I’m so happy it’s Friday! That means it is my favorite day for decorating parties out there in blogland. And on a rainy, cold day like today, I can’t think of a more pleasant way to spend a few hours.
I have been a busy bee this week, packing away the snowmen and winter wonderland decor, and changing things out for a bit of a Valentine look.
And now my dining table is all set for a party, using my collection of vintage ironstone and red transferware. I’ve brought back my antique wooden tray and red tool tote from other parts of the house and filled them with my usual favorite decorating combination of antiques, family heirlooms, thrifted pieces, and everyday items.
Each item tells a little story of my life, from the Wedgewood teacup and dishes I bought at a thrift store while I was still in high school, to my wedding silver. Collections are like that. So rich in history. Perhaps not meaningful to anyone else, but the world to you.
The tool tote makes a great spot to tuck away dishes and silver.
This little guy is a recent thrift store purchase. He’s sitting on a piece of history in the red metal lunchbox that was in my father’s family. Love the chippy metal mixed with the shiny gloss of the angel.
The tablecloth came from my aunt, as did the white crocheted pot holder. The other pot holders were made by my grandmother. The Battenburg lace was a purchase I made in college. Each piece with its own little story.
And together they tell a little tale of Valentine’s.