Sunday, September 8, 2013

FABBY: BLue and White Transferware Collection

Hello sweet friends!

     I've been collecting Blue and White English transfer-ware dinner plates and now I have twelve... thinking I would rather mix the complete red transfer-ware tea set for twelve and the serving pieces it came with it; pairing it with the blue and white, which is really Alejandro's favorite and I love it too.

 For a dinner party I'm using the blue and white dinner plates, which are all in different designs, 'they're not a set, they are a collection,' which I think it's more fun! I also had some  in the dinning room wall and eventually they came right down too, lol!

Anyway, here they are, I hope you like them as 'dinner plates.'

Dinner party for eight with my collection of blue and white English transfer-ware different dinner plates. The stemware is Italian.

Here is Liberty Hall, Staffordshire and I have three of these. I made the centerpiece with yellow flowers and sunflowers in order to make a 'tenious transition' to Fall; plus the fact that I love yellow with blue!

I started with silver pewter chargers, which have a classic English style to them. Than, again I used the blue ceramic chargers made at our past company, next came the blue-white transfer ware dinner plate and finally the red Cambridge-Old England transfer-ware salad plate. I used again the pretty blue glass stones napkin holders from my recent tablescape.

 Royal Mail...Staffordshire and I have two of these.

This one is an antique and you can hardly make out the Word 'England' in the back...and it's stoneware, because as you know, transfer-ware is 'pottery or ceramics.' Alejandro taught me about the different materials for dinner ware.

Another lovely Wedgwood one.

Vintage Woodland-Wedgwood.

This gorgeous one is my 'special guest', as it is a Delft-Holland porcelain one; as you know, treansfer-ware is not porcelain, it's pottery... but I loved it so much, it immediately came right down from my wall collection, lol!

I placed the red transfer-ware 'salad plates' on the side as bread plates for the pictures; just to appreciate the blue and white dinner plates.

A small silver pumpkin for a 'little Fall touch'.

My blue and white corner with my Meissen three tier server and 'some' blue and white wall plates...still have some!

The salad bowl is vintage English ironstone, I bought it more than three years ago.

The after dinner coffee or tea station and a red transfer-ware platter and small bowl in the back for servings, (at your left). I will put a flower vase later in this table too.

Now, I added the red teacup and saucer to the plate layers.

The wall at your right was filled with transfer plates mostly, (before the artwork was there) and some Dutch Delft, Chinese, Japanes, from our Factory, etc.; hanging up there...but since, the English transfer-ware have come down for serving food instead, lol!

For this picture I placed the salad plate on top of the blue one, as for the entree. At your left I placed a small bread pewter plate, which are a set with the big pewter chargers.

My yellow arrangement just to give the table a very subtle Fall touch.

White lace cutwork place mats...again!

Here you have it, my collection of some of the twelve 95% English blue transfer-ware dinner plates, as one is a Delft too.  Mind you, I will still continue my venture in collecting more blue pieces now, as is my hubby's favorite one to eat in.

Today is September 11, 2013 and a very special day to remember in NYCity and the day that changed history forever in the United States of America. Praying for all the people that lost loved one in such a tragic day and God bless America.

Thank you sweet friends for the wonderful comments you send me, as you always make my day!

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  1. You have some of the MOST gorgeous dishes and serving pieces. It's always a pleasure to visit to see your table settings!

  2. Oh My Goodness! You have the most gorgeous dishes, Fabby...and you put them together so beautifully. Your collection is so extensive I cannot imagine a party that you wouldn't be able to set up for...and have it perfect! Love this! xo Diana

  3. Oh, Dear Fabby! It would be such a privilege to be a guest at your beautiful table! It's gorgeous and I like the mix of the two patterns! Your dining room table and chairs are so pretty too! You are the best tablescaper! :) I know your dinner party was a success.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. So so beautiful! What a gorgeous and creative tablescape! Love it!

  5. What a beautiful and creative Tablescape! So Lovely!

  6. You always have the most glorious tables. Love the transferware..I have my Grandmother's that is blue. I should use it more!

  7. I do, I DO love the mix of your blue & red transfer dishes. You are such an amazing artist, dear Fabby!

  8. Oh My Fabby, each plate is work of art indeed!!! Love them dear and your so lucky to have so many! I also love the fact that you have different designs on each for this whole set-up! So unique and your guests will even feel more special!

  9. It is all so very beautiful!!! I love it ALL! So what do you serve at these beautiful dinners? Anything would taste good on such pretty place settings!

  10. Fabby, I like the mix! Most of my blue and white are also a collection of the different patterns in the Spode b
    Blue Room series. I think it's fun to mix it up. Pretty stack with the pewter and blue chargers and then the red to top. I know your guests enjoyed this pretty table.

  11. I thought I recognized the Royal Mail, Fabby. I have a whole set in brown. We really think alike, I also set a table using transferware for this week but I am using brown ones. Your table is beautiful as usual. I love transferwares and blue and reds are my faves but i never thought of using them together and they look good. i like purple too but they're very hard to find so I can never complete my set. I love your pewter chargers......christine

  12. Oh, Fabby, I'm drooling all over my keyboard! What a lovely table, and I love that blue and white tier piece.

    I goofed up with Mr. Linky and had to TRY to correct my error. That's why we had such a clumsy start.

    Happy Blue Monday!

  13. Good Morning Fabby, As always your table settings is beautiful. The yellow flowers match beautifully with the blue.... yellow and blue is always a winner for me.... and the red fits in beautifully with your colour scheme.
    I adore blue and white and guess what, I have the same Blue Delft plate..... isn't it just fabulous.
    You have such a wonderful eye for detail, it is always a pleasure to visit you.
    Have a wonderful day today.
    Best Wishes

  14. I love the elegant blend of primary colors.

  15. So gorgeous your have some fabulous serving pieces and dishes.....

  16. Fabby, I love the way that you mixed all of the pieces! I am a huge blue and white fan and wish that I could still display my collection in my kitchen (does not go with my granite!!). I think those pewter pieces are very special and you know how I like seeing your pottery pieces, so I am drawn to the blue chargers, as well. Gorgeous table (as usual)!!

  17. I do love the blue and white, and the mixture of the red and white with it looks so fab, Fabby. Love the blue napkin rings. There is something so enchanting about transferware. I have some blue and some red, and I think I am going to mix it up. Joni

  18. Fabby, that is an absolutely beautiful collection. Love the red and blue transferware mixed together. I have lots of red and some green too. I've been thinking lately that I need the blue.....many years ago when my grandmother passed away, I was offered her blue transferware. At the time I was too young and dumb to know that it was a treasure! Kicking myself for many reasons now.

  19. Good morning! I love how you've mixed the red and blue, and I will be borrowing that idea soon. Last night I hosted my book club and set the table with red transferware on a yellow cloth, with yellow roses. Perhaps next time I will add the blue!

  20. Beautiful collection! I love your chandelier too. Happy Monday :)

  21. What a beautiful collection of blue and white transfer ware. It looks so pretty on your table with the white and red accents. Have a great week. Hugs, Pamela

  22. Lots of great photos of elegant chinaware ~ great for HBM ~ carol, xo

  23. Dearest Fabby,
    Lovely setting and one of my favorites is the vintage English ironstone salad bowl!
    Guess that the Delft blue plate with bird is from Goedewaagen Royal Delft, not from the Porcelyne Fles. It is lovely too.
    Blue transferware gives a table setting something royal!
    Hugs to you,

  24. Fabby, I absolutely love your table setting! The red and blue together is so charming and rich looking. I would love to sit at your table and join you. Thanks for coming to tea and enjoy your day.


  25. Hello Fabby! Gorgeous collection of blue and white .. my personal favorite:)
    I have a few pieces too including six plated that are waiting to go on a wall. You're tables are always so pretty and I love the way you mix colors!

  26. It is just stunning! I don't have any of my own, but I always love it when I see it. The blues are so vibrant and I love them paired with the reds.

  27. Your table is gorgeous, Fabby! What a wonderful collection of transferware.

  28. It always looks so much prettier to put something together as a collection that buying a matched set. It's interesting and exquisite. I try to buy every little piece of blue and white that has a nautical flair....that I can find and afford. It's fun! Sweet hugs!

  29. Wow! These are so beautiful! I like how you have arranged everything. Awesome presentation FABBY.Guess what? My favourite colour is blue!:) Thanks for sharing on Creative Monday.

  30. Oh Fabby, aren't you the lucky one to have all that pretty transferware??!! I love how you've mixed and matched them and your sunflowers just add the perfect touch. xo

  31. Your tablesetting is lovely. Vey well presented!

  32. Love your transferware ... especially the sailboat:)

  33. I love the mixing of the transferware dishes. It is so easy to get bored with a set of dishes, I love that you have mixed the different patterns - makes for a very interesting table.
    Thanks, Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  34. Oh Fabby, what a gorgeous table you've created! I love mixing the red with the blue transferware. Love those napkin rings, and the little silver pumpkin just sets it off! Just lovely!

  35. Oh wow, what a fabulous tablescape, I love all of your transferware dishes. You always create the most fascinating tables.

    I am sorry, I use the Linky for my party and it doesn't have an announcement feature. I am thrilled you always link up, you are the best.

    I also wanted to say that I love your picture on your blog. You are stunning. Hugs, Marty

  36. You know I love this, your collections! I have been known to take my plates off the wall when I needed a few more myself! lol Thanks so much for sharing at The Scoop!...hugs...Debbie

  37. The table is set so nicely, Fabby! I really like the mix of blue and white patterns. The blue chargers are gorgeous and fascinating that they are from your former company. Thanks for visiting and for your kind comment.

  38. Lord have MERCY! I only thought I knew how to set a table until you put my skills to shaaaame. You may very well have the most extensive, beautiful collection of dishes I've seen. So glad you get to use them at this dinner. This table setting is stunning.


  39. Fabby -- I LOVE your table and I like the "it's not a set it's a collection" -- I never thought of it that way -- it's wonderful! And I love it with the red -- I would never have thought of that! But then you know I adore my blue and white!

  40. Fabby you set the most beautiful tables ever! Your tablescapes are so gorgeous they make my eyes water. You've inspired me to start using my good china more often and to take the time to set the table properly!

  41. I think I say the same every time I see your beautiful tablescapes... This is my favorite! Those transferware dishes are ADORABLE!

    Btw, I love your new profile pic, so classy ;)

  42. Beautiful Fabby! You do such fine work with choosing your china, cutlery, flowers and everything. I love the look of your red and blue transferware together. Isn't it great that your hubby loves these sets? Yay! I wish you luck with finding more in your collection.

  43. Gosh, Fabby, you have the most beautiful dinnerware collections; and the blue transferware is no exception. You mixed the patterns so beautifully and created a gorgeous tablescape. So pretty!

  44. Fantastic collection! Love all of the mismatch! They make a gorgeous table.


  45. Fabby: I love your house. Your transferware is amazing, nothing matches yet everything does match. Stunning my friend. Blessings, Martha

  46. Hola, querida Fabby. What a lovely, lovely table. Someone mentioned primary colors, and it didn't strike me as such at first, but it's true...there's an innocence to this table that must come from the basic primary colors. So fresh and pretty! That Delft, love, love!! But as always your pieces are all beautiful. Love the pewter chargers and bread plates too!! Thank you for sharing such a fresh and new table, Fabby. Carinos, ~Zuni

  47. Hello Fab dear,

    Thank you so much to drop by in Stockholm. I always appreciate your visit.

    WoW, you blown my heart away once again with all your vintage English dishes. They are absolutely divine.

    My drooling everytime I visit you, LoL* hope I am sitting there and have a chit-chat with you.

    Enjoy & Happy Wednesday.
    /CC girl

  48. I adore blue and white transferware. What a fabulous collection you have!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  49. Still loving this, Fabby! I do believe you have the most beautiful dishes in Blogland! :) I do wish we could have tea together!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  50. Ay... me quedé extasiada mirando esa colección, qué maravilla, una obra de arte. Me encanta todo, los colores y diseños, las tazas... todo ordenado con tanta armonía y buen gusto. Te felicito. Me gustaron también los platitos colgados y la maceta.

    Bello, bellísimo.

  51. Blue and white china has to be one of my favorites. I love the red transferware too, and have been on the look out for some pieces. Lovely table.

    Jocelyn @

  52. Beautiful! I like the way you mixed the red and blue, and as always, the whole presentation carries your signature elegance.

  53. Oh my goodness Fabby, I had to send your link to my daughter who collects blue china/pottery/transferware of all kinds. She'll really find inspiration in your beautiful table. I have just a few pieces but your collection makes me want to collect more. :)

  54. Oh my I have been dying to get to this post and peek at your beautiful transferware! Blue and white dishes are a favorite of mine and Old English blue Willow is what we eat on every day.

  55. These are all so beautiful...I love transferware, and you have some of the best.

  56. Beautiful Fabby! I love the way you made them seem like their a set even though they are varied in design. The blue cobalt plate below really looks good with them too. Love that salad bowl- what a beauty! I love the blue and yellow/gold mixed together too. Very pretty!

  57. You have so many gorgeous things FAbby and always put them together so effortlessly~I love the way you weren't afraid to use sunflowers in such an elegant setting, it all works and great for this time of year!

  58. Fabby, you're collection is AMAZING!! It looks great!

  59. Fabby, as usual, you have the most beautiful table. You know how I love blue, white and yellow. I could sit at this lovely table forever. Your tiered serving piece is awesome. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Love to you, Ginger

  60. Fabby,
    Just beautiful!! I have a few pieces in some of the patterns that you showcased here...

    Stunning tablescape!!

    Thanks so much for your visits!!


  61. Hello Fabby, I love your collection of blue and white transfer plates with a bit of red/pink transfer thrown in the mix. It is so charming and fun. Beautiful table setting in every way.

    I once collected vintage plates all colors and had a birthday dinner party for my sister. She chose her favorite plate and sat where it was placed. She loved it.

    xo, Jeanne

  62. Your table setting is exquisite! Beautiful transferware plates.
    Mary Alice

  63. Very pretty. I like the idea of having a collection too. Life is forever changing. A table which we share our meal with family and friends should reflect the same-.Love it.


  64. What a gorgeous tablescape. I also love the yellow bouquet. Thank you for sharing it so well in your blog post.

  65. I love love LOVE transferware and your collection is stunning! This is a beautiful,timless table!!!


  66. Hola Fabby
    No hago más que decir la verdad con respecto a lo que nos has presentado. Una maravilla, una colección hermosas, la color roja o rosada es soñada. Todo me gusta, tu casa es extraordinaria.

    Es que todas ustedes, quienes comparten esta forma de publicar, tienen joyas parecidas, vajillas asi de bonitas, quizá por eso no se sorpenden tanto como yo.

    Un besito

  67. Fabby, I love it all! That table is so beautiful!

  68. I love your transfer ware! Once again, your table is perfect! It's such a pleasure to visit your posts!!

  69. Fabby, what a gorgeous table filled with blue transfer ware! The yellow flowers are perfect for the blue/white dishware.

  70. Fabby, gorgeous collections. And I really love the way you've displayed them, especially the blue plates on the wall. And the flowers were beautiful too!

  71. I know that you must be delighted with your new blue and white collection. It's wonderful! Blue, yellow, and white is my favorite color combination, so I adore the sunflowers. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  72. Your blue and white collection is so lovely! Beautiful table, Fabby!

  73. Wonderful collection! I love your flatware.

  74. Such a lovely tablescape, dear Fabby! I'd love to come and share a meal or two with you :) Hugs Pernilla

  75. Wow, Fabby! This is a marvelous collection and together makes a gorgeous tablescape - I will be featuring your post in this week's A Return to Loveliness, I appreciate you sharing,

  76. Your collection is amazing - you have such a marvelous hand at tablescapes! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  77. I absolutely love your gorgeous plates & dishes. The cobalt blue chargers just sets everything off very well. I would love to be a guest at your delightful table.
    I live fairly near to the potteries of Staffordshire in England & am always enjoying the various patterns that are about.

  78. Fabby,
    Your collection of transferware is wonderful...I love it..the way you have arranged everything makes this table special..
    Love, Mona

  79. Oh, my word, Fabby--I've said it before, but I'll say it again: I want to come to a dinner party at your house!

    I LOVE the way you've mixed and matched these dishes. All blue and white works together beautifully, I think!

  80. Hello Fabby,

    You continue to amaze me with your stunning style, table designs and stunning collections. I also love transferware. Such a please to look at.



  81. Oh my Fabby, how fortunate are you to have a collection of not only red, but also blue transferware. I love the two together! The mixture of the designs of the blue plates is wonderful! Thanks for sharing them with SYC.

  82. OH Fabby this is sooo pretty! I love the mix of red and blue transferware.


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