Archives For October 2013

Christmas Treats

October 28, 2013

So many beautiful Christmas pieces in our collection. It is the perfect way to add a little festive cheer to your wardrobe over the holidays. Order now to get maximum usage out of the holidays. We have Holiday Holly, Spode Christmas Tree, Sleighride, Victorian Santa Clauses, and more!

See them all in our ETSY SHOP HERE:


I love decorating my house for the holidays and this quilt I just adore. I love seeing a little turquoise in with the red and white.  For the best selection of Christmas quilts, see this Amazon link below:



Looking for stocking stuffers for the kids or grandkids- I love when a blogger posts a big list for us all!

See her list here:


Pink Roses

October 27, 2013

Are you a fan of Franciscan Desert Rose china?

See our collection in the ETSY SHOP HERE:


There is just something about pink roses- it doesn’t matter the shade, size or shape, I love them all!  If you need some roses in a flash, you can click below and order them here:





Fall is Welcome Here

October 26, 2013

Fall is most certainly welcome here… and so is the weekend!



I am thinking this little guy is enjoying the cool crisp air of fall, too!


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This sweet little chickadee bird fits perfectly on our sterling silver pendant. See him in our ETSY SHOP HERE:


I love big open front porches with lots of plants, pillows, and seating. Both of these porches look so inviting- why would you ever go inside? You could easily entertain on the porch and not have to clean the house for company! ha!  (if you need some porch pillows, click here for a great selection:


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Both porches do a great job of incorporating red, white and blue into their design.

Check out some of our favorite red designs in our



Check out some of our favorite blue designs in our


Pretty in Purple

October 24, 2013

It is often times the little things that can make us the happiest!



What a beautiful use of purple violets inside on on the tea cup!



Our new purple lilac bracelet is stunning! It is a unique piece that we don’t always have. Take a look at it in our ETSY SHOP HERE:


According to Wikipedia, Blue Willow is a distinctive and elaborate pattern used on ceramic kitchen housewares. The pattern was popular in 18th century England, designed by Thomas Minton around 1790 and has been in use for over 200 years. The design was inspired by the china England imported from China during the late 18th century.  In order to promote sales of Minton’s Willow pattern, various stories were invented based on the elements of the design, the most popular of which is this romantic fable:

Once there was a wealthy Mandarin, who had a beautiful daughter. She had fallen in love with her father’s humble accounting assistant (Chang), angering her father (it was inappropriate for them to marry due to their difference in social class). He dismissed the young man and built a high fence around his house to keep the lovers apart. The Mandarin was planning for his daughter to marry a powerful Duke. The Duke arrived by boat to claim his bride, bearing a box of jewels as a gift. The wedding was to take place on the day the blossom fell from the willow tree.  On the eve of the daughter’s wedding to the Duke, the young accountant, disguised as a servant, slipped into the palace unnoticed. As the lovers escaped with the jewels, the alarm was raised. They ran over a bridge, chased by the Mandarin, whip in hand. They eventually escaped on the Duke’s ship to the safety of a secluded island, where they lived happily for years. But one day, the Duke learned of their refuge. Hungry for revenge, he sent soldiers, who captured the lovers and put them to death. The gods, moved by their plight, transformed the lovers into a pair of doves (possibly a later addition to the tale, since the birds do not appear on the earliest willow pattern plates).




Blue Willow makes beautiful broken china jewelry and we have lots of it! See blue willow in our




October 22, 2013

What an easy and cute idea for the upcoming holiday season. Edible markers make this super simple.

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Speaking of snow- what a beautiful scene this is.

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Vintage Belle loves snowmen! See more of our snow pieces in our ETSY SHOP HERE:

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Birds and Flowers

October 21, 2013

I love that our jewelry includes pieces with the backstamps. Every bit of a piece of china has beauty to us!

See more backstamp pieces in our ETSY SHOP HERE:


Two of my favorite things features on the front of china are pink roses and ….


sweet little birds.


One of my very favorite pieces of china features both an orange bird and pink roses! It is a rare find and we have one in the shop today. See it featured on our Facebook page at 8 PM tonight.


October 20, 2013

How perfect is this Christmas tree! I would have never thought to hang my tea cups from my tree! Good idea Nancy.



I also just love this tree made from books and a simple strand of lights. It would be great in a home office or even the community library.




Of course we also have lots of trees in our Christmas jewelry!

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Halloween Fun

October 19, 2013

Are you ready for Halloween? I haven’t bought candy yet which is good because that means I haven’t eaten it yet!



I love this candy wreath for the front door on Halloween night! So cute provided little hands don’t try and get some extras!



I am looking forward to seeing all of the kids in costumes. I am certain a Mickey Mouse will ring my door this year.


Our Mickey Mouse collection can be found in our ETSY SHOP HERE: