Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Celadon green

I love these shades of green, of which I seem to have quite a bit in my house ...




Toy car from L'Usband's childhood, old candelabra from the early years of Carrol Boyes, paint samples (I am thinking of painting the kitchen walls);
Iced tea bottles too beautiful to throw away, Susie Cooper jug found in Stellenbosch, old toffee tin;
Tin advertisement for seeds, Fortnum and Mason biscuit tin (bought in London - the biscuits lasted a day, but the tin has kept my cookie cutters safe for the past 5 years), little bowl and saucer given to me by a friend;
Villeroy and Boch soup bowl and plate (pattern Scarlett, which is a funny name for something green, but nevermind), detail from my collection of cutout words, paper Chinese fan.

13 comments:

Chris said...

I just saw those Arizona Ice tea containers at Walgreens the other day and marveled at how pretty they are. Would it be weird to put flowers in an empty one? :)

Lovely mosaic!

Lady P said...

I love love love the color compositions - that color is one of my secret favs and you have a beautiful collection of bits in your home to draw upon
one day - I will share the 8 story - too bad we couldn't just meet for a cookie and a "virtual" cup of tea!

Anne said...

I love when people put together what seems to be an odd collection of things - but somehow they work so well together!

trinsch said...

that bowl and saucer from your friend is gorgeous! and the villeroy and boch soup bowl is absolutely lovely. and all the shades of green are so delicate. i totally get why you love this stuff. hooray for pretty things :)

Sarah said...

That is a delicious selection of greens. Very minty and cool. You and biscuits! Never long acquainted!

Renee said...

I love to come and see you and you always offer up the most beautiful things for the eyes and the soul.

xoxoxo

aimee said...

amazing roundup of celadon - i love how this one color unites all of these gorgeous objects. the cup and saucer in the lower left hand corner is my favorite!

Freshly Found said...

Celadon. What a lovely word! Your collection is beautiful. I love l'husband's car!

curious girl (lisa) said...

beautiful icey greens! love them. especially the soup bowl!

kendalee said...

Oh this is a lovely collection Anairam. I'm always inclined to want to pick a favourite but I honestly can't - there is just too much yumminess! Have you made a decision on the colour for your kitchen? They are so beautiful. I've been collecting all sorts of paint chips 'cause I want to paint my bedroom but there are SO many lovely colours to choose from that I find myself paralysed - and the walls remain white!

Veja cecilia said...

My kitchen has that green/blue color. just love it!

kat said...

Lovely collection of soft mints. Especially that aged metal. I too have the Arisona bottles - too pretty to throw out.

diana said...

What a beautiful colour indeed. You seem to have a great collection of tins! I gave many of mine away when I moved to Germany -still regret that (not the moving but the gone tins ;)!