Monday, November 15, 2010

Blue Lovelies

It's hard for me to imagine any Victorian Lady or Gentleman any more pleased than I am to have this vanity set beside the basin in the morning. As though straight from the pages of this Victoria publication,  my antique china beauties encourage a return to the loveliness of an earlier era.  

I was lucky to find two of a set of vanity dishes together in the unlikeliest locale possible. But that's the beauty of true "flea" markets.

I could see a few cracks and chips in the lids, but had no real idea what I would find after removing the mega industrial tape strapping the tops on.

Such is the nature of the hunt! But the gray-blue pattern of this aesthetic movement transferware alone was worthy enough in its "as found" state.

And I was thrilled to find a draining plate completely intact inside one soap dish.

The ivory creaminess of the base color is as luscious as white chocolate.

The china nestles in perfectly with my undyed antique linen homespun towels.

 Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing the thrill with me!
Ciao! for now!


I'm joining Smiling Sally for Blue Monday
Kathy at A Delightsome Life for Victoria--A Return to Loveliness
and Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
 Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday


Lesley said...

Love the transferware pattern - but you are right, how exciting to find the soap dish intact!

salmagundi said...

Aesthetic transferware is my favorite - the patterns are wonderful. Great treasures you found. Sally

sissie said...

Real antique transferware in really lucked out to find these lovely pieces.


Carolyn said...

I love the transferware and again so well displayed!


Donnie said...

Love your blue photos. I had never seen a set like that. Happy Blue Monday.

Jenny said...

These are gorgeous!!

Joy said...

beautiful blue transferware pattern! Have a great week.

SmilingSally said...

Beautiful, just beautiful!

Happy Blue Monday, Jacqueline.

Terry said...

Oh my goodness this simply takes your breath away so gorgeous !
Oh yes happy Blue Monday to you :)
I am so thrilled you shared your fabulous post .
Now I can visit your beautiful blog when I need a little inspiration .
Thank you for again for sharing .
until next time
Happy Trails

Sharing Shadymont said...

What a beautiful set. These pieces are so pretty.

Shirley said...

Oh, what wonderful finds! I would love those!

sweet violets said...

What great the colors....and how lucky to have the drainer ....the long box is a razor box or sometimes a toothbrush box.....I Have one similar and will take pics for you to these patterns.....Cleo

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

What exquisite pieces! Very exciting to find such treasures in such lovely condition!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

love the transferware.. the pattern and shape is pretty and rare and totally awesome finds! have a great day!

Custom Comforts said...

What a lovely blue piece. You have some of the most beautiful treasures and I love looking at them. Thanks for sharing them with us.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, what stunning pieces. Beautiful pattern, and what fabulous finds. Love them. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Kathy said...

What an amazing find and in such good condition! Very, very lovely!
Thank you for joining me at A Return to Loveliness!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Lovely. What a find! The blue and white Victoria issues were always my favorite.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

These pieces are gorgeous! Love the color and pattern! What luck finding them in such good condition.

hip-chick said...

They are so pretty. I love all that creaminess.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh my, they are lovely! I love transferware! Thanks for sharing your pretties.


On Crooked Creek said...

Lovely finds at the "Flea Market"! One never knows until you pursue the hunt! Thank you for showing these lovely vintage pieces on your post!


What a lovely item to have. HUGS MARY

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