April 4, 2017

As I Wait...

Brynwood Needleworks - Farmhouse Built-in Buffet
 
The trucks will be arriving with our belongings today, but won't be emptied until the weekend. As with the loading, we've hired Moving Staffers™ to handle moving our things into the farmhouse. While I wait for more boxes and furniture, I emptied a box that has been here since our last trip north.

The box contained some of my favorite pieces of English transferware, and more than a few antiques. In the upper shelf of the cabinet are a few of my antique Toby mugs. I have Toby teapots and Royal Doulton Toby jugs that will join these pieces soon.

Brynwood Needleworks - Antique Transferware

The bowl and pitcher set belonged to my mother-in-law. The pattern is "Reverie" from Alfred Meakin. Next to it is a large cheese keeper. The label/mark on the bottom is "Victoria Ware" Ironstone. It's actually quite large and heavy! 

Some of my Johnson Brothers "Old Britain Castles" bowls are in the upper cabinet, waiting for the rest of this set to arrive.

Brynwood Needleworks - Antique Duck Casserole
 
On the other end of the counter is my antique duck casserole. This one is also ironstone, but has no visible-to-me makers mark.
 
In the cabinet above on this end (temporarily) are my three dog plates...a black Labrador Retriever, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and a yellow Labrador Retriever.  These will eventually hang, but I haven't yet decided where.

Once the truck is unloaded, I'll have more dishes to place, but the last - my much-loved Spode - is with Handsome. When he brings that with him, our farmhouse china cabinet will be complete.

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Createology said...

I am swooning and breathless just seeing your gorgeous cabinet displaying your BLUEtiful dishes. Your paint selections are so elegant and yet the farmhouse retains its charm and character. Those maple floors really anchor the rooms. So Happy for You to be in your lovely old Hickory Hill Farmhouse. Sweet Dreams Dear...<3

Jane said...

Love that beautiful built-in cabinet!!! Have always loved blue and white - have some Johnsonware but have given most of it to a former daughter-in-law as I work on downsizing. So good to be able to give my treasures to someone else to love, but I do miss the blue & white!

Jeannie B. said...

Your Blue and White looks lovely against the old white buffet. Love it. Exciting times for you!

Jacque. said...

Beautiful china and other special pieces. How exciting for you...my favorite part of moving...finding new places for precious things. Have at it and have fun!! xo

TerriSue said...

Oh how I like blueware. You have some lovely pieces. I have had my eye on a cheese keeper on Ebay for awhile now. Jim and I bit the bullet and paid off our mortgage last year. Now I want to redo some of the rooms. I think I've told you of all of the oak trees surrounding our house on a regular city size lot. We have lots of windows but all of it is shaded. Our living room is paneled in a light wood that I want to paint white to lighten the room up. We also have two built in corner cabinets in the dining room that is half paneled to match the living room which I would also do the same with. This has been on my mind for a number of years. Seeing what you have done and how well it has turned out is encouraging me to go forward.

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