Memorial Day is a week away, time to celebrate the Red, White and Blue!
And I’m joining my blogging friends to share some floral inspiration and Monday Morning Blooms! You’ll find my floral friends’ links to their blooming creations at the bottom of this post.
Thank you for joining me for a little flower therapy this morning. Our challenge for this week’s edition of MMB was to use blue and white vessels or dishes with flowers. I also used a pop of red for a patriotic nod to Memorial Day!
If you’re a reader of my blog, you may have noticed I have *slight* dish addiction. I don’t discriminate. . .I love both new and old dishes alike!
Blue and white floral salad plates were found at Pottery Barn a couple of years ago. New, with a vintage appearance from a crackle glaze and transferware-inspired floral motif.
And I’m weighing in on transferware love!
What is transferware? Nancy Roberts at Nancy’s Daily Dish:
Transferware is a timeless, decorative art form of pottery. It is the term given to pottery which has had a pattern applied to it by the transferring of a design from an inked, hand engraved, warmed copper plate to a wet tissue paper and then onto the body of pottery it decorates. Transferware is most commonly found on earthenware, but also on ironstone, porcelain and bone china. The majority of transferware was produced in the Staffordshire region of England.
Although more blue was produced than other colors, colored transferware became popular in America in the 1830s and was exported in red, pink, purple, cranberry, brown, black, green, yellow, gray and various combinations of colors. Feast your eyes on all these beautiful pieces in Nancy’s shop, here.
My blue transferware pieces are a hodge podge, picked up over time. Pieces a little shabby and time-worn. . .
Pieces with crazing. . .
Gravy boats that are chipped. . .
Tureens and sugar bowls with missing lids.
All perfectly imperfect to serve up flowers!
The first flush of Endless Summer Hydrangeas have arrived, a cause for celebration!
They’ve really opened up since last week when I cut a few first blooms for this table. They’re joining Japanese privet, red and white tulips and red alstroemeria from the grocery store.
A pair of gardening gloves hold a napkin and provide a pocket for assorted vintage flatware, a fun addition for a garden club lunch or tabletop fun in Potting Shed.
I’m always on the look out to add a blooming fork or spoon to my collection, especially when I can pick one up for a dollar or two at an antique mall.
Time to fly the flags. . .
Celebrate the Red, White and Blue!
Visit my talented blogging friends to see their beautiful floral inspiration this week:
Pam at Everyday Living
Shirley at Housepitality Designs
Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse was unable to join us this week. She’ll return to join us on June 3rd.