Mar 21, 2010

Show Off Your Cottage Monday

I've discovered a lovely site where you can "Show Off Your Cottage Monday." The link can be found in my right sidebar. 

I'm always up for something new so I decided to do my first posting on their site.  I have such an eclectic home, but I love the little things that make it all seem to come together ~ well at least well enough for my liking.

At first I just hung three little pictures ~ then I came across an empty frame. Of course I had to find the perfect place for it ~ and walla ~ oops, there it is. I love how it made the small grouping transform to a collective picture. 

What once was a simple cup and saucer soon became a collection after my sister's visit. Upon her return visit she presented me with a little box holding matching cups, saucers and dessert plates that she said were just taking up space in her attic.  I wanted to show them off so I put them in a huge fruit bowl with a few cloth napkins and grapes. They now grace my dining room table for all to enjoy.

It really is worth clicking on the picture to enlarge it. The cups are just beautiful.

14 comments:

~mel said...

I LOVE your collections. Having been in your home I can attest to the many wonderful collections you have and how beautifully they are displayed. You have a wonderful knack for decorating... must have rubbed off from me. lol lol ALSO... I have to tell you too that I LOVE the new look of your blog. Beautiful!!

Dar said...

Cool the way you framed the mini pics...awesome actually. You are so clever. I still just love your table centerpiece. It's beautiful..sure can tell you don't have a rambunctious 2 yr. old in the house each day.
Your new background is so pretty...I have been trying for days to get mine changed....still not happening so the frustration continues. hmmm
Another wonderful entry
Have a Beautiful Week Sis

Tracy said...

I love what you did with the pictures and frame. Very creative!

Dawn said...

The detail of the dishes and cups is wonderful. What a great way to display them.

Elaine said...

I came over from Today's Flowers but I decided to comment on this post because I really like what you did with the three photos, and your centerpiece with the teacups is so clever too! Great ideas. Hope your Spring weather returns soon! :)

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Everything is so pretty! What luck finding that frame, wonderful how one thing makes such an impact.
*hugs*deb

Dee said...

You really are talented on putting things together in the most decorative way. I'd of never thought of doing the pictures nor the cups like that. They are wonderful. Way to go!

Surfing by to wish you a wonderful week! (((hugs)))

Cathy Clementz said...

Your blog is so pretty; love the pastels...reminds me of spring!!! And you are very talented in pulling it all together! The cups/saucer setting is wonderful. You should think of hiring out decorating for weddings!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

The frame around the pictures is a great idea! I love your collection of cups and saucers too.

Shelley said...

Those are absolutely beautiful cups and saucers! I love how you presented it too!
P.S. Our cabin is located in Gaylord! :-)

Mary Ellen said...

I love the large frame surrounding smaller pictures idea. And your cups vignette is just darling! My great aunt used to have those same cups and saucers!! I would go and have Irish tea and soda bread and hear her stories bout the old land (Ireland!)

bee blessed!
mary

FlowerLady said...

That was a lovely idea for framing three smaller framed pieces. It looks very nice. I love your centerpiece. It's different and pretty.

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Euroangel said...

lovely collection...got some in our kitchen...thanks for the visit too! take care!

Evelyn Howard said...

Yes, the fruit bowl would match!!