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Showing posts from March 6, 2011

Ivy and Birds Tablescape with Spode Byron

Green and gold, new and old, real and faux.  There are lots of opposites coming together at this table.  Come, have a seat and let's wish for Spring together. I realized after seeing my photos that I should have ironed the fold lines out of my tablecloth.  Umm... maybe it adds to the more relaxed feel. ;-)  Ah well.  I'm sorry.  This vintage tablecloth is hand embroidered with topiaries of yellow blooms.  This was just a few dollars on Ebay, and came with matching napkins. I thought these oval covered dishes looked so nice with the border of my Spode Byron plates (other tablescapes with Spode Byron here and here ).  They seem to be a perfect match.  I couldn't resist them for $2.49 a piece at I love just about anything with birds. A recycled votive holder is filled with little wood slices and a tealight candle from Zest Candles.   The wine glasses are some I found several months back.  They too were perfectly matched to my Spode Byron dishes.  I love

Peeking into The Vintage Abode + Giveaways!

Come on in to The Vintage Abode and browse one of the country's largest collections of English transferware.  Take a little stroll around the shop (you can shop online at my Etsy shop HERE ,  but only a fraction of the inventory is listed online). I am giving away a $50 gift certificate to my online shop, over at Little Red House .   I'm sure many of you are probably already familiar with Mary's blog and her weekly meme, Mosaic Monday where she and hundreds of bloggers link up photo mosaics each week.  Mary is an amazing photographer with her own Etsy shop full of some of her magnificent photos HERE , and author of a gorgeous blog who just  happens to have a fondness of transferware too.  She's doing a transferware mosaic this week so you'll want to check that out.   Visit he blog to enter the giveaway and get the details.  PLUS,  there's a discount coupon you can only get over at her blog, for my shop.  Some of the blue Transferware in the shop:   Below, As