Friday, April 22, 2016

Vintage Glimpses of Spring

Last week Spring tried to peek into Chicagoland and then out again today. Frost is expected tonight, and I had moved all my houseplants to the porch and outside. Sigh!

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I have a sore hand, so very little comments here. But, I had purged, cleaned, and emptied the house---last week and simplified to 'Welcome Spring'.

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Nesting birds- a theme here. German paste salt pepper birds on nest, unmarked.

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Danish stitching and cutwork on finest linen circa 1930-40s. For the painters out there, I think this is done the same way you paint a rose.


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Pensive bird...this Royal Copenhagen bird  is missing it's 'tail up'---partner (a victim of boys' sock war!)

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Royal Copenhagen porcelain plate,  porcelain unmarked duck.


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Brass grater--early 1800's from the hallmark on back, Denmark. American tureen 1970's.

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Japan porcelain salt/pepper bird, rosemary, and eggs.



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Danish porcelain, Mama and babies, my favorite.


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It is hard to catch the depth of these built-up floss roses.

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Table in the front window. Harry and Harriet have wandered here before they go outside.

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I want to plant some Baby Tears and small violets in their baskets.


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Circle Ivy topiary will get a blooming plant and be put outside, soon I hope.

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 Don't you love when your husband thinks a ladder on the wall is a decorating statement. LOL

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The rubber tree has doubled in size this winter, amazing what transplanting does for a house plant.


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A few Tulips and one Hydrangea blossom. Love the lime green---so springy



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Another nest and earthenware Copeland bird.



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Bunnies in kitchen on woven cotton with roses and tatted lace---all hand done by my Great-Aunts in Denmark.

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Cut work on the softest cotton cloth and I don't iron.



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Tatted or crochet lace, so many stitches in finest cotton.

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The white cabinet in the kitchen. Pig is back to his old ways...looking for truffles now that all the Easter candy has disappeared. Basil set in crocks waiting to be planted outside.

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Three tea roses in the antique enameled fish poacher, waiting to be planted outside...brrrrrr, not today.


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Last week on the porch---the plants moved outside.


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Real Ivy topiary, here on my DIY topiary post. with faux forsythia added.

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Plea to Mother Nature, Still Waiting, sigh.

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Last week in desperation, I went faux forsythia and tulips in Granny's emaled coffee pot on the porch.

Pictures from today with a frost advisory---as Spring tried to begin.


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 Forsythia, Barberry, tulips and the perrenials.


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Have you ever seen tulips wrapped tighter?


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 Periwinkle groundcover and tulips trying to grow.

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My Pansy flat, waiting to be planted, instead, I'm going outside to put plastic bags on everything.

Sigh...someday it will be SPRING in Chicagoland?


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