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Sunday, June 5, 2011

An Invitation from "The Tablescaper"

The Tablescaper is having an Anniversary

"Where do you keep it all - Part Two ?"

I keep most of the "good stuff" in this Italian Cabinet

China from Bavaria

Crystal from Austria

This cabinet is in my dining room, it could be used in any number of rooms and hold any number of different items

I like my hand painted dishes out in the open...
ready to use

Hand painted dishes from Italy

Ready for the next Fish Dinner

Albarelli,  hand painted Apothecary Jugs holding my dried herbs

Maiolica Plates I painted.  Being showcased in a plate rack, hand carved by Gene 

More hand painted Maiolica, some I painted some I have collected over many years

And collecting just for the sheer joy of color

Have a lovely weekend my dear blogging friends and drink a toast to all of your Hostesses and Hosts 



  1. I love it all, but it is the ceramics that I "covet". I think the bright colors appeal to my gypsy soul.

    Did you paint the sunflower painting in your first picture? I love the colors in that too. Just so you know, yours is the first blog I look for every day! When I see the beauty you create, it is hard for me to imagine your career in mineral rights for oil companies. I bet all this is much more fun!

  2. Hello there,

    What exquisite treasures you have!..,All so beautifully displayed as well!

    I am pleased to have discovered you through The Tablescapers; 'Where Do You Keep It All'? 2nd annual blog party!
    ..,I will be looking forward to coming back soon and I'm also delighted to have become one of your newest followers.

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

  3. Dear Jacki, You needn't covet. Just come and paint your own. The Sunflower painting is by Susan Gallacher, a very fine artist and special friend.

  4. Hello Wanda, welcome and thank you for your visit and becomng my newest follower. I'm so pleased to meet you.

  5. Hi Jacki, You know I loved being involved in the oil buisness for so many years. It was challenging and rewarding work. But you are correct. Being retired is a lot less stressful.

  6. You have a wonderful collection, displayed beautifully!

  7. Lovely colors.

    Lovely cabinets.

    Lovely organization!

  8. I love your colorful dishes but most of all, I love that wood carved Italian cabinet, so pretty!...Christine

  9. I love your style of decorating! The dishes and apothecary jars are my favorites! Thanks for letting me see all the wonderful ceramics!!

  10. Your cabinets are beautiful...but now I want to see the whole room! You have such beautiful things. Thank you for sharing your very special places.
    Blessings My Friend,

  11. Hi Kathleen, Thank you for your visit and your very nice compliment.

  12. Hi Keetha, I only showed you the almost organized stuff, you should see some of my drawers...it's frightful.

  13. Hi Xinex, Welcome and thank you for commenting. I've had that Italian Highboy for many, many years. Wish I had another for my disorganized shoes.

  14. Hello dear friend Theresa, One of these days you will come and go home with one of your own masterpieces.
    You posted another incredible piece of research.

  15. Hello Seet Lady, well, come for a visit and you will get the grand tour. Thank you for your comment. It is so appreciated.

  16. Wow, you have such an amazing collection. Thank you sooo much for sharing where you keep all of your wonderous things and being apart of my party.

    - The Tablescaper

  17. Hi Tablescaper, Your stock of goodies is truly amazing. Great that your family supports you in your hobby. You have a fine collection of beautiful items.