Friday, February 21, 2020

Touches of Green . . .

Touches of  green are popping up On Crooked Creek!

This past week,
"Mr. Ed" informed me that the Shasta Daisies are poking through
in On Crooked Creek's Heirloom Garden on the South.

Following Mother Nature's lead,
I, too, added some touches of
green to the built~in china cabinet.

I have always loved my Bordallo Pinheiro collected dinnerware pieces.
Placing them within On Crooked Creek's Dining Room built~in cabinet
is a perfect placement for my daily enjoyment.

Since the editing of many of my vintage dishes,
the cabbage pattern with the brown rim remains one of my most favorite.

The subtle hues within my Willow Tree Angel 
is a lovely compliment to my Bordallo Pinheiro cabbage bowls.

The subtle vintage green depression ware oval platter
adds a soft layering touch and enhances the wrought iron wings on the Angel.

Not, in the traditional cabbage pattern, but Bordallo Pinheiro just the same,
are these morning glory pattern cups and saucers.

Although the dessert/salad plate has the same brown rim as my cabbage plates,
the design is somewhat different with a motif of grapevines and leaves.

To vary the height within On Crooked Creek's Dining Room built~in china cabinet,
I added a Majolica lidded Cauliflower Teapot , my Homer Laughlin ironstone
lidded sugar bowl and a
green depression ware cake stand.

Two Bordallo Pinheiro water pitchers of varying patterns
and a vintage lidded petite soup tureen are placed on the bottom shelf.

Visually pleasing to the eye are the creamy ivory, bits of brown
and touches of green reflect my personal desires and taste.

One of my more recent finds is this green vaseline  lidded candy dish.

This trio of petite vintage green books,
with gold lettering on the spine, adds interest.

My oversized Bordallo Pinheiro platter fills the space in the open shelf
of the built~in cabinet and provides a cohesive backdrop
for the Homer Laughlin ironstone soup bowls and dinner plates.

Every afternoon On Crooked Creek, I stop for a 'cup 'o tea'.
Serving tea time using my vintage silver teapot
makes the Winter Chill more bearable.

Hot soup and hot tea will keep "Mr. Ed" and I warm
throughout our 1970's Ranch Style Home On Crooked Creek
while we wait out this last month of Winter for 2020.

In the meanwhile,
I'll continue adding touches of  green!

Until next time. . .


Anonymous said...

Morning Dear Pat! Oh, this is all so pretty! I own some of those green pieces too and just love them. You really have a knack of making pretty! I love this area in your home. I have two of those little Willow Creek ladies that belonged to my little mother. They are so sweet! Thank you for your sweet visit.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rita C at Panoply said...

Ooh, Pat, I LOVE your touches of green! Your collection Bordallo Pinheiro makes my heart go pitter patter. How fine those would look with a St Patty's day theme, and all through spring. Thank you for your visit to table. That little cloth has certainly had some safe and varied travels, hasn't it?! Happy March to you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Pat! I'm back to thinking you for popping in to see my laundry room. Oh, I had a lundry closet too at one time and the only thing good about it was I could close the doors! :) Hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)


Oh my goodness sweet Pat, your green collection of BP is gorgeous and so beautifully displayed ! I have a couple of pieces like this, that's all.
This is perfect to celeb St. Pat's Day.
Wishing you a lovely and safe weekend in anticipation of the Irish St.