Peeking into The Vintage Abode + Giveaways!

Come on in to The Vintage Abode and browse one of the country's largest collections of English transferware. 

Take a little stroll around the shop (you can shop online at my Etsy shop HERE,  but only a fraction of the inventory is listed online).

I am giving away a $50 gift certificate to my online shop, over at Little Red House.   I'm sure many of you are probably already familiar with Mary's blog and her weekly meme, Mosaic Monday where she and hundreds of bloggers link up photo mosaics each week.  Mary is an amazing photographer with her own Etsy shop full of some of her magnificent photos HERE, and author of a gorgeous blog who just  happens to have a fondness of transferware too.  She's doing a transferware mosaic this week so you'll want to check that out.   Visit he blog to enter the giveaway and get the details.  PLUS,  there's a discount coupon you can only get over at her blog, for my shop. 
Some of the blue Transferware in the shop:
 Below, Ashton is showing a huge wash basin and pitcher in the Charlotte pattern.  I have this in brown (not yet listed and a deep blue Calico, also not yet listed).

Teal Transferware
Brown Transferware
I love the wall color here.  It's called Antique Spice.  I used it in our gameroom at home.

Purple & Purple Polychrome Transferware

As you can see, I have transferware pieces displayed and stored from floor to ceiling

Brown Polychrome Transferware 
Polychrome pieces have a transfer and then hand painted touches of color are added over the transfer.  Both the transfer and the han painted touches are under glaze, making them permanent.

This cabinet holds nothing but brown Spode transferware

Red Transferware

(night time window shopping the red room)
Did I mention green transferware?

Below is Spode favorite.  It's really a brown transfer but there is so much green in the pattern that I decided to put it here with the greens.

Black & Black Polychrome Transferware

And there is lots and lots more!

If you'd like to learn more about transferware, just peruse my blog.  To see how transferware is made click HERE
To learn about the invention of transferware click HERE

I am also hosting a CSN $50 giveaway HERE

I'm joining the following parties:
Between Naps On The Porch
The House In The Roses  
Pink Saturday 
Funky Junk Interiors
Tabletop Tuesdays 
Savvy Southern Style 


  1. All I can say Nancy is wonderfully beautiful!!!

  2. You boggle my mind. Your collection is more than I can take in in one visit. I'll be back to study and study. WOW !
    - Joy

  3. I love every single picture. It is just unbelievable the beauty you have at your shop. I live in Stillwater...and you are on my summer bucket list. (I teach school). I WILL get to your shop this summer and I cannot wait!!! Lori L

  4. Gorgeous! I love transferware! I've never seen purple before! Just lovely!

  5. Wow Nancy!!

    Your shop and collection of transferware is impressive...I think I might hyperventilate if I were to come shopping there! What a gorgeous shop you have created!! I must come this summer!
    Have a great week!!

    Miss Bloomers

  6. Beautiful shop. I love how you have everything displayed. To me all transferware is beautiful, but brown polychrome is my all time favorite. Thanks for sharing so many lovely photos.

  7. Nancy, it is always a treat to see photos of your shop and all the gorgeous transferware you offer. I so want to make a trip to your shop! ~ Sarah

  8. Wow! you really have a transferware heaven, Nancy. So much loveliness and beauty to be seen here. I enjoyed every single photo...Christine

  9. I would need to spend the night in your shop, it is just one of the most incredible china shop I have ever seen! I can't decide what color I love the best! Each piece has it's own allure and beauty.
    What a fabulous post!!!! I am looking for blue and brown transferware. I'm heading over to your etsy shop now!
    xo Yvonne

  10. Nancy, thanks for giving us a peak in your lovely shop -- it is like a trip to the past. Joni

  11. Oh, my goodness, I spotted some blue that I need to check out! It is all beautiful, but I am drawn to anything blue. I also love the display that is step-like.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

  12. I love transferware but in blue!!!! Love the furniture in your space as well -- you have some lovely pieces!

  13. What a FABULOUS shop Nancy! You deserve all success :o)
    Have a great week,
    Rose H

  14. Wow! I could literally spend all day there! What a lovely shop you have! Thanks for sharing.

  15. OMG, I didn't think there was that much transferware out there ! I am taking and second and third look ! Wow, is all I can say !
    Hugs and I hope you have a great week !

  16. Drooling here! All this transferware is beautiful!

  17. We stopped by your shop saturday at 1:30 and you were closed. We were so upset it looks beautiful in there! What are your hours, so we can come back sometime. You can email me at Thanks!

  18. Yes! I want it all!

    I am having a hilarious Linky party with prizes this Wednesday. Details are on my blog today.
    I hope you'll join in on the fun.

  19. Nancy:

    I am totally drooling over your shoppe. It is just amazing that you have such a diverse collection of transferware. I would LOVE to see it in person! Thank you for bringing your amazing shoppe to Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  20. Here from Seasonal Sundays.
    I ditto what A said above. I would love to see your shop, Nancy!

  21. Unbelievable !! I would love to spend a day or two
    in your shop!!!

  22. I'm in transferware heaven!! I'd love to be there in person. It's so beautiful, the cabinets, the wall groupings, the vignettes, EVERYTHING, beautiful!!
    Nancy J.

  23. What a lovely way to start the week, with the pictures and everything else, thanks so much. I meant to stop in here yesterday after entering Mary's giveaway and getting the coupon code, but the day got away from me, so I'm back today to say thank you very, very much.

    If only I lived closer, instead of six hours north of the Canadian border!

    My favorite picture is your beautiful daughter with the beautiful Charlotte pieces -- a bevy of beautiful blues : ).


  24. Congrats, it's just amazingly overwhelming! All those gorgeous transferware, WOW,WOW,WOW! I'd like to get some! I really like them all, though,... ALL THE COLOURS they come in!
    Thank you for sharing. Looking forward to your visit.


  25. OMG I have not ever seen so much beauty in one spot before..I think me died and went to dish heaven...Hugs and smiles Gloria

  26. Well,what can I say that I haven't already.Maybe that your store makes me droll,I don't know.I may plan a vacation around your city and not tell my Husband the real reason were going there HEEHEE.I would do it!I still need to do some shopping you know,I might as well visit your city if it's the only way.Ok, now I'm off to do research on or around your city.I'm not kidding.

  27. This is just gorgeous, I think I died and went to transferware heaven!!

  28. The shop is amazing! I found your blog at Between Naps on the Front Porch. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back:

  29. Really pretty photographs!
    You have really done such a great job of showcasing the beautiful design and quality of transferware. I enjoyed all the ideas you have! Thanks for showing these photos.
    Lets set the table!!!!!!

  30. I see a really nice canopy bed in your photos.
    Where can I find a king sized bed like this?
    The furniture stores aren't that interesting.

  31. Just incredible! Your store is incredible. Thanks for sharing all this beauty!

  32. Lindo,lindo,lindo.


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