Monday, April 11, 2011

Putting spring into my table tops

I put away all the silver that was on the sideboard and started looking for something to replace it. I took the opportunity to display my "Dimity Rose" soup tureen. And it went from there.

But I didn't really like the colour of the Limoges tureens with the Royal Albert white colour. So, I pulled out more Dimity Rose.

Better, but now I thought there was too much pink, so I replaced the sugar and cream with a glass fruit bowl.

I'm now content with it. My husband really likes it, so I'll leave it as is for the season. :) Suddenly, though, the red roses looked way too bright. I found a couple of  beautiful flowers that blend in so much better. 


Olive Cooper said...

You have quite a lovely collection to "shop" from. It is all beautiful. ♥olive

Dining Delight said...

As I've told you before Dimity Rose is our wedding china and it was such a nice surprise to see your pieces displayed so wonderfully! I don't have any soup tureens but do have one of those small round platters. Unfortunately, my teapot got a big crack in it quite a few years ago, I can still use it decoratively but never for tea again!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, you do have some beautiful pieces and all of your vignettes are stunning. I love to see the silver on display. The horse painting is so beautiful. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty


Your vignettes are gorgeous! I love your porcelain pieces, just beautiful! Very pretty horse painting, I love it.

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Your vignette is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Karie

afternoon tea said...

Thanks everyone. Your feedback is very important to me in my struggles. :) A person would never know how difficult blogging is by reading all the wonderful posts. I started with Dining Delight's blog and even her first one was wonderful!

I'm sorry to hear about your teapot, DD. How did that happen?

mississippi artist said...

Lovely china and the horse painting is wonderful. It is all displayed so beautifully.

Pat said...

Wonderful buffet, and I like what's on it too. You did a nice job with your photo layout of your tea cups too. What a great collection.


Tess said...

This china is GORGEOUS. I just love your sensibilities...I think we are twins separated at birth!!! Everything is so pretty and inviting!


Gerianne said...

Love your Dimity Rose pieces !!