Saturday, June 7, 2014

New Kitchen Shelf Display

                                                                        Happy Weekend!
                                     After a week of lovely sunny weather we are getting some
                                     rain and cooler temperatures. I had another tour from Japan
                                    this morning but once again they were great sports and didn't
                                    complain about wet feet etc. We have another tour tom. but
                                    sunshine is promised.
                                          A few weeks ago I found this shelf at the thrift shop for
                                          a few dollars. Andrew put a back on it for me and I gave
                                          it a few coats of cloud white paint.
                                         It is a good way to display some of my favorite
                                         vintage/ antique china.

                                                   Over the winter we put wainscoting on
                                                    the bottom of our kitchen walls.
                                                       When time permits we are adding a
                                                   scalloped trim board on the bottom of it.

                                                          Just a few closeups of the china.

                                                             Lemon crinkle cookies are a nice
                                                             little tea time treat. If you would
                                                            like the recipe you can find it here

                                                                   Looks pretty with toile!

                                                                The dishes in use for afternoon tea in
                                                                the sunroom.

                                                I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!



podso said...

I really like your new shelf and it looks really good where you have placed it (and with what you have filled it !) Just wondering what is holding in that gorgeous platter at the top--maybe you have a little nail there to keep it in place. I know you are giving wonderful tours to your tourists from overseas. Just think of the stories they take back about your lovely home. It's nice to see the pretty china in use for afternoon tea.

Deb said...

It is all so, so pretty, Carolyn. I love the china and your new shelf is charming. Deb

Marilyn said...

The blue transferware is so soothing. Love it.


Your china is gorgeous and the teapot is to die for! I love your new shelf and it looks lovely with the gorgeous dishes there! Your setting for tea is so inviting and yummy! Wonderful afternoon for tea time.

Susan said...

Oh, that is an adorable shelving unit, Carolyn. The wainscoting backing adds a lot, too. Nice job. The china in there looks lovely. Susan

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

It's beautiful, and I love the way you decorated it with blue and white.

Marilyn said...

I've said it before & I'll say it again - you have the best, most beautiful blog out there! Just enjoy it so much - thank you.

Deanna said...

Dear Carolyn, Gosh the china is gorgeous and your new old shelf is a very pretty way to display your pretties!!!
Blessings to you,

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful, Carolyn! That shelf looks like it was made to go on that wall. Love the bead board back. It will be a great display piece for all your wonderful china.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Good morning Miss Carolyn, another beautiful display full of inspiration, so warm and welcoming.
fondly ~lynne~

Sam I Am...... said...

I love your "new" shelf and your china is absolutely beautiful. It's funny, when I was young I didn't appreciate fine china but today I do but I don't have any because of my youthful ignorance lol! YOurs is some of the prettiest I've ever seen. Thank you for sharing it with us.

sandy said...

Great new shelf! And I love your dishes! Blue is my favorite color so I was drawn to them right away!

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June said...

The pattern on your china is so beautiful Carolyn! You have it displayed so pretty. I love the new shelf, and I really love the wainscoting on your wall!
I imagine you are having the time of your life right now in the garden. Things are really starting to get pretty here too, but with our drought here in the west, I'm afraid it won't be so pretty in a couple of months. But I will enjoy it while I can.
sending hugs...

MagdalenaK said...

Wspaniała porcelana aż chce się przysiąść i wypić kawę.

Beverly said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Would you share the name of the china pattern with us?
Always a delight to visit your blog.

Marie-José said...

How I love kitchen displays like this one, it's a beauty!
But I have to be hounest, it becomes more and more lovely through the gorgeous blue china :)
Thank you for sharing.
Have yourself a lovely week.

With sweet regards, MJ

The Tablescaper said...

Such a lovely collection and display.

- Alma, The Tablescaper

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