Nov 24, 2014

Imposter China...

I always want to get an early start
on Christmas decorating...
 
I rarely do...
 
today,
I broke out the boxes
and began setting up trees...
 
then,
 I looked into my kitchen cupboard
and thought about packing up my fall dishes...
 

 
I realized
I hadn't shared my summer dish find with you...
 
at a good sale,
you know the ones...
 
I found this big box of Transferware under a table...
 
service for eight
serving bowls,
platters,
cream and sugar...
 
all the goodies!
 

 
garlands of roses...




Crazed
and in Love...
 


I heard them speak to me,
in an English Accent
inviting me to afternoon crumpets...
 


Japan?
 
I felt like a bit of an arse...
 
 
still,
the big box came home with me...
 
we have completely enjoyed
using them as everyday dishes this fall...

 
now it's time to pack them up...
 
bid them  toot a loo
or maybe that is
sayonara...
 
Thanks for stopping by....

20 comments:

Janneke said...

This transferware is indeed so beautiful for fall, and to my surprise Japanese.

Pamela Gordon said...

They are beautiful! If they were a good price, why not buy them and enjoy them. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

They are so pretty and I would have got them too. Perfect for this time of the year.

Carolyn said...

They are beautiful ....I would have taken them too!

Janice Kay Schaub said...

what a great find and perfect for fall. I dont have enough space to collect full sets so don't change mine out. I wish I could
Janice

angie said...

danke für die wunderschönen bilder und inspirationen!!!
alles liebe von angie aus deutschland

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

What a luvly find. Hahahaa[anise... who would have guessed. And yes, they would have come home with me as well.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Madelief said...

A beautiful find Bella! Have fun decorating for Christmas!

Madelief x

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

OMG! You have been holding out on us! I would not be putting those away at all. But then you know that every season is brown transferware season for me. Such a pretty pattern. I would never have guessed that they were not English china. My most popular pink blossom tea set with the teapot is also Japanese. On our way home! Hugs, J.

Alessandra said...

What a great surprise to see a japanese trasferware! I love it, it' s very elegant.
Kisses
Alessandra

Seawashed Living said...

So beautiful.

PamLuvsPink said...

Hi Bella!!!

I guess I'm showing my British/Scottish side here, but, seeing the word Japan on it, I wouldn't have bought them. They are very nice, but, I love my dishes to say made in England!!! It just does something to me knowing they were once over in the UK being made at one time.

I guess I'm showing how much I love the UK!!!

Have a great week!!!

Pam

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Bella, doesn't matter where they started out, what matters is where they end up..with you. So pretty and I think I have a closely matching set only in pink. Mine came out of an ice cream parlor and then I saw them in Spiegel catalog. So they don't have a high pedigree either but I love them..Happy Thanksgiving..Judy

Carrie B. said...

What a great find! You go Girl! ;)

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday dear Lady. xo

Deborah Montgomery said...

What a beautiful find Bella. They are gorgeous.

Beth L. said...

You just never know...... LOL What a great find though. It is perfect for all.

Debbie Kay said...

Oh Bella, I totally relate. I too have grabbed up pretty china, loving it for its beauty, not its origin. Oh how I love your blog.

Smiles,

Debbie

JP said...

What a gorgeous collection, Bella....I would love to add that pattern to the few that I have of Swans and Roses in brown. I can't wait to see your Christmas decor for this year!
JP

Connie said...

Oh, that set is amazing . . . what a lucky girl you are and a Great Shopper:)
Connie xx

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Beautiful dish set you found. A real treasure. Too be enjoyed many times over.