Cottage, country, or farmhouse style. The lines are often blurred around our place depending on what you emphasize. But I like too many different things to stick with only one look!
There are some classics that span all tastes, however, and I think that blue transferware china in is that category.
I don't use a lot of blue generally, so when I was casting around for accents to use with this new set of dishes it became a little experimental. I have bits and pieces of a lot of things, so some of them became part of the arrangement. I love the look of a mix anyway.
Mixed up china used to bother my dear old mother-in-law when we first met. She wanted something more uniform and traditional when she sat at a table and suggested that I use a whole set of something. But it never really suited me.
I have just a couple of these teacups without their saucers, for instance. They have such a cheery pattern for spring.
I have had a set of a white rooster and hen for a long time now, but last week a new clucky girl joined the company and seems to fit right in for a centerpiece. Ideally there would be flowers, and a little more height in the center, but some days just call for the old adage, "start where you are, use what you have, and do what you can."
A bit of ruffle for a napkin finishes things off. The tablecloth is a rustic painter's drop cloth that fits my farmhouse mood.
The wavy base of the twin tureens suggested the ruffled napkins to me. And an old French cutting board sits beneath.
It's time for another weekend! Oh my!
But I hope it's a lovely one for you.
Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with me!