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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Pitcher Perfect

What's It Wednesday #80

Have you ever wanted something for so long? Well for years I have wanted a silver tilting water pitcher but could never get my hands on the right one...until recently. I have always been fascinated by these tilting beauties. 

This Victorian Wilcox S.P. Company water pitcher is from 1878. The Wilcox S.P. Company dates back to 1865 and was based in Meriden, Connecticut. The company later helped to form the International Silver Company in 1898. 


In the late 1800s "all things Asian" were all the rage, which started in England in the 1860s and spread quickly across the United States over the next two decades. 


This beauty was found at an estate sale in remarkable condition for her age and boasts a Japanese motif with a mythological character etched on her side. 

This girl is a very heavy vessel with a porcelain enamel liner. Thank goodness for the mounted stand! This makes it easy to pour our favorite drink as well as makes it easy to move her around from place to place. 
  






She is "Pitcher Perfect" for Iced Tea or cold infused fruit water on hot summer's day.

What is your favorite summer drink?

xoxoxoxo

Paula


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Old Things New

Upcycled Treasures

Rose Petals and Rust

Fern Avenue  
Infuse With Liz
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Here Comes the Bride

What's It Wednesday #79
June is known as the month for weddings.

In honor of this, I wanted to share a few of my cute couples with you.

Many are vintage wedding cake toppers,


others are ceramic figures that I've picked up at garage sales and flea markets.

I love the old faded lace, hairdos and fashions.

Such precious moments of the joining of two lives.

Most of the times there are tucked away in a cabinet, but this month these will be the centerpiece for a vintage bridal shower. I just love when my collections can come out and play!
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Patti

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tea Time

What's It Wednesday #78

It was a bright sunny Saturday and I was ready for my cup of tea. 


I started flipping through the beautiful pages of the latest Victoria Classic Cottage magazine. 


I found this wonderful section of blue and white porcelains on display. I glanced down at the bottom right picture and noticed this whimsical teapot. 


There she was, my teapot. The very teapot I was serving tea from on that very day. I thought "So that is what she looks like in print. Someone else out there likes whimsical teapots". This teapot is actually a tame one compared to many I have seen throughout the years. Many of them are over the top whimsical, but quite beautiful.




My love for the teapot began with my collection of blue and white miniature porcelain pieces. As you can see, I love to place them in small birdcages. The small birdcages are actually jewelry cages I picked up at the Home Goods Store. 

The tea set on top of the lid of the teapot was ideal, especially for the whimsical side of me. 



Now this has to be the best teapot memory, the day I saw my teapot in one of my favorite magazines.

Do you have a favorite teapot moment?


Paula
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Winner is...!

Thank you all for your many sweet comments, and thoughtful congratulations, on our second blogiversary. We are so honored and humbled by the friendship and support we've received from all of you. This is just a small token that we wish we could give to each of you, but know that each and everyone of you is important to us! Its been a wonderful two years. Now without further ado, the winner of these two fabulous books is...



Congratulations Pinky! Please e-mail us with your information so we can send them out to you.
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Something Special


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The Moon and Me


Junk Chic Cottage


Suziqu's Threadworks


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