Saturday, April 25, 2009

Blue Transferware for First Sunday Favorites

I have a little free time to sort through old posts so I can join Chari's first ever Sunday Favorite meme. What exactly is Sunday Favorites? It's kinda like a Second Chance event, having a second chance to see what you might have missed when they were first posted. I am glad Chari is giving us that opportunity. This is what I came out with today. This was my 3rd post after I started a blog. Gosh! It seems so long ago but it's only been 3 months. Anyway, these plates are in FL but it seems like I might have to move them to MS. b/c my daughter just bought a house so we might have to sell our home there because I hate to see it sitting empty.

So, without further is reposting an old favorite post. Thanks to Chari for hosting this new event. Please visit her at to see more favorite reposts.

I can't believe I lucked out and I am able to participate in Themed Thursdays, hosted by KD of Southern Whimsy. My blue transferware are located in our FL home so when I read about Themed Thursday on Debbie's blog and that the theme for the first one is Blue Transferware, I smiled because I knew I would be able to join. It just so happened that I was in FL then, for my daughter's wedding and so I was able to take pictures. I If you haven't visited KD's blog, you should, at enjoy a very talented decorator's work and enjoy her gorgeous blue transferware collection. Treat yourself by visiting the others who participated as well.

This soup tureen started my Blue Transferware obsession. It looks old but I can't read the label underneath so I can't tell you anything about it. I found it on Ebay.

Then, I started collecting Spode plates. This particular one is a vegetable serving bowl.
Spode Regency Series "May", first introduced in 1826
Spode "Woodman"from Blue Collection first introduced in 1816
Spode Regency Series, "Trophies" first introduced in 1825
This plate is Charles Wysocki's "Americana". The back inscription says, "This ware is dedicated to all Americans who feel the greatness and beauty of this country still mindful for the simple pleasures in life, past and present. I just love the details so please click on it for you to see.
Old English Staffordshire, "Home of Mary"
This platter is quite large, about 18 inches long. We use it to serve the turkey on Thanksgiving dinner.
Just look at the details. It has a winter scene bordered by different fruits.
I found this set at Ross (set of 4 place service), pretty inexpensive, and I just bought them to add to the collection.
These Dutch cream and sugar server and a pair of candlesticks holder were purchased from the Caribbean Dutch colony of St. Maarten.
Avon Bicentennial plates.... "Liberty Bell" on the left and "Independence Hall" on the right. I am attached to these plates because I lived in Philadelphia for the first 2 years of my immigration to the US.
I even added blue and whites to the wall. Even my granddaughter is wearing blue in her pictures.

a German jam jarI found this set of serving dishes at Big Lots. They come in handy when I am serving buffet. Aren't they pretty?

Blue Willow mortar and pestle and a gravy server.

a set of Blue Willow platters

These are the only blue and white items kept in our MS home. My hubby likes using them

for soup. mini Blue Willow soup spoons

Lovely dessert bowls, one of my favoritesAren't they just the prettiest things?

This concludes the blue collection tour. I bought his mirror while shopping in St. Augustine, FL. a few years ago. It's hanging above the buffet in the dining room. It's a Mexican tile mirror and I thought it will blend in well with the blue and white dishes. Do you see the 2 framed blue and white tiles reflected in the mirror?

I hope you enjoyed the collection. To see more, please go to Southern Whimsy's post at

Thank you so much, KD, for hosting this event.


KD said...

Christine I am so glad you could join in and share your lovely collection. Woodman is one of my favorite patterns. Your dessert bowls are very pretty too I love the scalloped edges. Thanks so much for sharing. I added your link to my page.

Chari said...

Good Mornin' Girlfriend...

How are you doing? I'm taking it that you are still in Florida? How much longer will you be staying?

Well my friend...I just love this post on your pretty blue transferware's gorgeous!!! My favorite plate is the Spode Regency "May"'s soooo pretty...and I totally agree with you about your little dessert bowls...they're lovely!!!

So I see that you've been able to get out and do some shopping...hehe!!! That tile framed mirror is beautiful and it looks fabulous in your dining room! Girlfriend, you are soooo blessed to have two homes that you can decorate...hehe!!! I'm running out of rooms at my place!

Have a terrific Thursday...
Love ya Sweetie,

Kim Chalfant said...

Love your collection. I too have the Avon plates, but right now I can only find one of them. Boo hoo. Note to self, must look for the other plate.

I also love collecting Spode plates. Luckily you can find them pretty cheap at Marshall's, TJ Maxx or Home Goods. Otherwise I wouldn't be able to collect them.

I forgot about my collection of Blue Willow (or should I say my husbands collection). I'll have to post about them another time.

Thanks for sharing your collection. Enjoy your homes. You are lucky if you have two of them. I'm so jealous!!


PAT said...

Christine...I don't know just what to are going to cause me to start yet another dish collection, oh yes you are. Yes, indeedy, blue transferware. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous collection!! I love it!

marty39 said...

Wow Christine, you blue and white collection is just as gorgeous as the rest of your collections. You have such a wonderful eye for the exceptional. I really enjoy seeing the treasures you collect and your home. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

Happy To Be said...

Oh my Christine you have the most beautiful pieces of blue..and you know I am just drooling over this post girl..I love it all..hope all is well in your world I have a nasty cold I'll just give you a hug today and not a cheek kiss..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Bobbi said...

Hi. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I love your collection. It's like a candy store of blue transferware. I would have to list so many to tell you what some of my favorites were. I do love the 'Liberty Bell' and the gravy server.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi! You have some wonderful pieces of Blue Transferware! They are all beautiful! :) ~Rhonda

mbkatc230 said...

Hi Christine. You have a beautiful collection posted. I think the jam jar and the Wysocki are my favorites, but they are all gorgeous. You lived in Philadelphia? DH is from there (born and bred) and I lived there for a short time after we were married - small world!. Loved this post and have fun in Florida. Kathy

Chari said...

Hey Girlfriend...

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!!!

Love ya,

Susan said...

Your blue and white is beautiful! I might have to start another collection!

Cindy J. said...

Oh Christine these are so beautiful! I would have a hard time leaving them behind, I am afraid I would want to pack them up and bring them with me. Gosh you have two such beautiful homes, you are surely blessed. Glad to see you are back home although I see it is just for a short time. Glad to see your Mom is back with you too, I know you take such good care or her. Love, Cindy

Helen said...

Christine, your collection is just awesome! I loved looking at each photo ... especially liked the reflection of the tiles in the mirror.

Kathysue said...

Wow C, You really have a wonderful collection of transferware.I love the Wysoki,It would be hard to pick a favorite they are all so lovely.Hugs Kathysue

Glenda said...

This is such a wonderful post, that had I the space, I would become a collector at once, if not sooner. You have so many beautiful pieces that I can't pick a favorite. Just gorgeous.

xinex said...

Hi Cindy, KathySue and Glenda, I want to thank you again for beig so kind with your comments. I really appreciate you coming to visit all the time....Christine

Cynthia said...

Hi Christine,
I just love your plate collection, there are so many pretty ones and blue and white is my fave!
That mirror is wonderful, thanks for sharing with us. Cindy

Envoy-ette said...

Oh-I like so much in this post! The Big Lots serving pieces-which always come in handy! The dessert dishes are just right! Nice post!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Christine, thanks for swinging by the shop today. I sure enjoyed your visit.. You are too funny girl.. I'm presently sold out of the darling little placecard holders..they run 6.95 each if you're interested in them I can reorder for you.. Are you still in Florida with the grandkids? I'm sure you're looking forward to being at home for a bit.. I'm still at the office for a bit trying to play catch up around here..I'm sure you're enjoying awesome weather..We're suppose to hit middle 60's tomorrow and I can hardly wait.. tired of the cold.. hugs to ya ~lynne~

Smilingsal said...

I love blue and white, and you have so many beautiful things. I host Blue Monday. Think about joining in. Check the bluebird in my sidebar. Thanks for sharing.

Nicole ~ said...

I really enjoyed seeing your collection. You have so many gorgeous pieces!! I am so happy I discovered your blog, it is fantastic!

Have a great day.


prof en retraite said...

Hey Christine! I missed this post somehow...but I am soooo glad I found it! You know how I love my blue adn white plates! I didn't know you had such a nice collection of transferware! Just goorgeous!...Debbie

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

You picked an awesome post to share for Sunday Favorites! I missed this the first time around. I love all your gorgeous blue and white have some beautiful pieces. I really love the platter with the winter scene! Thanks for sharing this post again...loved it! Susan

ButterYum said...

Lovely post and even lovelier blue and white collection! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment.

ceekay said...

Beautiful dishes. I have one blue transferware that was my mother in laws. You have a lovely collection!

Chari said...

Hello Dearheart...'s been quite the journey but I finally made it to your Sunday Favorites post! Hehe!!! I just had to go through your last 3 posts (that I somehow missed!..shheesh...sorry, Girl!) before commenting on your Sunday Favorites!

I'm so happy that you were able to participate after all! I didn't think that you were going to make it since you were out of town! Girl, you amaze me!!! Hehe!!! Anyway, I'm just tickled pink that you could join in!!!

My friend, I remember this post so well!!! I'm so glad that you decided to post this one again...I just love all of your fabulous blue transferware!!! I still think one of my favorite plate patterns is the Spode Regency Series "May"...I love the pattern!!! Oooh...and your pretty Dutch sugar & creamer...and candleholders...soooo pretty!!! Well my friend, it's all very beautiful...I'd be happy to have any of it!!! I have to agree with you about the tiny little dessert bowls...they are just of my favorites too!!!

Thank you, Sweetie...I'm just so pleased that you were able to participate in "Sunday Favorites"!!! I'm having fun and enjoying everyone's past posts!!! Have a super Saturday, my friend! Do you and John have any special plans for this evening? Have a wonderful time on your trip!!!

Love ya,

marty39 said...

Oh my Christine, I don't remember seeing these, but wow, they are all just gorgeous. You do have the most wonderful collections. I just love them all. I enlarged every pic and just drooled. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

nikkicrumpet said...

That is such a gorgeous collection it was definitely worth a second look! Have a wonderful weekend!

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Hi Dear - I am offically in love with your blue/white collection. You know I, too, have many pieces - so its ovbviously a passion we both share. Thanks so much for reposting this wonderful blog was a joy to see all your wonderful pieces. Hugs, Barb

Stacey said...

Oh your blue and white is so pretty. It's so classic and will never go out of style. Love it!

Carrie said...

I am glas to read this post. i also collect and enjoy blue transferware and even have a few of the pieces you showed.

Keetha said...

Coming over from Chari's Sunday reruns.

My favorites in all this are the Big Lots trays - - - go figure.

Melissa Miller said...

Christine all of your Blue transferware is gorgeous!

Thank you for re-posting this one.

Have a wonderful Sunday.
~Melissa :)

Nicole ~ said...

I remember this post, and I am still loving it!!

Linda/"Mom" said...

* WOW, Christine~~~ You have some REEEEALLY lovely pieces!!! There's just SOMETHING about blue and white, isn't there?....... Hugs, Linda *

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, you know how much I love blue and white, so I loved seeing all of these beauties. And I love that mirror! laurie

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Christine, Chari had such a great idea! I can't believe all the posts I have missed out on including this one! Love all your blue and white~


Chandy said...

I love all of those Spode and the Blue willow spoons, wow! I'm glad I'm joining in today, too!

Kathleen said...

I love your collection of blue and white...and I can't believe you got those bowls at Big Lots! They are very pretty!
Great repost!

Mrs. Petrie said...

Wow, your pieces are gorgeous. I'm going to be on the lookout for some.

imjacobsmom said...

What a great collection I'm glad we got to revisit it today. ~ Robyn

Cass @ That Old House said...

I'm so glad you chose this post to recycle! I love seeing your blue and white transferware --- I love blue and white and can't get enough of it, even when it belongs to someone else!

LOVE that mirror, too --- and the red dining room. (Mine's red, too!) Gorgeous dishes -- what a lovely collection!

Deb said...

love the blue and white!

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