Sunday, January 18, 2009

Blue Monday!

Today is Blue Monday hosted by Sally @ Smiling Sally's Blog. Thank you Sally for hosting Blue Monday every week. It is much fun!

This week I want to show you a couple of Blue Transferware I picked up a few months ago at an Antique/Flea Market place. (Same place I bought the chandelier for my kitchen.)

I originally bought the plates for my future China Garden. And also for the hangers that were attached. I think I only paid a 1 or 2 dollars for each plate. I was looking for attractive, inexpensive, even chipped plates for the China Garden. When I got them home, I decided I liked them too much and that they would look great hanging on the kitchen wall.

They are stoneware and there is no stamp or mark on the back of them.

The dinner plate is only about 10 inches wide. Here yu can see how much smaller this dinner plate is compared to my everyday stoneware. The small size makes me think it is old.

I bought a couple of bread plates as well. Some of the transferware pattern was smudged when it was placed on the plate before firing/processing. If anyone has any idea of the history of the pattern/stoneware, I would appreciate knowing.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. To see more great Blue Monday posts or to participate in Blue Monday, please stop by Sally's blog by clicking HERE.

Have a great day!


Susan said...

Love your blue/white dishes.... Glad you used them in the kitchen!

Happy Blue Monday!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Loving your blue and white china! It's my favorite!


Sheila :-)

Carlotta said...

Love them. I may have to go antiquing myself some day.

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

The first disheds my parents bought when they married were Blue Willow. None of them are left except the creamer, which I have.

Have a great week!

Barbara H. said...

What great finds!!

Shelia said...

Hi Melissa! Oh, now I truly love your olden dishes. The pattern is called "Blue Willow". This was such a popular pattern way back that almost all companies made it. This pattern can be seen in old westerns. I have a set of Blue Willow, it's not as old as yours, but I truly love it.
Oh, you're the most fit one, with all your exercising and all. I had a friend whose husband passed away and in order to work thru her grief she decided she would train to 'walk' the marathon. She trained for about a year and then walked the Houston Marathon! I was so proud of her. She had some gals who went with her and she did it!
Now I'm a good cheerleader and supporter! lol
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sweetie said...

I collect Blue Willow and love your pieces. I have both old and new. It's amazing the difference in the shapes and sizes of the plates. I'd love to hear more about your China garden. Happy Blue Monday!

Bo said...

You can never go wrong with blue & white china! ;-) Bo

judicreations said...

Happy Monday and thank you for stopping by!
What a great deal you got on those lovely plates. I love that pattern. What is a china garden? I'm glad you found a good place indoors for them.
come by again and have a lovely day!

Envoy-ette said...

You can never go wrong with plates on the wall! (Midwestern Family)

Smilingsal said...

I am falling in love with transferware.

My modum is sick and my local internet company is fixing it. Mr. Linky is up now; please come link in. Happy Blue Monday.

Raggedy Girl said...

Happy Blue Monday.
What pretty dishes. I like to hang special dishes up too.
Roberta Anne

Lisa said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely plates.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Love your beautiful plates (and they already had hangers!). What a deal!


Darlene said...

Those are beautiful plates! How neat that they were so inexpensive and already had the plate hangers on them! Happy Blue Monday!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Oh yes... you need Blue Willow on the wall not in the garden...... I get most of my outside china from garage sales.... those do look old.... I have a children's book with the blue willow story.... i do so love it..

Kim@ForeverWherever said...

I always love blue and white plates! Very cool!

Shirl said...

Hello and Happy Blue Monday. This is my first time to participate and it has been fun. Love your pretty blue plates.
Bless You! Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Heidi Pocketbook said...

How pretty! I'm glad you shared it with all of us :-)

nikkicrumpet said...

Very pretty...and I love the homey touch that plates on the wall add. I've got some haning in several rooms and they always make me smile...not to mention they make really inexpensive wall art! These are real beautites!

Shannon said...

Blue and white is so classic. I love your little plates that you found! So cute!

Valerie said...

My mother had Blue Willow while we were growing up. I'll have to ask her if she has any old pieces left. Happy Blue Monday Melissa!!

Rue said...

Hi Melissa :)

Beautiful dishes! I couldn't have put them in the garden either :)

Happy Birthday! I'm so sorry I missed it. I hope it was wonderful :)


Mrs. Mordecai said...

It looks like Blue Willow. The pattern has been made for a very long time and you can still buy it new today, like I did a few years ago! Beautiful finds.

Queenie~ said...

Hey Melisssa,
The plates are so pretty...what great finds. I bet they look so pretty in your kitchen. I've got plates in every room, honey. I should stop and count all of the plates I have hung everywhere...I think I would even be surprised...Have a great day...glad you liked the magazine finds.

Nancy said...

Looove blue and white china! I have some...somewhere??? Can't find someday they will show up...I hope :) Blessings, Nancy

~CC Catherine said...

Melissa, I've been wanting to come visit you for awhile now! Thanks for your visits to Catherine de th`e Cups and your sweet comments. I love the B/White Monday post, I also collect B/White..many varied patterns. I have one identical to this and it's imprinted with "Churchill" and stamped England. I only have teacups to these dishes. I can take a pic of it if you like and send it to you...let me know! ;) ~CC Catherine