Thursday, March 17, 2011

Little Spring Touches

Spring is in the air!  For Debra's Vintage Inspiration Friday, I thought I'd share some vintage & new treasures that lighten and brighten our home.
Here is a cherished chalkware Infant of Prague statue presiding over a lovely vintage platter from the French Bleu Vintage store.

Some pale blue vase pebbles that I picked up at the craft store rest softly in this glass container:

I'm often drawn to china at thrift stores, but am particular about what comes home with me.  These lovely blue flowered plates will look pretty on our outside patio table come spring:

This Limoges platter was a great find, and perfect for serving pastries:

I was fortunate to also come across this white serving basket.  It will come in handy for Easter.  All of these items came from my favorite local thrift store at bargain prices:

I'll be sure to post about my first spring party using these pieces.  Counting the days...
Also to come...a 'reveal' post about our updated kitchen.  I'm using items we have on hand, some transformed with paint, as well as handmade fabric touches to put together a French Farmhouse feel. 
My husband appreciates the no-cost approach.  :)
Have a great weekend everyone!


Unknown said...

...most lovely as always!
Looking forward to your french farmhouse kitchen reveal!!
xo, Rosemary

btw. your "hope" butterfly and lovely tags will be fluttering there soon:)

Pamela said...

Lovely post Susan!
Your finds are just beautiful! I love limoge and have a set of these dishes.
Love the soft blue stones too!
Can't wait to see your kitchen!

Pamela xo

Unknown said...

j'adore the serene blue touches you use everywhere. it has inspired me to add it around my home as well. i will reveal a dining room project soon and can't wait to see your french farmhouse kitchen! i am sure it will be lovely! happy st. Patrick's day! :)

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Beautiful finds. I love blue so you can imagine how much I loved this post. ~~Sherry~~

buyaionaccount said...

Lovely collections you have there. The sweet and soft touch in those plates are true beauty. The Limoges platter is sure a treasure to hunt, I like the meticulous details in it. I would love to see your post in this Soring party.

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

Hi Susan ~ I love your vintage chalkware figurine and the entire vignette! So very soft and pretty. I CANNOT wait to see your kitchen reveal!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Can't wait to see your reveal ~ so exciting!

Your whole blog is like a breath of fresh air!

m.lisa said...

Your Easter table will be exquisite with your new, pieces. Your photos are so powdery soft they so elicit SPRING! The "reveal" is exciting--such fun awaits!

Unknown said...

Hi Susan:

LOVE the share. You are inspiring me to change my dining room to soft blues. I am HATING that room so much now but confused as to where to "go" with it and I think I found my answer!
Have a great week. Can't wait to see your kitchen reveal!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

I love your colour palette, white, grey and very fresh and calm.
Isabelle x

Monica said...

my hubby adores the no- cost approach too! So, please, do share!;))
Hugs and thank you for your sweet words!
Monica x

High Street Cottage said...

So pretty Susan, such softness in the choice of plates too, very Shabby Chic. Well done, once again, my dear, xoxo tami

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