Collecting in Blue

8.07.2014

If you have followed me for any length of time you know my love for red, but blue comes in very very close. In fact my favorite color to wear is navy and I have a closet full. I wear very little red.



I love ironstone, but I am also loving this old faded blue transferware. I have this one large platter in the dining room hutch and a few other pieces we will get to in a moment.



I placed my blue happiness jars on top of the hutch and added a pile of blue transferware dishes to the centerpiece on the table.

After removing the blue from the sun room I had this stack of plates that were removed from  the wall so I just stacked them here. These are the darker blue transferware.





I switched up the plates on this wall and have a blue and white transferware casserole on the buffet.



The rest of my faded blue dishes which are the Asiatic Pheasant pattern are placed with my ironstone in the vassielier in the sitting room.

I am slowly adding to this pattern since it can be quite pricey apparently because it is so old.

I love the shape of this platter/casserole. I believe it may come with a lid, but this one didn't.



This platter is quite large and has some nice crazing and a few chips.




I just love these blue additions.

Happy Thursday!

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39 comments:

  1. Beautiful...love that you carried the blue from the dining room into the sitting room...and love that gorgeous platter in the vaisselier!!

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  2. I love it all, Kimmie!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  3. I love your Asiatic Pheasant, Kim, and I love that vaisselier! Winning combo.

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  4. I am a big fan of blue, too. It's the unifying color I use throughout the first floor. Several years ago I painted the family/kitchen navy. It was a risk, but we get a lot of light, so the room doesn't feel cave-like. And unlike some other colors, I never seem to get tired of blue. Your dining room is so pretty!

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  5. I love the blue and white as well. I don't collect it but am drawn to it every time I'm in an antique store. Have to say what really caught my eye was the picture of the "girlie violinist" for lack of a better description. I may have missed her story but she is just so cute - I have not noticed her before.

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  6. It's just gorgeous - and that hutch and dining set are to die for!!!

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  7. Very pretty Kim...I just started to add some blue pieces in my kitchen. Love that pretty centerpiece you created on your dining room table too!

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  8. I love blue to it almost becomes a neutral and can be used with so many things thanks for sharing your collection.

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  9. So beautiful Kim, love transferware. Starting a small collection once settled. I have a few pieces I purchased from Nancy's Daily Dish. I would like to get a bit more.

    Cindy

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  10. Love the blue Kim. The faded blue transferware is so pretty. Love seeing pictures of your dining room. It is so beautiful.
    Kris

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  11. I am in love with blue and white so needless to say I love your blue and white!

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  12. I love the picture of the girl with the violin. Please share more information about it. Thank you

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  13. Wowie! This looks like another magazine cover if you ask me! Love that faded blue!

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  14. Blue and white is my all time favorite! I never tire of it. Yours is lovely...you have some really nice pieces.
    Mary Alice

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  15. I love blue transferware. Your touches of blue look wonderful Kim.

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  16. I have no doubt that you will have more transferware than you know what to do with soon! LOL! I, too, like the faded blue the best. Love that last pic.

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  17. This is a lovely collection that you have. Betty from Ontario,Canada.

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  18. A woman after my own heart! Your blue is beautiful!

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  19. I love your faded blue collection Kim. It really pops mixed with the white. Lovely arrangement on the table too.

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  20. I love the added touches of blue. It's perfect for summer and compliments beautifully your painted furniture.

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  21. Kim, I will be on the lookout for the Asiatic Pheasant pattern when I go to the auction, especially if you don't mind any dings or cracks! Love the blue mixed in with your ironstone!

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  22. You know how much I love blues so this really speaks to me. Love your plae blue dishes, so pretty. I just found a blue and white runner for the dining room. I see a new vignette in my head:) Hope you had a great day. I sure did, found an ADORABLE outfit for little Colleen!

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  23. Love the blue and white and love the blue on the inside of the white hutch. Love the chest too! Nothing makes me smile as much as ironstone and milk glass, unless it's my family:)

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  24. Your light blue and white transferware pieces are stunning! It's hard to find big platters and casseroles that don't break the bank! Your dining room looks gorgeous, and I like the way you've staged your vassielier with books and platters. I never tire of blue and white!

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  25. Oh yes...I'm a "blue" lady too! Beautiful I must say....

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  26. I love your blue...Sheila@myKentuckyLiving

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  27. Perfect! I love blue too, and like you wear very little red. In fact, I have nothing red lol. Not sure why it looks great on others but too bold or something for me. Love all your blues.

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  28. What lovely transferware! I never can decide which I like better blue or red. Here's to loving it all!
    Karee

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  29. Your dining room is very beautiful! The individual pieces are all so lovely, but the way you put them together is what really makes it special. I'm particularly fond of the pale transfer ware platter, especially paired with the white ironstone. Many years ago I worked for Ralph Lauren and one season we developed an entire collection around a similar platter (I think it was the same pattern, actually). You may be familiar with the wallpaper, as I believe it's still available. I had it in my kitchen in one of my earlier homes... :-) I love the painterly blue backing inside your cupboard as well - the perfect backdrop for the pieces you put there.

    Lory
    Designthusiasm.com

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  30. Kim, if we didn't look so dramatically different, I'd say we were long lost twins! Next to red, blue is my favourite, too, and of course, we all know that fashionably, red isn't the most flattering colour, especially in coats! Your blue collection is beautiful, as is the styling, as usual!

    Poppy

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  31. ...and I love the pillows!! blessings ~ tanna

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  32. They are gorgeous Kim and still goes well with your French country style effortlessly!

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  33. Love all of your blue and white pieces! Beautiful and timeless!

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  34. Such a beautiful shade of blue...love the old transferware...

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  35. Very pretty! Blues are my favourite accent colour and I wear a lot of blue as well. I sold some blue and white transferware dish sets recently but kept a few plates. All your pieces are pretty but I especially like the lighter blue and white version of the platters that you have.

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