Monday, November 5, 2007

Sepia Dreams





I seem to be in a brown and cream mood lately. Maybe I'm just saving the color for Christmas. At any rate, I'm loving my cream dishes, and brown transferware, and beige napkins, with the dull gleam of vintage silverplate cutlery. Add a bowl of rosy red grapes, and a lovely sweet pear, and I'm good to go.








27 comments:

  1. Perfectly lovely :-) I especially love the transfer ware platter and of course your flatware always catches my eye!

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  2. Ok Mary, when you decide that you want a whole new look - just send this stuff my way. Will that be anytime soon??

    Love,
    Julie

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  3. Hi Mary,I think that brown trasfer ware is just beautiful.I have been wanting to get a set of brown transferware dishes with a winter scene on them to use during the Holidays.
    Brenda

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  4. Hi, Mary

    I haven't stopped by in awhile (busy with my new career in real estate--yay!) so congrats on the Community Blogger Award! You are delightful, funny, and very inspirng!
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  5. I love cream dishes. I have a set of Edme Plain or Queen's Ware from Wedgwood. It is great as you can change the accessories to match any season of mood. I love the brown transferware combined with it. And I must say your turkey platter is so pretty.

    ~~ Heidi ~~

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  6. The brown transferware looks beautiful with the silverware. We have a large set of the transferware, started through a yardsale find. I discovered a boxful of dishes under a table, bought them, and then proceeded to spend the next many years adding to the set. We now have settings for 30 people, and the pieces have come from, VT, Mass, CT, NJ, and ebay...can you say mania?? It looks beautiful though...especially for the holidays. I love pairing it with pink. Susan

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  7. Hi Susan, just the thought of all those lovely dishes is making me drool! :) I only have service for six, and no cups and saucers. It has taken me a couple of years to gather them -- they are all reproduction Spode. I would love to have some really old ones, though!
    xoxo,
    Mary

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  8. Mary,
    Love the brown. I am trying to start a brown collection after years of blue. Just got 2 cups and saucers from Des over at Peeking Thru the Sunflowers! The brown always seems like something Marmee and the girls would have had in Little Women.
    Janet

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  9. I love the brown transferware, besides, I thought browns and beiges were the designated colors for November:)

    Beautiful photos as always!

    Rhonda

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  10. I have always loved brown transfer ware and this looks so perfect for Thanksgiving!!!

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  11. Dear Mary...these brown and white dishes are so pretty. My mother had a wonderful complete set, including all the bowls, serving pieces, for 8...Spode, from England. One of the largest sets I've ever seen; platters, bowls, salt and pepper shakers... It is now the shining spot in my daughter's breakfast room. Her dad built a shelf all around the room, just to display these lovely dishes on. I'll take a pic of it someday soon to show them to you.
    You have some lovely pieces!
    bj

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  12. Uh, oh...meant to say that I put the PIF on my blog this morning and have one taker,so far. How fun this is...thanks for doing it so I had a chance to get in on the fun....
    bj

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  13. Very very charming! Love to see those colors! Perfect for the holiday season!

    Jan at Rosemary Cottage

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  14. Oh how I love brown transferware! What beautiful pictures :)

    Hugs,
    Dena

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  15. Hello! ! I love these dishes and British belief that a table is so perfect! ! ;)
    I find that the brown is very elegant. We have recently purchased? ? ?
    Venirti find is a pleasure
    Hello Marypoppins

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  16. I stumbled onto your blog thru another...I am thinking of running into my kitchen & photographing my cowgirl brown antique china - love the idea of pay it forward -

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  17. I love your transferware with your cream dishes!
    So perfect for this time of year...
    Priscilla

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  18. Mary, when will you open a store and sell some of your beautiful things? lol
    I assume I shouldn't hold my breath huh?

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  19. Very pretty, I just love transfer ware dishes and brown and cream are a beautiful fall combo.

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  20. LOve your finds. So glad I found you.The brown and cream to die four.

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  21. Mary, your transferware is perfect for this time of year. Thanks for sharing your pretty pieces.

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  22. Mary, you have the most beautiful things each & every post! I too have lots of different looks to go with different moods, and the weather/season definately plays a huge part. I'm glad I'm not the only one!
    Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

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  23. I love my cream dishes. Quite some time ago I switched from pure white to cream and I've never looked back! I love the warm feeling. And those brown and cream transferware dishes are my favorite!

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  24. Dear Mary,

    you are a girl after my heart!
    I Love browns & creams for Christmas, is there anything else?I have never had any other colors in my home, it still speaks to me as wonderful as always,
    such a lovely blog you have.
    Thank you for coming to visit me and for your lovely comments.
    Have a lovely November,
    Christine

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  25. Gorgeous china! My brown transferware is tucked away at the back of the cupboard but I think it's time to bring it out again. ~ hugs, Lynda xo

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