Friday, April 24, 2015

Another Chapter From My Transferware Obsession

I can't even remember when my obsession with brown transferware started. But it was sometime in the last ten years. I can't imagine what the cupboards would look like if I had gotten started earlier. Seriously.

But I am especially drawn to these loosely rendered florals, and so I will probably narrow my focus. When I am tempted to conclude that brown transferware is only a cozy cold weather thing, I find a maker's mark with a pattern called "Spring." So there you go! 

I'm in love with the maker's marks too.

It's an overcast afternoon, so I am taking these shots from my living room armchair. You already know about the blogger's life so this will not especially surprise you. But I kind of keep it from the neighbors. . . .

The regulars around here have learned to nudge things over on the table or a chair when they need to. Sometimes I even forget that I have left things in the yard! (It's probably an age thing.)

All of these lovelies came to me in just the last week or so.

This one is an orphan salad sized plate with sweet details.

And a sweet price. (I knew you would be squinting to see that!)

This set of four came at a good price from my friend Karla of Red House Antiques, a fellow collector. Only one had this swallow design which clinched the deal for me. It reminds me of an illustration you might find in an old fairytale book. Enchanting.

I love the stories that all old transferware has to tell.

The other three in the set with the same pattern name "Sylvan" have this design.

I hope it's a great weekend for you!
A good time to find something wonderful.
So glad that you stopped by!


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Kamilla said...

I love your brown transferware, especially plates with birds and ivy. Have a great weekend Jacqueline:)

Deanna said...

LOVE your dishes!
Think I have to find me some,

Sarah said...

Jacqueline, of course I'm smitten with these too!
The swallows nesting ~ absolutely enchanting!
Your new cards are lovely!

Sea Cottage said...

Your brown transferware is my favorite. I like the photos of them all on your chair. Your new business postcards are lovely.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh my - what wonderful dishes - I'd not seen much of this before your post - but I will be on the lookout for it now - my dish collection might need some too.

The photo in the chair is one of my favorites.

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi J,
It is wonderful seeing all the new pretties together & the marks too! The swallows are amazing (I have a thing for swallows :-)
Beautiful work on the new cards, you can never go wrong with Limoges :-)
Happy Weekend and Happy Hunting!

Pura Vida said...

I'm probably one of the few that love barnswallows, but I plant my garden when they arrive. The sweetest dish, but they are all lovely

Katia Ollivier said...

Superbes assiettes !

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Jacqueline, Love your brown transferware and I have also been drawn to brown over the last year or so. I have a few pieces that I mix in with my whites, blues and blacks. It all works.
Love your pics and the makers marks are just as lovely aren't they??~~

So glad to be getting your posts in my inbox again. Due to some type of glitches, I did not receive them for so long.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, CM

Jeanie said...

Like you, I am a transferware fan, no matter how compressed the pattern. But there is something about the airy lightness of these patterns you've share that makes my heart swoon. A gentle, easy loveliness that lets you see the magic of the pattern. Gorgeous.

Have a fabulous weekend (and I love your new cards!)

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

I love the sketchy lines on your transferware, as if someone had handpainted them one lazy summer's afternoon. But it's the mix of pieces that really catch my eye. They are all so incredibly beautiful together!
Happy weekend to you and yours, Jacqueline!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful transferware. You are doing well with your collection, the price is right! Enjoy your weekend, I hope you find a few more Spring pieces, it is very pretty. As are the birds one too. Patty/NS

Salmagundi said...

I can't believe your ability to find the brown transferware!! If I found that many pieces in a year, I would consider myself lucky. And ---- a plate for $4.50!!! We're headed to Denver next week, and I'll have my brown transferware radar up. Enjoy your Spring. Sally

June said...

LOVE your transferware Jacqueline! You have a beautiful collection of it and I love how I can read the excitement in your posts about them. I loved reading your last post just now and thought, how much like me you are. How these treasured collected pieces mean to us and they simple joy and beauty they add to our life.
Now I really do HAVE to get Rachele's latest book!

Art and Sand said...

I never tire of looking at your transferware or your linens!

Natureluvr57 said...

Gorgeous! I love floral designs but add birds or other wildlife and it's extra special. I would never see any of these designs if it wasn't for you sharing. Thank you

sweet violets said...

Once again I am jealous over your new finds!!! Love every piece and yes, I also enjoy the stories they tell, esp. the aesthetic movement pieces.....they're always on my radar!!! Enjoy!!


Why is it that transferware has a tendency to have a hold on some of us, like a vice, lol!
I'm also looking out for them too.
I love your brown pieces they're gorgeous!

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

I'm not so much into the blue transferware, but boy do the browns attract me! I may need to start collecting it... it would go so well with my red wing pottery (birds) that I collect! I'm new to your blog and love it!

Debbie said...

It's always such a treat to come over, Jacqueline. Love seeing your transferware finds. You have such a unique way of photographing all of your treasures.
I read your previous post as well. Enjoyed that also.
Have a wonderful Saturday evening.

Ruffles and Roses said...

so pretty love your collection....and thanks for sharing on the business cards ...I do my own post card size ......double sided but its alot of work.
happy transfer ware shopping......lovely blog as always so enjoy and Love Love your basket in your last blog ..OMG if that was up for sale in your shop would you ship ???
thanks Lorraine

Liz said...

These are lovely, so peaceful to look at. My favourite is the piece with the birds on it - gorgeous. Greetings from Scotland.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Burlap Luxe said...

Many many years ago blue was my choice of transfer-ware, and then some cranberries in The mix... But then about the late 90's it hit me with joy colour change that why of why did I not pick up those brown ones, funny from the 50's on brown was never favored for table settings nor the blacks, yet now! I believe they are the first to go with dealers collections in my travels. It's all that natural earthware that draws them in to buy up. Such a rare find around here in Southern Calif to be the one that has the chance to buy any shop pieces,mthe minute they are placed on a store shelf of even a thrift shop you better be the first one in line because they are gone. I want to add some blacks a when I see them I make a wise choice to add them into my dish cupboards.

Now I am in the pottery studio enjoying making New pottery plates, uneven, out of shape thick chubby plates to be used everyday and for my daughters dream wedding of these hand thrown French in flavor for a rustic wedding someday.
I can see you setting tables and tables of your dinnerware xollection creating a beautiful event to celebrate.

Beautiful photo with the shadowed light casted on the chair filled with plates.

See you soon.
Beautiful Sunday to you.


Anne's Attic - Design said...

Jacqueline, I love your transfer. The details are amazingly beautiful. Have a lovely day! Jo

Pat Cantwell said...

Your brown transferware collection is gorgeous, dear friend!!! I'm amazed at how well the different patterns show together!
Your orphaned salad sized plate pattern must mean. . .there's more to this collection!!!
Happy Hunting!!!

Roselle A said...

I just started a transferware obsession. I am drawn to the delicate floral patterns too.
So very very hard to find any around here on my thrift hunts. But I keep looking!

Cranberry Morning said...

What beautiful plates! I love the ones with the sweet swallows. So pretty!

Cozy Little House said...

Oh, I wish you had a Pin It button for my images. They are just spectacular!

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Such beautiful pieces, and all of that wonderful crazing, absolutely charming! Visiting you from The Scoop.

Parlor Room Ponderings said...

I love your plates! I just did a post on a gravy boat I found. It might go with your dishes! Diane

Lady of the Manor said...

Oh, I'm swooning over your latest finds! Beautiful new treasures!

Susan Clayton said...

Thank you for showing the detail! I didn't have to squint!

The Charm of Home said...

I could get lost in transferware patterns! I especially do love the brown! Just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

LivingVintage said...

I have fallen in love with transferware also, especially the brown and cream . . . and I'm considering selling all of my Jadeite. Tastes change, don't they.

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