Friday, November 19, 2010

An Autumn China Cabinet

BrownTransferware
I think it may finally be fall in Atlanta (although I saw someone at Kroger today with flip flops on)! The beautiful fall foliage inspired me to bring out my brown transferware and I spent a pleasant afternoon re-arranging my living room china cabinet.

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The bad thing about living in a small space is that you never have enough room to have everything out at once. The good thing about living in a small space is that you never have enough room to have everything out at once! So I rotate a lot of my collections.

Tureen
It’s always like get new stuff when you take something out that’s been stored away!

appleblossom
Like I said before I don’t need anymore dishes but I just love the Harvest Time pattern (the sugar bowl with the pinecones) and look forward to collecting it over the next few years.

Whitetureen
Some of the patterns are my favorite Johnson Brothers.

creamers
turkey
But there’s also Spode, Myott, and Royal Staffordshire.

aulait
I made this Thanksgiving picture using a graphic from the The Graphics Fairy.

turkeyprint
I saved it to Paint and printed it on cardstock but regular printer paper would be fine also. I repurposed a frame I already had and added some brown silk ribbon.

cups
I have a set of Johnson Brother’s Friendly Village that I always use for Thanksgiving and Christmas that aren’t shown. I’ll have to take the cups down to use on that day but that’s about all I’ll have to remove. Crazy isn't it! To top it off, I've always wanted...Christmas china - there's really no help for me is there. I'm just happy I'm not alone in my obessesion!


I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

67 comments:

salmagundi said...

You're not alone! Recently I bought 101 pieces of Friendly Village at an estate sale, and I am so enjoying using them right now. They sure set a pretty table! I like the variety in your cupboard. Sally

julie said...

Love all of your brown transferware. I've purchased a few Johnson Brothers pieces from Etsy and am always checking for new listings. Enjoy your weekend!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE your post... These are ALSO some of my very favorite dishes. I use them as my everyday dishes from September till Valentines Day... I'm in New England AND I see people walking around in "SHORT'S"(not me, hehe), it's 34 right now and I have the fireplace going so I'll be nice and toasty... Have a great evening..."LOVE your dishes, EVERY ONE of them"!!!
Donna

Becky K. said...

Just this morning I was thinking about a Christmas pattern I had seen....but I am officially out of space. You are so definitely not alone.

Your pieces are so pretty.

Gloria said...

Well it's a good thing that you have some place to store all your dishes when they are not in use. From what I've seen, you have got dishes galore and then some.:)) Have a great weekend Manuela.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

They are SO beautiful and I love the display!

Sigh... as you know, I share your illness (china obsession). :)

Mary Ann said...

So pretty! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

me too...i have all those SAME dishes...LOVE the brown transferware...i just got out Friendly Village and my Johnson Bros. Wild Turkey, His Majesty and Barnyard King...
getting ready for setting the Thanksgiving table

happy to see this and visit here today with you, my friend

have a wonderful November weekend
Kary
xxx

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

Oh it looks so fallish and inviting! I love that dishware you have displayed. It is finally looking like Fall here in SC too---the trees are so beautiful!

Grammy Suzzy said...

I just LOVE all of your dinnerware. It is displayed in such a warm, lovely way. You are so gifted!

Diana said...

I'm inspired yet again by your post! My parents cleaned out their attic in the summer and found a 60+ piece set of never used Johnson Bros Old English Countryside, still in the original box, with an invoice dated January 1960. The set is now living at my house, and I'm looking forward to using it for Thanksgiving.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Enjoyed seeing your so pretty collection of dishes. I really like your picture. I went to print something off recently and found my color cartridge was almost empty, and decided i did not want to spend money on one right now. I can relate to the lack of space issue.
Have a great weekend.

Claudia said...

Your transferware is beautiful, Manuela. I love brown transferware. I have a few pieces, but would love more.

Your china cabinet is gorgeous. Is that piece at the top attached to the cabinet? It is gorgeous!!

xo
Claudia

Terri said...

Good evening Manuela! I am here at school getting ready for Movie Night (with 600 of my closest friends ages 5-12) and decided to take a look around blogland. I was happy to see an autumn post and even more happy to see it was you! You made my evening... now I can go to the gym, listen to laughing screaming kiddos with a smile on my peaceful and contented face!

Vee said...

Well I can't argue with you here as I use my grandmother's Friendly Village set all autumn and winter. I see that we have another plate in common...the turkey plate in your first photo. I think I found it at T.J. Maxx and loved it. You know how to make a great dishes display and I also like your turkey picture in the old frame...very nice.

Faith said...

My sister let me know about your blog this week because she knew I would love visiting. You are not alone, I'm a "dishaholic" too! I too have lots of dishes and have to remind myself sometimes that I don't need more when I see them. My Thanksgiving dishes are the Myott's with the multicolor turkey. I have the dinner plates and would like to get the matching salad plates this year. I have two sets of Christmas dishes--we have my parents and siblings and their children over each year for Christmas so I use both sets of my Christmas dishes. I have both Thanksgiving and Christmas dinnerware for the children that are not breakable because I know I would be heartbroken if any of my dishes got broken. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I love reading your posts and all your pics!

Mrs.Rabe said...

You are so not alone!

My husband says that I will have enough full sets of dishes that we will be able to give our daughters dishes when they get married.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

You made everything look so pretty! I love it. Have a great weekend and a Happy Thanksgiving.

Richella said...

You most certainly are not alone! I especially like your Friendly Village--my everyday china is Johnson Bros. Old English White--wish I had some Friendly Village to go with it!

It's good for the weather to be really autumnal, isn't it??

Love ya, girl! Hope you're getting to enjoy your holidays even in the midst of all your hard work.

Mimi Sue said...

I have a similar post up today. Glad I'm not the only one with the plate addiction. Your transferware is gorgeous! Mimi

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You are not alone, Manuela! : ) I just saw some of the Johnson Brothers dishes at CSN. I actually just got dishes from them to do for a review, but the Johnson Brothers were too much. I could see acquiring pieces over time though. I do love the brown and white transferware; I would say it is my favorite colorway, but then I also find myself drawn to the red and white and some black and white that I've seen. I'm a hopeless case myself, because I have no place to put these things. I really need a buffet, but since we are hoping to move next year, too, I'd rather wait and see what I'm dealing with house-wise.

Shelia said...

Hi Manuela! I love your pretty Fallen dishes! You have them displayed so nicely too. I love the turkeys and pine cones! Hope you're doing well and have a blessed Thanksgiving.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Melanie said...

Your dishes are beautiful! I have a small home too, so I know what you mean about having to rotate collections. But I think that makes it more fun...think how boring it would be if all the "pretties" that we have were all displayed at once - and then we had nothing new to look forward to! ;-)

Kelly said...

Another small-house girl here....but it's definitely fun to feel like the stored-away goodies are new again when you unpack them. :) I love how you do themed china cabinets!

Kelly

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sucor said...

I love all of your beautiful brown transferware. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos.

arkie said...

Very lovely! I love Johnson Brothers! The pop of red you added is wonderful!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I wish I had more room too. This is beautiful transferware. I only have a few brown pieces, but I really love them.
Blessings,
Marcia

Along A Widowed Road said...

Manuela,
Your home looks so warm and inviting with all your dishes out. So nice.
Savannah and I visited a distant relative last week and she too loves place settings. She had at least 6 sets that she rotates throughout the year. Hey, if you have use it.
Take care,
Viola

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your hutch is so beautiful, great collections-Happy Thanksgiving:@)

Debbie said...

I love two things about this: First, I think th autumn cabinet is really beautiful with all the browns and really love those dishes you're displaying. I love Johnson Bros. too.

And second, I love that you switch things up around your house. Big house or small house, it's just a really good thing to do. I never did much of it until I started reading here.

I've missed you! So glad to see a post. Happy Thanksgiving and I hope the resale projects are still going well.

Paula said...

I love your transferware and I especially love your knack for making your displays look just right. It's good to see you posting. I hope that you are getting many projects completed to prepare your home for being sold.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Beautiful, Manuela!

Adrienne said...

I love your Autumn dishes in your cabinet! Oh, my friend, you are NOT alone - there are many of us who share your love for dishes. I almost bought a wonderful set recently that was on sale in a neat, little shop near my home. I love Johnson Bros. dishes, no matter the pattern. Thanks for sharing with us. I will change out my little corner hutch in the dining room for Christmas. Someday when I have Autumn dishes I'll do the same as you. Until then, I'll just come back here to take pleasure at the sight of yours!
~Adrienne~

Domestic Bliss said...

Oh no, you are not alone! I love dishes.... the more the merrier, especially Johnson Brothers. Should we all start a support group? Have a great weekend!
Lisa

Storybook Woods said...

Well let me first say, pom-pom trim is always a good idea. I LOVE the person who invented it !!! Love of cabnit, I love how you hung the cups, charming!!!! xoxox Clarice

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

What a beautiful set of dishes. I love how you displayed them in the cabinet. There is just something about the brown dishes that I really like!

Melissa Miller said...

Wow! This hutch looks gorgeous with the pretty dishes Manuela. Very nice job on your entire dining room spruce up.

Happy weekend to you sweet friend. I hope you are getting many things done for your home selling. Show us!

Warmly, ~Melissa :)

mizdarlin said...

Gorgeous! Two of my fave colour combinations-cream and brown..so evident here..I am in love with that soup tureen's(?) pattern, next to the pineconed-cup.. do you know what it's called?

Sportsgirl said...

I can't wait to see what you'll come up with for Christmas this year. You always have great ideas! :-)

Cindy said...

Dearest Manuela,
One thing you can be confident in, is that if you ever join Dish Obsession Anonymous, you won't be alone...I have to tell myself every time I go into a thrift store or a decor store, that I DO NOT need anymore dishes. I LOVE everything that I see that is white or old looking or, or, or...on and on it goes.
Your china cupboard does look lovely with your Autumn inspired dishware in it. I love your little turkey picture, too. I could use one of those, but I don't NEED it.
Laughter and hugs, cindy

Theresa said...

Gorgeous dishes, but I LOVE the china cabinet:) It is TOO beautiful! Enjoy your day my friend! HUGS!

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Beautiful! Yes, I too feel like I have new stuff when I bring out some of my old stuff. Honestly, I'd like to bring out YOUR stuff - now that would make me happy. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

Kathi said...

I love your dishes and the way you display them; Gorgeous!! Kathi

Sue said...

Manuela, Your collections and your displays are always lovely! The dining room looks scrumptious- love that yellow and white combination and the addition of the toile curtains. And those dishes- well, I am green with envy... But in a good way. :-)
Wishing you and your family a happy Thanksgiving holiday! ♥ Sue

Brenda Kula said...

Hey Manuela, that chair sure looks cozy in that corner. I have some Johnson Brothers dishes, but in blue and white. I'm going to look for some other colors.
Brenda

AshTreeCottage said...

Totally charming!!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Julie Harward said...

They really are beautiful..little pieces of art! Have a great Thanksgiving :D

HeathahLee said...

I have that same turkey plate in the first and last pictures. I think I picked it up at Old Time Pottery, which I heard was going out of business! Soooooo sad!

Your dishes are lovely, as usual. I'd love to have a collection like that!

Kim said...

IF you get the chance, I'd love for you to look at my current post. I bought some Johnson Bros. ironstone at the thrift store - partly from your inspiration. Blessings ;).

Kerrie said...

Just love your display-wonderful!

Sammy said...

Dear manuela,
Thank you for visiting , and your lovely comment. I love your display, it is wonderful.
The post is just divine . My obsession is, collecting china tea pots, and fabric. Oh Yaa-!!
Take care,

Love,

-Samya :-)

Angie said...

I love everything in your house, but I think this cabinet with all your beautiful dishes is my favorite thing. You always have it arranged just perfectly!

Deb said...

The dishes are lovely but that hutch....oooooooo la la!
Love it! Your diningroom has the same colours as my bedroom. Lovely! Deb=^..^=x5

Garden Girl said...

I.am.drooling! Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous! I bought my first piece of Johnson Bros. transferware a couple of weeks ago.

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh how I LOVE Johnson Brothers dishes! I just found one of the big cups in the red Winchester pattern at Salvation Army and I have been enjoying my coffee and tea from it:>) I am finally catching up on my blog reading and I just wanted to stop by and say happy Thanksgiving to you and your family:>) I hope you have a wonderful week!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I love your turkey dishes.

Christina said...

Your autumn cabinet is just purely delightful. All of th transferware is so pretty. Such a variety. I particularly love the plate that is on the side of your cabinet where you see the little house through the tree.

I may have been the person at Kroger with flipflops. haha. I get teased that I never put my flip flops up.

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Your dining room re-do is beautiful. What a beautiful place for y'all to gather for Thanksgiving.

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Yea! Yet another frugal dishaholic! I'm happy to find your blog. I'll be following.

Susie Q said...

I have a deep love of such china! I have a set of Friendly Village and assorted pieces of other brown pieces...from various sets...some with turkeys, animals, etc. Your Autumn decor is so warm and pretty! Just like YOU!!
Happy Thanksgiving Manuela!!
Love,
Sue

oregonsunshine said...

Um, I might be that crazy person in flip-flops you saw at Kroger. In my defense, I'm Alaskan with a few year stop over in Oregon. Our weather recently has been much like an Oregon summer and the temps are like that of an Alaskan summer. So, my poor body is a wee bit confused. :-)

Gloria said...

Beautiful! Just popped in to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving to YOU and your family. Enjoy/take care.

Melanie said...

The dishes really are beautiful. I don't have a love of plates like you do but when you love something as much as you do, I say enjoy it every day:)

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

Garden Girl said...

Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving, Manuela.

Betsy said...

Your dishes are beautiful! I love transferware...and brown is especially pretty I think!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love your dishes and transferware are my favorite! your ideas for Xmas
are great, I will start making them early next year. Thank you for sharing.
Merry Christmas

FABBY

very merry vintage style said...

you have a great collection--thanks for sharing!