Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas Table with Red Transferware

I haven’t blogged in forever. I know this as many of my friends have mentioned upon it frequently. So this table is set for my friends near & far, those I see regularly or not so much and those I have “met” through blogging.
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I have collected red/pink transferware for years. My first purchase was a Johnson Brothers “Old British Castles soup tureen. I just looked at Replacements, Ltd and realized again how lucky I was to find it all those years ago. This year I found these “Twas the night before Christmas” plates at Home Goods. They are actually stoneware, but the color is perfect.
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Even the underside of the plate has decoration.
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So the table was set. The antique red stemware and red charger pulled out the red from the plates. A demitasse saucer under then wine glass allows the red base to show.
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Although I didn’t know it, something was missing.
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I was searching thru every TJRossHomeGoods (yes, it is one word) to help my friend Nancy complete her Christmas dinner plates, when I spied these appetizer plates. “Poinsettia Toile” by 222 Fifth.
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Now the place setting was complete.
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Sandwiched between the two red toile plates are clear “Sleigh Ride” salad plates.
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Won’t you join me now that the table is is set?
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After dinner there’s demitasse cups for coffee, tea or homemade cranberry cordial.
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Thank you for joining me at my table. May your holiday season be filled with many blessings,
Dawna
Linking to:
Boogie Board Cottage
Linky Party #207
Cuisine Kathleen,
Let's Dish
Between Naps on the Porch,
Tablescape Thursday

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Still More from Road to California


Last week I posted some of my pictures from this years Road to California Quilt show in Ontario. Here are a few (actually more than a few) more. You can enjoy the previous quilts here and here.

I’ve realized that although I am a traditional quilter, I take a lot of pictures of non-traditional quilts. I’m not sure if that is because I might want to make some, or the fact that here are so few traditional quilts being shown at shows.

I do know that there are incredible artists producing stunning works and that we are blessed by the beauty they add to our lives.

Somehow I missed who produced this quilt. If anyone has the name I will add it to the post.

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This one brings tears to my eyes.

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River of Quilts was a special exhibit of Quilted Images of the Sacramento River by the Redding Quilters’ Sew-ciety. Here are three of the images:

Harlan D. Miller Memorial Bridge by Patti Aberg

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Sundial Bridge by Gladys Smith

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Shasta Dam by Carla Ferrier

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Hope by Sandy Curran



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This is the first of a new series. I will definitely be watching in the future for others.

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The next two, both by David Taylor have incredible realism.

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Alsea Highlands Falcon by Karen L. Donobedian

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And last but not least three paper pieced versions of Judy Neimeyer patterns. They almost make me want to paper piece.

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I wonder what these artist are working on now.

Stitch at you Soon,

Dawna

Partying With:
The Tablescaper - Seasonal Sundays
Sew Many Ways - Sew Darn Crafty