Showing posts with label BREAKFAST SET. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BREAKFAST SET. Show all posts

Monday, August 19, 2013

IT IS FALL IN BLOGVILLE

In Blogville, the seasons change early, so I’ve brought out a little bit of Fall color for the buffet in our sunroom.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

I’ve used my breakfast set, which my sweetheart gave to me for Christmas one year (“Hampton Ivory”, Swinnertons England).  The colors in the set remind me of Fall.

TRAY SET

The travellers look like they might be dressed for Fall weather.  I love the details on this set.

BARGAIN HUNTING WITH LAURIE

See the little luggage and hat box on the border of the plate?

BARGAIN HUNTING WITH LAURIE

BARGAIN HUNTING WITH LAURIE

The backs of the cups, sugar and creamer, and beverage servers feature flowers, which travelers in the coach might see on the side of the road.

BARGAIN HUNTING WITH LAURIE

 

BARGAIN HUNTING WITH LAURIE

 

BARGAIN HUNTING WITH LAURIE

The plate in the center is not part of the set.  When I saw it at an estate sale, I thought it would coordinate well with the breakfast set, and I loved the plaid ribbon on it.  I paid $5.00 for this plate. (“Ye Olde Innes”, Royal Hampton)

BARGAIN HUNTNG WITH LAURIE

In case some of you very observant blog readers noticed (y’all amaze me) ~ yes, I did re-arrange our sunroom.  I’ll share that soon.

BARGAIN HUNTING WITH LAURIE

The temperatures here in Arkansas have been very mild lately, but I’m sure we will have summer temps again before Fall actually arrives.  How about you?  Have you begun decorating for Fall?

Thank you for stopping in to visit me.  laurie

I’m linking to Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life, The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate AddictKnick of Time Tuesday at Knick of TimeHomework Wednesday at Worthing CourtOpen House Thursday at No Minimalist Here, Simple and Sweet Fridays at Rooted in Thyme, and Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

MY HUSBAND - I THINK I'LL KEEP HIM!

Look what my sweet husband did tonight! (I know, you've never seen my kitchen island so uncluttered-I only see it this way twice a year!) He oiled the island countertop. I love that he does that, and that I don't have to do it. This countertop has a story to tell, and I'm going to tell it (again)! If you've been reading my blog since it's beginnings, you can skip this part, because I've told this story before (unless you're as old as I am and forget what you've read).


When we were remodeling our home, I told my husband that I wanted to try to get teakwood for the island countertop. I couldn't find it in my area, so I called my husband's uncle, who is a woodworker in South Carolina. He said he didn't have any teak, but he had a huge slab of mahogany and that it would hold up well in a kitchen. Of course, when he told me the price, I knew I was in trouble. Our remodeling expenses had added up, and I had not budgeted nearly enough to get that mahogany from him. Months later, my husband telephoned me to tell me he was at the house, and I needed to come talk to the contractor about a question he had. When I arrived, his aunt and uncle were there from S. C., and there was this gorgeous mahogany countertop on my island. It was his anniversary gift to me! (He may not have known he was going to get stuck with oiling it twice a year, but he does it without complaint.)

Tonight, as I helped my dear husband unload the island countertop (interpretation: looking for places to set all of that stuff), I remembered a couple of other times my husband had surprised me. Once, we were in an antique store, when I spotted some dishes that I thought were charming. I kept picking them up and looking at them. The store owner said they were a "breakfast" set. My husband asked if I was going to buy them, and I told him they were too expensive. They were my surprise Christmas present that year.

Another time, in an antique store (yes, my husband goes to antique stores with me!), I said, "Oh! look at that Quimper". My husband replied that he would look at it if he knew what it was he was supposed to be looking at. I showed him 6 Quimper plates and a Quimper serving dish. He was picking up the pieces as I was giving him a condensed history of Quimper as well as a history of my fascination with it. Those pieces were my surprise Christmas present that year. (The antique dealer later told me how impressed he was that my husband knew what Quimper was and especially that he pronounced it correctly!)

I think I am one lucky lady. I love him, and I do think I'll keep him for as long as he'll have me! Thank you for coming to visit my blog. laurie