Sunday, August 8, 2010

A Vintage English Transferware Switch Plate

I know this is a super small change in my dining room, but I love it.  I found a red transferware switch plate cover to swap out with the plastic one that was there originally.  I love finding unique transferware pieces!

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I found a few different companies online that offer all kinds of decorative outlet covers and switch plates.  I'm hoping to find more of the transferware ones...something else to be on the lookout for.



To express the the things of the spirit in visible form:
it's my belief that our spirits are most honestly expressed not by sofas, curtains, and carpets, but by the stack of favorite mysteries and gardening books on a side table, flowers on the windowsill, or percelains displayed in the dining room.  These telling details- our objects, bibelots, whatnots, and knickknacks- say the most about who we are.  They are as honest as a diary.
~Charlotte Moss




Linking to 
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Show Off Your Cottage Monday at House in the Roses
Weekly Words to Live by at A Cottage Industry

16 comments:

  1. What a wonderful find! It looks great. And I love the quote - it's very true. :) Hope you have a lovely week.

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  2. Little things can make a huge difference. This blends where the basic white stood out.

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  3. OH it's perfect for you!! I visited a couple of antique stores yesterday and everytime I saw transferware dishes I thought, "Nancy would like these".

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  4. Oh what a great find. It looks fabulous. I love it. Hugs, Marty

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  5. What a great look! Is it plastic that is decoupaged? I'm very curious..... :)

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  6. Oh Nancy! Such a small change, yet such a great difference - the switch plate is divine, a great finishing touch.

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  7. I love a custom detail like your switch plate. It looks like it always belonged there.

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  8. LOVE the quote- Charlotte Moss is a favorite of mine. It's those little details that make such a huge difference
    xoxo Pattie

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  9. yes Nancy, It is the smallest of details that can bug me to death when everything else is so finished! It looks great!

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  10. Little details are also the small joys in life. Look at how happy this has made you, and it looks divine.

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  11. Hi Nancy... What a great find, Perfect to complement your collection:-)
    Bella

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  12. Hi Nancy! Oh, the new light switch cover is great! It looks so nice with your transferware and your gorgeous gorgeous wall paper! Sometimes the smallest change can make a big big difference.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  13. Particular touches make all the difference.

    I LOVE that quote by Charlotte Moss - gotta tell Mr. Tom about that one!!

    Love, Me, again.

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  14. A perfect touch on that wall. Jane F.

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  15. Oooohhhh I need a double one of those if you ever find them again!! Good going girl!
    Jaybird

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