I haven’t blogged in forever. I know this as many of my friends have mentioned upon it frequently. So this table is set for my friends near & far, those I see regularly or not so much and those I have “met” through blogging.
I have collected red/pink transferware for years. My first purchase was a Johnson Brothers “Old British Castles” soup tureen. I just looked at Replacements, Ltd and realized again how lucky I was to find it all those years ago. This year I found these “Twas the night before Christmas” plates at Home Goods. They are actually stoneware, but the color is perfect.
Even the underside of the plate has decoration.
So the table was set. The antique red stemware and red charger pulled out the red from the plates. A demitasse saucer under then wine glass allows the red base to show.
Although I didn’t know it, something was missing.
I was searching thru every TJRossHomeGoods (yes, it is one word) to help my friend Nancy complete her Christmas dinner plates, when I spied these appetizer plates. “Poinsettia Toile” by 222 Fifth.
Now the place setting was complete.
Sandwiched between the two red toile plates are clear “Sleigh Ride” salad plates.
Won’t you join me now that the table is is set?
After dinner there’s demitasse cups for coffee, tea or homemade cranberry cordial.
Thank you for joining me at my table. May your holiday season be filled with many blessings,
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Saturday, February 1, 2014
Last week I posted some of my pictures from this years Road to California Quilt show in Ontario. Here are a few (actually more than a few) more. You can enjoy the previous quilts here and here.
I’ve realized that although I am a traditional quilter, I take a lot of pictures of non-traditional quilts. I’m not sure if that is because I might want to make some, or the fact that here are so few traditional quilts being shown at shows.
I do know that there are incredible artists producing stunning works and that we are blessed by the beauty they add to our lives.
Somehow I missed who produced this quilt. If anyone has the name I will add it to the post.
This one brings tears to my eyes.
River of Quilts was a special exhibit of Quilted Images of the Sacramento River by the Redding Quilters’ Sew-ciety. Here are three of the images:
Harlan D. Miller Memorial Bridge by Patti Aberg
Sundial Bridge by Gladys Smith
Shasta Dam by Carla Ferrier
Hope by Sandy Curran
This is the first of a new series. I will definitely be watching in the future for others.
The next two, both by David Taylor have incredible realism.
Alsea Highlands Falcon by Karen L. Donobedian
And last but not least three paper pieced versions of Judy Neimeyer patterns. They almost make me want to paper piece.
I wonder what these artist are working on now.
Stitch at you Soon,
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