Friday, November 19, 2010

Paper Illusions / cleaning Christmas party dishes

Well I purchased this book off amazon because it is cheaper than buying in any book store. Also while I was in Savannah in a french store they had it face price. I just fell in love with the beautiful pictures. After I thought about It I had seen some of these pictures posted on other blogs.

I think when the Marie Antoinette thing was in full swing is when I seen these paper shoes. I bought that Somerset magazine the issue of Marie Antoinette love it still . Can you believe this shoe is made out of paper?

                                                      Breath taking  paper outfit!


Maybe your local library will have a copy of this it is worth looking at the clothing is just fabulous dear
Now I need to get some dishes out and get to washing them up for my party in  a couple weeks. I have been working on my invites list . More silver to clean, but that's OK I like doing it

                  Here is my punch bowl and cups I really like the cups on their little pedestal.

I am using my green jadeite bowls for dips

Here is one a very cute  birthday card I received from my friend Jo , we love our pretty shoes

This is a tin Jo got me last year for my birthday (I think last year) I keep my tea bags in it year round

 I  like to use linen napkins for my parties and these green and red were my Grandmothers

 I got this Santa one year in a Christmas drawing, always liked it
Here is an old mug my sister Becky gave me, I think he is a Christmas reindeer anyway he's in my Christmas  decor now.

   I will use this for snacks. I think it's a newer plate however it reminds me on majolica and of course I love it also.  I use the word love a lot,  I am full of Love LOL
This platter was my Grandmothers also I can remember her serving fried pork chops on it when I was a kid. We always had a big bowl of mashed potatoes also .

I think all of these odds and ends will look pretty together. I have more to get out but this was fun getting old dishes out I hadn't seen for a while. I am using these paper place mats also when I seen them just had to order them. I do a lot of impulse buying but most things I do like for a long time.

              papier mache Santa   made by Kathy Bierly              



  1. What a beautiful mix of vintage goodness, your party is sure to be pretty, enjoy getting ready for the event and have a wonderful weekend.

  2. I love the punch bowl and cups, will be so pretty filled. Love your blog!

  3. you have some wonderful treasures full of memories. I love the fact you use these precious items in your day-to-day life. I think that is the secret to enjoying these special pieces! Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Yes, all clothes are for sale. They are from a Cream collection in Denmark.

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  5. Great stuff! I love the pattern on your punch bowl, and grandma's linens are adorable!

  6. What a gorgeous punch bowl friend!! Thanks for sharing, I'm visiting from Common Ground & I love your blog!

  7. You have a beautiful eclectic mix of dishes and I'm sure they'll all look so good together. I hope your party is a huge success and you all have a great time.

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