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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

What's It Wednesday #61

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice...let's start with the Everything Nice.

 Patti and I are pinching ourselves because our blog is featured in the Site Seeing section of the March issue of Romantic Homes Magazine. 

When we received our copy in the mail, needless to say we did the happy dance. 

We are so excited to be in such great blog company. 

Sugar and spice and certainly everything nice were once served from this beautiful Edwardian sterling silver cruet set. I collect all kinds of cruets. This cruet set has a rounded sterling silver frame. The frame of this cruet set holds six beautifully cut crystal bottles. 

The reason I am attracted to these elegant cruet sets is because each set has a completely different personality. The Victorians and Edwardians always graced their dining tables with these functional works of art.  

This set now sits as a centerpiece on our dining room table. Many of my other cruets are found in the bathrooms with essential bath and body oils and bath salts. It's a wonderful way to display these elegant pieces throughout the house. 

Cruets have been around since the 17th century. I am always fascinated with the details of such pieces. This particular crystal topper has a cruet spoon attached. This is a first for me. 

I often wonder what this tiny spoon could have been used for. Perhaps for vinegar, mustard or jam? 

The silver perforated lid with the stars is my favorite part of the entire set. 

The last "Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice" I would like to share with you is that as of last Friday we have new addition to our family. She is our three year old princess. More details to come, after the adoption is finalized. 

Do you have any "Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice" stories to share?

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The Charm of Home said...

I love cruet sets! Yours are lovely! Congrats on the spot in Romantic Homes! I love that magazine! I don't see the link up, so I'll be back.

Revi said...

Wow - what a great week for you! Congrats on all accounts. It couldn't happen to a more deserving family or blog. :)
Many, many more blessings!

Nellie's Cozy Place said...

Congratulations on being featured in the magazine, romantic homes isn't it, it is late and I forgot already sorry...........
very excited and happy for you, know that must be a big thrill for you.
Blessings for a lovely Valentines day,

Anonymous said...

Congrats ladies! How exciting and well deserved. Excited to hear about the adoption as well. So many sweet things in this post!

Kristi said...

Congratulations on your feature spot!! HOw wonderful! :)

Blessed Serendipity said...

Congratulations on being featured in Romantic Homes magazine. How exciting and well deserved! I am anxious to hear about the upcoming new addition to your family. Blessings!


Karen said...

Congratulations on your feature in Romantic Homes!!! You have the most beautiful collections. The features are all so gorgeous. Congratulations on your new addition. Thanks for hosting!

Angela Conley said...

Congratulations! I bet that's a great feeling. You earned that---you always have such lovely photos & items to share.

Meg said...

Oh Patti, your cruets are gorgeous....and I am so thrilled about your magazine feature xx

Heirloom treasures said...

Congratulations on being featured in the magazine,how exciting.
Cruet sets are lovely,this one of yours is very special.
can't wait to meet the new addition to the family. xx

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your cruet set is gorgeous. Congratulations on being featured in Romantic Homes. I just bought the latest issue today, but haven't had a chance to look through it. I'm looking forward to reading all about your very well deserved feature. Looking forward to hearing all your news about your adoption. Thanks so much for hosting.

Kay San Nicolas @ Gallery Fifty Eight said...

I see lots of cruets in the thrift shops here in Germany but they are not as beautiful as yours. The dainty little spoon......hmmm I wonder what it was used for. It is way to tiny for this family to use for jam or mustard. I can imagine you all doing that happy dance - congratulations.

Miss Kitty said...

Wow, Paula! That is fabulous about being featured in Romantic Homes magazine! Congratulations on the feature and the new addition to your family. Thanks for hosting your party for us.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

You always have the most wonderful and interesting things. Love your Cruet set. Thanks tons for hosting. Hugs, Marty

Biljana said...

Congratulations! Your cruet set is gorgeous, thanks for hosting:-) Hugs, Biljana

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What an honor!! Can't wait for my issue to arrive!!

Thanks so much for hosting!!

I hope you will stop by and enter my 3rd Blog Anniversary Giveaway!


Teresa said...

Congratulation on your feature in Romantic Homes... going to keep an eye open for that issue in my Country ;) so I can join your happy dance.

"Sugar and spice
and everything nice"

Like you and your amazing Blog.

Blessings of Love,

Sarah Coller said...

wow---congratualations! What an honor to be featured in such a fabulous magazine!

I'm hosting my Homemaking Linkup Weekend and would love to have you join, if you'd like!

Have a great day!
Mrs. Sarah Coller

Pellie / Penny said...

Congrats on being featured in Romantic Homes.

Your cruet sets are always fun to see. I wish I could find one or two at an auction.


Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

I can see why you were featured in Romantic Homes magazine. Your photos are fabulous. So much eye-candy awaits each time I come by, and your stories are always fascinating too.
Congratulations on your new family addition. So happy for you and all your wonderful blessings.
Oh...I almost forgot to say Thank YOU for blessing me with the feature this week! [hugs]

sunnyskiesandsweettea said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting!

Amy Jo

Susie said...

Congratulations on making it into the Romantic Homes magazine. I love that magazine. Now I will pick up this issue, to see your article. The little spoon thing, makes me think it's a salt spoon. It really is a charming set.xoxo,Susie

sparklegem said...

Congratulations! That's very exciting. Not at all surprising that they would feature your wonderful blog!


Curtains in My Tree said...


for making Romantic Homes Magazine, doesn't surprise me at all, with all the romantic treasures you have

The cruet set is wonderful, I had never seen one with the little spoon deal.

Love coming over here

Donna Wilkes said...

I am going to make this party my lunchtime dessert - so many creative links, I want to savor each one. Thank you for hosting and a big Congratulations!

Jeannie and Linda said...

Wow, congrats on being featured in the magazine! We are so thrilled for you and honored to be members of your lovely blog.

Thank you for hosting another beautiful party.

Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

La Vie Quotidienne said...

The first thing I do when I receive my issue of Romantic Homes is to see what blogs will be featured...I was so pleased when I saw that this month one of them was yours, it is so deserving. Congratulations, I know how excited you must be.

Unknown said...

Congratulations on the feature in Romantic Homes. That must be so exciting. I was so busy thinking about that, that I almost missed the fact that you featured my Valentine's Day Tablescape. Now I am the one who is excited! Thank you so very much. Blessings, Patti@OldThingsNew

Life at Still Woods said...

What a treat! Congratulations on your feature in Romantic Homes. I know you must have been thrilled to receive the honor.
Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

Terri~terrileeauthor said...

I love your cruet sets. Such crystal beauty to grace any table. It's always fun to find new ways to use them.
Congrats on being recognized by 'Romantic Homes Magazine.' What a huge treat!!!

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Congratulations on being featured in Romantic Homes, girls! That's wonderful!
The cruet set is gorgeous. I haven't seen a crystal topper with an attached spoon before. Very cute!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Congratulations on your feature and especially your new family member! Happy times!

Pura Vida said...

I just love your little cruets!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Your feature is sooooo well deserved, guys. Had to pop over and give you a great big CONGRATS!

Donna Heber said...

Congrats on being featured in Romantic Homes! Doesn't it feel good to have your blog recognized? Thank you for hosting this lovely party and Happy Valentine's Day.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

congrats on becoming famous!!

Maureen Wyatt said...

Congratulations on your feature in such a beautiful magazine! Double and triple congratulations on the wonderful addition to your family! Thanks, as always, for sharing so much beauty and hosting this party.

Diane said...

Congrats on your feature in Romantic homes magazine. What a lovely cruet set, love the cut glass. Thanks for hosting!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Those cruets are just wonderful! I only have one set that I usually keep on my dining room table. Your cruet with that little spoon thing is so neat! I have never seen one like that before. I'll bet you Richard at My Old Historic Home would know. Thanks so much for featuring my post on your blog and congrats for being featured in such a great magazine, I'll have to look for it when I go to the store. Gina

Alessandra said...

Great congratulations on being in Romantic Home!!!Your blog is gorgeous and how many beautiful things in this post!

Always Nesting said...

Congratulations on being featured!! What an honor and I can't even imagine the thrill of opening the magazine and there you are!

Home Chic Club said...

Congratulations on being featured in the magazine and happy Valentines day!!
Thanks for hosting!

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Congratulations of being in Romantic Homes! I can'rt wait to get my copy!
Thanks so much for the feature:-)

Doni said...

Again Congratulations!! AND, Congratulations for the newest addition!!! What a happy place yours must be!! So excited for you...
And those cruets are gorgeous!!!

jp said...

Congratulations on the magazine feature...what an honor!

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Happy Valentine's Day... and congrats!! Awesome :) Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Congratulations on being featured! Your blog is so beautiful!

Happy Valentine's Day! ♡

farmhouse-story said...

congrats to you and patti on the magazine feature! (my fav magazine:) thanks so much for hosting!

Erika said...

Happy valentine's day & thank you so much for featuring my indian box, I am very glad you liked it... Have a wonderful day.

Sue said...

You two always have the most romantic and sweet collections to show us, Patti and Paula. And we always learn so much about them , too. You most certainly deserve to be featured in the magazine! :-)

Bonnie said...

I wanted an antique cruet set for years and have not found an affordable one. You have a lovely collection.It is fun to have the details described and identified. Congratulations about being featured in Romantic Homes. I plan to check it out.

Happy Valentine's Day.

lynn cockrell said...

Your cruet set is lovely. Congratulations on being featured in Romantic Homes!

Red Rose Alley said...

I am so happy for you ladies to have been featured in Romantic Homes magazine. That is a great magazine that I buy myself from time to time. Sending love your way on this special Valentine's Day.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Such pretty cruet sets. Very nice collection. Congratulations on the feature in Romantic Homes. And such wonderful blessing with your adoption.


so so pleased for you to be featured in such a nice magazine !!!
Just coming back from Venice I'm pleased to share with you my hand made pink costume !!!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Congrats on your feature. How exciting! The cruets sets are lovely with so much charm. I hope your Valentines was special.

Anne said...

I was thrilled to see your feature!And so deserved too!Thank you so much for hosting have a wonderful weekend!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Congratulations on being featured in the Romantic Home magazine! How wonderful for you! Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment and inviting me to your fun party! I am your newest follower and will be back to see your previous posts. Have a wonderful weekend!

The French Hutch said...

Hi Patti, Congratulations on your feature in Romantic Homes! It is such a lovely magazine and one of my favorites. Love the cruet sets and the crystal bottles. Congratulations on the new addition to your family, how wonderful!

The French Hutch

Pam @ Frippery said...

How exciting! I am heading out tomorrow to buy a copy. It is so nice to see wonderful bloggers get some recognition in Romantic Homes. Your blog is a perfect fit. Your crusts are gorgeous. Off to visit all of the linky goodness.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

First of all, congratulations on the newest member of the family...just how exciting!!! Congrats also for the Romantic Homes mention ~ that has to be the icing on the cake for you this week :) Love your pretty & elegant! That spoon is a first for us to see as well ~ cute! Wishing you both a wonderful weekend!!

CEO Lisa Anne - L.A said...

Congratulations on your feature in Romantic Homes! I got my issue yesterday. Thanks for visiting and your nice comment. Have a wonderful day!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Such treasures and you always find the best ways to display everything so tastefully!!

Congrats once again!!

June said...

I was so excited to see you in my newest RH! Congratulations.
Your cruets are all so, so pretty!
I hope you have a wonderful sure sounds like wonderful things have been happening at your place!
hugs from here...

French-Kissed said...

Congratulations ladies on being featured in Romantic Homes! Such well deserved recognitions as you have the most amazing collections. I also love cruets, but am with you on the little spoon, have never seen one before like this. Great find!


Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Paula,
I don't know what is nicer, the new member in your family or beeing feetured. Both are really exiting news and I congratulate you for both events. Your blog is so phantastic as your many collections are. You share really outstanding treasures and I enjoy each visit. Thank you for sharing your treasures and for hosting this gorgeous event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady.
Thanks so much for hosting your linky party, and most of all thank you for having me Featured on Ivy & Elephants today.
XXOO Diane

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely ladies.
Congrats ladies! How exciting and well deserved. Excited to hear about the adoption as well. So many sweet things in this post.
XXOO Diane


I totally love cruet sets and yours are lovely! Congrats girls for your feature in such wonderful and beautiful magazine, wow!! You deserve it lovely ladies, more than anyone I know.. you are just perfect for this magazine!! Big hugs and sorry I didn't see this before..please forgive me! See you later at this week's party and thank you too. Big hugs,

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Congratulations on your feature in romantic homes
such a thrill
LOVE your blog and your romantic heart


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