Saturday, November 10, 2012

Friendly Village

Hello everyone,
 Yesterday,I started to a little pre Christmas decorating just so I can enjoy the process in a more leisurely manner.

One of the displays I always enjoy is my collection of The Friendly Village and similar dishes put back up in the cabinet for the season. I had blue and white transferware in here before.

                        This 3 tiered plate was a Christmas gift from my good friend Heather a few years ago..
                                 This platter was one I found at Coulson's in Summerside. I haven't seen a lot of platters like this so it was a good find for me.
                            I love the nice winter scene on these plates.

                                     Friendly Village teacup.

                      Just a couple of photos from last year using my Friendly Village .

   I made these two pillows for my daughter this week and she was happy to get them.

Well,just a peek at some early Christmas/winter decorating. I have all kinds of ideas for things I would like to do so I better get busy!

If you would like to see an old post of mine( before I got my Canon Rebel camera) with these dishes used in a romantic fireside dinner for Winter Solstice click here and if you would like to see what it looked like a couple of days ago with blue and white transferware go here.

Today I am joining The Rose Garden in Malevik for Show Off Saturday.

Happy weekend!


Rose Garden Malevik said...

Hi Carolyn
I just SMILE :) You are outstanding...
and do not miss.....




it is FUN :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

Tretswelt said...

Hallo Carolyn,mit deinen schönen deko bin ich schon inspiriert...wunderschöne Weihnachts tisch finde ich das.Schönes W.E.Bussi.Luciene.

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

I am sorry I haven't been around lately, but my life is upside down at the moment. I will email you shortly. I enjoyed seeing the photographs of the shop you visited and your beautiful Christmas decorations. I have been looking forward to them!

I hope you will have a lovely weekend!

Madelief x

Sarah said...

Every detail is beautiful, Carolyn. Good for you that you can start early and enjoy the process. That's what i's all about. Have a delightful weekend.......Sarah


Your C'mas decor is coming up splendidly! I love the china, it is just sooo C'mas Holiday!I will start from my kitcxhen on Monday've inspired me! Hugs,

WendyBee said...

Oh, Carolyn
Everything is soo beautiful. I have hard to bypass collecting Friendly Village because it is popular and as such a little more pricy. It is difficult because I watch on ebay for Johnson Bros. Harvest Time, which is often mixed and matched with Friendly Village, and so it is always there to tempt me! Yours looks so lovely displayed with little christmas what-nots. I really like the white cup and saucer with the generous border of holly leaves and berries.
Thanks for getting us off to a good start going into the holiday season!

Loraine Living said...

Lovely ...I can't wait to decorate for Christmas, have a nice day tomorrow!
Greetings Diana


So pleased to discover your blog. I'm happy to be your newest follower (LE CHEMIN DU BONHEUR). I love your ironware dishes. I collect pink ones.
xoxo from PARIS by night

mamysandra said...


Nita Stacy said...

Loved seeing your friendly village. My Mom has a huge collection of it and we used them every Christmas. My Mom doesn't do Christmas dinner any more so I haven't seen them all out like this and it took me back seeing your's. How I miss a table full of it with all the Christmas goodies on it. It is my favorite holiday china. Thanks for sharing.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Carolyn, you have a stunning collection of Friendly Village. I just picked up a dinner plate yesterday. This pattern is so very charming for the Autumn and Winter months! I really love it! Have a lovely weekend.


Deb said...

Well if I needed a push to start decorating you just did that. This is spectacular and I wouldn't change a thing. This pattern is so pretty and your Christmas table last year was beautiful. I adore Christmas and look forward to popping in to see what pretty and festive posts you have created. Deb

Beth said...

Your Friendly Village is beautifully displayed, Carolyn. It looks awesome in your ivory hutch! Love it!

Olive said...

Hi Carolyn, the Friendly Village just speaks of winter and home and Christmas. It is lovely in your cupboard. Olive

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn
The Friendly Village is a nice pattern for this time of year, the snowy scenes are nostalgic.
Your daughter is a lucky girl to have a talented mother to make these pillows for her.

Linda said...

I love, love, love your winter scene dishes! How very special to have these for Christmas and winter decorating! Enjoy!


My Little Home and Garden said...

I hope your upcoming winter in PEI is as pretty as the one on your beautiful dishes.

Sonia said...

Your Friendly Village filled hutch is wonderful!! I love decorating hutches for the seasons! Your tables last year all decked out with your dishes are gorgeous! Have fun decking the halls. Your home is always a treat to visit! I am inspired to get an early start!
Miss Bloomers

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful dishes, Carolyn! I love seeing them again on your blog. I'd love to find dishes like these myself. I look when I go to the antique marts but never have much luck with finding transferware. Love the pillows you made. I have some of that same fabric in my stash.

Karen said...

Hi Carolyn, your dishes are lovely, and the table setting was beautiful, you are very talented to be able to make such lovely cushions.
Have a great day.

Pamela Gordon said...

I love that china pattern and yours look beautiful in your white hutch. The table setting is gorgeous too.

Deanna said...

Carolyn, You are off to a great start for Christmas. I think starting now is a welcomed way to enter into the Holidays with leisure. I'd like to get one of my trees out and place it in the conservatory and have it ready to decorate.

I love Christmas and want to enjoy the decorating as I go.
God bless,

Rowan said...

I have turned positively green with envy! I absolutely love your Friendly Village collection! I wonder whether any might be available on E-bay, I suspect it'a US or Canadian design as I've never seen anything like it in the UK.

Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

Hi Carolyn,

I think I fall in love with every dish you show. Friendly Village is no exception. Wonderful pattern. I love the winter scenes and the stories they tell.

Today, we are celebrating Father´s Day in Sweden.

Happy Sunday,

Shabby soul said...

Darling Carolyn love all that little details in your porcelains!!
Your winter tablescape is delicious and the home so warm and welcoming!

Susy said...

Ah for the love of dishes! Two wonderful collections displayed beautifully ~ and the fireside table was enchanting. So much in one post!

Linda said...

One of my faves, Carolyn! LOVE!!!
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Jeanne said...

Oh my I love Friendly Village. My mom has the same set and I grew up with it. It just feels like home looking at your photos.

Poppy said...

Hi Carolyn,

It's all so stunningly beautiful and exquisite! Snowy scenes of the perfect village of yesteryear! Wish things were so simple...ah, to dream!

Thanks for sharing and putting me in the Christmas spirit.

Poppy :)

Egretta Wells blog said...

Hi Carolyn, I just love your Friendly Village transfer ware. It looks beautiful in you cabinet with some wee trees and other decorations. It is such a good idea to start decorating now and enjoy the process!