During this cold winter, it’s warmed my heart to see these Spode Victorian Children plates on my bedroom fireplace mantel. I love transferware! I have a few individual pieces, but I don’t have a set of transferware dishes. Not because I haven’t tried … but the ones I’ve loved at auction just went too high.
But I LOVE transferware! (Did I say that already?) A couple of weeks ago when I saw Susan’s post at Between Naps on the Porch, I wanted to get in my car and drive to Queen of Hearts antique store in Alpharetta, Georgia to visit what Susan calls “Transferware Heaven!” I was overwhelmed just looking at the pictures on my computer … I can’t imagine how I would feel being there in person!
The same day I visited Nancy’s Daily Dish … which I never should have done when I was already on transferware overload! Seriously? Have you seen Nancy’s blog? Now that girl KNOWS her transferware … and she’s got an amazing collection!
Finally, a couple of days later, I read Julie’s post about toile at her blog, Saltbox Treasures, … and (wouldn’t you know) she included pictures of some of her beautiful transferware dishes.
That’s it! I sooooo wanted to play with some transferware dishes, but since I don’t own a set that was a little hard to do … Wait! There were a few odd pieces of transferware in a recent auction box I bought … and I remember there were several plates! Where did I put that stack of dishes?
I found them, but since I couldn’t do a matching (or even a decent mix-and-match) tablescape, I just decided to play. I did four completely different place settings. It doesn’t make for a very pretty tablescape picture, does it? It’s not very cohesive … or complementary. But it’s transferware — and I love it!
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I have one (or two) of each of these plates. Eventually I’ll list them in my Etsy shop, but they’re available now … since I’ve already had my fun! If you see something you like, just email me.