Tuesday, May 31, 2011

"Chintz" Tablescape

I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.
Make sure to check out all the other great tables.

Husband and I went to an estate sale last Saturday.  And the Saturday before.  It seems to be our hobby these days since we can't sleep in, to go to estate sales.  Two weeks ago he bought this lovely set of china.  It is "Chintz" by Sango.  It has such a lovely delicate pink rose all over.  The lady was selling her mother's estate and she said it had originally been a set for twelve.  There are complete settings left only for ten.  But no chips or cracks.  So lovely.

The silverware is the same rose pattern from previous tablescapes.

The small square tablecloth on the gigantic table is from Syria.  We didn't have a solid pink cloth and couldn't find one at the stores.  I guess we'll have to keep an eye open at estate sales!

I love carnations--mostly for their scent.

Thank you for stopping by.  Husband had a great time putting this tablescape together.  It was all his plan and execution.  Of course I helped by pulling out the flatware, glasses, and napkins.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Giveaway Winner!

The winner of my giveaway is-----

Pam said...

Awwwww! My mom used to make aprons when I was little. I still have one that's tattered and torn, but cherish the memories that go with it. Please enter me in to your giveaway. I'm still trying to figure out this bloggin thing, so I'm using my email address. ha ha
Thank you, Pam

And thank you to all who entered. Such lovely comments.
I had fun.
Thank you to our Hostess Kim at The Twice Remembered Cottage.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Estate Sale Finds

Happy May!  We are winding down the school year here in our school district.  One more week.  We have finals and graduation, then Summer!  I can hardly wait.  I am going to spend my time writing, painting furniture, and if I can swing it, sewing slipcovers for my sofa and love-seat.
Of course we will be spending some time planning Daughter's wedding.

Meanwhile, Husband and I spent some time at estate sales this Saturday. At the first sale I found this great pair of ;inking shears.  I have always wanted a pair but they are quite pricey.  This pair, by Wiss, was only five dollars.  I couldn't pass that up!
The little butterfly dish is a "butter and jam" plate according to the March issue of Romantic Homes Magazine.  We had just purchased our set of seven last fall.  Today we found number eight!  It is not exactly the same, but so close no one will know.  They will be featured soon in a table scape.

As will this set of china Husband purchased today.  It was originally a set for twelve, but now only has ten complete place settings.  But it came with serving dishes.  Stay tuned for a table scape!

Thank you for stopping by to see what I've been up to.
Don't forget to enter my giveaway in association with The Cottage Charm Giveaway.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Cottage Charm Giveaway 2011

I'm joining Kim aka Twila at Twice Remembered Cottage for her Fifth Annual Cottage Charm Giveaway.  This is a blogwide giveaway of all things cottagey. I joined last year and had a lot of fun. Make sure you hit the link buttom below to jump over to her blog to see all the other lovely offerings.

Last year I gave away a sweet apron I had made.  This year I am giving one lucky winner these two charming vintage aprons.  I found them at a garage sale last summer and have been saving them since.  They are charmingly embroidered but the stitching is so even and perfect I think they are most liely machine made.  It doesn't detract from their charm.

One has several pin size holes, but this is to be expected with vintage, well loved and used aprons.

To enter please leave a charming message in the comments.  This giveaway is only open to US and Canadian residents. I will draw a random name on May 29 and post the winners name then. Feel free to become a follower, however it is not necessary, just make sure I can email you when you win!
Please check out my etsy shop to see the aprons I ahve made that are for sale.

Good luck, cottage lovers!