Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Kitten in the Wallpaper



I was looking at the china hutch
a couple of weeks ago and thought 
I'd give it a spruce-up for fall...



I was out in the garage getting out the paint again 
to start the final push on the patio cover

(decorated, completed patio cover post coming soon!)
when I noticed our leftover wallpaper which was used 

at our old house
in the downstairs powder room.


Hmmm... I had a flash-thought and 
brought those pieces 
back inside the house,
wiped the dust off the fronts and backs,
and trimmed the tiniest bits
to get them to fit 
along 
the hutch's shelf-backs.


I tried not to cut any of the length off 
since I might want 
to use these leftover wallpaper pieces
later-on in another project.
I had thought they might look nice
inside the
picture moulding on our kitchen island.
Kinda spice up the island!





The green floral wallpaper gives the hutch 
a nice look for fall.
Each year I have fun bringing out 
the china
pieces I associate with fall:
the beehive teapot from my husband's
late aunt and uncle
 who lived in Washington,
the seconds teapot with little mice 
"giving thanks"
around their tea table.

The lid's transfer was put on upside-down ~ 
hence the "seconds" classification, 
but I love it just the same!





In Lake Elsinore, we used to have a 
Royal Doulton store
at the outlet mall there.
I got most of my Old Country Roses
pieces there around 15-16 
years ago now.
The Brambley Hedge mice teapot and
the cup with more mice on it 
(wearing hats and aprons)
also came from this store.  

My husband bought some of 
these pieces for me 
for Mother's Day one year.
Love these patterns still!




I love how the wallpaper sets off the china
just so...

And this cute kitten!






Was a find at an estate sale right around the corner
one morning this summer!


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