Whether it's red,
or my personal fave, polychrome brown
I am enamored with pastoral scenes on transferware and these so fit the bill.
One thing I fell in love with about this set was the unique border. It consists of various farming implements including a bee skep tucked back behind the tools and sheath of wheat.
The bee skep has intrigued me for the longest time because I've never seen one in person so I decided to google around and found some great images of collections and use in gardens.
Bee Skeps are hand woven basket housings that were popular in Europe
This one has the perfect backdrop with my favorite flowering shrub, Hydrangea.
My blogging friend and customer from my long ago Ebay days, Delores of Vignette Design, has this skep in her garden.
I like this one on the post!
A bee skep looks great just sitting out on the lawn
Bee skeps look great indoors too!
They even make great lighting cover.
I could easily start a collection of bee skeps...but I'll never quit collecting transferware...which brings me to the giveaway! My blogging friend, Courtney, who writes the uber popular and beautiful blog French Country Cottage, is graciously hosting a giveaway for $50 to my Etsy shop, English Transferware. Courtney loves transferware too and has a gorgeous green transferware collection of Ridgways Oriental that I just love!
Pop on over to French Country Cottage and you'll also find a special 15% off discount code to use in my shop. Tell Courtney I sent you and enter to win the $50 gift certificate to my English Transferware shop.