Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Vivid and delicate


This little dish, I found in a charity shop, and it was covered in thick gloss paint. Someone had used it to hold paint rather than had been attempting to paint it. I risked 50 pence on it, took it home and got to work. I scraped off the paint carefully and found this beautiful and exquisite hand painted scene underneath. The colours, pale and delicate but the gold still vivid.

These perfect little blooms plucked from my rockery this morning are very at home here. Inspired by Lisbeth via Lou's Nature in the Home.

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  1. so pretty, what a lovely little plate too! x

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  2. The plate and the flowers are perfect together, what a great find for 50p. Katie x

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    1. Yes it was lucky, sometimes it pays to look carefully and take a chance, thanks Jo x

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  3. Just gorgeous ... they complement each other perfectly ... Bee xx

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    1. Thank you Bee, kind of you to say that, Jo x

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  4. For a moment there I thought the flowers on the left were part of the plate, beautiful and clever photography x

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    1. Thank you, they just look so similar. I wonder if they were the same little flowers the person that painted the dish had in front of them! Jo x

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  5. So pretty! What a good find. X

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    1. Thanks Laura, kind of you to say so, Jo x

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  6. What a find! It's lovely :)

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    1. Thanks Laura, much appreciated, Jo xx

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  7. What a transformation! I cant believe someone would do that to a pretty dish like this. It's got a second life with you now :)

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    1. Cheers Heather, Its a very pretty wee thing. It has a signature of who painted it on the back! Jo x

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  8. Vivid and delicate indeed. Lovely shot.

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    1. Thanks Josie, I appreciate that a lot, Jo x

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  9. What a beautiful little discovery - your rockery flowers match just perfectly! I think you were meant to find it and uncover its beauty x

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    1. Thank you very much, it is a lovely find, Jo xx

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  10. So beautiful, Jo, your blooms echo the ones on the plate perfectly. Good salvage job - to think someone put paint in this dish!! x

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    1. Hi, I know its terrible that someone put paint on it. It was in one of those assorted junk boxes that you find on the bottom shelves in charity shops! Jxx

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  11. Fabulous, 50p well invested I reckon, and such a good choice of flower to complement your new find, love it!

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    1. Thank Suzie, much appreciated, Jo xx

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  12. How sweet that little plate is ... what a bargain :)

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    1. Thank you Annie, thats very kind, Jo xx

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