Sunday, January 22, 2012

Camellias for Valentines!

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It was rainy here today (we needed it) so I was trying to find a way to brighten things up a bit.
 I had not shared the changes made to this corner.
Some may remember a slot machine in this spot.
 Well, the slot machine went to Tennessee. 
I really want an old bookcase, the primitive kind, for my overflow of cookbooks.
In the meantime, I brought this table from the front porch. 
The antique bowl and pitcher were purchased
at auction, in Kentucky, more than forty years ago.
Even though it looks delicate it is quite large and heavy. I love the bird and flower motif and I have always kept some sort of minimal stems in the pitcher.
The mirror above the table is antique and has wonderful old wavy glass.
Oh, the green of the table 
is leaf green Rustoleum spray paint
Next week I will bring Forsythia stems in for forcing. It was soggy outside today.
For now it is displaying valentine soaps and towels with beautiful camellia blossoms.
Of course cookbooks are still on the floor. That's for another day.

 A little Valentine decor landed on the sideboard as well.
 To insure one didn't mistake
 Valentine's Day for Christmas

I shopped the house for blue transferware and blue and white anything to add to the pink and red.
These items were scattered throughout every room in the house. Most were on top of the curios in the LR.

Many of you met "Goosey" here.
"Goosey" likes to be where the action is.
 Bob said "Where did we get all those blue and white plates." After I showed him the empty spots where they once resided he said "Oh!"
My collection isn't valuable, I don't think, but I like it.
I am most proud of the platter below!
 I won a gift certificate from Nancy's of
 "Nancy's Daily Dish" awesome transferware shop" 
English Transferware over at Etsy!
The giveaway was offered by Amy over at 
This is what I chose. It is awesome with a beautiful pastor scene of a wagon and farm workers.

Boy was I lucky!
 The rest of the plates were picked up here and there over a number of years. I really love them all. Of course I love anything blue.

 I particularly like these "Flying Ducks".

I liked the ladies on this one 
and the fact that it is square!

The Valentine plate was a sale item from T. J. Max and Goosey is showing off with the orbs and puffed hearts. 
Oh, did you see the wee bit of dried Hydrangea?
 Add a red Camellia in an Ansley bud vase
that blends with the bowl and pitcher
 A red candle on a vintage iron candlestick
and a peek at a vintage shaker box

And we have a
 "Hint of Valentine's Day In Savannah!"

Now that Bob has seen the "blue plates"
he wants them to stay on the sideboard.
Sweetheart, he just doesn't know how it works!

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Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Well I am loving this most colorful post Ginger. What a cute green table, I have not seen that before. I love your flowers and plates!

Marydon said...

Beautiful china, Ginger .... but those Camellias WOW!
Have a lovely week.

Susan said...

Ginger, I love your blue and white china! I miss my camellia bushes we had at the other house we sold!

Barbara F. said...

Everything looks great, Ginger. Love your blue and white plates. xo

Grace InAZ said...

I, too, am liking the camillias! What a pop of color they give! I made a sad attempt at decorating a red wreath from Christmas with Valentine stuffed critters. It will do, but it really is sad. LOL!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love your blue and white plates! So pretty. I love camellia's and mine are starting to bloom.

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Everything looks beautiful -- especially love your blue and white dishes!

Hope you are well


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love your little green table, it's very colorful with the pretty flowers-enjoy:@)

Creations By Cindy said...

Love it all but the little green table stole my heart. Blessings, Cindy

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Camellias, one of my very favorites...I had them in northern Florida, but here in my home in NC, the deer love them..I may try again..

I have a table like your green one in my attic. You are inspiring me to paint mine!..Great color!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Camellias, one of my very favorites...I had them in northern Florida, but here in my home in NC, the deer love them..I may try again..

I have a table like your green one in my attic. You are inspiring me to paint mine!..Great color!

Suzy said...

What a lovely hint of Valentine's you have going on! All your blue transferware is to die for. I see that you've collected the same Southern Living cookbooks at me! Hugs.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful Valentine decorating. I love Camillias.

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Olga said...

Those camellias are so pretty. Lovely decorations!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a charming little table and I love all your blue ironstone.


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love that little corner. The table and all the books are such a lovely display. Great area. Your blue and white transferware is stunning and you have created another beautiful vignette. Thanks so much for joining TTT Hugs, Marty

Beverly said...

It looks so pretty, Ginger. I finally solved my cookbook issue with a bookcase last year.

Our camellias are blooming, too. I love them all.♥

Liz said...

Oh my! I LOVE that little green table! What a great pop of color! :) I am also a lover of blue and white. I have never seen any of the pretty plates that you have displayed though. I'm following you now...I hope you will come by and say hi. :)


Chatty Crone said...

I love the way you change your corner every once in awhile. Nice green table too. I have that same duck! Camellias and valentines go together. Love them. And you were lucky with winning that beautiful plate.


✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Ginger,

I love all the changes and your pretty plates. I do remember your pretty green table.


Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Ginger,
Now you know I am a sucker for blue and white, so you had me gasping for breath! Simply gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing with us at WIW. We love to party with you. See you next week!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh, I LOVE all of your b/w transferware. My heart skipped a beat when I saw that display. Absolutely gorgeous! laurie

Donna McBroom-Theriot said...

Beautiful pictures. Blue is also a favorite color and I have my Wedgewood china everywhere. It is also our everyday china.

That Pink Bird said...

I want that table!

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