Sunday, November 2, 2008

Blue and White China





When my daughter and I went on vacation this spring we went to Mobile Alabama to visit my dear friend Nancy and her husband Rob. They moved to Mobile over a year ago to be with her daughter and husband and four grandchildren. In the mean time her youngest son came to Mobile also. Nancy and I became friends a little over five years ago. We both love to decorate and though our styles are slightly different we both love Shabby Chic and Cottage.
We took off the day after Memorial day and drove the 12 hours to Mobile. It was the first time we had ever been in Mississippi or Alabama. We really enjoyed the drive but we were really glad to get to our friends house.
Nancy and I are both shoppers, budget shoppers at that. We went on a whirlwind shopping tour. We got a lot of great bargains. We went to a shop that was going out of business. Nancy got the most incredible gazebo for a fraction of the price and I got the shelf pictured above.
Some of the china on the shelves were gifts and some are garage and discount store buys. I love the Spode blue and white transfer ware. I have found a lot of the plates at TJMaxx and Marshalls. I'm now concentrating on getting extra pieces like sugar and creamers, platters, etc.
We came home from Alabama with the car loaded and three old fashioned screen doors tied to the top of the X-terra. In later posts I'll show you more of the things that we bought back.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow - what beautiful china displayed in a lovely and unusual shelf.

Tea Cup Lady

Myrna said...

I've loved blue and white china for 30 years...I don't think I'll ever tire of it! There's something about it that's so fresh and charming..
Love your collection..thanks for sharing!!

Neabear said...

I love your Blue and White things. So pretty. I also noticed that you changed your background and header picture. Fun! Thanks for visiting me too.

Jean Tuthill said...

You have a beautiful collection of blue & white! I have a lot , too, and love it! I've been reading all your posts and you have done an amazing job on your cottage. Thanks for sharing, I'll be back.

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Your collection of blue china is lovely! Hadn't been at your site for a bit- am putting you in my favorites on my blog so I'll not miss you!!!

blessings to you!

mary

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Thank you so much for your suggestion about the newspaper. I actually thought that I might find a mouse. With every cup that came off the hook I looked very hesitantly in the cup to fink remains of something. We have scoured that china closet. It is so strange because it is only when you open the glass door that you get the smell.

I am certainly going to try your suggestion!!

mary

Joy said...

I love your blue and white china!
Thanks for visiting me!

Sheila said...

Hello I am sheila, i noticed your from Texas.. I was born in Humble tx. and have alot of family still there, i am in Arkansas now.. I love your blue china collection and how you have it displayed.. I love that your Just a little bit shabby.. although i dont think one can be TO SHABBY.. haha, i am going to add you to my blog and keep up with yours.. I enjoyed the reading. Sheila

Dawnie said...

Your home is beautiful. I love the fireplace and the kitchen AND your former patio. I'm going to miss being outside for the next few months. Welcome to Blogland!

Liz said...

Oh I love blue and white! I have lots of Blue Danube...Pretty pretty dishes. I can hardly resist them!

~Liz~

Jean Tuthill said...

Hi Sandy, I tagged you for a photo tag game, if you have time. If you don't, not to worry. (My second post)

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

HELLO SANDY,
I`M SO GLAD TO HAVE STOPPED BY, AS YESTERDAY I HAVE DONE A SIMILAR POST TO YOURS ABOUT BLUE & WHITE CHINA!
BY THE WAY... YOURS IS MUCH NICER THAN MINE! LOL
I LOVE YOUR HOME!
YOU HAVE SUCH A WONDERFUL TASTE!
I`M OFF NOW TO TAKE MY 3 LITTLE TREASURES TO SCHOOL!
I WISH YOU A LOVELY DAY AHEAD!
MANY BLESSINGS,
DEBBIE MOSS

(ENGLAND)

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

I love that shelf and the blue and white china! Thanks sooo much for all of your sweet comments about my Mom's house, we read them together and enjoyed each and every one of them!!
Hugs~Kelly

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Wow, that is beautiful!!! I love that shelf and I would have bought that too...although I have no more room left! I love how the blue and white china looks when different patterns are displayed! So beautiful!

Sondra said...

What a most interesting shelf - great find. Looks like it was made to display your beautiful china.
Sonnie