Wednesday, October 24, 2012

My New French Transferware Plates

 
 
What is it about French design that is so unmistakable? When I spied these plates across a crowded table full of vintage merchandise at The Elephant's Trunk Flea market a couple of weeks ago, I thought they might indeed be French. That was my first thrill. The second, was the unbelievable price. Five dollars! for four salad size plates, and three bowls. Congratulations to me! And congratulations to Mr. C&C for schlepping them home all in one piece!
 
 
 
 
 
I'm showing them off today on top of the antique matelasse coverlet I bought at the same market for twenty dollars. In addition, I found the neatest cotton towels and aprons at William-Sonoma that have a delicious vintage/antique vibe.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The towels come in sets of two, in both a blue and a red stripe, with aprons to match. The main fabric is a sort of oatmeal color, and is nice and thick. I love the look.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
They look just as vintage as my homespun napkins shown next to them here.
 
 
 
 
 
An antique cup and saucer dresses up the table too, bringing out the creamy tones.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Coverlet details.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Edge design has shamrocks. Makes me think Irish!



 

 
The center has a pretty medallion.
 
 
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
So glad you stopped by for a look!
Hope your week is going great!
 
Jacqueline
 

 
 
 
 
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49 comments:

Cindy said...

Yes! what is it about the French? What a visual delight, as usual, and those roses drying white like that is so cool! No wonder you're tickled, they're gorgeous.
Those are some great finds, and now i'm off to catch up on some of your posts i've missed!

Cindy

Debbie Booth said...

Oh Jacqueline what a wonderful find! yay for you! I love it when you find something wonderful and it is perfect and it does not cost a lot! I bet you were doing the happy dance in your soul! I am a dish lover too...2 china hutches and counting. My hubby understands my love, his grandmother was a china painter and painted the loveliest roses...so he knows...
Have a blessed day!
Debbie

chateau chic said...

Gorgeous dishes! And French no less. What a score! Blue and white has to be my favorite color combination.
Mary Alice

hong kong property said...

very beautiful=)

Jen said...

Beautiful! I love blue and white. Those plates are wonderful.

elizabeth said...

I love, love, love the transfer ware. I'd have been jumping up and down with joy if I scored them!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Gorgeous! Your photos, linens, and roses are all beautiful. I love blue and white.

Sylvia said...

Stunning! ( 5 dollars, seriously?! )
Enjoy!

Cottage and Broome said...

What beautiful plates! You are right they were a lucky find and at a great price. Enjoy! Laura

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

SO beautiful, Jacqueline...and for such a price! I love the matelasse coverlet, too! Lovely photos!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Gorgeous finds, Jacqueline, well done, they're lovely!

Sarah said...

Well, these beauties couldn't have found a more perfect home where they will be loved and cared for. Especially love the matelasse. ~ Sarah

jeanetteann said...

Hi Jacqueline,I am so pleased I did stop by for a look. The transfer ware is to die for and at $5,amazing price. love the towels too. The cream and blue is lovely x

vitadrömmarobusigabarn said...

Så underbart fint!
Kram Tina

Liz said...

It is difficult to beat faded blue and cream for visual delight!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Deb said...

I am so in love with that tea-cup. What a gorgeous post today. So, so gorgeous.

Anne said...

Beautiful French dishes! I have not been lucky enough to come across those yet.They look beautiful on your table setting too!
xx
Anne

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oooh la LA! and what a tres beau tabel setting they make!~ sigh...

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

French transferware does look different al-toghether, and it is so beautiful. I've recently added a few pieces to my collection. I love that you can find so many French designs with birds and flowers...two of my favorite things to see on transferware. Your dishes and setting are lovely as can be...as they always are. The Mother cup is so precious! What a find!

Nancy

Haworth said...

What beautiful dishes, Jacqueline, and at such a bargain! I love the coverlet, too. And you're right, those towels from WS look handwoven. The 'boo' pumpkins are so sweet and perfect in that lovely setting. Beautiful images, as always. It must be nice to be back in your own little nest and enjoy the things you brought home. Take care and have a lovely weekend.

Susy said...

A beautiful find; lucky you ! Some day you'll have to show us where you keep all these treasures. I've run out of cupboards (:

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Never can go wrong with "blue & white"........so easy on the eyes.
And your linens are delightful.

Were your roses originaly WHITE~ WHITE...or off white...they dried so beautifully.

Rose

Lynnie @ Vintage Gal Style said...

That coverlet is yummy but those blue transferware plates are to die for! Just love all these beauties.

I am your latest follower too...

Lynnie

Jude Butterfly said...

My favorite blogger hands down! I love your eye candy and sweet style. Thank you for sharing your perspective so that we all may enjoy it. Jude~~~>:<

Olive Cooper said...

Love the linens Jacqueline. You always pair them with the best china. The French plates are a delight. xo, olive

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

I love your vignettes, Jacqueline. Those blue French dishes--for $5 wow!--are so wonderful with the blue-striped towels and the gorgeous detail on the coverlet. I am always on the lookout for pretty salad and dessert dishes when I go thrifting--you did well at this sale!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Jacqueline: Oh, how gorgeous it all is and what a great price for the pieces. Love the coverlet and the linens do look right at home with your napkins. Now, I can hardly wait as I see you have another post with beautiful things that I haven't seen yet..Happy Thursday..Judy

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Oh, that' what you were talking about with the premature post. Will look forward to it later...J

Dianne said...

That coverlet is making my heart go pitterpat!. What is it about your photos that make me want to run right out and take a photography class. Mine never look as wonderful as your's. Dianne

Martha said...

beautiful blue and white plates -- I adore blue and white. Love those towels form WS, too. I may have to get some!

SizzleandZoom said...

What a beautiful deal you got on the french transferware! I don't know if you ever took a photography class but your beautiful photos bring me back to time and time again to your blog. Love it.

Custom Comforts said...

Love your latest find and what a deal! Doesn't that just make it so sweet to find beautiful treasures for a song? They look lovely with all your gorgeous linens and roses. As always ~ just gorgeous.
Cindy

Cynthia said...

Love your find, they are so pretty and great presentation.

Cynthia

ImSoVintage said...

Is there anything more wonderful than finding something so perfect and at an amazing price. Love your table. The dried roses are the perfect touch.

Hugs,
Laura

MONICA LIVAS said...

Your dishes are beautiful! GORGEOUS photos and linens!

Curtains in My Tree said...


I love your transferware plates , well any of the dishes
My first purchase of a flo blue plate back in the 1970's was a transferware plate and I still have it ( someplace)?
Always so exciting to visit you

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

I love your new dishes! And what a buy.
I'm going to head to Williams Sonoma today to see if they have the blue and white towels here. I have such a hard time finding blue (which I can't figure out why!) :)

Beautiful post!
Pam

Our Neck of the Woods said...

What an amazing steal! Your display looks so great. Love it!

Visiting from The Charm of Home :)

Donna Heber said...

Everything looks stunning in blue/white! Lovely transferware and a wonderful find Jacqueline.

Bella said...

Hi J,
What is it about you and blue that makes me love it soooo? So soft! Your new coverlet YUMMILICIOUS :-) And those white roses, so white, mine dry brown :-(
Hugs,
Bella

srpprcrftr said...

Ok I'm green with envy at your incredible finds. I'm finding out I love alot of things I never imagined from seeing them on blogs.
I particularly love your plates, towels, aprons, everything. The textures are so yummy. You are a master stager.
Did you have to knock anybody over getting to those plates and bowls? Wow they are so incredible for the price you paid. Happy for you.

Katherine Wolak said...

These are absolutely beautiful!!!! LOVE the gentle colours and brilliant stitching!!! Such a lovely way to enjoy autumn!

Hugs,

Art and Sand said...

Love all of the blue and white dishes and your linens are wonderful.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Oh Jacqueline...I love them!
I frequent ET and it's a good thing I didn't see them first! :) My very favorite color combination...blue and creamy white! Your photos are gorgeous! Take care and stay safe from the storm!

Linda said...

Hi Jacqueline..
Love the dried roses in the bowl..
Very pretty..

Cheers!
Linda :o)

jean said...

Blue and creamy white!! How much more classic can it get. And so beautiful!!

Sherry said...

What a feast for the eyes! I love this French pattern. The English transferware is so heavy on pattern as is English design but, this is a little more understated. Very pretty in a much simpler way. Love it!
Sherry

Jeannie-JB said...

What a lovely post. Luckily for me, I found your fabulous photo on French Country Cottage, and wanted to stop by and tell you how beautiful your transferware is.

Jeannie and Linda said...

Jacqueline your blog is beautiful! I found you at Common Ground. The plates were a great find and you displayed them so well on that gorgeous coverlet.
We are joining your blog and would love it if you would visit us at the French Hen's Nest and consider joining us.

Linda @ http://frenchhensnest.com

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