Monday, November 23, 2015

GOING AHEAD WITH ENGLISH RED TRANSFERWARE


I have been so ready to start decorating for Christmas.  I asked my husband how he would feel about me going ahead and at least getting out my red transferware and he gave me the go ahead! 
 This is my first time to share some of these pieces.
  Some of you remember I had a few pieces last
 Christmas and have been searching for more.





 This summer I hit the jackpot at an antique shop on Broadway in Denver and got 52 pieces of Spode Tower in perfect condition for a great price.  I will share my table setting later with the plates I got.  I love the mix and matching of the red pieces.  I had been picking up a piece here and there and then sometimes not seeing any for a long time.  I admired many pieces on Etsy but found them very pricey. 



 A few weeks back,  I found the above Mason's Vista teapot with the kettle type handle in perfect shape at a very reasonable price in Denver. ($42.00 sounds like a lot but I saw the same one for $250.00 on Etsy)  I was so excited to find it.  Overwhelmed!  A lady antique dealer stopped me and gave me a tutorial about Mason's Vista.  She said the oldest pieces just say "Mason's Vista - England" and warned me they contained lead in the paint.  She said that later they said "made in England" and those did not contain lead.




My favorite two patterns are Mason's Vista and Spode 
Tower but also one of the patterns I like is this
 Enoch Woods English Scenery
 like this cup and saucer:




While in Missouri, I saw another style Mason's Vista teapot. (there are quite a few different ones)   It was $129.00 which was not in my budget.  The dealer had a nice display of red but I walked away empty handed.  I had seen that same teapot at an antique mall too but the spout was chipped so I put it back.







 My husband bought me the larger of the 2 soup tureens.  The lady wrapped it quickly and later we noticed a chip
 but it was very inexpensive so .....




We thought Thanksgiving would never get here this year. I hope you USA friends have a wonderful Thanksgiving.   As I shared before, this will be our last Christmas in Colorado.

Today is my Bernideen's Tea Time, Cottage and Garden Blog Party where you are invited to join in by linking a post from your blog! 



31 comments:

Szara Sowa said...

Beautiful! I love it!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Be still my heart! Bernideen, you have me drooling over all this red transferware! As you know, I collect it when I can find it. Unfortunately, it is extremely hard to find here on PEI. I think Carolyn has most of it. :) You have found so many beautiful pieces and I am happy for you. It is perfect for Christmastime! You have it displayed so beautifully too. I look forward to seeing your table. Thank you for sharing and hosting. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones!

Autumn blessings,
Sandi

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Oh, what a glorious collection of red transferware! So beautiful and absolute perfection this time of year! Thank you for sharing and hosting!

Marilyn Miller said...

Gorgeous red transferware! I hadn't thought about some of the older pieces having lead, thanks! Love the soup tureens. I just bought a white stoneware soup tureen for $20., the ladle had a chip, but I can still use it for display and another ladle for actual use.

ellen b. said...

You have a beautiful collection!

Lynn Bean said...

Oh My! How beautiful! That takes your breath away! I know you will enjoy this for many years to come! Happy Thanksgiving! Lynn

NanaDiana said...

Oh! I am SOOO jealous of all that beautiful transfer ware. What a beautiful collection you have amassed!
NOW- I think you just better ship every piece of that to me for safekeeping when you get ready to move. I will guard it ever-so-carefully. Of course, getting me to RETURN it might be a real problem. lol
Hope you have a blessed week- xo Diana

relevanttealeaf said...

Your red transferware is just BEAUTIFUL, Bernideen! I especially like the tureens. You have the collection displayed so lovely. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Terri said...

Hello Bernideen,
Oh my! What a beautiful picture they are all together. Especially in your lovely cabinet. It really shows them off well. It must have been some work collecting all that. I can imagine how stunning an entire table of them would be.
Happy holiday,
Terri
p.s. glad you have your Christmas spirit already : )

Martha said...

Wow -- you have a magnificent collection! And what lucky finds this summer! I have a friend that collects red as well and she came across a set of Vista at a reasonable price last year! Perhaps because I'm looking but I think there is more red than blue -- (LOL!)

Margie said...

Wow! What a fabulous find! I have some blue and brown transferwares, but seeing your pretty red teawares makes me want to add some red to my transferware collection. Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Your red transferware collection has grown immensely Bernideen - is all your china going to fit in the new house?
It must be bittersweet with the thought that this is your last Christmas in Colorado...

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a fabulous collection, Bernideen! I love red transferware and I'm in awe of it's beauty. Thanks for hosting your party and may you have a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your hubby.

Ruth W said...

I do love red and white transfer ware. Perfect! Thanks for hosting, and linking to Tueaday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Oh how I love your new Mason's Vista Teapot! Wow! What a deal! I want to go to Missouri! I have seen those teapots for even more that $250 and I think you did really well. Everything looks beautiful on your pink shelf and the teapots display beautifully on the tiered cake plates. I thought you had a little teapot with the boy and girl like I just found at Salvation Army for $6.99 (on my previous post). Aren't the children's faces so very dear? I wanted to mention yours and that you had the same but I wasn't completely sure if I had seen it on your blog or not. Mine is missing the music box but I recently googled them on ebay and found out that they are McClurg Music boxes made in Japan and one is listed for sale over $249.00. You have an amazingly valuable collection of China pretties my dear. Thank you for sharing such beauty today with your collectible red transferware china pieces. Every week I want to link up early but for some reason I am busier than ever. My mom is 95 and I try to see her every other day in her senior home. I also see my wee grand daughter as much as possible so please forgive me for always being late to link up once again. Are you moving to Missouri to be closer to your dear mother? Thank you for hosting Tea Time Cottage and Garden Blog Party! Hope you can enjoy Christmas amidst your busy packing for your new move. Karen

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Your red transferware is simply stunning - I would be in heaven with that many pieces. I have service for 8 and some serving pieces - and a teapot. The strangest thing is that I don't have any cups and saucers - usually those are plentiful. Loved every photo - I read through your post three times.

handmade by amalia said...

Your cabinet looks stunning with the china and the lace.
Amalia
xo

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Great find. You have such a beautiful collection!

Blessings,
Cindy

teacupsandstitches.com said...

Oh my such a beautiful display of red and white transferware. I was unaware of all the patterns. Yes, we must always check those spouts when contemplating a teapot purchase.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Be still my heart Bernideen. Your collection of red transferware is stunning. What an incredible collection. And what a perfect time to display it . I am sure looking at it everyday brings a smile to your heart.

Good luck with your new home. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season.

Janet

Deborah Montgomery said...

wow, what a beautiful collection Bernideen! I love red transfer ware. Ever since I inherited my grandmother's set of Crown Ducal Bristol, I have been adding the odd, assorted piece to my collection. Your teapots are stunning. Nice to have everything displayed to enjoy over the holidays.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving! xo Deborah

The Charm of Home said...

Oh wow Bernideen that transferware is gorgeous! Thanks for hosting! Have a lovely Thanksgiving!

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

Bernideen,
I'm just in awe of your collection and your arrangement of the pieces makes them even more stunning. Such a festive Christmas display!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Love, love, love your sweet china hutch! You have an amazing collection of transferware! Your red looks so lovely for Christmas and I loved the brown for fall. Summertime filled with your pinks so perfect too! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
Hugs, Nancy

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous!

Carmen said...

I too love red tranferware, it goes so well with every holiday! Your hutch is just beautiful, and I really like all the Mason's Vista!

Trisha said...

What a beautiful collection! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

~Trisha

sweet violets said...

I'm trying so hard not to be jealous!! You have some very impressive pieces and I love them all!! I have a few serving pieces of the Enoch Woods pattern, it's stylized and different. Happy Holidays!!!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Bernideen, I love the way you've displayed your red transferware. But it has me feeling like I "need" to get a few pieces! Uh oh.

Jann Olson said...

Wow Bernideen, your collection is amazing! My collection is much smaller, but it's about all that my living room shelf will hold. The first set I found is Mason Vista. I'll have to look on the back. I think it says 'Made in England', but not positive. It all looks gorgeous in your cabinet! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Jann Olson said...

Hi Bernideen, I love your collection and will be featuring you at SYC today.
hugs,
Jann