Feb 27, 2013

One Foot in Spring....

The seasons here change very slowly...
 
the signs of spring are everywhere,
yet winter is still holding on tight...
 
 
 
I added  Pussy Willow branches
to my tablescape today...
 
one foot in spring...


 
yet a hearty soup
 is whats on the menu...
 
the other foot in winter...
 

 
this starter set
of Black Transferware
was an after Christmas purchase...
 
four wide bowls,
a single plate,
and a sugar bowl or maybe a biscuit jar,
this was debated at the cute shop where I bought them...
 


my love for the rosy pattern,
non-debatable...
 

 
when I set the table,
I had only planned for White Roses
and Pussy Willow...
 
but then,
 I added the Pink Roses,
something warm,
on this very grey day...
 




 
 


 
I certainly don't shy away
from pieces doing double duty...
 
but, do question it's original purpose,
a tad big for sugar,
a tad small for biscuits...
 
(I will choose biscuits today)



 
 
 
 
wishing you a cozy night...
 
tonight I am joining...
and
 
Thanks for stopping by...

31 comments:

Amy Kinser said...

Such a beautiful table!

I am so ready to have both feet into springtime. Tennessee never can make up it's mind this time of year.

Blessings, Amy

Lacerose Ibid said...

So pretty, I love pink roses!

Gayle said...

Oh, I am swooning over the china you found Bella! What a treasure, and the table is simply elegant. Spring can't be too far behind, I'm rejoicing that March is here tomorrow!

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful. Sweet. Pretty. Spring. I love it!

Sarah said...

Bella, your new transfer ware is absolutely stunning. This entire table is stunning. I like the touch of pussy willow. Sweet the way you used a sprig on the napkin. May I pin that photo?
Your sugar bowl would be perfect for those large raw sugar cubes. '-)

Fishtail Cottage said...

Hi Bella! your table is so pretty! love that china and the idea of dressing it all up with the pussy willows...just darling! xoox, tracie

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

It's a sugar bowl in my opinion. I've seen a bunch of big ones. I wonder why they were so big? But yours is gorgeous! Looks really old, and the pattern is so pretty. The black is so unusual. I love what you did with the willow twigs. I asked at the florist for them, but they don't have them yet. I don't have a bush! Your table is gorgeous! Glad you gave us a look!

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Bella,
Beautiful photos! Your floral arrangement is gorgeous. Your so called sugar bowl could be a slop jar for a tea set, they would put their used tea leaves/ teabags in it after use. Maybe, maybe not...whatever it is, it's cute! Enjoy! Gina

PamLuvsPink said...

Hi Bella!!

What a beautiful table!!

I love the flowers and the gorgeous set of china. The silverware is beautiful and the "sugar bowl", could really be used for anything. It's certainly beautiful!!

Using the Pussy Willow at each setting is a great idea. The throw over the chair goes great with the whole color scheme.

Your room looks so beautiful and bright.

Pam
xox

iris said...

hello
merci pour le petit mot et votre inscription sur mon blog
ce petit bouquet de bourgeon est
un enchantement , cela sent bon le printemps qui arrive tout doucement
bonne journée
tendresse
edith (iris) France

iris said...

hello
oui , c' est des petits livres
de " Helen Exley
il y a beaucoup de thémes
mais celui du jardin est le plus
petit
les autres font 10cm/10 cm
on les trouve des fois sur
Amazone
bonne journée
tendresse
edith (iris) France

The "Home Girl" said...

This is beautiful transferware, and it looks so nice with the beautiful table you set! Thanks for sharing this! =D

Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

I love the toile - so French.

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Such a lovely and delicate setting. The pussy willows are such a sweet touch and I love the sugar bowl!

Peggy said...

I love roses and your pics always..always make me feel so peaceful...its a cozy wonderful feel. Thank you :)

Marigene said...

Beautifully delicate pattern.

Karen said...

Very lovely, Bella! The transferware is really beautiful and so unusual. It looks so pretty with your roses and pussy willow sprigs. Your settee in the background is lovely, too, with the ruffly pillow and gray throw. Have a wonderful weekend- hopefully we can get out for some gardening. xoxo

Marlis said...

I love your world.. so much beauty. Gorgeous dishes! Jam pot? It's gorgeous. I love the dishes and the linens and the beautiful rose.. very romantic. xo marlis

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness gracious those soup bowls are so wonderful. I love the color and the pattern. We are one foot in winter and one in spring here too. One day it is 60 degrees, the next snow flurries. For some reason the little daffodils don't mind so very much, and just keep blooming.

Cindy

Debra @ Common Ground said...

well, I'm totally in love. Black tw is something I've only seen once or twice, it's such a gorgeous rosy pattern, and your table is perfectly lovely!!

June said...

I LOVE your new transferware Bella! What a gorgeous pattern. I also spied the pretty silverware too. I love it. I think the way you do a tablescape is my favorite of all I've seen. I love how you put different elements together to make it so inviting.
I wanted to tell you how much I love your new banner. So pretty!
Yes, I do think we love the same 'things'.
hugs,

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Your starter set of black transferware is gorgeous. I have only seen few pieces of it. When I see it again, I will think of you and the beautiful table that you've set with it. Love the addition of the pussy willow with your flowers!

Carolyn said...

Beautiful,love your new dishes!

carolyn

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Olga said...

Hi Bella, the black transferware set is very pretty. And the roses are gorgeous! Beautiful table setting for early spring!

Crystal Grandeur said...




Such a beautiful table.this gives a impression that you are going through a magazine.very elegant..love the pretty flowers on the table...:):)

Szara Sowa said...

Beautiful table. You have a very nice blog.

Haworth said...

That's such a beautiful tablescape, Bella, with touches of both seasons. I love your new bowls! (And the biscuit/sugar container..) Black transferware is so lovely and goes with everything. It's too early yet for Pussy Willows here in New England, but soon.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Beautifully done, Bella - we're having very, very strong winds today - but we have two 70 degree days in our near future. I am so looking forward to the official arrival of spring, the warmth of sun and the beauty of the flowers - your tablescape is perfectly set with one foot in winter and one foot in spring - I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday party,
Kathy

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Oh my. This post is just stunning. How beautiful. You had me at roses.. So much eye candy and beautiful details. It made my heart sing.. Thank you for sharing.

Janet
rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

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