Saturday, August 13, 2011

~ Meakin - Spode & Silver ~

Putting together a wall grid or collage can sometimes be a challenge. I like to pull things together I love, play with them on the floor and then pop them onto the wall. I'm sure by now you're tired of reading about all the painting I've done around here. I still have one "large" area to go, then I promise we'll put that subject in the archive file and drop it. :-))
After finishing the kitchen I waited until just the right thing struck me to hang on this short wall leading out of the kitchen into the dining room.
I won a small set of J&G Meakin dishes off EBay last winter. I have them scattered here and there, (I'll be sharing those vignettes in the near future). I knew after receiving the dishes I wanted to use the platter on the kitchen wall. Serenity comes to mind when I look at this beautiful platter. I love using corbel shelves whenever possible. They are great work horses, adding another texture to a display along with more interest. This corbel shelf is small in stature, the perfect size for holding......This cute Spode dish... speaks for itself! :-))A recent trip to Nell Hill's in Atchison, Kansas netted me many treasures. The silver tray is just one of many. I'll be sharing that post one day this week. If you've never been to Nell Hill's and Garrity's in Atchison or her store in Briarcliff in our Kansas City area you're missing out. All three of her stores are a treat for the eyes and the soul, there is something for everyone. My little shop is growing by leaps and bounds, I'm happy to report I'm able to carry many of her fine treasures.

Thank you for stopping by today to see my contribution to Silver Sunday. I hope each of you is having a super weekend.


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Love the chocolate saying...I totally agree!!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Lynne, your new pieces are fabulous and I love the wall collage. It looks perfect. Hugs, Marty

PAT said...

Beautiful arrangement Lynne. The saying is just right. I ate half a large choc. and almond bar yesterday afternoon. Helped a lot!LOL


Lynne, I love the choc. plate, how uinique! The platter is beautiful and all in your collage. Lovely things. FABBY

bj said...

I have GOT to have that chocolate saying..:))

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love the saying, and I don't have any in the house. :(
Enjoy your evening.

afternoon tea said...

I'm never tired of someone's home improvements! And I love your arrangement of dishes.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Love it girl..I need that plate for my kitchen..Thanks for the great email it was great playing catch up with you..Love ya, Gloria

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Such a pretty grouping, Lynne!
Love the chocolate plate too.
I bought napkins at Steinmart that said,
"Every time I say that dirty word 'exercise' I have to wash my mouth out with chocolate."
LOL!!!! Love it.'
Love chocolate.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynne! Oh, I love that beautiful blue and white Spode and the platter looks wonderful on your wall. Love the saying and I could eat some choc right now if I had any! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Babs said...

Lynne, Your wall grouping is so pretty and interesting with the mix of plates and textures. The silver plate is great mixed with the Spode. I really like your corbel. I've often thought of using one in a grouping, but never found the right size. Seeing how great your grouping looks, I'm on the 'hunt' again. :)

Dolores said...

I love the blue and white...and the platter is so beautiful.
The grouping looks great!!!

I love the color of your wall....!!!

KM Studios said...

Lynne - that is a lovely wall grouping! I love the little simple silver tray.
And I dont think I will ever disagree about chocolate.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh my! :) I have those dishes and I LOVE them. I bought a set of 12 place settings! They really are beautiful. I also bought mine from ebay.