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Showing posts from October 31, 2010

Polychrome Transferware - Royal Doulton Pomeroy in a Fall Tablescape

I really enjoyed putting this table together's on display at my shop, and I'm growing fonder of these plates each day I look at them.  I've featured this pattern before, but in a red polychrome transferware HERE .  Isn't it hard to tell that it is the same pattern?  These six plates are the only ones I've ever seen in this unusually beautiful colorway of a loden green transfer with richly hand painted highlights of burnt oranges/rust, golds and oddly, pink.  But it works. The pattern is Pomeroy by Royal Doulton and dates to the 1930's. As is often the case with me, I used a window panel with my table linens.  This one is a mossy green lace with embroidered, deep red roses.   I love to shop my house for things to use in my tablescapes so the panel was perfect.  I pick these up on sale, when I can, for little money and solely with the purpose of using in draping a table.  Generally I won't spend more than $7-10 on a window treatment to be us

My English Country Mom Cave

Susan, at Between Naps on the Porch is hosting a Home Goods Mom Cave contest with four lucky winners.  Come on in to my little niche I've carved out of my house.  This is where I work, create, relax, read and chat with friends and family. This is one of my favorite spots in the house to read about one of my favorite subjects...English transferware or poetry, and drink tea.  I often start and end my day right here. Next to the chair is an antique dumbwaiter which holds some decorative items as well as lots of poetry books.  This is the view of the room from the wing back chair.  This cozy room serves as a small living room, although it's not uncommon to have 8 or 9 of the girls in here during family gatherings.  It's usually where we all wind up to have coffee and visit. . On either side of the sofa I display some of my vintage Canine figurines on Spode meat drainers. Above the sofa are some of my favorite paintings.  The one directly over the sofa my Mom pain