Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Lazy Daisy pattern just speaks 
Spring and Summer!

This coffee service has been set up on the sideboard for more than a month.
 I am an extremely busy woman 
I am a totally discombobulated old broad!
(No vote necessary)
This pretty set of dishes was manufactured in the 1950s.
The bright white daisies and the soft green color
are a perfect look for this time of year.
The interior of each piece is mocha colored and the lids on the coffee pot and creamer are made of wood with  brass knobs. The design of the knobs is a giveaway to the mid-century origin.
If you take cream in your coffee be careful. You won't be able to see the coffee in your cup.
This adorable Tea Coffee Towel reminds us that the bees are a buzzin'. The silver colored bee is a pot sitter from Cracker Barrel.
The silver is International sterling, Stratford pattern, 
introduced in 1902 and discontinued, some sources say 30s, some say 50s. 

We move to the left side of the sideboard.
Here you will see a pair of ceramic vintage style boots. They are truly vintage because I made them in 1967.
They were a gift to my mother and unfortunately, in time, came back to me. They were matte black with gold eyelets when I gave them to Mom.
I used a pedestal cake plate for lift, added flowers and a snail, pot sitter. The jar of flowers is from the tray of bottles I won from Verbena Cottage.
The Hydrangeas are from my garden. The two colors are from the same bush. I needed small blossoms but they were very hard to find. I think these are really still in the bud stage.
The Daisies are faux as mine are doing poorly.
Sorry, I HAD to have Daisies!
I love the detail in the shoes. At times I forget they are ceramic. The visible creases mimic normal wear.
 Also at this end, the footed server and Gerber Daisy dessert plates await the blueberry scones.
The scones arrived shortly after the shoot. They tasted good but were not photo worthy. That's a story for another day, let's just say "lost keys". We won't discuss how many I ate. Bob insisted on storing his extra (American) biscuit with the scones. 
International Brotherhood!
I removed the bottle of flowers so you could see more detail in the shoes. 
I have always wished I had some shoes like these.
I should have called this post "Ginger Loves Shoes".

I hope you have enjoyed your visit today. If you did please comment, I love to read the sound of your voice.

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Martha said...

Love your things on the sideboard. I like the coffee service and those shoes are amazing! But what is a pot sitter? I love both your bee and snail. But I'm not sure what they're used for?

Creations By Cindy said...

Beautiful! Love your 1950's teapot!
You have everything fixed up so darling. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Debbie said...

I love that lazy daisy pattern. It looks similar to one that I have been eyeballing and desiring at our local antique mall for about a full year now. I don't want the whole set (can't afford it) but would just love to have some pieces. It includes a coffee service which I wish they would just sell me. UGH.

Everything is just beautiful, Ginger.

Anonymous said...

The accessories on the sideboard are so charming and personal and definitely says "Ginger lives here and she's a warm friendly gal, sit down, but we won't serve you scones because we already ate them" {hehe, I'm a kidder, sorry}. I love the large lettuce platter that I don't think was mentioned. And the pot sitters placed like jewels in the vignette are so much fun. And I so love that you created the shoe sculpture for mom then recreated it by changing the color for your use; a very nice memory. Speaking of memories, I think my grandmother had the daisy tea set when I was quite young; I remember her bringing it out for an afternoon treat in the summer.

Robin @

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

I'm thinking those boots are some of the best pieces of ceramic of seen. very nice!

NanaDiana said...

I love that old set with the daisies. It is so fresh and summery looking but the scene stealer is the shoes! I did ceramics back in the day, too, but I don't remember seeing shoes. They do look real.

Hope you have a great Wednesday- xo Diana

Barbara F. said...

Those ceramic shoes are fabulous, I think my grandma might have worn shoes like that. The daisy set is so lovely. Also the silver. xo

Entertaining Women said...

You're so on the money about the knobs on the tea set. That made me grin. Your boots are priceless. I have an old pair of our Nana's soft white leather high top lace boots tucked away some place. Wonder what I've done with're sending me on a hunt. My eye kept going to the marvelous texture in your underplate...Bordallo Pinheiro? Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the daisy dishes! Those shoes are also amazing and make a great vignette! hugs, Linda

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Ginger!

I really enjoyed this post. I read it slowly and noticed every detail as I had my morning coffee. What a nice way to start my morning.

So many things were wonderful about your vignette so I will just mention that the silver is a sweet pattern, love the detailing of the flowers.

I also must say that I love bees and your little pot hangers from Cracker Barrel are darling. How many time have I mentioned that I miss that store since move out of the South?

Thank you four sharing all these lovelies at my party this week!

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

Aledia said...

I'm your newest follower :)

I just love your pretty daisy dishes, so beautiful! I also really love those shoes, they are just perfect!!

Have a wonderful night!
Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Ginger,

You always show us something interesting with a great background story. Those shoes look like they were real leather ones and than got preserved with a ceramic layer. Compliments.
The huge cabbage tray holds that coffee pot with creamer and sugar holder perfect. You at least do know the difference in shape between a teapot and a coffeepot!
Lovely bee and also the towel with bee and daisies is great, as is the silverware. Forget about the looks of the scones. Important is that they did taste well.
You can't have it all.
Love to you both,

kitty said...

Ginger, I think I have a case of daisy dish envy!! I LOVE the set!!!! They are sooo perfect for summertime. I did ceramics way back when, too, and your boots are much detail.

Sharing Shadymont said...


Your dishes are lovely. I've never seen that pattern. Love your boots!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love the boot you made, wow, what a talent! I've seen those daisy coffee pots so pretty


LV said...

Thank you far this wonderful vintage presentation.

Marlis said...

Your pretty things are soo nice. I love how you creatively put our vignettes together. The silverware is stunning. What a cute towel.. and your shoes are so pretty. have a wonderful week. xo marlis

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love, love the Lazy Daisy set...and the shoes really do look are you saying that I am very Vintage, as I was born way before then...
Have a wonderful week...enjoyed your treasures!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Ginger that set has summer written all over it! So pretty! I love that sweet tea towel too!

Grace InAZ said...

Love the sideboard! Those shoes are like my Grandmother's wedding shoes! The look so realistic! But my fav is the bee pot sitter. It is awesome!
Hugs, GraceinAZ

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I love your dishes...the light green is so pretty! They are definitely perfect for summer. And the silver is so beautiful!

Erika @ HomesteadSimple said...

Love daisies and this set is pretty! :)

Suzy said...

Those shoes remind me of the ones that Mary Poppins wore! So do you take your medicine with a spoonful of sugar??? (I'm assuming you're familiar with that song!) LOVE those dishes - so sweet and pretty! You did a wonderful job of styling your sideboard, sweet lady.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

What a wonderful sideboard vignette....the little snail is the perfect touch!!! Hope he didn't get any of your scones!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Hi Ginger

I really like the daisy cup & saucers

and you can find some old shoes like your cereamic ones just look at antique malls , the white ones are pricy

I had trouble posting to Blambeberry Cottage linky party also , i signed out and went back in and posted , I tried about 5 times ?

my hydrangeas are blooming and I love them so much

allisamazing said...

Love your coffee service - the pale green with the white daisies is a perfect combination!

Shanee @ LivingLifeSouthernStyle said...

This is so pretty. You have so many lovely things I cannot choose a favorite! Thank you for sharing.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I see you have two of those lovely daisy tea cups... one for you and one for me!
What a nice morning to sit and sip awhile.

Sarah said...

How pretty! You have some lovely vintage pieces and all displayed beautifully.

Jacqueline said...

Ginger, I am with you - I love shoes too and these are just wonderful. I was just somewhere and they had some real boots like these to wear - in white lace to boot! They were sure cute. These will get a lot more wear though.

Diann said...

this post is filled with fun vintage goodness! I love the coffee/tea pot set. It really is a perfect set for summer. I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Adore your vintage tea set, just the perfect green for my green kitchen. I'll be on the hunt now. ;)

Happy VTT!


Loving the side board with the 1950's dishes with daisys, so totally lovely. You cracked me up with your remark...I won't vote!! Hope everything is well with you and please DON'T WORK SO HARD!
Luv ya,

suzyq said...

What a beautiful vignette Ginger -
This is so charming and makes me want to come have a cup of tea with you -
( or maybe a glass of wine and we could just look at the dishes, lol )

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty your vintage dishes are -- love the old fashioned shoes too. What a pretty garden you must have.

xinex said...

The daisies sure speak summer, Ginger. Love the boots vases, so cute. Your vignettes are beautiful...Christine


Oh wow, congrats to you lovely lady and to your wonderful hubby!! May you both have another 54 years together and be very, very blessed!
I think you celebrated in a great way, like going out to dinner! How refreshing to hear two people are together for 54 years, as people now divorce almost right away, lol..
Happy FD weekend.

Elaine said...

You have such wonderful treasures! Love the unique shoes!

Marigene said...

What a pretty pattern, perfect for an early morning sip of coffee.

~~louise~~ said...

Love, love, love, the dishes!!! Everything is just so pretty.

I had a wonderful visit, Ginger. Thanks for sharing...

Kathleen said...

I got a boot out of your post! :)
Love those daisy cups, wonderful colors!
Thanks so much linking to Let's Dish!
I am glad I don't have to lace my shoes!

Katherines Corner said...

Lovely things, and yes Ginger loved her shoes. What's not to love right. I like the dishware too so bright and perfect for this time of year. Thank you for your bloggy friendship and for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop Linky Party, xo

Kathy B said...

Like your style. Hi, found you on Katherine's Blog hop. I joined your blog so if you will, please join mine!
You are Welcome to come visit anytime. Kathy B.

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