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Monday, February 16, 2009

My Little Transferware Collection

This little post is dedicated to Gollum...one of the ultimate dish collectors! Over the summer '08, I spent my "bored time" lurking around RMS, and I would see exchanges talking about Gollum's blog. I didn't have a clue what a Gollum was, much less a blog...so, I've come along way, baby! :O) Then, I also remember visiting some of my favorite RMSers...Rose @ A Santamaker's Journey, Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch, oh...and I so can't forget Mariafer @ Unpretentious Style...so that's how this "blogging journey" began for me.

Enough with the history lesson already...I never liked studying history anyway....

So, here's my small brown transferware collection....which I think is a direct result of Tar's boredom. She was bored while her husband traveled, so she took Sweet Baby thrifting while he was away...and as a result, Sweet Baby no longer likes to go shopping with me. (BOO HOO! Where did I go wrong? Breaks my heart...yes it does!)

My 3 plates....

My combo of old and new plates. I remember getting huffy that someone left a comment over at Santamaker's on RMS, about how her plates were hung in her previous dining room, that I didn't like, because they didn't think she had her plates hung right or something like that. I didn't like it and had to chime in with my 2 cents because they have no idea how hard it is to hang plates in a pattern when the plates are ALL different sizes...trust me on that. The next time I hang something like this, I'll probably trace them and cut out the circles first to get the hanging done exactly right....because I am a tad OCD, and anything "being off" bugs me! (Can you just be a "tad" OCD? )
The top and the middle ones are new. (Sorry the next photo is a little off-center...I apparently wobbled when I took it! :O)


The rest are old. I like the plates with the color the most.
The 3rd one down on the right is from my Aunt Dot/Dorothy, who died last year, shortly after I moved here. (The middle plate here.)This one, I bought from my friend Luke at Collectics in N. Myrtle Beach. I just love the moss in the trees as it's so Savannah or Georgia-ish to me....one of my favorite things to see in that state is the moss in the trees....oh, so southern!

This one also came from Collectics. (He had more the last time I was there if anyone else is interested.)


And finally, I found this brown and white pitcher within the last month or so. I paid $12 for it, if I remember correctly. I don't know whether that's good or bad, but I liked it, so I'm o.k. with the price! :O)

Thanks for stopping by....I can only aspire to have a Gollum-ish collection! Come back Wednesday, for I Wonder Wednesday! Leave me a note, if you'd like to play along!

49 comments:

Stacey said...

Oh I just love your brown transferware. I'd like to go that direction in my kitchen. However, it's hard to find around here..new or old. I did find one plate last week and I'm loving it.

I totally agree that it's really difficult to hang plates and make them look perfect. Also, when you take them down to clean they never seem to go back the same way. Oh well, they are still pretty. :)

Darlene said...

Your collection of transferware is beautiful. I LOVE the browns!

squawmama said...

Hey Tar I just want to say that your collection of transferware is awesome. I love the browwns and think you have them hung beautifully... Great post! Love ya

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Lori said...

Your collection is so nice!! I thought you hung your place just fine!!!

I will let you know tomorrow if I am going to play wonder wednesday..

Ashley's New Adventures said...

I just love all your collections! I tagged you in a new game on my blog!

Gollum said...

Oh, I'm so happy you found out what a gollum was. :-) I'm having a fit over these dishes! Brown transferware has a grip on my heart, soul, and pocketbook. I love how you've arranged them.
((Hugs))
Gollum (the dish addict) :-)

amelia bedelia said...

You have really great taste. And I love the pitcher!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh I love your transferware.. what a wonderful post... isn't it funny how particular we are?
Happy Blue Monday....hugs ~lynne~

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Lovely collection of transferware! And it really looks stunning against those blue walls. They are blue, aren't they? At least they look blue on my monitor. I so have a thing for pitchers & odd-shaped plates (square or with pretty scalloped edges!).

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Shelia said...

Hi TD! Oh, I really love your brown and white transferware. I think you're definitely on your way to being Gollumish! It is hard to hang plates on the wall. I have some hung on my dining room walls!
Loved this.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)
P.S. you know, you're becoming an dishaholic!

Sandi McBride said...

Okay, so I'm sitting here looking at your beautiful collection and Mac came in to see what I was "oohing and aahing" over and immediately said "NO!" Okay, so what he really said was, "you need to stop looking at stuff that you have no place for...or are you planning a yard sale?" Hmmmm...yardsale...maybe!
Loved them all...
Sandi

Happy To Be said...

You go girl...don't let anyone give our Rose a bad time..I use to do that all the time on RMS hey no wonder they didn't like me ha ha!! now like you a year ago I though a blog sounded like a monster movie to me..like the Blog that ate New york etc...well you get the picture..any hoo I love all your plates and the way you have them hung..I also found Gollum when she first came to blogland had her scary face stamp then..and what a fun game it was trying to guess who is this person...that makes so much sense about RMS..hope you have a great day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Nancy Jane said...

Hi- Just popped over to your blog for the first time from Gollum's place. Was drooling over your plates, scrolled down and spotted the Mrs. Bunny cookie jar. I'm also a bunny collector and have a Mrs. Bunny cookie jar! If you get a sec, come visit my neglected blog and go way back to June 2008. She's up there in all her glory.
Nancy

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I had to come by and see the post for gg! I remember as well hearing those around speak of golllum and the first time I finally found out what it was all about...now I too have entered blog world and yes gg was a big part of that as well. I really liked your post the brown is so pretty, much better than blue IMHO. thanks

Susan said...

I love your plate collection! Absolutely beautiful!

Beth in NC said...

You are SO talented! You did a great job hanging those plates! OCD paid off in this case. Ha.

You have a great collection! I must see your house some day. :o)

Love!
b

Terri and Bob said...

The brown transferware is gorgeous. I have some pieces that turkeys on them. I hate hanging plates and avoid it as much as possible!

nikkicrumpet said...

I love your plates...and I think the big display is marvelously done. It looks great. And heck if you try to please the RMS'ers you'll go nuts. There is always some loon readly to say something snarky! I would love to channel my inner Gollum...but alas I haven't a prayer of achieving her greatness.

Kristen said...

What beautiful dishes! I love how you have them hung!

Happy Monday!
I'm trying to think of what I wonder for Wednesday :-)

Leigh said...

Oh, my gosh! I LOVE those. I have one of the ones you have. IN the first photo. I ADORE the green and brown plate and the moss plate. LOVE!
Ok, you need to come over to my place, especially on Thursday for Thrifty Thursday and link this here post. What great thrifts! Awesome! You can also grab a thrifty Thurs blog from my sidebar if you want or need a reminder. Great finds!

imjacobsmom said...

Beautiful collection! You have them displayed perfectly! I didn't know what a blog or who Gollum was either. Susan (Between Naps...) told me to pop over to her blog 'cuz she had used one of my photos for a post and I didn't know how to get there -duh,,,,) We have really branched out and grown, haven't we? ~ Robyn

Melissa Miller said...

Pretty! I love the design you chose to hang then in.
That is one thing I have not started collecting yet.

I see you have an Aqua Blue wall somewhere. Is that your dining room?
I do like the color. :)

Raggedy Girl said...

I love that they are in brown. They are so pretty. I have read of so many bloggers mentioning RMS but I have no idea what that is since I am a new blogger. Care to clue me in???


Roberta Anne

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

All of your plates are just beautiful! I also love plates, and definitely collect those. I think $12 was a deal on that pitcher! I enjoyed seeing all of these beauties. laurie

Bo said...

Child...I was by earlier today & blogger was messing up or something...I couldn't see ANY pictures on your blog or several others...oh well, it's working great now! You have been holding out on us...you are a dish-diva too! Love it...and love your arrangement...it is tricky to hang plates...that's why my walls look like pincushions...haha! ♥ Bo

santamaker said...

Hi Girlfriend,
Woooo...lovely dishes. Brown transfer ware looks fantastic on that color wall. You did a great job on hanging them perfectly, too! You are so sweet in coming to my defense! One person on RMS had critized the way I hung up my plates around my mirror and said that it looked like they had been juggled, funny thing is that , that was exactly the look I was going for!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Penny, I love your transferware! I know just what you mean about it being hard to hang them just right! I usually use straight pins to hang plates to start with so if I have to move them, it only leaves a little pin hole in the wall. You sure do have some beautiful pieces! :-) Hey...the wall before and after could be a Met Monday post! :-) Susan

Back in the Day said...

I am new to your blog and wanted to say that I love your brown transferware! Those plates are gorgeous and I love how you have them arranged! I think your pitcher was a great buy for $12 also!
Nicole
(A Tarheel fan!)

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

They look sooooo nice against the beautiful wall...love the color!

M ^..^

xinex said...

Love all your gorgeous brown transferware collection. You must really be very talented to be able to hang them perfectly like that....Christine

Beth at Aunties said...

Your collection is awe inspiring!

Your hanging arrangements are so pretty also. It seems you have lots of talent! I enjoyed reading and awwwing today:-)

Beth
♥♥♥

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love brown transferware and your collection is wonderful! I am just finishing a brown transferware mosiac birdhouse. I will probably have it posted on my Lavender Hill Studio blog by Tomorrow or Thursday....
Hugs,
Penny

Victorian Garden Gourmet said...

I came across your blog while searching for a particular transferware pattern. What a lovely little diversion from my quest. I enjoyed your collection and how you have it displayed. I have old plaster walls and every time I go to hang something it turns into a bigger project as pieces of the wall crumble off-so I am envious! I would need a whole jar of spackle to hang a wall like that! I have been collecting since I was about ten and have it all over my house. It truly is an obsession!

Envoy-ette said...

OH, I do envy Gollum too! I'm glad she and YOU share your love of plates with the rest of us. You are right..hanging plates can be difficult...and yet so rewarding!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I love your transferware & I LOVE how you have them displayed! They look great. I have a set of dishes like the second ones in the first photo....love your collection!

bj said...

Oh, Tar...I am loving your brown transferware..just beautiful.
My mom had so so much brown transferware...a complete set of English dishes for 10, plus all the serving pieces, tea set, everything...just a beautiful set. I passed it on to my daughter that will love it forever and ever!
Thanks for showing us this pretty collection.
and...I think you have them hanging just perfect....
xo bj

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Forgot to tell you earlier, how right you are that I am lucky to still have my son w/ me. I read a research study done by his burn hospital. They took burn patients who were burned over 20% of their body, w/ no other trauma or smoke inhalation....the mortality rate was 25%. One out four, w/ half as bad of burns as Clifton's, died! Fourth degree burns are defined "as frequently fatal". You bet I'm lucky & thankful he's still alive!

My Cottage Dream said...

Thank you for stopping by!!Luv your blog!!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful plate collection!

coco said...

Love your transferware...looks great on your blue walls and I love the green walls I see past it! It is funny that you asked about the movie because when it was all said and done it dawned on me that it was probably the "cleanest" movie I had been to in awhile. It was really a breath of fresh air, there was romance without all the sex! There were many young girls in the theater and since I didn't know what to expect I was surprised but my daughter reminded me that it was rated PG and when it was over I couldn't think of anything that wasn't appropriate for that age. There use to be a website I would go to when my girls were younger to get the scoop on movies before they saw them, I will try to remember what it was and pass it on! Let me know what you think if you take her.

kelly said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your brown transferware. I have a few pieces myself, but not near the collection you have. A picture of one of my pieces is on my blog header. I also have a few Johnson Brothers pieces. LOVE IT!!!!

coco said...

Check out these sites for movie reviews...

kids-in-mind.com
screenit.com

Good Luck,
Coco

The W.O.W. factor said...

They are beautiful! Never have seen them before!
No...once OCD, I believe always OCD full-fledged! no middle of the roads..

Dee said...

i like the plate on the top the best! really pretty

Melissa Miller said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAR!!!!! :)
AND MANY MORE MY FRIEND....

funky bag freak said...

I love them, that is absolutely beautiful!

Tranquility said...

Those plates are beautiful!

Ally0005 said...

I love them so very pretty!

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