Friday, November 04, 2011

Tweaking the china cabinet


I promised a respite from "dish love" posts but I had to show you what a gift from a friend got started this week... a complete redo of the china cabinet!

Old Britain Castles brown transferware plate
Old Britain Castles brown transferware bowl (left) and bread & butter plate (right)
My friend, Kristi, gave me her lovely brown transferware from Johnson Brothers called Old Britain Castles.  I just love it!  It is everything I love about transferware and more.  I don't think the brown transferware is being made anymore but a lighter pink version is on Amazon.  I love this brown, though.

I decided to display the various brown transferware patterns on the two shelves (top photo).  They mix and match perfectly.


I still have a few pieces displayed on the buffet, too.  In this photo the platter is Johnson Bros Friendly Village, the mugs are Churchill's Vintage Game, and the bowl is Johnson Bros Old Britain Castles.

Thank you dear Kristi!  I will cherish the dishes and take very good care of them.

Photos:  They can be enlarged by the click of a mouse.  :)

17 comments:

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Oh, Brenda, they look so happy in your china cabinet! And I never displayed them. Or ate from them. I feel so strongly that they are in the right place! Thank you!

I'm going to try and put up pictures of my flying turkey plates today........

Jackie K. said...

A lovely gift indeed!
(And I don't mind the dish posts at all - I love seeing the vignettes)

Karen Andreola said...

Your brown transferware with its touches of pastel color here and there and its unspoiled serene scenes of the countryside, really does deserve the name "Friendly Village." It reminds me of Miss Read's Village of Fairacre. Very Pretty, Karen A.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Brenda,
Love your brown transferware! It is especially lovely for this time of year. Love the platter! Thanks for sharing; delightful! Enjoy your weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Bess said...

Oh dear, brown is not my color, but you and your pretty dishes are starting to give me a serious desire to have some of those beauties for myself! :o)

Vee said...

How lovely! How sweet of Kristi! Brown transferware just looks cozy and so Novembery.

Deb said...

I'm lovin' that platter. Deb

Mrs.Rabe said...

It's great!

Emily is collecting the pink/faded red version of this! We love it!

Deanna

Annie said...

Hi Brenda:

I live near Williamsburg and took a walk yesterday with my camera. I thought you might lik to see the blog entry here:

http://theviewfrom256.blogspot.com/2011/11/autumn-at-williamsburg.html

Heather said...

What a great friend!! I love brown transferware. I have s few, I will have to look at the name of mine.

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

Today I was tweeking computer files and dusing off old blogging posts. It was a lovely feeling to bring order from that bit of chaos.

Your china cabinet looks a treasure. Aren't these treasures a gift from God, when we can delight in their color and shape and the joy of knowing someone helped create it for our good pleasure?

Cheryl said...

Oh, I do love dish posts! Especially brown transferware dish posts. And brown-transferware-given-to-you-by-a-friend dish posts? The best!

Woman of the House said...

I love Old Britain Castles! I have a few pieces in blue. It's my favorite transferware pattern. Your china cabinet with your new dishes looks lovely!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty!!

Elizabeth in NC

Anonymous said...

You sure have a talent for displaying things to their best advantage. Real snazzy! :) Beautiful!! Sarah

Anonymous said...

Please continue to show "dish love" posts. I love seeing your pretty dishes. Looked for brown transferware dishes this weekend at a couple of shops--didn't find any. But they are beautiful. I love dishes that tell a story.
Love your blog. Am so glad you are back more often.
Sharon D.

Heather L. said...

must start looking for brown transferware.....