I think that the Queen of Shabby Chic might approve of these adorable hand-painted tea cups. They look like something that might feel right at home around her place.
And this little Limoges dish could also serve as a model for her wonderful Shabby prints, don't you think?
It's the mark I'm always on the lookout for!
So shabby chic!
This wonderful windowpane apron hanging in my window today? Not so much.
Even though Rachel Ashwell has a place in Texas called the Prairie, this gorgeous antique apron is not really the sort of fussy thing you will find showcasing her style, or available on her website. But I'm going to stick my neck out here and call it prairie style!
Even the apron strings have a bit of old crochet on them! I spent a long time (months, in fact) debating with myself whether I wanted to keep the tea-stained condition in which I found the apron, which seemed more "farmhouse" to me, or to give it a soak. I think you can see which idea won out!
All of these bits were priced at under a dollar at the flea market. Even though the little plate is not a saucer, I think they look wonderful in my window together!
Isn't that hand painting wonderful? And you can see right through the porcelain.
This apron would make a beautiful curtain in the right little window. . . .
Alongside the teacups was this sweet little sugar bowl. It's obviously the same pattern, but it had a little different maker's mark from the rest of the cups.
I just LOVE the color combination, including that pale yellow stripe at the rim. So cheery!
Now, this little doggy figure that I found at the same time (and who stole my heart) brings this vignette all the way to granny style! (I qualify on all counts anyway!) It's been a long time since I added a little pup to my collection. And I just love the viney fence behind him!
And there you have it! Granny chic! Though this isn't my main decorating style, you will find it tucked secretly away here and there around my place. . . .
because a sweet little dish can just make my heart sing!
The days are just flying by!
So many fall weekend events coming up to choose from!
Happy days ahead!
So nice that you stopped by!