Wednesday, March 30, 2011


I often wonder, how many teacups are enough? Every time I tell myself that I "have enough", I buy another one (or two, or four). I have been sorting through my china and silver, trying hopelessly to organize it and I keep finding little stashes of teacups I'd forgotten about. I thought I would share some of them here.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Our "new" candelabras

Well, I'm going to try another post. The last one was very frustrating. While I was trying to write meaningful text I wiped out half the pictures. So in the end the text was sparse (due to frustration) and the pictures were few (due to stupidity). This time I'll try a different approach, I'm going to briefly state what the pictures are all about and then upload the pictures.

The inspiration for this set of pictures is the arrival of our "new" 1847 Rogers Heritage candelabras and a couple place settings of our Royal Doulton china Vanborough. I'm sorry that the centrepiece is a bit lacking. I didn't pick up any flowers and there certainly isn't any outside at the moment. I do look forward to spring and summer. I plan to cut flowers and take lots of pictures this year.

I've tried to capture the sparkle of the gold when the light hits it just right.
The poor centrepiece with no flowers in it.
I love the shadows of the crystal stemware on the white linen tablecloth.
Northumbria sterling "Cello"
I took advantage of the fact that one of the candelabra's was removed from the table for a bit of polishing.
International "Wild Rose" salt and pepper
 Well, I've managed so far not to erase anything by mistake. But I'm going to quit while I'm ahead.
Afternoon Tea