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Traditional Red White & Blue Rooms with Transferware

For the Memorial Day weekend, I thought I'd share some beautiful rooms, all done in blue and red and many of them with, yeah you guessed it, transferware.  These rooms prove you can decorate with red, white and blue anytime.  They are each timeless in design.

First, this is a collection of transferware belonging to a customer.  I just shared this on my Facebook page and everyone seems to like it.  I know I do!

Toile, transferware…seriously I will never tire of this combination.  Here the simple addition of blue at the table subtly speaks a patriotic tone.

 I've posted this room by the late Charles Faudree before.  It is one of my favorite dining rooms ever and inspired my favorite dining room in a house I used to live in.   I hope to paper the dining room in this house and create a similar look and feel again.   Faudree combined red toile and blue transferware a lot in his typical genius fashion!

Okay, so this one has no transferware but you can't go wrong with toile.  I love this bedroom via House Beautiful…it's a perfect example of quintessential country house charm and shows that flags or patriotic themes can be displayed ANY time!

Another room I've featured before and another by Charles Faudree.  This appeared in Traditional Home. 

Designer Carol Glassers collection of advertising and blue transferware is the backdrop for a red and white living room.  

Via Rutland Designer…this just needs a few blue transferware plates on the paneling between the drapes.  I love the mix of three toile fabrics, stripes and buffalo checks.
   And lastly, a little vignette I set up at home with an added poem of mine honoring veterans.

Oh you, generation of men

Who stood with valor

Who upheld honor

Who fought for freedom

Know that you will not leave this place 

Without the faintest trace

Of all you have given for liberty

-For me-

©2001 Nancy M Roberts

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  1. Nancy your photos are beautiful. Those rooms are drop dead gorgeous!

  2. Wow...I'm in love with all those rooms! So warm and beautiful!
    Miss Bloomers

  3. Charles Faudree is one of my favorite designers, so sad he is no longer with us. Beautiful inspirational pics, thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...

    1. Hi Cindy, He is my favorite designer. I think the world lost one of the most talented designers. It makes me sad when I think about that. My Mom went to school with him in Muskogee and he has always been an inspiration to me.
      Thanks for stopping by,

  4. I love them all - would be hard to pick a favorite!

  5. I'm saving this page - too many good ideas in one place!

    1. That makes me smile. I'm glad you found some inspiration here~

  6. Beautiful poem. This is what Memorial Day is about.

    1. Thank you so much, Marsha. I'm glad you liked it. I hope everyone takes some time to think about the sacrifice so many have made so that we have the freedoms we have. Have a lovely Memorial Day,


  7. What beautifully decorated rooms. They all appeal to my taste, and I love anything toile. The transferware is like the icing on the cake! Vicki in Louisville KY

    1. I agree, Vicki. I can look at these and similar rooms all the time and I never grow tired of, but rather I seem to spot something new each time I study them. I just adore the combination of toile and transferware…colorful rooms with lots of pattern. They are so comfortable and inviting to me. So glad you enjoyed these too!


  8. Nancy, each room is gorgeous. Yes, red, white, and blue make wonderful statements in a home.
    Your poem is beautiful!

  9. Stunning rooms!! Love your poem, thank you!! cleo

    1. Thank you Cleo! I will try to look up the potter initials you sent me and get back to you in the next couple of days. Happy Memorial Day, Nancy

  10. Ohhhhhhhhhh, my endorphins are going nuts with those pictures of red, white and blue rooms. Actually I have several of them in my bulging folders. The one with the arch is now my wallpaper on my desktop, I get happy each time it pops you have more pictures of that wondrous house? I said a prayer for your darling son, may God keep him in the palm of His hand.
    I don't know how to pin either, thank God someone else is pin impaired, I will get a son this Sunday and get this thing nailed down. I now realize that I cannot survive without red toile walpaper, have a red toile slipcover for the sofa but oh that wallpaper. Thanks for the uplifting delights!!!!

  11. Hi Nancy,

    Visiting via Amaze Me Monday, where your beautiful post was featured! Love all of these, especially the room by the great Charles Faudree; such talent and passion.

    Have a wonderful week!


  12. I love the layers and layers of textiles, colors and textures - BEAUTIFUL!

  13. Wow! These rooms are all gorgeous! Each one more beautiful than the last.
    Love it!

  14. I've been looking everywhere for decorating ideas with blue and white gingham for a bedroom with yellow walls and here I've found it. Thank you so much for sharing these BEAUTIFUL rooms.


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