Do you know this Staffordshire pattern by Adams called English Scenic? I don't think I have ever noticed it before. I found this jumbo cup on my last junking foray and am completely charmed by the little cows on it. The cup is more the size of a latte bowl.
I have passed on a lot of my red and blue transferware, but this cottage scene is a new favorite. I can imagine having a large steamy cup of hot chocolate in it in the morning, especially at Christmas. I am also fascinated with how often a theme comes up in the purchases of the day. This time it was pink and blue!
I found this sweet little huck towel with delightful raspberry pink accents in some out of the way place I have never visited before. The mixed pastels and embroidered details just enchant me. And then there's that monogram! I like how the piece shows its wonderful texture all rumpled up like this.
The pale blue is picked up by this tiny vintage beaded coin purse that I found that one of my grandgirls would adore with its beautiful butterfly motif. It must have once been someone's special keepsake.
These days I try to collect only linen pieces that are in the best condition or that have qualities that really stand out. This one has them in spades, right down to the little pink crocheted edge. To me, vintage is all about the fine details that make up the story of an object.
In researching this transferware piece I found that it is sometimes referred to as "pink" transferware rather than "red", and I can see why. Here is a closer look at the narrative for you. . . .
It really is scenic!
Doesn't the pattern tell a wonderful story? Like a fairytale romance of cottage living. . . .
Even the new Country Home magazine I picked up same day has these colors! Don't you just love that cover? There's a Rachel Ashwell Prairie feature inside.
I hope something lovely crosses your path today!
We have another overcast morning with a few light showers. So wonderful and so rare here in summer. We are getting the moisture that was predicted and so hoped for this year.
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