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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Favourite things Friday and Floral Friday.

I wanted to share my collection of cranberry/white china which is among my favourite things. The dinner set was given to me by my Husband as a gift after I admired when we were on holidays.It's Staffordshire ware and the design is "Royal Mail". I have several Spode pieces and Johnson Bros pieces plus an assortment of less well known designs. Just looking at them makes me happy and when I can add another piece it's unbridled joy. Cranberry/white china is harder to come by than the blue/white china so it's very exciting to find a nice piece to add to the collection. Visit Shay to see what favourites are being shared http://fairybreadmusings.blogspot.com/
I'm not sure if Bronwyn is having Floral Friday this week with all her Nanna duties but I was so tickled when I saw my Cooktown Orchids and another little Orchid had begun to flower I wanted to share. The Cooktown Orchids came from my Nan's garden and as she is no longer here are very special to me. They've come out more today but because of the rain I couldn't take a pic. Visit Bronwyn's lovely blog even if she isn't posting it's worth the visit http://korumburraquilting.blogspot.com/
I am posting early as No 1 Husband is working from home tomorrow and requires the computer for most of the day. Most inconvienent if you ask me. So I'll be back to check on everyone's doings later tomorrow.
Happy Stitching and Happy Friday.
P.S. Don't forget Mt Tamborine's craft fair for the Rural Fire Brigade. See Previous post for details. Starts tomorrow all you Brisbaneites. OK I'm really going now.

18 comments:

  1. You china is so beautiful Michelle. Pretty orchids too. Happy Stitching,

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  2. Hello Michelle,

    Beautiful China, adding to a collection is always fun. Love the orchids, enjoy them.
    Pity about the hubby and the computer!!!!
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  3. Lovely post Michelle,beautiful china,stunning,lucky you

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  4. That cranberry colour is so lovely.... and the orchids are wonderful.... #1 has a lot of us to answer to!!
    Hugz

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  5. I love the china and have a little story to tell you sometime about some of those dishes I bought a couple of years ago . I love that design and the color as well. Your orchid is beautiful too!

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  6. You are sharing beautiful things today. I love your china collection and the orchid is amazing.

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  7. How lucky are you to have such a beautiful orchid growing in your garden! Your china is lovely too

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  8. Oh my gosh I just love your china. It is beautiful. And your orchads they make me smile.
    Hugs
    donna

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  9. Gorgeous china Michelle and the orchids are so beautiful. What a delightful colour.

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  10. I didn't even know it came in red... I've seen so much of the blue and white stuff, but I've never seen any like yours... very exclusive.

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  11. Great favorites. My sister collects the cranberry china too. Yours is lovely!

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  12. I love your china. It is a beautiful collection. I also love that your husband bought it for you. It is great when your spouse does things that make you happy. I collect blue glass, pitchers, and blue and white pottery.

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  13. My great had some similar china! It's beautiful and brings back happy memories. thanks.

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  14. beautiful! I love how you have it displayed, too! What a special gift and how thoughtful that your husband noticed.

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  15. Wow Michelle, not only do we share the same name but the same colour collection! Love yours, I will blog mine next week so you can see mine, and you are rite it is hard to find this colour range!
    Happy stitching, Michelle

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  16. I love your china too, and how wonderful that your husband was so thoughtful!
    Beautiful orchids, orchids are my favourite flower.

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  17. I absolutely adore your china Michelle. I remember when I was in my mid 20's and saw some of that exact same china and thought it was so classy! What a great story to go with it. Your husband is so sweet.

    Thanks for popping in to FTF this week!

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  18. Your china is lovely, it must be hard to find in this country??? My Gran had the blue/wt willow pattern set but I think I like your cranberry and white one better, the scenes seem very English.

    Lovely orchids too :-)

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