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Toile, Transferware and Music for Valentines Day

Toile de Jouy, music, the Violin, English transferware, sentimental inherited items, poetry, antique linens, roses and lace...some of my favorite things are all gathered here for our Valentines Day table.  All of these things, to me, create an alluring table filled with romance, nostalgia, and love of music and family. I hope they bring some of the same feelings to you.

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music. ~Ronald Reagan~
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness. ~Maya Angelou~

If music be the food of love, play on. ~William Shakespeare~  I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense. ~Robert Frost~
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. ~Plato~
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he …

Valentines Day Table of Toile, Music & Transferware

Toile de Jouy, music, the Violin, English transferware, sentimental inherited items, poetry, antique linens, roses and lace...some of my favorite things are all gathered here for our Valentines Day table.  All of these things, to me, create an alluring table filled with romance, nostalgia, and love of music and family. I hope they bring some of the same feelings to you.

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music. ~Ronald Reagan~
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness. ~Maya Angelou~

If music be the food of love, play on. ~William Shakespeare~  I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense. ~Robert Frost~
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. ~Plato~
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he …

Brown Transferware & A Painted Bookcase Back

I'm sure I am in the minority here, but I have to admit that I didn't, and usually don't watch the Superbowl.   I listened to my boys and Shawn hooping and hollering last night as they watched the game though, and as they did that I was busy filling shelves of a bookcase with some of my brown transferware collection.  On a whim, I recently decided to paint the back wall of this bookcase a soft, mossy green color.   I thought it might give the brown transferware something to stand out against.


Since we've been in this house I have constantly had a few piles of  boring stuff that I hate to unpack in the corners and crammed behind the chairs against the wall just waiting for me to find a place for them, or had the table and shelves of this bookcase piled with dishes I'm sorting or in the process of listing.    It's been kind of a mess in here most of the time. Finally...I've made a bit of sense out of this room!  Enough sense that I am able to share this part o…