Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A photo Shoot With Iris & Arundel

My Mother in law came to Easter dinner with an absolutely breathtaking bouquet of freshly cut Iris's from her garden.   She has always grown the prettiest flowers!   I've recently been enjoying photographing fresh flowers with some of my transferware and I've been a little in love with the color combination of teal, lavender and blue lately.

I couldn't resist taking some photos of a few of the Iris' together with these antique Royal Doulton plates which had just arrived.  

The name of the pattern on the plates is Arundel and they over well over 100 years old, dating from 1890-1902. 

(photo via Arundel Castle)

 The pattern is named after Arundel Castle, where there are about more than 10 outstanding gardens which have been open to visitors since 1854.

(photo via Arundel Castle)

Iris, Most Beautiful Flower
Symbol of life, love and light'
Found by the brook, and the meadow,
Or lofty, on arable height.
You come in such glorious colours,
In hues, the rainbow surpass;
The chart of colour portrays you,
In petal, or veins, of your class.
You bloom with the first in Winter,
With the last, in the Fall, you still show;
You steal the full beauty of Springtime,
With your fragrance and shar colour glow.
An artist's desire of full worth;
So Iris, we love you and crown you,
Most beautiful flower on earth!

Edith Buckner Edwards, 1961



  1. Love your pretty dishes and Iris!Hugs, Maristella.

  2. Beautiful flower/transfer ware combination, and the colors are gorgeous!

  3. Beautiful combination for sure, your plate is so pretty just my kind of plate.
    You have the most beautiful transferware of anyone I have ever seen. I often wondered where do you find it all

  4. So pretty Nancy! I love the colors. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  5. The iris are so beautiful. My iris are reluctant bloomers. What is your MIL's secret?
    The plates are gorgeous. Thanks for the history on this pattern. I love visiting your blog, Nancy!

  6. Two of my favorite things: china and irises. Impressive photos.


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