Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Thrifty Thursday Brown Transfer-ware and an almost Tablescape….

I love the thrift stores….I found this set for four brown transfer-ware for 1/2 price – at  Ten Bucks ! They aren’t antique but, I loved the color and pattern!

011  Here is a close up  - You photo buffs out there – I have a question – how in the world do you photograph in the evening with all those shadows ??

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023 Marshalls – teapot for $5.99 (purchased last spring)

024Pumpkin tureen – bought at the thrift store – I think it was five bucks and it says Victoria on the bottom – who is Victoria ? 052

064 Mikasa napkin rings/name place cards. I bought a set of 4 for two bucks on clearance at TJ Maxx last spring. They came with a wipeable marker to write names on the front. I think they go well with my pumpkin tureen.

That is as far as I got to a tablescape…I ran out of time…. Hope everyone has a terrific rest of the week !

Thanks for visiting my blog !

Hugs ~ Kammy

I am linking to Leah for Thrifty Thursday  and Susan for Tablescape Thursday , here are the links:

http://www.lbratina.blogspot.com/

http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/

71 comments:

Kathleen said...

I am Victoria, so send me my teapot! :)
Great dishes..now you need BROWN napkins, LOL
Putting you on notice...you aren't in tonight's poem, but watch out for the finale!

Shirley said...

Very nice!! I LOVE brown transfer!!

Shanty 2 Chic said...

I love the color and pattern too! Great find... lucky you!
~Whitney

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Great photos and the brown dishes are lovely!!

Vicci @theplaidbasket said...

WOW! I am not a huge fan of brown but these dishes are beautiful! I LOVE your header and would enjoy seeing the full quilt.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I am just drooling. I have been hunting for brown transferware and I can't find any anywhere. Yours is just gorgeous. I love it. Your pumpkin tureen is wonderful. I'd say you really did hit the mother load for sure. Hugs, Marty

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love brown transferware! This is so pretty. I found a brown transferware/toile print plate at TJ Maxx last weekend, but they only had one, so I didn't get it. Nice find!

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Kammy, I love transferware and the brown is just so striking! What a great find! Wonderful pumpkin tureen, too.

Jane

Beth said...

I want your pumpkin tureen :) And who wouldn't know the brown transfer ware isn't antique? I like it, too.

salmagundi said...

I would think I had hit the jackpot if I ever found any brown transferware at a thrift store. Great find! Sally

g.suzie said...

Kammy, love your brown dishes, in fact love it all! Are you enjoying this in the newly remodeled kitchen :) Have a great week. . .

Julie said...

Hi Kammy, Everthing is so pretty...
xoxo
Julie

Denise said...

I love your dishes and tureen. I was in Goodwill today but saw nothing like those :( I'm watching a tureen on ebay right now, all of a sudden I want one (actually I want to collect old ones!).
For night time pics I light all the candles on the table and I use a tripod so my hands don't shake, then I set the camera to 'night mode', the one with the moon sign on it! This lets the shutter stay open longer and so long as the camera is still, the pics don't come out blurry. You can also light small lamps around the room if it's really dark.

Rettabug said...

Oh Kammy...I am GREEN with envy over all your wonderful bargains! They are all beautiful & play so well together. I want a pumpkin tureen, too! :(

"Lucky Dog~Lucky Dog"

Shauna said...

Those dishes are gorgeous!

susan said...

That does it! I have got to move to a place with better thrift stores!!! This is beautiful. If you find out about the photography, let me know. I have the same problem! All I get with candles is a glare :)...no warm glow :)

Jane said...

Kammy - I love the brown transferware!!! It just looks so classic to me. It will make a beautiful table.
Jane

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Kammy! I just love your brown transferware. It's wonderful! And I love your pumpkin turreen, too. So neat!

Happy Thrifty Thursday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Kammy,
I am having some major dish envy ! What a deal you scored, and they are so lovely! I want that pumpkin tureen too! I think maybe they meant Victoria Secret. hehe. Your pics are always gorgeous,what shadows? Hugs Cindy

Leslie said...

great dishes!! I have been wanting to find a nice set for the family so versatile and I think these would be great! Or something close to them. Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

Leslie

Sharing with Sherri said...

Kammy,

Oh you really found some treasure didn't you?!! I Love those gorgeous dishes!! They really look great with your other dishes too!

Hugs,
Sherri:)

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Kammy, Those dishes are exqusite!Thanks for linking up to thrifty Thursday, sweet friend!
Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Suzan said...

I have a SERIOUS case of dish envy right now! Love the transferware in brown.

Anita said...

Great pieces...I love the brown and white and the napkin rings are fab as well.

Jes said...

How elegant...boy you could really dress up a table with those!

Happy Thrifty Thursday!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love, love, love your dishes!!! You are a lucky gal. I love everything you shared. And I love your photos. I have no clue when it comes to taking photos.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

I am totally in LOVE with those dishes! Great find!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I really need that tureen, can you just send it right over as soon as possible...What a wonderful find..

Deanna said...

Kammy,
The brown transfer dishes are fantastic. Wouldn't mind having some. They're lovely,
d

Chari said...

Hey Girlfriend...

Popping over to say hello and see how you're doing! Are you getting any of that fluffy white stuff up at your place? We got a little this morning and then it just turned drizzly for the rest of the day but brrrr...it's cold!

Girl, I just can't believe that you had the good fortune to find this lovely set of brown transferware dishes...I do believe that someone is smilin' down upon you!!! They're gorgeous and all for just $10??? Awesome treasure find, my friend! Love the white pumpkin tureen too...hmmm...wondering if it's the same Victoria that puts out the magazine? I know that they have pretty things like that in there!

My friend, your photos are fabulous...seriously!!! I don't know if it is possible to shoot photos at night without getting some shadows...but I love that look!!! I think it offers an ambiance that daylight photography lacks! I have a setting on my camera for taking photos in low-light...reducing the blurr (without the flash). It helps some! But...again, I love your photos and think they are fabulous!!! I think they look like they just stepped off of a page of a design magazine!!! Thank you for sharing your new treasure finds...I'm so happy for you, Darlin!

Love ya,
Chari

Sandy said...

I love your brown transferware, it will make a beautiful tablescape.
Thanks for visitiing.
Sandy

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Very pretty dishes and interesting photos.

Designs on 47th Street said...

My heart is pounding at the sight of these dishes! Love these. You were very lucky to be there at just the right time. I'm using some of my brown transferware on my TT post today. Come take a look!
Donna

Joyce said...

Once again you find the neatest things at your local thrift store. Now when I see a thrift store I pull in thinking of you:) I am starting to find little pieces of goodies but the fact is I think I need to go more often and I just do not have the time. I love your dishes and the only Victoria I know is in the Mall:)
Joyce

Tricia Anne said...

Oh I just love your brown dishes!!
I can't wait to see your quilt rack you mentioned to me ... hint hint hint! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love your treasures! Those brown dishes are TDF! THis is all soothingly elegant!

Stacey said...

I am a dish freak so I am lovin everything in your post. Great finds for a nice warm fall table!

Beansieleigh said...

Oh Kammy!.. LOVE the brown transfer-ware dishes!! What a lucky find!! Happy Tablescape Thursday! ~tina

REbekah said...

BEEEEUTIFUL!!!!!!! 10$$$ NO WAY, Girl!!! Who the heck cares it the are not old!! thay are amazing!!!! Love the entire setting!!! beautiful!

Sherri S said...

Love a bargain! The dishes are gorgeous and I am loving that tureen. What deals! The mix of everything looks fabulous. I have some of those same berry twigs!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great deal and pretty.

Lou Cinda said...

Awesome deal on those dishes!! I would have SO snapped them up!! And the leaf placecard/napkin ring? So cute!

Um...and my name is Victoria, and I would like my tureen back!

Have a great day!!

Lou Cinda/Victoria

Mrs. G said...

You are such a great shopper. Lovely finds.
Hugs,
Sue

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love how dark the brown is on the dishes. Generally, you find the brown to be a bit more washed out on dishes. You got a great deal.


Sue

Really Rainey said...

Hi Kammi
I really love the brown transfer ware too! Its incredible and what an awesome deal you got!
As for photos at night... when you are doing a tablescape... you want some of the shadows... I too use a tripod and I also light lots of candles then I use a spot light... Its really my desk light...That's right, I put it in various places...play around with it... I know it looks harsh at first but once you snap the photo then take a look... I don't use the flash. You gotta play with it... sometimes you need to touch up the photos too... But my best advice is tripod and no flash... have fun!
~Really Rainey~

Blondie's Journal said...

Kammie~

I love the tranferware very much and it actally looks very chic the way you have it displayred looks pretty good!!! I love the deal you got. Great job!!

Happy Thrifty Thursday!!

xoxo
Janie

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Kammy, I love the napkin rings! How elegant they are. The brown and white transferware was a phenomenal buy, and the teapot so cute. I would love to find some of these pretties!
Brenda

Mieke said...

WOW this is great, never though brown could be so lovely !

Ally0005 said...

I love the brown transfer-ware very pretty.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Ally

honeysuckle said...

I, too, love brown transferware and am always looking for more. Those are very sweet and at a great price. I also like to use place cards and tose are nice that can be reusable. Come visit and join in my first giveaway!

Mimi said...

Wow, those brown transferware are beauties....just think of all the mixing and matching you can do with them... I ♥ the pumpkin tureen!

Laura @ The Shabby Rabbit said...

Huge fan of transferware, especially brown! And Red! (blue's nice too). Great finds for a beautiful table!

Sandra said...

Hi Kammy! Those are pretty finds! I love transferware!
Blessings,
Sandra

Heidi said...

Hi there!
Your pictures are beautiful! And I love, love, love the brown and white transfer ware. It's perfect with so many other colors, and unusual at the same time. Lovely!
You got lucky with those.
Man, I could kick myself, last weekI put back a white tureen, with ladle and platter, at the Goodwill for $7. What was I thinking? I've learned my lesson...
Thanks for stopping by, hope you'll come back often!
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

Heidi said...

Hi Kammy,
It's me again, I want to add:
1)I love the Krylon bronze paint that you use, I think I will switch to that next time a project comes up.
2)I live very near Big Basin where you used to vacation. But I was born in Colorado. So it appears we have reversed our paths..!!
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

Sue said...

The brown transferware is very verynice....Great bargain on the teapot too!

my home sanctuary said...

Oh how pretty and how lucky you were what a bargain. Thanks for sharing your treasures.
I live in a little house in the country myself. Envy you a bit wish it was the Colorado country at least in summer! LOL. My neighbors are my blogging neihbors.
Thanks again for sharing your treasures.
Have a Blessed evening,
Sherry

Marti said...

Those napkin rings were $2! What a great deal, and they do look great with your pumpkin. I love the transfer ware too; it looks so very fall.

Sandi (Meme) said...

Love the dishes and what great buy with the pumpkin tourine! Thanks for stopping over and checking out my Nell Hill's tablescape. Have a great weekend!

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

OH, I nearly passed out when I saw that picture. I had been bidding on a teapot on Ebay and lost and I started looking at some of the brown ones that looked similar to your stuff. They were asking to much---any who...I love those teacups and that tea pot. I will have to keep my eyes peeled and keep looking!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Kammy, I think your photos are great-they are so artsy looking. Love the way you styled them. Your brown transferware is so pretty, and I'm loving that tureen. What great deals! laurie

cindy@cottage instincts said...

I have a pitcher and container thingy in the same brown 'print' as you...some of my favorite pieces! I wish I could find some of the brown transferware...it'd go so great in my new dining room. Lovely things. I love visiting your blog. :O)

Linda Q said...

Hi Kammy,
Oh you lucky duck on that transferware! I am wanting some brown so bad. That was a great find.
All things so pretty, will make a pretty tablescape.
Enjoy,
Linda Q
Just reading them this week.

Liz said...

Kammy! Your pics are always lovely...I'm not sure how you avoid the shadows at night....Probably lighting.... I always try to take them in the morning or early afternoon. I'm still learning though... Those brown dishes are wonderful... I'ld of fought you for those! :)
~Liz

sherri@lavenderfields said...

What an awesome deal on the brown china. I just love it. All your pictures are very nice. Hope you have a great week...Sherri : )

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE those dishes!!! FAB for Fall!

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

I think I need to shadow you when you shop for bargains! I love all the brown in your dishes. I love all your dishes!! I think you photographed everything beautifully -

Marilyn said...

Your pictures are always a joy to see when I come visit. One of these days we are going to have to go shopping together! Thanks for sharing all the pretties!

xinex said...

Oh Kammy, those transferware dishes are so gorgeous! I love the colors. BTW, I posted details on the flatware cloche on my blog last Friday. Just scroll down to see it when you have a chance. Thanks...Christine

Beverly said...

Your Pumpkin tureen was quite a find. I would love to stumable onto one of those. Don't know about the Victoria, but you got a bargin. Love the Brown and White dishes and your napkin rings. Altogether, quite a nice tablescape.

Melissa said...

I love that white pumpkin!

Kind Regards,
Melissa