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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Brown and White Transferware




Mother Nature apparently hasn't received word that we are into the third week of September and it hasn't cooled off here on the prairie...today is supposed to hit 92°! I am so ready for cooler weather.

While in Vermont last month I stopped at a little antique store in the town I grew up in. I found some pretty white and brown transferware plates. I believe they are from the aesthetic period.l The maker is Henry Alcock and Co. and the pattern is Lynton. They were 25% of the marked price which made me very happy. I also bought blue transferware plates that I will show you at a later date.



This gorgeous ecru crocheted tablecloth was also purchased the same day at a small second hand store in a nearby town. I hurried to the table it was on to see what the price was...looked and looked, but couldn't find one. My sister, Judy, found the owner and asked what the price was...she said $20...my heart was beating really fast as I thought it would be at least 5x higher...I had the nerve to ask if she would be willing to take $15 for it...she thought for a minute and said "yes, I got this in a box with lots of other things. I hurried and paid for it and left before she could change her mind on the price! I hate to think of how many hours someone put into crocheting it, many, many more than $15 worth. I like to think it now has a good home!



I used woven chargers topped with Wedgwood Hedge Rose plain white plates, then the Lynton luncheon plate.

The flatware is my trusty champagne Madeline from World Market. They go with just about anything.
I used a solid brown linen hemstitched napkins with a plain brown napkin ring.




The glassware is Noritake Provincial in brown.


The centerpiece is a simple cream colored pitcher with Russian Sage...that is really past it's prime and a couple of candlesticks.






I really appreciate you taking the time to visit today...thank you!

I will be joining

Let's Dish/Cuisine Kathleen
Thrifty Things Friday/The Thrifty Groove
Seasonal Sundays/The Tablescaper

44 comments:

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love, love thransferware dishes and your Brown ones are lovely...but, what brought me here too is the gorgeous crocheted table topper, which is gorgeous and almost a steal! They are very expensive, I know that! I have a few, but they're heirlooms. Beautiful tablescape.
FABBY

Barbara F. said...

Gorgeous fall table, Marigene, I love transfer ware, each color is my favorite. And the tablecloth is so beautiful. You scored big in that shop! xo

Tricia said...

Wow, what a deal on that fabulous tablecloth! It makes a dramatic backdrop for your pretty transferware, and I'm glad it went to a good home! Your tables always make me wish I had more colored glassware. Love the brown ones!

Kathe said...

Oh the brown transferware is divine Marigene! And that tablecloth made me catch my breath. Just beautiful. Your table is perfect for late summer/ early fall. Here's hoping you get cooler temps soon. We may get more rain today...not good if it hits up north again.

Mona said...

Marigene,

your table is gorgeous. I just love brown and white transferware on a crocheted tablecloth...Boy, you did get a really good deal on that.. I have some glasses like yours that I use in the fall...So glad you set this lovely table for us to see...
Love, Mona

murraysmom (Beth) said...

Beautiful table today, Marigene. At first it seemed very dark, but then I decided it really created a fall afternoon look.

I, too, love that tablecloth and you really did get a good deal there. I can't imagine all the work that went into it. It is beautiful.

Love the mood you have created here.

Dianne said...

Marigene, This table is charming! I love the transferware and I would have run out of the store with that table cloth too! It is absolutely amazing. Each time I see a piece like that, I want to learn how to crochet! Dianne

Anonymous said...

Glad your trip was so productive!! A really pretty table and love the tablecloth-you can loan it to your favorite cousin-in-law!!
Bev

kitty said...

Yes, your crocheted tablecloth does have a good home now and looks lovely on your table. Those brown transferware plates are gorgeous, Marigene. I think you hot the jackpot.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am so in love with this table!! The cloth is amazing and I want those gorgeous brown and white transferware! Love Love Love!
hugs,
Linda

Anonymous said...

Beautiful table! It's very rich and elegant....
love you
jude

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love the table cloth, Marigene! You know transferware is always one of my favorites and yors is lovely! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Diane said...

I almost fainted, when I saw that tablecloth and, then, read your post. I cannot believe what you paid for that beauty! Oh, my... Your setting is so pretty (brown in my favorite color!) and those transfer plates are so different, than most of the ones that we usually see. I have been playing around with my brown ones, since I plan to use them at Thanksgiving. Your setting is an inspiration - thanks!

Tea in Texas said...

Great fall table! Your a certainly a wonderful shopper! The brown transferware plates are lovely for this time of year. Your Noritake brown glassware give the china a pretty accent. The tablecloth is just the right touch and a wonderful price. Have a terrific week and keep thinking cool!

Pam

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Gorgeous tablecloth....and fantastic price.

Mary said...

SWOON Marigene! I'm a brown girl, I adore your Lynton plates and your crocheted tablecloth was a steal. So pretty with the wood grain of the table!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Wow that tablecloth is something else!! Love it and love your story of buying it. The brown transferware is so pretty and different. Sadly, I don't think you can buy that flatware anymore, I have some, but not enough. Love the photo of that brown napkin highkighted. Joni

Sweetladyelaine said...

A very pretty table, Marigene! Your transferware plates with their delicate flowers & tablecloth are stunning! What a great find!
Blessings My Friend,

Blondie's Journal said...

This is such a beautiful tablescape, Marigene! Your new dishes are so pretty and perfect for fall. And I know you are one happy girl getting that tablecloth...gorgeous! I think I might have stuck around to see what else was in that box!!

XO,
Jane

thepaintedapron.com said...

The cloth is beautiful Marigene, I love your words and appreciation of the hours someone spent creating it~beautiful transferware and browns for fall!
Jenna

Ann Krucek said...

Very Pretty Table!!! I love that crocheted tablecloth!! I believe I have a case of table cloth envy.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty -- I love transferware - and MY what a gorgeous tablecloth -- great finds.

xinex said...

Great deal on that gorgeous crocheted tablecloth, Marigene. I love the transfer ware too....christine

Entertaining Women said...

All I can say is that it's a good thing that you got to that store before I did. Granted, I would have had to travel a long way. The brown transferware is a beautiful pattern, and it is absolutely royal with the crochet cloth. Great score! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Lulu said...

I am so glad you have not gone away. Recently, when I have clicked on your blog, I get a not found message. On this table I particularly like the crocheted tablecloth as it reminds me of my great grandmother.

Maria C said...

Those dishes are fabulous! What a great find, and what a lovely table!

Sarah said...

Marigene, you know I'm happy to see these plates. Great find! Still hot here and very humid. They say we'll have cooler temps by the weekend. Our first cold front to drop temps to love of 50s and high of 80s. I'll take that!
Thanks for sharing your pretty brown and white table.

Beeutiful by Design said...

So pretty! I'm dying for some brown and white transferware I keep seeing the Spode at Horchow, but way to pricey for me. You did a great job on the table!!

The Tablescaper said...

Loving the natural tones of your table. The tablecloth is a lovely addition to your collection, as is the brown and white transferware. I'm sure you'll find many uses for them.

- The Tablescaper

Rettabug said...

You should be horse-whipped for stealing that GORGEOUS hand crocheted tablecloth!! LOL It looks like it always belonged on your beautiful dark wood table.
NICE score on all your new pretties!!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Those chocolate napkins are just delicious, the transfer ware is so beautiful with all the crazing it is incredible, love the whole table...the goblets are so fitting along with everything else...I love it all, you must stop showing me stuff I should have lol....Phyllis

Annie said...

I love transferware and the brown is wonderful! Lovely table.

Laura said...

Hi Marigene,
I love your tablescaping, it is just wonderful. The crocheted tablecloth is gorgeous, I know the feeling when you buy something so beautiful at a very good price. I'm looking forward to decorate for this fall and I have a brown transferware for that purpose. You have such wonderful ideas for decor, so I will be coming to find some inspiration from your blog.
Thanks for visiting my blog and your nice words.

Christine Graves said...

Love your transferware...that brown is so rich and filled with warmth, you could serve frozen pizza and no one would care! LOL

Have a great weekend!

Ivy and Elephants said...

I love the brown transfer, and where ever did you find the absolute perfect glasses? Gorgeous setting!
Hugs,
Patti

Judy Biggerstaff said...

I always love transfer ware and your brown is beautiful

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Sorry, hit the publish button by accident. I do live seeing transfer ware. Your table is lovely and can't wait to see the blue.

Lady of the Manor said...

Your table is just beautiful!! I love the brown transferware and that crocheted table topper is gorgeous!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Gorgeous!!! That is my all time favorite tablecloth - my mom had one and I wanted it - but my little brother sold it. I found one on ebay that has much smaller motifs - but my moms was the bigger one, so I'm still looking. I love how it looks on the table - and the price - amazing. I'm finding that the crocheted tablecloths are not as popular with younger people (more ironing than they care to do) so the prices are going down. Love the table settings.

Martha said...

Love your tablecloth!!!! And your table! And what a steal of a deal on that tablecloth1

tablescapesbybev said...

Lovely plates! This table is so pretty.

Laurie Ritchey said...

Oh that cloth is gorgeous. The crocheted pattern stands out beautifully on your table. What a deal! Your brown transferware is a wonderful find. It's so pretty. Marigene, I love that you always know the pattern name of everything. Unless it is stamped on the bottom, I never can remember, i.e., stemware and flatware. you've even told me some of the pattern names for mine. I don't know how you do that. laurie

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

What a beautiful table cloth. You really got a good deal on that. You are so right on the number of hours someone spent making it.
You really did good on your items.
The tablescape is very pretty on your new tablecloth.
I am a new follower - stop by.
Wishing a cooler fall.
Mary

Diann said...

I love this table Marigene! the transferware is stunning and wow, that lace tablecloth is gorgeous!! thanks again for sharing last week at TTF!