This one is gorgeous and even has a monogram
How could I resist this one?
to decide between the larger ladle,
the monogrammed ladle
and the filigree ladle.
Then my wonderful Husband said why don't you just get them all.
What a great idea
He was so hungry he just did not want to wait any longer LOL
We had taken the train to the flea market and on our way back to the Hotel we got off at the wrong stop but we found a great restaurant called
yummy and delicious
I loved the decor of the restaurant then I noticed
On the walls were
Sometimes getting lost can be so much fun especially in Paris
Which Ladle would you have picked?
And here is Cindi's artistic flare.
Love the richer tones of her mantel more traditional
I like the spider webs hanging down
My BOO pumpkins and yes a little orange too
and here is the inspiration picture again that I found in Country Living magazine
I love that Cindi and I brought our own artistic ideas to the
design of our Halloween mantels.
Thanks to all of you for your comments and emails
It is so fun to hear that you have been inspired to try a new idea.
Only one week to go
are you decorated and ready?
You still have time to decorate and create a little magic
For the next 2 weeks
Debi and her Mom are collecting blankets and clothing for an orphanage in Mexico.
Please stop by Out of the Blue and remember to donate.
What a Blessing
Here is the smile that greets you at Out of the Blue
You can also visit Debi's blog at
for more fun pictures and information
Have a great day
They were taken by Lara at Air Kiss
White Ironstone Cottage
I love your blog and the name is adorable
I wanted the name of my blog to represent
One day, I started to remember the name of that lip gloss
that usually came with all the Clinique gift-with-purchase kits
~ Air Kiss~.
I've always loved the name of that lip gloss, so
I decided it would be a cute blog name.
white ironstone, linens, lace and old buttons.
I also will buy vintage postcards if the art or
photo is adorable and what I read on the back makes me smile.
over from where I live that I frequent often.
It is one of those stores that goes from
room to room and so on, including a basement
where everything is marked at 50% off!
I call it my happy place and like to escape
there to find new treasures and of course, inspiration.
I am very influenced by the Swedish "Lantlig" look
right now. So of course, lots of simple whites,
but I am also trying to work in some simple accents of red.
I think a bit of red makes everything pop esthetically.
I also am looking to Jeanne d' Arc Living magazine
to get some inspiration rolling for me.
I'm excited to decorate with sprigs of pine greenery, pinecones..
rustic things from nature as well as vintage ornaments
and simple Ikea holiday bits 'n bobs.
on a white wooden wall shelf and around
the house in small vignettes. I'm always
searching for ironstone decorating inspiration.
The cool hue of white ironstone is so
pleasing to my eye - both to look at in person and in photography.
She is a new kindred spirit
Please visit her blog you will love her photos and her wonderful sense of humor too.
Thank You Lara
so much fun getting to know you better
love that you love
This is the Crest on the bottom of the bowl in the next picture
I wanted to show you so if you are looking for
you will be sure to check the bottom for the Crest.
To Take care of your
I have a few tips to share with you
For general cleaning try toothpaste and a toothbrush
for tougher stains try soaking for 2 days in hydrogen peroxide
I used this for the bowl above and it turned out pristine white.
I like to display flowers in my
If you have rings in the pitcher afterwards mix
50 percent water and 50 percent
hydrogen peroxide soak for a few hours.
Never use bleach on
it will damage the glazing
I love that many of you are starting to collect
It is Classic and Timeless and goes with every decor.
If you have questions about collecting or care of White Ironstone
let me know.
I hope you had a wonderful weekend
Hotel Del Coronado
I was in
on one of our first dates.
I fell in Love with him and in awe with the Hotel.
I Loved the dishware at the Hotel and was so excited when
I found my first piece at a flea market.
*Crown Water Pitcher*
I love the silver crown and the shape of the glass container.
Then I found a cute little egg cup.
Love the Crown
Now I have silver tea spoons with crowns on them
plates, cups bowls
So much fun to collect.
Here is the coffee cup with the red crown which is on all of the dinnerware.
I found some of the pieces at
Congratulations on your 1 year Anniversary this weekend Girls
Thanks for going down memory lane with me
Happy Wednesday and Happy Collecting
Do you see the white ironstone pitchers in the picture above ?
look in the mirrors
I love to decorate with White
I hope you stay inspired to try new ideas
and glitter everywhere
champagne and mimosas to celebrate
as well as cookies and pastries
Here is Robyn wrapping a purchase for Grace.
I called this the red section filled to overflowing with gorgeous french soaps
candles and lotions.
Wish I could show you the entire shop it was so cute...
Be sure and visit Robyn
Magnolia Creek and Co Atelier
31339 Valley Center Road
Valley Center, Calif 92082
Have a great day
Have a wonderful day
Leave me a vote
Pink or White
I just can't seem to decide.