Thursday, February 11, 2016

Mix and Match & A New Transferware Bowl

 Brilliant light streams into the dining room with the rising sun. What more could you ask for in the morning? We have guests coming in for the long weekend and I need an early start today. A few decisions must be made. (Like where to start cleaning first!)

A large linen basket sits on the floor at one end of the table, full to overflowing. It's not a bad thing to wake up to every morning.

This table is really at the heart of things when the house is full. People gather at their own pace and refresh the coffee as they stagger in one by one in the morning. 

One of my collections is this Rose Point china by Pope-Gosser. I don't think I have ever passed up a piece.

As you can tell by the marks, some of the pieces are older than others, and there are slight differences between them.

There are subtle differences in the pattern, but what I want you to see is the size of the centers. . . .

The older saucers don't cradle the newer cups properly for a good fit, as you can see here.

But a cup with a broader base works fine and makes for an interesting mix.

One of the new arrivals is this footed transferware bowl that I found a couple of days ago. 

It made me want a timeless table setting that looks like it could have be set in another century.

A favorite old biscuit jar mixes in with the new (but classic) French porcelain soup bowls.

While the tablecloth is antique, the grey linen napkins are from Williams Sonoma. Plain and fancy, old and new. It all works together.

But now that the fun part's done, there's a ton of work to do! Better get going!

So nice that you came by!

I hope you have an enjoyable weekend lined up  too!


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Jeanie said...

Your new bowl is lovely and that biscuit jar is really tripping all my triggers! And the Rose Point is so elegant and lovely. Your hutch, beautiful. Oh, what is there NOT to love in this post and these photos?

Enjoy your guests!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Oh Jacqueline you truly do have some timeless beauties in your possession! So glad you shared with us today. It's like balm for the heart of the busy ones ; ) What a treat always awaits us here. Thanks for sharing~ Karen O

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Just precious, Jacqueline!

Enjoy your weekend guests!

Hope you have lots of love! ♥♥♥

Sarah said...

Oh, that biscuit barrel is making this heart of mine sing a joyful song. What a beauty! Old and new- you know how to mix it to perfection. Thanks for sharing this lovely post, Jacqueline, and have a delightful weekend with your guests.

20 North Ora said...

Jacqueline - I collect the Rose Point also. I go months that I don't find any and then all at once I find several pieces. I think it is one of the most beautiful patterns out there. Love it!

Also love your transferware! Gorgeous!


Carolyn said...

Love your hutch and all it's treasures.I love your new ones as well.


Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

So much gorgeous eye candy...and I love your new footed bowl!

janice15 said...

I love your new bowl as I do all your brown transfer ware and linens Have a wonderful Friday and weekend with your company with love Janice

sweet violets said...

Love the new bowl and the biscuit Jar....lovely!!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

I like your new finds! The sun streaming in looks marvelous- something we don't see often enough here during the winter months! Have an enjoyable weekend with your guests!

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Just love them all! Thank you for a beautiful post! Jane Flora Doora

Curtains in My Tree said...

You can set a beautiful vignette
love the biscuit jar
You should be in the magazine Where Women Create
I never see ironstone with brown transferware but what I think of you

Celestina Marie said...

Beautiful transferware piece. Everything looks so pretty with the sun streaming in. Enjoy your guests and Happy Valentine's Day!

Rose L said...

Lovely items. And you display items well.

Cindy Rasley said...

Love the look!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Your footed bowl is just wonderful - such a pretty vignette you have made with the biscuit jar companion. Lovely to see all your beautiful whites in the cupboard, too. Such lucky guests....enjoy your weekend! xx Karen

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

It is always such a delight to see pieces of your beautiful collections set out together, Jacqueline. I love that they don't all match perfectly, but they match wonderfully, and that is the pleasure of it all. The new footed bowl is amazing..Happy Valentines Day..Judy

DARK said...

Amo estes pequenos detalhes.

Pat Cantwell said...

And so the collection grows, dear friend!
Quite lovely, may I add?
Love the lidded biscuit bowl!

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