Thursday, April 10, 2014

Shops We Love~ A Little French Style

My new issue of Victoria Magazine came today, and since we have a perfectly sunny, warm, and windless day, I took it out onto the patio for a break with a glass of iced tea. I had to stop and pore over the Shops We Love section that features Vintageweave Interiors. So many things to love! And how many of us were inspired by this standard feature in the old Victoria's to begin shopkeeping ourselves? Or at least want to!

The pages made me want to dress up the place, and dust off some of my own patio urns. Nothing so rare and wonderful as the shop things shown, but close enough!

from Victoria Magazine

from Victoria Magazine
Love the displays!

I'm also showing you a couple of recent buys from my travels today, but one of my fab finds turned up soon after I got home. This wonderful old ironstone bowl for one dollar at a local fleamarket! What a welcome home!

I brought home two dinner plates in the Furnivals Quail pattern at a good price. Couldn't resist!

These are my little bunnies from LaurieAnna's at Canton.

. . .with a few more quail eggs for the season.

I have tons of catching up to do, but it's so nice to stop for a tea and magazine break!

Now, back to business. . .

Hope you're headed for a great weekend!


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elizabeth said...

What great finds! Love the ironstone bowl!

Natasha In Oz said...

Such gorgeous goodies there! I love the pretty displays.

Best wishes,
Natasha in oz

White Lace and Promises said...

I love this post! Absolutely adore the brown transferware and the way the eggs look when displayed with it. You know how very much I love ironstone and you have bunches.

sweet violets said...

Now, you know I lust after the quail pattern!!! Love the edge on the plates......and the eggs are beautiful!!! Yes, the magazine pics want me to have a shop to fix up, always been a dream of mine......enjoy your new treasures!!!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

I am in love with the quail patterned plates! How beautiful....lots of pretty inspiration in Victoria magazine, a perfect little pleasure to enjoy a cup of tea with. Hope your weekend is lovely. xo Karen

The Reed Warbler said...

Love your finds and there's nothing better than a quiet moment outside with your favorite magazine and get all inspired! Have a wonderful weekend , Anita xo

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Lovely finds Jacqueline. Nice pages in the mag. What could be nicer than a break with such lovely pics.

Sylvia said...

You are The Queen of ..."great finds", Jacqueline. Period!

Art and Sand said...

Victoria magazine . . . sun on the patio . . . iced tea . . . sounds lovely.

You always find wonderful pieces for your home.

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh Jacqueline, I received my new Victoria as well I love the Frenchh cover, a little less Victorian and more euro chic :)

Love always what you inspire here, as for the ironstone bowl, it's always all bought up around here or know one has taste, or they just don't get rid of it because its so hard to find. I did pick up an old large ironstone white pitcher yay! That was a thrill !!

Well off to paint my front room floor :)
Hope the colour turns out.
Inspiring weekend to you my dear.


Haworth said...

I thought of you immediately, Jacqueline, when my VICTORIA magazine arrived yesterday and I saw that they were highlighting French treasures. What beautiful plates you brought home, and such a lovely bowl. I do love ironstone bowls, they are so handy for so many things and get moved around the cottage so easily to take on different chores. Hoping you have a beautiful weekend and that there is time (and fair weather) for being outside.

Storybook Woods said...

Just love your style. I agree Victoria is always full of yummy things. A little feast for the eyes. Clarice

Sarah said...

Jacqueline, the quail eggs are delightful. Where do you get these? They are perfect with your style. And great find on the ironstone bowl. I came home with a great platter a week or so ago. It was $10, and I thought that was a bargain. But $1, can't top that!
I'm a fan of the Furnivals Quail patten and enjoy a teapot and cups and saucers.

Wanda Adamczyk said...

Pięknie i nastrojowo jak zawsze ... porcelana wspaniała ! - pozdrawiam serdecznie

Madame Là-bas said...

I have always loved Victoria Magazine. I was very happy when they started publishing again. It is an idyllic world where everything is beautiful. I browsed today at the Brocant Village St. Paul in Paris and am lusting over some vintage linens.

Jeanie said...

So pretty an inspirational! I'm getting the house all Easter-decked -- but I can't seem to find time to blog it! I'd better do it soon!

KathyB. said...

So many inspiring pictures of ways to incorporate pottery & china pieces into every day décor of my home...and I love just looking at your photos.

KathyB. said...

I forgot to mention I love the ironstone bowl !

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

So very beautiful & I love your bunnies!

Marilyn said...

love, love, love

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Hi. I'm your newest follower. that chair you featured inspired me to go buy the magazine. I'm going to use it as inspiration. Thanks for posting about the issue as I haven't been buying Victoria lately.

must love junk said...

That looks like a great issue of Victoria! Love your bowl, bunnies and eggs! :)
Susan said...

Wishing you a very happy Monday Jacqueline..
I love the plates with the pheasants on them..
You have some lovely pieces.
It must be such fun finding all these lovely things.
your tablecloth with the lace frill is to die for.
val x x x x

Bella said...

Hi J,
Well it seems I am still behind in your posts, how did I miss this?
A dollars, don't you love getting something so wonderful for a dollar!!!
Love your new plats too.... BUT those bunnies OMG, beyond darling!!!
How do you always get the mail before me? My Victoria arrived Saturday, I am off to soak up the sun with mine, excellennt idea my friend!!

lynn said...

fabby finds, jaqueline:) those quail eggs look awesome! have a great week!

Cynthia said...

So many pretties, love the chair and the speckled eggs. The dishes aren't too shabby either. Thanks for sharing. Playing catch up.


The Charm of Home said...

Beautiful spring looks.
I love a great shop! Happy Easter.

Pat Cantwell said...

I love you newest "finds", dear freind!!!
The plates are perfect with your brown transferware collection!
Love the bunnies. . .and one can n e v e r have too many!!!
Enjoy adding those items into your cupboards and pleases let us have a "peek" too!

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

Your "new" quail plates are so
pretty! Just upped my subscription to Victoria...somehow I let it lapse...this one I'll have to buy off the newstand!!!

Cindy said...

What is it about bowls that is so good! Your new bowl was a great find. The bunnies are really cute, i love all their little poses, and the quail eggs are precious.


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