My Birthday Gifts – a hand painted platter

by Sherry
I just realized I never showed you my birthday gift.
 Well, it has only been two months!
You may remember my post about our trip to the Mt Dora Extravaganza and how I chose
a couple of things for my birthday.  It’s no secret that I love almost anything blue and white
and when I saw this Italian platter it had my name all over it.
The platter is hand painted and most likely from the mid to late 1800s.
For now it is just sitting on this table with a pair of Italian apothecary jars.  The platter
will be hung next trip home.
My other gift was this reproduction capital.  I loved the capital but the color of the
wood was a little yellow for my taste.
I’ll be back soon to show you the paint treatment I used and with pictures of where I
put the capital.
Thanks for visiting!

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Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home April 27, 2013 - 11:58 pm

Gorgeous! Love your vignette and your clock is beautiful…the perfect backdrop for your beautiful blue & white! Would love for you to share tomorrow at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
Happy belated birthday!

Anne April 27, 2013 - 11:58 pm

Happy belated birthday Sherry! What a beautiful platter! Love that corbel! What a great find!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style April 28, 2013 - 12:06 am

Sherry, that platter is amazing. I was going to buy one of those corbels at High Point market, but they were all sold.

Marigene April 28, 2013 - 12:22 am

Love the platter…it reminds me of the Brownfield elf plates of the same era.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) April 28, 2013 - 12:43 am

Oh my word, I love both the platter and the corbel. Gorgeous pieces and such great finds. Thanks so much for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

FABBY'S LIVING April 28, 2013 - 12:58 am

Beautiful birthday present sweet very fave kind!! Love the vignette. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Deserae April 28, 2013 - 2:02 am

Happy belated birthday!!! What a gorgeous platter….it looks beautiful placed on the table. I can't wait to see it after you get it hung! I have a capital just like yours on my French baker's rack :o)

Junkchiccottage April 28, 2013 - 3:14 am

Hi Sherry,
I love the blue platter. Lot's of fun character. I too love your clock in the background. Really beautiful.

sweet violets April 28, 2013 - 4:04 am

I am lusting after the platter!!! Lucky you to have such a beautiful find!!! Love the jars and the clock too!!!

Sue April 28, 2013 - 11:46 am

Blue and white is a wonderful color combination, IMHO. Your platter is so pretty and unusual. Looking forward to seeing your paint transformation on the column base.
🙂 Sue

Ron April 28, 2013 - 12:18 pm

I cannot wait to see what you do with the corbel. Great gifts, Sherry.

Christina April 28, 2013 - 2:07 pm

what great birthday treasures! Love the blue and white! can't wait to see what you do with the wooden pice too!

Something Nice and Pretty April 28, 2013 - 3:45 pm

Happy belated birthday Sherry, mine was this month the 7th but I'm just ignoring it, it gets so tiring turning 29 every year.LOL
Love the Italian platter, so happy you found it for your birthday!

Ma[email protected] April 28, 2013 - 3:57 pm

The platter is really one of kind, being hadn painted. And I love your clock we can see in the background.

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home April 29, 2013 - 3:49 am

Birthday gifts that just keep on giving!!! Lovely.

peggy braswell April 29, 2013 - 9:59 pm

loved seeing your birthday present + can't wait to see the color of the column base.

lynn cockrell April 29, 2013 - 11:07 pm

What wonderful gifts, Sherry! Can't wait to see what you do with the corbel.

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles April 30, 2013 - 2:15 am

Your birthday gifts are beautiful. I love blue/white dishes as well, and that corbel is impressive- I can't wait to see what you do with it.

~Lavender Dreamer~ April 30, 2013 - 4:54 pm

The hand painted platter is just gorgeous! You had fun on your birthday. I live near Mt. Dora but don't go very often. Now I'm wanting to go again!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch May 1, 2013 - 1:57 pm

Love the planter and the corbel. Great finds. I hope you had a wonderful birthday!!

Liz @ Quirky Vistas May 1, 2013 - 10:34 pm

Sherry, I'm struggling with some of the same upload issues and even the loading of certain blogs. I appreciate your dedication to the party and us. Thanks so much for your time!

The Tablescaper May 1, 2013 - 10:44 pm

Such pretty things. Happy belated birthday.

– The Tablescaper

Pamela May 2, 2013 - 1:54 am

Sherry I love all your treasures! I have been trying to find some of those corbels for awhile now. They come in three different sizes. I wish I knew who made them. Your blue platter is just beautiful! Sounds like you had a great birthday. Thanx for partying at my place!


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