Friday, November 20, 2015


Thanksgiving will finally arrive here next week. 

For one last time, I am sharing the open armoire
 with some fall transferware and
 English teapots.  Sometime back I found 2 more
 of the Pallisy Bird Plates at the flea markets in Fort Collins.

I have intermingled a few English teapots that 
I thought looked more fall toned.

I found a few more pieces of brown transferware since last year and a couple English tea pots:

I have noticed several bloggers who are decorating for Christmas already and I've got the itch too but not until after Thanksgiving.  This will be our last Christmas in Colorado where
 we have spent 21 years so we plan to enjoy it and try not to get too overwhelmed with the impending packing.

 We will close on a retirement walkout rancher in Columbia, Missouri on January 29th.  We have joked because someone asked us what a retirement walkout rancher was.  It just means - less stairs going up and down!  The basement is above ground on most of 3 sides which keeps it from being quite as damp and cold.  We will be excited to be near family. 
 There will be some adjustments in our new home as we won't have a den - just a living room.   I am so excited that I will have my own large area in the finished basement for a personal tea room.  I have to recreate a garden in the yard but guess what?  
There is a sweet goldfish pond right near the sliding glass doors that go into the house.  I already see Jeremy Fisher sitting there!  I'm hoping he gets along well with the goldfish!


Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh Bernideen, I am so excited about your move! A goldfish pond?! Lucky you!! Where does your family live, here in Columbia?
Your cabinet looks beautiful with all of those teapots and plates. I like your little corner etegere too.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Gorgeous collection!

Beth said...

The armoire is beautifully decorated. You have so many lovely teapots and pieces of china! Best wishes as you make the move. I know you will love being closer to your family. :)

Vee said...

Congrats on a closing date! It sounds wonderful and you will create a beautiful home. Your autumnal tea pots are wonderful...The armoire is a very nice place to display your collection of transferware.

NanaDiana said...

I am so excited for you. I can't believe how close you are getting to moving. That is what hubby wants to retire to--a walkout rancher. There are lots of them around here.

I am with you- I am celebrating Thanksgiving before I get into Christmas decor this year. xo Diana

ellen b. said...

What an exciting new chapter of life you are entering. Your new place sounds great! God bless you and keep you...

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bernideen, your transferware and china look fabulous sitting out in your armoire. Such a pretty piece! Your move to a smaller home near your family will be wonderful and how lovely to plan for a tea room there! I wish you all the best and in the meantime, enjoy your last Thanksgiving and Christmas there in beautiful Colorado. No doubt you have many lovely memories of living there.

Autumn blessings,

Jean | said...

Bernideen, what a gorgeous display! I can't wait to see what you do with your private tearoom in the basement!

Antiques And Teacups said...

How exciting that you have found the perfect place for you! I know it's bittersweet. Love all your transfer ware! Gorgeous!

Beth in NEPA said...

I enjoyed hearing your plans for your move! I remember our excitement when we moved from Maine to Pennsylvania to our smaller and more manageable "retirement" home. Of course we promptly opened two small businesses so didn't exactly "retire." I do love all your fall transferware!

Karen said...

HI Bernideen,
I do love your gorgeous brown transferware on that amazing pink shelf and I can see your corner shelf filled with beautiful teapots too! Such beauty! Wow! It will be quite emotional to pack up your pretties and leave your lovely home to start your new adventure in a new home. How wonderful that you were visiting close to Gina's home - I hope you can connect next time. I do hope you can try to look forward to your new life with all of it's excitement. I have been in my home for over 20 years too and it would take me months to clear out my things. Love those teapots Bernideen! Karen

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Congratulations dear Bernideen! I'm happy to hear about your new home and it sounds wonderful for you and your hubby!!