Hello Dear Readers!
Happy Monday and
Happy Monday Morning Blooms!
I am joining Lidy, Mary and Pam
for another inspiration filled
post for all of you flower and
garden loving friends.
The links to their beautiful
creations are at the end of this post.
We are continuing with our
“Anything Goes” theme.
So here goes. . .
I chose Peonies and Lenox today.
You are probably wondering
about the title of this post.
Well of course there’s a story!
As I was shopping the house,
looking for an idea for this post
and what container I should use
for my pretty flowers that I just bought.
I passed by this beautiful bowl
by Lenox that was on our
Master Bedroom mantel.
How did I obtain this beautiful bowl?
I was at a friend’s estate (moving) sale.
She and two other friends said that I have
to have this bowl to make an arrangement in.
I hesitated (for a nano second) and gladly accepted
her gift….and then she gave me another one!
I know that there has not been much
desire for the younger generations to
have Lenox pieces/dinnerware.
Most of the younger generations
want dinnerware and accessories
from places like Pottery Barn or Crate and Barrel.
Now, don’t get me wrong,
I like Pottery Barn and
Crate and Barrel too; however,
dinnerware/china such as Lenox and
Waterford, etc. are of such
wonderful quality and are timeless.
When done properly, mixing the
timeless china with an updated/trendy
piece of dinnerware is a great look.
YEARS ago, my friend and I would make
a monthly trip to the outlet mall to
scour deals at Lenox and Waterford.
(Oh and the shoe stores too!)
I still have those pieces.
(Not so much the shoes!)
The reticulated apple jar is part
of a set. An apple, pear and pineapple.
The other two are waiting for the apple’s
return to the shelf in the Master Bedroom.
Oh, by the way,
the petite candlesticks are
also from my friend’s estate sale.
There are no candles in them; however,
it’s the latest thing (or not so)
to display them with no candles.
What do you think?
Back to the subject of Lenox.
Lenox is an American company
founded in 1889 originally
called the Ceramic Art Company.
by Walter Scott Lenox.
They still produce beautiful dinnerware
and accessories. My favorite set of
Christmas dishes are Lenox Holiday Tartan
(no longer available).
The Lenox bowl which contains
the flower arrangement of
Peonies, Pink Roses, and White Stock
belonged to the mother of my friend’s husband.
I told her that it will be well loved.
And it is.
I used wet floral foam
that was placed in a smaller bowl
than the Lenox bowl.
The container within a container.
I do this procedure
when I want to protect a beautiful
I created this arrangement,
using my usual “bowl method”
starting with one flower placed
at the top center and working
my way down.
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Maybe one day there will be a
comeback for this beautiful, creamy
fine bone china that is still
manufactured here in the U.S.
in a “neighboring town” of
Kinston, North Carolina.
(currently closed due to the COVID-19 virus)
I do love to mix trendy things with my
“collected” decor; however, I tend to hang
on to the classics. Hey, wallpaper made
a great comeback! …. so did brass!
So there is hope for the creamy, ivory Lenox.
Did you know that Lenox was the first
North American bone china to be used
in the White House?
Lenox is the last significant
manufacturer of bone china in the U.S.
Hope you enjoyed my flowers in Lenox today.
Now it’s time for you to visit my lovely
Monday Morning Blooms friends!!
Pam ~ ~ Everyday Living
Lidy ~ ~ FrenchGardenHouse
Mary ~ ~ Home Is Where The Boat Is
And Me! ~ ~ Housepitality Designs
Have a most beautiful day everyone!