It’s a White Wednesday, thanks to our lovely hostess, Kathleen, at http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/. Click on the lovely lady to the right to visit Kathleen and others that have posted some beautiful white treasures for you to view while you sit with a lovely cup of tea!
But first, I want to say thank you to the ever so gracious Duchess of Tea at http://roseteacottage.blogspot.com/ for gracing me with the lovely award of Honorary Noble of the Most Excellent Order of the Blog Empire! As a “newbie” to blogging, I must tell you that I am glad I found the Duchess’ blog right away, as we have a kindred love of all things tea! I am most delighted to be awarded this recognition and beautiful tiara! I will wear it proudly! It will be my pleasure to wear it when visiting the Duchess at her beautiful Rose Cottage, where we enjoy a delicious cup of tea while stopping to smell the roses.
Thank you Duchess. You are a most gracious and charming hostess!
My kitchen seems to be the one room in my house that never seems to be quite right. It feels very boring and chilly to me, so I keep looking for ways to warm it up. Right now, it’s just creamy walls and white cabinets, with black countertops and stainless steel appliances. I always liked that look in magazines, but living with it has been a little different. Not that I don’t like it – I do. It might be because the rest of my house is so shabby chic and cottage style, that it seems out of place. I’m thinking of a warmer shade of cream, almost a yellow, or a very pale, warm green – does green come in a warm tone? Or do I accessorize with color? Today, though, when I was at Home Goods, I saw this white canister set, and when I put it on the counter, it seems to bring the cottage look into the kitchen, and bring a warmth as well. Perhaps it’s because of the touch of burnished gold in the name plate on the front. As much as I like it’s classic white color, I haven’t decided yet if I’m keeping it, because I still might want something with more color!
The set includes a teapot – another one for my collection! – a water pitcher, a butter dish, a sugar, a flour and a tea canister. I couldn’t get a good picture of the cutwork on the top of the lid, but it’s just like the bottom, which is pretty clear.
Do you see the swatch of yellow behind the water pitcher? I have several yellow swatches all over the kitchen! I like it, but just not sure…it does warm it up, but will I tire of it? Is it too yellow? Oh, decisions, decisions! How I hate decisions!
My favorite piece of the set - the teapot! This would be my third white teapot – no, fourth! Is that too many? Careful how you answer that – I know where you live.
The butter dish – isn’t it darling?
The water pitcher. Can’t you see pretty utensils peeking through the top?
The flour canister. I wouldn’t put flour in it…but maybe more teabags!
The complete set. They are so pretty together…
or separate. The tea canister and the teapot – again – I just love looking at the teapot!
I’m already thinking of what whites to show you next week, so be sure to stop back in. I might have a yellow kitchen, a different set of canisters, wallpaper…who knows! LOL! But whatever the decor, the tea kettle will always have hot water ready to pour into a beautiful teapot, then gently into your choice of china teacups! The door is always open to guests that want or need to sit awhile, and enjoy the calming effect of a soothing cup of tea.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday, whether it’s all in white or not, it’s a great day of the week. May God bless all of you, and remember to keep “living in the pink”!