Saturday, April 26, 2014

Shades of Blue

                                                                    Happy Weekend!

                                     It is a sunny day here but still on the cool side for spring.
                                     However, everyday brings little changes and we know
                                     there is lots of good things coming soon.Looking forward
                                     to the peonies and lilacs putting on there show after the
                                     spring bulbs.

                                             Today, I am sharing some of my favorite
                                               photos of my blue and white china.

                                                                 Antique sugar bowl.
                                                                          Spode teacups

                                                                  Toile and transferware are two of
                                                                  my favorite things.

                                 I am looking forward to the days when I can take my
                                           camera out and do a photo shoot of the garden but
                                           right now we are still at the brown stage with a few
                                           splashes of color here and there.
                                                                         Hope you are enjoying your weekend!



Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Lovely blue china, Carolyn!

And I, too await getting past most of this brown and head into green!

Won't be long, but still cool here as well. Can't WAIT for taking my tea time outdoors again! : - )

Parsimonious Perfection said...

So gorgeous!

June said...

I'm drinking in every beautiful photo Carolyn!!!! Absolutely gorgeous blues!!!
Soon, very soon my dear :))))
hugs from here....

Alicia said...


One Shabby Old House said...

I just love those shades of blue in your transferware. I recently painted my family room in a soft french grey and the transfer ware would look just amazing on the table. I may just have to start a little collection myself.

podso said...

Such a feast for the eyes! Thanks, Caroline!

Rita C. said...

I love china and your blues do not disappoint - beautiful!
I've been going into my garden each beautiful day, snapping photos to journal even the browns, as they turn, and assessing winter's damage each time. I'm in West Virginia, and so happy it's truly Spring. This week my young lilac is in full bloom, and the trees are almost completely leafed out, still waiting on irises. Beautiful time of year!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love that sugar bowl and the pattern on it, Carolyn! Just beautiful, as is the color. We are a little warmer here today. Last frost date is tomorrow so I am looking forward to at least planting an urn up outside on Monday. It is supposed to rain next week so that might be all I get to do.

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Just beautiful!!


Beautiful blue china, I love all your pieces, specially the teapots! Enjoy your weekend.

nadia spadaccini said...

I love blue.......

Mariana said...

Nice porcelain! ♥♥ I very love blue china, too. Have nice Sunday!

Deb said...

Spode tea-cups are my favorite. Your china is simply beautiful. Deb

Lee said...

The china is 'oh so pretty', blue and white is my favourite. I sadly don't have much room to show off china and presently mine is in my Korean cabinet. I do love those pretty forks, what a gorgeous blue.


White Lace and Promises said...

Such classic china. Such beautiful photos.

Susan said...

Love all the blues, Carolyn, and your header is delightful! Susan

Sarah said...

Carolyn, your pieces are sheer delight. So many wonderful patterns here. Tea time at Aiken House & Gardens is served in beautiful style.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Carolyn
There's nothing nice than blue and white china is there?!

I have those same lovely Spode Camille cups, saucers and plates that were originally my mothers - I treasure them dearly.
The next photo has such a pretty teapot - it has a very appealing shape.

I also love the fluted cup and saucer with the squashy shaped cup sitting on top - they are both so pretty.
Your post makes me want to dash out the door and look for more blue and white china!!


BECKY said...

Such beautiful photos! I really love blue and white anything and everything. I'm also a big fan of toile!

Rose Victorien said...

magnifique !!!
bon dimanche

Anonymous said...

witam porcelanka jak zwykle piekna pozdrawienia z polski.

Donna Bianca said...

Carolyn, I love your china: tea cups are gorgeus! Here in Italy, after months of rain, spring is finally shining. Yesterday we went to our little house in the country and we found a lot of fragrant, wild blue iris. What’s a perfume in our home, now!
Have a nice day

Janka20 said...

Prekrásny porcelán !

Anonymous said...

Wow, beautiful collection....must be over the years? cannot imagine how you came about some of those pieces...Sel

PatinCal said...

Your new header is gorgeous, as is to be expected.


the more I see the more I fall in love... sweet and chic as usual

My Cottage Diary said...

Love your pretty blue and white dishes, Carolyn! It's definitely one of my favorite color combinations ... so soothing and peaceful to look at. As always, your photography is incredible! Blessings to you and yours, Bess

Fiordelisa said...

These photos are all so lovely, but the first one is simply stunning perfection.

Anonymous said...

my absolute and the patterns here are gorgeous, thank you for sharing. Sue