Thursday, May 6, 2010

Do you ~heart~ brown transferware like I do???

I was in our large antique mall the other day shopping for dh's birthday gift. Innocent enough, right? I had no ulterior motive for myself in mind (honest).
Thought I would peek into their back storeroom which is massive....and dark....and empty of people...except for moi.
I was looking...looking...then I spied this set of brown transferware on a table with a corresponding sign that said, "Not priced yet".

Curses, I wanted it to have a huge, completely out of my price range price on it...but alas, it didn't.
So the obsessing started....I quietly asked about it (it just came in, isn't it pretty?)
Ummm, yes, yes it is.
Being the detective I am, I wrote down all pertinent info and went home to do some sleuthing....and came up with nada. I couldn't believe it...nothing!
So next time I went in, I asked about it again....she gave me a price that I couldn't believe so I paid and got the heck out of there before she came to her senses!!!!

Did you see the serving pieces, the butter pats, the four platters? I'm so smitten I wanted to sleep with it last night!
The maker is Ridgway and the pattern is Prairie Flowers....did you see the country fence? and the daisy's?
Happy, happy girl........

14 comments:

Beth ~ Tattered Art said...

Loooove!!!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

I do heart brown transferware! I love every single piece! What gorgeous designs!! Glad to hear you got a great price! That makes it sooo much more fun, doesn't it?
Michelle

Claudia said...

I love brown transferware! What a find you have there. Beautiful, beautiful. Congratulations!

Lori said...

that is totally gorgeous Gail...good for you:) laughing that you wanted to sleep with it...LOL...too funny!!!

My Grama's Soul said...

Lovin' the transferware...........but.....I'm REALLY LOVIN' the hat in your header!! LOL LOL

Jo

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Gail!!!! You are so precious!!!!! That sounds like something I would say! And my goodness girl...I would have wanted to sleep with it too! You go girl ~ I'm so glad it ended up with you, hugs and love, Dawn

The Feathered Nest said...

OH! Congratulations honey, you won a giveaway on Tracey's blog, French Larkspur!!! xxoo, Dawn

Nancy said...

Hi, I sell English transferware and my blog is all about it. Your wonderful Ridgways set was made between 1886-87. This is called Aesthetic transferware. What a great find! It's difficult to find full sets and you got some really cool pieces! It's so fun finding something like that! Sounds like you got a really great deal too! Love it!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh these are lovely! I am just discovering your blog and enjoying my visit here. Have a nice weekend! Twyla

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

A lucky girl indeed. I just adore transferware. All colors.

But brown. Sigh.

vintagesusie & wings said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog & leaving such a sweet comment! Your post is lovely & yes I HEART brown transferware... alot!!!
I hope you have a GLORIOUS Mother's Day Friend!!!
Hugs,
Susie

diane said...

Oh, these are just gorgeous! I love every piece and just the name itself has me smitten!!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

ohhh very very pretty!! And so many pieces too!! that is a wonderful buy... bet you are excited. xoxo

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Wow it's just beautiful!