Friday, March 27, 2020

Thrifted Dishes For Spring

My flowers are giving me so much joy right now. They are a bright spot during this yucky time. 

I planted a lot of flowers last fall before there was a worry in the world. I was working again and a lot of my money went for flowers. I am thrilled that my begonias made it through the winter. I covered them every time there was a freeze warning.
Boxwoods, begonias, pansies and snap dragons are such a fun pop right at the front door. 

These pots have been such a sweet respite from the storm. 

I planted a few snap dragons once many years ago. They did okay for a few seasons but died back during a hot and dry summer.  I picked these up last fall because they looked so pretty. They are gorgeous now. My oxalis is a faithful bloomer year after year. I've divided these like crazy so now they bloom all over the yard. 

I wanted to bring that pop of spring florals inside the kitchen. Usually our niches hold transferware in brown, black, red, or blue. It all depends what kind of mood I'm in.
This time, I was in the mood for something totally different.

These are my niches. This used to be two closed cabinets. I took off all four of the doors but it was too much display space so I put two doors back on. I have a really old post about this. I should redo that one with new updated pictures but that is not how I blog.

 I love decorating these for the different seasons and holidays. 

This look started with a Cordon Bleu casserole dish. I found it for only $6.00 last fall. 
I thought it was pretty. I decided to try and find a few pieces to match. 

I headed back to the thrift store before the pandemonium broke out. I knew that I'd be able to find something to create the look I wanted.
 Nobody seems to want stuff like this anymore. 

I needed another sugar bowl and creamer like I need anymore alone time right now but I really loved the delicate roses, forget me nots and pansies on this English set.
It coordinates with the casserole dish perfectly. 
I inherited the pansy plate from my grandmother but it has never been on display before.
It was very yellow but a good scrubbing got it clean. The milk glass came from my parents. The French little soup casserole was thrifted.

A few live pansies and fern fronds are in an ink well. Bill brought it back from Philadelphia for me.

When I saw real Fire King Ware, I snapped it up. Fire king is a really rare find around here.
 It's always way too expensive. 
These pieces were $5.00 each if I remember correctly. 
There were some Japanese plates with a green border to go with the Fire King.
 These were $2.00 each. I love these together. 

We've had the bunny teapot for decades. I bought it in Lubbock when we lived out there.
It's just a darling. I'm pretty sure it came from a McFrugal's -the predecessor of Big Lots.
My kids hated going to McFrugal's. I loved it. 

A inherited milk glass creamer and sugar stand with a thrifted bunny on a leaf.
See? I do not need anymore sugar bowls and creamers. I should count them all sometime.
These floral plates match the other creamer and sugar and were only a dollar each. 

I added this Italian mirror. I love that the cat is in the reflection.

I picked up a bouquet of roses and straw flowers at the grocery store this morning.

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That is all for now.
I hope you are well!
I hope you are finding strength and comfort during this time.
See you soon.

 "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. "
2 Corinthians 1: 3, 4


  1. oh the bunny teapot, it's adorable! love all the sweet floral pieces!

  2. I so love your flowers. The begonias are quite a sight to me. In my area of the country, begonias are an annual. In fact, most of what I plant are annuals. Our winters are just too harsh. Stay safe and well.

  3. These are so pretty and happy! I love the lightness of it all. We need lightness these days. And your garden! I'm still waiting. Happy Spring, my friend.

  4. Katie,
    Loved seeing the pretty flowers and your lovely dishes and Easter decor!! we still have temps. in the 30's here in the mornings with high's of only 50 in the afternoons....It will be at least until May especially if we have a seasonal April before I can even think of flowers outside without the fear of frost. Thanks so much for your visits and kind words!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!

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