Saturday, November 04, 2006

Little Self Indulgences


I couldn`t resisit this Jersey cow butter dish from E-Bay. It`s such a fun piece. Look behind........is that a white wall? Yep, I didn`t like the cream so white it is now becoming. Came home yesterday and my Mum had painted half the kitchen for me! She says she`s bored and wanted something to do. I`ve got a great Mum :) Today I am going to continue with it.

Aren`t these pretty? I love toile and they will look nice nestled somewhere on the wall either alone or with something else.
The floor painting has been kaboshed. It looked terrible. Hated it, hated the colour, hated all the work it involved. We`ll go out and buy one after the walls are finished and the cupboards freshened up with another coat of paint. Something in a warm woody colour to ground all the white. It`ll all come together eventually.

It`s cccccold outside today. Off now to paint....................

12 comments:

Jeanne said...

Lovely treasure troves!

Anonymous said...

I love, love, love the Toile plates!!! Was that an Ebay find as well? I have been searching for some just like that, where did you find them? And can't wait to see your finished kitchen, sounds like it will be beautiful when all is done. TWT

Anonymous said...

hmm, I take it that you don't like the cold? I laughed when I saw your countdown til spring :)

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

TWT...
yes they are from E-Bay too and prettier in real. Not vintage though. They were called CHILDS Cake Plates Transferware Red Toile TRAYS. I don`t see any others at the moment but you could keep a look out because I`m sure there was one more set I saw while browsing a few days ago. Must be gone now.

tea
xo

Anonymous said...

Those toile plates are gorgeous, and will look fab against the white walls. Can't wait for the 'after' pictures..Enjoy the weekend Tea!

Anonymous said...

Love the butter dish. That cow looks so proud of herself.

Rosa said...

Oh Tea, we WOULD be dangerous together! We have the exact same tastes!! I love the red transferware--I love any color transferware. I have lots stored for when (and IF) I redo my kitchen. That pattern is gorgeous! I'll have to look and see if I have any in that pattern! giggle. xo

Ms Charity Case said...

Tea , I love the cow butter dish and the plates. Sorry to hear that all the work on the floor wasn't worth while. Sometime we try things and they don't work and other times they look great, at least you tried. have a good weekend.
Hugs Diane.

Janet said...

Love the butter dish and the toile plates. What great finds!

I can sympathize with you on the re-painting of the walls and the decision to go another direction with the floor. I'm in the middle of painting and I'm not enjoying it because we're painting neutral colors in preparation to sell the house. Not fun!!

UKBob said...

Hi Tea, just popped in for a cuppa and to see how things are going, everything is looking good to me.

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

Love the cow butter dish and beautiful plates!!!

Zoey said...

What treasures you have, Tea. I just love the cow butter dish.