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Thursday, August 11, 2011

A New Transferware Platter & A Giant Basket


I'm showing a new platter today, and telling about a fabulous gigantic vintage basket I found a few days ago. As usual I have a few props to help me out.



My linen and lace runners are never far from the center of things. I always have linens stacked in a few places ready for action. Ironstone pitchers too.




I love the pastels mixed in with the browns on this new vintage/antique platter. It demonstrates well the conflict I have between dark and light colors in my home. I'm sure I'll always have both elements. 







But I'm really excited to show you my new monster basket. I'm going to give you some scale, but you  won't be able to see how truly enormous it is until you see it in person.




I have thrown my "cutter" mantel cloth over the edge in contemplation of making a liner.




Right now the only place this basket fits is under my dining room table. It is far too large to be placed anywhere in my house but on the floor. That's probably why it was practically free.  But I can see keeping piles of tablecloths and towels in it there. Or pillows and blankets in one of the bedrooms.





I also just gave the top of my dining room cupboard a long past due revamp. It all started with the recent rooster party. My hen and rooster lived up there alongside a ton of stuff that somehow ended up taking up space and gathering dust. I really needed the space for larger scaled things like wicker bottles, cloches, and more baskets and linens that are in use often enough not to get dusty. Wish me luck with that. . . .

































Thanks for looking and listening! I'll meet you over at
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Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline



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40 comments:

Amy Kinser said...

Your basket is fantastic. I love the size. Your platter is beautiful and the linens are gorgeous. I love linens stacked around ready to be used at any given time.

Nice to visit with you tonight.

White Whimsy said...

What a beautiful post. That huge basket is fabulous. Love your blog!

Ozma of Odds said...

...love, Love, LOVE!!!
gorgeous basket and it will be even more so once you fill it with your fabulous selections of vintage lace cloths...all your pics look like a magazine photo shoot:)
xo, Rosemary

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I instantly recognized that pattern, I have to go figure out what I have like it! It maybe my Grandmothers ironstone tea cup and saucer?
That basket is huge and in great shape.

thanks for sharing!

Pamela Gordon said...

I love that platter! Such gorgeous colours in it. I have never seen a basket that large! I would have had to pass on that one as I'd have no room for it. It would make great storage though. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I want it all. I have been on a basket kick again, too. That basket is HUGE! Lucky you.

Natasha in Oz said...

The basket is gorgeous! You could do so many things with it. What a treasure.

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

i'm pinning away! everything is sooo lovely!! sigh...

xinex said...

I enjoyed your post very much. I love all your vintage linens...Christine

Nancy said...

Love the platter and that great big basket! Wow! Gorgeous!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a wonderful basket...useful and beautiful. The plate is pretty, I really like the delicacy of the pattern. Love your brick floor...I just put one in my entry hall.(-:

Bella said...

Hi J,
Lovey lovely platter, just in time for fall:-) That is a basket!!! ! Room enough for a stow away:-)) Your photos are truly beautiful tonight, I love the way the sunshine streams into your rooms!
Congrats on joining the big league:-))
Hugs,
Bella

Magnolia Blues said...

I adore your linens. Everything looks so romantic. Absolutely beautiful.

Linda said...

My goodness...your house is so stunning! Love your beautiful platter and basket...and the cabinets, and linens, and floor...I could go on and on! Pure eye candy!

Micupoftea~ said...

Oh, Jacqueline, I love the big basket...I think blankets and pillows in it would be ideal :)

French Kissed said...

my goodness do I ever covet that basket...I am a certified "basket case" and that one is quite a prize...also love the way you drape yours with beautiful linens.

Jermaine

Maria said...

These images make me feel that I've stepped back in time! So, so charming! We live in such a plastic, throw-away world that it's nice to see a room filled with timeless, lasting and beautiful elements. Your linens are making me drool!

Honey at 2805 said...

Everything is stunning-from the new basket and platter to every detail. It's a feast for the eyes!

Rebecca said...

I have "basket envy" big enough to match that basket! Good for you.

under spanish moss said...

We love the huge basket and the linens. We're sure you will find many uses for it. Happy Friday!
Angela and Renee

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Jacqueline, not only is your basket spectaclar but I just spent so much time oogling everything in your photos including the floor and brick wall. I just love it all. Your basket will be a fabulous place to store linens. I have a very large basket very similar to yours I bought at auction a million years ago. It had been upstairs storing toys until the grand girls visited. I just had to repot a giant peace lily and that basket was the only container I had that would work for it. So now my basket in back in the family room and has a pretty happy plant in it. Have a wonderful weekend. xo

once in a blue moon said...

your house is charming~

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

The basket is huge! You have a lovely collection of linens and ironstone and I really admire the cabinets.

Kathy said...

I am thoroughly enjoying your "monster" basket! Looks wonderful with the beautiful fabric! You always display so beautifully! Would just love to wander through your marvelous home! Hope you have a blessed weekend,
Kathy

stefanie said...

oh, its just gorgeous!!!! and great photos!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

White, wicker, and wood. Love this post. Thanks for the visit, and your beautiful compliment.
xoxoRosemary

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i think this is my first time dropping by..what a beautiful blog you have...just lovely

happy to stop by today

kary

Marydon said...

Another fabulous share, JAcqueline. The ironstone is gorgeous & those exquisite linens are divine. Love the delicate apron ... you always have the most beautiful treasures to share.

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Have a beautiful weekend.
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Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Jacqueline Sweetie...
I love this post. How gorgeous everything looks in your home. Oh my gosh, I have a pitcher on my kitchen table almost identical to yours, and I never thought to add a platter underneath it. Thank you for sharing that gorgeous idea.

Your basket is beautiful. So large and accented with that cloth it is DDG. I love it. Thank you so much for sharing today.

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Cass @ That Old House said...

Beautiful!
LOVE the platter and the basket -- but OH that big ironstone pitcher.
I adore big bold white ironstone pitchers. I have 3 and have room for more!
Cass

Sizzle and Zoom said...

The apron is so sweet and your dining room cupboard is absolutely beautiful!

Town and Country Gals said...

JacQueline,
Pitcher, platter, basket, and linens, all gorgeous! Everything is just beautiful, you found some wonderful things. The little peek into your house leaves us wanting more!
Rebecca

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Jacqueline, your new platter is beautiful! And the basket would definitely be perfect with pillows and blanket in a guest room - especially after you make a beautiful liner with your cutter piece. I love that idea! It gives such a pretty softness to contrast with the "rustic" of the basket. Love it!

Kay said...

Hi Jacqueline, Love your show and tell post! You know I LOVE baskets and that one of yours is stupendous! Your dining room cupboard is beautiful and so large! Wonderful place for storing lots of beauties, inside and on top. Very beautiful! Love, Kay

Herman Grans ♥ said...

Lovely style. I really love your pictures and your blog. Regards Grete

Sue said...

Love that large basket!! I have a large laundry basket that has no home, either. It comes out at Christmas and hides in the closet the most of the year; so I know what you mean about not fitting anywhere. :-) Gorgeous ironstone pattern, with the browns and the pinks and blues. And as usual, the use of linens is so pretty. Where did you find that wicker cloche? I am on the lookout, even for new vs. vintage. No luck, so far. Hope ABQ weather isn't hot right now. It's cooled down here, thank goodness, and actually feels like a NM fall. :-) Sue

Martha said...

love that basekt and your new platter and I'm envious of your linens.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Holy Cow J, that's ginormous. A small family could live there! LOVE it, and that cupboard is incredible. thanks for sharing all the inspiration! xxoo, Debra

Shelia said...

Oh, my goodness! What a basket! It could be the bottom of a hot air balloon with a tiny little person in it! ;)
Oh, I can see it with a pretty liner and all your beautiful white linens in it! Your cabinet is so beautiful! I just love coming to see you.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sherry said...

Oh, my that image of your new platter with the two pieces of furniture in the background. Just gorgeous! Love the platter, your hutch, and that big cabinet behind your chair. Very pretty! Thanks for linking it to Home Sweet Home! Congrats on reaching 1000!
Sherry

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