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A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Thursday 23 June 2011

Summer Block Party~ Rose Chintz and Lilacs

Hello bloggy buddies ~ I hope you all enjoyed your first week of Summer.

Today I am sharing some old-fashioned lilacs arranged in my vintage Rose Chintz pitcher. As most of you know by now, the pattern Rose Chintz was produced by Johnson Bros. of England. It is a lovely summery pattern of pink and purple-blue florals sprinkled on a creamy white background. 

Most of this romantic looking china was passed down to me by my beloved Auntie P. who had received her first pieces as a wedding gift. This china has been a favourite of mine ever since I was a little girl. My aunt always served her meals on these dishes and so they conjure up wonderful memories of my childhood and visits to her home. 

Some vintage teacups look charming stacked beside the lilacs.


A string of pearls from Scotland and a vintage silver spoon accompany the teacup with a sprig of lilacs. Lilacs don't bloom very long but I will enjoy them displayed in my vintage china for as long as I can. 

Thank you for visiting today. I am joining these lovely parties ~

Sherry for her Home Sweet Home party -

Debra for her Blogger Block Party / Vintage Inspiration Friday -

Courtney for her Shabby Cottage Summer -    
Sharing from my heart~ Sandi