Monday, September 12, 2011
It probably comes as no surprise to you that I'd have some transferware in my entry way, now does it? I have a collection of red and black, two color transferware pieces that I display here.
I shared more of these pieces HERE in case you'd like to take a look.
These are all by Spode, in a variety of patterns.
I did this wall arrangement with those pieces over my favorite antique mirror.
For those of you new to my blog, you can go HERE to see how this house looked just before moving in.
Spode Morocco (One of these plates just fell off the wall when the wind caught the door and it slammed shut, hard! I was so mad!)
Spode Beverley ( I have two of these for sale in my Etsy shop HERE)
I have a small needlepoint rug at the entry. I love needlepoints!
The entryway holds one of my favorite pieces of furniture, a French dresser with inlaid wood, bronze details and a 2.5" thick piece of marble on top. After we'd moved in, I thought about moving this elsewhere in the house but the boys and Shawn said '"uh uh...no way, it's staying put!". The marble top weighs a couple hundred pounds, so I don't really blame them. I like it where it is anyway and now I'm glad I didn't ask them to move it.
On the bureau are a pair of lamps, which I just love. They are flat but shaped like a vase with a bird scene and then enveloped with metal leaves all around. I fell in love with these when I saw them a couple of years ago. I went back to buy them and to my good fortune they'd been marked down over 1/2 off and in addition the store, Steinmart, had a special going on where if you were in their customer data base you got an additional 25% off. I want to say I paid about $25 a piece and I was thrilled with that!
I like hand shaped things too (my header) and this bronze vase is one of my favorite things.
Carrying on with a little bird theme, I have this hand painted, antiqued black box on the bureau.
It is very detailed, resting on lions feet.
The wall opposite the bureau contains more of my red/black Spode transfer ware mixed with small mirrors and two large framed bird prints. This is one of my favorite wallscapes. I wish the room weren't so narrow so I could get a good photo of this straight on.
Close up of the crackled antique finish on one of the bird prints.
Trying to get a good pic straight on...had to sit on the floor!
Hope you enjoyed stepping in for a few minutes.
Come back anytime!