Thursday, July 21, 2011

Charlotte Blue Transferware Drink Dispenser, Tablescape and Winners!

Tonight, my table revolves around a fantastic piece of transferware, and a beautiful pattern; Charlotte. Named for Queen Charlotte, the pattern depicts a Victorian basket filled to overflow with a lush arrangement of flowers.  My centerpiece is  the star of the table, an unusual and hard to find beverage dispenser.

The beverage dispenser has a cork and wood spigot for serving.  

The lid is removable so you can pour your beverage in the top.

The matching tumblers are so cute!  Many of the Charlotte holloware pieces have a usually smaller version of the design on the back side, which is the case with these glasses.

I tend to double up on the napkins for a layered effect, mixing vintage lace, crochet and embroidery.  

Oh, and transferware napkin rings of course to hold the napkins.

I am liking blue and white, more and more.

This cute gingham flatware adds a fun touch of whimsy and  casual 'picnic' charm to the table!

I chose a dinner plate with a deeper blue border and layered with the Charlotte soup bowls on top.  I ate dinner with the kids at this table tonight.  Trevor helped me move some furniture around today so I made him his favorite Chicken Pot Pie for dinner.  It's not the ideal meal to eat when it's a sweltering 110°!  

These pretty goblets were a Hobby Lobby clearance find last year.  I love the etched look!  They bring a bit of light and sparkle to the table.

Candles, are from Zest Candle, who generously supply me with gorgeous candles for my tablescapes.  Tonight I used the Rose Taper Candles.  They are lovely.

 I also lit some of the 3 x 3 white pillar candles and placed them in blue transferware berry bowls. 

Now, my kids keep calling me as they're waiting for me to watch a scary movie with them.
Just one more thing before I go.....

The winners of the Zest Candle giveaway are:

Debra, from Common Ground
and Ceekay from Thinkin' of Home
Congratulations ladies!  I'll email you both for your addresses and forward them to Zest so you can make your decisions.    
Thank you Zest Candle!


  1. Hi Nancy! Congrats to your winners.
    Oh, my goodness! This is so beautiful. The beverage server is so pretty and I love the blue and white. Your little cups and dishes are all so pretty too. Your accessories are just perfect.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. The drink dispenser is wonderful! You find the neatest pieces. Enjoy the movie.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

  3. Nancy, this is a beautiful setting and the drink dispenser is an absolutely wonderful piece. Another gorgeous table! ~ sarah

  4. Very lovely and unusual beverage dispenser. Also pretty blue and white glasses. The candles are such a nice addition.

  5. Hi Nancy,
    You always have the most amazing dishes:-) The drink dispencer is gorgeous love the pattern! The layers of linens are delicious!
    Chicken pot pie, Trevor is one lucky guy!!
    Stay Cool!!

  6. Hi Nancy,
    What a beautiful table you've set! (You know that I love blue and white transferware!) So right now I am GREEN with envy! LOL
    Thanks for visiting, I love sharing ideas with all my blogger friends, of which I count you.

  7. Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh!!!!!! The beverage dispenser!!!! Oh!!!!!! GORGEOUS!!! Wow! Man...110 there, huh? I think I heard on the news last night that OK has already had more than 48 or 49 straight days of temps over 90 this year? Ugh! Here in the KCMO area we are sweltering, but nothing like that. I hope you find some relief soon. Take care, and have a great weekend!

  8. Your tablescape is gorgeous!
    'hugs from afar'

  9. Hi Nancy...
    I always love your posts! You have some gorgeous goodies and ideas to share always! I tried your watermelon lemonade and am now hooked!

    Hey...I saw your master bath post from last year in March...and was so inspired to try something similar to that in my own master bath area. I'm doing a post now on what I did...but I'd like to mention your room and put a link to you in my post...but wanted to make sure it was okay with you first.

    Have a blessed day!

  10. Beautiful, as always, Nancy! You always put together such great combinations with dishes. I love those napkins! Something refreshing in that dispenser was probably welcomed with your chicken pot pie. Your house looks like it's coming together great - just from the little peeks I'm getting in the background.

  11. What a beautiful dispenser and cups~ they are quite special! Well it looks like you are making your new house a home. sorry for the horrible heat out there in Tulsa~it is only 95 here and it has been too hot for me!!

  12. I'm so glad I signed up for the e-mail feed. I might have missed this. Blue and white dishes are my favorite. I have a small mismatched collection, but don't remember seeing Charlotte before. I love the drink dispenser and glasses.
    So unusual. It is a very pretty pattern. Your tablescape is so pretty with the vintage napkins and your use of the whimsical flatware.

  13. I love the drink dispenser!! The table is beautiful, what a way to have dinner with the family.

  14. Nancy, I am so loving the drink dispenser..gorgeous!! This is such a beautiful table done in my favorite color of transferware. Thanks for linking to the Open House party and I hope you have a great weekend.

  15. Hi! What a beautiful collection you have! New follower from the friday hop! I would love for you to stop by to say hi & return follow! :)

  16. Another beautiful tablescape. Love the drink dispenser!
    Blue and white is an all time favorite of mine. Always classy!

  17. Beautiful pattern. Such a pretty table, with more gorgeous linens...
    What a treasure to find an intact beverage container with the tumblers in such good condition.
    I would love to be with you when you are on a mission to find all these beautiful hard to find dishes!
    Thanks again for sharing your dishes and knowledge, Nancy.

  18. Hi Nancy!
    It's blue and white - it's perfect ;o)
    Have a great weekend.
    Rose H

    Oh, congratulations to the winners :o)

  19. Outstanding piece. I immediately went to see if the drink dispenser happened to be in your Etsy Shop...couldn't find the link to the shop. Wonderful mix of transferware, as always. I'm a blue and white girl from way back. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design. Cherry Kay

  20. Oh my gosh! I just love the beverage dispenser and the whole table setting. It is just gorgeous! Do you have dispensers for sale? I had not seen any before! Just love it!!! Blue and whiter is still my favorite!

  21. That beverage dispenser is wonderful! I love that piece. How pretty you have made it all in this table setting. Thanks for linking it up at HSH!

  22. Hi Nancy, this beverage container is amazing and something I've never seen before! Love those plates with the large flower basket, just beautiful. thanks for linking up with VIF,
    xo Debra

  23. I've never seen a beverage dispenser quite like yours, so reading this post was a treat! LOVE your layered vintage napkins, too!

    Stop by if you get a chance. I'm celebrating my first year of blogging with a Vintage Linen & Dish Action ... going on now -- 'til 9PM eastern Monday.


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