Day 218 – It’s all about the roses

Roses here...

Roses here…

If you’ve ever been thrifting or to the flea market looking at dishes you know that you can find all sorts of odd ends and bits and pieces of “stuff”. You might see three dinner plates, a salad plate or two, six saucers and a cup. These are not to

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Day 217 – Gung Hey Fat Choy!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! It’s the year of the Dragon, year 4710 in China.

This is the time of year it is tradition that every family thoroughly cleans the house to sweep away any ill-fortune in hopes to make way for good incoming luck. It is also traditional

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Day 216 – Small inspiration #6 – Suze’s dresser scarf comment

Dresser scarf : )

Dresser scarf : )

Suze asked if I knew what dresser scarves are…why yes I do! I actually have a small collection of them and this one is one of my favorites.

When I was young girls still learned how to embroider. My grandma Bertha taught me what I know,

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Day 215 – Small inspiration #5

Creamer : )

Creamer : )

At the same small store we found the runners and tea towel I also found this small creamer. It’s a piece of Vernonware, and what caught my eye was the strong yellow. When I picked it up I said to my daughter “Oh look, something to go with my

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Day 214 – Small Inspiration #4

Another runner

Another runner

This was the other runner I found in a small stack ‘o stuff at the vintage store in Oakland a few weeks ago – you can see a couple small spots on one of the “blue” peaches but stuff like that doesn’t bother me : )

Rainy day breakfast

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Day 213 – Small Inspiration #3

Napkins : )

Napkins : )

It’s a bird, it’s a plane…it’s turquoise & wheat napkins from Nadine!

These were a totally random find, just a set of six napkins with no runner or tablecloth friends. I thought the turquoise was beautiful and was sure I could find something to go with them…

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Day 212 – Small Inspiration #2

Asian-theme dish towel : )

Asian-theme dish towel : )

When looking through linens don’t discount the small ones, like dish or tea towels. There are many fabulous designs to be found, usually for a few dollars. As with anything of this type and age examine CAREFULLY to make sure any stains or wear areas are something

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