Monday, March 2, 2009

Red Transferware Soup Tureen


We were at Goodwill in another town on Saturday and they had absolutely nothing but they're right next door to my favorite store The Classy Flea. So I thought I'd pop in while my husband and daughter were looking for books. I didn't intend on buying anything - just went to look. So I walk around and see lots of yummy things and am kicking myself for not taking my camera when what do I see -



Yes! A red transferware soup tureen!! I looked at the tag and it said As Is $14!!
Honestly, I looked at that tag a few times - it couldn't be right? I didn't have my reading glasses on me and the writing was really small (wish I had my camera so you could all see). So I'm thinking is it really $14? It looks like it says $14. So I go up to the register....I'm holding my breath...ready to say "I've changed my mind" because I think they're going to tell me it was $74 or $114. I was sure I misread the tag. It was....



Yes, $14.84 with tax!! I told her they made my day. I've been wanting a transferware soup tureen but they're out of my price range on ebay. This one even has a lid and undertray, no soup spoon though. Why was it so inexpensive?



Because it has this crack! Like I care!! So I had to re-arrange my china cabinet to make room for my new treasure.




I love you my pretty!



That is the only piece of antique transferware I have. All the rest have been found at thriftstores, TJ Maxx, ebay and my dear friend Linda sent me some.



I decided to hang my cups that I just found at Goodwill. Oh, I better wipe the .35 off the bottoms!






Soon it'll be time to redo this cabinet and put away that middle shelf of dishes. Those are my fall/winter Johnson Brother Friendly Village and other brown transferware. I think a shelf of white would look pretty. Then it'll be red, white and blue!


I'm glad to be back and I have lots I want to share with you. I want to thank Lyn for the excellent post she wrote for Saturday. She'll be back this weekend for part 2. I'll be back Wednesday and I'll show you where I store all my decorating "stuff". Now I must show you my obligatory snow pictures! I'm sure all the Southern Bloggers have put pictures up either yesterday when we had our event or today. It was fun, we loved having huge snowflakes yesterday and today it's mostly gone! Another great thing about living in Georgia!





62 comments:

Rhonda in OK said...

I think this tureen was just meant to live with all its other Transferware cousins in your pretty home.
I am sure it will happy now.

what a great deal!

Gardner Family said...

Yeah for your new find. What a deal. I love your arrangement, it is beautiful. I love your site, you are very inspiring!

Amy said...

It is beautiful! I love how you have all of your Transferware displayed. I have been wanting to start collecting it. I think I will now since you are the inspiration. Thanks!

Betsy said...

That soup tureen has your name all over it! It looks so happy in it's new home!

hip chick said...

Oh I just love it when that stuff happens.

Stacey said...

Manuela, that tureen is beautiful! Your whole collection is breath taking. I have lots of the red and white...but I haven't grouped it as well as you have. I'm going to have to show my hubby your painted china cabinet. I've been trying to convince him to let me paint mine but he doesn't have the vision!

Terri and Bob said...

The tureen is gorgeous and you were so lucky to find it! It looks great as a planter, too!

Heather said...

what a great find! it's awesome. i love all your dishes in the cabinet. very cool! i just bought myself a teacup and sauce at Ross last week that is red transferware! My first one! I'm waiting to show it on one of my teacup Tuesday posts!

june@craftyniche said...

Great deal on the tureen! How fun to see snow!!

A New England Life said...

$14???? Oh my gosh! I would have walked out of the store holding this tureen like it were my first born!

I'm always looking for bargains on transferware but they're hard to find. Your latest purchase gives me hope : )

mishebe said...

Wow, what a Great score. I love your collection and i love the beautiful cabinet where you put the pretties in. mishelle

Margaret's Ramblings said...

Yes I'm sure this tureen was just sitting there waiting for you to take it home. Lovely winter pics, Margaret

jenjen said...

Yeah Manuela! What a find and it fits in perfectly with your collection.

Woo hoo!

Jen

Christina said...

Wow, my breath caught just reading about your fantastic deal. What an exciting find.

Your cabinet display is just beautiful.

philben5 said...

Oh so many pretties!! I am a faithful follower of yours and when I go to my dashboard and see "the pleasures of homemaking" has updated, I can't wait to click and see what you've been up to.
Blessings
Roxanne

Mrs. Rabe said...

Oh, I adore Red Transferware. The tureen looks like the Johnson Bros. Old British Castles pattern. We have begun collecting that for my daughter's hope chest!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

What a great find, Manuela!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great find. Don't you love things like that to happen. Thanks for visiting. Yes, when it first started snowing early Sat. afternoon, the flakes were huge at first then got smaller. Now they say we will be in the low 70's by Thurs. & Fri.:)
Glenda

Karen said...

OH MY GOODNESS! You scored! It's times like that that makes me think of the IKEA commercial with the lady yelling "START THE CAR - START THE CAR!"
:) Good job!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It's beautiful, Manuela! Fits right in with your collection!

southerninspiration said...

I gasped when I saw it and the receipt! Oh, my word, girl. Then for a split second, I amusingly thought you might be giving it away since you already had so many...heeehheeee.......

It's gorgeous!
Suzanne

Melanie said...

That's such a great find! Your cabinet full of transferware is gorgeous!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I am very envious! I have a red transferware tureen, but it is new and the white is really a grey color. I bought it on ebay, thinking I had gotten a wonderful buy....under it came in the mail. Live and learn.

I love your snow pics...it is fun to have a little snow when we are not too used to it!
Hugs,
Penny

Rosie's Whimsy said...

yay! What a great find! It is so pretty and really looks wonderful on your "red" shelf. ((hugs)) Rosie

salmagundi said...

Oh! I'm so jealous. For six months, I have had my eye on a brown and white transferware tureen for $38 at a local antique store. I just can't make myself buy it, even though that is probably a good price. But, $14 - wow!! Lucky you. Sally

Lyn said...

What a lovely soup tureen and I love your attitude that it doesn't matter that it has a small crack. It looks lovely in your collection!

The snow looks so pretty, especially on the angel. We had about a foot of snow today and I don't think it'll be gone quite as quickly. I loved seeing your pictures.

Lady Katherine said...

I am so so happy for you! The tureen is so pretty! I have not seen this china cabinet! I love it! My daughter has on she fusses about, I bought her years ago, I may go steal it. lol Yours is lovely!

Susan said...

I love your Transferware! I believe I need to start collecting it!

Stacy said...

Oh wow i love your collection! I can't WAIT to find my very own china cabnet someday =) Right now I have a love of pitchers. I only have 2! he he =D Some day, ;) Some day ;)

Dawn Gahan said...

The collection is lovely!!!! SCORE on the find of the tureen. These found treasures make my heart race. As good as any shopping spree on Fifth Avenue.

Dawn

P.S. Wasn't the snow lovely falling? It's a shame it wasn't nearly as pretty once it landed. But we got a school snow day out of it!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

That tureen is beautiful, and it looks so pretty with all of your other red transferware. I love the way you have that cabinet arranged. It looks so charming. laurie

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Wow-eee - you hit it this time. I can't believe the wonderful price you got that tureen for. I love it!! Lucky you!

Blessings,

Sher

linda said...

I'm in love with your tureen! How lucky can one girl be!?! I think they made your month!

Gracie said...

That was surely a great bargain! And I like it, it suits perfectly among your red collection.

Debra said...

Dyou just love when things like that happen. Congradulations on your find! Love the cabinet of transferware. Yeah, red, White, and Blue for the Summer!

As for the snow. That is just a mere "dusting" as we say her in the North. Now here 12" is snow. Yeah, I realize the novelty of it in the south, like flowers appearing in early May here.

Vee said...

Wowser! What a find!

The way that you do your hutch is so intriguing to me with the layers of different colors. I'd never have thought to do anything like that, but it is so pleasing.

Deb said...

Hi Manuela! Your tureen is beautiful I'm go glad you found it. It's always great to find something that you truly love. It's like it was waiting there just for you and you had the perfect place for it. Deb

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Oh that is so funny..... while I was shopping at First Monday I saw the SAME soup Tureen..... and I wanted to buy it for you so bad but it was $45 so I did not..... and you got it for $14...... yippeee..... it is perfect for you and looks great.... speaking of dishes ...I have a fun award for you....
HUgs dear friend
Linda

Angie said...

I am so jealous of all your beautiful transferware! I need to start getting pieces when I see them!

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Manuela....what a great find...congrats....and your collection is lovely......sigh....

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

I think it's beautiful, and fits right in at your home! I'm so glad you found it, and for such a fantastic price! :)

Your cupboard is gorgeous, as are all the pictures of your home! It has such a warm, sunny feel to it! :)

Betty said...

Manuela,
How blessed you were! I have a collection and red and white dishes along with a plethora of others...I would appreciate finding a tureen like yours...

I posted today on our den remodel when you have time to drop by...

We had a few snow flurries but nothing like Atlanta. We were there Thursday through Saturday and enjoyed the rain....Betty

Barb said...

Manuela, it is absolutely divine!!!!!!!!!!!!

Barb

diXymiss said...

What an eXcellent find! It looks right at home in your beautiful hutch. I was browsing in TJMaXX this week and spied a pretty red transferware plate, which immediately made me think of YOU! ;-)

bj said...

Well, dear one, I am just about to have a runaway over that beautiful tureen. It is just fabulous and I am having a hissy fit to start collecting red transferware...I have the blue and white, daughter has the Johnson Bros. brown and white but we have no RED....
Your collection is just beautiful.
xo bj

Kathleen Grace said...

I'm just green with envy Manuela! I wouldn't care if it was cracked either! What a beautiful display piece. I can't wait til I have time to do a little thrifting again:>)

Sue said...

Oh Manuela...it is just beautiful..and such a bargain...like you said who cares that it has a crack..It's wonderful...FYI the Cobb Library booksale is this fri/sat/sun at Jimm Miller park off Powder Springs Rd. all books $1....

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, what a great find! You have the best collection of transferware. I just love that red & wish I had more room to display more collections. Wasn't the snow fun for a day?

Susie Homemaker said...

What an awsome find! I absolutely love it...the crack wouldn't bother me either...happy for you...truly!

Blessings,
Susie

mrsjones6 said...

Lucky You! What a great find! You have a fabulous transferware collection. I love your 'red, white, and blue" idea for your cabinet. It'll be just perfect for spring and summer.
I can't believe all of the snow went south of us. We had about and hour of flurries that didn't stick at all, not even on the steps. I am looking forward to the 70 degree temps that are supposed to greet us this weekend. I'll bet you are excited as well!
Enjoy your week,
Jennifer

juls4real said...

What a find. That tureen looks just perfect with your collection. I know you were just thrilled when you saw it. But .35 for a cup. You are good....

Juls

supplyboutique said...

Hi, I saw the tureen on Saturday and did not even think about looking at the price... You beat me to it - hahahah.

Any how I love the Classy Flea, I believe it is the reason why I relocated to Marietta - or is it?

I love your blog and I hope you enjoy your tureen I am just getting settled in and going with alot of red and black toile... Lets not forget Roosters...
2 Weeks ago I bout a cute table and four chairs - the week before that I found a round oak table with gorgeous legs - like lions....

Love your blog,
MImi

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Good job there! I love it...I want it :)

Rambling Girl said...

Love your tureen...I bought one this past fall for 20.00 at the Old Clarksville Mill in Clarkesville so I was pretty happy. I would love to start looking for red transferware also...I have the brown one that my mom gave me this fall...I love it and used it for Thanksgiving.

Laurapdq said...

Oh, I love your red transferware collection! That was an excellent find. For a long time I had been wanting a nice platter and I found a Johnson Bros. Friendly Village platter (the ex.large one) for $3. It is great when you find an incredible deal. You have a nice blog, I'll have to bookmark it. Check mine out if you get a chance.
Laurapdqsa.blogspot.com

Mary said...

....and I only found a white one last week - OK though because I collect white/cream ones and now have 8 (see it on today's post). I keep saying I'll have that soup supper party - you know, 3 or 4 homemade soups with crusty breads, perhaps a couple of nice French cheeses, and a big 'ole English sherry-laced trifle for dessert - I'll invite you!!!!

Hugs - it's warming up again but still ice on my back deck.

Storybook Woods said...

$15.00, $15.00 I just can not stand it and am not I sure I can come ot your blog any more. I am living is the wrong state. Wonderful find xoxoxox Clarice

Glenn from A Classy Flea said...

What a great post by another faithful shopper! It's heartwarming to all of the dealers at A Classy Flea to see the kind words all over the blogs.

Deanies space said...

I JUST WENT TO AN AUCTION AND BOUGHT A SOUP TUREEN JUST LIKE YOURS. DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT? WHO MADE IT OR WHEN IT WAS MADE? IS THERE ANY MAKERS MARK ON IT? BLESSINGS, DEANIE

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Deanie,

I'm assuming you will check back here as you didn't give me an email addy. It says Made in Japan.

Manuela

cheekylola said...

I just stumbled on your blog & was very surprised to see your receipt from A Classy Flea! I LOVE that place! I live out in Paulding but used to work for the MDJ & would go to the classy flea every week just to look around! xo

Queen of the Nook said...

Whoopee! I found your blog again after an accidental link brought me here...then Hubs was checking football scores and I lost you. But then I remembered to google bottle brush, nesting and transferware. And here you are again. Love your blog! Very inspiring. What a find too. I found a Quaker Lace table cloth at a a little shop near my home in California for seven dollars! It had one little yellow stain near the center, so easily covered.