Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ridgways Tuscan Rose Purple Transferware Table for Two

A simple setting for two out on the deck 
(which I am still working on....)

The plates are circa 1814-1837  by John & William Ridgway  and the pattern is Tuscan Rose.  An abundance of flowers overflow from a stylized urn while a small moth hovers above.   The plates have a scalloped edge and beaded border.

Wreaths with green leaves and lavender and purple crystal berries were used as opposed to traditional place mats.  

Footed glasses are from TJ Maxx.  They are ribbed inside.

The flatware is vintage but I think it has a modern look.  It's by Noritake and has ceramic handles that are a deep eggplant color.  I found these some time back while looking online for purple flatware.  I just have a few pieces.

The table looks even prettier at dusk, with the addition of a single tealight candle.

The upper deck overlooks a wooded area in back.  These small, pale pink flowers are growing rampantly.
It's really a pretty sight from above.
It's a nice place to sit, read and rock your cares away...

More of my purple transferware tablescapes can be found by clicking the titles below:


  1. Dear Nancy,

    This is absolutely beautiful !
    As is all your beauties as I have discovered while perusing through your past posts.
    Just inspiring and so artfully arranged.
    Thank you for sharing the loveliness !


  2. Nancy, Gorgeous! I love the berry and chrystal rings for the plates and of course the Ridgeway transferware. So pretty.
    PS.. Ikeep forgetting to ask. Did or do you sell on ebay? If you did, I think I bought a couple of plates from you a year or two ago.

  3. How pretty -- I love the pretty wreaths around your gorgeous transferware!

  4. You had me at Purple! Love the plates and the chargers are so clever. I never find cute glassware at my TJ Maxx. Thanks for sharing your cozy table

  5. Nancy, this little table for two looks perfectly inviting. I'd love to sit on that deck looking across to that beautiful green space. Put me in a rocker, and I'm set! ~ Sarah

  6. Beatiful color of these transferware, but then again, they all are!! I love the wreaths like chargers you've used, Nancy, very, very pretty! I hope you have time and visit, I just got here from Susan's, TT, at BNOTP. Have a nice weekend. Hugs, FABBY

  7. Love your tablescape--the purple/lavenders so pretty against the white tablecloth. What a lovely place to sit and dream!

  8. Very pretty table...I used the same amethyst stemware on my last table!

  9. Hi Nancy...

    Ohh...I love the purple transferware! It certainly sets a gorgeous table, my friend! I love how you used the pretty lavender beaded wreaths for the chargers!!! Simply gorgeous!!! I'm also loving your have decorated it beautifully and ohhh...what pretty scenery you have to look at!!! It's wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful table with us...I love it!!!

    Warmest summery wishes,

  10. Unbelieveably gorgeous...Sometimes it's difficult finding words.....

    On the other hand...DOMESTICATIONS ??!!!!!!
    I always LOVED Domestications catalogs from way back a long time ago. I'm so excited to find this connection. Thank you so much for that!!!

  11. I'm in love with this tablescape! I adore the purple Tuscan themed plates and the use of the greenery instead of a placemat is wonderful!
    Looks dreamy!

    Lana In Italy

  12. This is sooooo pretty!!! Love the purples with the greens, and using the clever girl you!!! I am lusting after the purple stemware!!! hugs...cleo

  13. This is a beautiful tablescape!

  14. Nancy, your table is beautiful! The plates are simply stunning! Absolutely lovely!

  15. So gorgeous Nancy!! This is just such a beautiful table!! :)

  16. Hi Nancy- just saw your comment about the chairs at my blog- are you looking for the French bistro chairs or the dining chairs? The bistro chairs are at kmart. I blogged about how I got their vintage look a few weeks back if you would like to check it out :) hugs, Courtney

  17. This is beautiful Nancy. I really love the purple transferware. It has a delicate beauty all it's own. Thanks for linking it to Home Sweet Home!

  18. Love the lavendar and white combination, Nancy! The plates are just beautiful. Thank you so much for your nice comment on my blog!


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