Monday, April 18, 2011

Spode, Pavillions, and More Pics of the Chicken Babies…

Warning… this is one of my random posts. Enjoy!

Yesterday, Mrs. Cartwright and I spent a bit of time browsing the gift shop at Fort Vancouver. Within a few minutes of our arrival we zeroed in on some lovely reproduction Spode dishes. We were delighted to find them and we learned they are no longer being produced so we snatched a few before they are no longer available.

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The patterns range from 1806 to 1816 and they are taken from the original copper plates. I am quite pleased with them.

Aaron and I have been doing a lot of work in our back yard. Cleaning out a ton of overgrown plants and weeds and landscaping it a bit. One of the things I have always wanted is a pavilion where we can have dinners and parties with protection from the elements, if needed. So, Aaron is setting about designing our garden tent, and I’m sooo excited for it to be finished.

This is the general idea and inspiration. We plan to put our current dining set outside when we get our new set this summer.

And finally, more pics of the girls. They are getting so big and have a ton of new feathers. It’s been a joy watching them grow and learn. IMG_0057

Henrietta

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Catherine the Great

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And Georgina

Well, that’s all I have for you today :) Have a lovely rest of your Monday!

Love,

Lauren

3 Witty Sentiments:

Jenni said...

That pavilion is stunning. Lovely idea!

MrsC said...

Oh I have visions of you all supping repast in the tent and feeding the chickens under the table!

Kleidung um 1800 said...

I'm really fond of this random post!
After all the work you've put in the garden, I can totally picture you & your husband having a lovely picknick under the pavillion and enjoying tea and biscuits from the lovely reproduction Spode dish, while watching the chicken roaming the garden!
Sabine