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!

Decorating with Cornucopia

History of Cornucopia excerpted from Wikipedia:

[The cornucopia (Latin: Cornu Copiae) is a symbol of food and abundance dating back to the 5th century BC, also referred to as horn ‘o’ plenty, Horn of Amalthea, and harvest cone

In modern depiction, the cornucopia is typically a hollow, horn-shaped wicker basket typically filled with various kinds of festive fruit and vegetables. In North America, the cornucopia has come to be associated with Thanksgiving and the harvest.]

I have given my cornucopia a slight twist – I filled it with a floral arrangement accented by berries and real pheasant feathers:

This cornucopia is one of my favorite pieces from the Spode Woodland collection. I have had it for quite a few years, and it sometimes stays as a regular fixture in my home decor even beyond the fall/winter seasons. Fall is my husband’s favorite season, and I am always anxious to try out fall things to make the season special for him. The only thing that I am really lacking is a fall-theme quilt — one of these days, I promise myself. :)

Thank you for looking at my cornucopia. I hope you have a bountiful day!