Hello Everyone – I hope you have had a splendid week. Over at my end, I am up to my eyeballs in deadlines! I was going to do a post on more fall tableware, but I just ran out of time. Instead, I am going to show you just what a sucker I am for Blue Transferware — especially those made by Spode.
This is my “festive” transferware platter – the pattern is officially called “Festival”. I used to only put it out for the holidays, but I like it so much that I have leave it out all year round. I just love that majestic look of that turkey, don’t you? :)
This is a Seder or Passover platter that bears the background pattern of antique Jewish filigree. I am not Jewish, but I have always loved the story of deliverance in the book of Exodus – the things foreshadowed in the event are simply amazing!
This is a smaller platter that shows the “Girl At Well” pattern. I have always loved this pattern even though this is the only piece I have. The wholesome beauty of the girl drawing water from the well reminds me of the beauty of serving others:
Soon, it will be the season for this:
Meanwhile, these came in the mail today – my blue ribbon from the Grouseland Old Tippecanoe Block Challenge, a certificate, and a hand-written note from the organizers. While designing the quilt block, I learned that there are more quilts named after President William Harrison than any other Presidents even though he was only in office for 32 days:
Thank you for coming to my show-and-tell. I wish you an enjoyable weekend!
I was tagged by Marye of http://www.simplyhomeremedies.com/ to share about five things I love. Among the many things I love, these are five that I really love:
1. China and anything related to tablesetting – that is only natural for a dish-aholic, right?
2. Christmas – my all-time favorite holiday even if I had grown up celebrating it in a tropical country. It is the meaning of Christmas that always tugs at my heart – the remedy for evil, and the possibility of having peace with God:
3. Things related to heirloom millinery – traditional counterpane, wholecloth, smocking, embroidery, cross-stitch are what capture my fancy.
4. Books – they keep my mind and my horizon expanding. They are just something I’ve got to have in my life.
5. My Bible – for “The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart.” Psalm 19:8a.
Suzan had asked about what kind of fold I had used for my napkin in the Christmas tablesetting I had shown a couple of days ago. It is called “Rose”, and I have included the directions below:
(Subtitle: How does a dish-aholic incorporate what she collects in her home decor?)
Plates in china cabinets:
Plate on the wall:
Plates on window sill:
Plates on kitchen counter:
Plates on bathroom counters:
Plates just as equally important as books in bookcase:
Plates on fireplate mantel:
Plates atop doorway:
Plates on wall sconces:
The top of the piano definitely doesn’t escape the sprinkling of plates from the dish-aholic (even if it’s just a silver bread plate!):
And… what does the crazy dishaholic lady do with the extra plates? Why, she uses them as receptacles for jar candles (of course!):
Plates, plates, plates everywhere – such is the motto of a dish-aholic’s decorating style!
p.s. Click here if you have missed part 1.