Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Dressing up for Spring!
I've been dressing up my home and my fun dress form for Springtime! She loves her pillow ticking skirt! And she adores wearing her vintage jewelry!I'm letting her borrow my $3 Gap jean jacket I found at the thrift store.Here are my sweet vintage bluebirds. They look happy like those birds I hear outside my window! They know Spring is almost here!I love pastel dishes with flowers. They are just so pretty and cheerful!My favorite teacup! I'm thinking of painting my kitchen that lovely shade of soft aqua blue!Delicious pink plate. Not vintage, but a Rachel Ashwell plate from when she had a line at Mervyns. Wish I had bought more of them back then!
My mama bought this yummy plate for me at Gatherings, one of my favorite antique stores.Oh dear, I just realized that I have all my favorite dishes on one hutch.... hope my boys don't find a way to knock it over!Love this cute "dishes" flash card!
These soft pastels are so calming and peaceful.This pretty vintage Madonna was a $1.50 bargain at the Salvation Army.Beautiful chintz and that shade of aqua blue is perfect. Isn't my 1/2 pt. pitcher so cute?Here is the top of my hutch with more yummy vintage goodness. My mom gave me that hatbox lid that has lost it's box. It has the prettiest vintage wallpaper.Graceful curves on this pretty white pitcher.
One of my favorite plates. It was my husband's grandmothers. Isn't it gorgeous?It's so lovely here today. I hope it is warming up where you are. Happy (almost) Spring!

85 comments:

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

You have the most romantic china! I love those pastel colors... they are perfect for Spring! And the "dishes" notecard in your frog holder is so sweet!

Sarah said...

Can I come over and play? Seriously though, you have such beautiful things and a great talent in setting up gorgeous vignettes.

stefanie said...

oh, I am in heaven...its all so beautiful!!!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Such a beautiful collection of gorgeous things! I am really loving those cute little birdies!!
Debbie

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

i adore all of your vignettes and the colors are my favs.....U R right...they are so cheerful and scream Spring.

The little birdies are the perfect accent too.

Lori said...

oh, everything looks so pretty Michelle...your lovely pastel dishes...the sweet little bluebirds...and your girl all decked out for spring...beautiful post!!!

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Not stalking you ~lol...I just browsed your whole blog and enjoyed every minute of it.

I always tell my hubby that I would LOVE to live in Texas...hope to visit in the next few years so I can hit some of the big fleas..like Round top and Warrenton.

I love Ca. too and the town we live it has tons of thrift stores...our little down~town has about 8 antique stores. I am very happy where I live but there are times I dream of a small little cottage and a place where the cost of living is not so high!

Noticed your parents were from CA....I was thinking they must be close to Bakersfield if you visited six flags. I am in Clovis/Fresno.....it gets a bad rap but we are nothing like L.A. and it still has a layed back~ home town atmosphere.

Anyway...I was trying to get some decorating ideas from you.....pretty inspiration :)

anything shabby chic said...

I love your plate's what a beautiful collection!! love the hat box top. I don't own any vintage hat box's but always on the look out!!I feels like spring here too!
Rebecca

Mari said...

I JUST ADORE YOUR BLUEBIRDS THEY ARE TOO SWEET, I LOVE THE SOFT AQUA BLUE PLATE ALSO IT WOULD LOOK GREAT IN YOUR KITCHEN!!!

Claudia said...

We have much the same taste! Love all your dishes and your dress form. I am crazy about the "Dishes" flash card!

xo
Claudia

Bella said...
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Bella said...

What A Great China Collection! SO Beautiful :-) Bella

One Cheap B*tch said...

Such lovely photos - really gets me in the mood for spring. You dressed your dress form so pretty. I love the pink flower on the denim jacket!

Joy said...

Super super pretty. Love the dress form and the bluebirds!

Cottage Rose said...

OH Gosh, you have the most gorgeous set of dishes,,, I just adore them all. The sweet little blue birds are so darn cute..... and how pretty is your dress form,,,, love it. have a great week,,, we were in the 70's today.... yippy

Hugs;
Alaura

Doni said...

How pretty! I love the soft subtle pastels all together! Just want to soak it all in! Ready for Spring, and it's in the air!

June said...

Michelle you are certainly a girl after my own heart. I adore every single thing in that hutch! Your pretty dress form is a stunner!!!
hugs

A Cottage Muse said...

What a beautiful post...spring has sprung!

whimsy said...

I love all your pretties. You children are just beautiful. Really enjoyed you blog. Come visit mine. Would love to become blogging friends.
becky

Cheryl said...

So pretty! I love all your pastel colors in your displays! So springy and cheerful! Thanks for sharing!

Paula said...

Dear Michelle,

I LOVE everything! You have it all displayed beautifully!!! I love how you dressed your dress form. She looks so fetching and quite ready for spring in her lovely outfit and jewelry. Your hutch is beautiful, I love how you have it lined with the vintage runners with lace and all of the pretty pastel floral china is beautiful! That is my favorite kind too. I love your aqua teacup and saucer. I have bowls and small plates in that same pattern. I think your kitchen would be lovely in that shade.I love the plate that was your husband's grandmother's it is gorgeous! The dishes flashcard is so sweet and the hatbox cover is lovely! I love how you displayed it atop your hutch with the white pitcher and other pretties! The little birdies are the sweetest! Thank you for sharing your pretty Spring vignette! It is nice here today too, very Spring-like. I am so happy!

Love, Paula

FrenchGardenHouse said...

So very beautiful! I love all your dishes and other lovelies. xo Lidy

Janean said...

it's all beautiful. jean jacket - what a bargain! i like the way you had a little sign that said, *dish* on it

anything shabby chic said...

Thank you so much for all of your sweet comments!! I am stuck on what to post today and came by your blog for some inspiration!!! Thank you!

Rebecca

vintagesue said...

i think i might throw up cuz everything is so GORGEOUS!!!!!!! AAAHH. it looks amazing. can't believe your boys don't trash the place. zoey goes around all over and re-displays my lil vignettes. she is a trip. you house looks totally amazing and i would spend all day drooling at everything if i could hang out!!!!
take care. think spring.
sue

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Everything looks so lovely! I love the dress form. I have one that I display in my dining room. She's wearing a Vintage Gunne Sax pink prom dress, and she also wears a vintage pink hat. I'll have to post a picture of it on my blog so you can take a peek and check it out :) Also, LOVE that Aqua door...what a find!

I hope you will stop by and visit my new blog :) Have a lovely evening, warmest, Brenda

Martha's Favorites said...

Just had to say I love everything in that cabinet. So pretty. Thank you for sharing and putting a smile on my face. Blessings, Martha

Vicki said...

Oh, Michelle, everything is lovely! Your dishes, dress form and little bluebirds are all perfectly enchanting! We had a lovely day today here in Central Texas so I am keeping my fingers crossed that spring is on the way! Vicki

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi, what a beautiful post today. I have to get one of those dress forms. I can play dress up with her, and she has to wear what I put on her. My girls are grown now, and I can't dress them up anymore. lol Love your dishes, and the birdies are so sweet. Your boys are adorable!

Debbie

Couture de Papier said...

Lovely post...Happy Pink Saturday!PS I am having a pink blog giveaway!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Enjoyed looking at all of your pretties! You have a beautiful collection there my dear.
About that white slipcover...it's still white but I fold my laundry on that sofa and it shows every string and fuzzy but they are easy to pick off...now dog hair.MMMM
Xoxoxo Susie~

Petit Coterie said...

Your china is beautiful! I love the sweet tea cup. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.

xx, Michelle

Julie said...

Thanks for whating your beautiful, beautiful things with us--what a lovely way you have of displaying your favorites!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

All your dishes are wonderful. I can sure see why you'd want to have them all in one place. Everything looks beautiful. How do you do that with your boys around?
Patricia :o)

PS: LOVE the little blue birds.

Debra@Common Ground said...

LOVE your cabinet with all the beautiful floral dishes, and the post you did on the blue and white was so gorgeous and inspiring. Really enjoyed looking back thru your posts.
Have a fun St. Patty's Day!
Debra

Terri said...

Each of your treasure are very lovely. Your tea cup is gorgeous and I can see why you would want to paint a room that color.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I just found your blog and I love it! Your colours are lovely and delicate; just my style. It's nice to 'meet' you. Have a beautiful day, I'll be back!

Blessings,
Sandi

Free Pretty Things For You said...

omg i am in love with those vintage little birds!!!

Sarah said...

I see some china there that I have in my house too! I have a whole set of the stuff that goes with that aqua teacup. It was the china that almost wasn't, I saw it at a sale, walked away from it, couldnt stop thinking about it and sent my husband back to buy it. LOL

Maija said...

Everything looks so lovely!!!!

Tami said...

I love all you pretty plates and I love your colors!
So sweet..and that Gap jacket is awesome!
Have a wonderful pink day..xo Tami

Cottage Panache Antqs Blog said...

How beautiful all your pretties are together! It all tugs at my heart as I am a collector of sweet pink roses and little birdies and such.
Maureen

Mom Walds Place said...

I've found that having fragile treasures around healthy boys is completely possible. It only takes a little planning, and high shelves.

Your lovely treasures are definitely worth preserving.

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

I don't even know where to start you have shown so many lovely things.. Your dress form is sure is a knock out and the bluebirds really are the sweetest things ever. I have some outside thinking they may nest soon in one of our bluebird houses. I love those little guys! Oh another thing is the white dishes with the pretty pink dish on top... Wowee that looks nice! Those white dishes are certainly a killer-

Thanks for sharing some of your beauties*

Valarie said...

You have the most beautiful home. The pictures are beautiful....I love the blue that you might paint...gorgeous.
Valarie

Robin ~ Linton Cottage said...

Hello! Just found your blog and how beautiful. Can't wait to look around some more!

Blessings,
Robin ~ Linton Cottage

paperbird said...

so pretty.

Razmataz said...

Lovely lovely rose plates and McCoy and the flower frog is so sweet.

Victoria said...

Oh I'm so glad I found your blog again! I've seen it before and kept forgetting to add myself as a follower before I clicked out...but today I remembered!!! I love all your treasures:)

Betty Jo said...

Everything is beautiful; your treasures, your blog, your photos, and your children. I'm now a follower! ♥

Mary Ellen said...

Those blue birds are just the cutest things!! I love your mannequin - the rose on the jean jacket looks so pretty and spring like!

bee blessed
mary

Sandi said...

What a pretty spring post! Love all your pastel colors and your dishes! I also LOVE your chippy door! I found three chippy white doors last year for $1.00 each at a garage sale that were taken out of an old house. Two have porcelain doorknobs and one still has the glass doorknob! I knocked over 12 people to get to those gorgeous doors!! HA HA Not really. I love them and will probably use one or two in my bigger booth space.
Blessings~
Blessings~

DustyLu said...

I really love all your beautiful vignettes! Your color palette are de vine. I love your plate set-up. Thank you for stopping by and visiting me. Good luck with all the giveaways. I am now a follower..~lulu

Miss Gracie's House said...

Hi Michelle,
So fresh and pretty...just right for spring...love the china! I also love the new look of your blog...the blue damask is just gorgeous!
Rene'

BellaRosa said...

I love all your beautiful treasures..your lil blue birds are adorable, I just saw some on Ebay like that, I think they are lil s&p shakers :) Time has been passing so fast, your lil bebe is getting so big, I remember when you were waiting for his lil precious self :) all your lil ones are just gorgeous! Hope you had a lovely weekend! Besos, Rose

ps...I am soo glad you like the new look of my lil blog :)

Ticking and Toile said...

Michelle,
What a beautiful collection you have! Those little bluebirds are so adorable! Love all the pretty dishes & the soft colors.

Thanks so much for coming by & leaving such a nice comment on my bedroom makeover! It was fun & we are really enjoying it!

Shellagh

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

I remember when Rachel Ashwell had a line at Mervyns! I bought and still have some of her sheets! Thanks for stopping by my blog and the Little French Flea!

Creative Breathing said...

You are one of the Pink Girls, and I see my good friend Julie, a Vintage Chic, visits often. With three little boys you just have to be a dishes collector. The flash card is a must find. You are such a wonderful decorator. I have so enjoyed my visit! Elizabeth

Lisa Loria said...

Loving your yummy decor and I see you have a thing for Bluebirds too!
Beautiful children too.
Have a wonderful Easter!

Hugs,
Lisa Loria
VintageBling4U.blogspot

C'est La Vie said...

i'm so happy spring is finally here. other than the snow this morning...whatever haha

Donna Lynn said...

Love it all, but really love those darling little birdies! So Sweet!

Doni said...

Michelle, I'm really missing you in blogland!!! Please let us know how you're doing!! I have loved your blog from the beginning. You have some of the prettiest things I've ever seen, and you made me want to make my house pretty too. SO....I hope you're doing well and that everything is wonderful for you and your family!!
Doni

Lori said...

Hi
I just came across you from Jenn, what a beautiful sight full of sweet confectionary colors! I simple must add you to my sidebar! Your sons are so adorable! Have a lovely week, Lori
P.S I adore the birdies! I keep searching around and always find only one!

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Pieces of Dreams said...

Hi Michelle! This is my first time visiting your blog. What a lovely post. I see we have a lot in common with our love for precious dishes and tea cups. I'm in heaven when I look at your wonderful collection. Thanks for the visit, Kare

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi....I had your blog bookmarked from a long time ago and just ran across it again. It is so pretty! I really love it and all the photos that you have. We have very similiar tastes in collecting and decorating. I hope you post again soon! I will be following you!~Patti

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birdie blue said...

Love, love, love the little mary/madonna!

Cornflake said...

hello, hello, a girl after my own heart. Love your style and blog, fantastic!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I love your collection of plates and other lovely finds! It's all so charming...

Tamarah said...

Hell there :o) !!

Thank you for your note....!! I've been looking forward to some down time to read your blog & I have to say, just looking at this most recent post with it's pretty pastel colouring has down wonders for my blood pressure....** sigh **....!

Have a LOVELY weekend & I hope if you're out & about, you find HEAPS...!

Cheers,
Tamarah :o)

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Oh no....That was SUPPOSED to say HELLO THERE....Please forgive the typo....DOH.... :o) !!!!

Cinnamonstitch said...

beautiful...

Sewn With Grace said...

I was out blog visiting and am so happy that I found you! Love your blog! I am a new follower. I'm off to look at your postings. Have a blessed day!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Look at all your pretty things. Rose dishes always make me smile!

CIELO said...

Everything looks so beautiful here... if I could be a dress form I would love to be dressed like yours... ;) so sweet. Oh, and I noticed your lovely teacup collection... I'm having a virtual "Victorian Tea Party" to celebrate Mother's Day and would love to have some of your teacup featured on my blog... come see what's all about!

cielo

Deb said...

Such beautiful dishes you have! I like to collect similar ones ...pink or aqua with roses. My favorite is called Old English by Johnson Bros., so pretty.

The Rustic Victorian said...

I am enjoying your blog so much this morning. Each post is so beautiful!
Marcie

Paula said...

Please stop by my blog when you have a moment, I have a surprise for you!

Have a wonderful week and a fabulous month of May!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Love china with painted roses. You have a wonderful blog. I am now a follower. Thanks, Connie

Tammy said...

Michelle! Your blog is as lovely as ever and a joy to visit! And thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful words you left on my blog! You are a sweetheart!

Gemstone Jewelry said...

Gemstone Jewelry - Oooooooo, look at all this loveliness! Everything looks just beautiful.

Heidi said...

very nice, what a cute blog you have!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Tons of yumminess! Love your china...especially the plate your Mum bought for you. BTW.... Your header makes me smile.... LOVE the color!

Happy, happy New Year!

Spencer