Thursday, August 4, 2011

Rosy Retreat



What a pleasure it is when I have a few moments to be
alone and browse through magazines and dream of 
gardens, decorating, cottages and collecting vintage lovelies from
antique and thrift shops.




This absolutely adorable Spode plate was a gift to me from my dear friend
Maria.  Isn't it just the sweetest plate?  I love the eyelet trim.  Maria found
it for me at a local thrift shop.  She knew it would be perfect for a post on my blog.
It is Spode's Billingsley Rose.  Thank you Maria!!




Looks like I will have to take this Rosy Retreat inside because the sky is 
getting dark and gray.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Joining ~

and

Hurry up Bentley ~ looks like rain!!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

47 comments:

  1. Oh Susan, that plate is TO DIE FOR.
    Gorgeous -- that lacy border is so delicate and yet strong looking. Wonderful plate.
    If I were your friend, I'd go back to that thrift shop. Often.
    Best wishes,
    visiting from TT -- Cass

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  2. Beautiful china Susan, what a great friend you have in Maria!
    Please do send some of that rain to me as even my poor sunflowers are wilting.
    Hugs to Bentley...
    Tina xo

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  3. Susan - I want to shop at that thrift store - what a marvelously lovely Spode plate! Enjoy!
    Miss Kathy

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  4. I can't take my eyes off that Spode plate! It's beautiful. I don't think I've ever seen an eyelet trim on china before.

    Marilyn (in Dallas)

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  5. Your things are so beautiful. It WOULD be relaxing to play with pretties sometime when a few extra minutes are available, now wouldn't it?
    :)
    Happy rosy days to you!

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  6. That plate is gorgeous. I have never seen one with a lace trim like that.

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  7. The Spode plate is gorgeous! I know I'm probably the only one who thinks so, but I think the flowers detract rather than add to the plate's appeal. Rose plates are easy to find, but I have never seen anything like the eyelet trim. It's so pretty it deserves to be the star not the background!!

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  8. lovely things so pretty poke about in your closets.
    Cathy

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  9. Love love that plate! It's so fine and delicate. Just makes my heart go pitter patter.. xo marlis

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  10. I've never seen a plate like it. Such a charming vignette.

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  11. yes, love my time spent looking at magazines and books, Krumpet at my side.
    fantastic plate.

    hugs,
    Karen

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  12. Beautifully set, so romatic.

    Thank you for sharing

    Love,
    Karin Şen Cankan
    karinsfairytale.blogspot.com

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  13. SO pretty, Susan! Love the Spode plate...the eyelet decoration is lovely!

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  14. This isn't just a blog...it's an experience.

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  15. That plate is a true treasure. I've never seen such a beautiful trim. Your friend must really love you.

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  16. Beautiful as always! I'll be over soon for tea and roses:)
    Thanks for sharing the fun at Pinkalicious Thursday!
    XOXO,
    Tasha
    www.frugaliciousme.com

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  17. GorGeous, Susan!
    i think Maria's definitely a keeper ") wouldn't mind a friend like her myself!
    thx for chatting & visiting FHC today ~ HapPy PS!

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  18. Beautiful plate. Hope Bentley hurried in!

    HPS

    LL

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  19. How are Ashley and Bentley today? HPS and who could not love pink roses? :)

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  20. Beautiful Spode plate...love a day of just browsing the magazines. Lovely pictures!

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  21. Your Spode plate is gorgeous, and like you, one of my favorite ways to relax is to browse through beautiful magazines or blogs. ;-)
    ~ Sarah

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  22. Susan,
    What a beautiful plate! Such a lovely summer setting. Thanks for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  23. Catching my breath ... that SPODE is awesome! Wow! Beautiful share.
    Happy PS weekend ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  24. Happy Pink Saturday Susan Sweetie...
    What a gorgeous share. I love your beautiful plate. Roses are just exquisite, and the little dots around the edge are so pretty and feminine.

    Love the gorgeous quilt you have everything sitting on. Just about time for tea sweet friend. Thank you for the gorgeous share. I have so enjoyed myself today. Happy Pink Saturday sweetie. Kisses and hugs to Bentley. Love, Sherry

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  25. What a pretty plate! This is a beautiful setting, so sweet and feminine.

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  26. Oh my goodness! The plate with the eyelet trimmed edges is gorgeous!! What a wonderfully sweet friend you have!

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  27. Hi Susan and Bentley,

    I'm honored that you're following my blog! I've enjoyed looking at your posts for some time now. You always have such lovely vignettes. I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures of Highlands; I always look forward to visiting there.

    I really, really love your Spode plate! The eyelet trim is so exquisite, and your pink and white quilt is wonderful. Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower on your blog, as well. Happy Pink Saturday.

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  28. I am in love with that prissy little plate. Spode outdid it on this one. Maria, you are a special friend. Ginger

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  30. I've always loved that pattern. A lovely rosey retreat, indeed!
    Ruth

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  31. The eyelet trim on that plate is just beautiful! So pretty!

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  32. The plates are GORGEOUS! The rose pattern is divine.

    Happy Pink Saturday - hope you have a lovely weekend.

    Hugs,
    Marie

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  33. What a lovely post...there is something so relaxing and soothing about everything you posted. You put together such wonderful vignettes. Please give Bentley my regards.

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  34. Pretty Vignettes! & music...

    HPS!

    love, kelee @ www.designgivesback.com

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  35. A lovely plate....
    I should think it would be perfect to serve biscuits and cookies from at tea.

    Have a pinkishly beautiful weekend

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  36. Susan ~ I would love to sit with you and dream of the same things. The plate is beautiful ;-)

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  37. Lovely, lovely plate. I love the details. What a wonderful find and friend to find it for you :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!
    ..wanted to say again...thank you for your kind comment on LV's post. and I didnt realize that you had a miniature blog and black and white blog too!

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  38. Happy Pink Saturday!

    Beautiful post!

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  39. Your collection of pink plates is beautiful. Happy PS.

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  40. I love your rosy retreat. The plate is stunning and so is all that you shared. The quilt is so sweet as well.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  41. I came over from Mimi-Sue's place. She's right...you have a beautiful place over here!!!
    Have a good weekend,
    Mary Lou

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  42. I have the exact same teapot and it is electric...has a spot on the side for the cord...looks like yours is the same!
    Happy Pink Saturday~
    shawn

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  43. Love your gorgeous plate!!!! Wow!!!

    Big Hugs
    Charo

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  44. Wow! now that's a great friend for life..she knows how to buy the good stuff..lol! the plate is very pretty. I have never seen one like it.

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  45. Spode's Billingsley Rose, huh? It's gorgeous! So, so intriguing!!! The name of it reminds me of Barbara Billingsley who played the "Leave It To Beaver" mom. It's elegant design is reminiscent of her style in the sitcom with the pearls and all. Beautiful!

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  46. Ohh that plate is gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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