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A Pretty Pitcher ~

I wanted to share a pretty picture today of one of my favorite Aesthetic Movement transferware pieces.  This huge ewer has the sweetest image of a sparrow in flight at the front.  I keep this in my guest bath filled with silk roses and hydrangeas.

I've been using more and more white, and off white, colored flowers in my decorating and arrangements.  They brighten and lighten instantly, even if they are not real.  
Someday I will fill this ewer with fresh flowers from the cutting garden.  

And, someday I will have that cutting garden!
Happy weekend all~

p/s Don't forget...there is still time....enter the $50 transferware giveaway over at Country French Cottage

Joining:  Under The Table & Dreaming
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Joyful Stamper
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The North Ship ~ Purple Transferware Tablescape

Legend
I saw three ships go sailing by, Over the sea, the lifting sea,
And the wind rose in the morning sky,
And one was rigged for a long journey.
The first ship turned towards the west,
Over the sea, the running sea,
And by the wind was all possessed
And carried to a rich country.
The second ship turned towards the east,
Over the sea, the quaking sea,
And the wind hunted it like a beast
To anchor in captivity.
The third ship drove towards the north,
Over the sea, the darkening sea,
But no breath of wind came forth,
And the decks shone frostily.
The northern sky rose high and black
Over the proud unfruitful sea,
East and west the ships came back
Happily or unhappily:
But the third went wide and far
Into an unforgiving sea

Bee Skeps, Rural Scenes & Transferware GIVEAWAY

I know you know that one of my favorite transferware patterns is Rural Scenes. 

Whether it's red,


 purple,


 black, 


brown,


 blue


 or my personal fave, polychrome brown
I am enamored with pastoral scenes on transferware and these so fit the bill.
(click the photo to see the full tablescape with my Rural Scenes)


One thing I fell in love with about this set was the unique border.  It consists of various farming implements including a bee skep tucked back behind the tools and sheath of wheat. 


The bee skep has intrigued  me for the longest time because I've never seen one in person so I decided to google around and found some great images of collections and use in gardens. 




Bee Skeps are hand woven basket housings that were popular in Europe
Source 


Set out on a lush lawn these antique French Bee Skeps have got a perfect backdrop with the brick wall and English lavender.


This one has the perfect backdrop with my favorite flowering shrub, Hydrangea.  
How darling is this collection outside a bar…