Goodness sakes.. we're having a big "weather week" here in Oregon. First it was snow, a lot fell on Monday and Tuesday, but it didn't last even long enough for a good photo op. I was hoping for a nice bit of white scenery on yesterday morning as a LOT of snow fell in the afternoon and evening -- but then at around 5 am I heard the dreaded rain on the skylight and knew the beautiful snow was to be turned to less than lovely slush soon. Hubby surveyed the damage on the farm as he walked the dog to get the newspaper in the yesterday morning - and we lost an entire mature lilac - fallen over, roots pulled out of the ground, a victim of the heavy wet snow. Several large branches were blown out of our Douglas Fir trees. Now we're watching the news coverage of the flooding here. Below is the pillow cover I'm crocheting, done is one side, now to do the other.
Here is the pillow in front of the ripple.. you may be getting tired of seeing these. :-)In today's mail was a tiny little Cairn Terrier figurine for my dollhouse's front porch. :-)
Hubby made pumpkin muffins for us yesterday and I got out my Johnson Brothers "Margaret Rose" antique china set to take a photo of the muffins on the plate but they were too big and it didn't look right.. but I thought I'd show you my collection of these dishes that I found at an antique store at Depoe Bay many years ago. I put my batik tablecloth on a few days ago.
The set is pretty complete with plates, soup bowls, bread and dessert plates, tea cups and saucers and serving pieces such as sugar, cream, bowls and platters. I love the rope border.
I also collected a set of Mother of Pearl handled silverware... interestingly they only made the knives and forks with the MOP handles.. not very many spoons! I must apologize as the silver needs shined.. but I love these old silverware pieces. Isn't the floral pattern on the dishes pretty, too?
When I was photographing these, hubby said.. we have a box of those in the safe, remember? And I go huh? I said.. show me.. so he goes to the big safe and comes back with this box of a set of 12 - dessert set. LOL! I'd forgotten we'd gotten these a few years ago.What I love about these Mother of Pearl handles is their organic iridescent beauty.
The dessert forks.
What vintage treasures have you collected? We're staying home and by the fire. My next project is crocheting 2 teddy bears for my granddaughters in Ohio. The 7 year old wants a brown one and the 3 year old wants a YELLOW bear. Ooooo kay. :-)
((hugs)), Teresa :-)