Monday, January 17, 2011
Inspiration... china... beauty
Sunday found all three of us at home, our immune systems fighting off a bug of some kind. A chicken had been defrosted on Saturday, transformed into lemon chicken orzo soup once again on Sunday afternoon (I do tend to get into ruts but it is delicious). :)
As the guys watched football and kept up with scores, I retreated to fluffed up pillows and the flannel sheets of my bed... re-reading Victoria and perusing Beauty. Then I saw it... inspiration... why hadn't I thought of this before? Rather than hiding Beauty behind the doors of the hutch... let it be displayed to bring smiles.
So, this morning, further tweaking of the china cabinet took place and produced... this...
By the way, just for recent readers, most of the contents of my china cabinet were found while thrifting. The set of Royal Albert china... the complete set (platters stored elsewhere)... about $60.00 found and purchased shortly after we moved to this house in the country.
Only the teapot sitting on the china (which was a gift from Stephanie) and the plates displayed on the top shelf (from "Grandmother's china", inherited from my mother-in-law who inherited it from her mother) were not purchased while thrifting or from garage sales. Some of the teacups were gifts, too.
It truly does not take a lot to add Beauty and part of the fun is in the search. :)
Oh... and we are all much better today. Just as Jewish grandmothers have known for centuries... there is a lot of healing in that chicken soup.
Picture: All may be enlarged by just clicking on them if you are as nosy as I am.
In case you are wondering... The complete set of china displayed on the bottom shelf is the Lavender Rose pattern by Royal Albert. It was one of those "God things" as I had the $60.00 to spend right then and lavender was the primary color of the dining area in our "new to us" house (it originally had purple-lavender curtains as well as wall paper but I replaced it with the lace).