Wednesday, March 18, 2015


In a 2014 Country Living UK interview with Emma Bridgewater, she was quoted as saying that over her lifetime, she was quite sure that she had spent way more money on dishes than on shoes. 
I smiled at this and then sauntered out into the front of the thrift shop where I had been doing my volunteer shift—sorting incoming goods, only to find yet another set of brown transferware dishes screaming to come live with me at my house.
This brings the count up to three full sets of brown transferware. And there are others. Oh yes. White restaurant ware, a Staffordshire Ridgway 'Corona' set, and a pale pink Melmac set. I am unrepentant, however. I adore my dishes. Things you use every day should be things you love. And swapping out one set for another when I feel like a change is an activity that brings me great pleasure.


Anonymous said...

What a dear mark on the bottom of the plate. It alone is worth the purchase. Didn't know you collected brown transferware. Show us more!

bc said...

yes isn't it? I'm no transferware scholar, but I think it's a Japan knockoff of a UK pattern from the 50s or 60s, I love the little puddles of colour.