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Everyday Storage Solutions with English Transfer Ware

It may come as no surprise to many of you, but I use an assortment of my transferware collection as storage containers.
Next to the stove, three graduated sizes of transfer ware pitchers hold everyday cooking utensils.

*Tip:  If you use any type of breakables for storing utensils in, it's a good idea to add some padding inside to prevent damage to your storage container.  Just stuff and old towel or wadded paper into the bottom to provide some cushioning.


I learned this the hard way.  After so many times of carelessly 'dropping' the utensils into the pitcher that the stress was too much and it now has a large crack running from top to the underside. :-( I use some of my transferware collection to store and display the flatware I use in all those tablescapes.  

I use this covered dish to store tea bags

This little egg cup is used to store tooth picks (this is a type of transferware called a sheet pattern that is applied to the entire surface of the pottery body)

In my bathroom/dr…

Black and White Table For Two

Nothing but black and white.  This little table is set up in the corner of my shop displaying a romantic little spot for two.
Transferware from some of my favorite potters...Spode, Ridgway, Johnson Brothers and Meakin...sets the scene...


Layers of black and white...geometrics, florals, paisleys and scrolls
 These individual, covered soups are some of my favorite Spode pieces...aren't they wonderful?


 with just a touch of gold (ooops...I forgot about this plate having that so I guess so much for black and white only!)


Black flatware with ornate, silver detailing
Ralph Lauren Paisley Table Linens
Evening shots...elegant...cozy...romantic.... soft candlelight...flickering glow...

Care for a glass of wine?

Breathe in a Carefree Day

Today begins my work week and honestly all I want to do, or feel like doing, is curl up in bed with a good book and have my breakfast there.  Do you have these days every once in a while too? 

I'm currently reading David Baldacci's book, The Christmas Train, and I'd  love to slip under the covers and pick up where I left off... Surrounded by pretty things,

while sipping a hot cup of tea,
and nibbling on toast with homemade rasberry jam,  with a single, yet simple, concern.... Breathe in a carefree day.

Brown & blue transferware pieces are all available in my online shop, English Transferware HERE
The custom blue toile pillows and brown and blue custom napkins are available at Floradora, HERE

I'm joining:

Shabby Nest My Romantic Home Southern In My Heart Common Ground House in the Roses Lady Katherine 
HOH