The plates are actually reproductions of Johnson Bros. dishes that were made in China. It was a last minute type of purchase, so happy I found them, even though I would have preferred finding something vintage at the thrift store. I found them at Ross's for a really good price and added them to my lavender.
The detail is so pretty in these dishes and I found a nice mug to add to my kitchen counter. I also added my little bird since it has some dark blue on it's throat, hard to tell from this pic though.
The sun was shining so brightly that I muted the colors a bit for this photo. It only takes a few dishes and a dishrack to create some farmhouse simplicity.
I wanted to share a photo of my living room, but my camera only takes decent closeups, so this pic is rather grainy. Our living area is rather small, so I like to use minimal decor or it looks too cluttered in person. Also our fireplace doesn't appeal to hubby or I, so we are debating what to do about it. I really dislike the slate and artificial logs, so we will almost have to start from scratch if we decide to redo it.
The table is decorated with a rather unusual mix of things that I already had on hand. I initially wanted an Asian look to it with the tall blossoms and the blue bird, but I didn't have any other Asian decor, so I added some shells for a beachy look.
I also added some turquoise glass beads to the shells and placed them on the silver tray, which has a shell motif as well. The floral bouquet was a clearance item at Joann's.
After I added my turquoise glass float I ended up with a rather eclectic mix of Asian, beachy and floral decor.
My mantel is made up of some of the same eclectic things I already had and have shared before. I plan on adding some shutters for a backdrop as soon as I find some that will work.
I'll be creating some larger book cover boxes, since they are so easy to make and I still enjoy displaying them.
My dark purple lavender is holding up well and it helps add a bit of a romantic look to the mantel.
I made a simple little change to my spool rack as well. I love green this time of year, so I added some green and striped tea towels to help create a summer look along with my favorite garden cottage picture. Thanks for visiting!