September 21, 2017

Set the Table - Fall Brown & White Transferware


Set the Table - Fall Brown & White Transferware


Transferware is a decorative process started in England in the mid-18th century.  It involves engraving copper plates.  The prints are transferred from the copper plates onto tissue paper.  The tissue then transfers the wet ink onto the ceramic piece.

The patterns are quite beautiful, often depicting life during the 18th century.

There is nothing quite so diverse as using transferware in table decorating.

Brown & White transferware is no exception.

Transferware is easily adaptable to different themes and different seasons.



Set the Table - Fall Brown & White Transferware


Apart from having an all-over design or picture, the rims of the plates are often decorated with interesting design flourishes.


Set the Table - Fall Brown & White Transferware


The overall place setting starts with a lattice placemat.  We made these from wooden lattice purchased at the dollar store and then cut each one in half using garden secateurs.  We got two placemats from each section of lattice.

The chargers were once gold and have been painted.

The white plate on top of the charger is Antique Scroll from Pier 1 Imports.

The dinner plate is a pattern called Shakespeare's Sonnets by Kensington Stafford and you can see them HERE

The quote on the back of the plate reads "How like a winter hath my absence been from thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year."  
The picture on the plate is Anne Hathaway's Cottage.

The creamy-coloured plate I use quite often for its interesting rim.  It is by Coastline.

The brown and white plate on top of the stack is Myott "Royal Mail".


Set the Table - Fall Brown & White Transferware

The pumpkin is plastic and I painted it to match the charger.

You can find the same paint I used for both the pumpkins and chargers. SOURCE



Set the Table - Fall Brown & White Transferware


The napkins were doubled.  The top napkin is linen and instructions to make them are HERE.

The napkin underneath is by Hay Market.


Set the Table - Fall Brown & White Transferware



Set the Table - Fall Brown & White Transferware




Set the Table - Fall Brown & White Transferware


Crystal is by Waterford and was a gift from a friend.


Set the Table - Fall Brown & White Transferware

I used a crystal hurricane to stack Baby Boo pumpkins interspersed with leaves.


Set the Table - Fall Brown & White Transferware


Set the Table - Fall Brown & White Transferware


 Each place setting has a single leaf with the name of the guest written on it and held in place by a painted pumpkin.


Set the Table - Fall Brown & White Transferware


 Cutlery is from Bombay Co.




Set the Table - Fall Brown & White Transferware




Set the Table - Fall Brown & White Transferware



Set the Table - Fall Brown & White Transferware


I hope I have inspired you to look for transferware.  Some of my pieces I have had for a number of years.  I often see them in thrift stores or you can purchase them new.  There are s any interesting patterns and a variety of colours.


Thank you for stopping by.


 This is an original Fair Meadow Place Publication.




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