White rose porcelain…

in china, etsy, family, tabletop  4 comments
Aug 26 2012
The rose and bird ornament of my mother in law's that Hannah broke

My daughter was playing in the house today, enjoying a Sunday afternoon. Hubby and I were outside doing gardening and washing the car… and she suddenly runs out sobbing. “Sorry, sorry” she wailed. Running in, I find a shattered white porcelain rose on a branch, with a sweet little robin. The only things that were relatively unbroken was the robin and the rose.

The rose and bird ornament of my mother in law's that Hannah broke

The rose and bird ornament of my mother in law’s that Hannah broke

Almost five hours later, I am still looking for a replacement… See, it isn’t mine. It is my mother in law’s… and the little girl, whilst sorry and remorseful, has to learn that there are consequences to her actions. It wasn’t an accident either; she’d thought to use it (without permission) as a heavyweight for her tablecloth during play.

Whilst looking for a replacement, I found a few gorgeous things I just had to share!

Isn’t this fragile but utterly divine?

An auction piece by Shafford. The sweetest white china vase with bamboo and birds and berries…

Most people love hanging plates on walls symmetrically. I on the other hand would love a gathering of happy pretty plates on the wall… just like this:

This wallpaper is so evocative for me. The Oiseaux Et Fleurs Porcelain Wallpaper by Schumacher.

Oiseaux Fleurs via Schumacher Wallpapers

Oiseaux Fleurs via Schumacher Wallpapers

Aren’t these towels by Lenox sweet?

I found this gorgeous vintage glass perfume bottle with a white rose on top on Etsy.

Vintage perfume bottle, via Etsy: RosePetalResources

Vintage perfume bottle, via Etsy: RosePetalResources

Isn’t this miniature figurine beautiful? It’s a scene from Alice in the Wonderland, of course, created by Etsy seller TerrillCSmith. Check out the other pieces on the store!

Alice In Wonderland Painting Roses Red, via Etsy: TerrillCSmith

Alice In Wonderland Painting Roses Red, via Etsy: TerrillCSmith

But of course, we have to keep to the task at hand! I.e. finding a replacement for the broken piece. I’ve narrowed it down to 2 possible makers. (The maker’s mark is shattered into minute pieces.)

China/porcelain flowers

Italian Capodimonte

Have a look at the gorgeous pieces of Capodimonte on eBay!

Andrea Sadek

I really like his pieces. These are my favourite pieces:

The Double Dogwood by Andrea Sadek, via Cherry Gal

The Double Dogwood by Andrea Sadek, via Cherry Gal

The Fuchsia Camellia by Andrea Sadek, via Cherry Gal

The Fuchsia Camellia by Andrea Sadek, via Cherry Gal

The Pink Magnolia by Andrea Sadek, via Cherry Gal

The Pink Magnolia by Andrea Sadek, via Cherry Gal

What do I do with broken bird and flower?

The remaining pieces… well, what will I do with the leftovers from the accident?

Like this?

The broken white rose part in my secretaire.

The broken white rose part in my secretaire.

I like this idea, found on blog Beach House Living

So I spent a few minutes experimenting with my new white rose… I mean, my mother in law will hardly want it back, will she? ;)

Problem is that my broken rose has no stem… like the one in the above picture in the urchin vase.

I think the sweet little robin will find a happy home perched in my hydrangea pot :)

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