Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

Loveliest of lovely things are they on earth that soonest pass away.  The rose that lives its little hour is prized beyond the sculptured flower.
~William C Bryant~

Three plates

Three Potters

Three Patterns

I love to mix and match my dishes,

especially transferware that has a unifying theme or color, or both.

Whether it be painted,

or transferred onto a plate,

Whether made of silk,

Or of linen and lace,

A "rose is a rose is a rose is a rose"


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  1. Nancy, these plates look so pretty layered together! I love the rose theme - real and artificial. Beautiful post! Pamela

  2. Nancy- Every single rose here is beautiful! Absolutely beautiful! xo Diana

  3. Just gorgeous! Did you do the napkin roses? Such a beautiful touch ~


  4. Simply beautiful..I have some rose dishes, two different ones just a few...but these are just too beautiful...with love Janice

  5. So beautiful! The rose/brown transferware plates are so special. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  6. Bravo! This is so eloquently presented, Nancy. This post reads like poetry. Each one of these plates is gorgeous in its own right, but stacked in a series makes for an exquisite setting. You are an artist! ~ sarah

  7. Beautiful!!! But then everything you do is beautiful. You just have the touch and such fabulous china to work with.

  8. So pretty Nancy! We just adore getting our plate fix over here :) thanks for sharing!

  9. So very lovely! Roses are my favorite!

  10. I love how beautifully those dishes work together, Nancy! They make for a beautiful place setting.

  11. Gorgeous. YOur dishes are stunning and the napkin rose is beautiful. Lovely tablescape. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  12. Oh graciousness. I LOVE the dishes.

    You said, "you love mix-matching?" Now, we have one thing in common §;-) "Our" expertise... MIX-MATCHING... I love that words too.

    Happy mid-week.

  13. Yowza, Nancy!!! That is one of the best mix-and-match jobs I have ever seen! Beautiful!!!!!! They look as if they must have all collaborated to make the designs complement each other so well, but we know that's all you! Really pretty!

  14. Wow Nancy!!! Love this! What an amazing stack and you couldn't have topped it off any better than with that beautiful rose napkin. The dinner plate is drop dead GORGEOUS! Do you have many?

    - The Tablescaper

  15. This was just stunning...a poem for the eyes. You always do such a lovely job, Nancy.

  16. Nancy, the colors in this tableware are just gorgeous! I love the way you paired the transferware to the roses and your beautiful napkin rose takes the cake. I have a new blog and would love it if you could come to visit me and maybe answer a question I have about my little sugar and creamer that look like flow blue but I'm not sure.
    Keep up the great work, love your blog!

  17. Very pretty!

    Come and join me with my Color Connection meme through my PINK entry. Hope you join the fun!

  18. Beautiful! I love pink and brown together. Visiting from Pink Saturday.

  19. Stopping by to say...Happy Pink Saturday!
    Stop by My Sweet Prairie Home...I love to have company! God Bless You !

  20. I'll be giving you 10 stars for the wonderful napkin rose you made here! I am impressed! It is easy to observe that you're enthusiastic about making this stuff! You are brilliant in so many ways!

  21. Fabulous dishes - the combination is stunning. What a good eye you have for putting them together.

  22. what a fabulous collection--your transferware patterns are gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

  23. I have painted a few 24 x 24 inch roses, because... they are my favorite flower! Thanks for sharing:)

  24. I am madly in love with these three different patterns. So unusual. Love the roses and how magnificent they look together.
    Gorgeous! Thank you, Ruthie at: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com/

  25. Nancy, I agree that roses are very lovely. Your dish patterns are beautiful, and I indeed like the rose folded napkins gently stored in their 'vases'.

    Happy Pink to you,

  26. Hi, I popped over for Pink Saturday and what a treat! I do love roses and these are so delightful. Thank you!

  27. Stunning. YOur place settings are wonderful and the flowers are gorgeous. Everything is so beautiful. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty


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