Saturday, February 19, 2011

... Dog Day Afternoon ...

... Do I usually leave our bed like this when I go to work in the morning??????
... No, of course not!!!!!...
The conversation when I arrived home from the Shop today, went something like this ...
Mr ~ "I've left the bedroom as it was when I got home, for you to see..."
Me ~ "Uh-oh, you didn't close the door today, did you?...
Mr ~ "No, but I will in future..."
... I looked through the bedroom door and that was the picture greeting me
... one trashed bed...


Me ~ "Daisy, where are you?..."
(... Miss Daisy looks like butter wouldn't melt in her mouth, doesn't she?...)


Miss Daisy ~ "Here I am but it REALLY wasn't me..."
Me ~ ... "Daisy, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE!!!" ...
Miss Daisy ~ ... "Okay, it WAS me, but YOU left me on my own, and
I'M OUTTA HERE!!!" ...
That blur is Daisy heading for cover :))))
Of course, Princess Daisy didn't get into trouble ~ we were too busy laughing.
Lesson Learned ~ Keep the bedroom door closed when we go out!!!
Big Naughty-But-Still-Cute-Puppy-Love,
Sue xo
PS. Stay tuned for my next post ~ we had a very cute sixteenth birthday in our Party Room today :)))

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

...I {Heart} Vintage China ...

... What is it about vintage china that inspires beautiful memories of days gone by?...


If you are like me, you can trace it back to a treasured Grandmother, English in my case,
who baked pretty little "fairy cakes' and got out her Shelley "Wildflowers" tea set for
little girls' afternoon tea parties....


Nana, look what you started ....


Our China Room at The Vintage China Company ...
to date over 150 vintage English china trios
... and still growing ...


Teapots, sugar bowls, creamers, cake plates and cake stands

... also quintessiantially English floral ...


This week's display table is a "blue" table, featuring Old Foley "Broadway" and and a Tuscan setting which does not have a pattern name but is absolutely beautiful ...

... I am searching for the teapots to both sets ... Love the Hunt :)))

Our Gentleman Bunny tops off each table ... this week his little knapsack is filled with cornflowers to match our blue theme ...


Last week's table was a pastel floral theme ... featuring quite a bit of pink
... what a surprise :)))))
The centrepiece was orchids ...


... A touch of Royal Albert ...


... And the lady who started it all ... my Nana, Agnes,
who is with me every time I pick up a piece of vintage china ...
In front of the photo is her very special Shelley "Wildflowers" trio ...
... Thank you Nana ...
Big Vintage-China-Shelley-Wildflowers-Love,
Sue xo

...Peonies, China and Butterflies ...

We had a quiet day in the shop yesterday, so I was able to take some new photos......
One of my favourite flowers, in my favourite colours...pink and white peonies en masse...
with some gorgeous floral china...

Too pretty....

A corner in the same room...

Another favourite flower ... hydrangeas ... making a bold statement ... as only hydies can...


The white mantel in the main room, with lilac, sweet pea and dancing lights...

Looking into the main flower area, which smells divine ....


A corner unit ... with a new bird cage and pretty metal jugs with verses ...


China, blooms and butterflies ... I'm in Heaven :)



Next time ... I will show you The China Room ...
Until then ...
Big Butterfly Love...
Sue xo

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

... Vintage China Brides....

Hi Everyone,
And a Belated Happy New Year!!!!


I thought I would share some photos of our stand at Ballarat Brides last weekend. We were there with our gorgeous vintage china as well as some beautiful silk flower bouquets and other wedding pretties.

Bec and I got there the day before and set up our stand which was great because it took a while to do, as there were lots of pretties to display.


We had lots of comments on our white tree which I had set up as a "Table Tree' with the table numbers and guests names. A couple of Brides~to~Be" also thought it would make a lovely "Wishing Tree'. Great Idea!!!!


Our vintage china was a great hit. I love the way people look at it and say, "Oh, I've got that one". "Nana had that set", or "Remember when we played Tea Parties with those cups and saucers". It seems to pull at everyone's heartstrings as they remember special times of yesteryear, but I guess that's the joy of Vintage..




The silk bouquets were also a popular choice and we took our first order from a very organised Bride yesterday.


And it just wouldn't be a Vintage China Company display without our cupcakes :)))) Very Vanilla and oh so girly!!! And I had to take my new favourite trio. Isn't it gorgeous?


And the cupcakes are the perfect complement for the Royal Albert.


Our table centre ~ roses, doves and feathers in a vintage, crystal jug. And Lucky Bunny looks on. Lots of people wanted Lucky Bunny, but I'm afraid he stays with me :))))


And no vintage display is complete without the old suitcases. Ours is highlighted with lace, a vintage hat, lace parasol and lots of LOVE. What more could a wedding need :))))





Big Vintage Bridal Love,

Sue xo