Just a few of my lovelies…
(below pic) I have only recently become more and more interested in black and white transferware. I only acquired a few pieces while in Europe. But, two of my favorite pieces of black and white were purchased at the Paris Flea Market. It is two plates with scenes depicting Napoleon. These plates are hung next to an antique print of Lord Kitchener.
(below pic) I know you have seen this pic before – but this is an example of a plate I recently won on eBay. Its the large square plate. It’s not an antique, not even vintage – but I love it all the same.
(below pic) Roosters and Plates? They go together like Yeng and Yang, Wally and Beave, Sonny and Cher (no wait – that didn’t end too well) – um, Peanut Butter and Jelly…..
(below pic) This hutch is in my Morning Room. It is filled with pieces of my blue and white collection. The smaller plates on the wall were purchased in Tongeren, Belgium (another huge flea market!) – but meant so much to me because they were part of the Staffordshire “Americana” collection depicting such scenes as Betsy Ross sewing the American flag. I’m sure the vendor from whom I purchased them did not understand my almost giddy glee upon finding and purchasing these treasures.
And now for my “babies”….
(below pic) These plates make me happy. I happened upon them in, of all places, Ross. There were only two of them. I had a feeling there were more as plates such as these are generally issued as sets. I posted my “find” on the HGTV message board I frequent, and much to my surprise – someone posted back that she had seen these very plates at her local Ross in Texas, and she thought there were six of them. She offered to go back the next day and buy them and send them to me. Can you beleive that? What a sweetie! She emailed me that she was only able to get three, as the other two were the same as mine and one was gone. (Now WHO would buy just one plate?) We made arrangements and she shipped them to me. Sadly, one arrived broken in half, and I just need to repair it. Visitor’s who come to my home are not quite sure what to make of them.
You either love them or….