Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Indulge YourShelf ~ with Red Transferware

My hutch full of red transferware is mixed with some vintage lace and linens.  The hutch was Shawn's when he was a little boy. We've had this piece full of china in every place we've lived for the past 25 years!



A Masons Vista toast rack is perfect for displaying and storing butter pats.


I have lots of teapots and coffee pots displayed on the hutch.

Combining my love of poetry, transferware and vintage linens, a vintage copy of Oliver Wendell Holmes 'The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table' has found it's way into a Vista handled bowl lined with a Madeira napkin, some tassels and for a whimsical touch, vintage wooden Bingo pieces were added to the mix.
This little book is a collection of essays first published in 1857 as monthly installments in Atlantic Monthly magazine.  Befitting Holmes reputation as one of America's greatest poets, most of the essays end with a poem on that particular essays subject. I picked this up for half a dollar at an estate sale. 

I love this laughing cow!

   I wove some vintage crochet ribbon throughout this floral spray. 




My hutch displays a mix of transfer ware patterns, but they are all in the same color family so it works. Collections displayed by color or type, and in groups create wonderful presence and are visually appealing.   In addition, they personalize your home or space.


My ginormous Maling teapot gets center stage on my hutch.






The red and white linen is, I believe, a pillow cover.  It's German and is now scrunched up on my breakfast table under a pot of flowers.  Right now, it's my favorite vintage linen.  Do you ever play favorites with your things?  



An antique weighing scale hangs on the hutch and is holding a creamer where I've tucked a little transferware measuring spoon inside.  

Hope you've enjoyed this little hutch tour!

45 comments:

  1. First, you don't look old enough to be married for 25 years! Second, I looooove your red transferware collection, and it look fantastic in that beautiful hutch. It looks like it's straight out of a gorgeous English cottage!
    Happy REDnesday,
    Carol

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  2. Thank you Carol! I feel old enough! lol
    Happy REDnesday to you too!

    Nancy

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  3. Your hutch is so beautiful, I love the red transferware. xo

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  4. Nancy, red is my favorite transferware. I just found two beautiful pieces of Masons Vista at the thrift store!!! I was so shocked to see it. I grabbed it up REAL QUICK!!! Your hutch full of transferware is so beautiful!

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  5. Wow, what a wonderful collection. They are just beautiful!

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  6. Your transferware is absolutely gorgeous and so beautifully displayed. You are very creative!
    I collect the brown transferware however my collection is no where near as large. I really enjoyed seeing yours and feel very inspired!!
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  7. A three-diminsional work of art. The antique linens are a beautiful touch. Cherry Kay

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  8. Oh, how beau-ti-ful! I love the red! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  9. I love, love, love this hutch with all the transferware. I just bought my first three pieces in red because of you. I no longer call them toile pieces, lol.

    You have beautiful taste! I really enjoy your blog with all the recipes, information on transferware and style. Keep 'em coming, you're doing a great job and are such an inspiration to me.

    Penne

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  10. How yummy!!! LOVE the red transferware!!! What a beautiful collection....I don't know how you ever decide what to keep and what to sell...I'd just have to keep it all!!!
    Thanks so much for linking up with Pearls and Lace Thursday!!! Gorgeous post!!
    Blessings, Doni

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  11. Nancy, as a major red lover and a red dish lover, this was truly a feast for my eyes. Joni

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  12. What a fabulous collection! Absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful display. Pure eye candy! Thanks for sharing your collection.
    Ruth

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  13. Absolutely beautiful! Red is my favorite color and this collection makes me swoon. You are so talented at displaying items too.

    Pat

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  14. Your red transferware makes me swoon!

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  15. Your hutch with your transferware is gorgeous!Thanks for sharing.
    Happy Rednesday!

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  16. I don't think I have ever seen such a large collection of Red Transferware. You have some unusual pieces. And that hutch is fantastic. I love all the drawer. Great for storing flatware, napkins, tableclothes, etc.
    Your rug is beautiful too. Okay I love the whole dining room.

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  17. Oh my, so wonderful to see the red transferware collection gathered and displayed. Huge collection, so many lovely pieces. Beautiful.

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  18. I haven 't enjoyed it..I have LOVED it..Red transfer is my absolutely favorite and I've been on the hunt for some for a few years. It's hard to find in my parts (Ont. Canada) I have collected a couple of pieces..Slowly but surely I say..lol. I love how you displayed the cloth with the drawer opened like that. It looks so pretty. You truly have a glorious collection!

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  19. Generally, when one says something is "full" of, it's a euphemism. In your case, your hutch is certainly 'full' of your fantastic collection. It is a feast for the eyes.

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  20. You always have the best transferware goodies! I wonder, do you, like me, have a wish list you keep an eye out for. I wonder what you would have on it.

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  21. A beautiful post. Now I regret selling my red transferware when I moved. Oh well.

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  22. I always love seeing you transferware dishes

    Janice

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  23. This is a gorgeous display, Nancy! I have a few pieces of red transferware and am always looking for more. Not easy to find these days. I have a massive blue transferware collection, but would love to expand on the red. Always looking for more.

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  24. Absolutely beautiful! I always look forward to your beautiful posts!! A comment above me said your collection is a "feast for the eyes." She hit the nail on the head!!
    Have a wonderful week!
    -april

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  25. Oh, my Lord, Nancy! I'm in red transferware heaven! This is so gorgeous. I love your hutch and all of the dishes you have in it! You have so many pieces and some that we just don't ever see. It's a lovely display and I'm drooling right now all over my puter! :)
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  26. I love red transferware. Your teapots are gorgeous!

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  27. i think you might have the best red transferware collection in the world! Really incredible and gorgeous!

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  28. Nancy, This display of transferware takes my breath away. Absolutely gorgeous and the toast rack is fabulous! thank you for sharing this beautiful collection at my party.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  29. Absolutely beautiful! You have a wonderful collection of the red transferware and you know how to display them! Diane

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  30. What a beautiful collection of red transferware! Love the teapots!

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  31. Oh my goodness, all those wonderful teapots, I'm in love with each piece! thanks for sharing the inspiration, xo Debra

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  32. Most beautiful. I have a mason plate and I know I paid too much. They are hard to find here. Thanks I truly enjoyed this eye candy.

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  33. I absolutely love red transferware...your photos are great eye candy! The red and white linen piece looks beautiful in the display.
    Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

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  34. This is beautifully displayed with the lace. I love what you've done. Kathi

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  35. I didn't know I liked red transferware so much! I do now. I am your newest follower.

    HPS

    LL

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  36. Wow, what an impressive collection!! Really lovely! Happy PS!

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  37. Nancy, your display is stunning. I am in awe of your collection! I love pink transferware. I have a few pieces of pink castles and I love it. I have a few pink Christmas Spode victorian plates. I seem to keep the pink ones. This post is like visiting a candy shop to me, love it. Thanks for sharing.....

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  38. So glad I found your blog. I enjoyed the visit. Your hutch of transferware is just beautiful!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

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  39. You have a gorgeous collection. I just about drool over red transferware, but don't own any--yet!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

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  40. Happy Pink Saturday Nancy Sweetie...
    I love your red transferware. Oh my gosh am I ever in heaven. Red is my favorite color, and you have it displayed so beautifully in your china cabinet.

    I love the little pops of green with your crocheted trim. It brings that shelf to life.

    Thanks for sharing sweet friend. So beautiful. Have a gorgeous weekend. Country hugs from Phoenix, Sherry

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  41. You have an amazing collection. I really really like the header image. Just beautiful, reminds me of our Indian tradition on applying henna on our hands. :)

    Happy Pink Saturday.

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  42. Well my heavens that is one gorgeous collection!
    Hugs,
    Olivia

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  43. What a great red transferware collection, Nancy. I am jealous!...Christine

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  44. Oh goodness Nancy what a BEAUTIFUL post!! You know how I love red and white transferware!!! Your collection is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday this week!

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