Thursday, October 27, 2011

[ taken with transferware ]

THERE'S SOMETHING about transferware that brings to mind simpler days and old-fashioned goodness. I think many of us have grown up with transferware at some point - whether a platter for the turkey, grandma's pie served on dessert plates or maybe that special teapot for afternoon tea.












Not only do I love the idea of a wall of these beauties on display, I also love the idea of using them everyday just to add that little bit of pretty to the table.

Do you have any treasured transferware? If you do, what colour do you have and do you use it?

lisa

[via pinterest; maisondecor8; country living; rosegardenromantic; unknown;
warrengrovegarden; theinspiredroom; birchandbird; acountryfarmhouse; leah-theinsidestory]

25 comments:

A Vintage Vine said...

Love that plate wall, I had to pin it!

Meeling said...

Love the reds and browns especially!! I don't have any personally, I'm always on the lookout for just that perfect piece at flea markets and such, but have yet to find any I'm totally in love with.

The platters are gorgeous!!

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

I love how transfer ware can be traditional or funky and modern! Think I need to start a new collection!

Tiffany {Living Savvy}

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

I recently purchased the most amazing teal platter. I also have a set of six small red mugs that I fill with hot spiced wine or cider at Christmas. Your post is fabulous! I could see myself standing in picture number five!
~Lynne
[w/L]

P.S. Lisa, I had to delete my first comment...major TYPO! I wanted to let you know it was me!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I actually found some red transferware plates at the thrift store recently. They would look so great at Chritmastime. For some bizarre reason I didn't get them. Of course they were gone when I went back. I don't know what is wrong with me!

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

The transferware just looks beautiful wherever it is placed. I really enjoyed all of the images. I have a couple of plates, but they are not antique. One hangs in the hall to my downstairs. Others just sit here and there. I also really enjoyed your post regarding basically "advertisements" on blogs. So very true! I sometimes feel a little mean because I also decline that kind of request. I think everyone has to be true to their blog and what kind of content they wish to publish. I've been surprised by some of the blogs that accepted the requests. Sorry I haven't been around as much lately. Husband had knee surgery so my time has been pretty limited. Hope you have a great day and enjoy your weekend!

Aimee@ the Functional Space said...

I've loved transferware for a long time. I only have two pieces that I picked up years ago. I have a red plate and a brown plate, hanging together on the wall next to the range in my kitchen. This makes me want to add to the (very small) collection!

Curtains In My Tree said...

yes yes yes I have old and new transferware and love it since I first discovered it in an old flo blue plate back in the 1970's

I wan to do a display like some you showed us

I have some of my transferware on my side bar on my blog

Beach Coast Style said...

I love transferware. I wanted to start collecting a few purple salad plates but either have been too hard to find or when I do the cost is just too high. But, I am still looking.

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

I love transferware! I have a large platter that I use every Thanksgiving. So excited I get to use it soon!

Formerly known as Frau said...

I have a some and sometimes I use them but mostly just display. I had a beautiful blue and white bowl....my hubby broke it I'm still trying to get over it! lol!

Katherine said...

Ahh - toile is one of my favorite patterns, these are gorgeous images! Thank you for sharing :) So glad I found your blog!

Marcus Design said...

Oh man, so much eye candy!! I wish I owned transferware but I don't :( I love the round up you collected!!
Nancy xo

designchic said...

Love these images and I adore the look of transferware hanging on the walls!!

Jen: Sunsets and Swimming Pools said...

I have a ton of brown and cream that I've been collecting over the years. It's so pretty but we never use it anymore. Was thinking of selling it if anyone's interested. :)

kayce hughes said...

Love it! So happy to have found your blog tonight via Pinecone.

beachvintage.com said...

I always use my vintage china everyday, its a great way to enjoy it!

Pearl said...

Something about plates on the wall just makes me smile!

Pearl

a happy little life said...

I once had a small collection of cream and lavender transferware. Loved it.
I don't own any now but your post was lovely to revisit how pretty it is!
XOX Tracie

Amanda said...

I have a family collection of blue & white but every year as Thanksgiving approaches I start really wanting brown. Is it wrong to start over?

Pinecone Camp said...

Pretty, pretty pretty. I just shot a story with someone that collects this style of china. So lovely.

Peggy said...

My mom gave me a gorgeous brown and cream soup tureen and four bowls ten years ago and I love them. I am always on the lookout for new pieces but haven't come across any yet. Could transferware be the next trend?

Painting toronto said...

Great post!! I love your designing. It is very interesting, my families and I all like you designing. Keep up the good work!

Holly said...

A local blog friend of mine just picked up a few of these pieces at the thrift store for about $2 and they look so great displayed on her walls. I think they are so pretty and intriguing.

Interior decorators toronto said...

I really enjoyed this article because I think it is very true to life. Most of us, have to be creative with our limited budgets.

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