Sunday, August 12, 2012

So Blue--Transferware for the Keeping Room



I have another confession--I can't pass up blue and white English transferware either. . . .or any transferware that is reasonably priced. . . .
It just seems to speak to me--
"Take me home. . . ." And, I do. . . .


I had to make a decision for the keeping room--
just how many sets of dishes does a person really need?
I already have lots of white ware. . . .
But, can I leave this beautiful blue and white packed away?


No. . . .I think not. . . .


After all, it will blend in beautifully with the white. . . . 
Don't you think?


Currier & Ives Harvest--Churchill, Staffordshire, England
Rosedown Plantation--Old English Staffordshire Ware, England
Lochs of Scotland--Royal Warwick, England
Blue Willow--Churchill, Staffordshire, England
Bermuda--Churchill, Staffordshire, England
 Country Life--Myotts Staffordshire Ware, England

25 comments:

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

I too have a weakness for dishes. I have many, many sets. English transferware being a particular favourite of mine. I grew up with the 'Blue Willow ' Pattern. Was my grandmother's fave... Every time I see it I remember her, and how much I mieesed her.I never bought any, because I thought it would make me sad. But of late, I have been longing for some. Now because I wan it, I haven't seen any for sale.... Keeping an eyes peeled.
Beautiful collection. I also luv your Bermuda pattern.
Cheers,Gee

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your dishes are gorgeous! I'd have a real hard time passing them up also. Love all your beautiful pictures!!

jill said...

I do not blame you at all. One can never have too much blue and white anything.

Beautiful plates, especially the Lochs of Scotland. Love the mountains, water and clouds.

blessings, jill

Audrey said...

I too, love transferware, especially the red right now. I have collected the blue, but have sold it. Your collection is beautiful and yes, it is beautiful with white. Thanks for stopping by Timeless Treasures and leaving a nice comment.
Blessings,
Audrey Z.

Jann Olson said...

From one dish addict to another, love them! The blue and white will be glorious together. I would love to collect red transferware.
Hugs,
Jann

D said...

No, we can't have too many dishes.
Your blue ones are beautiful.
D

Karen Mary Butterfly said...
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Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Dishes are the best. I recently found so new ones and my mom said, so what set are you letting go of...huh? It's impossible for me. Your collections is simply amazing. I love every piece you own! Going back to look again!

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh...Just look at all your blueware! It's gorgeous and you are going to enjoy using it so much!
Thanks for sharing your new treasure, my friend!
Blessings,
Carolynn

LV said...

Your nice collection shows you did not pass up to many great buys. All the dishes are lovely.

Sue McPeak said...

Beautiful dishes and perfect with the white you already have. Lovely blog and stunning photos. Enjoyed my visit from Vintage Thingie Thursday.

Maureen said...

So pretty! Other than a small cup and saucer I found a few weeks ago, I never picked up transferware - until last week when I spotted two pieces of GREEN... so, so beautiful! I dare say I shall never have the collection you have, but I have come to adore it all!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

LOVE all of your blue and white transferware!!
Last week I was able to find 25 pieces including 9 dinner plates at Salvation Army for just over $36!!!

That was the find of a life time, I think!

Hugs,
Debbie

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Gorgeous collection of blue and white transferware!! I don't know which is my fav any more... I think I love all the colors! I love the teapot with the gold and blue too, it's gorgeous. After I'm done with my red collecion of Eng. transf. I will start with the blue, which is easier to find around here, than the other colors, like brown, purple, green, or even the red I just got! Beautiful! Hugs,
FABBY
FABBY

chateau chic said...

Your blue and white is so beautiful, and of course it goes with your white. And of course you need to display it. Great collection!
Mary Alice

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Sighing! I adore your blue and white! So beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from The Charm of Home. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/08/make-it-pretty-monday-week-10.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Wow, now that is a lot of transferware! Love it and such pretty patterns. I have a much smaller collection but just this week I shared a box of blue and white that I found for $5. I'm still looking for more.

Cozy Little House said...

Oh my word! I think I'm drooling in envy!
Brenda

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They are all beautiful! I'd definitely try to rotate them out if you can't keep them all out on display. I love transferware, too.

Sarah said...

Absolutely keep these out. If they are packed away, you'll likely never use them. Beautiful finds!

Debi Bolocofsky said...

They are all so beautiful. Great finds. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this post. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party.
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/08/pink-honey-beeswax-lip-balm-and.html
I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
Debi Bolocofsky
Adorned From Above
www.adornedfromabove.com

Tammy said...

I love transferware! I have a burgundy pattern:) My sons have a cup that is blue like your's.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

they're gorgeous, and you can mix and match them, too!

Sherry said...

How gorgeous! Thanks for joining me at HSH!
Sherry

Barbe @ Beez Rental Designs said...

Hi, I just found your blog via Make it Pretty party; now a new follower.
I love blue/white especially blue willow pattern. I have more of the Currier & Ives and the Blue Danube Onion patterns.
This is a fantastic collection! I'd love if you'd share it or one of your other finds at Frugal Treasures Tuesday! Have a good week.
Barbe

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