Skip to main content

A Sneak Peek into My Kitchen

Last week I posted HERE about the figural pieces of transferware in my shop and tonight I thought I'd do a quick post and show some of the ones I have in my collection that are displayed in vignettes around my kicthen.   

Next to the stove I have a large dairy cheese slab (you can read about these pieces HERE) which holds a couple of transferware pitchers filled with utensils, a jar of olive oil that we cook with regularly, salt and pepper shakers and a nice, plump little piggy.  The piggy doesn't really serve a purpose other than to look cute and make me want bacon.  It's actually a piggy bank.  I've got two of these and am currently trying to decide which one to sell.  They are so darn cute though that it's hard to decide!  One is an advertising piece for Harrod's and is printed in green.  

Over in the corner, next to the sink I have my rooster pitcher, nesting hen egg basket and a chicken creamer.  I've layered two trays behind these pieces; a very large handled wicker and iron tray and inside of it sets an antique hand painted tole tray.  I love this little vignette and it's one of the first things I see when I walk in the kitchen.

An another counter top is this cute cow creamer Cow creamers are really popular pieces and make fun collections in and of themselves as there are so many different ones.   I call this the laughing cow. 

 It is displayed  along with a huge Spode platter, a Masons Vista jug and my latest addition to my advertising collection, a huge, antique 1 gallon size Marmalade crock (I am going to be listing one of these in my shop soon)!

Hope you all enjoyed these kitchen vignette photos. 

It's 9:00 and I'm finishing up for the day with a piece of banana cake I made this afternoon.   I'll share the recipe soon.

Have a nice night!

A Stroll Thru Life
Savvy Southern Style
Cozy Little House
The Scoop
Cupcakes and Crinoline


  1. Nancy, you have me drooling and it's not for the slice of cake '-) Let me know when you decided to list the gal. size crock. I think mine is much smaller. Right?
    Your kitchen with all its pretty vignettes makes me smile. I'm going to pin a few of these. Thanks for sharing, Nancy.

  2. Oh my, your vignettes are so so pretty. I love transferware and you have the most darling, pretty pieces. I wish I could shop your home. Thank you for sharing all your loveliness...

  3. Nancy, your vignettes are lovely! You have done a beautiful job with all of your transferware. Such a great kitchen!

  4. If you ever find another red and white small hen creamer:
    like that one, I'm SURE that I need it :^)
    The pictures are lovely and I really enjoyed my visit!!
    Jaybird in Texas

  5. Fabulous! My collection is still small and too precious at the moment, however, when it gets bigger I would love to do something like this. I need to go shopping :) At your site of course.

  6. Your tranferware is beautiful--I have a couple of pieces of red and thoroughly enjoy it especially at Christmas

  7. I love your decorating style! When are we gonna get a home tour?! : )

  8. Thank you for sharing your charming kitchen vignettes. The tole painted tray behind the hen, rooster and chicken transferware is great. The colors work perfectly.

  9. Hi Nancy! It was fun getting a peek into your kitchen. So many lovely pieces! Just stopping by to let you know that the first Swap & Tell link up is live! Hope to see you there! ~Ann
    Tarnished Royalty

  10. All the vignettes are lovely, but I enjoyed the ones with the tri-colour arrangements. The marmalade crock is gorgeous!

  11. What wonderful alternate and beautiful uses for your and our transferware. Great looking vignettes. I am an artist and always have lots of brushes drying around the kitchen sink - I keep them in an old brown inherited transfer 'vase' that I think was probably a toothbrush holder. Thanks for always inspiring!

  12. I love visiting you Nancy. You and I have such a similar decorating style. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  13. Just beautiful! If you sell one of the pigs, make it the green one. This one is perfect where it is! :)



Post a Comment

I love hearing from my readers. I appreciate the time you take to post a comment and I read them all.

Popular posts from this blog

English Cottage Living Room - Before, Partly After & Still a Work in Progress

I am sorry for not posting more pictures of the progress we've made settling into this new (to us) home.   It seems life rushes by so fast and that at times, doing little things, even those that I love and enjoy, often get pushed aside and onto the back shelf of my mind where I tell myself, "I'll get to this later".  Well, it is later and though I don't have as much to share with you as I'd like, I'm going to at least share my favorite spot in our living room.  I promise to show the rest of the room soon but for now the opposite half of the living room has been occupied by my daughters boyfriend who has been staying with us for the past 7 or so weeks until his apartment is ready for him to move into, and so the couch is usually made up for him to sleep on!   Here is a photo of the current living room just as we found it, a small room just off the entry of the house with a nice marble and wood fireplace surround, hard wood floors, beautiful crown mouldi

The History of Johnson Brothers and The Friendly Village Tablescape

Last week, Shawn and I popped into a couple of estate sales and I picked up over 100 pieces of Johnson Brother's The Friendly Village .  I think I may have to hang on to 12 of the dinner plates and use them this year at Thanksgiving but the rest of them, including this 48 piece service for 8, will be you know where. I don't know about you all, but I have had enough of Summer and I am down right ready for the cooler temperatures of Autumn.  I've been doing a lot of rearranging around the house….I'm in one of those zones where I've got a zillion projects going on, even if half of them are just in my mind that I'm contemplating!   We've also been moving kids out and around.  Three of them are out and the three still at home are moving or rearranging their rooms around.    Since I am yearning for Fall, haven't posted any tablescapes in a while and just got these Friendly Village pieces I decided to set the table with them.      Oh great, I

More Traditional Red White & Blue Rooms with Transferware

A couple of weeks ago I shared some pictures of beautiful rooms in red and blue color schemes decorated with transferware .    Here is another roundup of rooms that I adore, all with red and blue color schemes and all with transferware!  Enjoy!  (via Traditional Home) (via enchanted home) (my old living room) Joining some of the following parties: Between Naps on The Porch Transformation Thursday at  The Shabby Chic Cottage Feathered Nest Friday at  French Country Cottage Friday Inspiration  At The Picket Fence Cindy at  My Romantic Home Funky Junk Interiors Charm of Home No Minimalist Here WOW  Amaze Me Mondays  Making Monday Link Party  Motivational Mondays  What'd You Do This Weekend?   Inspire Me Monday   Make It Pretty Monday   Monday Link Party  Inspire Me Monday 

Decorating with Brown Transferware & $100 GIVEAWAY

Brown was introduced as a transferware color around 1829-30 and is the least expensive of colors to make. Therefore it is fairly common, so far as transferware goes, to find.  It is also one of the most collected colors and it is probably the most versatile of colors in my opinion.  Brown is neutral and looks good with any color scheme from pastels to rich jewel tones, but it is with the ushering in of Autumn that I see it popping up in home decor and vignettes the most.  Though, most of these rooms and vignettes are decorated with brown pieces year round, it just seems the perfect time to share them.  I may have to do another post because there are so, so many more equally beautiful spaces that have incorporated the use of displaying brown transferware  and I can't fit them all here. So, check these lovelies out and then stick around for the giveaway at the bottom of the post. This vignette just stole my heart the first time I saw it.  So many of us have vintage luggage

The Aesthetic Movement and Transferware

What is the Aesthetic Movement? The Aesthetic Movement refers to a period of time in the late 19 th century (1870-1900) which was a backlash to the formal Victorian years.  Artists and writers of the Aesthetic movement period maintained the belief that art should provide refined sensuous pleasure, rather than convey moral or sentimental messages.  They believed that art did not have any didactic purpose; it need only be beautiful.  Japanese art had a great influence on Aestheticism. Aesthetic interiors were often decorated with Japanese prints, screens, fans and other objects. An appreciation of the art of Japan is seen in the work of many Aesthetic artists and designers such as James McNeill Whistler and E.W. Godwin. photo credit Country Living The Aesthetes developed the cult of beauty, which they considered the basic factor in art. They ascertained that life should copy art and considered nature as crude and lacking in design

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 blu

Children and Their Pet Rabbits ~ Antique Oil Paintings

Have you ever known a child to resist a bunny rabbit?  They're so adorable.   It seems that at some time we've all had as our own, or known someone who had, or bought for our children, a pet rabbit.  I remember surprising Michael, Ethan and Jonah (before our other three came along) with rabbits one year at Easter.  I determined that, for us, owning pet rabbits was a better thought than idea...but that's another story.    Nonetheless, children and their pet rabbits have long time been a favorite subject of painters. Though  I am more keen to having a painting of an animal than actually having an animal, I can't resist the charm and pure innocence in the paintings I'm sharing here.   I adore each of these beautiful works of arts, and I hope you do as well. The Favourite Rabbit, by John Russell (1745-1806) Feeding The Rabbits by German artist Heinrich Hirt (1841-1902) Children Feeding Rabbits by Joseph Moseley Barber Little Girl with