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Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady

Updated on December 3, 2015

My Country Diary China and Book

I do love my Country Diary kitchen and will never get tired of it.
I do love my Country Diary kitchen and will never get tired of it. | Source

The Book That Inspired My Kitchen

Edith Holden's Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady has brought me much pleasure over the last 30 years and I anticipate it continuing to bring me pleasure for many more years. I wanted to share this book with you because it has been so special to me. After reading the book, I saw the china and knew that I wanted it. My sweet husband gave me a set for our Anniversary and one thing led to another. Soon I had re-decorated my whole kitchen in Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady. That was about 30 years ago and I have not gotten tired of it yet. This is my story. I hope you enjoy it and I do appreciate your visit here.

Photo: This Noritake China pattern has been discontinued but each type of piece represents a month from the diary with one of Edith Holden's beautiful watercolors. The dinner plate here is the month of August with the Common Red Poppy, Hare-bell, and Mayweed. Around the rim is a quote that she used in her book by R. Cambe Miller: "Fairest of months! Ripe Summer's Queen The hey-day of the year with robes that gleam with sunny sheen, Sweet August doth appear."

Photo by OhMe: My Country Diary place setting with my copy of the book, Country Diary of An Edwardian Lady.

Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady Available On Amazon - Click the product to read reviews, purchase or to browse around Amazon

I have treasured this book for over 30 years. It is sheer joy to peruse! Sometimes I refer back to it when I want to be inspired.

The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady, 1906: A Facsimile Reproduction of a Naturalist's Diary
The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady, 1906: A Facsimile Reproduction of a Naturalist's Diary

If you enjoy learning about Wildflowers and Birds and if you enjoy seeing beautiful nature watercolors, you will enjoy this book Country Diary of An Edwardian Lady.

 
Edith Holden - Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady
Edith Holden - Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady

Edith Holden's Personal Nature Notebook Was Found and Published

To Share With The World who appreciate Mother Nature!

In 1906, Artist and Teacher Edith Holden began keeping a Nature Notebook which included paintings, thoughts, and her favorite quotes and poems as she explored the countryside of her home in the village of Olton, Warwickshire. This personal notebook was very special to her and she shared it with no one. It was not discovered until after her death and was found on a shelf of an English Country Home. Seventy years had passed since the day she began to write in her nature diary.

I, for one, am certainly glad that her notebook was found and shared with the world. It makes such a wonderful gift for any nature lover.

Photo: Photo of the back cover of my book

Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady Books and DVD
Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady Books and DVD

DVD of Country Diary

The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady
The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady

This would be a wonderful gift for any Nature Lover. I sure would like to have one. If you know someone who has not seen the book, it would be great to give a set of the book and the DVD.

 

The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady DVD - Click product to purchase or to browse around Amazon.com

The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady DVD stars Pippa Guard and according to the reviews, it is a great one to own.

This would also make a lovely gift for any special occasions and bring joy to the recipient that can be enjoyed over and over again.

I doubt if Edith Holden ever imagined that her work would be enjoyed years after she wrote and drew in her journal let alone become a DVD, Fine China and more.

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My Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady Kitchen
My Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady Kitchen

Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady China by Noritake - I never get tired of my Noritake Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady china

Unfortunately, this pattern has been discontinued but fortunately I have a lot of it. My husband gave me the whole set and then I purchased more along the way and was given pieces for gifts. The reason I love this china is that each type of piece is different. For example, the dinner plate which you can see in the Intro Photo is for the month of August and has the Poppies on it. I also like the writings of Edith Holden which adorn the rims of most of the pieces.

This picture shows only a few of the different scenes from Edith Holden's beautiful book.

In the Photo Gallery below, I show how one scene is used throughout my kitchen on the wallpaper, border, tiles, and dishes. I am using the Willow Warbler which is on the cover of this wonderful book and carry it out through the kitchen. Keep in mind that this is just one of the pictures used throughout.

Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady becomes the theme of my kitchen - From my dishes to the wallpaper, handpainted tiles and handpainted border

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Inside book with painting and info of Willow WarblerRound Platter - Willow WarblerHandpainted border showing Willow WarblerClose up of border painting of Willow WarblerHandpainted Tile of Willow WarblerWillow Warbler on WallpaperBook cover with Willow Warbler
Inside book with painting and info of Willow Warbler
Inside book with painting and info of Willow Warbler
Round Platter - Willow Warbler
Round Platter - Willow Warbler
Handpainted border showing Willow Warbler
Handpainted border showing Willow Warbler
Close up of border painting of Willow Warbler
Close up of border painting of Willow Warbler
Handpainted Tile of Willow Warbler
Handpainted Tile of Willow Warbler
Willow Warbler on Wallpaper
Willow Warbler on Wallpaper
Book cover with Willow Warbler
Book cover with Willow Warbler
Country Diary of the Edwardian Lady hand painted tiles
Country Diary of the Edwardian Lady hand painted tiles

Country Diary Handpainted Tiles

For My Kitchen

I wanted a Tile Splashboard all behind the counter and sink. After I chose the Tile, I decided to paint about a dozen of them and have them spaced throughout the Splashboard. I had never painted Tiles that actually were installed so this was a first. When I told the Installer that they had not been fired, he was not concerned. They have held up pretty good for 28 years so I guess he knew what he was talking about. I sure held my breath when he put the caulking all on top of my painted tile and then wiped it down. I just used the craft acrylic paints. I did apply a sealer.

Country Diary Wallpaper
Country Diary Wallpaper

Country Diary Wallpaper

For my kitchen wall décor

I really couldn't believe it when I found the Wallpaper for my Country Diary Kitchen. I am sure it has been discontinued but it has held up very well for 28 years. I have two patterns: One is in the Breakfast Room above the wainscoating and the other is in the back hall below the wainscoating.

More Country Diary Wallpaper

For the back hallway

I really liked this pattern with each month having a separate square but it didn't quite go in the Breakfast Room. I decided that I liked the way it looked in the back hallway. I still have portions of rolls left over and use it for gift wrap.

I handpainted the border in my breakfast room - for my Country Diary Kitchen

My Country Diary Kitchen
My Country Diary Kitchen

Next, I wanted to handpaint a border in the breakfast room painting the same pictures that Edith Holden did in 1906. This was quite an undertaking. Our son was a toddler and I would get up real early each morning and paint before he woke up. I would get up on a ladder and paint for a couple of hours that way. I drew the pictures off first with pencil and had drawn a border line underneath so I would know not to go below that line. I had no problems with the ladder until I had finished all the painting. I noticed that the bottom line I had drawn was showing and wanted to erase it. I got back up on the ladder and what do you know. I fell right to the floor. I didn't get back up on the ladder but worried about that ugly pencil line until my husband hired a friend to make a molding to go under my paintings. I was thrilled and relieved. It really looked so much better.

Short Video Of My Handpainted Border - In My Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady Breakfast Room

The things I will do for Squidoo! I got back up on a ladder but this time it was just an "Old Lady Step Stool" just to show you my border.

My kitchen d�cor is getting old but I still enjoy it

Noritake Discontinued This Pattern

Some pieces can sometimes be found on Amazon and Ebay.

There is actually a revised pattern, as well, but I am not as fond of it.

Noritake Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady Round Vegetable Bowl - Reissue of original design

Dishwasher Safe Noritake Country Diary Vegetable Serving Bowl

Noritake The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady #9342L Round Vegetable Large
Noritake The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady #9342L Round Vegetable Large

This is a little different from my Vegetable Bowl but isn't it lovely.

 

Noritake Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady Platter

This is a newer version of the Noritake Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady. Mine is much older than this but I do like it and I imagine they would blend well together.

Noritake The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady #9342L Platter Medium
Noritake The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady #9342L Platter Medium

I don't use this platter very often but enjoy looking at it in my corner cabinet.

 

Noritake Country Diary Lunch Plates - Probably our most used piece of our china

These lunch size plates are perfect for us and we often use them for our dinner meal as well. .

Noritake The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady #9342L Lunch Plates
Noritake The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady #9342L Lunch Plates

We use these for salads, sandwiches, and more. This particular one that is for sale on Amazon is not the original pattern like mine but very similar. I was reading that this is supposed to be more durable.

 

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Do you have a theme for your kitchen? I would love to hear about it.

What did you think of my Country Diary kitchen? What does your kitchen look like?

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      It's lovely. You must have put in so much time on your border--beautifully done! The book must be so interesting.

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      Cynthia Haltom 4 years ago from Diamondhead

      Those time were certainly a very different time for women. We have come a long way.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I am looking for this wallpaper. do you still have it?

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      June Parker 4 years ago from New York

      I am so amazed that for one who had never painted before did such a lovely job! I didn't remember ready this book until I saw the sketches from the pages of the book. I had a copy of it years ago, which I paased on to one of my daughters. Beautifully done, both your home and this lens. I am so glad you received a purple star for it as it is well deserved! *Squid Angel Blessed*

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @anonymous: Oh My! You shouldn't have any trouble selling your Country Diary Wallpaper. I have some left over from when we used it and I think I am going to cover some boxes with it. I just think it is so lovely.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hi I have just been trolling the web looking for some idea price wise for the country diary collection wallpaper. I have some for sale 4 unopened rolls and one opened but unused by the look of it. Made in New Zealand Pattern 4067 batch no. 3 I'm about to list it on my Trade Me auction page and to think I bought it somewhere years and years ago to put up in my house and paint over it !!!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @rattie lm: Wow, I have been called a lot of things but I do think this is the first time for Michelangelo. lol Thank you

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      rattie lm 4 years ago

      So from now on I shall refer to yo as Michelangelo! Whatt an amazing feat! I love what you have achieved and can see why you'd never tire of it, even though I'm a bit of a plain Jane. well done. I scrolled back up to see if you'd won a purple star and you had. Absolutely deserved. :)

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      victoriahaneveer 4 years ago

      I loved that book and found it fascinating! I'm not keen personally on the country style and I prefer plain crockery, but I can appreciate the artistic skill required. Great lens. Blessed!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Love your paintings! What a job! I enjoyed the lens so much.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Wow, you're very talented to have painted that border! It's lovely just like the book and the dishes.

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      poppy mercer 4 years ago from London

      This made me smile. I know just what it's like to get caught by a theme, and expend massive amounts of energy bringing it to life in a room! Your efforts are fantastic...the borders and tiles are a work of love, and really work well. I bought Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady when it first came out many years ago, and gave my mother a copy too. It's a family favourite, and it's been a bit of an inspiration ever since.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Nice to visit your Edwardian kitchen again, it's a lovely them. I posted it to FaceBook, :)

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      Lori Green 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      Beautiful dishware and love the books. I would love to thumb though them.

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      This is so impressive. I can tell I would absolutely love this country diary. I've been thinking about starting my own nature journal to document the changing seasons, wildflowers, birds, and more. I don't have the kind of talent, though, that is featured here. What an amazing achievement (your painted décor and the vision you were able to bring to life). Love the china. Loved this creative lens. Thanks for sharing your special gifts. Sure appreciate your talents.

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      Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

      This book originally came out about 1980 and it was incredibly popular in the UK. Imagery from it was on everything, and it was revolutionary at the time. I love old drawings and nature books like this.

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      eccles1 5 years ago

      it looks like a pretty book but you are a good artist the border I bet was a lot of work! thank you

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      Deb Bryan 5 years ago from Chico California

      I adore your hand painted border and the steps you took make it sound so easy (with dedication and persistence). The result is stunning. I enjoyed your 'country diary' and will return again for more inspiration.

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      Jen Maskill 5 years ago

      Your hand painted border is amazing!

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Very nice! I loved all the different china patterns.

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      poutine 5 years ago

      Very pretty.

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      Fiona 5 years ago from South Africa

      Your kitchen looks pretty - I'm afraid that I've got the book but I've never finished reading it.

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      CherisSweetShoppe 5 years ago

      Wonderful lens on a wonderful artist! I have this book, and have thoroughly enjoyed it. I didn't know there was such beautiful china pieces of her work. And, I love the fact that you used it in your kitchen décor =)

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      Nathalie Roy 5 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      Beautiful! I love your Noritake China pieces, lovely. I wasn't familiar with Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady before reading your page. I think I might enjoy this book.

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      Deb Kingsbury 5 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      I love how this book inspired the way you've decorated your kitchen and breakfast room. How sweet of your husband to give you the gift that started it all. Love it!

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      Paul 5 years ago from Liverpool, England

      Beautifully presented tribute to Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady - just as good on a second visit.

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      hysongdesigns 6 years ago

      I don't remember ever seeing this before, great lens. Love your painted border. I will have to be on the look out for some of the china, I think it looks really neat.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Love my Country Diary china for the past 30 years.....so excited to happen upon someone who loves it even more than I do!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I too am a collector and lover of the Country Diary of an Edwarian Lady book and chiona collection. I enjoyed your web page greatly and thought your kitchen was most impressive.

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      Ruthi 6 years ago

      How lovely a lens! Great to be inspired to decorate combining your talents with that of the author.

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      Jimmie Lanley 6 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

      I picked up this book at our library's annual book sale. It's such a pretty book! I had no idea there were dishes to match it. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing glimpses into your kitchen.

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      BeyondRoses 6 years ago

      Love your Country Diary kitchen ... Can see the love in it. Your video is charming, such a sweet touch.

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      Barb McCoy 6 years ago

      Amazing lens! I own this book and love the style. I now want to paint a border on my living room wall like you have!!! Thank you so much for your inspiration. I am favoriting your lens and giving it a blessing.***Blessed by an Angel***

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      Paul 6 years ago from Liverpool, England

      I discovered this book browsing in a secondhand bookshop in Hay On Wye years ago, a sadly tatty but still beautiful early edition -- a lovely book.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @anonymous: Looks like the problem is fixed now. I sure am glad. Thanks for the visit.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Nancy this is a very lovely lens and look into your life and surroundings. Very charming! ~ Just wishing the Amazon Spotlights were working.

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      WhitePineLane 6 years ago

      OhMe - I enjoyed this lens so much! Most of all I enjoyed the video (with you up on your "old lady step stool") because not only could I see your beautiful paintings, I could hear your voice! It's fun to get to know other lensmasters better. I hadn't heard of Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady, but I will seek it out now. I've always loved the gardening and nature writings of Vita Sackville-West, so I bet I will enjoy Edith Holden's book too. Thank you for introducing it to me, and for letting us all have a glimpse of your talent and your beautiful home! {{squidhugs}} Kim

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      Linda Jo Martin 6 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      Beautiful! I didn't know about this side of you! Good thing there's a reproduction of that book still for sale!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Your kitchen, your painting skills are amazing! Esp considering you had little kids at the time. No small feat! You inspired me to buy the book, had never heard of her. Love nature, love gardening. Found your site while doing a search regarding the dishes. Saw some for sale on etsy.com and wondered about the prices. But your links show the items being sold for much higher -- thanks for helping me decide! ")Can't wait for the book to arrive....

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      kohuether lm 6 years ago

      I love your personalized take on this book! It makes me very curious to read it indeed. Plus I'm always looking for new books to enjoy.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 6 years ago

      Kitchens are a special place. Decorating them to match your passions and interests are important. I have a country kitchen. I'm not sure I would be able to cook in a sleek modern one.Lensrolled to Chickens in the KitchenThanks for sharing,Betty

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I love your page! You left a comment on my blog awhile back and it sort of got lost in the shuffle (i.e. my busy mind) and I am just now getting to your page. Your room and your dishes are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing them.

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      Lisa 7 years ago from Rhode Island

      wonderful lens the art is beautiful and how wonderful to be able to use it in the home so pretty.

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      eclecticeducati1 7 years ago

      I just started reading one of her books and I absolutely love the artwork! I had no idea that they had dinnerware in that pattern. How awesome! Great lens. Blessed by an Angel.

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      Heather Burns 7 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Love this lens! I love all things botanical and this pattern is wonderful! My kitchen is Blue and I have Blue Danube and blue glass dishes, but still botanical....

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      AlisonMeacham 7 years ago

      Is it really all that time ago? I remember this from my childhood - you brought back a lot of good memories.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I am so glad you stopped by to visit my blog and shared with me your love of Nature Notes. I enjoyed reading about your adventure wiith the Country Diary.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Beautiful designing you have done! Could you please answer a question for me please. Some of the Country Diary dishes are marked Ireland and some made in china...do you know why the difference? Please contact me @ sshnooks@msn.com thank You

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Wow. Your china pattern is very pretty and your border is lovely. Congrats on your Purple Star! :)

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      WhiteOak50 7 years ago

      Oh, my goodness! This is beautiful! I have never heard of this before thank you so much for mentioning it on my lens. Belated congratulations on the well deserved purple star. "Blessed by a SquidAngel"

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      Groecar 7 years ago

      What a beautiful lens! Fun, fun! :)

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      wilddove6 7 years ago

      Lovely work you have done...on the lens and in your home!Although I've heard of the book, I've never read it. I certainly will now, thanks to you!Congratulations on the Purple Star!

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      Sensitive Fern 7 years ago

      I love this lens! I got this book for my mom for Christmas when it first came out and since then have ended up being somewhat of a flower artist myself. I love that you did all that painting! I couldn't do that. 5*

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      Gamganny 7 years ago

      Great Lens and information on Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady. Congrats on the purple star.

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      Yvonne L. B. 7 years ago from Covington, LA

      Now I have to go dig out my copy. You have inspired me! Come back to Naturally Native Squids and add it to the People who positively influenced Mother Earth plexo.

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      Indigo Janson 7 years ago from UK

      What a wonderful theme! Congratulations on your purple star!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      This is soooooo beautiful! Congratulations on the well deserved purple star! Yes, if I had just read this lens before, I would have made a 100. I certainly would not have forgotten those birds. Just Beautiful!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I don't have the crockery but I do have the book Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady, it is beautiful. Congratulations on your Purple STar Nancy!

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      rubyandmahoney 7 years ago

      I love your kitchen! What a wonderful thing to be inspired by!

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      Sherry Venegas 7 years ago from La Verne, CA

      How interesting. I admire your border painting. It looks lovely.

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      Holley Web 7 years ago

      Oh I absolutely love that border! This is certainly a lovely lens! Congratulations on your Purple Star!

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      Babitah 7 years ago

      Very informative lens..Five stars and favorited..

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      Andy 7 years ago from London, England

      Great lens. I love the antique style

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      Evelyn Saenz 7 years ago from Royalton

      Congratulations on your Purple Star.

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      Evelyn Saenz 7 years ago from Royalton

      I love the vintage mix and match theme of your Edwardian Lady kitchen.Tthis country diary is certainly inspiring.

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      grannysage 7 years ago

      I have to say I have never heard of anyone decorating their kitchen based on a book. What a wonderful concept and an amazing project. And how wonderful that your husband got the set of dishes for you. I wonder if mine would let me decorate the kitchen with fairies? Na, I better be satisfied with just the bathroom, lol.Wonderful lens.

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      TanyaWhaley 7 years ago

      What an amazing lens. Glad I read it. 5 stars and favorited.

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      HorseAndPony LM 7 years ago

      Congratulations on your purple star! Love this lens!

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      ElizabethJeanAl 7 years ago

      Congratulations on your Purple Star!

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      Kate Loving Shenk 7 years ago from Lancaster PA

      Oh what a beautiful lens--and well deserved Purple Star--in fact, all of your lenses deserve one!!

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      Susan Deppner 7 years ago from Arkansas USA

      What a beautiful story about you, and what a beautiful pattern. Love it! Congratulations on the purple star!

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      Joan Hall 7 years ago from Los Angeles

      Lovely! Congratulations on your purple star!

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      Leanne Chesser 7 years ago

      This is wonderful! Your breakfast room looks gorgeous. You put a lot of work and love into that! Blessed by an angel. Congratulations on your purple star!

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      I love this book- I've got a copy somewhere- but obviously not quite as much as you! You're a real fan! Lovely lens.

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      Ohme, what an excellent lens. I absolutely love it, your theme and your creativity!

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      Virginia Allain 7 years ago from Central Florida

      I love that book, and need to pull it off the shelf to savor again. Your kitchen and other decorating with the Country Diary theme are delightful!

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      Lou165 7 years ago from Australia

      Wow, this lens brought back memories, my mum had this book throughout my childhood, it was lost when she emigrated over 20 years ago. Thanks for the memories :)

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      HorseAndPony LM 7 years ago

      I loved this. Your painted tiles are amazing. What a great story. Thanks for sharing.

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      AuthorNormaBudden 7 years ago

      This is a beautiful lens! Wow! Breath-taking photos and products and engaging read. You'll want to check this out... Angel Blessings.

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      loganadrian 7 years ago

      The china pictures look lovely.

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      Joan4 7 years ago

      Just came by to show Susan W your beautiful kitchen!

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      RuthCoffee 7 years ago

      I'm not familiar with this book, but I must say the China is lovely and so is your handpainted border!

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      oztoo lm 7 years ago

      What a delightful lens and your china and kitchen are lovely. Thanks so much for sharing them. I would love to get hold of this book.

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      Wednesday-Elf 7 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      What a beautiful kitchen. You are very talented to have painted the Country Diary scenes for your tiles and kitchen border with these lovely designs.

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      myraggededge 7 years ago

      I remember when this book was first published. We were all very intrigued by the story. My mother had the book and she also bought a copy for my grandmother. Now I'm wondering if she still has it. Nice lens topic!

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      SpellOutloud 7 years ago

      Wow, I love all your china and I'm intrigued by the book!

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      GramaBarb 7 years ago from Vancouver

      This lens totally captivated me until the very last delightful picture. I am honored to be lensrolled to this lens. Thank you! My Grandmother's Love will get the lensroll.

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      puzzlerpaige 7 years ago

      I haven't heard of this book but Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady looks like a book I'd love to read. And Nancy, I didn't know you were such an artist! I like the idea of using several different pictures from different months on the china.

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      ulla_hennig 7 years ago

      Enjoyed reading the lens!

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      Katherine Tyrrell 7 years ago from London

      Wow - it's always nice to read a lens written by a real fan! Well done 5*****

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Enjoyed reading this lens! "5 stars-favorited". Happy New 2010! God bless.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 7 years ago

      I really like that wallpaper. It would fit in my house and my life. I'm adding this book to my reading list for this summer. I know I'll like it.Thanks for sharingLlizzy

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      Kate Loving Shenk 7 years ago from Lancaster PA

      Maybe I can get over to see your beautiful kitchen when I come to Pendleton!!Cheers!! *****5

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      luvmyludwig lm 7 years ago

      This is a beautiful pattern. I am blown away by your painting skills, wow!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I enjoy my Edwardian Lady china, also. I started cross stitching some of the scenes on the china but as always it is still another project that I have not completed. I love your kitchen with the handpainted tiles, wallpaper and the handpainted border .You are so talented with the paint brush.

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      sukkran trichy 7 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      what a lovely layout. wonderful construction. color combination is amazing. ohMe, you have given a lesson for me. thanks. 5*

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      justholidays 7 years ago

      Victorian and Edwardian arts are among my favorite as I'm in love with anything that's British.So, I couldn't do without coming and savouring this exquisite lens!You did a great job and I found a lot of things I'd like to own... This lens definitely speaks to me!Blessed by an Angel :)Dom.

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      sittonbull 7 years ago

      Another amazing project (in great taste as usual) by creative mind and the "can do" energy of Ohme.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Ohme, this is another remarkable and fascinating facet of yourself....The way you take an idea that you like and develop it just boggles my mind! I'll bet I love the Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady every bit as much as you do, but I would never dream of taking action like you do. I am so glad you got on that old lady's stool to take the pictures of your breakfast room border. I am so glad that 28 years ago, with a baby, you painted the border! Edith is proud. Your Mama is proud. I am proud to know you.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      The Diary of an Edwardian Lady china pattern is really pretty. Your art work is truly beautiful. Blessed by this new SquidAngel.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      What a lovely, lovely story! Love that pattern and now I'm going to have to take a look at that book. Now whenever I see the Noritake pattern come into the Antique Mall, I'll think of you and your lovely breakfast room!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I have always loved your kitchen. You are a wonderful artist. I remember when you did the painting.....hardly seems like 28 years ago.

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      Mary Beth Granger 7 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Wow! How beautiful. You are so talented...I love that border. 5*

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      kimmanleyort 7 years ago

      Fantastic! Looks like this is something that does not go out of style.

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      Joan4 7 years ago

      I have always loved that beautiful border, Nancy, and it shows up so well here. However, the best way to enjoy it is to sit down for a cup of coffee right there in that breakfast room and just take pleasure in the beauty of it all.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Oh how I love that pattern as well as all the paintings you've done around your house. Thanx for introducing me many years ago. Sure do wish Noritake would bring it back. By the way, from the voice of experience, stay off of ladders.

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      GrowWear 7 years ago

      Fantastic lens, Nancy. Loved the video showcasing your Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady hand-painted border. Wow! Lovely.

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 7 years ago

      Great Lens! And I love the handpainting along your borders...what an undertaking!! Beautiful!! 5* and favorited!

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