I have a lovely post about how scrapbooks began in the 19th century. Come see the actual scrapbook from 1889 that I have posted on SPECIAL PAPER PROJECTS, or click on the page above that says Special Paper Projects. If you become a follower there, and leave a comment, you will be entered into a sweet little giveaway there which consists of some lovely victorian ephemera and German diecuts. Two of the pieces will be from that 1889 scrapbook! The drawing for this will be on Sept. 15th. Note: you must become a follower and comment on the post about the history of scrapbooks at SPECIAL PAPER PROJECTS TO BE ENTERED!
When visiting my favorite Thrift Stores, I like to look for interesting little containers, that I can put a handmade pincushion in. I have done up the following, for either my Etsy shop or just to have a little gift around when needed. I love to put a bit of a French touch too.
There were two of these mini glass houses, but I just got one of them. I knew I would regret that. I filled it with doily lace, ribbon roses, and a glittered up Fleur de lison the top, and added some dyed seam binding.
I don't know what this little sterling silver plate tray was, but it was perfect for a sweet pincushion. And an antique glass button graces the top.
I call this the little french parfait pincushion. I used vintage lace on this one and found an old earring post to place on the top in my stash! This is such a sweet petite parfait cup.
Something else I love to look for, when antiquing is dishes in the transfer ware style. I don't know why, but I get so excited to find something unique and picturesque. And half of the fun for me is turning it over to see where it was made. I am not sure if all of the following pieces qualify as transfer ware, I have heard some refer to these types of dishes as toileware. I would love to get some input! Any experts out there?
"The Friendly Village" Johnson Bros. Staffordshire, England
The larger plate is more Johnson Bros. Staffordshire, England also "Friendly Village, and the smaller plate is "Myotts Bouquet" also Staffordshire, England. I think that many china companies are in Staffordshire, England
"Old English bouquet" Ridgway Staffordshire England
The red and cream ceramic is a little candle holder. In the front of that is Royal Homes of Britain "Hampton Cout Palace" (built in 1515) made in England Johnson Bros.
This plate is a "Spode" definitely unique!
Copeland "Spode" England FLORENCE
This little cup in the front is a souvenir from "Anne of Green Gables" the larger mug in the back is "Crown Trent" Staffordshire England.
This is the saucer which belongs to the cup above and it says, ENGLAND 1760 Leeds 1878
a reproduction in 1932.
Historical collection England
More Johnson Bros. Made in England (Coaching scenes)
I love the floral green! Made in England Strattfordshire
I love this one with the embossed raised edge. This one was made in the USA
This also comes from a company in the USA I think it is from a restaurant set of Dishes.
Our Everyday dishes. Not from England, just copy and made in China, but I love them anyway!
This set suppliments our everyday. Just wanted to have extra.
Hope you have enjoyed this post about transferware dishes.
This is Ty, and he is my baby. The youngest of 8 children, 18 and has graduated and left the nest. He is a handsome, very polite, appreciative and loving young man. He has found work and roommates in another city. I miss him so much!
Since officially becoming an empty nester 3 weeks ago, I have been going through everything in my home, getting ready for a big garage sale with my friend who is moving to a much smaller place. I have a feeling of power as I go through drawers and shelves and storage, throwing away, sorting and organizing and knowing that what does not sell, will be donated to the thrift store, and will never again be returned to my shelves and drawers. I also love coming across things from my children that hasn't been seen for years. But I have to admit, that junking and thrifting and yard sale finds, will not cease at all, but I am very selective! I just love vintage!
Some of what will go into garage sale pile. I seem to have them all over the house!
I love this light fixture in my Dining room. I picked it out myself and even hung it myself, 5 years ago, when I remodeled my kitchen and dining room, so I am pretty attached to it.
These wooden letters are on the shelf above dishes year round. I love to express that word all the time, as home and family are sources of GREAT JOY to me always!
My sister worked for Mikasa for a few years and gave me this beautiful turkey platter from her store. I have it hanging in my Dining room year round too. I actually have used it for the Thanksgiving Turkey
I found this cute vintage style clock at a thrift shop, for $3.00.
my vintage sewing notion collection.
A picture of my youngest Ty when he was 11 is underneath the cute white shelf that holds those sewing notions.
On the wall in my sewing/wash room
I am done for now, it is back to the sorting and going through more drawers, boxes and cupboards.
I am a Mother of 8, grandmother of almost 27 wonderful little people. Married to a wonderful man for 38 years. I am a published scrapbooker, have decorated wedding cakes, made wedding dresses, had a wedding business, taught baton twirling lessons to girls for almost 40 years, and love to decorate my home inexpensively. I have always been a 'make-due' sort of person. I love dishes, teacups, teapots, and have to be creating something everyday. I love to listen to beautiful uplifting music and watch Masterpiece Theatre and Jane Austen movies while I scrap, craft or sew. I have become addicted to quilting, and dream about quilt blocks now. I am still working on getting better at this art form. I believe that Creating things with your hands is a good outlet and keeps your mind alert, and has a way of helping one lose all the cares of the day and world, right in my own little studio. Therefore I will never become a digital scrapbooker. I think that those who do digital turn out some beautiful pieces of art and lovely layouts, but for me I need to cut and paste by hand!