Monday, February 17, 2014

Blue & White Transferware Cupboard

                                                                   Hello everyone,

                              On this bright winter day I thought I would share the change I made in
                             the display of china in the cupboard in our library/dining room.
                               As many of you know, I have a pretty good collection of red and white
                               transferware but I have to admit I find all the different patterns and
                               colors hard to resist.
                                    At Christmas time I had my Friendly Village collection in here
                                    but a few weeks ago I was in the mood for a change and so
                                    that set went inside the cupboard and out came my blue and
                                     white transferware that I have collected over time and
                                     usually one piece at a time.

                          This large soup tureen came home from a trip to England a few years
                          ago in my carry on bag.
                                     The teapot was my Mom's along with a few other pieces.

                                    The windmill cream and sugar on the left were also my Mom's.
                                    They are made by Delft in the Netherlands where my Mom
                                    lived until moving to Canada as a young war bride.
     This is Islander Day here ~ a nice break in the middle of winter for many and we have been
                all plowed out after another winter storm on Sunday. I heard rumors of another storm
                headed our way for Wednesday.
                     I also have another small cupboard of blue and white china but I will share that
                     another day ~ maybe a tablescape.

                                                     Thank you for visiting!



Marille said...

Wow !!! I'm charmed. I love such porcelain. It is beautiful :)))
Greetings from Poland

Nette Cecilia said...

My eys only see blue so this is ,Me like ,Nette

Kalina said...

My colors, beautiful, i love this :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You have such a beautiful collection, Carolyn! It is nice to see what you can acquire over time.

ohiofarmgirl said...

It is so very pretty! Dianntha

Ruth Weston said...

Absolutely beautiful Carolyn! I love it! One can never have enough blue and white!

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

I collect blue and white as well, love it all!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your blue and white is lovely, Carolyn. I love your mother's teapot; what a treasure! The little Dutch shoes are cute too. A few folks have shared blue and white today, including me. Have a beautiful day.


Alicia said...


Egretta Wells blog said...

A beautiful display, Carolyn. I especially like your mother's tea pot..I'm sure there are lovely memories to go with it. Have a great week, Egretta

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful collection of blue and white dishes…love you winter tour post Carolyn.

Hope everything is clear from the last dump of snow. We have had a break in but more expected on Wed.

Take care

Deb said...

That is so, so pretty. Deb

Aszka9 said...


Daniela said...

I love blue and white transferware, among all they're the colours I do prefer !!
And your cupboard is really a dream Carolyn !!
Heartily thanks for sharing this all with us <3


Olá Carolyn,

Obrigada pelo comentário, fico muito feliz que tenha gostado. Os tecidos que comprei aí na Ilha, com as estampas de Anne são lindos e únicos. Suas porcelenas são belíssimas.

Fique bem.


Bernideen said...

Sure looks lovely and fresh!

Sarah said...

Carolyn, this is such a pretty sight! Like you, I find all the colors and patterns difficult to resist. That said, my collection is mostly brown and white and blue and white. Someday I will start a group of red and white.
How special that you have the pieces that once belonged to your mom. My favorite blue and white pieces are the child's tea set in Blue Willow that had belonged to my mom.
Stay warm with these upcoming storms.

Dora, the Quilter said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Just looking at blue and white pieces can keep me happy for hours! You have some wonderful pieces in your collection. (You already know that, of course.)

Laura said...

Beautiful!!! I absolutely adore all of the porcelain, tea sets, plates, sups, etc...that you have on your blog, such a unique taste of decoration

Susan said...

Love,love, love it, Carolyn. Fabulous collection. Susan

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lisa verrastro said...

adoro la tua collezione, lo faccio anch'io ..sono i miei piatti preferiti..rossi e bianchi e blu..complimenti per le tue foto,la tua meravigliosa casa e giardino ,mi fai sognare
bacio Lisa

Najbarwniej said...

Gorgeous :)))))))

All the best,
Asia from

Janneke said...

Your blue and white transferware is just gorgeous. You have so many beautiful pieces. The crochet cabinet edges are very pretty too.

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn,
That soup tureen is exquisite. You are fortunate to have your mom's cream and sugar. The blue is pretty.
We didn't have the holiday, one of the few provinces.
Happy Islander Day albeit belated and Happy President's Day, again belated, to all ourAmerican Friends.
Wishing you a beautiful day,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Rasa S said...

My favorite colors.

podso said...

I always love to see your blue and white!