Sunday, July 18, 2010

provence rose {and signature moves}

My order from Cath Kidston arrived yesterday!

The three sets of cutlery just too pretty to be hidden away in a drawer, were washed and immediately placed in different jars. {I like jars}



I ordered sets of forks, knives, and spoons but couldn't decide between all green or all blue so I opted for both: green forks and knives, and blue teaspoons.



Each set came packaged in cardboard tubes featuring the same Provence Rose pattern as the cutlery handles. The little oilcloth bag was a last-minute Gee, while I'm already paying $20 for shipping, why not add one more teensy item to my shopping cart ...
{A signature Elyse move -- evidence here}



Even though ordering from Cath Kidston can end up being pricey (I never get the pounds-to-dollars things quite right and then there's the aforementioned shipping), I am never remorseful about my purchases because I enjoy them so much. I've already rationalized that this is possibly my birthday present (even though it's months away).
{Again with the signature moves}



Shipping is prompt, communication is good, and the items are packaged in containers worthy of display.

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At first I had my cereal bowls alongside but then thought maybe it looked too matchy-matchy.



I dug around for something white that wouldn't compete with the cutlery and pulled a few petal-shaped bowls from the back of a cupboard.


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As mentioned in my previous post, I've been moving furniture around in my living room. One more idea to try and I'll be ready to take pics to post.

Only in blogland could I ramble endlessly about flatware. For this and so much more, I am very thankful.

xo
elyse

59 comments:

PHARES CAUSEY said...

I LOOOOOOOVE them! I always forget about flatware/silverware. We use it all the time, it should be beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

debi said...

Love the cute cutlery! It's perfect in your sweet dining room! Love, love it!

koralee said...

Oh yes only in blogland do we all know where you are coming from!!! We can sooooo relate to your CK passion! I adore them...as much as I love your sweet little dinningroom..swoon..swoon! Yes only in blogland...xoxoxo

Name: female, not even with a capital F. I shit you not! said...

Very pretty on the eyes. :0)
(((hugs)))

julie - eab designs said...

How charming are those?!! Love them and love CK as well. Have to laugh over the birthday gifting idea.... I admit I often gift myself not one, but several things. These adorable cutlery sets are definitely worth gifting!

Rustique Gal said...

Elyse, you are so cute! I love the flatware and all the other sweet rosy things-they surely are right up your alley! Also can't wait to see the living room. Is that sweet message thingy in the LR? I love it!
Sherry

Katsui Jewelry said...

Elyse,
Those are so incredibly beautiful/cute/adorable. Only Cath Kidston can do that. I would love to order some...oh, it would be so deadly. The best I can do now is the stationery and stickers on Amazon!!!I covered a matchbox with some flowered and polka dot material with swatches I got on Etsy, so I guess I have had a bit more. I understand she sold in the US until a couple of years ago...so sad to have missed her!

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog and for the nice comment.Us blog babies sure appreciate it!
Hugs,
Suz

Alison said...

Fabulous! I love them! So glad you took the plunge.... now, maybe I need some cutlery to match my bowls?? Hmmmm....

Alison

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Yay! Oh! The tubes are so fun, too! Were you able to open them without much damage?

Your card holder peek looks migthy interesting... Hope to hear more rambling soon! ☺ ♥

Jill said...

Ramble as much as you want, sweetie-- I TOTALLY get it. Those utensils are so darn cute!
Hugs,
Jill

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Such a happy, happy post with pretty, pretty pictures. :)

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

I know you can hear me screaming, can't ya?! ADORABLE Elyse and so much fun! I LOVE them! You did get them fast, and I know it's because you really wanted them...fast! Sweet pictures.

Besty came by my Sweet Sassy Sadie Lee Blog to say hey! And she has a trailer! How exciting! She needs to get herself a blog!

Have a wonderful week sweetie!

Love,
Maryjane
YFGM
xox

Tip:
Hand wash your new set of silverware. I put a set in my dishwasher and after awhile the pattern faded. :(

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

OPPPS....

YF B M

LissyLou said...

i love the provance rose pattern xx

Theresa said...

LOVE it and they just look like YOU:) What a sweet display of your new birthday gift, hehe! Have a blessed day in your beautiful home! HUGS!

Claudia said...

Oh, very cute! And so beautifully packaged - isn't it nice when you can save all the packaging because it is so gorgeous?

xo
Claudia

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

FUN! FUN! FUN! I love it all!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Bad girl! Naughty, naughty! I got my china on Sat. too..I felt soooooooooo
guilty watching that poor Fedex guy lugging that BIG box up to my front door in all this heat...NOT! Hee! ;}

c.minion {purveyor of fine evility}

Mrs. Cozy Home said...

OOH to die for ... love how they look in the jars and love your beautiful kitchen, they are the perfect compliment!

Glitter & Bliss said...

How adorable!!! Love those!! I hope you are doing well, my sweet friend!!

Sandi said...

These are so pretty Elyse and so you! :)
Love your signature moves...I do the same thing! I figure if I am paying that much for shipping, I may as well get more bang for my buck!!
Happy Monday!!
Blessings~

Toby Tea Cozy said...

I plan on getting these for our new kitchen, they look lovely on display there!

stefanie said...

oh, you are right, they are way to pretty to live in a drawer!!!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Oh yes, rambling enlessly about flatware from Cath Kidston is so RIGHT! The little bag is really cute and was also the RIGHT thing to do! It's looking wonderful.

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh, so fabulous, Elyse! Those should definitely not be shut up in a drawer--wisely done, my friend!

Enjoy your new beauties!

Julie

Jen Kershner said...

You've about got me convinced to place an order. Here's how we should look at it, it's cheaper than a round trip plan ticket, right?

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I love them, Elyse! I'd leave them out in jars too. In fact I have my menagerie of cutlery sitting on the cabinet in various old crocks I've picked up at garage sales and such.
Brenda

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Love your new treasures. I went to their website and I could just go nuts How did you figure out what the price is in US $? Anyway it looks great in your cottage home.
-Danielle

Jeanne said...

Wow that was quick! I love the new cutlery...it's SO you!
xo
jeanne

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, how lovely. They are even nicer than in the catalog. You must be thrilled.
Karen

Country Dreaming said...

Very cute--as always they go well with everything!

Melinda

aimee said...

Oh my they are soooo cute! I love your kitchen too ;) can't wait to see the pics of your furniture.
Blessings,
Aimee

Stadsmuis said...

Oh, I loooooove your pale green walls! I've been thinking about painting mine and now I am convinced! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!!

X Debby

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

It is so nice to have so many others that find flatware so interesting huh? lol!!! I love that too!

LOVE your purchases from CK... and your dining room is so beautiful!

xoxo

Jen said...

Oh! I love the forks...Sooo pretty!
Thanks for stopping by I'm your newest follower!

Shabbyfufu said...

How cute and so "Elyse" for sure! Good thing to treat yourself every now and then....make that~ treat yourself OFTEN *-*, ~xo~ Janet

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

I don't blame you, Elyse, for getting excited about flatware. Yours from Cath Kidston are soooo cottage cute! I, too, see the pound prices, get confused about the conversion, then change my mind about ordering, which is a good thing for me! The confusion saves me loads of $!

Olivia~ said...

Oh my sweetness I love these darling silvey! Ohhhh and your little nook is darling! I am soooo excited I discovered you...if you have time stop by and say hi!
hugs,
Olivia

Creative Carmelina said...

girl! i adore your flatware ramblings! hehee....those are adorable and I'm happy to see that you've not hidden them away....they really are fun to look at and why not brighten up your room decor with them, they are a prime accessory afterall!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Honey said...

How pretty is that silverware!! I agree with you....my friends just don't "get me" with most things. But, bloggers do. I have wanted to order something from CK for awhile. Maybe I will say it is for my birthday as well (except it was in May! Hee hee. :)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Gasping and drooling.... I LOVE Cath Kidston. I've purchased a few things too...aren't they just so darn happy?? I actually added that same little bag (different pattern) to my shopping cart when I ordered awhile back. I have all sorts of ways of rationalizing the shipping expense too...

Warm hugs,
Spencer

Deb said...

Wow, Elyse, these are so beautiful. Gotta get me some Cath!

My next giveaway is up, too!

Blessings

dolldoll said...

I love everything! Such adorable cutlery

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

CUUUUTTTTEEEEEEE!!!!!! No drawers for these!!!!!! Enjoy them!!!!

KatCollects said...

Soooo pretty, love them. And they look good in the jars! Wishing you a beautiful week.
Hugs,
Kathy

Parsley said...

Stopping by for the first time. I recently joined the Bloggerette Sorority and wanted to meet some of the 'sisters'.

My blog door is always open for new friends. Drop by, help yourself to some tea and cookies and meet my 6 dogs.

God bless.

Anonymous said...

I've been looking for cute flatware for YEARS! No one carries beautiful or cute flatware in store! & that drives me nuts. How much$ were their pieces?

I was leaving this comment on the old popsicle stick boxes blogpost, but it got deleted:
I LOVE this color & these boxes are SO CUTE, did they sell? How much?

Jenny Shain, Life Coach to Creative Women
Here's my art website:
http://pummeledbyadoringfans.wordpress.com/

Martina Voigt-Schmid said...

Soooo sweet this new cutlery, makes my heart sing! It's great to indulge in pretty things sometimes - celebrate the day!

LaurieStar said...

What pretty things! I especially love the blue set. I love seeing pics of your kitchen and house - they inspire me!

Cottage Flair said...

LOVE them!!! I just got boring new flatware with simple green lucite handles. Yours are too pretty!!
Jennifer

Rosie said...

Oh this is P*U*R*E SUMMER...love their flowery goodness...YUM...smile on Rosie

Ana said...

How pretty...Love Cath Kidston stuff...It all looks perfect in your pretty dining room.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Biljana said...

Hi, I am your newest follower, nice to meet you Bloggerette Sister.
You have such beautiful blog, I take your button:))
Greetings from Europe, Biljana

Couture de Papier said...

OOOO I love this pattern.. and your room has a good aura..so relaxing.Yes I am feeling uplifted again getting energy work done its awesome!

Shabby Addict said...

WOWWW! Those are GORGEOUS! Prettiest silverware I've ever seen! Can they go in the dishwasher or do you have to handwash them? I'd be so nervous to use them!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Love that new flatware! It looks perfect in your cottage.
Hugs,
Penny

Diane said...

Oh I love the choices you made and yes you can talk about anything you want in this wonderful world of ours "Blogland" Very nice packages too. oxox, Diane

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Elyse, your house is stunning! Seriously beautiful magazine looking! And only in blogland could we derive so much pleasure from looking at silverware. Those are so pretty!

Rebecca♥

marĂ­a cecilia said...

I so love those provencal roses!!!! Love your choices!!!!