Thursday, June 27, 2013

Lazy Days & Shabby Flea Finds

The lazy days of summer have definitely kicked in. I'm offline more than usual, and off enjoying the hot weather most weekends. But between travel and campouts I'm out hitting the fleamarkets and thrift stores when I can because it's a prime time to score the goods while every one else is on vacation!

I'm showing just a couple of bits of china that turned up to charm me this week. This little gravy dish will be perfect for spoons on the table when granny camp happens any minute now. (I better find some energy somewhere for those four-to-nine year olds!) No time for thrifting when that happens.

I've got quite a few bits of "this and that" to keep my new pieces company like these orphaned rosy Limoges saucers. Enjoy the dish parade. . . .

The peonies are the same ones from the last time I posted them. I left them in the fridge while I was away for the weekend. Magic!

I found this small ironstone bowl with a blue rim and rose on the side just before a camping trip and took it right along with me! It's certainly sturdy enough!

Any plans for your last weekend in June?
It all goes so fast!
Happy lazy days ahead!


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  1. Great tip about the Peonies!
    Are those dried Peonies?
    Wish I had saved a few of mine...
    Lovely dishes...
    This is a long weekend for us...
    Canada Day!!!
    But...we are stuck in a humid air mass...and rain expected for most of the weekend..:o(
    Off to the cottage tomorrow...see how things shape up!

    Linda :o)

  2. Very nice treasures, Jacqueline.

    Glad you used that fridge tip - it really works, doesn't it?

    Anyway, enjoy your grands when they visit - you are so lucky. I hope to have some one day, too!!

  3. My peonies didn't bloom this year...I sure missed them! Gorgeous photos, enjoy your lazy summer days!

  4. Jacqueline, what beautiful china... especially accompanied by those blushy blooms!

  5. Lovely china, lovely flowers.

  6. LOvely,just all sooooo pretty. Peonies are just so romanticly soft. x

  7. Such pretty china patterns. Very delicate and girly. Love em!


  8. Had no idea you could keep flowers in the fridge! Thanks!! Love the china. The mug with the blue trim is so pretty!

  9. You sure know how to find the prettiest things, Jacqueline. Your peonies are so gorgeous.

  10. Hi Jacqueline,
    Your finds are gorgeous and so summery inspiring. I have also put flowers in the fridge and it is like magic how they do so well.
    Have a lovely weekend and stay cool.
    103 expected here in the Lone Star State.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  11. You lucky girl you, what beautiful items. I am in love with that gravy boat!!


  12. Everything looks beautiful!
    I love summer thrifting too!

  13. I am enjoying these lazy days of summer too. It is passing quickly. Your pics are always lovely.

  14. Great finds and beautiful photos. I like the crimped edge and roses on that sweet little plate. Your soft pinks and linens are so romantic looking! You may want to come and take a look at my Ironstone Ice Water pitcher I just posted. Have a great rest of your week.

  15. Such lovely photos, Jacqueline...beautiful flowers! I have been away from the computer a lot, the summer days!

  16. I'm smiling over the peony that waited in the fridge while you were away camping. What a great idea!
    Sweet new finds, Jacqueline. I found a nice gravy in brown and white transfer that is making me happy. ;-)
    Have fun with granny camp. Lucky little ones!

  17. Hi J,
    I love that you are out there finding the pretties:-) My favorite summer pastime too:-) And, if I find any Limoges I consider it a very good day!!! LOVE those small plates, and the dry roses perfect!! I am going to remember that about the Peonies blooms (I never knew, great tip!!) My Peonies are long gone.
    Hugs & Happy Friday :-)

  18. I love your pretties! I can't wait to get out in Texas to buy!!!!
    Blessings My Friend,

  19. Is there anything quite as pretty as pink? Your pictures are delicate and beautiful.

  20. oh those wonderful roses on that gorgeous china! I just love the idea of "Granny Camp" I know you all must have so much fun!

  21. I have been babysitting three days a week 1 and 3 year old girls. I have had them since birth. They are quite comfortable here. My Mom told me it was good training for "Granny Camp." Lovely photos of the flowers and the Limoges! Sigh! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  22. What a lovely way to spend your summer days Jacqueline. I always enjoy you photos and appreciate you sharing them at Shabbilicious Friday. I will be featuring this post at tomorrow's party.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

  23. Aren't we all so happy that those lazy days of summer are upon us, Jacqueline? :) There's just something so satisfying about pulling the sheers against the hot midday sun, watering the plants, and hearing lawnmowers going that does our souls good. I love that sweet little bowl with the blue rim. Soooo pretty! Hope you're having a wonderful holiday, sweetie! Enjoy!!!

    xoxo laurie

  24. Pretty finds... I love the little gravy pitcher, and those dried roses are so sweet. what a great color they turned. It was smart to put your peonies in the fridge... i'm gonna remember that trick!


  25. The summer certainly did pass quickly, Jacqueline, but it's lovely to see images of your summer here on these pages. Your thrifting finds are so pretty, and I'm in love with those peonies. I'm glad you're having such good luck with them! I hope your Granny camp was fun and your little ones enjoyed themselves.


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