Thursday, February 6, 2014

Romantic Transferware for Valentines Day

I haven't had many opportunities the past few months to do much tablescaping and I'm anxious to get back into the swing of it.  Over the past year or so I've gathered up some really pretty transferware plates that have romantic themes and I have been waiting to show and list them to my shop until around Valentines Day.  I think they will be ideal for a mix and match table.  Today I pulled some of them out and began playing around with them.   These are some of the pieces I think I'm going to use for a Valentines Day tablescape.
(most are for sale so click the pics to be taken to my online shop where you can see pricing and purchase)

The pieces range in colors of red, pink, purple and a pink-ish purple or fucshia so I think I'm going to do a flower arrangement with roses in those shades to tie it all together.

I think these little plates are the sweetest ever.   They are vintage Wedgwood.  I have some dinner plates in this pattern as well and the cherubs are playing instruments in that scene.  

This pattern is called 'The Courtship'…so romantic.

These are a deep purple maroon color, also Wedgwood.  Isn't the border exquisite?  I love the raised detailing in some of these plates.  These would be pretty at Christmas time too, and are great for layering. 

Mason's Watteau…music and love…this pattern comes in several colorways with variations of romantic music scenes on each.

This plate is called Chatham by Royal Doulton and is one of my all time favorites.  I have a few pieces collected that I use for display.  Nita at Mod Vintage Life just featured these on her blog and I agree with her, that they would be so pretty in her house.

This pattern by Meakin is nice anytime but would be especially pretty with some Valentines cookies on it!

My favorite Valentines table I did was a music themed one where I made an arrangement with a violin centered amongst roses and antique hand written French music cards tucked behind the strings.    

      I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. 
                                            Emma Goldman

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  1. I just love the red and white transfer patterns. I would like to start collecting some red....I love the Ridgway with the flower basket on your website. Will be coming back to see if you get in any more! They are just beautiful! Happy Valentine's Day Nancy!
    Miss Bloomers

  2. Loved this cottage is demanding some of that Royal Doulton Chatham. It just looks like my house! Hope I will be able to order some from you soon. I've been telling everyone I know about your deal with the China and the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. I just think that is soooo cool! Makes me want to go to Las Vegas right away to check it out!

  3. LOVE the gorgeous patterns, the courtship is my favorite. That table scape is just amazing!
    Love it, the violin is genius!

  4. Wow you have a nice collection! I love roses- your centerpiece is fabulous with that violin in it!!

  5. Great post and your plates are to die for!!!! I cannot imagine them being any prettier :)

  6. Those plates are gorgeous. What a joy to look at. Your table is exquisite. I love the violin. Classy and romantic. Nicely done.

  7. Oh, such beautiful pieces, Nancy! I love all the edges with their various designs. I think the Meakin is my favorite, although the Chatham border is so lovely. (And I agree with Miss Goldman wholeheartedly!) Hoping you have a lovely weekend.

  8. I'm gonna have to beg to differ with Miss Emma Goldman. I can buy my own roses...I want my husband to shower me with diamonds!!!! :-) :-) :-) (It ain't gonna happen, but a girl can dream!)

    I like each and every one of these transferware designs, but my tip-top favorite has got to be the first one with the frolicking cherubs. (I call it "frolicking", but for all I know maybe they're just cleaning up the yard!) I remember that tablescape you did with the of my all-time favorites of yours!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend, and a great Valentine's week!

  9. Those pieces and the table is lovely. You have inspired me to set a more beautiful table for my Valentine's Dinner. Thank you.

  10. Hi Nancy--well you have collected some fabulous pieces! So pretty and romantic for Valentine's Day! Happy Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

  11. Hi Nancy, I'm visiting from Pink Saturday. Your plates are all so beautiful, especially the one with the color scene on it. Gorgeous table setting too!

  12. Amazing transferware designs. My favorite one were the cherubs frolicking! PINK is perfect for a Valentine's Day tablescape eh?
    JM Illinois

  13. I love the pinks and reds in your beautiful transferware patterns. You have a beautiful collection perfect for a Valentines day table.

  14. Oh, so pretty!
    Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper


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