Blue vases, Forsythia and Lemons

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I had a wonderful full day shopping last week. Living in the country, and with my schedule - I combine errands because most things are at least 30 minutes away. This is both good and bad. This is one part of country living that I like. The slower pace, the quiet - save for the chorus of birds every day. As well as making shopping day an … [Read more...]

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The Bird Girl~s

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While in South Carolina, I was able to pick up something I have wanted for a very long time. This Bird Girl Statue. I actually got two Bird Girl Statues. The smallest was gifted to me by my Brother-in-Law - whom I was visiting as I was helping my sister paint pumpkins. I told him I wanted one and he surprised me by buying this one! He also … [Read more...]

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Mary Kay Pink

Sweet Surprise I have shared in the past the beautiful pink china my Mother-in-Law gave me several years back. She gave me a set of seven place settings. Seven, for the five of us five  plus the grandparents! She likes it when I use them when they come over for dinner.   I have thoroughly loved using them and combining them with other … [Read more...]

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Collecting

Cake Plates   How many objects of one thing does it take to create a collection? I have seen collections that fill rooms and collections that fill a shelf. To me, a collection begins with one and becomes a lifelong passion. This is my story with cake plates.      I have the plastic domed ones you use to carry cakes to events and … [Read more...]

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Cottage Touches

Rose Covered VasesI shared with you Thursday anadorable bird flower frog and vase I found at an estate sale.You can read about it here I seem to have been drawn to vases.I found this lovely pair of rose covered vases.I didn't share that everything was half off!My heart leapt with delight at these finds.They remind me of the rose covered china I … [Read more...]

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Remembering A Year in Blogging

Show Off Your CottageThis Monday Cielo is hosting a special day celebrating our homes - I wanted to look back over the year as I look forward to celebrating my first blogiversary, at the different things I have shared and celebrated on Show Off Your Cottage Monday.Long before I began blogging, I was a follower of Cielo's dreamy blog - she has the … [Read more...]

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Vintage Dishes

I Remember GrandmaI did not have the privilege to grow up near my grandparents.They would on occasion travel to California to visit fromtheir homes in North Carolina.Then my dad retired from the Navy and we settled in South Carolina.I now had opportunity to spend more time with my grandparentsand to see their homes.One of my memories is sitting at … [Read more...]

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A Special Invitaton

Preparing for a Special TeaTuesday Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage will be hosting a specialTea PartyHer 52nd!I found this amazing Anne Taylor Loft woven bag at Goodwillit is so beautiful and well made - I think it is now my favorite!I am preparing a special tea in her honor.One of the most Delightsome things I loveto do is to join lovely blog … [Read more...]

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My love grows…

For White PitchersMy daughter and I had a lovely day out last week, which I will share more of later.While out, I found this beautiful pitcher to add to my collection.This large, heavy Ironstone pitcher was discounted because of a chip at its base. I was enthralled and delighted.I love the shape of the mouth of this pitcher – it intrigues me. I … [Read more...]

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Made in JapanThese lovely little cups are heirlooms from my husband’saunt. She worked for a generous family who gave her quite a few beautiful things.this teacup is pictured with paper roses that I am making for my daughter's weddingI shared this here. These were among those itemsThese little tea cups are hand paintedIt seems to me that thePeony … [Read more...]

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