Monday, November 15, 2010

out with the new, in with the old...




I totally want to fill my cabinets with vintage white and cream-colored dishes...

photos from arcobaleno 

43 comments:

Coco Coterie said...

Beautiful ~ xox Alexandra

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

You and me both! Anthropologie had some lovely white bowls in that I kept meaning to get until they went out of stock. Should have been quicker!

Hope you are well, Donna. xo

Robyn said...

I have a serious addiction to old white bowls so I'm completely swooning over these photos! GREAT inspiration~! ;=) Stop by Little Blue Deer to enter my Scentsy give away, the drawing is tomorrow. http://www.littlebluedeer.com/2010/11/honeyed-hues-scentsy-giveaway.html

Debby said...

That dining room area is just beautiful in every way! I don't know how I didn't already know of your blog... it's lovely. I am now your newest follower! xo

a Broad said...

A few years ago, I gave away my big heavy french cafe dishes ( white with a blue trim) and bought all white china. I use it every day, and then I started adding other pieces for interest, but always in white. It has not gotten boring yet !
I do love that first photo !

d. reyné said...

Me TOO! me TOO!
I love this look!
My favorite dishes right now come from Ballards...primvere in cream!
I own them and the serving pieces but think I need more!
This Chandy is gorgeous!
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs,
Donna

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

I am a sucker for organization. Really I am.

Mr. Goodwill Hunting

Lyndsy @ L Kae Interiors said...

What a fantastic set of vintage bowls! It is pretty close to perfect and would love that in my collection as well. I recently picked up a set of vintage stacking glasses at a local antique shop that I am still swooning about. Great back splash as well! Thanks for sharing, enjoy your day!

The Frosted Gardner said...

Donna - that is what I always say - in with the old! These pictures are stunning and inspirational! oh those chairs... love.

Splendid Sass said...

Wow! That is one beautiful room! That chandelier isn't shabby either.
Have a great day.
Teresa

eddieross said...

We love, love, love your post today!! Out with the new, in with the old is right!

xo
E+J

Splendid Willow said...

Perhaps we can go hunting together!? Let's go Donna -- on a treasure hunt! We would have a blast!

Love to you,

Mon

Acquired Objects said...

Go check out Fishs Eddy for white ware they have a 20% sale going on right now and their dishes are so durable. Love that second photo something about it just captivates me.

Beadboard UpCountry said...

It all looks great..... Glass cabinets are a blessing and a curse.......Good luck with yours... Maryanne xo

Tia Zoldan said...

love love love!!!
xo

pretty pink tulips said...

That's a combination that always works!

Charlotta Ward said...

Yes! A full and lound YES on the vintage white and cream coloured dishes.. and just generally throwing out the new and welcoming the old!

Have been thinking of you lots this week. Sending big hugs and love.

xx Charlotta

doug @ tracery interiors said...

LOVE

Amy R. said...

I have a thing for white too. I love opening my white cabinets and seeing my white dishes neatly stacked.

Amy R.

chateaudelille said...

I think I want to do that too becos it goes so well with everything!Fiona

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Sigh, calming.

mydesignchic said...

Perfection...

Bringing Pretty Back said...

LOVE the out with the new in with the old! Great post !
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

red ticking said...

i have a serious serious addiction to bols... and this photo is truly one of my very favorites... one day... i will show my hand... and then run and hide! xx

24 Corners said...

I can't get over how much I'm loving these...going to have to seriously stare for a while.

Thank you!
xo J~

ticklishfromadistance said...

I have been collecting for years. Sort of obsessed.

I Dream Of said...

Donna, I love this - I bought a bunch of bowls just like that at the Puces de Vanves last fall -- these images capture everything I love about white in the kitchen and I'm putting them in my "favorites" file. Thanks for sharing!

kayce hughes said...

Me too!

Gretchen O. said...

I am a big fan of white china, etc. It just makes the food look better!

Naomi Stein said...

i constantly flip flop between wanting the simple white vintage dishes, to wanting colorful pattern exotic dishes. I suppose the only solution is to have a set of each...

;)

Mona Thompson said...

OOOH, I love that dining room. The old silver dome just makes the vignette perfect. I have a set of 4 chairs that look just like those in my new online shop. Have you had a chance to stop by and take a peek?

Mrs. French said...

how beautiful. My grandmother left me her cream dish set. I adore it and it blends in nicely with my current white sets.

annie said...

I love all white and open shelving...I love to see it and it's so much easier to use and put away. Beautiful photos. And I LOVE your gray & gold post...i keep going back to it!

SHERRY HART said...

Get in line :)....is there enough to go around for all of us?

Julie Holloway said...

I'll take those chairs (with my favorite caning!) and table in the first pic, please! Have a great week, Donna.

Tammy at The Drill Hall Emporium said...

Yes, you actually don't need to buy anything new...old white and off-white bowls and plates look great stacked up. I like the combination with the tarnished silver in the first image...

Karena said...

Donna I really really want the white pottery, the 1st image is also to die for!!

Come enter my giveaway from Empress of the Eye!
xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Le garçon avec les lunettes said...

Love those pictures... they are so gorgeous!!!

Sherri Cassara said...

Me toooo! I LOVE white /cream dishes, bowls, platters ... and I really love them all stacked and grouped together ... can't ever have too many, right? Great photos.

quintessence said...

Totally in love with both of these images!! The marble or limestone floor and full height cabinets in the first with the juxtaposition of the fabulous chandelier - just to die for.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Me toooo...now, if I could just manage to find a thrift shop or two down here, I'd be in bid-ness!

Tessa said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!!

Kara said...

I am just loving that vintage silver platter cover in the center of the table. Not only does it save time polishing silver, but it lends such a sophisticated yet casual air to the entire setting.