Saturday, April 26, 2008

Inspired by Victoria

I so enjoyed this month's issue of "Victoria" Magazine that it inspired me to change the top of the credenza in the dining room. Some of these pieces had been out before the holidays, but I had not taken the time to really set things back up in an orderly fashion.

So, during naptime yesterday I gathered these treasures up and arranged them. The willoware platter had been on the counter for a few weeks with our fresh fruit on it. It's so much easier to remember to snack on the fruit when it is visible.

The little creamer and teacups were my Grandmother's when she was a child. They have been on display above my kitchen cupboards, but I moved them to join the others and add some contrast in size as the two tureens are large.

My favorite color is blue and I've loved the Blue Willow pattern forever, so it was a great surprise when the owners' of this tureen gave it to me after I had admired it several years ago. (Thank you, Aunt Linda, for sending it on to me!!!!) The platter was from them as well. Amazing.

This Flow Blue tureen/covered dish was something Sweetheart and I found at an auction quite some time ago.The inside design is quite lovely.


Kelli said...

Oh my! Your blue and white dishes are just gorgeous, Kimberly! I'm going to have to get my hands on that new Victoria! :0) Hope you are feeling well.

Dawn said...

Wow...these are just beautiful!!!!!

Thank you for the kind words you left at my place.


Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

That is beautiful! Just like Victoria. :)

I think that magazine is getting better every month.

ivory spring said...

Hi Kimberly,

Thanks for stopping by and leaving the comment on my blog.

I had seen the blue and blue collection being featured in one of the Country Living issues, but haven't seen the Victoria issue yet. I am going to have to take a look at that isse.

Your blue and white dishes are gorgeous!!! Lovely setting. Thanks for sharing!

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

Beautiful pieces.

Thanks for the sweet comment you left. I'll let you know about the Austen book. I think we'd get along great, too!

marye said...

blue transferware and flow blue are both things I collect..:) Beautiful images!

Shan said...


Oh, how I love blue and white anything. Just lovely!

Yours Kindredly,
Honey Hill Farm

Gillian L. said...

Blue has always been my favourite colour and just yesterday I received my Victoria Magazine in the mail and thought the cover was so beautiful. You have a lovely collection of blue china!


Carrie said...

When i saw the cover of my Victoria, I settled down for a great read. Anyone reading my blog knows that I am addicted to blue and white. I really enjoyed reading your blog and seeing your blue and white dishes.


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