Sunday, April 18, 2010

Toile on china

When I showed you this great page from American Country Living, I told you how much it reminded me of my mum's house - well, here is some photographic evidence!Lurking on a cupboard shelf...
... in good company in the same cupboard...
... and on the walls...
... and above all, in blue and white in the kitchen...
... to match the Spode china.
There's a whole shelf of blue-and-white above the sink, some of it Willow Pattern but a lot of it in this toile style.
Great horses!
I am loving your comments on my question about charity shopping, below. Anyone up for playing Angela's game? You can find her instructions amongst the comments.

15 comments:

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

Hi Floss, these patterns look familiar to me, my grandma had a dinner service like this including the big vegetable dishes. It is a lovely collection your mum has - hope she is feeling better? guessing you won't' be able to get home for a while with the travel disruptions so take care.

Elizabethd said...

Isnt it wonderful what we grandmothers have in our cupboards!?

Kelly said...

So pretty! Love blue flow ware its timeless!!

Pom Pom said...

Very pretty, isn't it? I look for it at the discount home goods store. I found four Spode plates in a lovely lavender for the girls room a few years ago. One of the girls chose some lovely red and white for her wedding dishes. I always associate it with the UK. That's why I love it, I think.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

She has a pretty collection. Hope your parents are feeling better today.
Has the volcano ash affected your travel?

Lululiz said...

I have fallen in love with the jugs, they are so pretty! Your mum sure has a good eye for putting collections together.

Rebecca S. said...

Oh my. Those are some of the prettiest examples I have seen. I remember going into a china shop and just being speechless over the Spode display. It was love at first sight! Thank you for the visual feast, Floss!

silverpebble said...

Oh these are beautiful Floss - I love the shot of the corners of those plates. These images were a treat.

Itch2stitch.com said...

I absolutely adore this type of china, especially blue and white, I have quite a bit of it myself! Have a lovely weekend. xxx

Autumn Mist said...

I love blue and white china, too, and had lots before we moved. I sent a lot of that to charity shops, so I guess someone else is benefitting from it now, which is good, isn't it? Your pictures so remind me of my grandmother's things, which I loved (and I dare say, coveted!)

Sherri B. said...

This has aways been a favorite of mine. Your Mums collection is wonderful and such a variety. I don't have any but daughter has the Spode Blue Italian (if that counts as toile)that has been a work horse for her.
Prayers remain with you and yours....My sister was diagnosed with breast cancer 4 weeks ago and has already had the first chemotherapy treatment so I know what you are going through. Prayer and faith are the promise we share.

Kissed by an Angel said...

That is all so pretty!! Love the willow pattern - actually I love it all!!
xxxx

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Well... what beautiful treasures... my mum had similar treasures lurking in her cupboards... until I air lifted them to freedom and brought them home for a gentle wash and a new home on my plate rack! lol

x

The Curious Cat said...

I do love toile...never knew it was called that until learning that word recently on the blogosphere...some interesting pieces here! xxx

THIS'N'THAT said...

What a lovely collection of pics. I try to gather up 'sets' of stuff for the shop so I'll use the idea if I may :)
Lesley X