Thursday, April 22, 2010

Show and Tell Friday

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This week for Show and Tell, I'm going to share some beautiful gifts I received awhile back. 

These beautiful chintz plates were from M.~Tales from an O.C. Cottage.  I just need to rearrange things a little bit to make room for them in here...
I think I may need a bigger cabinet to display them soon!

The next gift I receieved awhile back was from Elsie.  Elsie doesn't have a blog but she leaves the nicest comments on mine.  She made this beautiful blue pillow for me...
It even says "My Romantic Home" on it...

Elsie also sent some hair ties for Lauren and a jar of homemade jam which I haven't even tried yet.  I still have opened jars of peach jam and pomegranate jelly I made in the fridge so I want to wait to finish those before I open another jar. 

And because it's Earth Day I thought I should share some roses that are blooming in my garden right now.  These are called "French Lace".  The early spring blooms on these are usually more pink and then when the weather warms up the blooms are a soft apricot and ivory color.



If you are joining in on Show and Tell Friday, please remember that your Show and Tell needs to be something from your home or garden. Please read the Show and Tell Guidelines for step-by-step instructions on how to participate.If you would like to join in, please enter your name and leave your exact Show and Tell blog post link, not just your blog link and as a common courtesy link back to my blog. If your link has been removed, please re-read over the guidelines before re-posting, or e-mail me with any questions.Thank you! I look forward to seeing everyone's posts...it may take me awhile to get around to visit everyone since I work full time but I'll do my best to get to your blog as soon as I can!
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61 comments:

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Those dishes are so bright and colorful. I just love them. And I'm such a sucker for that lovely light blue.

I finally saw some daffodils blooming here today when I was driving to the store, and here you are with roses.

HoosierHomemade said...

Love those dishes! And the roses are just beautiful! I wish I lived where the roses were blooming already!
Thanks so much for hosting Show 7 Tell!
~Liz

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

I so love chintz dishes. The pillow is lovely. Thanks for hosting.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Cindy, the chintz china pieces are so sweet, and your roses are just amazing, I can almost smell them! Thank you for hosting such a wonderful party! Have a great weekend,
Debra

vignette design said...

I have always loved chintz dishes! They go so nicely with romantic decor like your and especially with your French Lace roses. Love that rose too. I actually have one planted too, but it's not blooming yet. Thanks for hosting Show and Tell!

Natasha said...

I love chintzy things and these plates are just beautiful!

I loved reading all about your Napa trip too-it looks like you had a sensational time! I cannot wait to go back there one day.

Thanks for having me today, Cindy. I have posted a bit of a show and tell about Aussie history and ANZAC cookies.

Best wishes for a beautiful weekend,
Natasha.

A New England Life said...

My favorite dish is the one with the lilacs. But I think mixing them all together is what gives them such interest.

Elsie, the pillow is so delicate looking and pretty. Monogramming too, wow! I'll bet you made it in an afternoon though ; )

Roses already? I don't even have Lilacs yet!

Happy Earth Day!

Mary Ellen said...

I love chintz dishes! I have a few but how fun it would be to have a collection like you do!!

Thanks for letting me link up. I almost didn't because it is not very pretty yet but hopefully soon I will have a real show and tell in the garden!

Mom Walds Place said...

Lovely chintzware, definitely worth another cabinet! You have very sweet friends.

Red Door Home said...

Your roses are so beautiful!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful gifts! Your roses are gorgeous! Thanks so much for hosting again this week - you are appreciated. I have really enjoyed your posts on Napa Valley. Enjoy your weekend.

Susan said...

Cindy, the chintz dishes are just gorgeous. I love them. Also, your roses are stunning....so delicate and detailed. The pillow is a work of art, in itself.

Thanks so much for doing Show and Tell Friday. This is the second time I'm going to participate! It's so much fun. Sincerely, Susan

The Tablescaper said...

Wow! What lovely gifts. Your chintzware collection (with or with out your gifts) is a amazing.I have some, but nothing in comparison. Great collection.

And that light blue pillow is so sweet. What a great gift.

If you haven't already done so, please come and enter my GIVE AWAY.

- The Tablescaper

Leslie, the Home Maker said...

Hi Cindy!!!
You always throw the BEST parties!
Thank you for inviting us all.
I, sadly, only have one chintz item, a plate.
You must be buying it all. ;)
Blessing as you make your home!

Kathysue said...

Cindy what special readers of your blog you have to send you such beautiful and special gift. Love the pillow,how perfect for you and chintz dishes are amazing,Kathysue

Thelittlebrownhouse.us said...

I think you do need a bigger cupboard! And that pillow is to perfect!
Thanks for hosting again!

Carolyn said...

Those are lovely gifts! I love your French Lace roses too.

Thank you for hosting,

Carolyn

Annesphamily said...

You are well loved! Anne

Lenore said...

I soooooooo love your chintz plates, Cindy and your roses are so soft and beautiful.

afistfullofweeds* said...

Love the chintz! The pillow is so sweet! Lucky lady to have people care that much! Rhonda

Sarah @ Sugar Bananas! said...

Oh wow, what a beautiful blog! Elsie's gifts are so kind.

Thank you for hosting. Have a lovely Friday.

~Sarah @ Sugar Bananas!

Sarah @ Sugar Bananas! said...

I'm off to see the linked projects. I'll be back soon - I'm now following :)

Leanne said...

Your dishes are beautiful. They remind me of an English garden. Thanks for hosting again.

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Cindy, I love the chintz plates, so pretty and the blue pillow is so sweet, perfect for your "romantic home". The roses blooming in your garden are amazing. Thank you for hosting "Show and Tell Friday", I enjoy it so much!
Hugz,
Kim

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Cindy! The plates are so pretty and the pillow is gorgeous...lovely gifts! Your roses, though, steal the show...wonderful! Happy weekend...hugs...Debbie

Elsie said...

Cindy~ I love your roses,OH MY GOSH,they are gorgeous. I have a
New Dawn rose that is similar but
not as pretty as that. I'm glad you
like the pillow and I would like to
say Thank You to everyone for their
kind comments.:O)

Sausha said...

thanks for the party!

Sausha @ {show & tell}

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

You have some good friends! What lovely gifts!

AshTreeCottage said...

Lovely chintz dishes Cindy and a beautiful pillow from Elise. You have brought joy into other's lives and it is only fitting that others bring some into yours!! Thank you for being our lovely hostess for Show and Tell Friday!
Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Gattina said...

Those dishes are made for spring ! So joyful !

Olga said...

That pillow is gorgeous! With a pillow like that, you probably see sweet dreams only.

Flory said...

those dishes are fab and the pillow too... i love this treat... i hope i could share my post on your next show and tell friday! btw, you've got lovely photos too!
have a nice weekend!
flory

Mary said...

Oh what wonderful gifts -- dishes and pillow both! And I can almost smell the roses. We are a few weeks away from roses here in my part of NJ... :(

Have a wonderful weekend, Cindy!

Anonymous said...

Hello Cindy, Love your pictures of the wine tour. Looks like you and your friends had a fun day. The plates are very pretty. Have a great weekend Beverley.

shabbyrosetreasures said...

Oh my I just love the pillow that your friend sent you,it is such a lovely shade and so pretty and personalized. Your pretty rose picture is gorgeous. I am trying to link up with you for show and tell Fridays and I am really hoping I did it right. I am new to the blogging world and honestly not that great with computers so please let me know if I did something wrong! Hugs and Happy Friday,

Olivia

Marina said...

:)))

Necel from the Old House in Texas said...

I have a Cheery Chintz cup and saucer in the same pattern as your saucer. They were my grandmother's and I have loved them since I was a child. When I get back to the Old House, I plan to collect Chintz. I don't have any room for it here and we have a lot of dust so... It gives me something to look forward to. Blessings.

Sherry said...

You have some amazing readers! What lovely gifts. I love your chintz ware. Your roses are also wonderful! What a pretty shade they are in your photo.

Cindy said...

Cindy,
You received some gorgeous things. People are so nice. This blogging world really is the best! Thanks for allowing me to join in today in S & T.
Hugs, Cindy S

Cass @ That Old House said...

What a sweet pillow! and I LOVE chintz dishes ... gorgeous.
Thanks for hosting!
Cass

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

I love your dishes. Your things are always so beautiful!

Cozy Little House said...

Oh, how I yearn for some chintz dishes! But every time I see a teacup or plate, they are quite expensive. So I'm still looking.
Brenda

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Cindy! I like the small cabinet you have filled up with all the chintz. That is a nice one. Thanks for sharing...Julian

sherri@lavenderfields said...

I love the Chintz dishes! So beautiful! You have such a wonderful cabinet full of them! THe flowers are just beautiful as well. I can't wait for the roses to start blooming here. THat is so kind of Elsie to have made you that pillow. She seems pretty creative there. Maybe she'll start up a blog of her own. It's so much fun! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! We're supposed to have rain here so I'm sure I can find lot's to do inside to keep me busy!! Take care Sherri : )
PS Thanks for taking the time to host this day, it's so much fun!

Robyn said...

I love show and tell friday! Robyn and Daisy Mae at www.foresthillsroad.blogspot.com

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Barbara said...

Cindy, I really havemissed visiting more often and hope I can do better soon. The plates are beautiful and the pillow is to die for.

Barbara

Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

This is just exquisite!!!!

GWENDOLYN said...

Love those chintz plates.
Gwen

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Those dishes were a great gift and what a pretty pillow you received!
I love roses and yours are beautiful. I just planted my first rose bush so I'm keeping my fingers crossed they survive my black thumb!

Alaina said...

Cindy Thank you for stopping by to check out my blog. Your compliment means a lot. Have a wonderful day.

Alaina said...

Cindy Thank you for stopping by to check out my blog. Your compliment means a lot. Have a wonderful day.

Marilyn said...

Cindy,

Those chintz dishes are beautiful. I think that anything served on them would automatically taste better because of those cute dishes. :-)

Those French Lace roses are making me swoon!!

Marilyn (in Dallas)

linda said...

i love the dishes i have a tea set in yellow i love it your pillow is just adorable it looks like it was made just for you it is lovely fits right in :)

Jojo said...

You should see the lovely teapot on Tales of an O.C. Cottage that was posted today! The chintzware is so beautiful. Lucky you!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Oh how I love chintz. Gorgous pillow.

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Hi Cindy, French Lace Roses are my fave. They have been for years. I used to have them in my garden years ago...sadly we moved from that house. Your pillow is gorgeous.
Glad to have read your blog...haven't been blogging in a while.

Rebecca
New England Candy Co.

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Jean said...

I used to have a French Lace Rose Bush. They are beautiful roses. My bush died for an unknown reason and I've moved since. But thanks for reminding me about this lovely hybrid. I may plant one next year. I love the delicate color. You really have a green thumb!

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