Thursday, 18 November 2010

playing with china

Playing around with some of my favourite blue and white pieces of china. I have two of each of these little dishes and yes, sadly I’m one of those people that is ‘precious’ about certain things and they aren’t used in the normal course of dining – they are purely ornamental and for me to play with :-)

When I was little, growing up in the English countryside, instead of playing with china, I used to play shop with flowers. Did anyone else do this? My friends and I would have an assortment of flowers to sell: daisies, buttercups, speedwell, mini roses, sometimes lilac and swap them with one another or pay for them with sycamore leaves – so sweet, ah those were the days!

I miss our garden at home it’s so beautiful, very green (due to all the rain) and full of life. I will show you some pictures sometime.

Wishing you a lovely day.


  1. my aunt collects blue and white china and it just looks so pretty everytime I go over there.

  2. Hi anna, what gorgeous photos, you make such lovely vignettes always!
    have a beautiful day,
    Laura c xxx

  3. I'm like you with my blue and white china...I'd like to change, but it's so precious!

    Hope all is well with you!!

  4. What beautiful dishes, I think I'd be a bit scared to use them too :)

  5. I was just remembering the other day how as kids, my sister and I wud make perfume from the flowers in our garden. Ahh, the good old days. I'd love to see pics of your parent's garden :)
    ps love the blue and white!

  6. I'd love to see pics of your garden back in the UK, the english countryside is soooo beautiful!

  7. Lovely images! Beautiful china. Enjoy a gorgeous day, Kellie xx

  8. The blue and white china is lovely Anna - along with the rest of your blog. Great to meet you yesterday. PS The link to the thrift style blog we were talking about is:

    Paula x


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