June 19, 2011

A Chintzy Little Treat...

Well, it's dreary again...as it has been for weeks.
And as much as I LOVE it...{because I am a little bit off...}
it's making it impossible for me to take any pictures...
so, I haven't...and I am stuck!

OK...I know that those of you who have been sweltering for weeks
want to slap me silly...but this is Cali...Summer weather every month...
except for June.

So, anyway...to brighten all of our day...I went into the Wayback Machine
and grabbed as many chintzy shots as I could manage.

Did a bit of editing hocus pocus...

and loaded them up to share!

I know this does NOT apply to everyone...
but the most frenzied comments and emails we get are in
response to my sisters' cupboards full of chintz!

So, I will get out of the way now...

and let you peruse!

{I know I always say that...and it's usually a lie! ;}

How did that get in there! He's getting to be as bad as Jane!

Oh, before I go...
a little reality check...

It's a special breed who dares to laugh in the face of the tectonic plate gods
and their pesky "rim of fire"...

...sometimes they laugh right back! ;}

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  1. Wow! All the floral dishes almost made me swoon! That's a dishes paradise! Everything's so beautiful!

  2. I just love all these chintz pieces! But I really love that painting in the photo at the top of this post!

  3. I LOVE all the pictures. All bright and beautiful. They made me smile.
    I lOVE teapots and teacups--dont have many but love them...may start a new collection....

  4. Ah-ha! Looks like Jane has some competion from missy pink chick!!

    That light blue chintz sure is pretty! Well, it all is of course but that's the one that caught my eye and caused me to frenzy today! ;)

  5. They are allso beautiful - wow - what a collection!

  6. Gorgeous, I love the painting of the teapot with the roses. What a great collection of Chintz ware she's got!

  7. OMG OMG OMG......i think i am in heaven. WOW your sister has an amazing amount of gorgeous chintz. I don't know where to look first. But tell her i adore that little wall picture in your first set of photo's. Those tea cups and that blue flowered tea cups etc are just gorgeous, her tea pots. God my eyes are dancing with all the lovely flowers. dee x

  8. Oh my! I loved the cupboard! That is a fun place! Teacups just make one smile!

  9. Oh what a treat ! Hope your weather gets better soon and is as pretty as these dishes .

  10. Wow that's a lot of floral everything! Some of these would make for really great home decor. The pinks are so pretty.

    xo katie elizabeth

  11. You know I just louuvvve that chintz, oh it makes my heart pitter patter!!!! Beautiful!
    Margaret B

  12. AH...Chintz!!! It makes me happy to see all those pretty pieces. Thanks for the smile.

  13. I love, love, love chintz! Though I don't own one single piece. I am definitely coveting them all! Thank you for letting me! :)
    XO, Sonya

  14. Che bello fare un tuffo in queste immagini dolci!

  15. Wow! Chintz heaven! In one of the photos that really caught my eye because of the fabulous color of the chintz, I saw a note card like some I have been hanging onto for years. The note card is entitled "Kate's Dresser" and is a picture of a shabby green cabinet with a wonderful array of chintz. I would not normally say I am a chintz addict and I do not collect it, but something about that image has made me keep that the note cards all these years. Someday I would like to recreate a chintz cabinet like that in my own home.

    I loved the chintzy little treat today!

    ~ Tracy

  16. I love that little birdie!

  17. I have fallen in love with your blog.You have made me laugh out loud and have inspired me. In this post I love the light blue background chintz. Never seen it before.

  18. I never get tired of chintz and I still have my cupboards filled with it! Your shelves are filled with pure eye candy!Have a wonderful week! Christie

  19. I agree this June Gloom makes it so very hard to shoot anything indoors. It was sunny yesterday when I woke up but today all gloomy again. I adore all that chintz.

  20. I see some very familiar patterns there, my Mom had some pieces like yours.

    And it's sadly familiar to see broken pottery, that seems to be a knack of mine too.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

  21. Well it pays to be "chintzy" those pieces are gorgeous.
    It appears you're experiencing "June Gloom" quite common in Southern Cali, shall I share a bit of our heat with you? It was 103 where I am today, sigh...I stayed inside:)
    trade ya places?

  22. ooo, what beautiful photos of beautiful subjects.
    XO bj

  23. :( for the opps... I like the chintz it's so colorful and pretty. But, couldn't help but spot the Haviland Limoges Princess plate you photo shopped your chintz pieces on. I collect The Princess. It's such a dainty rose pattern. Thanks again for the fun blog. Return of the pink chick...too funny. Karen in the A/C today full blast in my craft room it's 95 in the valley.

  24. Hello Ann....!

    I hope this note finds you well Lovey....!!

    THANKS so much for dropping by....hahahahahaha....It was JUST a generic NO NAME spray that I found in the kerbside throwouts....I used a LOT of it though....When I wrote that I drowned them I wasn't joking....**wink**....!!

    To be honest I've NEVER been a fan of 'chintz on mass' but your pics paint a picture of a BEAUTIFUL collection & I'm especially SMITTEN with the one with all the little butter pats (?) on the large platter....**L-O-V-E**....I KNOW what I'll be looking for when I'm out & about now....!!!!!

    I hope you're having a SPLENDID week in spite of the dreariness....!!

    Cheers from Oz,
    Tamarah :o)

  25. Oh how I love Chintz, eyeing off your Royal Winton XX Jealous much xx Ava

  26. my gosh you have lovely dishes,, wow, all that chintz,, beautful,,

  27. Wow! You got my attention! I think I need me some chintz!

  28. All that chintz is absolutely wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing.

  29. I'm a little breathless right now.....OK, I'm better, so I can give you a silly comment on these fabulous collection of chintz!! STUNNING!! Thanks for sharing it with us...now, I'm sick with envy!! Lots of hugs, FABBY

  30. You are makin' me dizzy and I'm gonna pass out from all that beauty! Love chintz, it makes my knees weak. Where in the world did you get it all? Taking a deep breath now. . . .have a lovely weekend.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  31. Just a wonderful collection!! I love Chintz (and have a very little bit). Yours is amazing!


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