Thursday, August 2, 2012

Leesport rewards me again.....

Last week we managed to get to our favorite flea market in Leesport and while I was supposed to looking for things for my antique shop I OF COURSE was looking for things for my quilting hobby.  This week I found some fabric and a few pattern and idea books.  And this one called Pockets of Hearts really hit my heart!
 Over this past weekend I actually made a couple of projects from the book.
 On the cover you can see the mini quilt I ended up making. 
 Actually, I still have to quilt it but the applique is done.
In addition I made some wood felt pockets and filled them with  flowers.  The dried rose in the pocket on the right is from a bouquet I received from my husband.  I need to hang them up somewhere to enjoy them more.

If you are interested in the book I imagine it may no longer be in print but you might be able to find it on etsy or eBay.  It is published by Vanilla House. 

Monday, July 30, 2012

Where has July gone???

Another Tea Cup Tuesday has arrived.  I have been enjoying all the flowers in my yard so decided to feature another flower from my garden this week.  My Black Eyed Susans  (Rudbeckia for the purists out there) are very abundant this year.

When I was in the shop this week I noticed some dishes that were the color of the flowers and decided to feature them this week.  Normally I show porcelain or bone china cups and saucers but this time I decided to show some old fashioned dinnerware.  You have heard of fiesta but are you aware that Homer Laughlin also produced another set of dishes in the same colors but it is called Riviera.  A different look  that I happen to like.  And because it is a fairly common color I found another set of dishes by Homer Laughlin in the same color way but a different style entirely.  It is called Rhythm.

The creamer and bowl and platter are Rhythm.  The cup and saucer and small plate are Riviera.

The plate styles are very different since they aren't round.  The pattern comes in a number of colors as fiesta did so you can mix or match.  We like this style so much that we have our own set although ours is only green. Maybe I will show you all some time.

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