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Showing posts from October 7, 2018

My Autumn Entryway & J F Wileman Sporting Scenes

Do you ever get to where you're sick of your decor' and think nothing looks good?  I sometimes do and recently it lead me to taking all of the pictures and mirror off of my entry wall.  I hung two different paintings/pictures over the entry table and left them up for a day or so only to decide that I missed the mirror hanging there.  So, I hung it up right back where it had been and decided to rearrange the table top vignette for Autumn.  I've still not hung anything else but the mirror back on the wall, hence the reason you won't be seeing it today, but I am conjuring up a few ideas for the space.    Here is the Autumn themed entry table. I usually have a piece or two from my red transferware collection displayed here but lately I have wanted to bring in more greens and browns.   I brought out a couple of the reversible  houndstooth blanket scarves  I sell in my shop.  I just love these because they are so versatile...they are tartan on the opposite side an

Columbus on Transferware

Considered Historical Staffordshire ,  English transferware pieces first began documenting scenes of America  battles, discoveries, treaties, landmarks and the progression of transport and trade in 1825.  They are highly collectible and sought after wares. In honor of Columbus Day today, I'm sharing a pattern from the William Adams & Sons potteries dating to about 1830-40.  There are several scenes in the series, each depicting the arrival of Christopher Columbus and his ships to the American shore. The Native American tribe stands on the proper right, against a backdrop of mountains and rich vegetation. The four corners of the plate decorated with rectangular cartouches with alternating scenes of prancing deer and grazing bisons against foliate backgrounds, unified by a scalloped border with a floral chain interlaced with scrolled floral motifs. Four elaborate flower garlands on a grey ground decorate the spaces between the cartouches. The whole is encircled by a t