Thursday, August 26, 2010

Show and Tell Friday

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Happy Show and Tell Friday!  Today I'm sharing some of my plates that I have hanging all along the ceiling of my kitchen.  It took me awhile to collect enough of these to go all the way around.
In addition to the traditional transferware plates, I also have some souvenir plates.  I think I found both of these on eBay a few years ago.  One is from Boston and the other shows different covered bridges in New England.  I'm a California gal but I just love New England!  I don't think I could live there because I've only lived in the mild climate of California and I could never handle the humidity in the summer and the cold winters but it sure is a beautiful place to visit!

At Christmas I have to remove some of them to hang on my blue and white dining room Christmas tree....
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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52 comments:

HoosierHomemade said...

Your blue plates are beautiful! I spent part of my week, in Minnesota at the Betty Crocker Kitchens, so I'm sharing a dessert that we made there.
Thanks so much for hosting!
~Liz

Susan said...
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mo said...

Hi Cindy, Your Blue & White kitchen is beautiful. I love the scoops in the glass jars. I also adore your Christmas tree. It must have been alot of work but it is brilliant and we appreciate your blog. *hugs*

bj said...

I'm always so glad to get a sneak peek into your lovely home. I adore your cute kitchen...
xo bj

Sherry said...

You have a beautiful kitchen. Love how you decorate it.
Sherry

Susan said...

P.S. So sorry. I made an error in the above post and deleted it.

Loved the plates, Cindy. Just darling and they look so nice in your bright and cheerful kitchen.

And, of course, I'm so happy you love New England. That's where I live and it truly is a beautiful area of the country. I love the four seasons, including winter! I love face-freezing weather. The humidity in summer, yeah, is not the best but it doesn't last long. ha!

Autumn is splendorous here and spring is also rejuvenating.

Take care and have a nice Friday! Susan

LDH said...

What a pretty kitchen... love the blue and white. Sweet plates!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I always enjoy seeing your blue and whites - love that color combination.
Thanks for hosting again this week.
Have a great weekend.

Liz said...

I always love your kitchen! So pretty!

Thank you for hosting!
~Liz

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Cindy, I First saw your Christmas tree a while back and I saved a picture of it. I am a huge fan of blue and white transferware so this tree is right up my alley!
Gorgeous. Thanks so much for hosting each week. xo, Sherry

The Tablescaper said...

I so love BLUE and love all of your blue and white. I love your blue and white Christmas tree! I'll have to tuck that away in my inspiration file.

- The Tablescaper

Mariette said...

Dearest Cindy,

Blue & White transferware always looks great! We do have several pieces from my Mother-in-law, some Dutch Boerenhoeve pattern, from 1930s Société Céramique Blue.

Thanks for sharing your lovely collection!

Sunny greetings from Georgia,

MariettesBacktoBasics

Sarah said...

Cindy, your kitchen has that wonderfully fresh look of blue and white. Love it. I'm sharing some blue and white this week as well. Thanks for hosting! ~ Sarah

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh, Cindy! You know I love this post! Blue and white transferware is my absolute favorite. I remember your wonderful tree, too...gorgeous! Have a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Linda Q said...

Cindy, love your kitchen and I am generally not a blue fan. But yours is darling, fun finds all your plates. I have always loved your dining room when you do this for Christmas, wonderful!
Linda

Teresa said...

THese are sooo pretty. I love the blue and white. It fits in just about anywhere. YOur christmas treee is gorgeous too. thanks for hosting this fun meme

Vintagesouthernlife said...

I love your blue and white kitchen!
Your plate collection is beautiful.

Thanks for hosting, Annette

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi cindy!

All your blue and white plates look so pretty! and love the "tea" tree!

Natasha said...

I love your gorgeous collection of plates! They look wonderful on the wall there too.

I also loved seeing your Christmas tree decorated with your blue and whites! I have Christmas on my mind too and have linked up some Christmas ideas from my new Christmas blog!

Best wishes for a fun weekend,
Natasha.

Susy said...

Using your plates as decor in the kitchen is such a great idea. Fridays are my favorite because of your "Show and Tell". How fun to see the collections and artistry and giftings of so many gathered into one place. Thanks for being the gracious hostess. Blessings.

Leanne said...

I love the blue and white. So pretty! Thanks for hosting again.

Fleur de Bee said...

Very beautiful and what a great way to decorate and heighten the room!

xo Molly

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

What a fabulous collection. I love Show and Tell. Just posted mine:-)

ALWAYS THE ABRAMYANS said...

Cindy you have a beautiful collection!! I love it!! And your kitchen is wonderful! I would do some damage in that kitchen making all sorts of goodies. The blue plates are a perfect match!! Blue is my favorite color and I have a weakness for tea cups and tea sets...so your tree would have to stay up year 'round at my house!!
-April

Sheilla ~ Style de Bohême said...

Wow! What a gorgeous kitchen! Your Christmas tree is incredible! Can't wait to see what you do with the rest of your house for the Holidays! Regards, Sheilla

Patricia Torres said...

Oh.. your blue plates are so gorgeous.. Your kitchen looks amazing... Thanks for hosting this every Friday Cindy.. I'll be back tonight to link in... :-)

Debbie said...

Cindy your blue and white kitchen and dishes are so pretty. I love looking at your blog and each time I stop by I find something even more beautiful and unique than the time before.

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Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Cindy,
Your kitchen is lovely!

Biljana said...

So cute and pretty:))
Thanks for hosting.
Greetings from Europe, Biljana

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

I love your kitchen Cindy ~ I thought surely this must be a magazine photo - but its yours you lucky girl! Thanks so much for hosting - gorgeous ideas everyone!!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

This is my first time for show and tell, thanks so much for hosting it!
Love your kitchen and the blue plates!

Rondell

Connie said...

Your beautiful kitchen just goes to show that small can be beautiful...especially for those of us who hate cooking, sugar! I'd prefer to eat out 5 nights a week and then have a chef prepare the other 2 nights. Works for me, chickee!!!
xoxo,
Connie

Carol said...

Cindy - The tree is delightful! Your plates are wonderful, of course. Thanks for hosting!

Elsie said...

Cindy I love your plates, I have a
set of blue transfer ware and I
have started a red set. I have vintage cherry bowls all around my
kitchen. I love your Christmas tree
with all the tea cups and plates.
You are just too darn creative.":O)

Karen said...

I love your blue and white transfer ware plates. Neat idea with the Christmas tree. How do you hook those on?
Thanks so much for Show and Tell Friday... it fits my life these days with all of the things that I have inherited from my parents in the past two years. It gives me a chance to write about them and to reflect on some wonderful years.
Have a great weekend.
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Hi Cindy,
I LOVE your blue&white kitchen. It's so crisp and refreshing... Thank you for hosting this fun party every week... Hugs, Donna

Fatima -Scrapart said...

Wonderful kitchen!!!! I love the color - blue. Very charming your Christmas tree. Your home has lots of style, the words are: Romantic and Elegant. Hugs. Fatima-Scrapart.

Atticmag said...

Hi Cindy, your blue and white looks terrific -- love the way the plates are arrayed on the soffit to pick up the color. Well done.

We have a fantastic backsplash giveaway that could is a perfect S&T item we wanted to share! We're also launching Giveaway Friday! a weekly giveaway link up. Hope see you there! Jane F,

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Cindy...

So happy to see you today for Show & Tell Friday, my friend! Thank you so much for hosting this fabulous Friday party...I always enjoy participating!

Well my friend, I just adore your beautiful blue and white kitchen! I remember the first time that I seen it on Rate My Space! Love all of your pretty blue and white plates...bet you've had so much fun collecting those! Ohhh...and I love, love, LOVE your fabulous blue and white Christmas tree! It's simply gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing more of your fabulous home, Cindy...it's always such a treat!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Cindy, thanks for letting me join in the fun although I almost missed it. I love your blue and white! It always has such a clean, fresh look to it - perfect for a coastal home! Connie

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

I just love your dinning room Christmas tree! I love how plates can transform a wall. Your kitchen is beautiful

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Hello! I see folks mentioning your meme and this is my first time stopping by. Your diningroom Christmas tree stopped me in my tracks-its beautiful! Have a nice weekend:@)

bj said...

I just left another comment but...where did it go?
I just wanted to invite you over to read my post for Kelee's party.

You have a LOT of entries for Show and Tell. You SHOULD have that many comments, too. I love it when people playing in memes also leaves a comment...just the polite thing to do. :)
xo bj

Victoria Lynn said...

Cindy,
Thank you for sharing your beautiful plate collection. Your kitchen is stunning - the chandy is my favorite part! Have a good weekend! ~Victoria Lynn

Jennifer said...

Your kitchen is so beautiful!!!! I'm just in love head over heals!

maturidade ativa said...

White and blue are my favorite combinations! Wall Plates are objects of my collection! I loved the idea of a Christmas tree with cups and dishes, unusual, it was beautiful!

Iray said...

I love this post.
Iray

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

i just love your blue and white kitchen! so fresh and pretty!!

:) becky

maría cecilia said...

Dear Cindy, a lovely collection all around you kitchen... and oh an awesome christimas tree!!!! such a great idea to hang teacups so beautiful!!!
cariños,
maria cecilia

Kim Kasch said...

Just found you - glad you're not quitting blogging - I love the romantic look :)

Ron @ DubaiFunHolidays said...

the plates are too good, it seems they just landed from heaven the way they look, really cool