Tuesday, July 26, 2011
This is the strangest thing- I compiled two previous posts about my blue and white collection to publish this today. Some crazy glitch happened in Live Writer and it didn’t originally post with today’s date. Instead, since one of these posts was from January, Writer over-rode the original post for that day and published this! So I went into Blogger to change it there. When I played with the post there, it ended up posting with today’s date but didn’t update in Google Reader!! And then Blogger went and changed my font size and I can’t change it back! aagghh…. Oh well- The post from that date is in here and that’s all that counts, I guess. Weird!!!
Some of you have already seen my collection of blue and white transferware and stoneware, but I wanted to share this compilation of two of my previous posts at Privet and Holly, where Suzanne is hosting a Collection Show and Tell Party. I hope that those of you who have seen them aren’t too bored and I certainly hope that anyone who is new to Sullivan and Murphy will let me know what you think of my burgeoning collection.
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Although my collection is not large, by any means, I love how it adds a touch of warmth to the black hutch in my kitchen. Normally, the hutch is always filled with some of the everyday white dishes and the occasional pop of seasonal color. Since I’ve begun to collect blue and white plates, I thought adding them to the traditional white decor would be a nice change. This is what the kitchen hutch looks like when dressed in blue and white.
Now, I know I don’t have much of a collection of blue/white, but it’s a start. Most of the blue and white plates I have were found at yard sales, as were most of the white accessory pieces.
I bought this platter at an antique mall in Lebanon, Ohio last year. What drew me to it was the thatched roof on the cottage on the right.
This delicately decorated porcelain plate was one of two that I found at a garage sale for a dollar. That’s both of them for a dollar!
Nothing fancy, just a simple floral and leaf pattern.
When I found this reticulated plate at a yard sale, it had a blue ribbon running through the cutwork around the edge. Bit that was a bit too frou-frou for me, so I took it out.
The bowl was a twenty-five cent find. Who wouldn’t buy it for that great price?
This is another large platter that I found while yard sale-sale-ing.
I layered this faded blue plate in front of a white platter. Although it is crazed, its pattern is just so sweet.
And since the theme is blue AND white, thought I’d show you some of the whites….
The French Hen Farm sale back in December yielded this little butter dish. I believe I paid $4 for it. I think it coordinates well the hobnail sugar and creamer below.
Both of these hobnail design pieces cost me a dollar apiece last spring.
Some of you may remember seeing this tureen. I really like the crackled finish on it, as well as the double lion heads on the handle.
I found this small tureen and plate at an estate sale a few years ago.
I like the pin dot details on this creamer. It came from the same sale where I found the hobnail pieces.
Another classic small white pitcher.
I’ve recently added three more pieces to the blue transferware collection I have in my kitchen hutch. The large blue plate and the two identical small plates on either side of it were purchased from Cindy, a fellow Ohio blogger.
I like the large floral pattern on this dinner plate. Lots of flowing vines… There is one small residual area of staining on the plate that I’m going to soak with hydrogen peroxide, then bake the plate in a low temperature oven. That added baking step always seems to remove the final bits of darkness in the stoneware. I paid $10.00 for this beauty.
The two small plates have a pretty lip around the edge and are more delicate in their design than the larger plate. The two plates were $6.00 apiece.
Cindy pointed out this small $5.00 pitcher to me at the same booth where she bought some brown transferware at Scott’s Antique Market. Its color is much more subdued than the blues in the other pieces. I’ve displayed it with my other white pitcher collection on the small shelves on either side of the cabinets by the sink.
The piece has some small hairline cracks in it, but I liked it all the same. I had some breakage when I was cleaning it up and a small chunk actually broke off, but a little dab of Gorilla instant glue made it look whole in no time flat.
Hope you enjoyed seeing this for the first time, or even once again. I’m always on the look-out for blue/whites, and when I find them, I do a little happy dance!
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