Tuesday, December 20, 2011


It's that time of year when we're all rushing around frantically doing last minute 
preparations for Christmas. It's a busy time, but I feel like my Christmas has 
already happened... my present-to-self has arrived :) 

This is my updated collection...

I've fallen in love with a 1950s dinnerware range by Franciscan Potteries called
Starburst. It was only made between 1954 and 1957. I just love the fresh and fun 
1950s vibe. As you can see, it's taken top shelf position ;)

Last month I was an obsessive eBay lurker... all these amazing pieces appeared 
and some kind of craziness came over me. Thank goodness for Christmas and the 
certainty that my family would greatly appreciate me arranging my own present ;)

Do you do this too? Is it a universal truth that we purchase, wrap and place our
own gifts under the tree these days? I'm certainly thrilled with mine :)
The only thing I really wanted but wasn't able to get was a Starburst teapot...
but then there's always my birthday in March! (hint hint family)

Hope you've all found your special gifts-to-self for this year, or that you have
lovely families who find just the right thing for you :)


Kickcan & Conkers said...

That is lovely Kylie! I'm afraid I use my French mother in law's plain white and grey set but it very nice in it's own way too.

I hope you have a fun Christmas in the sun...

I've finally opened my shop, can you believe it!

Vic said...

What a gorgeous set! A fantastic gift to self.

I'm not getting anything from anyone this xmas - there is nothing I want or need particularly, although if the diary I ordered arrives before xmas I might wrap it up for me from Santa!

Flaming Nora said...

You must have been a VERY good girl all year to get such amazing gifts! They are beautiful.

june at noon said...

Oooh, very cool. It reminds me of some of the hand-drawn pottery I've seen lately, which I also love. Merry Christmas to you!

Karen Lewis Textiles said...

wow, Kylie, that is just beautiful. I can imagine you will enjoy every cupful and plateful of what you eat and drink ;-) I also just bought a new dinner set...for our 20 China Anniversary...obviously Matthew didn't have a say in whether he wanted it too...but of course he did ;-)

alessandra said...

hi kylie, beautiful china! yep i'm like you i buy my presents as people most of the time say that is really difficult to buy something i like!
thank you for all the messages you left at mine,it's always nice to read you and i must admit i missed you! :)
happy xmas and have a wonderful 2012, enjoy the holidays with your lovely family.
x alessandra

Ingrid Mida said...

I can see why you went crazy for this. It is so you!! Enjoy dear Kylie. Merry Christmas!

Sally said...

Great set. Love the design.

I've got some books waiting in the wardrobe to be wrapped on behalf of the babe. It seemed only rigt to help him out :)

Kate said...

It is so very you Kylie. Just gorgeous.
Funnily enough I've never even thought to buy my own pressies. I think I might have to from now on though.
I know you'll enjoy yours.
Have a wonderful Christmas. x

ElisabethAndrée said...

Gorgeous! I love your 1950s dinnerware!

Kaylovesvintage said...

very pretty I never seen it before, have to look out fot it

have a nice chirstmas

belinda marshall said...

these are so you and lovely!
love the gift to self concept and am organising something special today or tomorrow {didn't get done in time!}.
hoping you had a great day yesterday.
thanks so much for your love + positive thoughts xx

blue moss said...

So fabulous! I picked out one thing for myself...and my husband surprised me too. :)