Hello friends! Here it is the end of January, and though there are still weeks of winter ahead, I find that my mind has made the shift to the second half of the cold season which of course ends in spring! I am not much of a gardener (gross understatement that), but I always feel excited at the idea that you can actually start planting some things in February. At least here in planting zone 7! But in lieu of that, I have pulled out a couple of cheery imitations like these potted geraniums from Ikea. No doubt many of you have the real deal sitting on your window sill right now.
My focus has shifted more to the green and floral themes that seem so out of sync for me earlier in the season. And I like how January is so quiet for a few weeks to allow a transition from the lively holidays. At least it has been so for me.
So now I am gathering up my collection of vintage garden pots, which are all mostly white (of course). I have more than I am showing here, but I have to hunt them all down. And they are mostly all too small to be very practical, but I love the look of them. I will work on a way to display them all together because I love garden style. I also like using old chippy china as saucers underneath. Feels so cottagey!
Here is a very crusty and old McCoy pottery sample that I had never seen before. That creamy color rings all my bells.
I have shown a few of my larger white clay pots from Guy Wolff on the blog from when I first got them a couple of summers ago. But here are some smaller ones. I have seen some white embossed pots from Magnolia that I would love to add to the collection too.
For now, a few are just lined up on top of my china cupboard for cheer.
I have also snapped a few portraits of the latest ironstone and "farmhouse" things at hand. These all tend to sprout around on my dining table like plants in a garden might. Since I have such a smaller shop space than I used to, I only pick up the most irresistible item here and there. But they all add up!
And of course vintage linens. . . . One of my favorites, made with rickrack lace.
I had silverware in this short pharmacy glass container for years until I recently came across a matching lid for it. Hooray for junking!
A nice big thread spool, and this adorable little tea pot which charms my heart. There was a larger version (a little different) also sitting on the shelf where I found it at the flea market, but this one is the perfect size for me.
My ironstone collection is big enough, and I always have pitchers and bowls around.
But now and then I come across something with different features that I like that I can trade out like this new washbowl with the scalloped edge. You like?
So that is how my gathered life goes at the end of January. . . .
I wonder what lies ahead?
I hope the week has had a good start for you!
Thanks so much for popping in!