I LOVE BOOKS!
What's better than curling up with a great novel and being transported?
But it doesn't end there for me. I'm happily addicted to my reference books.
Vintage linens and tablecloths, dishes, glass, costume jewelry,
Pyrex, Heywood Wakefield and more, these books draw me in with
their gorgeous photos and wealth of information.
I've paged through some the books so often that they're dogged eared,
have loose pages, with scraps of paper stuck here and there marking a favorite page.
Santa brought me these four for Christmas.
I've had this one for a few years.
My special china is the Iroquois pattern Stellar by Ben Seibel,
a very cool mid-century modern design. So of course I had to have this book.
Here it is in a Christmas tablescape I did a few years ago.
This book contains a wealth of information and is full of gorgeous photos as well.
China and Glass in America 1880-1980, "From Tabletop to TV Tray"...gotta love that.
DISH - 813- colorful wonderful dinner plates
This book was #1 on my Christmas list and it is pure eye candy!
I took photos of a few pages to share. If you love dishes, you'll love this book.
The comment here is a rooster in the kitchen is said to bring good luck to the household,
so you can find them on dishes from all time periods.
Frank Lloyd Wright designed the red, yellow and white circles plate, circa 1916.
Claude Monet designed two service patterns for his house in Giverny,
Large white and yellow plate on the upper left, and the
blue & white plate on the top next to it.
Love these air brushed plates!
The blue & black dish on the left page is Wedgwood.
Jackson and Syracuse China from the 1960's on the right page.
The squiggly design plates on the left are Ltd. Edition Limoges;
the folksy plates on the right page are Anthropologie 2007.
So many books....so little time!
Hope you enjoyed browsing through my books with me.
It was really fun and I'm sure I'll be doing it again.
This week I'm joining:
& It's a Very Cherry World