Wednesday, January 11, 2012


This romantic Valentine -like card I want to "send" to all of my dear blogging friends all over the world, to say thankyou ,for the most wonderful year gone. Thankyou also to new followers, I am so very happy to welcome you, and to experience your blogs,-- I look forward to many beautiful hours in your compagny-both new and old friends.

I also would like to show you this -I think-beautiful collection of english tee- and dinner service set.

I bought it many years ago, in a local antique store, and payed very little for all .

There is everything needed for 8 persons for dinner and tea-

and with so many different paintings /motives-which I love.-maybe you saw that on the dinner plate, there is
 snow falling!

And only on this 3 different pieces there are also 3 different motives.

here two dishes

I love to use this set in wintertime, and I love the name : Harvest time, The Friendly village.

We already started on second week in January-and I must say I so enjoy the quietnes and piece- that alwayes follows a new year here on this little island- piece to  breathe,and start all over creating for the new season to come,arriving with spring in May.

I hope you also have time to breathe, and to feel the new year slowly starting to take form.
I send you many hugs and love-


Draffin Bears said...

Dear Dorthe,

Thank you so much for the romantic Valentine card, you so kindly gave us.
Also for your beautiful friendship, so lovely to know you and I do love visiting you and your wonderful blog.
Your dinner set is so beautiful and love the gorgeous snowy scenes.
Enjoy the peace and quiet on your little Island, and I will do the same - here though we have many tourists that come over to enjoy the beach and summer.

Happy Thursday

Anonymous said...

Thank you for a great little Card! I love it. I have a little blog and was able to mail several of my followers Christmas cards. I have met so many sweet and kind people in blogland. I love your Dinner set. I had something like that years ago, but I think it was made by Knowles company? It is just lovely! Hugs, one of your followers, Kim C ^i^

Jann said...

Happy New Year, Dorthe! The valentine is beautiful, and your dishes are just lovely!

Hopemore Studio said...

DOrthe, Just had to chuckle...this was the dining set we used all yearlong when I was a kid!! It was my mom's favorite. I ate SO much tomato soup in those bowls.

Suztats said...

Hoping your peaceful time is full of wonderful creativity, Dorthe. Lovely china set.

Shane Pollard said...

Dear Dorthe

Such a pretty card!

I love your dinner set with the winter scenes - it would be beautiful on your Christmas table.
A real treasure and thank you for showing us.


morkaren said...

Sødt kort, og dejligt fajangsestel. v.h. morkaren.

Karina Beck said...

Rigtig smukt kort, du har lavet.

suziqu's thread works said...

My dear sweet friend
That is such a beautiful card for your friends - who are like angels without wings to pick us up when we fall and to share in the joys of heartfelt things.
I so appreciate your beautiful friendship from afar!
That is a stunning dinner set Dorthe and probably quite rare with the gorgeous images of Winter snow scenes - a treasure, a keepsake and a joy to use!
I look forward so much to your new beautiful creations throughout the coming year.
Love you and hug you,

Sue said...

Such a beautiful Valentine and your words are lovely! I too love this time of year (for the same reasons as you) and if I had a beautiful dinner set like yours, I would be setting my table with it!


Mosaic Magpie said...

Wonderful post, full of love. I wish you the happiest of new years, my friend.

Anneke said...

wow, this is very beautiful crockery Dorthe, and a treasure to have in your house.
in local stores you find sometimes the most beautiful things.

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a gorgeous set of dishes! It's amazing that you found a complete set. I love the beautiful winter scene that they show. You are welcome to link them to our Linky party and share.
Happy new year!

Judy said...

The Johnson Bros. "Friendly Village" dishes you have here are the same ones I use everyday. I loved them years ago when we lived in Virginia and proceeded to buy enough place settings for eight people. I don't have the wonderful coffee pot, pitcher and covered dish. So, I love your choices!! Hugs to you!

Unknown said...

I so love your china, incredible!
Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Your collection is beautiful. I love the wintry scene. Thank you for your friendship as well and your comment on my blog touched me today.



Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Dorthe you are just such a sweetie:) The card is beautiful.
Stay warm and have a great week.

Vicki said...

Hi, Dorthe. What a lovely collection. I love the name too. So sweet. I'm looking forward to a peaceful weekend. Have a few more things to put away and want to stay close to home and feather my nest! Take care.

marie said...

The valentine card is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us Dorthe.

The dishes are wonderful...all the beautiful little scenes and colors! What "A Friendly Village" it is!

Createology said...

Dorthe Dear...Thank You for sharing so much with all of us! Your dishes are beautiful and I can see why you use them for winter with those gorgeous scenes. Happy creating dear...

Sandy said...

Hi sweetie,

Wow your card is absolutely beautiful. Perfect way to say Thanks. I love the harmony on it.

Have a lovely new day my dear friend. xoxo

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

The card is beautiful and so romantic, dear Dorthe! I've never seen such an amazing dinner and tea set before. The patterns are so pretty and just perfect for this time of the year.
Have a lovely day, sweetie :-)!
Ganz viele liebe Grüße und kys og knus,

Bożenka said...

Wszystko sliczne. Pozdrawiam

bohemiannie! art said...

Thank you for the beautiful Valentine! Love back to you! Your china is quite a treasure!

Emilie said...

Kære Dorthe.
Tak for din fine hilsen og kort. Det er bedårende. Så sødt med den lille pige og englen.
Godt at høre, at du nyder de stille stunder her efter nytår.
Jeg ser frem til weekenden, hvor vi vist skal være så heldige at få solskin herovre vestpå.
Knus, Emilie.

Viola said...

Hallo Süße,
Dein Kärtchen ist ja sooo zauberhaft!
Und ich muß Julia Recht geben: Dein Service passt wirklich wundervoll zu dieser Jahreszeit. Wünsche Dir noch einen schönen Tag, Liebe!
Herzliche Grüße und einen dicken Knuddler, Viola :o)

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Dear Dorthe
Your card is as sweet as you. Adore the colours, the image and most importantly the sentiment behind it. We Follow and visit because we love your creations and you are such a lovely woman.
What a pretty tea service and isn't the name such fun.
We had terrible storms during the night but today it is bright and there is peace, no winds at all :)
Wishes to you dear friend.

Angela Richardson said...

A beautiful Valentine Dorthe, so beautifully soft and romantic.

You china is lovely. Doesn't everything taste better in something so special.

Hugs, Angela.

sharon said...

OMG Dorthe! Those dishes are to die so beautiful! Your card is very gorgeous, so romantic!
I have been so busy with life stuff Dorthe, will write soon. Always thinking of you!

mette laumann said...

Hej søde
Der er en der bliver mega glad , det er SÅ fin , jeg elsker romantik <3
og det kan man da hvist også sige om det vildt søde stil det er jo som at være overe ved melsted ;O)
knus mette

Sonya Badgley said...

Dear Dorthe,
The card is lovely! The dish ware is gorgeous! I've never seen any like it and I love the colors (my kitchen!) :) I hope your new year brings you much peace and happiness and an infinite amount of love.
hugs and love,

Sugar Lump Studios said...

What a gorgeous Valentine! so sweet! Your dishes remind me of my former husband's Grandmother. She had a set similar (of many) and lived in New England...lots of antiques in that part of the country. They are so beautiful!
We have SNOW - and no more sun! :( But it is January - so I guess that is the normal thing to have here this time of year! :) Happy Weekend my friend...stay warm! xoxo

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I have the Friendly Village dishes, too, Dorthe! Don't you love them?

Rustique Gal said...

You are so sweet to share your valentine with all of us. What a beautiful dinner/tea set! I love the different themes too. Very "country" would fit into many decors. Enjoy your peace and quiet, dear!

Ella said...

I love your Valentine card, so pretty!
The dishes are stunning. I love the detail, so magical!
enJOY your quiet and the peace of the season~ I always enjoy visiting you! (((hugs)))

My Creative House said...

Se efter en engel med vinger når vi skal mødes søde, jeg er en ven og jeg har da vinger - ha ha. Very beautiful card my dear, love you english tee- and dinner service it's so wonderful.
Hugs Anni

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous set of china! I can see why you're so smitten with it...thanks for sharing...

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Dorthe,
I always feel so much love when I come to your blog, my friend! and I adore this card--thank you so much!! And I love your dishes...they are beautiful and so cozy!! Gorgeous! Wishing you a happy Sunday!

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Dorthe,
What a lovely card and lovely sentiments. Your newest creations in your last part are also wonderful!
I have a new passion for brown English transferware, so thank you for sharing your Johnson Bros service.
enJOY a lovely week,

(I just emailed you again, please let me know if you don't receive the info)

she dreams big! said...

How I wish I could be one of the eight that got to share a meal with you and your beautiful dishes! I love that you actually use them!

Suz said...

Pretty card, Dorthe. It is so sweet of you to think of us. I wish I could be dining with you and using that wonderful tea set. That is really beautiful. The red just glows against the darker colors! I imagine is makes for a very cozy meal!!!
If I have failed to say it, thank you so much for you support of me right now. you are a special special woman and it means so very much!

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Hi Dorthe,

Such a beautiful post! The card is beautiful and I adore your gorgeous dishes.


Lynn Stevens said...

A beautiful Valentine Dorthe but the dinnerware tugs at my heartstrings... My Grandma had many of the same pieces. Made me smile. Such sweet memories of dinner at her home, she was a wonderful cook. I miss her so.
Hugs Lynn

Sandi said...

What a lovely valentine card Dorothy!!

My aunt had dishes like these , but she has passed on bless her heart. I haven't a clue what became of them. Maybe one of her children has them.

Gaby Bee said...

Happy New Year, Dorthe!

Your china is enchanting! Love all the wonderful scenes and the colors. The name "Harvest time, The Friendly village" is simply perfect.


the old white house said...

Those dishes would make a beautiful table, they are so unique, what a great find! I love your card, and the new creations from your last post are just wonderful as well Dorthe!
I am tidying up around here, remaking curtains and washing walls along with some new creations as well. life. is. good.
Have a wonderful week!

Lisa Graham said...

Hi Dorthe,
thank you for the valentine card. It's so sweet! The dishes you have are amazing...what a great collection. We can't have nice dishes at our house because my husband always seems to break them when he's washing them. : )

Jillayne said...

Oh I love your dishes! They are so beautiful and must be so perfect for the wintry days inside by the fire. Someday I am going to go to England and get something like that!
We are in the thick of cold winter weather so days and nights are spent indoors with a fire every day - so cozy and warm and peaceful. It sounds wonderful where you are too Dorthe... enjoying these peaceful days!

Evi said...

Hi dear Dorthe,
I am coming out of hybernation and am visiting my favorite blogs again. I absolutely love these dishes. And I also love the name. I have never seen anything like it.
And you are even more blessed to have found them at such a good price.
I also looked at all the fabulous gifts and things you purchased on your last post. Everything is so lovely. I am always in awe of what people come up with. Love that little tree. I think it is quite alright to keep it out for awhile and enjoy.
I just finished putting everything away today.
Now I am dealing with computer problems never ends, sigh...
Lots of hugs,