Thursday, February 20, 2014

Blue & White Transferware Tablescape

                                                                        Hello everyone,
                               I hope your week is going well. Not that I am complaining but we did
                              wake up to yet another coat of fresh snow over night. With no wind to
                             blow it around, the trees are laden with lots of snow(pretty) but sadly
                             so is our roof and balcony so I am afraid that is more shoveling unless
                             we get a good wind tonight.
                             Anyway, indoors all is cozy and warm and for a change I am using
                            my blue and white transferware dishes in our kitchen/dining room.

                       As usual, I am using a mix of different patterns ~ some of you may recognize my
                      Spode teacups.
                                            Love this old pitcher with the sweet little roses.

                                Love this soup tureen from an auction sale several years ago with a
                                platter from a yard sale under it.

                                   Some of the china is new like this Skye McGhie Rhapsody plate and
                                  tea cup.

                                               Some are old like this transferware plate.

                                       The tea pot is also Skye McGhie but Rose Brocade.
                                     I love this little teapot with the tea cup underneath..I found this at a
                                    little shop in Mahone Bay a few years ago.I also have one in red and
                                   white. I know.......I am a tea pot addict(I won't mention a dish addict)!
                                       My  treasure from the 70 mile yard sale 2 years ago.

                                           The pitcher was another 70 mile yard sale treasure.

              So, I am all set for my company tomorrow ~ hope they like blue and
                        white as much as I do!

                       I am joining Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.

and My Romantic Home for Show & Tell

                                           Thank you so much for visiting!



kims bliss said...

From one winter weary blue and white collector to another.... beautiful. Thank you!

Janice said...

The blue and white is so pretty Carolyn. You make it hard to pick a favorite but blue is my favorite color.
Take care

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Hi, Carolyn. So fresh and beautiful, as all your 'scapes are! :) Some of your pieces are absolutely beautiful! ~Zuni

Brenda Pruitt said...

Oh Carolyn, it is all so lovely!

Schotzy said...

There is nothing more fun for me than to collect a piece of this and that to add to my blue and white, red and white, black and white transferware!!!!! Your's is fabulous!!!!


Totally gorgeous Carolyn, actually swoonnnn!!!! Your White and blue transferware is to die for, each piece is beautiful! I love, love this table!

Kathryn Bechen said...

What a lovely table; your blog is like a vacation!

Rosie M. said...

Yowza!! What a magnificent collection you have!! There is nothing more special than blue and white china and you are so fortunate to have such exquisite pieces. Thank you for sharing! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

Unknown said...

I so look forward to your posts. I can get lost in your photos.
Such a beautiful table, I luv the way always mix your patterns. I have never been so bold. I always mix my transferware with solid white pieces... now I am inspired!
Hugs, Gee9

MagdalenaK said...

Pięknie i z wielkim smakiem :)

Unknown said...

Hello Carolyn,
it's a very good idea to collect
old china.
Your mix and match is beautiful.
Greetings from germany, Olga

Unknown said...

I love this table set up in blue and white. I made a cobalt blue and white table yesterday and went to load the pics on my computer and my cable line that feeds the wire to camera to computer broke off. I had to order a new cable from Amazon and will have to wait till it comes to load my blue and white table.

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

A gorgeous tablescape!You have a lovely collection of dishes.

Linda said...

My faves are the tea-for-one teapot and cup and the footed covered dish you got at the yard sale a couple years ago. Lucky company. Lucky you.
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Lillys Quilt said...

So beautiful

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Carolyn,
Blue and white always warms the heart and never goes out of style. Your collection and presentation is absolutely gorgeous.
Best, Ruthie

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a lovely tablescape, Carolyn! The blue looks so pretty with the white roses. You got some wonderful pieces at the Yard Sale. And yes, we do have the same soup tureen. Have a wonderful day and weekend.



Olá Carolyn,

Tudo muito encantador, os bules são maravilhosos, uma bela mesa de jantar. Tenho acompanhado seu blog e apavorada com tanta neve, chega a doer os ossos só em pensar. Ao contrário nosso verão está intenso, com temperaturas de 40º com sensação térmica de 45º, na última semana melhorou um pouco.
Hoje estou me preparando para o aniversário de nosso filho mais novo, Pedro, 15 anos. Estaremos comemorando em família.
Fique bem.


Curtains in My Tree said...

I have loved blue & white transferware dishes since I first noticed them at age 14 then when I was 21 I started collecting and haven't stopped.
Yours are all delicious and beautiful. I do love the tea pot with the little cup under it

Rhondi said...

Hi Carolyn What a treat it must be to sit at your table for tea or a meal. Of course you know I love everything about this tablescape today :) I have the same linen napkins as the ones you have here. Always a joy to visit you in your beautiful home. Rhondi xo

Doranma said...

Beautiful and fresh colors :)

Sarah said...

Carolyn, I can't imagine anyone not liking blue and white! This table is full of beauty. Love the various tea pots. I think there are a large number of us in the addiction category. Where do you get all your lovely flowers in the dead of winter?

The Tablescaper said...


Your mix of blue and white is just lovely. I'd love to have you share it at Seasonal Sundays.

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Erin said...

Beautiful! I love your posts and study them closely as they are always filled with such beauty! I love the blue and white as my grandmother had a full set of similar china.

Cathy said...

Oh, I have so many things on my wish list and blue is one of them. Really like the mixing of the different patterns. We need all the cheery things we can get with the weather making it so gloomy! We are to have another cold spell coming tomorrow so think I will play with my dishes.

Cathy's Cupboard Calamity<:)

Parsimonious Décor Darling said...

Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful! I love it all! Thank you for sharing!

Katy Noelle said...

Oh, goodness golly, Carolyn!!! Your blue table is just gobsmackingly pretty!!

Unknown said...

Just loving your table setting; blue and white a firm favourite of mine.

PEI Michael said...

Hi, I was wondering if you have any posts where you identify the patterns of particular dishes? I've searched and searched every "blue dishes" or "blue transferware" or "blue and white china" possible, and yet I still can't seem to find the level of NICE in your photos. I have identified maybe 3 pieces (by luck) but there is so much I'd love to look up if possible.