Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Blue Transferware

Hello everyone!

On a shopping trip to one of my favorite stores recently, I stumbled upon these gorgeous plates.


I was smitten with them for two reasons.  I love transfer ware and I love this particular shade of blue.  It's a light powder blue instead of the darker cobalt blue that I usually see.


I don't have much blue in my house, but I like it in small doses.  So, I decided to purchase two of these (which is all they had).  Want to see how they look in my kitchen?


At first, I had one in here and the other on my mantel, but decided I like the symmetric look of them flanking the stove.

What's even better is what's on the back of the plates.



You see, the store I was shopping at is not an antique store.  These are new plates!  I thought it would say they were made in China or something.  But they're made in England.  Who knew?  Want to know where I found them and how much I paid?  



Ta-da!  Not bad huh?  Home Goods came through again!  

I'm liking the "English" accent they bring to my kitchen.


Guess I should whip up some shepherd pie or something now.  LOL!

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly~

Linking to:  Wow-us-Wednesdays

36 comments:

Holly Browning said...

We should go shopping together. I love Homegoods.

I love your cute kitchen. The pot rack...yes!

Stacey said...

They are beautiful and so classic. You can't go wrong with blue.

Babs said...

Pretty plates and they work beautifully in your kitchen. Way to shop!

AntiqueChase said...

I just got two blue ones same size (old) at an estate sale and hung them on the wall in my kitchen... such a "bold" move away from my brown transferware... Funny how we both went "blue" with two plates!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your really do have a nice English Country lo0ok going on in your kitchen...I think this is the first time I've seen a full on shot of it...so pretty! I like the lighter blue plates, too. And like you, I have very little blue and white in my home, I'm trying to add more light blue in the living room.

Great find, I just love HomeGoods!

XO,
Jane

Shelia said...

Yay! You scored on those beautiful blue and white dishes! Your kitchen looks so pretty too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

I shall not tell Ryan about the English plates...or he WILL talk to you with a British accent

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Transferware... drool!!! I have been looking for some blue. My grandmother ( maternal) had Blue Willow as her everyday dishes when I was a little kid.
I introduced transferware to my DIL. I have gotten her all worked up . She bought her first set last month, Johnson Bros Heritage Hall, and she also got the red to your blue.. only 2 plates, all they had and she will place them in her kitchen as well.
LUV it Kelly.
Hugs, Gee

Andrea said...

I looooove that pattern and the colour! I would have bought up a complete set of 8. I should check our local store. I'm often surprised when I see the same things in stores as posted on blogs from people who live waaaay far away

NanaDiana said...

Wow, Kelly- BEAUTIFUL. I really like the powder blue ones rather than the darker ones, too. They are hard to come by- Good job!!! xo Diana

Lorraine Finkbeiner said...

I am a huge fan of blue so OF COURSE I think they look wonderful! I am so thankful that my Home Goods is at least 1/2 hr away or I'd be broke!

Deserae said...

Your new plates are so pretty....I love them in your kitchen. I can't believe what a great deal you got on them too :o)
~Des

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Oh so pretty! I have one of those plates but I got mine at an antique store. I paid $5. but I knew it was new. When it says dish washer safe, that's a dead giveaway.
I love your kitchen!!

Rose H (UK) said...

Hi Kelly!
Sorry I've been away for a while.
I chose the best day to visit though, as one who is blue and white obsessed! Your plates look lovely, and I couldn't think of better comfort food than a good old shepherds pie ;o)
Rose H

Ron said...

Great plates. I miss my Atlanta Home Goods as we have none here in NOLA. They look great in your kitchen too.

Anne said...

Those look vintage Kelly! What a great find! Oh yes I love that soft blue and yes it is hard to find those dishes! They look perfect in your kitchen!

xx
Anne

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

I love transferware too and they look great in your kitchen!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

You scored a good deal! Your blue & white plates add a nice summery accent to your kitchen. Did they have any red & white plates? :)

Marissa said...

That's just so awesome! Beautiful plates love home goods!! Wish we had one here..

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

The plates are beautiful! I just love Home Goods. You never know what you'll find. I'm visiting from Wow Us Wednesdays. :)

chateau chic said...

Blue and white...my favorite combination! Pretty, pretty plates.
Mary Alice

Junkchiccottage said...

You just gotta love HomeGoods!!! Kelly your kitchen is so pretty. Love the blue transferware. Happy Easter.
Kris

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Blue and white only makes a space prettier. Totally true in your kitchen!

Carol Z said...

These look great. I think I need to tootle over to Home Goods.

Pondside said...

I love them, Kelly - but then I think that every room should have a touch of blue. I collect both red and blue transferware and enjoy using it every day.

cynthia lee designs said...

I love Home Goods!! Oh my...love your kitchen...it is so pretty. Love the blue transfer-ware plates...I have blue in our bedroom and those plates would look great on the shelf above our bed.
hugs,
Cindy

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Very pretty! The little pop of blue in the kitchen looks great!

ImSoVintage said...

Blue and white transferware is an all time favorite of mine. I am always on the lookout for it. Your plates are lovely.
Hugs,
Laura

Bliss said...

Yes shepherds pie please. Show us your recipe, just in case mine is missing a little something something.

Bliss

Debbiedoo's said...

Blue transferware is my favorite Kelly. LOVE the pattern.

Christine Vandormolen said...

I want your kitchen...all of it

Kathi said...

I love that soft shade of blue on the plates. Blue and white is such a timeless color combination. Your kitchen as always looks lovely.
xoxo
Kathi

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

They are very pretty, Kelly. At first glance of your photo I knew you would like that softer shade of blue -closer to the muted greys and whites you like so much. I love transferware too, and so far only have the darker blue and brown/black.

Robin said...

Oh how pretty. Your righty, they are the perfect shade of blue. I adore how pretty and soft the color is.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beautiful plates..gotta love HomeGoods!...I can see now you gathering more blue for your kitchen!...the color looks great!...

Happy Easter to you and your family!

Thirkellgirl said...

I stumbled on those too, a couple weeks ago! I only bought one, but have been kicking myself ever since. They ARE pretty, aren't they!