Blue is my favorite color, so I'm drawn to blue and white dishes more than other transferware colors. With yesterday's post still in mind, I'm continuing with a blue and white theme today. Flow-blue is another example of transferware. I wish I owned some authentic Flow-blue pieces, but mine are reproductions. A few years ago Cracker Barrel carried a line of Flow-blue reproductions. Do you remember them? I purchased several pieces, and used the teapot and the covered butter dish for this morning's breakfast. [At least I think it's a butter dish as it seems too small for a cheese dish and doesn't have that odd shaped dome.]
The cup and saucer is bone china from England, made by Duchess in the Genevieve pattern. The tea is Rington's Classic 1907 Assam blend. A hearty wake-up tea!
After breakfast I went to my favorite local antique store, La Belle's. They recently won first place for the best antique shop in Macomb County, MI.
My purchase today was a Blue Willow luncheon plate made by Bakewell Bros. Ltd. in Hanley, England. The teacup and saucer is backstamped Japan. The blue and white pitcher [or milk jug] was an earlier purchase. It is backstamped Mayfayre, Staffordshire England Pottery. The other blue and white porcelain trio is a Cracker Barrel Flow-Blue reproduction.
Below are more of the pieces I purchased from Cracker Barrel [made in China]. They are displayed in a curio cabinet in my living room.
Cracker Barrel also sold a spin-off of blue and white Currier & Ives transferware dishes awhile back. I asked for them for Christmas. The teapot sits on a high shelf in the family room [only ladder accessible], so I had to take a zoom photo.
The dishes set a beautiful wintry tablescape. Perfect for Christmas time!
Blue Onion and Blue Delft are other lovely transferware patterns, but I don't have any in my collection yet... Can you tell I like blue and white dishes??? ;-)