Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Indulge me!

We've been busy busy with Easter crafts but today I had a little time to myself to play with china and play I did. Sorting cupboards, rearranging things around the house. Have I mentioned how much I love china?
Today it all started when we went to the farm this morning to buy eggs and saw this Spring greenery.
I thought of this and decided it was time to do this....
Spring Greens! Not sure how those sweeties got in there... but you can bet they didn't last long after the picture was taken! And did you spy this little cutie?
A certain little man wanted him filled with blue water and seems to have taken ownership!
I'm doing a swap across the Atlantic for retro sweeties (more on that another day when I can reveal all without spoiling any surprises!), and because of this, I have been thinking about my favourite childhood sweets. I think the reason I love this Italian china is....
Because it always reminds me of these!
You think?
Of course Iced Gems are not what they used to be. The lack of additives means that they no longer have the lovely bright colours because that would be very bad for us..... but they're still delicious!
Here's another piece of sweetie china - it's hard to tell what's edible and what's not!
Well, the tree is looking so pretty, especially when the afternoon sun comes around to the window and lights it all up.
The bunting is up.
We're all ready for the eggs to arrive! Not long now. Hope you're all having a nice week - is it really only Monday?! t.x

16 comments:

Frances said...

Yes, lots of chocolate is always the way to celebrate the end of Lent!

Thank you for your kind comments. Wishing you a happy Easter, and continued creativity. Cheers!

myminimocs said...

i enjoyed hoping down your bunny trail with you!!! lovely china and wonderful post!

LissyLou said...

Before i saw the picture, i thought of iced gems too!

Menopausal musing said...

Squealing with delight at that lovely Italian stuff with the iced gems...... I was just commenting the other day how pasty looking the (iced gems) are these days since all the additives have been taken care of. Lovely post. x

Ragged Roses said...

Iced gems were always perfect for dolls' tea parties and of course the necklaces were the perfect accessory! You are organised - I can't believe it's Easter at the end of the week ... I think we'll be in search of our Easter tree this afternoon. Have a good week
Kimx

Floss said...

You have such a lovley collection of green there! My mum's been taking me through some of her collections while I've been staying with her and I've really got the sorting and collecting bug at the moment. Have a great Holy Week and Easter!

Sarah said...

What lovely photo's and I love the Italian china.

thriftymrs said...

Love all of those tasty greens. Swoon.

Mr Lee said...

Wonderful!Hope your all doing well.We have created "The Last Supper" recently.welcome to our blog
http://china-cutter.blogspot.com/

Vintage Tea said...

Ooooh I love iced gems and seeing those photos I realised how perfect they will be for my friends bridal shower I'm hosting in the Summer!

Victoria xx

Mr Lee said...

Thanks for the kind message on our blog.Hope your all doing well!We are happy you could come to our blog usually.

Lark said...

Mmmmm, iced gems, I'd quite forgotten about them! Oh, yummy. Your posts are always so inspiring, Teena! My little one has been asking for more of your puppies to make 'a whole family' with the two he has!
Allison x

jannimary said...

I love all your green, especially the little violet vases. I've never seen that design before. You look like you'll have a wonderful Easter.

bex said...

what a fantastic collection of china!! i love the colour green and after seeing your collection have just turned a nice shade of it!!! hehehe, the glass easter decoraions look lovely!
x

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Everything is looking suitably delicious, T! (Only you would have retro Easter bunting to complete the scene!)
N x

Pixiedust said...

Your Easter decs look really pretty. xxx