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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Vintage Charleton Porcelain Water Basin

I bought this vintage Charleton white porcelain water basin at the auction last summer.   I've just had it hung on a wall where it wouldn't get broken, but it's too pretty to just hang there!

So, this morning I decided to fill it with roses. some ivy, and a lace bow.    It looks perfect on the wall next to our newly painted white cabinet.
Picture 1 shows how the basin looked before it was filled with flowers.....Pic 2 is of the marking on the back.....Pic 3 is my (not very clear)  auction receipt  (second from the bottom... $5)   If you have any info on my water basin, I would love for you to share it with me.

I liked the white tiered table and "dressed" piano stool that was already there, so I left them ... 
But, I replaced the flower arrangement that I had on top of the tiered table with this child bust.   I dressed her in a Battenburg lace top, some pearls necklaces, and made a flower crown for her little head. 
I didn't have anything on the second tier before, so I put some pink depression glass on it.   I have pink depression glass in the cabinet next to the table, so now they kind of match.

I hung an angel on each side of the basin....added some doilies to the vignette.... and hung a small metal sign under the basin.

Now, I can't decide whether I like the bust on the left or the right of the basin.....
Which way do you like her?
For now, she is on the left...but I don't know for how long...lol!





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38 comments:

  1. That is a really lovely piece but I don't know anything about it. I love that bust, too. xo Diana

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  2. Left is perfect - very sweet!

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  3. Penny,
    this is so lovely. I'm a huge Shabby Chic fan and I love anything vintage. I so envy your space to display all this beauty around you all the time. Thank you for linking up with us tonight at Wake Up Wednesday. I always seeing your new creations. You have a great eye for beauty.
    Angel

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  4. I love looking at all your lovely photos. I'm a Pink Girl and I love, LOVE flowers especially Roses. I like your pretty little girl on the left. On the right, her head wreath seemed to create to much of a flower 'clump' with the flowers above.

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  5. I love your decor..you know exactly what your style is. I do not. I wish I did. It's just whatever I like and the problem is..I like so many things. I want the whites and pinks..your is just so lovely and delicate and interesting. I poke around in your photo's nearly as bad as I would if I were right there in your sweet home! Just so adorable. I cannot accomplish it, I've tried. I, perhaps, still don't know who I am. LOL That child statue is precious. Where on earth do you find such things as that? :) It's ok. You don't have to tell. :)

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    1. Goodmorning! I found that sweet bust at a little shop in Branson Mo a couple of years ago...$25.00. She came to me in a pink childs shirt and baby bonnet, which she wears sometimes. I think your style is beautiful! I learned a long time ago to decorate only for ME...I really don't follow trends ....and I never buy anything that I don't LOVE. Somehow it all comes together...Hugs, Penny

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  6. absolument ravissant
    un déco Shabby chic très romantique
    tendresse
    edith

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  7. So very beautiful!! I love the look and wish I had more of your decorating style. Was not blessed with that gene.

    Thanks so much for linking up with Wake Up Wednesday!

    Laura @ Mice In The Kitchen
    http://www.miceinthekitchen.com/

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  8. So beautiful!!! Love all vintage decorative elements and the stunning roses arrangements.Thanks for sharing.
    Have a nice week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  9. That bust is so lovely! Your decorating style is always wonderful
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  10. Everything looks just beautiful Penny! Thanx for coming to the party.

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  11. Very lovely Penny. The water basin is very cool, as is that gorgeous clock in the corner! I like the bust on the left the best too. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week! ~Deborah

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  12. Thanks Penny for linking up at Wake Up Wednesday – hope you are enjoying the party! ~Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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  13. Hi Penny!!!

    Beautifully elegant!!!

    Pam
    xoxo

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  14. It¨s very nice. The clock is beautifully. Hugs

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  15. It's gorgeous Penny, congrats!!
    Xo.

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  16. Hi Penny, I like your blog style, nice & elegant!
    XO
    Pi:)

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  17. So stunning! Absolutely gorgeous and such a serene, peaceful setting. What a gift to be able to express your creativity in this way ;o) I love every inch of this display. Thanks for sharing! Nina @ mamas*little*treasures

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  18. Your photos of what you do everyday is amazing and I love the fact that you have a child bust.

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  19. such lovely treasures thanks so much for sharing at Meet the Neighbors

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  20. How much do we all love a deal???? and yours centainly was one!! I prefer the bust on the right, I think it balances better the composition.

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  21. You have so many lovely things! Love that clock, and the bust...and...!!!
    Thanks for sharing at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday. :)

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  22. Precioso jarrón!! Tienes un montón de cosas bonitas.
    Saludos

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  23. It looks so sweet with the flowers in it! Love that corner with all the whites and pinks! Thanks for linking to TTF!

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  24. Quedó ideal, y muy divertido. Yo también le puse algunos complementos a un busto :)

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  25. Penny,
    What a sweet vignette!! Love the basin hanging on the wall!! So unique!!

    And that Batternburg Lace top is stunning on that Child's Bust!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  26. That's a very pretty piece. You have such lovely and fun things. I love all your pink depression glass, Penny.
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  27. Realmente esa una pieza bien bonita que luce adorable junto a las flores. Saluditos!!!

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  28. Truly a romantic place!

    Happy Pink week.


    Regina

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  29. Beautiful, love the peachy flowers and lace around it too :) thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays..

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  30. Beautiful Penny. Love the water basin! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  31. You have such a pretty style! Thanks for sharing at Hit Me With Your Best Shot...Can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!

    ~Ariean http://onekriegerchick.com/

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  32. Beautiful, your home, and your blog!!!, i´ve met your world through Colorin Colorado blog!.

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  33. What a gorgeous water basin! Like you I would be afraid of her breaking, but she does look beautiful in her new home. I like the bust on the left! Your home and style is ever so pretty, and thanks for sharing at Sunday's Best!

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