I can't even remember when my obsession with brown transferware started. But it was sometime in the last ten years. I can't imagine what the cupboards would look like if I had gotten started earlier. Seriously.
But I am especially drawn to these loosely rendered florals, and so I will probably narrow my focus. When I am tempted to conclude that brown transferware is only a cozy cold weather thing, I find a maker's mark with a pattern called "Spring." So there you go!
I'm in love with the maker's marks too.
It's an overcast afternoon, so I am taking these shots from my living room armchair. You already know about the blogger's life so this will not especially surprise you. But I kind of keep it from the neighbors. . . .
The regulars around here have learned to nudge things over on the table or a chair when they need to. Sometimes I even forget that I have left things in the yard! (It's probably an age thing.)
All of these lovelies came to me in just the last week or so.
This one is an orphan salad sized plate with sweet details.
And a sweet price. (I knew you would be squinting to see that!)
This set of four came at a good price from my friend Karla of Red House Antiques, a fellow collector. Only one had this swallow design which clinched the deal for me. It reminds me of an illustration you might find in an old fairytale book. Enchanting.
I love the stories that all old transferware has to tell.
The other three in the set with the same pattern name "Sylvan" have this design.
I am also pleased with this new shop card that I designed from the Avery website this week. (You may recognize the photo from a recent post.) My printing equipment is down and so I had them do these up for me, but you can design and print your own right from the website. (I wish I was being compensated for this plug.) I had them done postcard size which makes them a bit more memorable. And they were delivered free with a minimum, and fast!
I hope it's a great weekend for you!
A good time to find something wonderful.
So glad that you stopped by!