am joining Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday today.

  Thank you for visiting,



Bernideen said...

Lovely photos and we don't want you going out in the rain. You might catch a cold and not be able to show us more photos! These are A+.

Katy Noelle said...

I never ever get tired of these pretty dishes, Carolyn! and, that is quite a score - a dollar a piece on those pretty, pretty, pretty dishes! Lucky, happy you! =]


Naturally Carol said...

A dollar? couldn't get a plastic plate for that over here! They are beautiful. I am hosting a giveaway for a little girl's pink tote that I made yesterday..if you are interested at all. Just thought I'd let you know just in case you have any little girls that would like the chance. Have a lovely day.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Carolyn
Thrifting prices on the island are much cheaper than in my province. You hit a good bargain and the plates are pretty.
I think I have a similar vase with flowers on the front that I decorated at ceramics years ago.

kay Moser said...

Gorgeous, Carolyn! I love aqua and rose! I look at your blog after my day of writing, and it always inspires and encourages me to create beauty with my words.

Could you tell me what program you're using to watermark your photos? I want to start several Pinterest boards, but I don't want to put my photos up without a watermark.

Blessings on you and your family!

Kay Moser

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Simply Pretty! I too Love vintage China and can't pass it up.

Love these, nice color.Thanks for sharing~Cheers Kim

Deb said...

So beautiful I am speechless. Deb

relevanttealeaf said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos. The vintage dishes are beautiful. It's amazing that you got the plates for $1 each. ~ Phyllis

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Lovely - I really really like that aqua blue, it's so different.

And your cottage is an especially nice backdrop!

Hope your bad weather goes away, will be up that way Monday!

Edith DUTERTRE said...

toujours une jolie table
avec de la vaisselle de toute beauté
j' aime bien le "bleu lagon"
et encore des fleurs de votre jardin
moi je n' ai plus grand chose à mettre dans les vases
bonne journée

17-17 said...

Aww...I love second photo, Caroline!

Nita Stacy said...

Love the pink and aqua tablescape. Very very pretty.

LDR said...

I have a friend who is a pro at thrift shopping and I have never caught the knack. I seem to gravitate to the worse stores in the world. This china is just breathtaking!!! I love the soft colors and your tablescape is beautiful.

Elzie said...

Beautiful as always.
Have a great day Carolyn
Love Elzie

Carolyn said...

Hi Kay,
Thank you for your kind words. I watermark my photos in picasa using the text button so I have to do each one. I think Susan at Between Naps on the Porch explains how she watermarks hers all at once with a program she bought if you want to check that out.

Thank you everyone for your sweet comments.


Véronique Rose said...

ho c'est magnifique,
je craque pour la nappe au crochet

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, Carolyn, how pretty! My favourite colour combination! Your china is gorgeous! You must have found them at Lori's shop, did you? The roses are so sweet. Thanks for sharing this beauty on such a dreary day.


Rosemary and Thyme said...

This is just beatiful and so lovely. A whisper of color and quiet elegance. That vintage china is amazing. I can't believe you only paid a dollar.


Jonell w Harrison said...

I risk repeating myself but: "These settings/photos just TAKE MY BREATH AWAY" the delicate beauty and VINTAGE/ of course doesn't everyone love Vintage..means it's just old enough to be beautiful and treasured.


Miss Jean said...

Thank you for bringing such loveliness to our day!!

Bloemerig Bloemen Blog / Marieke Nolsen said...

Wat sfeervol, heel erg mooi.



Madelief said...

Such pretty finds Carolyn! We really share the same love for vintage china. I could not have left these cups and plates behind in the thrift store either.

Have a lovely day!

Madelief x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures, I like Your vintage style.

Szara Sowa said...

Ilove vintage China dishes. Yours are so beautiful. Gorgeous photos as always.

Marille said...

Your photos are absolutely georgous!!! Beautiful as always :)))
Greetings from Poland :)

janice15 said...

They are breath taking photos...I love the lt turquoise so pretty...I love the vintage tablecloth as well..a beautiful post as you always do..I look forward to each new one...and your new tea pot fits perfect..with love Janice

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How beautiful. Love the soft sweet taffy colors! This would brighten up any rainy day.

Susan (Between Naps On The said...

Beautiful! You always find the most amazing pieces thrifting. Love your wonderful photography...going back to look pretty!

Debbie said...

Such beautiful photos! I too love vintage, lace, brides and anything to do with tea cups and tea pots. I came to learn of tea while living in Canada for some years as my husband is Canadian. Your dishes are absolutly precious! I love the drainer you had them displayed in, too cute.
My daughter has just started a blog "theenchantingrose" and so I have become interested in blogging and oh my, such wonderful blogs out there, and precious ladies to follow. I shall become a follower of you too!

leona said...

Breathtaking !!!!!!!!!!!
Breathtaking !!!!!!!! and to think i was going to part with my plates identical except the roses ....would love to find some with the roses in the middle sure know how to capture the girly girly feeling i have in my heart ...Just heavenly ....Leona ...(a friend of Lori'S)....

Linda said...

You are breaking my heart with that pretty rose vase, Carolyn! Just popping in for my morning dose of happy before heading out in search of tulips! I'm on vacay today and it's sunny! Yay!
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Cathy said...

I just can't seem to get enough of these tea pots, cups and plates! the colors are to die for and viewing your photos is such a treat! I am doing my kitchen in a shabby chic design, my favorite color is pale pink and I wish I could find these kinds of things around where I live! thank you for providing such pretty things!

dthneece said...

Hi! A friend of mine has been looking for this China (blue with the roses) since she was 12 years old (now middle aged). Oh, it would mean the world to her to know the name of the set if anyone knows. If so, could you drop a line to me at and I will pass along the info? Thank you so much! What a lovely, gorgeous blog!