My Alpine Home

Friday, February 21, 2014

Dishing Out Spring. . .

As the seasons change, one of my favorite things to look forward to is the swapping out of my dishes.  The last couple of days I have been, dishing out Spring.

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This tiered stand was the inspiration as to what colors I would use on my table.  I started tossing out anything that shared the same colors as the roses.  Well, not really tossing, wouldn’t want to break any of my pretties. lol!

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What is it about polka dots and stripes that makes us love them so?

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And of course I had to throw in a bit of red. . .see it there in those roses?

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Even my vintage pitcher is a bit dotty.  At first I had a cute turquoise scalloped plate underneath the small saucer.  It rattled every time I walked by the table so it had to go.  Don’t you worry your pretty little heads, I found a place for it.

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Went grocery shopping today, so of course I had to pick up some pretty pink tulips.

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My sweet little bird S&P shakers were the perfect shade of yellow and blue!

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When I bought the tiered stand I also picked up a set of snack dishes.  I passed up the large plates and bowls.  I have so many dishes, and I was trying to be a ‘good girl’.  There’s been many times I’ve wished I had bought more.

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Love this sweet terrarium I found at T.J. Maxx last year.  My red jar and faux sedum found a new home inside.

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I have lots more pretty Spring dishes that I had planned on sharing.  I’ll save them for another post.  But I must show you what I found today.

Oh my gosh!  Is this not the sweetest salad bowl set for Spring?

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Perfect colors!  Too bad I will be listing it in my etsy.  Just can’t keep everything!

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The softest shades of pastels.

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One more glance. . .I knew you wanted it!  Hee-hee!

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Have you started dishing out Spring yet?

hugs,

Jann

I want to thank Deb at Lavender Garden Cottage for featuring my Thoughts of Spring post.  And Dawn from We Call it Junkin for adding my New Hang Up to her  Pinterest Featured Board.

I will be joining these lovely parties:

How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday

Pieced Past Times for Saturday Sparks

The Scoop

Kathe with an e for You're Gonna Love it Tuesday

Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at Our Home

31 comments:

Michelle Pitts said...

Gorgeous post...love all the pretties but my favourite would be the pastel salad set....love it. HPS Michelle

Shelia said...

Hi Jann! Lovely post and I love your tiered stand and those sweet pastel dishes. I'm ready for spring too.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Ann said...

There are so many colors and shades you can pick out from the tiered dish, just scrumptious. I haven't started changing up but I'm getting close.
ann

Scrap for Joy said...

Hi Jann~ You and I should both join the "regrets" club. I, too, bought some of that wonderful flowered dishware, at Marshalls. 4 mugs, 8 dessert plates, 4 bowls and an oversized plate to use as a serving dish. I use my pieces with plain white dishes and love them but I wish I had gotten more bowls and other serving pieces.
I loved this whole post...I'm also dotty for polka dots. I am signing up as a follower and I want to go and visit your Etsy store.
I found you at Pink Saturday!
Joyce

Di said...

Jann, love those stripe bowls what a cheerful way to have breakfast!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Jann, you make me want to bring out some Spring colors in my dishes now!! Pretty!

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Hi Jann! I love your striped bowls and those little birds in their nest are so adorable. Yea, Spring, I can't wait!
Blessings,
Dorothy

Deborah Montgomery said...

Love these pastels and spring colors! alas, I think it will be Easter before I bring out anything. There's still so much snow and cold weather here. But something to look forward to. Your dishes are beautiful.

The Old Parsonage said...

Squeal!!! Love that salad bowl set!! But, all of the dishes are lovely. My friend and I are always bringing home dishes:)

Enjoy your spring dishes!

Leann

Stacey said...

You know, a few other bloggers have those dishes too and it makes me so jealous! They are adorable! Love the polka dots and the precious S&P shakers.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Oh, I love all your pretty Spring dishes! The new salad bowl set is fabulous vintage! How will you ever part with it?? I have issues with that but I list them anyways! Still have my snowmen out in my hallway....gotta get busy for Spring decorating!

Rose L said...

I am starting to see little signs of spring. My bulbs in the garden are sprouting. You sure are a dedicate soul to change decor with seasons, holidays and such! Lovely!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I haven't started dishing out my spring items, but the thought crossed my mind on Wednesday when the sun was back (finally)! I love your dishes and especially those pastel glass bowls.

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Jann,
Spring has sprung in your kitchen! I have some of those flowered dishes in two designs. Love them. Love the retro look and all the colors together and Yes to polka-dot-love!
:) Ruthie

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

Oh my how beautiful. Thank you for the touch of lovely springtime!! Hugs, Beverly

PS LOVE THE SALAD SET

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

Let me know when you post the salad set on Etsy! hugs

Junkchiccottage said...

Jann,
Everything is so pretty. I love the little bird salt and pepper shakers. Too sweet.
Kris

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

The salt and pepper shakers are so adorable. They are the cutest I've ever seen. Yes I agree with you, pastel coloured wares( vintage look) are now back. And they are perfect for spring entertaining. I might start looking around for more.

Wishing you a good weekend.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

You have such a beautiful collection of dishes...love them all...So partial to that beautiful tiered stand!..
Have a great weekend!

jennspeacornpopnuts.com said...

Ooooh! Nice pinks, polka dots and stripes and I love the red w/the pastels. Wow! I enjoyed my visit
Happy Pink Saturday!

cynthia lee designs said...

Looks like Spring is coming to your home. Love the tier plate and those sweet little bird salt and pepper shakers...so cute!!
hugs,
Cindy

Linda said...

Beautiful series of photos. Greetings from Montreal, Canada.

Sarah said...

I'm ready for spring too. Bringing out my MacKenzie Childs plates for a pastel table. '-)
Love the polka dots, stripes, and flowers. Perfectly spring!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

very pretty. I have simplified so much these last 5 years or so that I have one set of dishes and other than being white or blue they don't even match.

Leovi said...

Excellent pastel bowls, beautiful photos!

Ky said...

Love having the fresh tulips and daffodils around the house, i think i have caught your spring fever

Ky said...

Love having the fresh tulips and daffodils around the house, i think i have caught your spring fever

Karli Rodriguez said...

Hey Jann! Cute post! I love your comment about loving polka dots and stripes….they are one of my weaknesses for sure! They make everything better. Thanks for stopping by my hair tutorial. Sorry about the mix up, but we did link back to your party (didn't know if you saw my comment back to you!).

-Karli
www.somethingsplendidblog.com

Linda Jung said...

Hey Jan, your pastel bowls? I have the Pitcher and glasses my Mom gave me. That would be make the perfect set.

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Jann, I love all of your spring dishes! They are so pretty & I just can't wait for spring to come. It's so cold here and we expected to get 6 to 8 inches of snow Sunday night. I hope you are having a nice weekend.
Julie

Nancy said...

I'm catching up on older posts, Jann. Very pretty spring dishes, you have. I love what you did in photo #9. Oh, that little bird is so sweet. I want one. Wait, you just gave me an idea. I have a dark gray bird a friend gave me that I could paint white. Hmmm. . .another project to add to my to-do list. Thanks, Jann. xx ~ Nancy