February 24, 2009

Cremeware and Tureens

Since my kitchen and bedroom makeovers are more or less complete (no room is ever finished!) I've been pondering on what color to paint my dining room and foyer. Since those are the first two areas of my home you see upon entering, I wanted them to flow together plus tie into my kitchen and den. The kitchen wall color is Latte but I really didn't want to use that in the dining room and foyer. Then when I saw my wonderful friend Rhoda's post on her "classic dining room" this week, I knew which direction I would go. I just happen to have the hardwood floors, sisal rug, and mahogany table and sideboard, plus a few pieces of cremeware. I just need to paint and add molding under my chair rail. Since I'm not as handy as Rhoda, I don't know whether or not I could do the molding myself, so we are having a handyman friend install it.

I have been collecting cremeware for sometime now but I don't have as many pieces as I'd like to have. I wanted a real "statement piece" to go on my dining room table and I lucked up Monday in one of my favorite flea markets and found a wonderful soup tureen. It's huge! While it's not the "real deal" I fell in love with it and since it had been marked down quite a bit, I went ahead and got it. While out shopping, I found two 36" mahagony shelves at Ross for $10.99 each! I will use those on a big wall to display some of my cremeware. Well, now, since I have those shelves, I gotta have some "stuff" to put on them, right? Today I went around to some of those great places like Marshalls, T.J. Maxx and Ross (again) and loaded up. I don't have pictures of those yet cause I put them in my closet for later (I know some of ya'll do this too)!


All of the photos below are of the plates and other items I have just stacked on my sideboard for now....not necessarily "decorated" but just put out so I could see what I have.


I got these pretty little oval dishes at Old Time Pottery for a song...I love the edges. They are just placed on one of my cake plates





When I took the crystal candle holders and candles off the dining room table, I put the candles in this urn for the time being but I kinda like the way they look there





The plates on the bottom match one of my cake plates





Here's a view of the sideboard and cremeware


Here's my big "statement piece" on the table! I just love it


I would love to start painting the dining room by this weekend but it all depends on the "molding guy". Keep your fingers crossed he can get to my project soon.



I promise to post some pictures of our cruise to Mexico soon. We were so tired when we got home Saturday that we just crashed. Then Sunday I spent with my mom and then the grandkids and their parents came by for a little while. Pictures soon..............

17 comments:

CIELO said...

Love all your creamware vignettes... I share your love for creamware... I'm passionate about them... come see! ;)

cielo

Stacey said...

It will not be hard for you to emulate Rhoda's look at all! You've got the basics.

coco said...

Looks like you are headed in the right direction! Love the tureen and I am liking the candles in the urn too!

Shelia said...

I Judy! I love your creamware and how you've just casually set it all out! I think it looks great! Now that new tureen is wonderful! I love the little hat look of the lid! I'm having a giveaway for my 200th post! Come by and enter!
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Melissa Lester said...

I know you had a great trip! What a great way to recover: looking for bargains at TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Ross! I love all your pretty finds!

Shelia said...

Your little name is entered!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

marty39 said...

Love all your creamware and your accessories. I'm sure your room will be stunning. I agree Rhoda's turned out gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Diane said...

OMG, I'm so in love with your lamps & new tureen! They're gorgeous! ♥ Diane

Law Wife said...

The cremeware is beautiful! I also love the buffet lamps.

linda said...

I love your "statement piece!" I've been looking for just the right tureen and haven't found it yet. I'll just keep looking until the right one pops up!

I saw Rhonda's dining room make-over too and fell in love. It looks so warm and inviting doesn't it!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Aw, thank you dear friend! You started with the lighter colors before I did, so pat yourself on the back. I think you will love the changes in your DR with molding & a lighter paint color. You've got such GREAT basic pieces in there, including that gorgeous mirror & lamps. Love all your creamware pieces & that tureen, WOW! Love it. Can't wait to see you get this going too. Glad mine is over!

A Bushel and Peck said...

I love those bowls...great shape especially contrasted with the limes!

Felicia said...

They're all beautiful :)

PAT said...

Looking forward to the makeover, Judy!! I know it will be gorgeous!

Inspired Kara said...

It may not be "decorated" but I think everything all stacked up looks WONDERFUL!

Amber B. said...

Love all of your white dishes. And the slipcovers on your chairs! Isn't Old Time Pottery great? (and affordable!!)

Miss Janice said...

I love the style of your vignette and I love your cremeware!

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