Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Italian Shabby


I am having fun with this white wall in my kitchen. I have been changing it out to fit the season.
The shabby white/green board in front is my cabinet door, it fell off the hinge, actually 
the hinge ended up bending, I am constantly struggling to keep these cupboards door on these 
old cabinets, What we won't do to keep the beautiful vintage look right?






The story about all these little Italian Pottery pieces I have inherited is, that, they were brought 
to my mother and grandmother from my Great Uncle Bruno. When he came to this country from 
Italy, he stayed with my family for a while. I was 3 years old, so don't really remember. 



My Grammy gave me these pieces when I was 16 years old, 
(long time ago)



I can remember and see my mother having a cup of coffee from these dishes,
Oh, this was a lifetime ago!


I was given  this piece of vintage linen just a couple of years ago. 
Never noticed how much it resembles Italian pottery until I started putting all this together.




This teapot is not Italian. I found this just last week at Goodwill, cracked, chipped, rough,
however I fell in love with it. It is very old and English, hand painted in greens, and gold leaf, and the most charming design to me is the green Fluer de Les!!!


Vintage Hankies make my ice tongs into a towel holder!


Rummaged through the lace doily box and found these with a bit of aqua/green, 





Here is what the bottom of the sugar bowl says, I need to do some research on this,
Silicon China?  Verona design? Made in England? Ummmmm........


If anyone knows anything about this china please leave me a comment,
So until the next holiday, I will switch out the vignette again, for now hope you enjoyed
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Have a Blessed Easter Weekend!
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Spring is on it's Way!









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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Pretty Green


My daughter came over for dinner Sunday evening, 

This was kinda a hurry dinner,because she had to get home to bed so she could
get up early to catch a plane tomorrow, Monday,


I remembered that Monday is St Patty's Day so tried to set the mood with a quick table decoration, and my grandmothers linen table cloth with matching napkins,
I made 4 little loaves of Irish Soda Bread, 


This was Ida's (grandmother) teapot, I just love it, hand painted little shamrocks, I get it out every spring,
and actually use it for tea. I remember it always being in her china cabinet, however never saw her use it, 
I like to use my old linens and dishes,


The white roses on this cloth are so  pretty,


Napkins and my green border Moose dishes, (just covered up the moose, not Irish-ish)



I actually use mismatched silver utensils everyday, why not? otherwise they would just sit in a box somewhere, and they tell a story every time I see them, especially the ones with names engraved on them,
so charming!


One of my pretty butter knives,
I also use this table cloth and napkins at Christmas time and sometimes on Game Day,
Go Green, Go White! (Michigan State),

No beads, or Shamrocks, except for the teapot, just the essence of green, oh, and 
the soda bread,

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