Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Victorian Roses


Over the weekend I was lucky to be able to buy part of a lovely lady's lifetime collection of transfer printed Victorian rosey china...

...which is very much a passion of mine. I love the romantic images decorating each piece and the style of a by-gone era that they bring to a home.

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There are several pretty little posy vases...

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As well as some dressing table sets and trays.

Isn't this a dainty set full of femininity and innocence?

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Ditsy daisies and perfect pink roses.

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Yet more mouthwatering roses!

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A gorgeous chamber pot, perfect for storing soaps in a bathroom, or for a potted houseplant?
And this large wash bowl which has a chip to the rim, so I shall be keeping this myself to add to an old metal washstand that I have.

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Most of the other items that I've shown will be coming with me to the V&H fair on Saturday.
I hope that they will be worth my investment, but then I won't be too disappointed if I have to keep them all! ;-))

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I also have lots of other vintage items that I shall be taking along...There's a large selection of sparkling vintage glass bowls, cake stands and pedestal dishes, as well as a variety of unusual and quirky boudoir accessories.

And on Friday I hope to add LOTS of photographs to my blog, of the handmade goodies that will be coming with me too.
So please check back with me for that, if you can.

In the meantime, I have my Mum coming to stay for a few days, so I'd better get some housework done! ;-))

C1930's dressing table tray.

Have a lovely week,
Niki x

27 comments:

  1. My word Niki, you weren't joking when you told me you'd made some mega purchases! What a collection. There are a couple of items there that I could be tempted by, especially the little green tray and the bowl in the photo above the painting ... just so you know!!

    Don't they all sit well on the Scheurer fabric!

    Sue x

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  2. Sooo beautiful. xxxx

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  3. OH MY GOSH Nikiiii!!!!! you make me envy with green! what a great purchase! sooo many lovely roses! my eyes wobling and I am drooling by just looking at the pictures.. how I wish I am back in UK.. :-( so that I could buy lovely things like yours.. hehehehe..

    have a great day Niki!

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  4. I am sooooooooo envious! Those pieces are all so very beautiful, what an amazing collection.

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  5. What a haul, Niki, well done. I know your stall is going to look beautiful.
    Hen x

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  6. HOla, este espascio es muy bello, todo lo que se muestra en las fotos está precioso. Un saludo desde Santiago de Chile.

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  7. I had that very same pink dressing table set in my bedroom when I was younger, my mum collected rosy Victorian china and our home was full of it. I wonder what happened to it all ...
    Have a good week
    Kimx

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  8. What a collection! And what a great time to acquire it! I think you're going to have a great fair - I look forward to seeing your Friday photos.

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  9. What lovely pieces.
    I wish I could get along to the V&H fair.

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  10. Didn't you find a load of treasure! Wonderful and lovely, all of it. My favorite was the teal-colored bowl toward the end of the post, just gorgeous and the fabric upon which it sat was so beautiful with the bowl! Good luck with your selling!
    XOXO
    Joni

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  11. NIKI! GORGEOUS roses!!! I can't stand it any longer... I am coming to the Fair! lol That collection is AMAZING. I wouldn't want to part with a single piece. Have a lovely time with your Mum! =)

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  12. I love everything! Wish I could go to the Fair! What a gorgeous collection.
    Hugs, Susan

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  13. You have got to be the luckiest girl alive. What beautiful things.

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  14. Oh Niki I wish I could go to the fair..i love all the beautiful things that you have bought...especially the little bowl with poppies...swoon...love and hugs H

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  15. Everything is stunning! Love the small boxes and dishes. Just lovely!

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  16. Gosh, what a great collection. How can you bear to part with some of it? I especially like the dressing table set.

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  17. LOvely, lovely roses. My favourite is the green dressing table tray:)

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  18. Oh my! Love the square tray with the huge roses and OH that green dressing table tray - I could eat it! No really. I could. I bet it would taste like heaven! t.xx (hello mum! Promise to collect my wardrobe soon!)

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  19. Hello

    from germany. I spent hours to look and read your wonderful blog. Your pictures are fascinating to me and I love porcelaine with flowers so much. (I have some with forget-me-not) in my kitchen. In germany you can very rarely find such beautiful vintage China with roses and when - it is very expensive. You must be glad to find such a treasure and I wanted I could come to your stall. But I´m far away. I have added you to my favourite bloglist and hope this is okay for you.

    my best greetings from germany,
    rosenresli

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  20. What a lovely selection of 'rosy' things. I can't wait to see them 'in person'.

    Sue xx

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  21. I love it alllllllllllll........but the green dresser tray with the flowers on the handles is my FAV! What a wonderful assortment. I wish it was allllllllllll mine!

    Blessings,
    Spencer

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  22. wow! such beautiful pieces! I dont think I'd be able to part with any of it. at least not that sweet dresser set!
    I'm sure people will be buying those pieces up as soon as they see them!
    have fun!
    vivian

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  23. They are certainly verty romantic in style Niki! I'm sure they'll fly off your stand (good thing you have two tables!) I keep looking at my growing pile of goodies & wondering if I'm going to have enough space.

    Looking forward to seeing your handmade goodies too. Friday will see me in a mad baking frenzy!

    Jayne

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  24. Hi Niki, just checked in to see if you had any clues as to what you might be bringing to the show... and of course I wasn't disappointed! What a glorious display of roses... oh I can't wait til Saturday!! x

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  25. Very, very beautiful roses!

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  26. Oh Niki
    Your a 'rose' you truly are, thankyou for your very kind words about my small article..I havn't seen it yet, but there is a mag on the way so I am excited, but thankyouxxxxx
    Oh the fair ....your going to have just a fabulous time, I wish I could be there, but my health just won't let me....next time.....I shall be thinking of you all and all the wonderful and lovely blogging friends all getting to see each other, and shop at your divine stand....may your day be full of laughter and a few pennies...
    Lots of hugs
    Lynn xxxxx

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  27. First let me wipe the DROOL off my computer's keyboard! Those china pieces are SIMPLY SCRUMPTIOUS! Wish I could go to the show and SCOOP EM' ALL UP! Love your blog! I've been out of the habit since February and am trying to get back into it...I'll check back often! Warmly, Jen

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Thank you for finding the time to visit me...
Niki xx