Tuesday, April 16, 2013


There are messes everywhere at our house. The shabby chic painting mode continues.   Last night I painted a gold lamp Vintage White and this little cup and saucer wall rack on the wall below was brightened up with Vintage White.  I even painted a gold cup and saucer stand too.  I am the Distress and Wax person and sometimes the first coat of paint person. My husband is a good painter. 

We are in week 4 of painting antiques, picture frames and anything that doesn't move and still on the main level of our house.  The kitchen is grand central painting station and today my husband begins on a buffet we refinished 44 years ago.

Today I am using my table by the window to
enjoy a cup of tea .  There is a light sprinkle of snow on the ground and after I took these pictures it started snowing even more.

My primroses are still blooming.  I love them.  This pink table topper was a recent find with embroidered clover on it.  Like many of you, I adore vintage linens.  The little teapot and cups and saucers were some I shared recently.

My prayers are going out today to the people who have experienced this horrible event in Boston, those who have lost loved ones and those many patients in the hospitals with injuries.


  1. What a beautiful tea tale you've set, Bernideen. Your primroses add a touch of spring to your snowy outdoor scene! I love your pretty clover table covering.
    My heart goes out to those in Boston, too. Why is there so much evil?

  2. Your tea cups and rack look so perfect. The pink linen goes so well with your tea set and against the snow outside. I think we may have seen the last of the snow as it has been a bit of a heat wave here in Lincolnshire UK, we've reached 17 degrees! I too sat in disbelief when I saw the images of the marathon. What is the matter with this world?! Take care. Chel x

  3. Your tea vignette looks so beautiful. I also love the little white table by the window.
    I posted the correct picture but the wrong description. Can you delete it and then I can repost? It is the one that says Ramped up sconces.
    sorry about that.

  4. Bernideen,

    Your tablescape made me gasp - it is SO pretty- I just love how lovely and feminine it is.

    I am really lovin' your shabby chic look, makes such a perfect background for all your lovely china!

    Thank you for hosting.


  5. I love your little white wall rack. That is very unique. Your table by the window is so inviting and all the china so pretty. Lovely post. Prayers are going out for all those people in Boston today. I find it all so disheartening. Deb

  6. Bernideen, I enjoyed your lovely tea. The tablecloth is gorgeous! I took a break from painting an old chair to link up. The incident in Boston is so sad. Why on earth someone would want to do such a thing, I will never understand. Thanks for the party. Happy to be joining in today with my (kind of) tea post.

  7. What a nice table. I wish I wasn't that far away and could share tea time with you!

  8. Beautiful tea vignette Bernideen! I love all your china pieces and the primroses makes this table setting much more perfect, feminine and lovely! Thank you for hosting. Big hugs,

  9. What pretty pinks you are sharing today! I love the plates and the clover embroidered tablecloth. I bet you will be glad to get all the painting finished.

  10. Bernideen, your china and tea cups are so gorgeous. They took my breath away when I opened your blog. Beautiful setting. I hope you will be getting some warm weather very soon.

    Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

  11. Lovely, lovely table setting for tea!

    Snowing? It's spring already!

    Thoughts and prayers with those who have been affected by yesterday's events in Boston.

  12. Hello Bernideen,
    Your table looks so pretty with the teapot, tea cups and plates all together on that table cloth. Truly pretty! I think it is just the right mix of florals. Very English looking!


  13. Bernideen, your table looks so pretty set with your lovely tea things. I love those plates and I have a candy dish in that same pattern; Emelie Chintz? Would love to find a teacup or teapot to match. The little chest sitting there adorned with a teacup is darling; love it! I do think your collection of tea things is splendid. Thank you for hosting.


  14. Beautiful photos, Bernideen. So many pretty things to look at and admire.
    Thank you for sharing!

  15. It's good to sit by the window with tea...Lovely.

  16. Everything is so very pretty - I do love pink dishes. So springy!

  17. Hi Bernideen, You've set a lovely and very softly romantic table and I love it. :) My heart and mind is also with the people of Boston today and I'm glad you've included a little prayer for them in your post. Hugs to you and I hope you have a wonderful week. I'd love to stop by on Friday and find out what that sharing is all about.

  18. Would love to sit by the window for tea with you, Bernideen!
    beautiful settings and cheers on the transformations... :)

  19. Hi Bernideen,
    I love your new shabby chic look! It reminds me of my little farm cottage. I did all the painting on the furniture, and etc. So glad you are getting help from hubby! Your tea table is so lovely with your beautiful tea dishes and new teapot. Love your tablecloth and your primroses set everything off so nicely. Perfect for spring. Sounds like spring is taking its time where you live, too! Thanks for hosting and have a great week painting!

  20. Love the tea table setting by the window. How lovely it would be to drink tea and watch the snow flakes floating down! (except I am ready for spring now) The vintage tablecloth is beautiful. I don't have a lot of pretty tea cups and saucers or a lot of tea pots but I sure do enjoy coming to your blog to look at yours! Nancy http://cozythymecottage.blogspot.com/

  21. Hi Bernideen,
    I can imagine the amount of work when you paint everything. But the result is amazing. Today's table is lovely again. Love all the spring flowers in the china. Thank you for shairng these wonderful photos and for hosting this event.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  22. Bernideen, It just makes my heart happy each time I visit your site- it is coming along so beautifully! Blessings and I look forward to each new post.

  23. My dear friend - you are sure a whirl of creativity - Can't wait to see it all - I hope you do a whole-house recap - or rooms, whatever suits. This is a gorgeous spot to recoupe and to enjoy the view - the dishes are exquisite - I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  24. superbe service à thé
    du rose dans une très jolie mise
    en scène
    une table bien attirante
    edith (iris)


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