Showing posts with label KITCHEN - SPRING DECOR IN STOVE ALCOVE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label KITCHEN - SPRING DECOR IN STOVE ALCOVE. Show all posts

Monday, May 13, 2013

SPRING (ING) IN THE KITCHEN

For years, I’ve had the same “breakfast set” of dishes on the shelf above my stove alcove.  I can never leave anything in the same spot for very long, so I’m a little shocked that, with the exception of taking these dishes down to decorate for a holiday, I have left them there for more than ten years!

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One reason is probably that I love this set.  The second reason is that I have no place else to display it, and I just hate to hide it away.
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Well, Spring fever hit me hard this past weekend, and I decided I needed to replace it with something a little lighter looking.
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I already had a couple of French Quimper tiles and a Quimper serving piece on the lower shelf over the stoves.  So, since I’m also running out of space to display my Quimper, I decided I’d brighten the upper shelf with more Quimper for the Spring and Summer season.

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Up until this weekend, I had the reproduction male plate that matched the reproduction female plate on the right in this photo.  It broke when I fell off the step ladder while I was putting these on the shelf.  (Yes, I have the “old lady” bruises to prove it – all over my body!)

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No, I didn’t name my children French names.  I just love these little lug bowls that were used by a French family.


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Tour of  our kitchen here.


For now, since I haven’t found a place to store it, my “breakfast set” is decorating our dining table in the family room.


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Yep!  I definitely have a “thing” for china – especially if it is charming.  (Unfortunately, I’m charmed by a lot of china.)


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Isn’t this little serving bowl absolutely charming?
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This pattern is Hampton Ivory, Swinnertons England.
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It was so nice of you to stop by to see my little changeup.  I’m linking to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch and  Inspire Me Tuesdays at A Stroll Thru Life.