Saturday, October 1, 2011

Decorating with Dog Figurines and Red Transferware

In my living room, I display some of my red transfer ware collection.  Here's a small arrangement of plates over my Mom's painting.  
I like arranging plates around paintings, mirrors or in this case around some a trio of dog figurines on a swagged wall corbel.


One of my favorite plates is displayed here.  The name of the pattern on this plate is commonly called Millennium and sometimes titled  Peace On Earth.
You can read more about this early transfer ware plate HERE


The house we're living in is a little contemporary.  There is no mantle over the fireplace in the living room I wanted to at least create a sense of one.   Trailing greenery was added as an inexpensive way to soften the harsh lines where the tile meets the wall.

I have a collection of English Staffordshire style dog figurines and have some displayed on shelves in this arrangement.


One dog faces left, and the other faces right.  Behind each is a small red transfer ware plate that hangs on the wall.



I have more of the dog figurines around the room and will show more of the living room later,


because today we are decorating for Halloween!

30 comments:

  1. I love Saturdays, lots of Pinktastic stuff to see. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pink! I love the guards on your pink treasures!

    My Pink is here, hope you can come by and see. Have a great week weekend!

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  2. Nancy I LOVE those dishes and how you have them displayed! Love your red and white ck chairs too! Martina

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  3. Nancy, I love the way you decorate with transferware...beautiful, warm living room.

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  4. It looks so lovely Nancy! I adore your golden shelves too.
    The wonderful Ramsign arrived safe and sound during the week, thank you! I have posted on my blog showing where it now proudly sits.
    I'm so delighted with it :o)

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  5. I love dogs, I have quite a collection of all dogs, vintage, brass, bronze and porcelain, from Europe and USA, but I'm loving the shape of your shelves, along with the English transfer plates! Lovely. Come visit, you'll like my last post. Love, FABBY

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  6. I love your look - very English and Traditional - very lovely!

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  7. How cool! Those dogs looks so regal. Your room is so warm and inviting- a great place of peace. Thanks for sharing. Your photos are very inspiring.

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  8. I love how those gold shelves have the swag element...together the pair makes quite a statement, and it's charming how you display the dogs and the pink transferware plates together!

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  9. How creative and unique Nancy! You are one clever decorator, looks awesome!

    Nancy

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  10. I love that combination, it looks great. What pretty plates, and I have a similar dog that is my mother in laws...the whole mantle area looks amazing!

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  11. You have done a good job of cozying up your contemporary house. Charming.

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  12. Love the way you have decorated your whole room. I like the chair fabric. Trish

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  13. Your dogs are charming. I find myself picking up dog figures from time to time. Fun to put in the mix. ~ Sarah

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  14. Nancy, This is such a beautiful wall display! Two of my favorite things..transferware and Staffordshire. Thank you for sharing your beautiful room at the Open House party.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  15. Nancy, love the wall display, love the dogs, the transferware and all of it! I never tire of reading your posts, seeing your collections and home! And it is your fault I am now addicted to transferware when I find it and have some hanging and displayed in my kitchen! We do enable each other on blogs huh?! LOL
    Linda

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  16. What a beautiful room! I totally love the way you decorated this stunning room!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  17. Nancy the plates and the dog figurines look wonderful! I am very much drawn to anything with that English Country feel. Thank you for linking it up to Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  18. Oh wow, I love your house arrangement and designs, very classic and some vintage stuff (i suppose). it's beautiful!
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    My RT posts is at Love home grow garden and The jolly toes blogs. hope you can visit.

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  19. Happy Pink Saturday, Nancy.

    It all looks wonderful. I love Staffordshire dogs, too. I only have one pair, but I would love more.

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  20. I can't think of any two things that go together more beautifully than the dogs and transfer ware. Your home is lovely.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  21. A wonderful room laden with fascinating treasures and atmosphere! The wall features supporting the dogs are very creative!

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  22. A wonderful room laden with beautiful treasures and atmosphere! Love the stylish, creative features supporting the dogs!

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  23. A wonderful room laden with beautiful treasures and atmosphere! Love the stylish, creative features supporting the dogs!

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  24. WOW - can't tell you how much I love your space. I could stroll in with a glass of wine and feel content for several hours.

    The transfer ware is stunningly beautiful!

    Visiting from Savvy Southern Style. Following you now. :)

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  25. gorgeous, nancy!

    found you via tuesdaystreasures and hope you'll swing by. i'm hosting a stencil giveaway:

    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2011/10/more-stencil-splendor-giveaway.html

    warmly.

    michele

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  26. What a gorgeous room Nancy! Your home is so pretty, warm and inviting...love it! And of course, your dishes are always amazing! :)

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  27. I don't think my comment is going through :(
    Your home is so pretty Nancy...so warm and inviting! Just love this room and of course your dishes are always amazing!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  28. Your display of red transferware is just stunning.

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  29. Wow Nancy, Love your living room decor. That fireplace grouping is terrific!

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  30. You have done a commendable job of creating a cozy home in a contemporary house.

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