Saturday, April 14, 2018

Panoply


Recently my friend Rita of the blog Panoply sent me a panoply of vintage goodies.


Rita could not have chosen better.


I absolutely love vintage linens and primary colors.


The time is coming for al fresco dining and I'll be using these beautiful tablecloths frequently.


I'm not one for putting things in the cupboard to save for a special day - every day is a special day.


The cute tea towels with the beach themed embroidery are perfect for our house.


I'm in love with this beautiful ironstone vase - all of the flowers were picked in my garden.


And then there were the faucet knobs - they are so cute and fun to tuck into vignettes.


The cute red/yellow and yellow/black flatware inspired a fun new display in the kitchen.


By far my favorite is this sweet little piece - the minute I saw just those few letters, I knew exactly what it was.


The blue matches perfectly with the new cabinet in our guest room so I'm going to sew the hankie onto a pillow.


I'm amazed at Rita's talent to have chosen items that fit right in at our house.


Thank you Rita.

33 comments:

It's me said...

Hello Rita...happy spring for you...love Ria x 💜

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I was just looking at a cabinet in my home yesterday, where I house all the gifts and tags and special things that blogger friends have sent me over the years. It's amazing to me how these friends always got it "right" when they sent me a little something, that perfect little gift that goes either with my décor or my passion for vintage.

These colors go perfectly with your sea cottage my friend, absolutely uplifting!

NanaDiana said...

Rita did very, very good! Those items are all lovely and just perfect for you. It is so much fun to get new things and then fit them in. Love it! xo Diana

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

It's like they've always been there they fit in so well. The evolution of your cottage over the years has been fun to watch. I think you've got it just perfect now.

Linda said...

I love it all! Such beautiful things that are so exactly YOU! Win! WIN!!

Tania Pelletier said...

How pretty, she sure did do a great job of picking beautiful items for you to love!

Tania

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love everything and it's all perfect for you. That hankie made me smile!

Rita C. said...

Carol, thank YOU! Those things look so wonderful in your cottage, and I just love that they're yours now. You just brightened my day tenfold with how you're already using these. It's hard to choose a favorite, but I am absolutely in love with your cottage flowers in the ironstone. I can't wait to see the pillow. I remember when we stayed in a cottage in Seaside, FL, the owner had similar pillows stitched with FL towels and hankies. Thank you for participating in my purge. I told you you were easy to choose for. I love your cottage. ;)

bobbie said...

Rita ~ you did a fantastic job picking out things for Carol's home!!
Carol ~ you lucky girl!! That map tablecloth is to die for!

Jann Olson said...

Such sweet gifts, and so perfect for you!! Rita is full of talent!
hugs,
Jann

Anonymous said...

First time here, lovely pictures!




Sophia

Louca por porcelana said...

Great treasures for a beautiful cottage!Pretty flowers and lovely vignettes!The tablecloths are my favorites.Congrats to Rita and you!

Sarah said...

Rita, did a fantastic job of sending you the perfect things for the cottage by the sea. I love the way you have styled things and shared for all of us to enjoy.

Kim said...

What pretty treasures, from a treasured friend. Enjoy them in your beautiful cottage.

podso said...

Lovely! She knows you! Those little faucet knobs are so cute, and I like the cutlery display. You'll have lots of fun with these new things!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

That Rita is certainly a very special person. Always thinking of others.

I love all your vintage napkins and table cloths - they go perfectly with your beach cottage.

Hope your feeling well and that everything is perfect at the cottage. Soon we will be getting warmer weather, but not to blazing hot.

Enjoy your week.

Mary

Carla said...

rita knows you obviously. I love the knobs. Those are cool. So many colors. So pretty

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Carol,
Rita is so special. She picked out some wonderful things for you. Love the table clothes and all the vintage colorful items. What wonderful gifts to receive. Have a great new week ahead. Enjoy that California weather.
xoxo
Kris

Jackie@travelnwrite said...

Wow! What a special friend and what a lovely set of gifts! Love them all~

Ricki Treleaven said...

I love all the pretty surprises Sweet Rita sent you! They are all perfect for your adorable vintage beach cottage. I love seeing how you're using them. Gorgeous photos!

Rhondi said...

Rita knows you well! What a delightful post!

Lady of the Manor said...

The perfect gifts for a lovely home!

Brenda Pruitt said...

What great gifts! She does know you well. I love those colors too.
Brenda

Sue said...

Awe, this is just so nice of Rita to send you these really lovely things. I like the tablecloths the most. I never thought to add faucets as a decoration, genius idea though. Have a happy week.

Cindy - ClochesandLavender said...

Boy Carol, I am so happy I popped over to see this post. Instagram only gave an inkling. These are beautiful, the yellow is my favorite. Eating Alfresco must be wonderful outside your dreamy cottage.

You have more and more pretty items and flowers.

Hope you start the week off great

Cindy

Melanie said...

Beautiful gifts! I love vintage linens.

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

I just love the soft blues in your cottage, and yet the primary colors stand out so perfectly! Your yard area with the "cobblestone" walkway and the tablecloth with yellow flowers makes me yearn for "summer' here in Oregon! Not a flower to be seen yet and yours are SO pretty! I'm so jealous!!!! Rita did send you the prefect pretties for your cottage... Marilyn

Merlesworld said...

As you say everyday is a special day and things were made to be used.
Merle................

Jeanie said...

Rita did such a wonderful job with all of us, didn't she? I love how you showed it all in one. I'm spreading mine out! The photos are lovely!

Bonnie said...

Sweet post featuring Rita's gifts. I am amazed at her computer brain to remember things we had commented about on her blog and on ours that we liked. She matched us up perfectly and was extremely generous with her time packing the items and giving them away.
Your post featuring the items was lovely. She knew you well.

Susie said...

Carol, I love all your linens. I adore bright tablecloths .Makes meals seem happier. I like the idea of your hanky becoming a pillowcase. I can remember hankies from states and also headscarves. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

Christine Graves said...

She couldn't have picked better if she lived there. Those colors are are just perfect.

HWIT BLOGG said...

So pretty!
Love from Titti