Sunday, May 30, 2010


It was time to change up the shelves in the dining room; so I removed my Friendly Village dishes, and replaced them with some previously hidden-away brown transferware and antique apothecary jars.

From Memorial Day until July 4th, I like getting out some of our patriotic ephemera that we have accumulated over the years.

Here we have Betsy and her flag under glass!

Old postcards.

In this apothecary jar are three generations of draft registration cards from World War I, World War II, and the Viet Nam War.

I'm partying with Mary at Little Red House
for Mosaic Monday


Marty at A Stroll Thru Life
for Tabletop Tuesday.

Be sure to stop by their blogs to check out the list of participants this week.


Shelia said...

Hi Sally! First of all, I love your new header - your beautiful poppy! This is just the prettiest and daintiest of flowers.
Love love your shelf and how you've dressed her! Love your transferware dishes and you always have the most wonderful keepsakes to share!
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Sally! You know I love your pretty! And your special items add real meaning to this Memorial Day weekend! I hope you are having a happy one!...hugs...Debbie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your shelf is stunning. I love your dishes, they are so pretty. You do have the most wonderful treasures and they all have such special meaning. Love it. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Lana G! said...

Great mosaics! Happy Memorial Day!

Carol at Serendipity said...

What a nice idea to change for this time frame. I like to change things around, too. Love your dishes.


Kammy said...

Looks Marvoulous , Darling !

SmilingSally said...

Yes, those brown transferware dishes NEED to be displayed; they are stunning. Remember when I asked you what was transferware? LOL

PAT said...

I love the brown transferware. Your changes are beautiful, Sally!

32˙North said...

Hi Sally,

Your Dakota glass apothecary jar is super! I have a similar one that I keep my shell collection in - keeps them visible but dust-free. Your brown transferware is great, too - I love all the different designs.


Nancy's Notes said...

Sally, I love your plates, I am a plate addict and love all kinds! Yours are beautiful. I am so happy I found my way to your blog!


Debra@Common Ground said...

Brown Transferware is an alltime favorite of mine. Love how you've added in the patriotic theme!

Manuela@TPOH said...

Sally that looks so pretty! I love the old postcards!


laurie @ bargain hunting said...

OOOPS! Forgot to tell you that your header is beautiful. laurie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sally, what a great idea to combine those draft cards in a glass container. Your brown transferware looks so pretty on the shelf. laurie

xinex said...

Very nice, Sally! My favorite? The draft registration cards...Christine

Susie Q said...

I so love transferware and your collection makes me drool Sally! I love seeing your pictures and seeing all of your treasures!!
I have a small collection of old postcards too. I always look for ones that are signed, with notes. It makes it more fun for me! They are such a treat to decortae with aren't they?

Ooh! That recipe in the precious post!!! Mmmmmm....


Mary said...

Wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing. :)