It's Monday which means that it's time to visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to see what other transformations have taken place.
After we built the breakfast room we found a perfect baker's rack for one wall. A great place for plants, some birds, the garden books.
But I found that the first year, the plants did well on the baker's rack -- from this winter on, it was a bit too hot for the plants -- so I got another rack for the plants and moved them to the north window -- they are MUCH happier there!
So, with the plants gone -- SOMETHING needed to go on the baker's rack . . .
And, I have a big collection of blue and white -- mostly Spode pieces.
And I love the look of the Welsh dressers filled with transferware often blue and white
So I decided to put the blue and white on the baker's rack -- a great way to display a favorite collection -- I can "show off" my teapots and my tureens and I think it gives me a bit of that English country look in the breakfast room.
Because the shelves are glass, to get the plates to stand up I used plate stands, small metal ones and I don't think they are that noticable.
The red tureen is there to give the blue and white some "punch"! It's the unexpected element of the baker's rack and picks up the red in the lampshade.
I like the new look of the baker's rack -- I like the fact that I can see and admire my blue and white every day.
I'm probably the last person to have a baker's rack, Welsh dresser or cabinet in which there is a display of transferware! Everyone else has had theirs "forever"!
Will it be that way forever? Probably not. But it does suit me for now!