Thursday, March 21, 2013
Show and Tell in Red
To tell you the truth, I had planned to show you all my red dishes during the month of February, tying in with Valentine's Day.
These are just individual pieces I have found over the years. I like to use them with my everyday white dinnerware. They also fit nicely with my rose pattern china from Portugal.
I would love to find more of these dinner plates.
This is another one from England.
You can see my Rose Dinnerware displayed behind an English sugar bowl.
The label name, "Old Britain Castles", reminds me how fascinating a trip to England and Scotland would be.
I believe this is called red willow ware. You may be more familiar with Blue Willow.
The label indicates it is from Japan
A small bowl from China
It is made by Wallace.
One of my favorites, with a delicate flower design, is also made in England.
Do you recognize any of these labels?
Surprising enough, I recently purchased this serving bowl at the local hardware store.
Sometimes, treasures can be found in the most unexpected places....
Gerda's blog, Nummer 11, also has a Thursday Show and Tell. Please click HERE to read her post.
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All of your pieces are beautiful! I have quite a bit of J& G Meakin in different 1970s designs, some lovely Crown Ducal plates with violets on (they remind me of my Great Aunt Violet who was a lovely lady) and a 1970s Johnson Bros teapot ( that sits on my dresser).ReplyDelete
Hello Scarlet....Don't you just love the quality of the Meakin and Johnson Bros china? I'll google search the Crown Ducal plates. I'm not familiar with them.Delete
I have just started collecting red/white China. I love the China you showed. I have some from Royal Sphinx maastricht. I do like the Johnson Bros china, they have nice collections.ReplyDelete
Hello Gerda...I will check out the Royal Sphinx. I didn't realize I had so many red pieces until I started this post.Delete
I do like the last one! xReplyDelete
When I saw it, I just knew he needed to come home with me.Delete
I really like the handsome rooster plate--and it came from a hardware store? It's a treasure indeed!ReplyDelete
Hello Ms Sparrow...I should have explained more about the Hardware Store. In a small town, they also have a Bridal Registry with a gift department. You can buy cabinet hardware, and at the same time, pick out a wedding gift for a friend.Delete
What a lovely collection. I do like the Meakin. My daughter picked some up in the charity shop last time she was here. I haven't seen too much read and white china, and I have been looking as it would suit my kitchen xReplyDelete
I love all your dishes! I have a couple of the red willow pieces. A bown and a cup.ReplyDelete
I really like red transferware. I have only a few pieces, but plan to expand my collection when I can find good deals!ReplyDelete
Your red transferware is beautiful. I've always wanted a set, but since I have 7 sets of dishes, my cupboard will not hold it:-D Time to move! XOXOReplyDelete
Hi Meggie! It's so nice to meet you and thank you so much for following my blog! OH, this is right down my alley - I love transferware and have a lot of the soft red and white like you do. I have a set of the Old Britian Castles and just love it. My set is not old but it certainly sets a pretty table. I have a set of the Red Willow too. I'm a Rooster fan so your bowl is just perfect! Now I'm off to scroll through your blog.ReplyDelete
Pop back in to see me anytime.
Be a sweetie,
Well, I'm back to tell you I'm following your blog now! I love seeing the transformation of your home! I'll be back.ReplyDelete
Continue being a sweetie,
Hi Meggie- I have the Old Britian Castles too, but mine is blue. They were a gift from my mom, and I adore them.ReplyDelete
I live in an old house too, it was built in 1870. We've been there just about 3 months, so it's getting exciting!
VERY nice to meet you- I look forward to reading some more.
Lovely! I have a collection of various English transferware, including some Old British Castles. My grandmother's dishes were the red willow when I was a child. I think they sold most of it in a yard sale. Uggghhhh!ReplyDelete
Interesting, isn't it, that the old redware is a dime-a-dozen here in the UK, but rare as hen's teeth back home. I love your collection of the different pieces!ReplyDelete