Thursday, September 1, 2011

Wedgwood Purple Transferware Tablescape & Winner

Yep, the old birdcage dining table has made it into my breakfast room.  I haven't decided if I like it here or not.  I don't usually have the top on the table...

...normally it looks like this...
...actually, I take that back. It does not usually look this way because usually these two guys are never found sitting at the table doing homework.  

Mr. Boise State is questioning my sudden chest pangs...
 I think I'm having a heart attack after witnessing this rare event!

I have had these Wedgwood plates for a few years and have never used or listed them until now.  

I kept this table simple, using no tablecloth or placemats.  I sometimes like this 'clean' look.
 They've got a very detailed, relief border.  I love plates like this!
They are wonderful for layering because of the border.  These are a purple transferware with the other color being entirely handpainted. 

The underplates have the same border as the top plates and are large so I used them as chargers, however they depict something totally different than the floral pattern seen above.  These green transferware  plates feature a beautifully detailed rendition of Chatham Hall, an all girls boarding school in Virginia.

 A small, silk bouquet, a few tealight candles and a pair of birds are placed at the center of the table.

I really like the color combination in these base, amber stem and light, almost lime, green upper.  They blend with quite a few of the patterns I have and will be so fun in the fall, even at Halloween.  TJ Maxx...$2.99 a piece!

We remove the bird cage top before eating...
some yummy grilled steaks! 

The winner of the Ramsign Giveway is comment #15 from Rose at Second Hand Rose as chosen by!  Congratulations to Rose! 


I'm joining:

Between Naps on the Porch, 2805
 Savvy Southern StyleRomantic Homes Common GroundFeathered Nest Friday,Charm of HomeFunky Junk Interiors No Minimalist HereA Stroll Thru Life
Pink SaturdayUnder the Table and Dreaming


  1. I will like it enough for both of us! It is just stunning! You did a beautiful job on it and it looks amazing with the top on!

  2. The table is gorgeous...and I love those plates. Now, since I'm starving, the plate of food looks divine! :-) Did you make the bread too?

    I really love the birdcage on the top of the table but realize it's not user friendly for a family with 2 quite handsome young men.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Nancy, your table is so nice. I agree that sometimes it looks so nice to put the china right on the table. It shows up so nicely. Your china is gorgeous. Is that the actual table base I see under the table? Or something you repurposed there?

  4. So pretty! I love those plates too. Your boys look so happy and love to goof off with you, isn't that the best?

  5. So pretty. Love that pretty china and those wonderful glasses.

  6. Love the bird cage on the table and the dishes are beautiful! The boys were very cute too. Thanks for sharing, Laura

  7. Very pretty and great pix of your kiddos! LOL

    Visiting from Romantic Home Linky Party tonight,
    ~Suzanne in NW Illinois

  8. Nancy, those plates are so pretty with that wonderful border. Cute guys!
    Hope you have a great weekend. Happy September!

  9. I love that birdcage table!!! It is so neat. Love that Wedgwood as well -- I have seen them elsewhere and I am fond of them.

    We spent today looking for that tablecloth at Tuesday Morning in Minneapolis (not all of them but a lot) -- and alas, nothing -- think the only one that ever had them were the ones in Tulsa!!!

  10. Nancy, that's the most amazing table I've ever seen! How Fabulous! I like the dishes too!

    Hope you will remember to stop by my Potpourri Friday party! You will certainly help to make it a success!

  11. A beautiful table! :) Good thing you got pictures of the boys doing homework! :)


  12. I like the birdcage table!!! I have never seen anything like that! It is really unique and fun! Your Wedgwood is beautiful, and the detailing around the rim is spectacular! As much as I like the patterns in the center, the plates look even better with that delicious food on them!!! :-) You've just made me very hungry! Have a good weekend! (P.S. - Funny about the boys! Tell them you'll use the photo as blackmail when they're older. That'll keep 'em in line!)

  13. I echo everything Alycia said, Nancy! Your unique table looks great, the dishes are beautiful, the food looks beyond delicious, and the pictures of your boys are great! I love the "realness" of your post!

    Hope you and yours have a wonderful Labor Day!

  14. Terrific table! The Wedgewood is so beautiful. I love the edges. And YES! I'm ready for a steak like that myself. Happy Pink Saturday!

  15. Just stopping back by to say how pleased I am that you link-up to Potpourri Friday and helping to make it a success! I appreciate you and hope you will link up again next week!
    Thanks you!

    Guess what I received this afternoon! She's a beauty!

  16. Oh those dishes are gorgeous ! They are just the kind of thing I like here, on Lavender Hill !!!!

    thanks for sharing,

  17. Nancy, I cannot believe I missed this post! It didn't appear on my list for some reason.
    Goodness, I'm amazed that I am the lucky winner of the gorgeous house sign! Thank you so much :o) It will look fabulous next to my Oxford Blue front door. I will of course post a picture on my blog once it's installed ;o)

    I love your table setting, the plates are so lovely. I also like the pictures of your boys using the table for homework! LOL. I do like the birdcage too.

    Thank you again.

    Best wishes

    Rose H

  18. Oh, such gorgeous china and those goblets! Beautiful! Have a nice holiday weekend! Twyla

  19. I love your tablescape and the yummy food!
    Your boys are too funny! I have 3 boys so I get it. lol

    The birdcage top does look really cool on your table.


  20. Gorgeous as always, Nancy. Love that Birdcage table base! thanks for linking up to VIF, xo Debra

  21. Love the tablescape but the dinner is equally as awesome! Thank you for sharing with Open House party.

  22. I love the tablescape but the dinner looks equally as awesome! Thanks for sharing at Open House party.

  23. Beautiful! I love your table setting.Thanks

  24. What a pretty pattern. I still love that table. We have homework starting back up too. Your suppers always look so good!
    Thanks for joining me at HSH!

  25. The china is fantastic. I love the pattern on both of them. Your birdcage table is gorgeous. Most of all I love the pic of the boys doing homework. They are so handsome and I love those smiles. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  26. Oh Nancy, I just love love love those dishes, how pretty are they? The table is very unique and I luv it. The top looks nice. You have some pretty handsome young men there also. Your grilled steak dinner is just mouth watering yummy looking.

  27. What a unique it! Your boys are sweet, too! Blessings, Audrey


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