|A painted magazine or sewing caddy, c. 1930s, was a great find in a shop.|
|My English porcelain flower collection is inspired by|
admiring them on night stands at my grandmother's house in Ohio.
|A painted medallion|
on our guest room beds,
once my grandparents'.
|A breakfast-in-bed set that my father gave me long ago (it was his grandmother's).|
It includes a plate, bowl, lid/cover, small plate, coffee pot, milk pitcher and egg cup.
|The cover to the porridge dish.|
|A coffee or teapot for one.|
|Another antique shop find: a cake tin, with geraniums on top.|
|The first African violets|
that have thrived in my care––
A gift from a friend this spring
in a green McCoy pot.
|A print of a morning glory from our old house.|
|I've had this painted bottle of violet perfume forever––it came from England.|
|A c. 1930s painted laundry hamper, also has|
a matching wastebasket and tissue holder.
These came from my grandparents' Ohio house.
|A gift from my father many years ago: |
a small yellow ware cookie jar,
possibly made by Robinson Clay Products,
once a family company in Akron, Ohio.
|A recent pitcher purchase, probably|
from an Ohio pottery, c. mid-20th century.
In mint condition, it was under $30–
the kind of find that makes the hunt worthwhile!
|I love my spice grinder with its floral decal, picked up for less than $10.|
|An unused nasturtium tinware match holder.|
|The price still on it!|
[This was an eBay find.]
|A nasturtium bread box in the same pattern (I also have canisters),|
from a flea market. I'm guessing this pattern is from the 1940s: it also came in yellow.
|A sampler that was given to me by|
the former owner of the cottage. It hangs
in my laundry room and I just love it.
|A morning glory tin canister holds soap.|
|Two of the many pitchers in my pitcher collection, all from Ohio potteries, early-mid 20th century.|
|Old novels with flowers in the title are fun and decorative.|
|A German dessert plate with jonquils|
from my husband's family.
You come back when you're ready!
We left the floral wallpaper in the parlorfrom the former owner's tenure.