Monday, January 19, 2009

Cozy Cat and Dishes

When I am talking to my friends about my new apartment the themes are: books and dishes!

First a picture of my Cat and her first Cat Nap on my new sofa bed:


And my pretty dishes - the tray and tea pot, sugar & creamer my Grandma and I found last year when we went antiquing. Don't they look darling on my buffet? It is exactly what I was looking for - a darker colour with a 'old world country' look. The Royal Albert tea cup was from my dear roommate in my undergraduate days and her parents. Next to it is a humble little cup my Grandmother and I found on our first antiquing venture, for my 25th birthday 7 years ago.


The blue dishes are ones I found with my Mother (If I remember correctly) down the street from my parents house! All of them were selling for 5 dollars. They are beautiful, vibrant and I wish I could get a complete set!! They are an ironstone from Japan.



Lastly, a lovely small teaspoon holder, from Holland. It is real Delft; my Mother gave this to me for Christmas this year. A perfect gift; she found it at an estate sale! I love gifts like these the best. To add to the gift, she gave me teaspoons to go in it from her collection. A lot of these spoons her Mother, my Oma, gave to her years ago. And so it is passed now to me. Once I get more settled, I think I will put some of these spoons in another place, so it is not as crowded.




I will have to have another post sometime to show you my Grandmother's set of dishes that she gave me years ago! I had them stored carefully in boxes under my bed in my parent's house for at least ten years before I had a place for them. As a student I knew I could not afford to move the dishes and I was too transient. It is a dream come true to have a one bedroom apartment with space for a buffet with glass doors for my dishes!
I thank God for His goodness shown in this. I do not deserve such kind thoughtfulness more than anyone else (I wish everyone could have pretty things). So, I am thankful.

9 comments:

E Helena E said...

I have to smile! Cleo is as gorgeous as ever and looking as though it's HER sofa-bed (which, of course, it is...right?) The new buffet certainly does justice to your lovely dishes.

Simply Victoria said...

those dishes and teacups are lovely!
reminds me that I have a box of the various teacups my grandmother collected.. I think in storage. I should dig them out.

elizabeth said...

well, we PRETEND Cleo is not the owner!! I keep telling her she is my pet!! Yes, I am so happy to have something to properly house my dishes!

V - thank you! they are my favourites... if you do dig out the tea cups from your Grandmother, I would love to see pictures! I bet they are beautiful! Beauty is important...

Mimi said...

Oh my goodness, what a perfect cat couch!

elizabeth said...

thanks Mimi! :)

DebD said...

I love the dishes and teacups too... so pretty. Your couch looks kitty approved. LOL.

elizabeth said...

thanks Deb!

::Sylvia:: said...

I love the tea set! I also love how you have all the spoons, etc in the sugar bowl! Very vintage!

elizabeth said...

thanks Syvia; yes it is vintage for sure! the bowl actually is for spoons FYI... maybe it's a Dutch thing?

thanks for stopping by!