Saturday, March 19, 2011

Spring Begins! And the winners are!

March 21, hello Spring,  please be kind to us, it was a brutal winter! And most important, my first grandchild , Lily Grace, was born this day, 10 years ago!

Happy Birthday, Lily!

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Time to hang your Spring Hat on the door...

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Do some Spring tablescapes...

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Plant some Spring flowers and...

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wait for the Easter Bunny!

Today I got a very nice gift from my neighbor.  She was purging dishes and thought I might like these.  You think?  :)

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And this...

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Anyone recognize these markings?  It is a large divided bowl, the divider has a handle.  There is a number too.

I think it will be great for Easter Brunch! 

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Candy at The Little Round Table had id'd it for me, from France.
Here's what she said...
Your pretty bowl was made by Utzschneider & Cie in Sarreguemines, France.
The artwork is from a series called Enfants Richard and the wash stands came in a variety of styles.

The wash stands were called Les "Lavabo Bebe" and I can send you some scans of some of the old catalog pages sometime tonight or tomorrow.
Thank you, Candy!

The winner of the Easter Pancake molds from WSonma is... Lynn at Happier Than A Pig in Mud.

And the 60 dollar CSN gift certificate goes to

Foley at Foleys Follies!

Congratulations, Ladies!  Please email me.

All the giveaways will be mailed out this week.  Thanks for joining in the 3rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl!

I am joining Laurie at Bargain Hunting with Laurie for Favorite Things, and The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays.  Thanks, ladies, for hosting.

And thank you for visiting!  Here's to a Happy Spring!


  1. Congrats to both your winners and WOW - what a wonderful neighbor you have! The divided dish is just precious and the Johnson Brothers set is lush and lovely! ~ Janet :)

  2. Be still my heart. The Johnson Bros. is GORGEOUS! I think I might have one piece of this pattern.Lucky you!

    - The Tablescaper

  3. Happy to celebrate spring with you and happy birthday Lily!

  4. Oh that divided dish is fantastic!...hmm, I need a neighbor like that!!

  5. Beautiful dishes, very elegant.....lucky you.

  6. YAY for spring! And YAY for a sweet neighbor. And YAY for Lynn and Foley! Thanks for a lovely spring visit for this Sandwich Generation granny nanny.

  7. Oh nice of your neighbor to bring you her "purged" dinnerware. It is gorgeous!


  8. Congratulations Lynn and Barb!

    Your neighbor must know of your weakness for china! Love the Johnson Bros. Have no idea about the divided server.

  9. Congrats to Barb and Lynn! How much did Barb bribe you?

    Very pretty dishes, I look forward to seeing them on the table! And a very happy Birthday to your Lily :)

  10. Kathleen, the dishes are fabulous, and what better person to give them to than YOU. And what better person to win the WS pancake pan than Lynn!
    Congratulations to both Lynn and Foley.
    Happy Birthday to sweet Lily! Happy Spring! ~ Sarah

  11. Love your first grandchild's name! A very happy birthday to her! Yippee for Spring.

  12. Congrats to the winnners. How lucky! Happy bday to your grandchild, Kathleen. Love the plates your neighbor gave you. What a nice neighbor. Happy Spring!...Chistine

  13. Happy Birthday Lily! What a wonderful day to be born on. How nice of your neighbor. I've never seen those Johnson Bros ones. Love the colors. The divided plate is really unique. I'm not familiar with the mark but I'll see what I can come up with. Way to go Lynn and Barb!!!! Can't wait to see what Barb buys.

  14. Woo Hoo! Thanks for all of the great give-aways K! I'll have fun with the pancake molds-stay tuned:@) Look at yet another amazing set of J-Bro dishes, I haven't seen a pattern I haven't liked! Looking forward to the tablescape-Happy Sunday!

  15. Wishing Lily a Happy Birthday ;o) I'm not familiar with those patterns from Johnson Bros, but I know you will put them to good use. Congrats to Lynn and Barb!!!! Barb let the fun begin picking your gift!

  16. Happy 10th Birthday, Lily! What a sweet name for a little girl born on the first day of spring!

    Nice of your neighbor to share with you something you will put to good use! Looking forward to a pretty tablescape :)

  17. Happy birthday to Lily! And what a lucky duck you are, Kathleen, to have such a nice neighbor...but I am sure you are nice right back! :-) Love the dishes! I don't recognize the mark, but those remind me of Kate Greenaway's illustrations. Happy weekend...hugs...Debbie

  18. The thunder woke me up early so I thought I'd check out the blogs...what a surprise!! Thank you so much, I never win Congrats to Lynn also!
    Happy Birthday to Lily - doesn't seem she should be 10 already...
    Your neighbor knows you well..can't wait to see how you use them. The divided piece I have no idea but is cute.
    Again, Thank you!!

  19. Congrats to the winners of both of your wonderful giveaways! I am feeling very springy too! I love your yellow spring tablescape and your hat! How lucky you are about the dishes your neighbor gave you. They are sooo pretty!

  20. I'm so happy to welcome spring with open arms...brighter colors, warmer days, April showers and time outdoors!!!! Yay!!!!

  21. Congrats to the winners!! Love Spring and I'm ready to decorate and have fun also! Love those dishes your neighbor thought you might like...WOW!! hugs, Linda

  22. Kathleen -

    Your pretty bowl was made by Utzschneider & Cie in Sarreguemines, France. I'll do a little research on the decal/decorations and get back to you.

    Depending on the size of the bowl, it might be the bowl from a child's metal wash stand. Can you let me know what the size is?


  23. Those dishes from your neighbor are beautiful! I am so ready for spring but it looks like it's going to take time to look like spring around here with our forecast for the week.

    Congratulations to the winners!!

  24. Congrats to your winner! And WOW!!!! You have very nice neighbors. I like the divided server, too. It is so unique!

  25. Congratulations to the two lucky winners! Happy 10th birthday to Lily Grace (what a beautiful name). You have a nice neighbor - those dishes are great. xo,

  26. What a great and generous neighbor! She can come live next door to me. Your grandchild's name is so beautiful.

  27. Happy Birthday to Lily. You have a wonderful neighbor. I do love Johnson Brothers anything. Lucky girl! The Easter cake looks delicious. Happy Spring!

  28. I need a neighbor like that!

    Congratulations to Lynn and Foley! I can't wait to enjoy Lynn's pancakes.

    Happy Birthday, Lily Grace!


  29. Kathleen, I'm crazy about those Johnson Bros. dishes. I want your neighbor!

    I'm ready for spring in a big way. Every day, I see a burst of a new spring color. Can't wait to see what everyone in blogland does with it.

    And congrats to the winners!

  30. Happy Birthday to Lily and congrats to your winners. Looks like you're a winner too with what your neighbor brought.

  31. Everone should have a neighbor like yours. The dishes are lovely. The bunny bowl will be perfect for Easter.

  32. Happy birthday to Lily Grace! Happy Spring!
    Congrats to you winners..well deserved.

    Your neighbor gave you some beautful dishes, Kathleen. I love the divided plate.

  33. I wish I had a neighbor like that! Lucky you.

  34. OOO, SO glad these two sweet ladies won. Now, Lynn will have us some of the cutest pancakes very soon. :))

    I wish Lilly a belated birthday...I adore her name.

    You are blessed to have such a giving neighbor..she must love you a lot...just like me.

  35. Kathleen, I don't know where to begin. I LOVE your hat on the door! It must have enticed your neighbor to come over and give you these treasures. I have a very similar divided dish. I've featured it on my blog before. I knew it was French, but I'm going to have to look into what Candy called a "wash stand". Were they used for washing? The Johnson Bros china is beautiful! I need my neighbors to purge good stuff like this! You must be a better neighbor than I am! Your Spring tablescape looked so fresh and inviting. Thank you for linking to Favorite Things. laurie

  36. The lavabo is priceless.. Omg.. and the dishes amazing.. Great neighbors you have. I'm totally jealous - oops happy for you beyond all joy! Happy Birthday to your granddaughter! Our youngest grandchild turns 4 today!

  37. Wow! That bowl turned out to be a real find, huh? Let me know if you ever get tired of it..! lol Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

  38. Happy Birthday to your sweet granddaughter, and congratulations to the lucky winners!

  39. Sure looks Springy here; what great photos. Happy birthday to your grand daughter. I love that flowery hat on your door. I really have to add one to my door when I get home.

  40. Happy Birthday to Lily Grace! Grandchildren are the best! Speaking of the best - that neighbor of yours is a treasure - I have never seen Johnson Brothers transferware in that pattern! Lucky you! Enjoy the season!

  41. Your picture plans for spring give me hope in amongst the 6 feet of snow we still have! It really has been a hard winter! Lovely dishes from your neighbour!


  42. Happy birthday to Lily. What a beautiful pattern from JB. I love that stuff. Just wonderful French piece too. Lucky purging of dishes. Lol

  43. What a great neighbor! Hmm, wonder if she would want to re-locate to my area? Love those dishes, very pretty. Belated birthday wishes to Lily, hope she had a fun day!

  44. Hey, lucky winners! I love the plates your neighbor gave you...nice neighbor! Love those dishes!..hmmm...maybe I should move next to her for a little vacation?! Who knows, I might come back with something like it! hahahahaaa
    Thank you so much for your lovely comments, I really appreciate it...since I found out the bed had come from France.
    Happy night!

  45. Happy birthday to your granddaughter, Lily! And love your tablescape, you always have such pretty ones! And those plates and the divided dish are lovely; you have a very nice neighbor to think of you!

  46. You know I'm drooling over those french plates. i knew when I scanned over the photos that they were special.
    Hey if you ever get tired of them I might be willing to take them off your hands:) haha



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