Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Red & Blue Transferware


Hi everyone! I'm finished with my china cabinet! I did one shelf with red dishes and one with blue dishes. I had a few emails about the wooden plate display stands that I use. I got them years ago at Bed Bath & Beyond and at that time they came in two sizes.



This one with larger spaces in between the dividers and this one with smaller spaces. Basically you can just layer larger to smaller plates if you want to use it facing out or the same size plates if you're doing it side ways.





Here's the full shelf of red dishes with the flash on (which I really hate to use.)




This is the blue shelf. Some pictures are with the flash on because otherwise the blue looks like black transferware (I do have a few pieces of that too ~ smile).




I couldn't resist that turkey tureen - $4.99 at TJ Maxx. They have the cutest turkey and pumpkin soup tureens this year!





Here's the whole cabinet. It'll pretty much stay this way until summer except the bottom shelf which I'll remove the blue transferware and set up a shelf of Christmas decorations.



Well I think I've redone every cabinet and bookcase I have upstairs! I'm finally going to work on the mess downstairs which is our family room. That's going to be my Christmas present to my family! We have so much squeezed into that room that I don't know where to begin. I love my house but I really could use one more room! I'm trying to come up with some creative storage ideas for my craft area which is in between our exercise area and my husband's desk (just so you get an idea of all that goes on down there!) Plus it's where we watch TV! I'll show you the big mess next week!


34 comments:

Fran said...

You have some beautiful pieces of china! I must go to TJ and check out the tureens....

Kelly said...

I love the Blue! Where do you find all your pieces? Antique Malls?

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

The cabinet looks wonderful! I'm a mission to get my house back to organized too. I've got a ways to go right now, but I'm plugging along day by day.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

It looks great Manuela! I have red and blue transferware in my dining hutch. We stack them every other color (well, my husband does because he unloads the dishwasher and he is an engineer - nuff said lol)

Can't wait to see your downstairs and what you do with it!

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

OHHHH that's so pretty! I love transferware & am always on the prowl for more. You have a lovely collection and display is so nicely.

Come on by & enter my giveaway. Take care, DebraK

Shirlee said...

What an impressive collection of transferware. It's all beautiful.
I have a weakness for white tureens, love your little turkey one. How cute is that!
I really enjoy your blog, can't wait to see what you're up to next.
Have a great day! :)

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Manuela....love, love, love this ....so beautiful....I am off to tj maxx tomorrow morning.

salmagundi said...

What a feast for the eyes!! I need to go back and look closer; and I like the idea of those plate holders. Good luck on your basement - I know we will see great things when you post about it. Sally

Rosemary said...

Love that red!!!
Thanks for visiting my spooky post.
I know, there is a head there. It's so weird.
Can't wait to see your big mess.
Happy Halloween,
Rosemary

Lady Katherine said...

Your collection is wonderful. I love the dish holders. All my dishes are mostly set flat. I have 4 sets of blue, and crystal, and started my Old country roses, if not, I love the red. But hubby says too many dishes!! I only get the old country roses, because the day before we got married, my teenage brother was driving the truck, and did a spin, and out went my china. The place where I worked bought me the whole set with serving pieces. one cup and plate was all that was left.I get to collect my OCR set, with my saying its been 31 years, its time I get a china set. Love your cabinet. You have a lot in one space it makes a big impact. Its wonderful. Before you do living room come and arrange my dishes!! lol

duchess said...

Very pretty.
I just love that teapot.

glorv1 said...

Manuela, those dishes are so beautiful. I just can't understand how you find the time to do so much. You must be SUPERWOMAN, because I barely get motivated. I better get back on my vitamin b12, that might help. Very nice, thx for sharing. Take care.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Does your daughter love your collections too?
The whole display is just really gorgeous as usual Manuela!

Sue said...

Oh I love that turkey tureen from TJMaxx...how come I never find good stuff like that... I'll have to make a trip tomorrow and see what I can't live without...Your dish collection is fabulous!! I especially love the red transferware...

Storybook Woods said...

Such a beautiful collection !!!! Clarice

Susie Homemaker said...

Manuela...now what am I going to show anyone??? I have most of your red pieces too! This is getting scary! And last week, I almost bought that tureen at HomeGoods! Don't you love that stuff! You rock with the displays though...so pretty!

Blessings,
Susie

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Everything is just lovely as usual, Manuela!!!

ROXY said...

Oooh, I love the blue! It all looks great and thanks for sharing;)

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Great job on the cabinet re-do. It look GREAT.

Blessings,

Sher

diXymiss said...

It turned out very pretty, Manuela. You most certainly have a gift for grouping and staging! Lovely collection.

I spent some time this afternoon repurposing some things I already own to satisfy my decorating urges. We've been in our new home a few months now, but it still has bare spots. Hoping to find a darling cabinet or hutch like yours in my treasure hunting one of these days...

Gracie said...

I'd like to have more rooms in my house so each one of us can use a more private space just for oneself! I'm waiting for your ideas to come, so maybe I can steal one for me.

Marilyn said...

Just beautiful!

restyled home said...

Hmmm...I spy your redwork, which I am so envious of...
Everything is your home is so lovely and just creates such a warm, inviting feeling.

Happy Halloween, Manuela!

A New England Life said...

I love transferware and yours is lovely! I am especially fond of the Turkeys ; )

The cabinet looks beautiful!

Sharon

Paula said...

Dear Manuela,
I love your cabinet redo. I enjoyed seeing all your lovely transferware in this post and the previous one. I love dishes and transferware is so beautiful! You have a wonderful collection and displayed it beautifully. I love the linens hanging on the cabinet door. I love linens too! The turkey tureen is so pretty. I will have to take a look at TJ Maxx.

Have a lovely weekend!
Paula

Nancy said...

You have a wonderful collection! You also have them displayed perfectly! Nancy

Gretchen said...

Your red and blue transferware is beautiful and thanks for the tip on the turkey tureens. I might need to get one.

I'm going to see if I can make one of those plate holders. It looks like mostly dowels and I can use a drill press, so I'm going to try it. They display your plates beautifully.

Gretchen

Mimi Sue said...

Everything turned out so cute. Love it all. Mimi

bj said...

your shelves look just fantastic...what a wonderful collection of pretty things....

laurie said...

Your cabinet looks so pretty with the blue and white and the red transferware (two of my favorites). You have so many pretty pieces. I enjoyed seeing them. laurie

Chez Nous said...

What beautiful dishes! I have these wooden plate holders - I got mine at IKEA.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I've enjoyed catching up with you this morning, Manuela.

I love your transferware displays. Just gorgeous. I'm going to see if I can find a turkey tureen at Marshalls or HomeGoods. Yours is wonderful!

Have a great weekend.

Iris said...

I remember my grandma having the blue plates when I was growing up. I see them when I go into antique shops. You have them set very nice. Have a great weekend. Iris :)

ivoryspring said...

Manuela,

Love your china cabinet and dishes!!! You did a great job arranging the dishes in such an appealing manner.