Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Kate Spade ~ Barbie Time

I love Barbie. I love collecting Barbie and all her fabulous clothes and accessories. So I decided to start sharing, the dolls in my collection, each week.

This week, I'm starting with my Kate Spade Barbie doll.

Kate Spade is a real life designer. She designs clothing and home accessories. The Barbie Collector website says that this doll is dressed in an outfit that reflects Kate's personal style.

Kate, the doll, is dressed in a floral print coat, which is belted at the waist.  It's almost a hot pink color with splashes of white, pale pink flowers and green leaves. My camera doesn't do the colors  justice. Beneath the coat is an ivory knit sweater and green shantung cigarette pants.-BCW

She carries a super-cute, wicker purse with green, "leather" trim.

Kate also carries this canvas tote bag, trimmed in green to match the purse. It's the perfect size to carry her adorable puppy with her, wherever she goes.

She wears green high heels, that slip right on.

Her jewelry is a necklace with matching earrings, gold and green in tone. And, she keeps her sunglasses, stylishly, on top of her head.

She hasn't been deboxed yet. I haven't decided if I will or not. Sometimes half the fun of collecting is the deboxing.

I hope you enjoyed Kate Spade, the Barbie doll this week.

Thanks for your visit!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Royal Albert ~Tea Cup Tuesday

Welcome! How are you today? We're having lots of cold rain today and tomorrow, which makes me so very sleepy. However, it's the perfect weather for a deliciously, delightful cup of tea!

I was going to share this tea cup and saucer set around Christmas time, but time slipped by so fast. I photographed this back in December, so you might see some Christmas decorations in the background

This pattern is called "Holly"and is part of a series by Royal Albert.  It's all beautifully handpainted. There are red and yellow berries, pale green and dark green leaves. The red holly berries are raised on the cup and saucer, so that you get a 3D effect when running your fingertips over the pattern.


The cup has lots of lovely, gold trim: on the handle, the rim, inside the cup and at the bottom.

The green on the leaves is so vibrant in person as are all the colors on this cup and saucer set.

The bottom of the cup with its Royal Albert stamp.

Thanks so much for visiting me today.

I'm linking up to:
Terri at Artful Affirmations and Martha at Martha's Favorites for Tea Cup Tuesday

Have a blessed week!