Dish-aholic Part 6: Brown Beauty

I took some time off from quilting this afternoon to play with some breakables:

I started the Spode Woodland mixed with Delamere collection years ago (when the pieces were still crafted in England) for my husband because autumn is his favorite season. I think the game bird motif and the floral border make the perfect marriage combining the masculine and feminine tastes:

Well, some of the usual suspects refused to be left out…

Now that playtime is over (time to get back to quilting), how about some tea before you leave for the other show-and-tell? It rained here yesterday, and it’s been cold today. A hot tea would do me good before I head back to the sewing dungeon…

Don’t be bashful – I have plenty more cups and mugs in the cupboard! If Earl Grey doesn’t sound good, I have other blends too. :)

As for my favorite piece in the collection – it will have to be a toss-up between the teapot (because of the acorn-shaped knob on the lid) and the cornucopia:

Thanks for stopping by – it was nice having you. Have a marvelous weekend, everyone!

More Autumn Tablescape

I stuck to my plan today – I cleaned, I dusted, I vacuumed, I mopped, and the most fun part was I put out some fall decorations!! :)

Here are my Irish Belleek kids again – doing their part in celebrating the fall season. [Ivory Spring’s HOLIDAY TRADITION — I always read “Of Plymouth Plantation” by William Bradford during the couple of months leading up to Thanksgving]:

I decided to do something more “grand” with them, starting with an Italian gilded mirror that never got hung, and some fall “scraps” I have used over and over again over the years:

This is the final look, and the centerpiece is displayed on our breakfast table:

I decided to use the rest of the scraps for the display on the dining table. See if you could spot some usual suspects from this post:

This is my 2006 Thanksgiving Menu Card that I had done by hand-calligraphy to let my guests know what we were having for dinner that night:

Right about this time, my camera battery was running out of steam. I had to stop taking pictures and save the battery juice for uploading the pictures. I will have more pictures to show you later this week. Meanwhile, HAPPY FALL, everyone! :)

Until…

… I have my own lively children, these Belleek “peasant children” of mine would do for now:

Well, they are really quite well-behaved. I have never heard them talk back to me. They seem perfectly content standing in the bookcase with nothing to do but just looking nice, without any complaints of summer boredom:

They always performed their duties beautifully for special occasions:

Including at my brother’s wedding – I did get a more “frontal” shot of my favorite floral arrangement of the entire wedding from my sister-in-law:

These kids aren’t too bad, are they? :) I promise more sightings of them in the near future!

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Thanks to Kalianne for awarding me: