A couple of prominent bloggers are partial to transferware, and after visiting their blogs and seeing their beautiful tablescapes featuring it, I became interested in red/pink transferware for myself. It started out just a piece here and there - an Alfred Meakin teapot was the first piece I purchased, and over time my collection has grown. I have written six different posts about my transferware from November 2012 to December 2013. If you haven't read the posts and would like to, simply type 'red transferware' in the search box in the upper left corner of my blog and it will bring up the posts.
Recently I saw a 13-piece Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles tea set up for bid on E-bay. I was the first bidder then another person jumped in, and the price began to climb. My initial reaction was to drop out, until I priced the pieces individually and found they would total about $200. I won the auction for $88 plus shipping, and the tea set arrived in last Friday's mail. It was still in it's original box.
I plan to incorporate red toile fabric in the tablescape somewhere - maybe napkins?
I am now the happy owner of service for six in this pattern. I wish you could join me for tea!
I know there's brown, green, purple, and blue transferware, but my favorite is the red/pink. Do you have a transferware collection?
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