Thursday, December 12, 2013

Romantic Brown & White Transferware Tablescape

                                                                     Hello everyone,
                   I hope you are enjoying your week and getting into the Christmas spirit.
                                        I have the table all set for you in my mismatched brown & white
                                        transferware and added some holiday touches.

                                                  Cute little pinecone candles add a nice touch.

                              Most of my transferware came from local thrift shops but the soup tureen
                             came from an antique barn in Maine a few years ago.

             This teapot is 'Brown Botanical" by Skye McGhie and I have not seen one around here since ~
             I am often asked about it when I share it.

                                The tree is an old artificial one which works good in the kitchen where
                                a wood pellet stove keeps it too warm for a real one. I am hoping to get a
                                real one up soon in our library.

                                                      Santa popped in to check things out!

                                                     Now, it is time for a nice cup of spice tea.

If you would like to see where I display my brown and white transferware click here.

               Thank you for stopping by on this crisp sunny day. I have heard talk of a nor'easter
                         headed our way for Sunday bringing a good supply of snow!

                         I am joining Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
                          and Common Ground for Be Inspired
                         and My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.

                                                                                                    Take care,




Kelli said...

What a gorgeous and inspiring table setting. I love the colours you've used; the soup terrine and tea pot are gorgeous and the little pine cone candles are perfect. Have a great holiday!


Your White and Brown transferware is to die for! The entire tablescape is stunning. love the cute pine cone candles in each place setting. Merry C'mas.

Deanna said...

Dear Carolyn,
The Brown and White is a hit with me. I love it!
You have set a charming table.
Christmas Blessings to you and may December be a warm hearted month for you,

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

You've set a nice table with your brown and white transferware. I recently found a purple TW plate but there won't be any collection happening.
It's always nice to see so many place settings for your large family.
I enjoyed the Christmas book Carolyn, well put together.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It's a beautiful setting, Carolyn! It looks so comfy and cozy in this room, too. Some place that would invite lingering over conversation and something warm to drink.

Yes, we are supposed to get more snow coming Friday night and into Saturday. That means a run to the grocery store tomorrow morning to stock up on the necessities.

White Lace and Promises said...

What a beautiful table. The brown tranferware is simply elegant among the rustic of the pine cones and the evergreen and berries in the pitcher. Just breath-taking! Thanks for sharing.


Cozy Little House said...

What a gorgeous set of brown transfer ware you have, Carolyn! A few months ago I found one platter at an estate sale for $15. It is the only piece I have, but I cherish it.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Absolutely BREATHTAKING room and tablescape - so beautiful!!!!

Deborah said...

Love, love your table with your brown transferware and pine cone candles. This inspires me to see what I can do with my red transferware collection for my Christmas dinner table. I never thought of using chargers with my TW plates, but yours look so elegant. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.

Bernideen said...

Truly a beautiful table Carolyn - very restful colors and so lovely!

Sarah said...

Carolyn, this is a treat indeed! Brown and white transferware is a favorite for me. I don't have but a small collection, but certainly enjoy the pieces I do have. The teapot and the tureen are very special. Thank you for sharing this lovely holiday table. ~ Sarah

Pamela Gordon said...

Such a beautiful table! I love the neutral brown and white for this table. The little pinecone candles are sweet and that teapot is really gorgeous.

Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design said...

Your transferware is gorgeous so is your tablescape. Pinning!
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your table is gorgeous, Carolyn. I love the brown and cream. Love the tree in the window. I'm one of those who always comments on your teapot. It is so very pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Christmas blessings,

Maple said...

My how beautiful.My mouth waters when you mention spiced tea. It's like I'm sitting in your kitchen having a scone and tea. Glad to got to Quebec City

Sharlotte said...

This is such a calming table, it's beautiful! I love that it's monochromatic, very soothing.

Debra Oliver said...

what a gorgeous table. Your brown and white transferware with those little pinecone candles, so beautiful!

Cihan'in Bahcesi said...

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sweet violets said...

What a beautiful collection you have, and displayed so nicely!!! I esp. love the soup bowls, nice size!!!

Laura Madalene said...

Every picture have some new design and it looks perfect in your post. I have already visited many site but this site is top of them. From now i am a regular visitor on your blog. Interior design ideas

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your teapot is lovely. Do you remember my friend Sandra? Well, she contributed a teapot from her giftshop just like yours for an animal welfare fundraiser I was organizing some years ago! I've always loved it. Glad to know you've gotten another pellet stove in your kitchen. Your table is heartwarming to see.
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

podso said...

This is so pretty with a neutral tone. Cute pinecone candles bring it all together!


Hi Carolyn,
Everything looks so beautiful! Merry Christmas xoxo

SoSo said...

Une table magnifiquement décorée pour un délicieux Noël !

Crystal Grandeur said...

Stunning...Wow absolutely gorgeous setting.Love everything about the table.The Christmas tree stands beautifully behind.Have a great season...:):)

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

I wish I could pop over! If only to see your beautiful collection of china. The table looks very pretty. It must be a delight to have breakfast, lunch or dinner with you!

Happy weekend!

Madelief x

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Katie Mansfield said...

I love brown transferware for Christmas. Pinecones are perfect with it.
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Monica said...

Absolutely magnificent, Carolyn! It's always such a delight when I visit here! I wish I had more time for blogs, but looked like I no longer find it. You're on my list of favorites, though :)
I love brown transferware, I've been hunting for it for so many years, and finally last Autumn, when Jillayne of A Fine Seam was here in the Cotswolds, I was so lucky to find some pieces (with pheasants) while shopping with her! I hope to add some to my collection in the future, your tablescape is just my kind of setting.
Your home is a Christmas wonderland...

Karen said...

Your Transferware is beautiful and so is your table.

Mrs. B. said...

So lovely. I hopped over here from Lady Lydia's blog. PEI is so lovely. We took a family trip there many years ago when we lived in FL. I hope that we will make it back. (We have since added 3 more children who need to see lovely PEI.) :O)

Bella said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your table looks wonderful in the softly colored dishes... The pinecone candles are so cute too! Beautiful photos!

All The Pretty Dishes said...

Your tablescape looks so pretty especially with the tree in the background.

Cindy said...

You have set a beautiful table with the brown transfer ware. I love the way you've set the table, its really gorgeous!

Victoria said...

So Beautiful! Your blog is an oasis for me! What is the name of the pattern of the soup plates that are at each place? They are especially lovely!
Christmas Blessings!

One Shabby Old House said...

Beautiful table!

Lulu said...

This is my kind of table, warm and friendly, not overdone. I have on my wish list brown and white transferware.

Swede said...

Carolyn, this is truly beautiful. Love that you use brown at the holidays.