Monday, April 5, 2010

Tea with my favorite transferware pattern and my 1st GIVEAWAY!!!!!

A new week, a new teascape and a new thing for me to do...host my FIRST EVER GIVEAWAY!!!
 How about I give away, hmmm. ummm, let me think, uh, well...let's just say $100 gift certificate to English Transferware, my Etsy shop?  Sound good?  Well check the details at bottom of the post because you can submit several entries...just follow the simple rules! 

This week I'm linking up with some of my favorite tea and table memes.  I'm featuring my very favorite transferware pattern.  It's by Spode and called Byron.  If any of you have read my first post I wrote about how I started collecting and then selling transferware.  As my collection was growing and I was on the lookout for pieces to trade up to, buy and sell I ran across a platter in this pattern.  It was one of those things where I knew I HAD TO HAVE IT.  It was on an Ebay auction and I was bound and determine to win...and I did!  I bought my first piece in this pattern from someone in Australia, and often I still buy from there.  It seems to be more readily available there and in England than other places I've found.  The first piece I purchased was this large serving platter:

I fell head over heels for the bucolic scenery in the platter.  It appears that the sale of a cow is taking place as women and the dog look on while a child plays at the feet of the buyer.
I was so excited when this arrived and I displayed it proudly in my kitchen, and still do.  I scour online marketplaces to find additional pieces in the pattern all the time.  Most every piece has a different scene, usually pastoral in nature, reflecting early English farm life.  The brown transfer is handpainted in various shades of blue, pink, taupe, rust, brown, green and gold.



Today I'm serving tea and my Coconut Cream Cheese frosted Lemon Cake using some of my Byron collection.



I used a single, lace trimmed gold window sheer slightly gathered atop my heavy marble chest.


I fanned vintage, embroidered napkins at one end and laid my Barenthal cake forks atop.  I just got this set of French Mabre flatware and I love it!  It normally sells at $125-165 for a 20 pc set for four. I got two sets for $125!  I bought two extra sets in this same Bordeaux color as well as Vert which is a marble green (about the color of my marble on the table).  If anyone wants these they're yours for $67.50 plus $12.49 shipping for a 20 piece service for four set.   Just send me a separate email if you'd like to purchase.   It's hand washable but that's fine with me.  I love the marble look of the handles and the ornate detailing this offers. 


  I've always loved this large figurine of a boy and his dogs and his attire seems to fit right in with that of the  people seen on the Byron pattern.  I placed him next to a fruit topiary I made a loooong time ago...boy do I need to dust that sucker!  Please don't blow this pic up and see how dusty it is!

I always have these tortoise shell amber lamps on this table.  They cast such a soft glow and add an almost candle like ambiance.  They are wrapped with an oil rubbed bronze finish and leaves that wind up and about the shade from the base.    I really like just about anything amber.

Here's one of my Spode Byron teapots.  To give a bit of height I placed it on a candle stand meant to hold a large pillar.


Creamer and Sugar on a handled tray.




Isn't this a sweet scene on the dessert plates depicting a young mother holding her infant child, their dog at foot and a modest cottage in the background? 


I added some candles...these are my favorite barley twisted candlesticks...I tied a shimmery gold organza ribbon with a beaded tassel around them.



As before mentioned, Byron is one of, if not, my all time favorite pattern.  There's nothing I dislike about it.  I'll be doing a large dinner table some time down the road but wanted to tell you a bit about J. C. Horsley.  Mr. Horsley is the artist who painted the scenes for the Byron pattern, which were engraved to copper plates and thus transferred to the pottery.  He was an English academic painter (1817-1903) and is very well known for having designed the first commercially produced Christmas card, commissioned by Sir Henry Cole of London in 1843.
Mr Horsley was also the designer of the Horsley envelope, a pre-paid envelop, the precursor to the stamp!
John Calcott Horsley 1817-1903


COCONUT CREAM CHEESE FROSTED LEMON CAKE
1 box lemon cake mix
1 small box instant vanilla pudding
1 C vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 C Mountain Dew

Frosting:
1 stick butter
2 1/2 cups coconut, flaked
1 8 oz. bar softened cream cheese
1/2 cup Mountain Dew
3 1/2-4 Cups powdered sugar

Mix cake ingredients well and pour into well greased and floured cake pans, bake 20-25 minutes at 350

For frosting, melt butter in saucepan over medium heat, add coconut and cook until it is slightly golden.  Remove from heat and add cream cheese.  Mix.  Add Moutain Dew. Mix.  Add powdered sugar and mix well.  Frost cake. This is yummy!  You can also substiute orange cake mix for lemon and orange juice for the Mountain Dew in both recipes for an orange flavor. 




MAY I HAVE A DRUM ROLL PLEASE?.........ANNOUNCING A
GIVEAWAY

WHO?  Me, Nancy
WHERE?  Nancy's Daily Dish 
WHAT?  A $100 gift certificate to English Transferware.
WHY?   Because I want to!
WHEN?  Winner will be announced Monday, April 12th 
HOW?  Read on my fellow followers, bloggers, Twitter pals, FB friends, etc. you know who you are.

Ok NOW for the giveaway rules.  Each of the following will count as one entry.  Do one or all five for more chances to win!


1)  Leave a comment on this post for one entry
2)  Blog about this contest...come back and leave another comment with your blogs permalink where you've bogged about the giveaway.
3) Tweet about the giveaway (you can follow me on Twitter too... I'm Transferware or click the link on my sidebar.  Come back and let me know you've tweeted this (please leave your twitter username)
4)  Visit my Etsy store and tell me by commenting on this post what you'd spend $100 on if you win. 
5) Become a follower and then leave a comment to let me know you have done so.  If you're already following leave a comment to let me know you're a follower.

The winner will be randomly selected by a numeral generator.  I use  http://randomizer.org/

 
Note:  Shipping cost is included anywhere in the Continental United States.  All bloggers in the universe are welcome to enter but keep in mind that a portion of your winning certificate will go towards shipping if you reside outside of the U.S.  I will pay 1/2 the shipping cost to anyone outside of the United States and the other 1/2 will come out of the gift certificate so the winner will NOT be out any money at all...unless of course you decide to spend an extra thousand, or five.  heehee.  Ok that probably wasn't funny to some of you.  sorry.
Let the entries begin!

A tea thought:
Gladstone (1865) Victorian British Prime Minister
If you are cold, tea will warm you; If you are too heated, it will cool you; If you are depressed, it will cheer you; If you are excited, it will calm you.



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and Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee at Silken Purse 
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319 comments:

  1. Thank you for the history of that pattern. The platter is gorgeous. I'm printing off that cake recipe, too! Love it all.

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  2. Nancy, This is really lovely! Love the pattern, love the setting you put together. Your photography and your pieces are divine! I would love to win the gift certificate and I am a follower. I've visited your Etsy store this weekend and I would purchase 4 red/pink transferware plates to set a table for 4 - and whatever else would go with given the amount of the gift certificate. Your blog is lovely. The cake looks great too!

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  3. Beautiful China and a Yummy Cake - How Special!

    And a Give Away - Such Fun!!!

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  4. Nancy, your tablescape is just gorgeous. Your dishes are always so pretty and the statue is great. Also, I can't even begin to tell you how much I'd LOVE to win your giveaway! Please sign me up.

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  5. I linked your post up on my blog. Have I mentioned, how much I want to win this!!

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  6. I could go absolutely wild in you ETSY shop. I'd gladly take any of your beautiful pieces, but a couple things really caught my eye. I chose two favorites...
    1. Blue Transferware Divided Relish Tray Platter with Midwinter Landscape

    2. Set of 7 Mix and Match Vintage English Transferware Red Toile Floral Plates

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  7. I've learnt so much since joining your site as a follower.
    Your Spode Byron pattern is lovely with all the different scenes, and look really great when set out together.
    If I were to be lucky enough to win I would choose the two blue transferware cow creamers that are listed on Etsy.

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  8. This is a very generous giveaway. Thanks so much for offering it!

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  9. And. . . I already follow your blog!

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  10. My favorite item in your shop is this yummy turkey platter. Why? Because I have a thing for turkeys, and this is absolutely amazing.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_list_1&listing_id=39960584&ga_search_query=turkey&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_8421327

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  11. Never won a giveaway - this would be a great one to start with!!

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  12. Nancy,
    The pattern is stunning. Transferware is always so colorful and beautiful! Thanks for having the giveaway and count me in!
    Robin

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  13. I can see why it's your favorite! Gorgeous!
    Please enter me in your fabulous give-away!

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  14. I'm not sure what it means to become a follower, but I am a Facebook friend and just signed up for email notifications, if that counts. :) I would probably select brown transferware and butter pats!

    Terry A.

    I wonder if I should have put my answers into several posts? ha :)

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  15. I have your button on the right side of my blog, linking to your blog.
    http://mypaintingroom.blogspot.com/

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  16. Your shop is beautiful! If I was the lucky one, I would probably go for blue & white (that gorgeous vine & flower platter!).

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  17. Hi Nancy,
    Thanks for coming over to visit! Your platter is quite beautiful, and the tea service is just lovely!
    I am following, and thank t=you for becoming a follower..
    I have to go look at the Etsy shop..
    I shall return..:)

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  18. Hi Nancy,

    I'm in Oklahoma City...so nice to find another blogger in our great state! I love all your transferware..so would be hard to pick..but I do love the red cabbage rose platter and the Mayflower pieces you have available...I love it all though. I'm a new follower. Everything is just beautiful!

    Miss Bloomers

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  19. What a beautiful blog you have here and I love your china and vignette that you have all set up.
    please count me in on your very generous drawing.

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  20. I just became a follower :)

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  21. If I won I would love to buy the Vintage Mix n Match Set of 6 Blue Floral English Transferware Plates and Platter.. so pretty!

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  22. Oh Nancy! I love your transferware, I love your furniture and I love your home. Gorgeous....everything!. I am going to your etsy shop now....Christine

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  23. Wow - you sure know a lot about these pieces! What a lovely collection. I love them all!

    Hmmm... if I won, I would spend that gift cert. on these:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40989566

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=43179633

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38136197

    And thanks for the recipe! Sounds PERFECT for a tea party!

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  24. I just became a follower. Hmmm, I thought I already was!...Christine

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  25. Wow! It would be very hard to pick from your Etsy shop (so many that I want) but maybe I can get some brown transferware if I win....Christine

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  26. First let me get the transferware envy out of the way and then compliment you on a job well done! Everything is perfectly executed and obviously...I LOVE the transferware!

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  27. Nancy, what a beautiful setting and post...thank you for sharing it all. Everything is gorgeous and I loved being allowed into your home. Thanks for linking to the party just in time!
    ~Gay~
    itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

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  28. What a gorgeous table setting! Very lovely and the cake looks so alluring. Yum for the tummy and the eyes.

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  29. I will add a link on my sidebar.

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  30. Nancy, I love your tablescape. That pattern is so beautiful. I love that scene on the dishes, too. What beautiful flatware and what a bargain. What a great give away you are having.

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  31. Wow! Beautiful pictures! Love the recipe, can't wait to try it!

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  32. Hi Nancy! your dishes are beautiful and everything looks so elegant and charrming in your setting....I made a lemon cake too for easter but I had to make mine a lemon cream with out the coconut.(hubby doesn't like it)...I on the other hand LOVE anything coconut!....I'm already a follower, I also went to your etsy shop and honestly, it is so hard to choose, there are so many beautiful things. I think I might like the vintage english ironstone red transferware roses flowers pitcher/large creamer to put in my red kitchen filled with fresh flowers and the vintage red transferware cabbage roses square plate filled with a few warm home baked cookies and finally a spode mayflower lilac lavender cup and saucer w/pink roses since I don't have a BEAUTIFUL tea cup to drink my tea in... with my afternoon snack. What a generous giveaway, thank you for sharing it with us. Have a nice evening! hugs, Jennifer

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  33. I would love to win because I love transferware! What a great giveaway, thanks for inviting me over.

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  34. That is some of the prettiest transferware I have ever seen! Your table is really, really gorgeous.

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  35. http://twitter.com/debraKPA/status/11671731445 tweet tweet, I twittered.

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  36. Very pretty blog this week, you have a beautiful home, and I loved the history on your dishes. Have a great week, and please come visit me sometime!

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  37. Oh, my goodness! What a glorious beautiful post! This transferware is so pretty. I've never seen that pattern before. Your vignette is so pretty and that cake! Oh, it looks so delicious.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  38. Oh what a great post. I also love the marble top chest! The cake almost made me run for the kitchen for a snack. I am a follower & a lover of the blue transferware. I like the pitcher & bowl set, but also a teapot or two. Hard to decide just what I like best. Would love the opportunity to choose.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

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  39. Wow, I am just in awe. YOur table vignette is just stunning. All of the dishes are fabulous and the little boy and dog statue is exquisite. I just love it. Such a gorgeous tablescape. I would love to be entered in your fabulous giveaway. Very generous. Thanks also for linking to the party. Hugs, Marty

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  40. Hi Nancy! I just became a follower too! Thank your brother David for the post he made on Facebook about this - I didnt know !!! I love it!

    Carolyn

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  41. OH wow, I just went through the Etsy store and there are so many treasures. I loved everything, but the tureens and the pitchers always steal my heart. Thanks again for the fabulous giveaway. Hugs, Marty

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  42. Nancy, first off let me say that I'm thrilled to discover you blog. I absolutely adore the Byron pattern and had never seen it before. I can see why it is your favorite. You have such lovely pieces and I'll eager await the post with the complete set. Thanks for entering me in your contest. I'll follow the rules and be back with more comments as I complete your list. Thanks again!

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  43. Nancy, I'm back to let you know that I am now officially a new follower. Off to see your etsy store next. :-)

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  44. WOW! I LOVE your site. Bookmarked! And guess what? I have been looking for that exact cake recipe since I had it at a wedding about ten years ago. I think that's the exact cake ...and now I have the recipe! Thank you!

    I found your very lovely site from your comment left at bloggiveaways blogspot. Please accept my entry into your contest.

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  45. I am following on Google Friend Connect.

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  46. If I won your generous gift certificate, I would choose the Blue Transferware Turkey Sized, Tab Handled Platter. Simply beautiful.

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  47. Nancy, your Etsy story is full of beautiful choices. I'm thrilled to know about this resource. If I'm the lucky one I just might have to go for the Byron cake plate and a tea pot or pitcher. Love the Mason red toast rack too. Well, let's just say there are many things I'd be thrilled to add to our home. Thanks for this generous give away.

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  48. Nancy what a great display on your buffet table!~ It felt as though I was sitting there, so nice!~ That platter was killer:)

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  49. What a sweet blog. I love it. I still need to get some more purple plates. They look really good on the wall!!

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  50. Hi Nancy, Our mutual friend Angie sent me to your blog. Very pretty! I see you are linked up with a few of my other blog friends, already! Beautiful dishes and wonderful decor! Kindest Regards: Dana

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  51. Hello! I love Spode... in fact I used mine (Spode Copeland Buttercup) in my Easter tablescape.... you should come by and see.
    this is a lovely lovely table top! :)

    ~Liz

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  52. ok, Here are the items I would like to get if I won Purple Cup and Saucer Castle enghlish Abbey Daisy Vintage 25.99, The purple floral tea cup and saucer 17.99, Vintage Charlotte Purple transferware cup and saucer Basket of roses 24.99 that is a total of 68.97 The rest will be for shipping and handleling.

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  53. What a beautiful tablescape! I especially love the exquisite flatware. :)

    I'm not lucky at winning anything but nevertheless, I really appreciate the chance to enter your awesome and very generous giveaway. Thank you.

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  54. Oh my what pretties you have shown us today!! Thank you so much!!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  55. Oh my! I just spent some time browsing your Etsy store and you really have some very beautiful things for sale. I have just started collecting blue and white pieces so if I were lucky enough to win the giveaway, I would love to shop from the blue collection.

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  56. I hope I win! Beautiful pieces...

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  57. Your style is so me and I became a follower (I would have even without the giveaway!!) I am having a giveaway too so please come over!
    I will try and get a post up too about your giveaway and come back when I have it up!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  58. Nancy,I love your etsy store and your blog! You can never have too much transferware. I don't have a blog, but would love to be entered for the gift certificate. I would spend it on the brown Alhambra bowl you have in your etsy shop! :-)

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  59. I can totally see why this is your favorite set of transferware! It really is amazing!

    that cake recipe looks wonderful (I have already c/p it to recipe favs. LOL)

    And thank you for the chance to win this wonderful giveaway!!

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  60. Oh Nancy, you have so many beautiful things in your shop, it truly would be amazing to try and pick out what I would get. But, I know for a fact I would so get some of the beautiful purple transferware! The first time I had ever seen purple transferware was here on your blog and my heart did an extra beat!

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  61. Nancy, The tablescape is beautiful and you know how much I love your transferware! I can see why this pattern is your favorite. The boy figurine is adorable and he looks like he belongs next to this transferware.

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  62. Nancy,

    Your collection of transferware is the most beautiful I have ever seen. You know how I love blue and white so of course I would choose transferware in those colors. My favorite would be the Midwinter Divided Relish Tray. Thanks for such a generous giveaway.

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  63. Hi Nancy, I'm so excited to have found you, thank you so much for coming by! This pattern is just unbelievably wonderful. I'm an English Country fan and love anything from transferware to toile. I'm joining as a follower, and will be posting your giveaway on my side bar. I'm going to have fun going back through your posts.
    blessings,
    Debra

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  64. I love all your pieces in the etsy store, I'll have to think about how I'd spend that 100 dollars but I love the brown so I'll surely find something fabulous!

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  65. I just tweeted about the giveaway. User name nominimalist.

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  66. What a lovely collection! I am quite amazed at your beautiful dishes!

    How lovely that you are having this AMAZING give away too. You are so kind opening this to your Overseas followers. I have been a regular visitor to your blog for a while now and thought I was a follower but alas I wasn't! I am definitely following now and hope that my Australian connection might be a good sign!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  67. I know your etsy site quite well as I have been looking at the Spode Red Transferware Plate with the Aster Flowers pattern! I can tell you now, if I win this I will be buying lots more things from you-your etsy site is amazing!

    Best wishes again,

    Natasha.

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  68. Morning Nancy, I am new to your blog and just became a follower and will post your giveaway on my blog. I visited you Etsy shop and would buy the Vintage Purple Plate and the English Quare Cube Teapot Charlotte Blue. The Teapot is my favorite.

    Thanks for such a generous giveaway, I hope it is me, I really love the Teapot.

    Barbara

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  69. Oh, wow, Nancy, you sure have fun with your dishes & other beautiful things!
    Anna

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  70. Your transferware is just beautiful. What a wonderful giveaway! I just became a follower.

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  71. Hi Nancy, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment. I just popped over to return the visit and am in awe at your beautiful post. Your dishes are just beautiful... is that what they call them 'transferware'? I would love to collect something like this. I'm headed over to look at your Etsy shop :) would love to be entered in to your drawing.

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  72. Now following your lovely blog :-)

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  73. oh my gosh, you have so much lovely stuff in your Etsy store I don't know what I'd chose. I think I'd like a large platter, I love the Vintage Spode Platter with the Children Dog and Horse :-)

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  74. Thanks so much for joining the party. This vignette is just stunning. Hugs, Marty

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  75. What a beautiful table and the cake looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing your recipe and linking to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

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  76. Oh my gosh that tea set is so darling! Thanks for posting!!

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  77. Dear Nancy, You are so good at what you do! Simply LOVELY!
    Wendy Loreen
    Auntie's Elegant Collectibles

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  78. I will come around for tea with you any time! I love the Byron pattern. I have never seen it before. Often the multi coloured patterns are not so accurate in the colouring, but this is very high quality!

    I was at my summer house last weekend and looked at the plates I have there. I collect white and brown for the summer house. One day I might have to do like you and start a shop because I end up with more than I can house of transferware.

    I'm off to see your Etsy store and dream away $100! What a generous giwaway. I will blog about it and tweet it too Nancy!

    Best,
    Eline

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  79. So Nancy, I have had a great time in your Etsy store and spent an imagenary $100 on these;

    Brown Transferware Charger Platter Cattle Sheep and this RED TRANSFERWARE ENGLISH PITCHER SHEEP POND PASTURE FARM.

    I often look at your store and have a great time doing it!

    Best,
    Eline

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  80. Hi Nancy, is my first time here.
    What generous giveaway....I hope be the winner!
    If I won, I would spend that gift certificate on these beautiful pieces: Spode Copeland Mayflower Lilac Lavender Cup and Saucer with Pink Roses and Brown Transferware Plate Horse Cart English Manor Mountains

    hugs
    Virginia

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  81. I am a collector of dishes, and especially transferware. I would love to be entered into your drawing. I just love this stuff. I will become a follower and will post a button on my blog.

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  82. Wow! Over 95 comments to your blog yesterday and today! I've been following your blog ever since I discovered your site on etsy and I'm crazy about transferware. Your blog has been very informative regarding the different patterns and the addition of new colors... I especially love your desk set-up. Please enter me in your contest. I'd use the money to purchase either a tureen to use to hold washcloths as you have or to buy a pair of hands like those on your blog banner in brown.

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  83. Everything from the Spode to the Barenthal is so wonderfully tasteful and such super quality. I did stop by your etsy store so count me in for the giveaway. We have a more useful one this week, too -- hope you can stop by and get in on it. -- Jane F.

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  84. Both the Spode and the Barenthal are so elegant and such wonderful quality. It's a pleasure to see your photos. I did drop by your etsy. Count me in on the giveaway and please stop by and get it on ours. -- Jane F.

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  85. Oh my word, that pattern is incredible. I amd usually not a huge fan of "scenes" on dishes, and must confess I didn't even know what transferware was until I ran across your blog. That china is just breathtaking. The platter scene makes me think its a negotiation for a dowery with the couple peaking out of the door! Good collecting.

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  86. Hi Nancy,the platter and all of your transferware are beautiful. But I especially love the amber tortoise shell lamp lol I love lamps. I collect antiques and since I just bought a Victorian house all of this would fit perfectly. I need a tea set for my parlor.
    Anyway, I am following you from my blog and facebook.
    hugs
    Britt

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  87. I love all the information I get from reading your blog! The pictures of your beautiful home are a bonus! Count me in for the drawing. Thanks,KathleenY.

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  88. Your tea settings are very nice. I really like the dishes. Thanks for sharing. You must be a very busy person with your large family. Please include me in your drawing.

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  89. Wow! That's gorgeous. I especially love the little tea cups

    It's nice to hear of someone else who got married young! (I was also 18)...still working on the 6 kids part! = )

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  90. I visited your Etsy shop. If I win I think I would like the purple items: basket of flowers plate and the tea cup and saucer of the same pattern, the English Meakin tea cup & saucer, the Swinneron plate with fruit & flowers.

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  91. Absolutely beautiful post! Thank you so much for the giveaway (and for the cake recipe!).

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  92. I am now a follower - I love your blog!

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  93. As I'm sure you can guess, if I win the gift certificate, I will spend it one gorgeous red English transferware. :)

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  94. As usual, another stunning tablescape. Everything was just breathtaking!!!! I totally understand WHY this are your favorite dishes. Love them too. Thanks for sharing. I SOOOO want to win this giveaway.....crossing fingers and toes and eyes!!! Thanks!

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  95. I am already a follower of your terrific talent.

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  96. If I was the lucky one to win the 100 bucks in spending cash, I would probably choose the blue transferware relish dish, the red transferware covered casserole dish or anything polychrome. So many beautiful pieces to choose from.....like a kid in a candy store! Thanks again for the giveaway...crossing fingers, toes and eyes! :)

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  97. Posted on my blog...thanks again, Nancy!

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  98. Hi Nancy, Your blog is absolutely one of my favorite. I love, love transferware and enjoy looking at all your lovely treasures. :)

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  99. Nancy, I am a follower of yours and have been for a few weeks now, once I refound(I had viewed it in the past) your blog I certainly didn't want to loose it again!

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  100. Nancy~I love to browse your Etsy store and tonight was great fun. If I had to choose, it would something in the lavender/purple colors like the Spode Copeland Mayflower or the Purple transferware scalloped plate with cottage roses. I love it all!!
    Thanks for offering such a wonderful giveaway. :)

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  101. This is beyond delightful, so beautiful that all I can say is ..,'wow!'..,!

    Thanks ever so much for joining in with this week's, 'Tuesday Tea For Two',@ The Plumed Pen', as well as with, 'Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee';( the link is now for Wednesday's tea @ Silken Purse, is now 'live' with Mr.Linky)..,

    What a fabulous giveaway!

    Hugs from Wanda Lee

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  102. Oh, my...this is beautiful. Your tea set is so pretty. I LOVE your pattern and the info you shared.

    The giveaway is wonderful. I am pretty sure there isn't a lady ANYwhere that doesn't love transferware !! :)
    O, and I am signing up to follow.
    xo bj

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  103. Wow...I hardly know what to say! This post is beautiful! I love all of the transferware and the way it is displayed is delightful!

    I became a follower yesterday before finishing the post...I had to sign off before I finished checking our your beautiful site!

    I am so glad that you stopped by and thanks so much for the sweet compliment! I noticed you are from Tulsa...it is on of my favorite places in the world...such a beautiful town!

    Your giveaway is amazing and generous...I hope you pick me;)!

    Enjoy!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  104. oops...I already AM a follower. So, I'll post your giveaway on my sidebar...:)

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  105. What a lovely post! I am so amazed by your beautiful china and sideboard setting! Please sign me up for your fabulous give-away too!
    Cindy

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  106. I just looked in your Etsy shop and I don't know how I would ever pick! It would probably be red transferware!
    Cindy

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  107. I love transferware, yet I don't own one piece. Everytime I see something I like at TJ Maxx, Marshalls or Home Goods, there are never enough settings, so I just pass on it. I should get one or two just for display. Love your figurine ~ he does look like he'd fit right into a transferware or toile pattern!

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  108. If I won the $100.00 shopping spree, I would go right to the brown and white; I love the brown and white toile transferware you have in your etsy. I would probably mix and match a few of the dishes, but I also like the mug and saucer you have, so it would be tough to choose.

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  109. Ode To Nancy

    Your transferware is lovely there
    Upon your marble table.
    I'd snap it up in one fell swoop
    If monetarily able!

    The polychromes, the reds and pinks
    With blues and whites appearing
    Your English transferware to me
    Is totally endearing!

    We thank you, Nancy, for your style
    And love of transferware.
    We all may oohh and aahh delight
    And each your passion share!

    Enjoyed your sweet, lovely blog and photos!
    Thank you, Dear!
    Hugs,
    Connie

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  110. I always find an interest in old fashion items...I would like to enter in your $100 shopping spree. I have read about some of the history you have written about your transferware. I love it all! Rosalyn Spinks Davis
    I'm on facebook!! lol

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  111. I always love your posts. Beautiful to look at and educational, too. Please enter me in the giveaway -- I don't think I have joined this yet.

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  112. This was an incredibly gorgeous post!! Absolutely stunning!!
    Please enter me in your generous giveaway!!
    Debbie

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  113. The cake looks so yummy, and your offer is generous. Thank you for sharing.

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  114. Nancy, my Oklahoma friend. Let me see if I can do all of this correctly...so I can get all my chances.

    1. I'm following and stalking.
    2. I would buy red transferware, without a doubt!
    3. I will post about this right now.
    4. Beautiful post! I love the Spode pattern and seeing little peeks of your gorgeous home.

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  115. Oh Nancy, I can certainly see why this is your favorite pattern. It is stunning, and I love it too! Any time I've seen it for sale, it's been too expensive for a bargain hunter like me. This whole setting just looks so romatic and so gorgeous - the pretty forks, the napkins, that boy with his dogs - it's all breath taking! I've been to your Etsy before. It would be soooo easy for me to spend $100 in your Etsy! What a generous giveaway. Please enter my name. I would LOVE to win this giveaway! laurie

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  116. Your collection is gorgeous, Nancy! I'd love a chance to win! I'm already a follower! Thanks for having such a fabulous giveaway!

    Cheers!
    Tina

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  117. Nancy, after spending a delightful hour browsing your Etsy, I'm convinced that if I won your give away, I'd end up owing you money! Among other treasures, I would want the blue transferware divided platter Midwinter Landscape and the Brown transferware platter, Apple Blossoms, but it wasn't easy narrowing down my choices to something close to $100. You have some wonderful pieces. Thank you for the chance to win this lovely giveaway! laurie

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  118. We lived in Castle Rock, CO for nearly 20 years and grew to love the entire state. When we first moved there we spent weekends and vacation days looking for ghost towns throughout the mountains and we found dozens, some no more than stone foundations, some with still-standing houses (abandoned over 100 years ago!). We loved Cripple Creek before it became a gambling town, Georgetown, Breckinridge, Leadville, everywhere! We also loved the weather -- people have the mistaken idea that living in Colorado is like living at the North Pole, but the lack of humidity means that we hardly ever wore coats and never had hay fever. The only real drawback was that the growing season was pretty short since we could have snow as late as May 15th and as early as September 20th. Our tomato plants didn't have a chance!

    We'd love to move back to Colorado now that we're retired. Our son and daughter still live there with their families. The recession and my ill health mean that we will stay in Tennessee for a few more years though. I can definitely identify with your sadness and yearning for another view of the mountains...

    Please enter me in your contest.

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  119. Wow! So many gorgeous things to look at!
    Thanks for coming by to visit me, and for your sweet comments! Of course, I had to add you to my blog list... your blog is a delight to read!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win your terrific giveaway! What a generous and sweet blogger you are:)

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  120. Beautiful tea table. I can see why this pattern is one of your favorites...I like that it done in many colors, unlike most transferware. Thanks for sharing so much of your knowledge and collection with us.

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  121. Lovely table- I'm loving the colors and green edging on the china. Fabulous
    xoxo Pattie

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  122. I've enjoyed visiting your blog. Your dishes are beautiful.

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  123. This is a beautiful table with the transferware and all the goodies to fill it out. Very complete. Thanks for sharing.

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  124. This is beautiful. The setting is so romantic. I enjoyed the tutorial!
    Debbie

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  125. I checked your etsy shop. I would get just about anything from the purple toile section. Lovely and to die for, so to speak.

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  126. Hi Nancy, I just became a follower of your blog, which I find fascinating. Please enter me in the $100.00 giveaway!
    Thank you.
    Debbie

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  127. Nancy- I am an new follower! ~Nana~

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  128. Nancy- I posted about your giveaway here www.dtipton1.blogspot.com ~Nana~

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  129. Nancy, your tablesetting was just so fine. I loved everything about it. The transferware is just beautiful. Joni

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  130. I have been drooling over the gorgeous "mix and match" pieces you have in the purple transferware...I would choose that if I were the lucky winner!

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  131. Oh my goodness! What a delightful tea set!! It's almost as if you built the room around it. :) Love it.

    Nicole

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  132. How fun to have stumbled upon your pretty blog and find the added bonus of a Give Away, your firths one! Your transfer ware collection is stunning and I'm off to check out your etsy next. Being a card designer I loved learning about John Calcott Horsley producing the first commercially made Christmas card.

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  133. Just back from your etsy shop and if I were to win (crossing my fingers) your teacup are divine and to see them in purple, Ahhhh! So now you are also my new fave shop, too!

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  134. Tweeted about happily following you, too.

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  135. I blogged about your give away here: http://kimberlyshaw.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/04/nancys-transferware-give-away.html

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  136. Nancy-This is like toile--only in dishes! I love looking at all the details in each piece. Mr. Horsley was a very talented man! You have some beautiful things in your etsy shop--I especially love the red and white pieces! The cabbage platter is beautiful!

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  137. The cake sounds so simple and looks delicious on your beautiful plate. I have just signed up to receive your post emails. I would just love to win the $100.00 gift certificate but even if I don't, I found your great site!

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  138. OMG, Nancy...are you real. You live in dish heaven or something and are surrounded by such beautiful things. I'm glad I popped in...I was not partying at these spots this week. lol

    I'm in for 1 and will be back. I've been to your shoppe and drooled already...you've already cleaned up that puddle...I'll go again. lol

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  139. Girl, I hope you like the button that I've added to my blog page for your give-away. Put me in for 2nd try. lol

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  140. Your transferware is beautiful and so is your blog. Thank you for the cake recipe - it looks delicious. I'm going to enjoy exploring here and on your Etsy site.

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  141. I'm now a follower of your blog. Thank you for the great giveaway.

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  142. I am a transferware lover also but admit that I have never seen that Byron pattern. I do agree it is most beautiful. I would love to win your giveaway.

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  143. love the greens and browns, beautiful patterns

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  144. Just tweeted! What a mammoth giveaway. I'd go for the Masons. Luscious. -- Jane F.

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  145. How generous you are. Thank you for sharing!

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  146. I'm a new Follower From Tea Rose Link Party! Visit me at http://www.rockindeals4you.com/?p=1398 and sign up for my newest giveaway!

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  147. This is the first time I have been to your blog. I saw the link on Kimberly Shaw's blog. It has been a delight to see your wonderful photography! as well as the plates and such. Many years ago I used to collect similar items. Sadly they've all been lost. (too long of a story here) AND I didn't know this stuff came in green! lol

    I used to have a plate in brown, one in gray, one in reddish/pink, and of course the most common, blue. I wonder if they come in purple? hmmmm

    At any rate, this was one of those give-a-ways that I just had to try. Maybe if I won, I could start a new collection again!

    Thanks for having such a super contest!
    Sherri

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  148. Ok,Nancy, I went back over to English Transferware (your link on this post does NOT work)but I used your sidebar. I fixed a better button on my blog: http://denisemarie-bloomin.blogspot.com/
    I'd have to have $75 Charlotte basket pitcher

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  149. What a great gift! I would love it!

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  150. I would love to win the gift certificate! I would choose some red transfer ware.

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  151. Nancy, I am a follower and have been for a few months! I love your beautiful blog. I am excited about the chance of winning the beautiful Transferware. Thanks!

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  152. PLEASE sign me up for your giveaway! I would love to win.

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  153. I love all of the beautiful items at your etsy shop. But I'm especially drawn to the Vintage Red Toile Transferware. So gorgeous!

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  154. I can certainly see why you adore this pattern - it's lovely! I especially love your boy with his dogs as well -- what a sweet setting you've created for us.

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  155. Nancy I love the red tranfersware plates!!

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  156. I finally got the post up about your giveaway- This week has been crazy- sorry it took me a bit-

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  157. Great blog love your give away please put my name in.

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  158. Hi Nancy,
    We're now followers!
    xoxo pattie and Allie

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  159. I just became a follower! Found you at Foodie Friday and I love your transfer ware and beautiful table! Gorgeous post and a feast for the eyes! The lemon cake sounds delicious.

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  160. Nancy, What a generous giveaway! I would love to have some of your wonderful transferware. I am a follower!
    YOur Byron Spode is breathtaking! I always love to come and visit. You have educated me about so much china and transferware.
    Your cake recipe sounds fabulous. Who knew to use Mountain Dew! Very easy and it looks wonderfully moist!
    Yvonne

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  161. I'm guessing this is how I enter your give away? I love your transferware here!!!! That is definitely my cup of tea! God Bless! Lauralu

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  162. I love your Byron Spode dishes! Just beautiful. And that tablescape was breathtaking...and what a beautiful table.

    Teacup Lane (Sandy)

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  163. Hi Nancy! Your poem after your Colorado post really spoke to me. You have a gift. Wendy Loreen

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  164. Oh the china looks like the same that my Grandma brought to Aus. from England-I wish I knew what happened to it. I will go visit your Etsy shop, I have one for my quilting too!

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  165. Your extensive collection on Etsy makes it hard to choose but three items stand out for me-the red toile floral chintz plate with the embossed border is gorgeous,& the floral blue Charlotte Cow creamer is ADORABLE, & I also love the brown & white covered butter dish that looks just like my Grandma's.I will be checking your Etsy shop again.

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  166. What a beautiful table. LOVE the flatware!

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  167. I just became a follower of your blog!

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  168. That was so much fun to read and the cake recipe sounds so moist and tasty. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity.

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  169. What a beautiful collection! Thanks for the great giveaway! thanks so very much for the chance to win!

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  170. I just tweeted the giveaway! here's a copy...

    marybethburrell great transferware giveaway at http://nancysdailydish.blogspot.com/2010/04/tea-with-my-favorite-transferware.html#comment-form
    less than 20 seconds ago via web

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  171. I added your button to my blog and linked back to you.

    Miss Bloomers
    http://www.missbloomers.blogspot.com

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  172. What a beautiful setting! Thank you for the history of that pattern. The cake looks delicious and since my youngest son loves lemon, I will have to make this for him. Thank you for the recipe and for a chance to be entered into your giveaway.

    ~ Tracy

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  173. I posted about your giveaway on my blog sidebar with a link back to you!

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  174. Oh my word! Your esty shop is going to get me into a lot of trouble! I love blue and white transferware! If I won, I would select the Cow Shaped English Pitcher Blue Calico Chintz Floral which matches a few pieces I already have and I would also select either the Vintage English Transferware Pedestal Cake Stand Charlotte Blue Flowers or the Blue Transferware Divided Relish Tray Platter Midwinter Landscape.

    Gorgeous!

    ~ Tracy

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  175. I am a follower! Oh, I also added your button to my blog!

    ~ Tracy

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  176. Thank you for the awesome opportunity!

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  177. I also visted you ETSY shop! If I were to win, there are two items I have my eye on!
    Teal Green Transferware Platter Hillside Castle Stream Roses England over 14 inches
    Floral Blue Transferware Charlotte Cow Creamer Pitcher

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  178. OMG, what a beautiful giveaway, thank you for the opportunity to win, Have a wonderful weekend. Terri

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  179. Hello, I just became a follower of your beautiful bog, it is just wonderful. Thank you so much. Terri

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  180. I just visited your beautiful Etsy store, Oh my, what beautiful things you have, I love the purple items, just beautiful. I added you as a favorite shop, I am so glad I found you. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win. Have a wonderful weekend. Terri

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