Saturday, July 3, 2010

Cheap Transferware

I really have been neglecting my blog as of lately.  I have had so many irons in the fire and this month is sure to be just as busy.  After I disinfected the house I got to it and did some deep cleaning.  So far I have cleaned out my pantry and waxed my dining room and kitchen floors after I got down on my hands and knees and scrubbed.  Next I am going to do the floors in both bathrooms and re-do number 2 and number 6's room.  Hopefully I will be done in the next couple of weeks.  We have 3 weeks of swim lessons which is everyday.  I am one of the volunteers for this wonderful program which our community provided  free of charge  for over 40 years!

We also have our 4h fair.  Another great program for kids.  We have to get our baking done and our entries in.  One year number one daughter ended up having an entry go to state fair this was quite exciting!!  So that has set the bar pretty high for the rest of the gang.

On to transferware!!!


As I mentioned in this post.  I picked up all this transferware at a yard sale a few weeks back.  I spent $20 for everything you see here.  There are 14 dinner palates, 15 small cups, 11 saucers, 4 salad plates, 2 dessert plates, 3 bread plates, 4 soup bowls, 2 creamers 2 sugar bowls one with a lid, one large cup with saucer, 1 med. cup,  1 small bowl, 1 serving bowl, 1 gravy boat, 1 med. platter and two very large platters. sells the large platter for $239.95.  You can see it here.

I also found out according to the mark that this set in from 1917.  I just love it!!! 


Here is a close up of the platter.


Some of the pieces have some crazing and a chop or crack here and there.  The lid to the sugar bowl also came in two pieces.

I completely cleaned out my corner hutch to make room for it. 


I lined the back of the cabinet with a black and white diamond patterned wrapping paper I got on clearance after Christmas at Target.  It was $1.15 for the roll and I still a little left.


It was hard to get a picture with the door shut.  I kept getting glare.  I was so excited when I got it done I couldn't wait to take the pictures and actually took them at 1:00 in the morning.



The cracker jar was a gift from my parents a couple of years ago at Christmas, I just added some potpourri inside it.  I also added some of my white milk glass vases that I have picked up at the thrift store and yard sales for $1.00 or less.  Some cost as little as .10 cents and most were about .50 cents.


Here are some pictures with the door open.



You can also see the pattern of the wrapping paper better. 

These salt and pepper shakers were my moms.  They are lusterware from Japan.






Here is what I did with the rest of the plates that I  couldn't fit in the corner cabinet.


This crate came from a garage sale two weeks ago for $2.00.

Well now I need your help.  Should I paint the corner cabinet or leave it  and if I should paint what color should I paint it?

I'm linking up to:

Debbie Doo's Garage Salen Partay

Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality

Show of your cottage Monday at The House in the Roses

Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays No.19  at Coastal Charm

Second Time Around Tuesday  At A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words


  1. Oh my goodness that is a gorgeous set of dishes!~ I see you have a very large family as well, you will get much use from this set, and many family meals full of memories. Thanks for sharing it with us. Enjoy the party, and thanks for joining in. Debbie!~

  2. What a steal!!!! Red transferware is my favorite, and this is a gorgeous set.

  3. I am quite speechless...what a divine set!!!!

    I just can't imagine why anyone would want to even part with that beautiful set but to sell it for so are indeed a very lucky lady!

    Best wishes and happy weekend,

  4. wow what a beautiful collection! great find!!

  5. Wow - that was quite the bargain. I love the flowers around the outside of the plates. I love the corner cabinet as is without paint.

  6. OMG what a great bargin the dishes are beautiful! I love the corner cabinet just the way it is. Blessings, Vicky

  7. What a deal you got!! I wouldn't paint your cabinet, it's gorgeous the way it is.

  8. OMG!! I would say you found the top treasure of the week for sure. That is an amazing find and the price is unbelieveable. Congrats on some great treasure hunting, Kathysue

  9. WOW...that $20 was well spent! Love your new dishes and that $2 crate is so awesome! Come by and show them off at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY...hope to see you there:)


  10. Now that is a heck of a deal! Doesn't it make you feel good to find alot for not much $$? :O)

  11. all that for twenty bucks?! oh gosh.. that is a great find and price! so unbelievable! you lucky duck! teehee

  12. Beautiful! What an awesome score!

    Mary Ellen

  13. Beautiful set...well worth the $$. I have a couple of platters that I use them!!!


  14. Wow, what a deal on that red transferware. You really scored a huge one on that. Congrats! I love the stuff too & it is beautiful.

  15. OH MY WORD!!!
    I am yelling!!
    Very beautiful!
    I love transferware, too, and my hutch is full of it, too!
    I am stealing you idea of lining the back of the hutch with paper-it looks awesome together with the red!
    Congratulations on your FINDs!

  16. What a deal you got! I'm envious, for they're so beautiful!

  17. Oh, you stole those dishes!! What a bargain! The dishes are so beautiful too! I love your china cabinet and I love how you've placed those little lovelies in! How wonderful you got so many of the serving pieces!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  18. Okay, wow. I hope you know I'm having some sort of seizure because I love transfer ware and have never, ever found more then a plate or two for sale here or there, and usually for a lot of money. You, my dear, have made a terrific find! My hat is off to you.


  19. You must be living right! What a great deal on all those gorgeous dishes.

  20. OMG!!! I am so jealous!!! What a fantastic price for so many pieces!! I love transferware and collect it myself!!

    It looks stunning in your hutch!!

    I am green with envy!!


  21. OMG I cannot believe you got a set of transfer ware for 20 dollars!! What a deal, and you have them displayed so pretty!

  22. I'm with everyone else and can't believe your bargain! I love the pattern...and it looks perfect in your cabinet. BTW, I wouldn't paint your's gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing your treasures!
    Ms. Sharlotte's...Southern Reflections

  23. Hi!
    Awesome find! I think I would leave the cabinet the way it is. But I like wood finishes better myself. Have a great day!

    Sherrie's Stuff

  24. Love this! I would have grabbed it up in a second. Great find!

  25. How about painting your cabinet black? It would look great with the red dishes! Nice score on the set!!


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