Thursday, March 1, 2012

Spring Cupboard

Hello everyone,
     One of my little projects this week was changing my cupboard dishes. The ones that were here before were a more wintery look -the Friendly Village(shown at bottom). I thought that the blue and white transferware would give a nice fresh look for spring. Even though it is cold here yet-I know spring is coming!

As with almost all my dishes,these were collected a few pieces at a time here and there.

I have a few of my Mom's pieces from Holland ,like the ones above.

This flow blue pitcher belonged to my grandparents.I have the big pitcher and bowl from the set on top of the cupboard.





This is a quick peek at what it looked like before. Now, they are stored in the bottom of this cupboard behind closed doors until next winter.

I am joining French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday. You should check it out because you won't want to miss Courtney's beautiful bathroom makeover.Also joining My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday.

Thank you for visiting,

Carolyn


33 comments:

Linda said...

Carolyn...What beautiful music by Enya playing here on your blog as I visit! It is Heavenly!!!!

I LOVE your beautiful blue dishes too! And I am looking forward to spring, and to the pictures from your garden when it warms up there in Prince Edward Island.

Have a beautiful day!
Linda

White Whimsy said...

Your blue and white dishes are beautiful. I love the way you have displayed them in you cupboard with the touches of lace.

Hulda said...

Your blue and white china looks so delightful. Love it!

Debbie said...

I love the blue. I think it looked wonderful the other way, too, but I love blue and white. You know, before blog land, I wouldn't have changed out things like that. I've really grown thanks to blogs!

jill said...

Lovely xx

chateau chic said...

Carolyn, your blue and white transferware collection is beautiful. I never tire of blue and white!
Mary Alice

Katie Sue said...

I love your collections. I have the Friendly Village and a collection of Blue and White too.
Gorgeous displays both of them.
Katie

Judy said...

Carolyn: I am doing the very same thing this week. You have the most beautiful collections...Judy at GoldCountryCottage

Sandra said...

Such pretty pictures! Thank you for sharing them.

I have some of the same dishes (the pattern on the platter) and have a few of them displayed in my recently painted blue kitchen.

Blue and white dishes are so classic, aren't they?

It's All Connected said...

All the dishes a beautiful but I believe I like the flow blue pitcher the best. How nice that it is a family piece! ~ Maureen

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just BEAUTIFUL Carolyn..as everything you do..I loved yesterday post also..Hope you have a GREAT weekend my friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love the hutch both ways, Carolyn, but I can see the one set is perfect for the Winter and holiday season. You've got some lovely pieces of blue and white.

I have a whole cabinet in the kitchen devoted to the different dishes I have gotten over the years. Some are just two plates {as it is just hubby and me now}, but I have found that I must have not realized that other bowls and salad plates I bought over the years, all work so well together, even though they are definitely not the same pattern. I was thinking the other day that I should just do a table setting to see how it would look all together.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Beautiful! The flow blow pitcher is especially gorgeous. Blue and white is always my favorite!
Ruth

Anne said...

Your blue transferware is so pretty.Looks perfect in your cabinet.

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Beautiful!!!!

A Garden of Threads said...

A beautiful collection of blue and white transfer ware. I am looking forward to spring, we had freezing rain this morning:(

kelly said...

We have just come to the end of our Summer and are now in Autumn. It is good to read about Spring and Summer and keep it going all year long.

Kelly

Liz said...

I soooo love blue and white! :)

Your cupboard is just lovely! :)

~Liz

Deanna said...

The dishes are extra pretty. I seem to go in phases with the most liked color for each season and blue/white has been a favorite of mine for a long time. These dishes seem clean and crisp for Spring.

Like your post,
d

Priscilla said...

Another blue and white post! I'm seeing them everywhere. I so love blue and white pottery. Yours is exceptionally beautifully displayed.

jeanetteann said...

Beautiful blue and white, my passion
x jeanetteann

Sonia said...

Beyond beautiful!! What a collection!!
Miss Bloomers

Susan said...

Hello Carolyn....Love the blue and white collection. You are right. It's MUCH more springy than the lovely set that was up.

The flow blue pitcher especially drew my attention. Just met a woman today with a HUGE flow blue collection. Will abe posting about it one day this month.

Take care, dear Carolyn. Thank you for your cherished blog. Susan

Margrethe said...

Hej Carolyn Denmark kalder.

Jeg ville elske at drikke tea hos dig.

KH. fra Margrethe :o)

Magda said...

Your collection is really pretty. I envy and admire :-)Changes are equally good, give the kind of new energy :-)
Greetings from rainy Poland!
Magdalena

Lilybets said...

Your collection is gorgeus!!!

The Tablescaper said...

I'm drooling!!! I love how you've displayed your gorgeous blue and white. I love to have you share this with Seasonal Sundays!

- The Tablescaper

Denise Marie said...

Great 2 sets.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Carolyn,
I just adore your blue and whites!!
I have also shared some of my blue and whites along with my red and whites in my last post!!
Seems to be a popular share this time of year...

Hugs,
Debbie

Barbwire Pretty said...

Wow!!!! Girl!! what a wonderful treat to find your blog.I love your dishes, your cupboards full and your lilac bouquet on the side ,Everything is just so beautiful. I could just stay and browse if my stupid back would allow me to sit at this computer one more minute.
Go Girl.
Bernice (from Ontario)

Mimi said...

You have an amazing blue and white collection. thanks for sharing it.

Something Special said...

I love your post about your cupboard. I love transferware and have somewhat of a collection myself. I am crazy about this stuff. I also love your choice of music. I think we have lots in common and am a new follower. Come say hi if you have the time.

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