Skip to main content

House Update and a HUGE sale!


Hi everyone!  The past few weeks have been unusually busy.  We are moved into our new house but nowhere near being settled in yet, though I'm having fun trying to do just that.

  The first things we did were try to move the transferware over  and get the garage set up to house it all.  This picture shows the beginnings of getting our shelving units set up. There will be 3-4 double rows, 4 shelves deep.  Beyond the door, in the back right corner, in the photo below is the fourth garage which is set up perfectly for our packing and receiving station. It has built in cabinetry and storage that runs the length of the garage.  The space is heated which will be nice during the Winters.   




The 4th garage, shown below, has a workbench area built in with four or five French doors that open to a covered patio and the back yard.



Yep, the glass is dirty and needs some cleaning.  Two of my nephews and my Mother in law came over a couple of weeks ago and washed a lot of the windows for us.  It was a huge help, so thank you Judy, Nate and Jimmy Austin!  There are a LOT of windows in this house.  


Now the garage is beginning to look like 'Transerware-ville' again.  I am anxious to give you all a tour of it and the rooms as they progress and once we get it a little better organized.



For now though, I wanted to let all of my blog readers know about my largest sale ever.  It took the internet provider over 3 weeks to hook up our internet service so I have been trying to use my phone to check emails and such, but it's been a little difficult and this is the first chance I've been able to post anything to my blog since moving. 

With all of the expenses of moving, Shawn and I decided to have our biggest sale ever and are offering 50% of all the jewelry and 25% off of everything else, including transferware.   You can use the code JEWELRY to take 50% off of that category and the code TRANSFERWARE to take 25% off everything else.   Shawn sent out a notice to my email subscribers day before yesterday and we had a record day in sales.  Thank you so, so much.  I cannot say how very, very grateful I am to my customers.  

I hope you all have a blessed and Happy Easter~

Now, hop along with this bunny…


 over to…


….because the sale ends Sunday at midnight CST.



Tomb, thou shalt not hold Him longer;
Death is strong, but Life is stronger;
Stronger than the dark, the light;
Stronger than the wrong, the right


~Phillips Brooks, "An Easter Carol"


Common Ground

Country French Cottage

Comments

  1. Some men dream of a garage full of Italian sports cars. I dream of garages full of English transferware.

    ReplyDelete
  2. what a huge blessing your new home is, it's wonderful and that garage work space must be an answer to prayer. So glad you're getting settled!

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a wonderful setup you have in your new garage's. What a blessing it must be. It looks like you are getting very organized, very fast. Love looking at your beautiful transferware!

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a fantastic setup you have now, Nancy! And that space for shipping will be such a blessing and keep it from spilling into the rest of your beautiful new home. Wishing you all the best and many happy times and good health there!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wow, I cannot even imagine packing and moving all those dishes and then setting them up again! I've never seen the yellow (bottom photo) ~ gorgeous!

    xo
    Pat

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

I love hearing from my readers. I appreciate the time you take to post a comment and I read them all.

Popular posts from this blog

English Cottage Living Room - Before, Partly After & Still a Work in Progress

I am sorry for not posting more pictures of the progress we've made settling into this new (to us) home.   It seems life rushes by so fast and that at times, doing little things, even those that I love and enjoy, often get pushed aside and onto the back shelf of my mind where I tell myself, "I'll get to this later".  Well, it is later and though I don't have as much to share with you as I'd like, I'm going to at least share my favorite spot in our living room.  I promise to show the rest of the room soon but for now the opposite half of the living room has been occupied by my daughters boyfriend who has been staying with us for the past 7 or so weeks until his apartment is ready for him to move into, and so the couch is usually made up for him to sleep on!  

Here is a photo of the current living room just as we found it, a small room just off the entry of the house with a nice marble and wood fireplace surround, hard wood floors, beautiful crown moulding a…

More Traditional Red White & Blue Rooms with Transferware

A couple of weeks ago I shared some pictures of beautiful rooms in red and blue color schemes decorated with transferware.    Here is another roundup of rooms that I adore, all with red and blue color schemes and all with transferware! 
Enjoy!




 (via Traditional Home)
(via enchanted home)











(my old living room)





Joining some of the following parties:
Between Naps on The Porch
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

The History of Johnson Brothers and The Friendly Village Tablescape

Last week, Shawn and I popped into a couple of estate sales and I picked up over 100 pieces of Johnson Brother's The Friendly Village.  I think I may have to hang on to 12 of the dinner plates and use them this year at Thanksgiving but the rest of them, including this 48 piece service for 8, will be you know where.
I don't know about you all, but I have had enough of Summer and I am down right ready for the cooler temperatures of Autumn.  I've been doing a lot of rearranging around the house….I'm in one of those zones where I've got a zillion projects going on, even if half of them are just in my mind that I'm contemplating!   We've also been moving kids out and around.  Three of them are out and the three still at home are moving or rearranging their rooms around.   
Since I am yearning for Fall, haven't posted any tablescapes in a while and just got these Friendly Village pieces I decided to set the table with them.  
Oh great, I just realized that I lef…

The Aesthetic Movement and Transferware

What is the Aesthetic Movement?
The Aesthetic Movement refers to a period of time in the late 19th century (1870-1900) which was a backlash to the formal Victorian years. 
Artists and writers of the Aesthetic movement period maintained the belief that art should provide refined sensuous pleasure, rather than convey moral or sentimental messages.  They believed that art did not have any didactic purpose; it need only be beautiful. 
Japanese art had a great influence on Aestheticism. Aesthetic interiors were often decorated with Japanese prints, screens, fans and other objects. An appreciation of the art of Japan is seen in the work of many Aesthetic artists and designers such as James McNeill Whistler and E.W. Godwin.
photo credit Country Living



The Aesthetes developed the cult of beauty, which they considered the basic factor in art. They ascertained that life should copy art and considered nature as crude and lacking in design in comparison. Th…

Decorating with Blue Transferware and a GIVEAWAY!

If you haven't already been over to Enchanted Home, you'll want to go over after you finish this post because the wonderful Tina, who authors the incredibly gorgeous blog,  has a great post up about decorating with dishes plus she's hosting a giveaway to my online shop, English Transferware!  Details at the end of the post!
I know Tina loves blue and white (just look at her header and you'll know!) and has a collection of her own. In honor of Tina, I've decided to share some of my favorite images of rooms decorated with and often around blue transferware collections.  You can see more rooms decorated with blue transferware on my Pinterest board.

To me, Charles Faudree is just about as synonymous with English transferware as he his with French Country Decorating...he seemed to always find a use for it in his incredibly detailed decorating schemes.  Isn't this bedroom charming?


I love this next image from Decor Magazine.  Look how the blue pieces are hung directly o…

Decorating with Brown Transferware & $100 GIVEAWAY

Brown was introduced as a transferware color around 1829-30 and is the least expensive of colors to make. Therefore it is fairly common, so far as transferware goes, to find.  It is also one of the most collected colors and it is probably the most versatile of colors in my opinion.  Brown is neutral and looks good with any color scheme from pastels to rich jewel tones, but it is with the ushering in of Autumn that I see it popping up in home decor and vignettes the most.  Though, most of these rooms and vignettes are decorated with brown pieces year round, it just seems the perfect time to share them.  I may have to do another post because there are so, so many more equally beautiful spaces that have incorporated the use of displaying brown transferware and I can't fit them all here.
So, check these lovelies out and then stick around for the giveaway at the bottom of the post.
This vignette just stole my heart the first time I saw it.  So many of us have vintage luggage in our homes…

Children and Their Pet Rabbits ~ Antique Oil Paintings

Have you ever known a child to resist a bunny rabbit?  They're so adorable.   It seems that at some time we've all had as our own, or known someone who had, or bought for our children, a pet rabbit.  I remember surprising Michael, Ethan and Jonah (before our other three came along) with rabbits one year at Easter.  I determined that, for us, owning pet rabbits was a better thought than idea...but that's another story.   
Nonetheless, children and their pet rabbits have long time been a favorite subject of painters. Though I am more keen to having a painting of an animal than actually having an animal, I can't resist the charm and pure innocence in the paintings I'm sharing here.   I adore each of these beautiful works of arts, and I hope you do as well.

The Favourite Rabbit, by John Russell (1745-1806)
Feeding The Rabbits by German artist Heinrich Hirt (1841-1902)

Children Feeding Rabbits by Joseph Moseley Barber
Little Girl with Rabbit by Hermann Kaulbach 
I have this p…