Sunday, February 24, 2013

Collecting Red Transferware

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.

38 comments:

relevanttealeaf said...

Oh Nancy! I'm SO happy for you! What great finds! As you know, I've become very fond of red/pink transferware too, so I thoroughly enjoyed leisurely looking at all your newly acquired treasures. It sets a gorgeous table! ~ Phyllis

Ivy and Elephants said...

You hit the jackpot! All that gorgeous transfer ware for 28.00?! Fabulous!
Happy collecting!
Hugs,
Patti

Rosetta said...

Hai fatto un ottimo affare!Adesso tutti belli puliti e lucciccanti sfoggiano sulla tua bella tavola!Baci,Rosetta

janice15 said...

o my...I almost fell out my seat...I just purchase a red and white tea pot at 45 dollars and a Johnson castle tea cup and saucer for 22 dollars and a bowl and two bread plates for like 70 dollars....you got a swinging deal...made my heart joy for you and weep for me lol...I'm in love with it too...I love blue & white but recently over I'd say this past year I had been wanting some to... Great post...

The Comfort of a Safe Place said...

What a steal!! You really lucked out with those! I love 'em!

Jan ♥

Beth said...

Great buy, Nancy! Love your transferware!

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a great find! You can never have too much transferware, can you!
Ruth

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Wow. What a great deal!! Just amazing. Beautiful pieces!
Karen

Maureen said...

My mom had a whole set of that Pink Vista. She sold them and I so wish she hadn't! What a great buy.

Donna Heber said...

Hi Nancy,

Your red transferware is gorgeous! What a wonderful find - these pieces are beautiful.

Susan Boback said...

Oh, how I love those place settings and red! Looks like your snow birding time is turning up some great treasures - you'll certainly need a trailer to bring home your finds.

Sylvia said...

How Lucky are you, I have been wanting to start collecting red transfer and in my shopping haven't found any. Love it all. As a child my parents had friends in Micanopy, I can remember visiting there.

kitty said...

Oh my good ess, Nancy, I'm oohing and ahhing over here! What a lucky find. I LOVE red transferware. I only have four Johnson Bros dinner plates and four dessert plates from another company. Your setting looks beautiful.

Vintage Gal said...

The red transferware is just gorgeous. What a great find. I am your newest follower and I just realized that you live in Michigan. I am in Ontario across the Detroit River from you ~ so glad to meet you ;-)

Rosewalk Cottage said...

You are so lucky. Your transferware is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
~Clara

Unknown said...

So pretty and what a find! Just one piece there is almost worth the price you paid for it all! I love the teapot!

Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

What a TEA-riffic find! Wow! Mary and I stopped in quaint Micanopy in December.

Joy said...

Wow, what a find! All that beauty for $28 and a little dish soap! The teapot is gorgeous, too.

Terri said...

Oh you lucky girl! I am so tickled for you! There is going to be a lot of green today....ladies green with envy! lol!
You did indeed find treasures! I love both sets. I have Old British Castles. And I do love it. But I loooovoeeee the Mason pattern even more! Look at those gorgeous leaves adorning the edges of the plate! And the shape of those large gorgeous tea cups! Yay for you! I am sure you are in china heaven!
Hugs,
Terri

Lavender Cottage said...

Nancy, you made my day! I know how expensive this china is at our antique barn and recognize what a deal you got. Nice to be in the right place at the right time and I'm happy you are giving these pieces a good home.
Enjoy.
Judith

Bernideen said...

Nancy:
You get the bargain of the day award
and I am so glad you bought this and now have no regrets!!! This will be so pretty with your summer garden teas! I love it and am very happy for you!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my what a lovely collection of red transferware. Gorgeous. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Betty Stapleton said...

Beautiful, what a find. So pretty.
God bless...

sabri said...

your newest follower..love your garden setting..~Sabri~

Magnolia Cottage said...

Dear Nancy,
Your red transferware is beautiful. What a fantastic deal! I haven't come across any on my excursions yet. Fingers crossed :) Thanks for sharing. So happy for you!
hugs,
Lisa

Michelle said...

Your red transferware dishes are gorgeous! And, wow, what a great deal. I love the tea pot. Thanks for sharing, Michelle

KathyB. said...

It most certainly is good you're going home in your RV. The set of transfer ware is an amazing find. I do not own any, but find myself very interested in it. I love that you enjoy table settings, china, & teacups even while away from home. Now that's the way to really enjoy life!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I think 28 dollars would be a great price just for that wonderful teapot! I'm so glad you rescued these beautiful dishes. So lovely to see. Enjoy!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Those are beautiful!

My Pink
Your comment will be greatly appreciated.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Diane said...

Wonderful finds! I love the way you displayed them on the table with the lace tablecloth and pink tulips. Beautiful!

Babiole de Windsor said...

What a find! I am so totally jealous but happy someone who loves red transferware as much as i do at least was the rescuer :). Enjoy & congrat's on such an amazing find.

Kelly @
babioledewindsor.blogspot.com

Jann Olson said...

Oh my gosh Nancy, I am so happy for you! I think my heart would stop if I ran across a deal like this. I only have a couple pieces. Would love to find a set like that. Glad you have the tea pot to match. Perfect for tea in your garden! I did find some cute red and white toile looking dishes at a thrift last weekend. Will be showing them this week. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Love your delightful red transferware...I have a small collection and fun using with white china too! A wonderful treasure and a special find for you!!!

:) Carolyn

gailsgarden said...

What a buy! I have collected red and white for years, but have never come up with a deal like that. I am so glad that you weren't put off by the dirt! We have some prized antique cannisters which I almost passed up for the same reason. I'm glad I didn't

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh...My goodness! Just look at all your redware. I am a huge lover of red in any way, shape or form. I have oodles of blueware and would love to find a few red pieces one day.
Your garden tea party display is lovely and so inviting.
Smiles,
Carolynn

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

I adore your red and white transfer ware :) I collect the blue and white ones and unfortunately I don't have room for the red and white... lol Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

O mY!! What a beautiful collection of Red Transfer ware. i collect both red and blue and last year at Salvation army I was able to buy 10 dinner plates and tea cups and saucers for $30+. I was so excited. I have picked up most of my pieces at yard sales, flea markets and thrift shops.
Since St.Pat's Day is almost over, I will soon be putting my red and blues back into my Den Hutch....

Hugs,
Deb

Linda said...

Dear Fancy Nancy! lol
I am thrilled for you because I, too, woulda jumped outta my skin at such a find!!! I have both Mason's Vista and Johnson Brothers and just adore my collection. EnJOY!!!
Hugs,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas