Thursday, December 4, 2008

Red, White and Bling



The corner cabinet in our dining room is all decked out in red, white and bling for the holidays.




There are some silver gravy boats from the thrift store (this one is a piece of hotel silver),




and a tiny silver pitcher,




lots of milk glass and red transferware, including this vintage gravy tureen,




and more silver gravy boats (are you sensing a gravy theme here?).




Soon I'll add a small tree between the painted chest and the corner cabinet, and some greenery amid the dishes.  And a more festive holiday centerpiece.  (Click on this picture to enlarge, so you can really see the stuff in the cabinet.)

I'm thinking I need to find some little shades for the chandelier, and a rug would be nice, wouldn't it?

34 comments:

  1. Love your china, Mary...it's beautiful!

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  2. I have a collection of these dishes too. My favorite is a plate of the Smith College Library building, where my mom went to school, so it's sentimental.

    The shades would be nice and lend to the colonial feel of your pretty dining room.

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  3. Mary I love transferware, I have some brown and would love to collect the blue and the red, but, alas, no room! A rug would bring warmth to your room, which is absolutely lovely! Have a great day! xo

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  4. I agree with trying the little shades and rug. Odd how everything looked perfect until you said that. :)
    Deep red fabric ones? with a bit of graceful shape? The rug with...oops! Sorry, for a moment I forgot the room wasn't mine! :)
    Because of you I have brought out my milk glass and added a couple of pieces. I'd forgotten how lovely it is until you reminded me.
    I bought my tree on the first and finished decorating tonight. I hate to tell you..but..I fell back into the "bow" thing. Well, there was this gorgeous ribbon..and..well..I lost my head.
    Oh..and before I forget. I couldn't believe it when I came on, checked your site and found you had changed it a bit since earlier in the evening. :):) Need I say more?
    Mona

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  5. Mary

    Little red shades, of course!

    :0)
    Tara

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  6. Mary, your "eye" for beauty is astounding. Who would have ever thought of silver and red transferware. Soooooo gorgeous!

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  7. It looks lovely just as it is; however, the additional touches would be the frosting on the cake. I love your sense of style, the warmth of the rooms in your home, and the way you share it all with us.

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  8. I'm trying a slightly more, um, *restrained Christmas decorating style this year, and have blue/white and red/white Spode and crystal and mercury glass/silver out. My husband commented last night that soon I will have to start decorating the dining room for Christmas, huh? So apparently I need a little more bling or festivity. Looking forward to your greenery photos. :) (*I think it looks BEAUTIFUL the way it is)

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  9. This is beautiful, Mary. I wouldn't expect anything less from you! I have many of your same dishes! Oh, I adore the Red Willow gravy boat - I've never seen that before! You truly know how to stage beauty! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  10. shades would be lovely...deep crimson red or perhaps a toile pattern? both would work.

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  11. Mary, I just love everything at the Little Red House. You make us want to step into your pictures.

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  12. Beautiful...I love that tiny pitcher. It looks like it was a julep cup in a former life;)

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  13. I'm drooling...thanks for sharing!!...lacy

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  14. The silver with the transferware is lovely. Guess I need to get out my silver stuff - it has been under the bed for at least 20 years - isn't that awful? We got so much - candlesticks, at least 10 trays, etc. when we got married 50 years ago. It does look lovely in your house. Sally

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  15. What a lovely dining room. Even toast would be a feast if eaten at your table. I agree with Beverly that your home is so inviting that we feel we could step right in.

    Connie

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  16. WHERE is the dust? not one bit can i find. really,mary, you have the bar pretty darn high. on top of the glorious antiques, wood, character and charm of your room this is almost toooooo much. i bet you just have to pinch yourself at times living in such a wonderful place!jkj

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  17. Mary, your home is so pretty and sophisticated! It is nice to see a home that is decorated with warmer colors.

    LOVE your red transferware!!! I collect restaurant china in reds.

    xo
    Becky

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  18. Looks so nice! Can't wait to see your Christmas decor!

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  19. I've always loved this room when I see it in pictures. And yes, a rug would be nice.

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  20. Mary! It's gorgeous!

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  21. Your dishes collection is beautiful, indeed. I am wondering how you manage cope with the dust. Every detail in your beautiful home is always perfectly clean. Your dining room is absolutely lovely. Your home always look so cozy and inviting.

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  22. Hi Mary :)

    I've always loved your dining room. Actually I love your whole little red house!

    Everything looks beautiful including the new curtains :)

    hugs,
    rue

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  23. Hi Mary...I especially liked the hotel silver boat...very nice.

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  24. The transferware is perfect for the holidays an looks especially beautiful in your dining room. Can't wait so see the room with "boughs of holly."

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  25. You have a eye for beauty, I adore all your photos and love reading your blog. One day I want to be just like you.

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  26. Such an elegant yet cozy cottage...am so lovin' the red and white transferware!

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  27. I have to agree that perhaps toile lampshades in red would be lovely-and I love the bare wooden floors, but a nice wool (perhaps hooked) rug would be wonderful underfoot in the cold winter months! Such a charming room! I love it! Vicki

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  28. I have always, always loved your red dining room....

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  29. Love that R&W transfer, being a collector myself. It's all over my house. As for gravy, I always loved Erma Bombeck's belief that it was a beverage.

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  30. Your home is lovely. I love dishes and you certainly have a fine collection... It's just beautiful.. I'll be looking forward to your christmas decor..
    hugs ~lynne~

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  31. Nothing more I can say that hasn't been said. Photos of transferware reel me in like the big fish I am. Swoon.

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  32. I like the chandy "bare nekid"! As far as a rug, if you choose one I'm sure it will be lovely, but I think the bare floors just "go" with the rest of your home....in other words, beautiful!

    Judy

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  33. Love your red and white dishes. That is what we have an it doesn't have to match! When I saw your photos, I said, "We have that pattern, and that pattern, and that..." I am also the one who loves your blog header pic that I had to have a copy. Thanks!

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