Friday, June 6, 2014

Beginning Anew. . .

Over the past two years,
I've edited, edited, and edited, once again,
many of my decor accessories On Crooked Creektt.

Being a firm believer that ones taste evolves with time,
I've come full circle and have embraced  my Traditional Roots.

I'm beginning anew to enjoy the lifestyle of my childhood and youth.

I'm using a trained, skilled, design eye 
to focus on the things that bring me comfort in my Senior Years

So~o~o. . .
when I spotted this Haviland France white porcelain china tureen
in a neighboring city, I couldn't help falling in l o v e.

La petite and oh, so ruffly!
The intricate design is femininity at its finest expression!

Even "Mr. Ed" agreed 
that she appears to have"my signature bow" on the lid!

I have given her place of honor atop the built~in china cabinet
in the Dining Room near my assigned seat at our dining table.

To the left of my Frenchy Tureen,
I've placed my heirloom Coffee Server.

The Johnson China creamer and lidded sugar
were acquired on a recent Outdoor Flea Market trip to Ottawa, Kansas. 

They are joined with a heirloom hand painted
Royal Sealy China pansy cup and saucer Made in Japan.

Seated to the right of my Frenchy Tureen,
is my favorite heirloom tea cup and saucer of Handpainted Lefton China.

The two~tier wrought iron plate rack displays 
vintage green swirl depression glassware saucers and bowls
atop scalloped white porcelain dinner plates.

Whichever angle I choose,
I take great pleasure and delight viewing her detailed lines.

On Crooked Creektt, beginning anew. . . 
                                                                             it's a "good thing"!

Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creektt will be joining

And. . .

And. . .

Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday!

And. . .

Jody and Stan @ Rooted In Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays!

Be sure to visit each of these amazing host and hostesses 
for inspiring decor ideas for your own home!


Martha said...

That is a great tureen. Lovely and CLASSIC!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

I find the older I get the more I like white plates and tableware. Yours is lovely and I'd want to display it where I can look at it during the day too.

Miss Char said...

Pat, this is an exquisite piece. I love soup tureens and would have wrestled you for this one had we been shopping together. Thanks for sharing.

Rita C. said...

Oh Pat, I love everything about this vignette! The Haviland tureen is beautiful - the ribbon detail! I need (yea, right!) one of those iron plate racks - I always end up borrowing my sister's for buffet dinners with family. Your heirloom coffee server - just wonderful. As a coffee drinker, I really love the look of this - it's usually tea service that is so beautiful, but you've certainly elevated coffee to that place in what you've done here.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Oh Pat, I love it! so delicate and that bow is adorable. I have some plates that were my Grandmothers that have the same edging. enjoy your great find!


OMG, STUNNING!!! I love all the White pieces, they're so elegant and the bow is awesome! Great finds my friend, I'm so happy for you! Thanks for dropping by to visit, you did make my day!

Susan Newbigging said...

What a beautiful addition to your home.! I have been loving white lately.

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! Oh, this is just a gorgeous piece and looks so pretty with your other lovelies! You have a beautiful decorating sense and I agree with you - whatever makes YOU happy! Thanks so much for popping in to see me and have a great week,sweet friend.
You are the sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Calypso In The Country said...

What dishes are so classic! Very pretty! Thanks for stopping by to comment on my new bar stools! I couldn't reply back thru email because it came up "no reply". Thanks and have a great day!

Christine Graves said...

Oh I am so in love with your soup tureen and that stunning tea cup and glad they didn't make the cut!

Rosie M. said...

What a beautiful addition to your china collection. I love the delicate shape of your new tureen and especially like its base. It must be a joy to pass that lovely display every day! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

Anonymous said...

The tureen is elegant and dare I say has sexy curves topped off with a beautiful bow. I was captivated with your heartfelt sharing of all your favorite things. It was very special. Thanks for allowing us in.