Sunday, September 16, 2012

Willow embroidered duchess set finally finished

This is a long post as I have had a productive week.
Lots to show you.

I bought this duchess set,one large and two small mats from an elderly lady many years ago
She had embroidered them in orange and brown.

I had always wanted to unpick them and redo them in the traditional blue
I finally got into it,and here they are. I love them with my willow china

Luckily I received a give away from Doni at Faith,Grace and Craft,one of my blogger friends
In the parcel was 2 skeins of variegated blue embroidery thread.
Thanks Doni, they came in very handy.

I also made some mandarin and lemon marmalade and little blue check tops

These Three will be sold on my stall at the Bowling club

I love frogs,and especially this little blue and white tiny one.

and something about crystal with silver tops

This is one of the two little treasures I found this week
A crystal cruet set in perfect condition with its little tray
it is available in my Etsy shop

And this little birdie egg cup,isn't it sweet,I'm birdie mad at the moment.

I tucked it into my little flower cart amongst the roses and added some moss for a nest.
I'll be keeping this little darling

I placed some sugared almonds in her nest for eggs.

Another couple of bargains I found only today
This gorgeous platter,no marking on the bottom,
(not sure what brand it is,but it looks antique) for the bargain price of $2.99 at Savers
I'm loving this new store. even though it's an hour away, 
It's a nice drive along the beach

And this Ranleigh stainless tray $2.99,it matches a round one I already have.

I also scored a huge flat cane basket with a handle each side
I am going to use it on my stall next month for cakes
It's on the line dripping wet at the moment after a good wash

Here it is dry and nestled among my other baskets
It is a lot bigger than it looks in the picture.

This lovely full apron,another find

This is a new lavender bush I bought
I've never had this one before. It's called Princess

I hope you are having a nice day
xx jeanetteann

I am joining the following parties this week
Trish's Heart and Home
Ivy and Elephants
The Thrifty Groove
My Romantic Home
Home Sweet Home
French Country Cottage
The Delightsome Life
The Delectable Home
Kathe with and E
The Thrifty Groove.


Susan said...

I love that you did the embroidery in blue! It is beautiful and looks lovely with your china!

Pam said...

Loving all of your blue and white china and collection of rolling pins x

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love the blue--and that sweet little bird and how you displayed her is just perfect! Also the jam looks extra yummy with those sweet blue gingham tops :) Have a great day!

Alessandra said...

Very beautiful your blue china!!!

Stylish Kylie said...

Lots of lovely finds. Love the blue & white embroidery.

Maria said...

My goodness you certainly find some treasures at great prices Jeanette. I can so understand your wanting to unpick the stitching on the duchess's like a supper cloth I bought at an antiques shop once...poinsettia in mauve :-/ I used to collect any Blue willow I could find... But am trying to offload most of it now as it lives in boxes and on shelves in cupboards which it doesn't deserve. And none of our girls want it.

RobinfromCA said...

I love the stitching you (re)did and I am so impressed with the wonderful bargains you find! I am really never that lucky!!

Merlesworld said...

You did have a busy week I like little birds too.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You love so many of the same things that I do. I use a lot of blue and white in my decorating. And I love wicker and baskets...and lavender, of course! You are very talented. I need to learn to embroidery again!

Barb said...

Hi Jeanetteann,
Pretty blue and white treasures.Sounds like you had an enjoyable week. Your embroidery is lovely...well done.
Have a good week
Barb from Australia

Trish said...

You certainly found some very beautiful things, Jeanetteann.
I love all your blue and whites!
You did a lovely job of re-embroidering the duchess set.
It looks "right" done with blue thread.
I think the bird is very sweet and the sugared almonds make perfect little eggs for it.
Hope your marmalade sells well - it sounds delicious!
Your new lavender is a very pretty colour and I bet it smells wonderful too.
Thanks so much for linking up tonight.
You are right - we do have a lot compared to many others.
God is so good to us!
blessings..Trish xx

janice15 said...

I just love it all what can I say...I'm a huge fan of Blue & Whites...lovely post...have a great day with love Janice

The Porcelain Rose said...

So glad you popped over for a visit!! It is always wonderful to see you.
I absolutely LOVE your handwork pieces! You are gifted with the needle for sure. Love all the blue and whites! You remind me of my mother.... she so loves blue and white.
I always enjoy my visits here!
Will visit again soon.

The Porcelain Rose said...

P.S. Is your "Savers" store a thrift store? We have Savers Thrift Stores here. I went "thrifting" just yesterday. Didn't find anything I was actually looking for but of course found lots of things not on my list. The US and Australia are a lot alike.

Liz said...

I love your willow embroidery set! Good call on changing it to blue! Of course I am always partial to the blue and white! :) You got some wonderful bargains. That blue and white platter is beautiful!


{ Vintage by LOU LOU } said...

My goodness you have been busy :) A jar of jam please, I have the toast on already and a pot of tea. As for the Princess lavender, funny you mention it because I am seeing it everywhere this Spring including planting it in my own must be this season's fashion for lavender xo

One bolt short of a toolbox said...


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Sherry said...

I love the embroidery! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Thanks for sharing on Shabbilicious Friday.

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a wonderful job on the mats. Perfect! I would have done it too...I don't like orange etc, and blue and white is always perfect with blue & white china. Looks like my house! LOL! Wonderful post! From VTT.

Shannon said...

I'm shocked and impressed that you redid the embroidery on those mats. They look beautiful in blue and go perfectly with the china. Wow!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Your blue and white is stunning! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Ivy and Elephants. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


Beautiful finds!

sweet violets said...

My gosh, I love what you did here!!! You were very brave to unpick the treads and that the design was still there for you to follow.....nice job, and well done!!! Love your blue/white collection!!