Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring Transformations

Beautiful blooms are enhancing the surfaces in my living and dining rooms while we wait for Spring flowers to arrive outside here in New England. Before we get started with this Spring tour, you can see how these rooms looked at Christmas by visiting this Transformations post from December.

Ready to see the new looks?

I really like the purple blue color against the yellow, and the fragrance is amazing!

Colorware and floral decals are in the built-in shelves.

The matte green pieces on this shelf are a Homer Laughlin line called Wells Art Glaze. The ivory pieces on the next shelf are Century. The demitasse cups and saucers have a lily decal and hand painted accent stripes.

These dishes are the Homer's Oven Serve line. You've been seeing a lot of this early oven-to-table line on the tabletop lately thanks to my dish friend Rebecca, who sent me the hard-to-find yellow salad plates and teacups. Thanks so much, R!

Want a closer look at some of the deco details on the dishes? These Alley Agate Conchita children's dishes remind me of Harlequin.

Let's step through the archway to the dining room.

There's also a riot of Spring on the Hoosier.

The topiary is a souvenir from the Boston Flower Show, situated far away from hungry kitties. The Bakelite napkin rings will be making an appearance on my Easter table in April.

Let's conclude our tour with one last look at the flowers and the ivy, after all it's all about the blooms at this time of year!

I'm sharing this mini home tour for Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Through Life.


  1. Very pretty Daphne, looks like you're ready for spring! Cute napkin rings:@)

  2. Love this - thanks for sharing...

  3. The details on some of the pieces is what draws me to them every time I see them. Love those napkin rings also!

  4. Very pretty! I love the polk-a-dot dishes. How charming. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  5. Oh, what a lovely collection you have! Very pretty and the built in cabinet is awesome.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. Fun to get a peek at your pieces as they are displayed on the shelves. You have a fun collection. ~ Sarah

  7. Your home is so cheery! I love the picture over the mantle. I'm your newest follower and so happy to have found your blog.

  8. Daphne, I love your spring redo. Particularly the Hoosier! Also like the wire plant rack in the built-in cabinet.