Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Themed Thursday-Blue Transferware

Yes, I am participating in another weekly blog party. This is a new party started by KD at Southern Whimsy. This is the first week so be sure to click on her blog name as it is a link to her blog to see her posting & the links to all the other participants. Each week she will have a different theme to post about. This weeks theme is: Blue Transferware.

When I saw what this weeks theme was about, I said "Woo hoo,I'm in!!!!" I have quite a bit of blue transferware in my kitchen and this gave me a motivation to wash it all. Well, most of it anyways. So if you see any dirty plates or dirty tops of my cabinets, please forgive me, I got too tired to finish washing them all.

So come along with me as we check out all my stuff. Click on any picture to make it larger.

This is my favorite piece I have. It is a pitcher my hubby bought for my birthday about 10 years ago from The Cracker Barrel store. Unfortunately we don't have any Cracker Barrel stores here in southern California. So whenever we are out of state on vacation & I see a Cracker Barrel store, we always have to stop so I can shop.
I love these 2 toile plates. I got them at a Welcome Home store about 8 years ago. I miss that store. I love anything French or toile. How about you?
These 3 plates hang above an antique secretary that belonged to my husbands mom. The plate in the middle I bought at Marshall's. The outer 2 plates I purchased in The Netherlands when we were there on vacation in 2003.
These 3 plates hang to the left of the above plates. All these plates came from Marshalls. The top plate is some unknown maker. The middle plate is Spode & the bottom plate is Wedgwood.
Both these plates are Spode. The plate on the right I bought at Marshall's. The one on the left I purchased in England on vacation in 2003.
Here is my collection of English Ironstone. I purchased all these at the thrift store. Except for the bottom left plate, it came from Marshall's.
Here is my collection of Liberty Blue. All these came from thrift stores as well. The bottom left plate is made by Wedgwood for Avon Representatives. They made 2 different patterns. I have both, but I'm not sure where the other one is. Can you believe I used to sell Avon? Me neither. I only did it long enough to get all the jewelry I wanted at a discount.
This child's set is stamped Villeroy & Boch & is from England. I picked up this partial set at a thrift store. It only had the 1 cup & it was broken. I had to glue it back together. I love this little set. I think I paid $5.00 for this. Such a deal.
This is on top of my cupboards in my kitchen. The cup is from the thrift store. The small bowl is from The Netherlands, the small pitcher & the tea pot came from Bombay store that went out of business. I miss that store as well. They had great clearance prices.
This is a closeup of the Spode plate I bought in England. It was a special edition plate made to commemorate the life of Her Majesty the Queen Mother. We were lucky enough to go to Europe in 2003 for my husbands 50th birthday. I tried to buy something in each country that was specific to that country.
Various pitchers & creamers on a shelf in the secretary in my kitchen. Most of these items are fairly new.
My husband stores firecrackers in this little cup. Not very safe. I guess I better hide them. My husband gave me the heart shaped box for Valentines Day one year.
English Ironstone creamer I bought at an antique store. One of my few purchases from an antique store.
Delft Blue pieces I picked up at the thrift store. Reminded me of our trip to Holland.
The unicorn mug on the left I've had since I was in high school in the 70's. I still love unicorns.
Here are my cup & saucers.
There you have most of my stash of blue transferware. I do have some more plates in various sizes, but most of them are either new from Marshall's or they are not my favorite. They just stack up on the bottom shelf of my secretary.

As you can tell, I have a thing for blue transferware. I actually have thing for pink or red transferware as well, but that is for another week (I hope).

KD says that next weeks theme will be "Furry Friends Real or Faux". So if you want to join in on all the fun, be sure to let KD at Southern Whimsy know by next Wednesday. If not, you can still check out what everyone else has to show.

Thanks for looking & leave me a comment to let me know what you think of my collection.



Bobbi said...

I love all your blue transferware. It is just beautiful.

KD said...

I love your collection! So many unique pieces. I have recently started buying some red transferware but when I received it it looks pink to me. I noticed you said you had red and pink. Is there a marked difference? No fear there will definitely be more tranferware days ahead! I love it! I really want to collect the green too!

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

I so enjoyed seeing this post. You have a wonderful collection. I have several pieces of Liberty Blue, too. I was overseas when I bought them so it meant a lot to me. This was fun b/c I love seeing everyone's collections. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Barb

marty39 said...

Your collection is just gorgeous. I love the way you have them displayed and your collection is so varied in pattern and design, just beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing, a real treat. Hugs, Marty

Kim Chalfant said...

In answer to your question about red/pink transferware. Everything I have looks pink too. But I've heard it called red transferware. I haven't seen anything that I would actually call "red". It all looks pink to me. But I'm no expert on transferware of any sort. Not even close. I just love collecting it. Anyone else have an opinion?

PS I've also started collecting black & white transferware to go in my bedroom. But I only have a few plates.

Diane said...

You have a beautiful collection! I love the child's set! ♥ Diane

xinex said...

Hi Kim, what a wonderful collection! Love them all! Don't you just love Marshall's? I shop there a lot too. It's a good thing we don't have one here or I'll go broke pretty fast.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

It is all so pretty, I can't pick a favorite! :) You have some wonderful pieces! ~Rhonda :)

Prescott family said...

I always wondered why you had so many dishes... I thought maybe you were preparing to feed the army. Ha ha ha. Love it, thanks for sharing!!