Hello everyone. I hope you had a wonderful week!
Today I thought I'd share a exciting story of how I found some red transferware dishes while being a snow bird here in Florida. I fell in love with this pattern after seeing so many lovely blogs featuring their transferware. I have a few pieces at home and did a post last May titled "Tea by the Pond" using what I had.
A few weeks ago we went to Micanopy, Fl. The tiny town is filled with antiques and little shops. I walked into one of these stores and there in the middle of the store was a table with this transferware all spread out. Boy, did my heart go pitapat! The dishes were so grimy I thought they were all in poor condition. I almost walked away, but I could almost hear them saying "please take me home and make me beautiful again"! When the cashier said the price was $28.00 I could hardly believe it! He told me they were stored in a cardboard box in someone's barn and I would need to soak them in bleach to get the stains out. Well, as soon as I got back to our RV I washed them in dish detergent and they came out almost perfect!
I've been looking for a red transferware teapot at a reasonable price for about a year and was so pleased to find this one marked Windsor, England and a teacup with saucer marked Homer Laughlin, Historical America, in a different antique mall.
Many of the dishes are the Mason Vista, England pattern.
And Johnson Brother's Old Britain Castles.
I couldn't wait to use them so I set a table for two using the Mason transferware.
Well, finding these dishes sure made my day! It's a good thing we will be going home in a RV, to hold all my treasures!
Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful week!
I'll be joining the following parties this week: Friends Sharing Tea, Teatime Tuesday, Teacup Tuesday, Tuesday Cuppa Tea, A Return to Loveliness, Tabletop Tuesday, Share Your Cup Thursday, Simple and Sweet Fridays, Home Sweet Home, Show and Tell Friday, and Pink Saturday.