The last month I’ve been feeling the blues with all the unexpected costs/work associated with the remodel. But, that’s not what today’s post is about. Since the Charmer is in total disarray there’s little I can do in summer decorating. Almost every room has either dust or supplies in them.
Since our china hutch has doors it provided me a chance to do some decorating. While a large majority of my vintage dishes are blue, and fit the mood, I used them.
Last month some of my vintage porcelain Blue Onion Canister set was shared. Several more pieces were added along with many other “blue” dishes. Some rearranging and Phlox, from the garden, placed inside an ironstone creamer.
A recent thrift store find, a vintage blue platter, England Dunn Bennett “Mascot” pattern, $2.99.
Next to the platter is a vintage Sadler Teapot, Blue Willow pattern with gold edging and swirl body from England, $2. In the background is a birds nest from a Spring buffet vignette and a $2.00 jar/lid made in Japan from GW.
On the middle shelf…
A few more pieces to my Blue Onion canister set with a few Shasta daisies tucked inside the creamer. A John Maddock, England platter that I haven’t been able to find out the pattern name, so if you know, let me know!
The platter is a very light blue and has the each flower is outlined in gold. Its a large platter and also found a smaller matching one, both less than $5.
In front, with a bird nestled inside, are my thrift store collection of Finlandia dishes. Each piece was found separately and was amazed how many I have after grouping them together. I would love to find a teacup!
On the other side is a Blue Onion cookie jar and condiment tray. I meant to put flowers in the duck pitcher but forgot.
On the bottom shelf….
Is a Sugar without a lid from a canister set made in Romania, $1.50. It reminded me of the Finlandia patter and makes for a pretty vase. So many single piece canister pieces I buy to use as a vase. In front is a blue transferware creamer with white petunias inside.
Vintage teapots perched on a few blue books, also my favorite bird, and a Blue Onion teapot.
There are a few different ways of feeling the blues and as I glazed upon the blues in the china hutch a calming feeling envelopes my spirit….