Thursday, March 7, 2013

Brown & White Transferware Tablescape

                                                          Hello everyone,

              I hope you are enjoying a good week. We have been busy working on spring projects indoors so I have been a bit absent here this week.
    However, today I have set my table with  some of my brown and white transferware. As you might know I love transferware and have collected it in several colors here and there over the years.
                          This is one of my favorite pieces ~ my husband gave me this for my birthday a few years ago. It came from an antique mall in Maine.
                                   Once again, I have used mix and match pieces.
                                                  A pretty teapot.
                                                Some very old soup bowls.
                                              Mix and match again-just using what I have.

   I am off to have tea with friends this afternoon so I better go scrub the paint of my hands!

I am joining BNOTP today for Tablescape Thursday.
and French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday.

      Thank you for visiting,



so nice table and transferware § I collect them in pink and use them every day and it's a real pleasure !
xoxo from PARIS

Tretswelt said...

Oh,wie wunderschönen Bilder...und das Geschirr ist einfach toll finde ich...Schönes Wochenende wünsche ich dir.Bussi.Lu.

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

I love transferware, and over the past few years brown has become one of my favorite colors. Your pieces are fantastic, and I really like that you mixed and matched. Thanks for taking the time to share!

Anonymous said...

That table setting reminds me of my grandmother's brown Johnson Brothers dishes. Lucky me, they are mine now.

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

I love transferware and you seem to have quite a collection! I love the spot of pink with the brown! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful, Carolyn! Brown and white transferware is my favorite {although I love all the colors}. You may have a mix and match table, but they all work to me.

Shelia said...

Hi Carolyn! This is so lovely! Your transferware is gorgeous and you always set the most beautiful tables.
Hope you're doing well and be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lavender Cottage said...

Pretty china; I like the soup tureen and teapot. Well, I like everything, maybe I should lay I'm drooling over the 2 pieces most.

vignette design said...

Oh how I love brown transferware. Especially yours and your tables cape. It's just gorgeous!

Gail said...

Beautiful, Carolyn! I saved the first picture and am using it as my home page on my iPad, so I will think of you every time I open it up. So pretty.
Gail at

Bernideen said...

Such a lovely table! Wonderful china!

sweet violets said...

The brown is my favorite in transferware....something so calm and soothing about it, and so old fashioned......beautiful table you have set!!!

Entertaining Women said...

I love brown transferware, too. Your collection is beautiful, and it's wonderful on the matelasse with the glorious blooms. I was fascinated to learn that at one point brown transferware fell totally out of favor. It evidently sat on store shelves so long that vendors starting calling it 'dead ware'. No longer! It's beautiful! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What a wonderful and beautiful tablescape, Carolyn. It's so pretty!

So where did you go for tea?

Does that ever sound nice to me!

Today is hubs birthday so I am getting ready for that.

Miss Jean said...

I love transferware and the brown is one of my favorites! Have you seen the blog Nancy's Daily Dish?

Tricia said...

What a gorgeous table! I love that tureen, and the teapot looks so pretty perched on a pedestal. Your photos are beautiful!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh Carolyn
I love the transferware too but it's very hard to find where I am.
The brown and white is my favorite colour way.
Your oblong tureen is lovely!

Sending you some summer sunbeams from my corner of the world!
Shane ♥

Janka20 said...

Nádherný porcelán, J.

dizzyizzy said...

So lovely. I love the way you mix and match your patterns. You have such a knack for creating such beautiful things.

Chubby Chieque said...

Hi Lady Carolyn,

I always find so calm in your home. The coziness and the romantic ambiance play the important rule.

Thank you so much for sharing the opposite life compare to mine. I hope you keep inspiring (at least to me) who have 2 worlds.

Have a wonderful day & a blissful w/end ahead.

Hugs from D´Box,
/CC girl

domenica.60 said...

Sweet brown and the light of pink flowers: lovely table !

Sarah said...

Carolyn, this is lovely. I'm especially taken with that special teapot. Such a gorgeous shape! I too have transfer ware in several colors, but brown is what I'm most drawn to. Thanks for sharing your table. Such fun to see these pieces.

Renata said...

Hi Caroly, thank you for your lovely comment at my little corner. Beautiful pictures, I can you take my eyes off. Renata

Alessandra said...

Your tablescape is just gorgeous! Your collection of china is marvellous.

Susan said...

Lovely one and all, Carolyn. And your plants in the background look terrific. Susan

Julie said...

So beautiful, Carolyn. I only have one piece of brown transferware and a few red plates but I'd like to start collecting myself. J

Grace A. said...

LG Grace (

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Carolyn,
Mixing and matching. That is the best way. More interesting, I think.
Cherry Kay such information in the above comment about brown transferware falling out of favor. Wow. Interesting tid bit. I love it in all colors. Nancy's Daily Dish has amazing collections. I would love to have purple. My grandmother used to have a set of that.
Love the tureen your hubby gave you.

Marigene said...

What a beautiful table...very nice tureen, too.