Wednesday, March 17, 2010

20th CENTURY BROWN TRANSFERWARE

I'm usually on the lookout for 19th century brown transferware, but I'll occasionally buy 20th century pieces if they are inexpensive. Awhile ago, I bought a box for $10 at auction that contained all of the following pieces.

The flower pot and the little creamer are both from England, Royal Crownford, in the Charlotte pattern from the 1940s. The Charlotte pattern is often different on various pieces, but they are all Victorian basket designs.

These two barrel-shaped shakers are by Clarice Cliff in the Tonquin pattern from England, also from the 1940s. They currently list for about $60 EACH, making the $10 box a real bargain!

The two covered butter dishes are both Mason's English transferware. The one on the left is the Bow Bells pattern and the one on the right is the Stratford pattern.
I just love a good deal, especially if it is transferware!

Please check out the following parties to find more wonderful vintage, thrifty things:

Suzanne at Colorado Lady
for Vintage Thingies Thursday

Cindy at My Romantic Home
for Show and Tell Friday

Rhoda at Southern Hospitality
for Monday's Thrifty Treasures

43 comments:

Sue said...

Hey Sally....love the transferware and what a deal you got....you asked about the box of $2. dishes at the flea market last Friday...Yes there were a few transfer pieces....small desert size dishes....Denise picked up one in red....

LV said...

I am no familiar with that pattern. You have a nice collection and it is very pretty. I like earth tones in most anything.

Postcardy said...

You got a very good deal. I think the shakers are most interesting.

CC said...

Your collection is just beautiful and great goodness, what a bargain you got. You are a very lucky girl. Happy VTT..have a wonderful weekend.

Tara Beaulieu said...

Oh these are stunning! I just saw a large set at Salvation Army yesterday, now you have me thinking I may just go back and grab them before someone else does. I ALWAYS do that- pass things up that catch my eye and when I do go back, they're usually gone. Cross your fingers for me, I need some of your good luck! Happy VTT and thanks for sharing these beauties!

Stacey said...

Brown transferware is so lovely, especially for a fall place setting. You found a real steal for $10!

Maureen said...

Over the past few years I've really come to love transferware. So pretty! Best of all....score!

P. said...

Beautiful transferware, and a fabulous deal!

Nancy said...

You sure did get a fantastic deal. I sell transferware and I've paid $10 just for the little flower pot to resell! I have some of all these patterns in my collection and in my store for sale. I love Charlotte, Tonquin and Bow Bells (the Calico looking butter dish). I love transferware in every color! Great find! Thanks for sharing!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sally...

Ohh my goodness, Girlfriend...you did get a great bargain! All those beautiful old pieces of brown transferware for just $10!!! I'm so happy for you...bet you were doin' your little happy dance! Hehe! All of the patterns on these pieces are just lovely...of course, I have yet to find a pattern of transferware that I didn't like! Hehe! Thank you so much for sharing them with us! Hmmm...now where are you going to display them?

How are you enjoying our beautiful weather? It has been in the high 60's here the last couple of days! Ohhh...I have Spring fever so bad! But, it sounds like we better brace ourselves! The weathman said snow tomorrow night and we could really be in for a storm in our neck of the woods! Eeeks! Well my friend, hope that my note finds you doing well! I was so glad to hear that your shoulder is doing so well! Thank the Lord!!!

Love ya,
Chari
PS...I see that your Mike had a birthday! Happy Birthday wishes being sent his way! Hmmm...he is going to go and work in an orchard in Japan this summer? Ohhh...that sounds so interesting! Good for him!!!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Wow, I love the brown! It's fabulous...gracious

Happy VTT
Tracy

thasnifty said...

I love the pieces, what a steal! You did good :)

Happy VTT too
-brightest blessings-
Karina

Elizabeth said...

Such a pretty collection - and oh my what a bargain!

Elizabeth said...

What a bargain for a great collection! I love the shape of the milk pitcher.

Sherry said...

I am a sucker for all transferware! I don't have any brown pieces yet but I really love yours. What a great deal you got!

AshTreeCottage said...

I love transferware. I am a blue and white girl myself, but it is pretty in brown too. And wow, what a great buy!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Nana Moon said...

I love this brown transfer wear! You really scored on the $10 box. The butterdish patterns are just beautiful!

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

How do you girls do it... finding great bargains like this? I've always admired transferware in all the colors but have resisted collecting any until now. You bloggers are changing my mind. Does anybody have a post that explains what to look for, different patterns, etc. I would be so naive I'd pay $10 for something that wasn't worth a nickel!

Debbie said...

What a great deal! The arrangement in your header photo is so pretty.

Carrie said...

You found an excellent value for $10...each item is a wonderful design!

Charlotte said...

Beautiful transferware. I am especially fond of the Charlotte pattern. Wonder why?

Coloradolady said...

This pattern color is really pretty. I am impressed in the price, how lucky you were! I love the salt and pepper shakers, those are really nice. have a great VTT!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Such lovely transferware. I especially love it in the brown.
Karen

Susan said...

I need a house with endless rooms so I can display everything I like......problem is I like everything .....your transfer ware is beautiful and what a bargain

mallorymurray said...

Wow, beautiful collection! The flower pot is especially pretty and what a bargain!

kim said...

I love your transferware and what a deal.

Diann said...

What a great find! they are all lovely pieces.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE brown transferware...and I so seldom get to see any! Yours is just lovely!!

TheSmithHotel said...

I love brown transferware! What a great deal! Thanks for sharing those pretty pieces!

Jody

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Jaw dropping deal you got there, Sally! You lucky ducky! I'm so jealous! I'm crazy for transferware. Love the Clarice Cliff S&Ps and the charlotte pattern is so pretty!

Cheers!
Tina

PAT said...

Sally these are so beautiful and what a fabulous $10 find!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty, and you got a good deal.

vignette design said...

I can never get enough of brown transferware! You got a great deal on that box!

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

absolutely Bee-You_Tee-Full! What a great post! I dropped in from "My Romantic Home" and am so happy that I did. Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day soon when you get a moment. until later...

bj said...

omgosh, Sally girl...you got some WONDERFUL pieces here...and the price! Good grief...awesome!!
I, too, love brown transferware..I don't have any. My mother left me the most complete and beautiful set that I've ever seen. I passed it right on to my daughter and she has 2 daughters that will get it someday.
Congrats on getting such a fabulous deal...
Is it cold there in Colorado..? Bet it is. We are supposed to get more snow here tonight. brrr
xo bj

Maggie said...

I luv luv the pattern and what a bargain..
Have an inspiring weekend,
Maggie
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Miss Gracie's House said...

I can't tell you how cool that I think it is that you have a *family* collection of rolling pins...that is just awesome! I also enjoyed looking at your transferware...
Rene
have fun watching bb :)

Manuela@TPOH said...

Fanastic bargain!!! Those are all such lovely pieces.

Manuela

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

My oh my, I cannot adequately express, yet I shall try; just how much I enjoyed these brown transferware dishes that you have shared today my dear lady!.., Perhaps it is their beauty as well as the comforting nostalgia that they also evoke!..,

Do pop by for a visit sometime!...,

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The plumed Pen

Becky said...

What a great bargain!! I've never really payed much attention to transfer ware. Thanks for teaching us.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I'm such a sucker for transfer ware. You sure found some treasures at bargain prices, that's the best part..lol.. today we have sun and warmer temps, what a difference a day makes..hugs ~lynne~

Picket said...

Morning girl! What a great deal you got for $10....I would have paid that just for the shakers alone...ohhh my eyes went straight to them first!!!! lol Beautiful pieces girl...you did good! Hope you are having a great week my friend...~Picket~

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh My Gosh! What a deal! It's all beautiful. I especially love the s-p shakers and the covered butter dishes (with covers intact!). laurie