Thursday, January 29, 2009

{Blue Transferware}

Those of you looking for my Blue Transferware Post,
I apologize for the delay.
I had a meeting this morning, that I had almost forgotten.

KD, at Southern Whimsy is hosting her 1st Themed Thursday Event,
and the theme this week is Blue Transferware.
So without further adieu,
come take a look at my collection....
When my grandmother was living, she kept a set of Blue Transferware dishes on the top shelf of one of her kitchen cabinets. I'm sure she probably found the set at a yard sale, being the avid thrifter that she was....I got it honest! {smiles!} But, she consider this set very special and never used it. I admired it for years. Imagine my delight, when my mother gave it to me after my grandmother passed away, almost three years ago. {Lochs of Scotland ~ Royal Warwick ~ England}



The set has many pieces, including 2 medium size serving bowls and small berry bowls.

For now, the pieces rest in my china cabinet.

The plate below, was one loner that my grandmother had with the set. Thanks to blogging, my knowledge of china is growing, but still unfortunately limited. Does anyone know the history or info about it?
Closer view.... This is repetition for some, but the platter and two plates are used as decoration over the study doors.
Not sure if this is considered a piece of transferware, however it is a new piece for me, found a couple of days ago at a second-hand shop. {Buffalo China}

Next Thursday, I will be putting together a Tablescape using this set of china, for Tablescape Thursday, hosted by Susan, at Between Naps On the Porch.
~Rhonda :)

47 comments:

Happy To Be said...

Now girl you know you had me at the blue and white...yours is all beautiful and how special that is was your grandma...I just love things that belong to family...thanks for sharing..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Amelia said...

Seeing all that blue and white just makes me get weak in the knees...love all that you have in your cabinets. I know you are quite pleased to know the history of them. (except your most recent purchase)

This will sit a beautiful table...will just have to wait and see what creation you present.

Susan said...

What a beautiful set from your grandmother. I'll look forward to seeing your table set with it next week.
Susan

Nancy said...

Oh Rhonda, What a blessing to have your grandmothers treasures! The blue is a favorite of mine! Yours is gorgeous! Can't wait to see your tablescape! Blessings, Nancy

Chari said...

Hi Rhonda...

Oh my...I love your blue transferware...I'll be looking forward to seeing it in a tablescape!!!

Well my friend, I have a decorating dilemma and would love your advise...I just put it up on my blog...if you have the time, I'd sure appreciate your input!!!

Thank you,
Chari

xinex said...

Beautiful blue and white transferware! How lucky of you to get your grandma's gorgeous ones. I am sorry, I cannot help you with info on the plate. The tureen is very pretty. Is it made by Haviland?...Christine

Dawn said...

I like those dishes. It's a very nice set. I wouldn't mind having some like that! Do you use them, or admire them like your grandmother did?

take care,
Dawn

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I was over at Christine's and saw her beautiful transferware and now here I am admiring your beautiful transferware. I told Christine and now I'm telling you...I'm feeling drawn to begin another dish collection!!! This time, blue transferware.

Diane said...

Hi Rhonda!
Your grandmothers transferware if gorgeous! What a treasure! Your home is so beautiful & I love all your "junk" finds. You have the "eye" as a friend of mine used to call it.

I love your dog's names. We hav e a Bailey too! You mentioned that your daughter named your Coco. My DIL's mom is an Interior Designer & Coco Chanel is a huge favorite of hers, so when she got their little yorkie, she named her Coco Chanel, but no one called her both names. When she got the 2nd yorkie, she became Chanel...

Love your blog! ♥ Diane

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Rhonda- better late than never I always say...especially when it comes to blogging! What a beautiful set and even more special that you admired it for many years and then inherited it. The platter looks very old...its beautiful! I love your newest find. It may not be transferware - but its blue and white. LOL Thanks for sharing....Barb

Penny said...

Thank you for stopping by and for the nice comments!
Love the blue and white transferware.
You have a wonderful blog!

Bobbi said...

Beautiful collection! I just love the tea set.

Smilingsal said...

Beautiful. Worth waiting for. Thanks for sharing.

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

How VERY nice to meet you, Rhonda! :) I am so very pleased you stop by my blog, because that brought me to your beautiful blog. Those dishes took my breath away. How gorgeous, and so very special because they were your grandmas. I loved looking at each and every piece. Hope someone can help us out with your newest.

Your nice comments really made my day. Thank you and do come again.

Oh, I have a weakness for N.C. I have lots of relatives in eastern NC and go there every year with my dear mother and sister.

Donna

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Thanks for sharing the blue dishes. Blue and well, pink are my fav's...I do have blue in my kitchen:) and then pink in the china cabinet:)
Have a great weekend!
Warmly,
Deb

imjacobsmom said...

That is going to be on e pretty table - and I'll be back to check it out! You're lucky you got such a great momento of your Grandma. ~ Robyn

Kim Chalfant said...

Love them! But I am a sucker for blue & white transferware. How lucky you are to have inherited such a beautiful set. All of my plates are mismatched. I would love to have a complete matching set. I'm so jealous! Thanks for sharing.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Rhonda, Love all your gorgeous transferware! Your grandmother's set is truly special! Thanks for sharing it will all of us! Your new bowl is really beautiful...love it! Sorry to hear you have the sinus thing going on, too! I just finished a Zpak and it didn't work so now I'm supposed to start the evil antibiotic, Levaquin and a Prednisone dose pak to clear the chest. I'm trying to resist but may have to do it...the cure is almost worse than the disease! Hope you feel better soon! Susan P.S. Can't wait to see your tablescape! :-)

Darlene said...

That is beautiful blue transferware and even more special that it was your grandmother's.

southerninspiration said...

I will be needing a new keyboard after reading your post today, because mine is covered in drool!! LoL!! Your b/w transferware is gorgeous and what a fabulous surprise that you got it passed down to you! I LOVE it! Thanks for coming by my blog today! I'll be drawing tomorrow, so please come back soon!!!

Suzanne

Pearl said...

Hi Rhonda... What a breathtaking collection you have... and the added blessing of it having belonged to your Grandmother is such a sweet story to go along with your dishes. Your latest Thrift find is simply beautiful... I believe those teenie-tiny blue flowers are Forget-Me-Nots, aren't they? I love how delicate looking they are! What does Ashley think of the dishes?... I'm looking forward to seeing your upcoming Table-scape... and, I owe you a letter... Talk with you soon... God bless...

~hugs, love ♥ 'n prayers~

Pearl

Kitty Scraps said...

Good Morning Miz Rhonda,
What beautiful blue transferware you have! I so want to start a collection of the brown but sadly can't afford the lovely pieces I happen to find *smiles* It's so popular! Your pieces are lovely and you have such a large collection to enjoy *smiles* Thanks for sharing it with us!

Monogram Queen said...

You DID get quite a treasure! I love it. Thanks for your always sweet and positive comments Rhonda. It's appreciate more than you know!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Good morning Rhonda, your blue transferware is gorgeous! I'm looking forward to seeing it in a tablescape. Isn't blogging the best for helping us learn more about our little things? Thanks for swinging by the post .. I hope you enjoyed my little corner of the world.. Have a super w/k...hugs ~lynne~

onlymehere said...

Beautiful, and I know they mean even more bz they belonged to someone you loved!

Kim's Treasures said...

Every picture was worth waiting to see! Sooo beautiful!!!

Have a great weekend!
Kim

Kristen said...

They are beautiful! I like using the plates on the walls.
I'm so glad you posted these...can't wait to see the tablescape!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Beautiful blueness, Rhonda!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh waht a treasure you have there Rhonda . I truly love anything that was my grandmother's. I never have heard od Buffalo China.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

All beautiful! I look forward to seeing your tablescape with these next week!

Katherine

Tristan said...

oh, those are so pretty!

Vee said...

Very pretty, Rhonda! Wonderful to have this gift from your grandmother's kitchen. She had good taste and so do you.

Melanie said...

I have been loving blue for a couple of years. Before I was not a "blue" person. Your b&w dishes are beautiful.
Melanie@Bella~Mella

judicreations said...

Hi Rhonda
Thank you for sharing the beautiful dishes. They truly are beautiful. I love the shape of the teapots too. I can't wait to see what your table will look like next week.
You are so blessed to have received this lovely set.
have a lovely weekend
Judi

Bo said...

Totally scrumptious collection you have there, Rhonda. Your grandmother was right to consider it "special"...it is! ;-) Bo

Beverly said...

Rhonda, your pieces are exquisite. Can you believe I don't own one single piece of blue transferware? Do you think I can fit anything else into my house? ;-)

Sincerely Yours said...

Morning Rhonda! What gorgeous pieces and how great your Mom gave them to you!!! I can't help with history at all but I can say every time I see blue transferware I want to redo a room in blue and yellow with the plates all over the walls; which I love over your archway!!! Very pretty post. Have a great week - Sincerely, Jeannette

justabeachkat said...

I don't own any blue transferware (sigh), but love it and sure enjoyed seeing yours.

Hugs!
Kat

beth at aunties said...

Rhonda,

Your blue and white transferware is beautiful. I have always admired them just didin't know much a bout htem until blogging! My, hasn't it changed our world and how we view things?
I love that the belonged to your grandma and you loved them as a child. Those are the things which mean the most to me!

♥hugs♥

Heather said...

Rhonda- that set is beautiful! My Evelyn had a set similar to that and I adored it. When she passed away she left me the red set instead, which was actually much older and more precious to her. And she knew I loved red!! It is so wonderful to have things from our loved ones to cherish long after they have gone.
I can not wait to see how you set the table. You have such a talent for that and I know it will be lovely!!
Hope you are doing well!!
HUGS
Heather:)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What wonderful china, and how special that it was your grandmother's. Love your new covered casserole too. laurie

jennifer said...

Your collection is GORGEOUS! You have it displayed so well too.

Kathi said...

Rhonda, Your dishes are so pretty. I just love them. Mine are fakes from the Dollar Tree. My mother has either the same Transferware or something very similar. Maybe someday I'll get some of it or my sisters and I will draw for it. In the mean time, I am happy for her and I am happy for you to have such lovely dishes. I really appreciate mine too. Bless you, Kathi

tardevil said...

Love your collection!

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Michael said...

I have at least an eight place setting of Royal Warwick Lochs of Scotland blue and white transfer ware which includes dinner plates, tea cups and saucers, salad plates, and a tea pot. I may have a dinner plate too, but I will have to check on that. All items are stamped "England" on the bottom which means they were made between WWI and WWII. All items are in very good condition with no chips or cracks. This was my Mom's, and I'm considering selling the complete set. I can be reached via e-mail at traveler_mrl@yahoo.com