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Showing posts from June 19, 2011

Ridgways Tuscan Rose Purple Transferware Table for Two

A simple setting for two out on the deck   (which I am still working on....) The plates are circa 1814-1837  by John & William Ridgway  and the pattern is Tuscan Rose.  An abundance of flowers overflow from a stylized urn while a small moth hovers above.   The plates have a scalloped edge and beaded border. Wreaths with green leaves and lavender and purple crystal berries were used as opposed to traditional place mats.   Footed glasses are from TJ Maxx.  They are ribbed inside. The flatware is vintage but I think it has a modern look.  It's by Noritake and has ceramic handles that are a deep eggplant color.  I found these some time back while looking online for purple flatware.  I just have a few pieces. The table looks even prettier at dusk, with the addition of a single  tealight candle . The upper deck overlooks a wooded area in back.  These small, pale   pink flowers are growing rampantly. It's really a pretty sight from above. It's a nice place

American Poets Transferware Plate + a Winner!

By now, you all know that transferware and poetry are two of my favorite things, so what could be better than a transfer printed plate featuring seven amazing poets? This plate depicts some of America's most noted poets.  It is a commission by  Rowland and Marcellus, who were importers operating out of  New York as early as 1860 though were most prosperous between 1893 and 1938.  They specialized in souvenir wares.  Often referred to as R & M, the firm commissioned with numerous Staffordshire potteries the making of plates, platters, pitchers and other wares for the American market implementing the use of their own backstamp.  So, while pieces are marked with the country of origin (England or Made in England) they were simultaneously marked with either an R & M or Rowland and Marcellus stamp, and sometimes even the name of the specific retailer.   Many of the scenes depicted on R & M pieces are historical in nature, specifically American.  They acted both as reta

Girls Room Update: Embroidered Eyelet Sheets & Window Treatment

I've been dying to show you these sweet, widely embroidered eyelet sheets for the girls bed, compliments of my newest sponsor, The Bed and Bath Hut . But first, let me remind you all to enter my current giveaway...a dress from Shabby Apple.  Enter HERE . A couple of weeks ago I shared with you all one of the rooms we've, for the most part, completed at the house.  It's Kalyn's and Ashton's room which you can see more of  HERE  and if you want a real shocker, you can see what it and the rest of this house looked like before we moved in  HERE . The white sheets are 400 thread count and have a deep, eyelet lace embroidery.  They're beautiful, and soooo soft.  I surprised Kalyn and Ashton by having them laundered and on the bed when they returned home from a night at Grandma's and Grandpa's house. They also come in all of the colors shown below, and for only $59 you get the set (two pillowcases, a flat sheet and a fitted sheet) ... delivered to your doo