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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

April 4, 2013

Shabby Chic Style TABLESCAPE FOR SPRING-HANDPAINTED PINK ROSES

Hello everyone! 
I rarely pull out my china....
it is our family's china....
handpainted by my husband's grandmother.
She had a gift for painting china....
and painting roses.
Each of her grandchildren received a set of china when they married or were grown.
I picked pink roses 33 years ago...
every anniversary she would hand paint us a platter, or serving dish...
so my collection is quite extensive....
I'm very grateful.
She told me how to line the roses up when setting the table....
I've always loved roses,
and I've loved them everywhere.
I know it is outdated to have wallpaper...
but I love mine in the dining room. With old fashioned roses climbing up the wall.
I never tire of it.


and one more thing
this is our newest addition.
Our farm is having babies in every pen...
calves, lambs, chicks, baby pigs....
you name it.
But this is our cutest.
Meet...."OREO"


JOINING IN WITH THESE AMAZING PARTIES!
Susan @

GLAD YOU STOPPED BY!
BLESSINGS,
DEBBIE

24 comments:

Christine said...

Debbie,

That is hands down the most precious china, ever! and I can definitely see why you don't bring it out to use frequently. I'd guard it with my life! Your tablescape is wonderful!

XO,
Christine

Melanie said...

Your dishes are lovely!! You are so fortunate to have them!! What an awesome treasure!

Oreo is way too cute for words!! Love those springtime babies! Life is good on a farm!!! Visiting from Stone Gable Cottage.

Unknown said...

Beautiful table, very peaceful and feminine. Gorgeous!

Blondie's Journal said...

Hi Debbie! Your china is beautiful! I'm sure you think of your husband's grandmother every time you use it. And you made such a pretty tablescape. I hope you had a wonderful Easter and congrats on all the new babies!

XO,
Jane

Linda said...

Hello Debbie,
It's so nice to 'meet' you. I am popping over from Sherry's party at No Minimalist Here. I adore your roses. I, too, am a rose fanatic and totally 'understand'...lol I think you have the most fantastic collection of handpainted china that I have ever seen and for it to have been done especially for you by a family member, well, it is just awesome. That's all.
Oreo is a doll of a cow! haha
EnJOY your day,
Hugs,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas
P.S. Pop by and see my Easter posts and you'll know what I mean re our love of roses! :-))))

Redecórate con Lola Godoy said...

Wow, your blog is amazing and you are very creative. Kisses.

http://redecoratelg.blogspot.com.es/

Unknown said...

Debbie,

This is such beautiful china and such a treasure. I love roses too, especially pink ones. I think your wall paper looks wonderful in your dining room. Lovely, lovely table!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how talented you grandmother was --- the china is stunning! I love pink roses too and your wallpaper! What a cutie oreo is!

Unknown said...

His grandmother was gifted, indeed! That is a beautiful set of china!

Tess said...

Absolutely gorgeous china and such a wonderful family heirloom! A treasure on all accounts! Your barnyard nursery is great and Oreo is adorable! I love this post.

Anonymous said...

Your china is soo lovely and meaningful. Your table is beautiful, too. How fun to have all the babies skipping around your farm! Blessings to you and yours.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What a amazing set of china! Your husband's grandmother was very talented and thoughtful...such a keepsake! Your tablescape is so lovely! Thanks so much for stopping by my Bachman's post, Debbie!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Oh my gosh Debbie, your husbands granmother was so talented. These dishes are gorgeous! What a beautiful heirloom. I love roses too! Oh, by the way; at the recent home shows wall paper is back. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
hugs,
Jann

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Debbie, I left you a comment the other day, but I'm not seeing it. Just popping back to say that I am featuring you at Share Your Cup.
hugs,
Jann

Kathy said...

What a delightful talent - she did an amazing job - your spring tablescape is just gorgeous - I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Truly beautiful! I love those photos! The china are just so pretty!

Pei Li

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Absolutely beautiful and your little Oreo is darling! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

Debra@CommonGround said...

such a gorgeous Spring tablescape, but Oreo takes the cake!!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Debbie, this china is so gorgeous and lovely. What an amazing gift. You have created such a beautiful and shabby table. I love everything about.

Hope you can stop over for a visit.

rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

theromanticrose said...

Bellissimo tutto!Dolce tavola e soggiorno!Ciao,Rosetta,ti seguo!

suzyq said...

Debbie, This is just the most beautiful china!! I cannnot believe it is all hand painted. I would never have the patience. It is just wonderful and your table is stunning.
Suzyq

Norma Bennett said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Debbie. How wonderful your handpainted china is, beautiful just in itself but doubly precious because of the family connection. I wish I could get a set in miniature! ;)

Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

Hi Debbie,
thank you for stopping by Mammabellarte. You have a lovely blog...and we share few things in common. Congratulation to your daughter and the family! What an accomplishments. I love your Oreo! I did ask for a cow few months ago but the hubby is not convinced yet. I am still happy with 26 chickens..... Love your choices of colors in the banner that you made too! Well I am glad you stopped by so I could come over to your blog. Ciao Rita

Unknown said...

amazing amazing , good style , thanks for sharing

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