Those of you who have been reading my blog know that I love dishes. So when I saw this china pattern posted on someones blog I went straight over to e-bay to scope it out. Some of the pieces can be really pricey, like $350.00 for a teapot!! The pattern is called Billingsley Rose by Spode, it is one of their oldest patterns. Some of the vintage pieces with the "red mark" are commanding some big prices. Luckily, I found some pieces that were priced reasonably. I think the seller was trying to clear them out so they offered them for 65% off. I got 2 dinner plates, 2
cups and saucers, 2 demitasse cups and saucers, two salad plates and 2 extra saucers, plus shipping for a total of $50.00.
I love the pink roses and the lacy edges. I thought that they would go so well with the lace on the shades of the chandelier. Now, I'm at odds whether to move the wire shelf into the hall with the blue dishes or what.
Saturday Jennifer (my daughter) and I went shopping. She got new tennies, so cute with pink trim. Since Cindy of My Romantic Home shops at Marshall's all the time I told Jen, lets swing around the corner and go to Marshall's. I found a beautiful oval mirror there that has a frame that looks carved with some roses. The only drawback is it is black with some brownish antiquing on it. There are lots of you out there that love all things black but it isn't me. So I need to paint t it white and antique it down. I love the mirror in the dining room of Kelly on Rose Vine Cottage, Two. So I'm thinking of putting the mirror in the place of the shelf and adding some of the rose dishes with it. The mirror would reflect the crystal chandelier and increase the light in the room. Mmmmmmmm!
I also bought a couple of other things, one at Marshall's and one at Home Goods, all real good buys but require some redoing, I'll share them with you later. If you get the chance go over to Kelly's site and see what you think of the mirror... One thing that got me thinking about changing the shelf , is the wall behind the rack is the French blue and the blue and white dishes don't show up as good as they would with a white or cream back ground and the creamy white dishes and mirror would "pop' more. Any opinions??