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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 on the Secretary doors and left open for display.  I LOVE this.  I have wanted an antique Secretary Desk forever.  I know tastes vary on the use of antlers but I love the way these are fitted into the recess atop the hutch.  Love it. 

Jonathan Vickers, a former designer at Colefax and Fowler has an amazing collection of blue transferware.  This is just a glimpse of the dining room but you can see that the theme is carried into adjoining rooms. 

Another glimpse of Vickers collection.  Overkill?  Uh-huh, no way.  

Carol Glasser's home featured in Veranda magazine....her wonderful blue collection is displayed along with utilitarian / advertising wares in the living room.  

I love the open shelving in this Charles Faudree kitchen, courtesty of Traditional Home.  A huge tole tray takes center stage over the stove and is flanked by loads of blue transferware.

What a wonderful place to show off a collection...built behind  the stairway!  This incorporates a forgotten space into part of the kitchen decor.  Love this!

Blue looks good with just about anything.  I love the soothing effect of it against these green walls by Leslie Steinberg Interiors.

  This is an arrangement I did at my shop (when I had one) and it has been featured in quite a few places.  Blue being complimentary to orange cannot help but pop against the rusty-orange wall color.

This next example of decorating with blue transferware equals rustically refined perfection to me!
Just a dab'll do...for some of we are shown here.
The huge meat platter and smaller one in front both add a little burst of color in an otherwise neutral scheme.

This Ralph Lauren bedroom is so charming and cozy...and I love the flow of arched platters which frame in the bed.

Blue is so pretty with pinks and reds...this vignette is simply stunning with layers upon layers of blue transferware and a bouquet of roses from whites to reds.  

Now, head over to Enchanted Home and be prepared to be enchanted.  Tina just built an amazingly incredible home that you will love to see.  She is warm, inviting, has exceptional taste and gift for writing.  While you're there, enter to win $50 towards anything your heart desires at English Transferware, my Etsy store, and pick up a discount code for 15% off any purchase.  Both the giveaway and the discount end soon so be sure to enter right away!

Thank you so much Tina!

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  1. I am happy to be the first to comment on this post, I just must say it is the most beautiful collection of pictures that I have ever seen, I love the blue and white and I love it in all the different settings, not sure which is my fav, could be the last one the bedroom, wow lis that just so awesome I could look at that all day and I just may do dishes behind the staircase, still my heart...

  2. OMG those are all breathing , I can't wait to get home and play with my blue & white
    transferware, I love blue and white on the red wall
    yours is always over the top gorgeous

  3. Nancy, this post is certainly a bright spot on this cold rainy day. What gorgeous spaces and collections. It's always a treat to me to see how others live with their collections. Makes me long for a large kitchen full of wonderful cabinets and open shelves. Hope all is good in your life. ~ Sarah

  4. GORGEOUS inspiration...I pinned everyone of them! Charles Faudree is my favorite designer!

  5. Think I need to make a new board just for these images!! Everyone loved your post, and of course all your gorgeous things in your shop. I was so happy to feature you and your beautiful collections Nancy, you really have curated such a fine selection of transfer ware and this post has me swooning!! Thanks again.....

  6. I love that blue and white combination; I did our master bedroom in blue and white, with lots of toile, and also splashes of yellow. Lovely post!

  7. Although no one in my home would agree, this post makes me think I need to get more blue and white on my walls!

    - The Tablescaper

  8. Hi Nancy, You know how much I adore transferware and I love to see how others decorate with their collection. I am headed to Tina's blog now.

  9. I agree with the first commenter--absolutely the best collection of pictures ever. I think I'll dream about these pictures tonight. There's not a one of them I don't love.

    I have every one of Charles Faudree's books even though there's not a Frenchy room in my house. But I can always dream.

    I love your blue dishes against the orange wall!

  10. I'm starting to really love blue... surprising to me!

  11. Hi Nancy, These are all gorgeous and I will pin a few!! So glad that Tina introduced her readers to you. I have a small collection and I'm always on the lookout for something new.

  12. All are so pretty!! Puts my little collection of red and blue transferware to shame!!


  13. Gorgeous photos! Off to check out her blog!

  14. Nice to see you over at Tina's, Nancy! You both have beautiful blogs that I enjoy reading. And I absolutely love that last picture with the blue and the roses! Swoon!

  15. Nice to see you over at Tina's, Nancy! You both have beautiful blogs that I enjoy reading. And I absolutely love that last picture with the blue and the roses! Swoon!

  16. Hey there, Nancy!!! I love seeing how others decorate (especially the pros like Charles Faudree!!!) with dishes. I am always so afraid to put dishes on the wall for fear they'll fall off and break. I think I've done it only once about 15 years ago, and I would walk through that area like I was walking on rice paper! It was only 3 plates...I can only imagine how scared I'd be with 15+!!!!!! :-) I would love to have some displayed in our dining room, though. I think it would be really pretty!

    These are beautiful examples, and the styling is just gorgeous all around. I love how yours were against that burnt orange wall. Very pretty!!!

    Have a great weekend!

  17. Nancy, I truly believe that you cannot do "overkill" on displaying blue and white transfer ware. I think the more that "more" is the look for it. I usually like a more simplistic decor , but when I had blue and white in my kitchen, I put as much in my hutch, as I could safely fit in there. All of the photos are wonderful - thank you for sharing them.

  18. Love all these displays of the transferware. It gives me ideas for our new home. I am headed to Tina's right now.


  19. Gasp. Sigh. Breathe. Such beauty! Thank you for sharing the beautiful display photos!

  20. I'm a fan of blue transferware too and enjoy your blog often!

  21. My favorite is the Masons Vista Leeds Polychrome Black Transferware Gold/Copper Lustre Platter Chop Plate Scenic Castles plate. I hae a lot of blue and white and now I'm starting to collect the green. I love it all!

  22. Thank you for all these wonderful images of Blue transferware, Nancy! Each one is so lovely and inspiring. And thank you for the link to Enchanted Home. I look forward to browsing there. I hope you're well and enjoying the Spring. Take care...

  23. Great and Inspirational post!

    From another china lover -

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  30. Hi Nancy,
    I don't have ANY blue transfer ware, can you believe it! Your beautiful images make me want some! That last image makes my heart skip a beat! ~Delores

  31. I LOVE the blue and white! Thanks for sharing these amazing collections, they are gorgeous!

  32. I love everything you do!


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