Monday, January 14, 2019

Winter shelves

Hi everybody! I thought I'd pop in and show you how I styled my kitchen shelves after Christmas, and also a cute vintage planter I found. 

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I really stripped things down, as I usually do after Christmas, and brought out some of my favorite English creamware to mix with vintage Blue Ridge Pottery pieces.




I started a collection of the scalloped edge Wedgwood Queen's Plain/Shape in the early 1990s, and it's still a favorite. The pieces seem to get more and more expensive at replacements, though, so I try to be careful with what I have. 


I love to mix it with the Blue Ridge Pottery Stanhome Ivy, as well as some of my Mikasa Italian Countryside. 


But my fun find was this vintage planter that belonged to my grandmother. It had been sitting outside right where she left it, and my mother let me have it several years ago, but I wasn't sure what to put in it.


Then I realized that pothos would be perfect since it's so hearty, and I divided up a plant I had, then put some around the bottom of the planter, and three little sprigs in each frog's mouth.  Is this not the cutest thing?? I'm in love with it!


I love how the pot blends so nicely with the creamy shades of the other pieces.


I'm sure I'll make some more changes along the way, but for now, I'm enjoying this look for winter.



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17 comments:

  1. Your Kitchen looks lovely!! I adore your use of red!! It really makes the room pop!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  2. I love red in the kitchen too. this is just lovely...sentimental, me too!

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  3. I love all the details, the red, the shelving, and that fun frog pot! You have a happy kitchen😀

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  4. It looks very warm and homey, love the pops of red with the creamy dishes!

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  5. Very pretty, just right for a warm, wintery kitchen

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  6. I love all of the pictures; everything is so lovely. My aunt had a set of the Stanhome Ivy and your pictures certainly brought back some happy memories for me. I adore the curtains, I just love a red and white kitchen.

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    1. Thanks Constance!! Wow, I'm such a fan of that pattern, and found some on eBay but never see it in blogs, etc.

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  7. Love the beautiful items on the shelves...from your creamware to the Blue Ridge Pottery...and must say that your grandmother's vintage flower pot is a beautiful treasure.

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    1. Thank you so much Shirley!! It was certainly a unique find:-)

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  8. Anita,
    Gorgeous shelving display with all your lovely ironstone dishes!
    the vintage planter, now an heirloom, is absolutely adorable!
    Pat

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  9. I think I followed your inspiration. Clean and a bit of green. I have red in my kitchen all year round, but really cut back after the overload of Christmas. Love your Blue Ridge, one of their more restrained patterns... perfect for calming winter.

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  10. I noticed the vintage lamp in the picture near the the shelves. What can you tell me about that? It looks familiar to me I believe my grandmother had a lamp similar to that one. Love your decorating style.

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