Wednesday 28 March 2012

Tea in the Garden

I hope you have all been enjoying the sunshine this week. I always feel like I have to get out as much as possible before it goes away again!
Today I spent the morning taking some photos of my tea cup and saucer collection out in the garden. Some of these I just have the cup and saucer and others I have the whole set. I like to mix and match and buy different bits and pieces, old and new.

This set used to be my mums, it always reminds me of when I was a kid as we had all the plates and bowls.

This is my favourite, I have 6 cups and saucers, a sugar bowl, milk jug and little cake plates, the colours are so bright in this very pretty vintage pattern, I bought these from a charity shop a few years ago.
This is my espresso cup, I bought 2 of these in Rome when me and my husband took a trip there.
I use my Le Creuset mugs and teapot for everyday, I have a few matching things in this colour.
I'm always on the look out for more pretty cups and saucers to add to my collection.

Enjoy the sunshine!

Please share below any similar collections you have, I would love to see them.

Also, check out my Tea and Cake Pinterest board.

Love Lemon x

Wednesday 7 March 2012

Vintage Pyrex


Sorry to have been so quiet on the blog and twitter. I have been keeping my head down, working hard and getting through some horrible cold months! I feel a lot more on top of things now and feeling a bit desperate to get onto some of the many creative projects I have on the board! It really has been too long.

Firstly I wanted to start with a post about vintage pyrex, I recently picked up these jars which I love inspiring a search into lots of different designs and collections out there on the net, I have always been a fan but never managed to get hold of any myself so I was over the moon when I saw these jars in a local charity shop:

I found this very similar Sugar jar in an Etsy shop:
I also spotted these on Etsy:
There are some great collections out there, especially as these amazing colourful pieces are hard to come by, this collection is great. I love the lemon juice jug!
I hope to have some brightly coloured and quirky patterned dishes myself one day. 
Please share your finds and links if you have a similar interest!

It would be great to hear from you.

Love Lemon x