Here we are, the last weekend of the month. And that calls for a bit of a change up to both the mental and the physical state of things.
It has been spring for weeks now. We have forsythia and apple blossoms already. But inside I'm just freshening up the display in my wicker planter with linens and pitchers. The biggest jugs are my favorite. Perfect for so many things from bouquets to wooden spoons.
I have a large basin for each, and the large bowls are wonderful for both display and more practical use as well. Am I just crazy for ironstone? Yes!!!
Our dining room overflows with collections, so it's easy to pick something to fill in for a shoot.
Some of my favorite platters are stacked nearby.
The french wire baskets are coming down from the top of the china hutch for a cleaner look.
One of the first I ever collected, this old girl shows off her curves in a basket of linen in the morning light.
But this little gravy boat is the newest to be added. So much character in a little piece of china! Quite a few of these brown transferware pitchers have passed through my hands in recent years, but I think I will hold on to this one for awhile.
I enjoy having a bit of linen strewn about too, and a few old favorites are getting an airing for a change as well.
Nothing cheerier. And I like the chance to appreciate their delicate details more fully in plain sight.
The table arrangement will be cleared of all too soon, but I am already enjoying the jaunty line up of pitchers until I need another change of scene.
A wire egg basket hints of spring.
I do a lot of mix and match, but this pretty transfeware basin is the actual companion to the tranferware pitcher above.
This homespun towel with the lacy edge is among my long time favs as well.
I hope you enjoy the parade!
I just love the artful china marks too!
Though not a match, this little platter goes perfectly with my latest transferware gravy pitcher. Serendipity!
One of my recent runner finds. I love the ivory tones of natural linen. The lace underneath has been featured here on the blog many times.
I'm off for more treasure hunting this weekend!
I hope it's a great one for you too!