Monday, July 13, 2015

Santan Flowers and Teapots in the Dining Room

Our santan (aka: ixora coccinea) plants in the yard are in full bloom so I decided to cut some flowers to put in a blue and white vase to put on the dining room table.
 

 I think they look so pretty against the dark furniture.




 Since I am taking pictures in the dining room, I might as well show you around.



I moved my sterling silver tea and coffee set on the buffet, the pattern is Poole "Lancaster Rose". John's patient sold it to him when we first moved to Natchez. I know I have to polish it but I don't want to buy any more silver polisher cause I have some but they are still in MS.
 On the left side of the buffet is my Lladro girl carrying a jar. She is too tall to go in our shelves where the other Lladro figures are right now, so she stays out in the open.
 On the right side is a flatware rack inside a cloche. I also added various candle holders and a mercury silver based hurricane lamp on each side.


 Inside the corner china cabinet, I displayed some antique Tirschenreuth plates (top shelf) and a souvenir plate and cup of Prince William and Princess Catherine's wedding. I like the initials on the cup (C & W) which are my initials and the date of April 29 written, which was their wedding day but also both mine and John's birthday.
 The middle and bottom shelves display various Quimper plates, teapots and cups.
 I bought this Quimper tea set from one of my visits here in Cape Coral, before we even moved here. So, it has traveled from here to Natchez and then back here again.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I always appreciate your visits and comments. I am finally slowing down opening boxes in the garage. I am almost done so I am ready for the next move, but our movers aren't, (my son and his friend) are still saving up vacations from work. But, there is no hurry since we have not sold our house in Natchez yet.
 
I appreciate the hostesses for the following parties.
 
Sally's Blue Monday
Christine's Table it Monday
Cindy's Amaze me Monday
Kathryn's Make it Pretty Monday
Kathy's A Return To Loveliness
Sandi's Teatime Tues
Ruth's Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Martha and Terri's Teacup Tues
Marty's Inspire Me Tuesday
Maria Elena's Tuesdays at Our Home
Paula's What's It Wed
Kathy's Home and Garden Thursday
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Tablescape Thursday
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23 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello Christine, your dining room is lovely and the flowers looks so pretty! Enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

Terra said...

You surround yourself with beauty.

Terra said...

You surround yourself with beauty.

SmilingSally said...

Hi Christine,

The flowers do look lovely with the blue and white items! Thanks for playing today.

Happy Blue Monday!

bj said...

Love the pretty flowers in your dining room
I know you must love your new home...so light and airy looking. I hope you are liking living there....

Vel Criste said...

Love that you have santan!!! Wish we had some here, reminds me of home. Hope your hubby gets well soon dear!

Blogoratti said...

Very delightful photos, and nice living space.

Karen said...

What a beautiful dining room. Thank you for sharing your home with us. The flowers do, indeed, look gorgeous with the dark furniture.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your flowers really pop in the blue and white vase and the dark furniture is so rich. Love your silver tea and coffee service. You have many wonderful pieces of china, Christine. Thank you for inviting us into your dining room and joining me for tea.

Blessings,
Sandi

Margie said...

Your dining room and china are lovely! I especially like the blue and white candleholders with the teapot designs.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful dining room Christine! Everything is looking so much like you, specially in the lovely decorations and elegant vignettes.
I love dark furniture, or wood, because it's so rich and always so elegant.
Hugs,
FABBY

Kim said...

The pop of those flowers against the dark wood is fabulous! I love summer!

Ruth W said...

So pretty! I have a silver teaset as well...polishing has gone out of fashion...no one has the time! Your dining room is lovely! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea.
Ruth

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Beautiful, light and inviting and oh these blooms are perfect as your centerpiece. You have such beautiful pieces of China, and silver-what lovely treasures.

Wishing you a lovely week,
Jemma

Noopur Kothari said...

What a beautiful pictures.... just loved the arrangements!

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh I just love the flowers and of course that blue and white caught my eye! Everything looks so pretty Christine. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Shelia said...

Hi Christine! OH, your flowers are so pretty and your dining room is gorgeous! I'm amazed at your Quimper dishes! They are just wonderful. Your silver is so beautiful and looks lovely on your buffet! Everything looks beautiful! We are blessed aren't we to live close to our little babies!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Maria C said...

The flowers are gorgeous! What marvelous color! They do look great, as you say, against the dark wood table. And, by the way, your dining room furniture is beautiful! Then you showed us your Quimper pieces! Oh, my God! This is fabulous! What a great, great post. A treat for the eyes!

Sarah said...

Looking all settled, Christine. Love seeing your Quimper on display. Love the centerpiece on your long dining table. Is that a new table for this home? I so want a long dining room table. ;-)

Sarah said...

Oh, forgot to mention the clever idea for the silverware under the cloche. Is that a pipe rack?

Lulu said...

Your brilliant red blooms so remind me of Florida. Have I told you I grew up in Ft. Myers? You certainly do have collections of beautiful pieces that are beautifully displayed.

Have a Daily said...

Your dining room is beautiful Christine, and the blooms are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

The Charm of Home said...

Christine I love that flatware rack in that cloche. Your dining room furniture is beautiful!Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

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