Good afternoon! I am enjoying a quiet Monday afternoon with the kids at school right now. I spent the morning giving the kitchen a good scrubbing, then I took some photos of a few new pretties I got over the weekend.
I have begun to collect English ironstone brown transferware. I just find it so soothing to look at with the delicate floral designs. I got my first dish. My plan is to get a platter, and a few more dishes and hang them up over the bay window in my kitchen. I would also like to add some white cafe curtains to those windows, too. I'm trying to create sort of a cafe look to my kitchen, yet keep it bright and airy. I've been thinking a lot about the things I'd like to accomplish with our house in 2013. :)
I had to have these sweet little transferware butter pats.
Last but not least, I found this old discontinued Anthropologie monogram teacup at Goodwill. I was pretty excited when I saw it and frantically searched the shelves for a mate to no avail. These teacups were sold at Anthropologie before I started to shop there regularly, so I never had a chance to buy them. I need to search for more on E-bay; I think they are the nicest of all the monogram style mugs. ;)
We've had freezing rain here in Illinois for the past couple days. It was brrr this morning! I love how this white in bloom hydrangea is looking on my kitchen window and it smells so good. I wish I could bottle that scent.