Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Brown Transferware

Our treasures mean a lot to us and we really enjoy sharing them. Join Suzanne @ for todays post.

Last week I discovered an estate sale.  I almost missed it, the signs were not very well posted.  The sale was put on by the owner and not an estate group.  She had 60 years of collectibles, a basement full and then around 5 rooms on the main floor.  As I walked through one of the sitting rooms I noticed a stack of dishes, as I walked closer my heart started racing, could it be---a large set of Brown Transferware.  How beautiful the pieces were, there was not a price listed.  I found the owner and she said $39.00. FOR THE WHOLE SET.  It is a set for 6 including the platter, cream and sugar and gravy boat.  The only piece missing is one plate.   I've seen this pattern and love it however the price was always too steep for me.

The Platter

I absolutely love the dark red, greens and yellows that complement this beautiful brown color.
I have ofcourse looked up the pattern on the internet and discovered my purchase was quite good.  I will be on the lookout for other pieces to match.    I've caught the Brown Transferware Bug!!!!!!

I purchased other items at this sale too, I will share them later on.  Have a wonderful Vintage Thingie Thursday.



Maureen said...

What a score! I love transferware.

Elizabeth said...

What a lovely set! Bargain price too. Happy VTT.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Beautiful dishes, and being in Philly, love the tie-in to PA! Enjoy!

Vonlipi said...

You found a great deal! Just lovely :)

Postcardy said...

You were sure lucky. I love thae brown transferware. I would be happy with just a teacup and saucer.

Anonymous said...

I am going to look for some more of that. I agree it is always pretty pricey. I had a whole set of the green at one time and gave it away. Guess I didn't know what I had.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful set of dishes. I think you found a great deal when you think that newer sets cost more and are not as lovely. Enjoy them.


AshTreeCottage said...

For some reason, my last comment did not publish, so here I am again. I think your set is beautiful. I'm a blue transferware girl, but could easily become a brown one after seeing your lovely set! Great post for VTT!!

Susan and Bentley

Denise Marie said...

Ann, the estate sale was worth your time. What a treasure to get those gorgeous dishes.

LV said...

I wish I had been with you for this sale. You really had field day at this one. I loved all your finds.

bj said...

OMGosh, girl...I just can't STAND it...I am so so excited for you to get this BEAUTIFUL set of dishes...they are REALLY pretty.
The price...OMGosh !!
Thanks so much for sharing your good fortune with us..
xo bj

CC said...

Ann, you did very,very well. This is a beautiful set of dishes..I love the pattern and the price. Happy VTT..

Gracefully Vintage said...

Those are beautiful- i used to not think to much about china -but lately i love it. Could never afford it-so ill have to hunt it down.. SO pretty.
Love your blog- your grandaughters are sweet- just became a follower-look forward to more
ps thanks for the kind words on my chair-and love your hat

Coloradolady said...

I have had my eye on the lookout for some brown transfer ware for a while now, so far, I have not found a thing....what beautiful pieces! Have a great VTT!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Gasp! I love brown transfer ware! I long for some for my Thanksgiving table. What a wonderful find. Enjoy!

Happy VTT,

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

I am GREEN with envy! What a wonderful find and I am glad to see they went to someone who will treasure them :)


P.S. I am your neighbor to the north...we live in Nebreska :)

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Simply gorgeous! Great finds!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Oh Ann...what a great find. I'm always attracted to dishes at estate sales. In fact I'm on my way to work a big Estate Sale in the Austin, Texas area. Suppose to be a lifetime antique dealer and collectors estate. I'll watch for some of this brown transferware.

Marydon Ford said...

Ann ~ This is Marydon ~
I am keeping updates on Sherry @ my blog ~ you may wish to pop in for a visit.

Have a lovely weekend.
TTFN ~Marydon

PS Love your dishes!

GardenofDaisies said...

What a beautiful set of transferware dishes! I can't believe you got so lucky with the price!!!

Sarah said...

Oh, you lucky girl. I'm happy those dishes found you to take them home. Will we see a tablescape soon for TT? Hope so!

Sherrie said...

I love love transferware. I would have bought them all in a heart beat. Thanks for sharing.

~~Carol~~ said...

I've never seen a whole set of brown transferware! What an amazing find, and such a pretty pattern!
Happy VTT!

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