Monday, August 4, 2008

COLLECTIONS

This morning while enjoying my mandatory cup of coffee, I decided to start bringing a few of my fall decorations out of the closet. I figured that if I brought a few things out, maybe it would bring a bit of cooler weather. Hey, a girl can dream can’t she?
I must confess I am a seasonal decorator. Two of my favorite time to decorate is fall and Christmas. On the first day of fall I brew a big pot of apple cider and make a pumpkin spice cake (in the shape of a pumpkin of course) for the kids to enjoy for and afternoon snack. I love her smell of cinnamon and spice.
My first project was to change my dishes out of my kitchen cabinets. I started collecting dished about 5 years ago. This is a gift that I inherited from my mother in law when Adam and I got married, we both enjoy going to antique stores, she thought me what to look for and how to haggle for a better price. This is a gift that I will always cherish. My collections started with Johnson Brothers “Strawberry Fair,” I just loved the Red and White transferware. I guess this is my summer pattern. Then I started collecting “Rose Point” by Pope Gosser this pattern is usually my base pattern, I tend to mix it in with everything. I love the tone on tone pattern with the raised roses. But, my latest collection is brown and white. I love the chocolate brown colors and the wildlife scenes. This is the pattern that I have put out today. I think that it just might work. I think it is suppose to be cooler tomorrow, 94°.


Spode Woodland

6 comments:

KKJD1 said...

Please let me know if getting out the fall stuff brings the cooler weather on, because if it does Im going to get mine out!lol
Hope you have a great week.
Blessings, Karen

AnneMarie said...

oh.. please bring cooler weather to TExas! lol!
I am in DFW and it is so hot!!!

by the way, followed you from The Reluctant Entertainer... :)
you have a great blog!!

KARIN said...

Oh, Amy! I so love your brown and white china!! What pattern is that- Woodland Spode? This has been educational for me. I have never heard of Pope Gosser! I was born in a town in Germany that manufactured china, so most of my china is German. This gives me something new to look for. Last year I had big plans to buy enough brown and white transferware to be able to set a table for Thanksgiving, but I haven't yet. Wonder if I still have time. I guess it won't matter what my table looks like until I paint the walls in there :(

This heat is KILIING me!

mrsjones6 said...

Oh, I am looking forward to fall too! It is just too hot! I was actually thinking of skipping to Christmas to find a little relief from the heat...haha
Your china is just gorgeous! You collection sounds wonderful. Dishes are a weakness of mine, especially Johnson Brothers.
Hope all is well,
Jen

Vern said...

Your stuff is beautiful!!
Makes me want to change my colors!!
I have a Coca Cola Kitchen so my "dishwares" are Red & Black Coke prints...And I have a set of White dishes...plus my china I inherited from my hubby's grandma.

By the way - CONGRATUlATIONS!!!
I was going to call you this week- but I have been sick (yuck!)...Glad you stopped by my blog and saw that you won!!!

I will talk to you later about getting that delivered.

Have a great day!

Blessings,
Vern

Sue said...

Those dishes are so pretty. i've had them on my wish list for ever since we have the family here for Thanksgiving and I just think it would set such a nice fall table. Just can't justify buying another set of dishes though. Thanks for posting yours so I could enjoy them vicariously through you.
Hugs,
Sue