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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.


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Fall Tablescape ~ Mason's Fruit Basket

This is the table I had set for my Mother in Laws birthday dinner a couple of nights ago.  The plates are called Fruit Basket, by Masons.  This pattern comes in several polychrome color ways: blue, green, brown and red as well as plain green.  Each one is beautiful but this one just screams Fall to me.  The transfer is a very dark brown and as you can see it is hand painted with greens, golds and sienna.

This pattern makes for a festive Fall table!
I have 8 of the plates for sale in my Etsy shop, English Transferware.




A green, chunky chenille blanket is scrunched up lengthwise in the middle of the table to set the centerpiece on.  The bright, lime green accents in the throw really bring out the green in the plates.  Additionally the throw adds a ton of texture and the color really brightens and lightens up the table.


The centerpiece itself is a brown and amber cracked glass candle holder on a raised stand placed in the center of an Autumn wreath of leaves, pinecones, berries and gourds.
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