DECORATING WITH VINTAGE AND ANTIQUE CHINA

I have always had a love for beautiful china.  I think it started when I was a child and visited my grandparents.

I slept in my Great Aunt Rose's old room and there was a china cabinet in her sitting room full of china and glassware. I eventually got that china cabinet, and after having it for 40 years, I passed it on to my oldest daughter, Cary.

Aunt Rose loved hand painted pieces featuring roses, and although I think those pieces are beautiful I have always had a love for blue and white transferware.

If I see a blue transferware piece for a good price, I cant resist buying it, and if I can't find a place for it in my own home I put it in my shop to sell.

turkey plate

 This is a turkey plate I found a few years ago, which I take out this time of year as part of my fall decor. I actually had nine of these, but sold the other eight as I just didn't have anywhere to put them. 


Yes, I know I have shown you my hanging plate rack before, but it makes me so happy to look across my room and see it that I have to keep sharing it. 

It is such a great place for my blue and white pieces.

pine cupboard

My pine cupboard holds my large set of Royal Doulton china, which was my mom's, along with another favorite of mine white ironstone. 

There are so many ways to use china in your home decor. I wish I had more space to display mine, but lack of space means I have to let a lot of it go, and that is where my Etsy shop comes in. 

brown transferware

Saturday is usually Tessa day, but as it is supposed to rain all day and we have to visit outside I am waiting to make a decision on visiting. 








  1. I wish it would rain here. I hope you get to see Tessa as I know it is a highlight of your week. Thanks for showing the china. I wondered what it looked like. You have beautiful antiques!
    Brenda

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  2. I love the beautiful designs of the older china patterns! Pretty works of art! Enjoy your weekend. Hope the weather improves!

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  3. Love your china. So pretty with all the beautiful patterns. I hope the weather is better so you can see Tessa. Enjoy the weekend. xoxo

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  4. I've always been a sucker for blue and white too, especially in dishes and china. I have beautiful Noritake china from Marshall Fields that was our wedding china and I have nowhere to display it. We have a very small china cabinet (narrow) in our kitchen and the Noritake plates sit in the bottom of the cabinet. The love of dishes and china runs in my family. My grandmother had a ton of it and now my mother does, as well as my aunt.

    Have a good weekend!

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  5. So many lovely pieces. Using them in decorating adds such a beautiful touch of elegance.

    I hope you were able to see your daughter today. It's important for both of you.

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  6. Hi Laura I hope you got to see Tessa yesterday. I know the both of you enjoy spending time together.

    Cindy

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