Monday, April 18, 2011

Blue Peony

Now I have never seen a real blue peony, but here is
the pattern "Blue Peony" by Nikko that is absolutely charming.

Everything in this tablescape/vignette was found at either a
thrift store or flea market.  I am constantly amazed at what lovely
things can be found so inexpensively.

First I found the dinner plate and on another trip to Goodwill, 
I found the matching salad plate.  I have paired them with some
beautiful vintage silverware I found this weekend at a flea market.
I thought the fork was especially beautiful with the letter "N"
engraved on it.  How could anyone part with such a lovely pattern?

The lavender terrarium was a weekend find and is going to my
open house, but until then, it is hanging out with it's lavender friends.

I love the unique metal grillwork on this terrarium giving it a 
feminine touch.

And the sweet little violets I picked from my backyard which is
currently a carpet of violet and green.

Linking with
A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays
All Things Heart and Home for All Things Inspired



Debby said...

Love those plates. So pretty. I agree, who could part with that piece of silver.

BECKY said...

What a lovely collection of pretties! No one would ever know any of it was thrifted, either!!
That's what I'm talking about! I don't hardly ever buy anything new! Thanks for sharing!
Have a great week!

A New England Life said...

Cindy, when I was younger this was my absolutely favorite pattern! How nice to see it again! The violets are so sweet. Hopefully theyll be blooming in my yard soon too.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what beautiful plates. Such a lovely design.

Jocelyn @

Miss Char said...

Oh my goodness that is a beautiful pattern. Thank you so much for sharing.

Rettabug said...

How PRETTY!! You were very lucky to find more of the same pattern on your second trip. Score!

I love how you've displayed everything...especially the little bouquet tied with such thin, narrow ribbon. Precious!

Willow said...

The plates are so beautiful and you were lucky to find more of them. I also like how you decorated the terriarium.

Desire Empire said...

What pretty finds and your vignette is lovely, as is your photography.
Best Carolyn

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

I've never seen that pattern before. It's lovely. How wonderful you found the matching piece. You're a lucky girl to have a carpet of violets in your backyard. We had snow yesterday :(


Laura Wilkerson said...

Love those plates....the pattern is so pretty but my favorite is the terrarium it's really cool!

Marianne@Songbird said...

Love the tablescape! Very good thrifting finds. Never seen a blue peony either but it sure does look good on your plates.

Sue said...

What a sweet little pattern. It would be perfect setting for a tea party! I love the napkin you used with the place setting, too.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your new finds make for a pretty display! I'm with you on the monogram fork! A real beauty!

Robin said...

That little tablescape is so lovely. I love the dishes and the soft color of the lantern. You have such a creative-charming touch.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What a pretty and delicate pattern on the china.

the fishermans cottage said...

What lovely plates, love all colours you have put together x

you was asking for the receipe for comfrey tea..
using a bucket add comfrey leaves, as many as you have from a plant, fill with water and cover with a lid and leave for up to 5 weeks (it will smell pretty bad lol). Dilute 1 part comfrey tea to 20 parts water :)

Debbie said...

I think those blue peony plates are lovely, and I'm crazy about that monogrammed silver. I agree with you about why anyone would want to get rid of it.

Lucky for you they did!

The whole table is so pretty, and I love the terrarium. Did you give it the finish yourself or find it that way? I'd like to finish something like that.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is such a pretty table. I have a love afair with monogrammed silverware. Oh, what a treasure you have found!

Anonymous said...

Cindy the whole setting is just lovely!! I am imagining snuggling my nose into your sweet bouquet of violets! I love the fragrance of these little gems!! I used to have teeny tiny vases that I would put 4 or 5 violets in and have them all over the house.

I took some violet plants with me from my home in NM but I am not sure what happened to them as I have not seen them. I am going to have to find some more.

Love that terrarium! The metal little fencing is adorable!

Praying you are feeling better and will have a blessed Resurrection Celebration!

bee blessed

Cozy Little House said...

I love those sweet little flowers. My grandmother's name was Violet.

molly susan strong said...

Thanks so much for visiting my little place. I love your desk...chair too! Oh and violets sweet little things. All lovely.

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