Before October 1st, 2012 I didn't own a single piece of red/pink transferware. Seeing beautiful pieces on blogs such as Aiken House and Gardens and Rose Chintz Cottage, an interest in the dishes began to evolve.
I bought my first piece - an Alfred Meakin teapot in the Tonquin pattern - on October 1st.
My second piece was purchased in November - an Alfred Meakin milk jug.
The third piece, an E-bay purchase, was an oversized "Breakfast Cup" by Alfred Meakin in the Tonquin pattern. Now it was an "official" red transferware collection!
I soon found another breakfast cup by a different manufacturer in a different pattern.
In January of this year I purchased two miniature tureens with trays, perfect for individual servings of soup.
A couple of weeks ago I got two Johnson Brothers teacups on E-bay in the "Old Britain Castles" pattern.
I found eight dinner plates in the Johnson Brothers "Old Britain Castles" pattern at the Christmas Tree Shop, for the great price of $3.99 each. The footed gravy boat and platter came from Home Goods.
The Christmas Tree Shop had round salad plates as well. I found the square/round salad plate on the left at an antique store.
I don't have enough to set a complete table with red/pink transferware yet, but I'm definitely on my way!