Friday, June 10, 2011


A pretty Brown Transferware platter peering through the windows in my Hutch. It was a gift from my Husband, and he didn't even know I wanted one. He spotted it at a thrift shop and picked it up for me. (he's really getting good at that).
 I freshened my Hutch for the Summer, removing a great deal of china, and adding touches of white here and there. I'm seriously thinking of taking out my reds and putting up my Browns, but may wait until Fall. 

That will give me time to get the right containers to store it. I also feel more inclined to do some "nesting" in the Fall, the weather is cozier.
Over the years you can accumulate a lot of dishes. And lately I've been trying to "de clutter" and "scale down". 
But something happens when I see pretty things, especially if they're a bargain. They tend to come home with me.
And now I have my Hubby doing it. He picked up this Rooster last year for me, as soon as he saw it, he figured I would fancy it,  I did, and do. He's a big spender, it cost $1. But that actually makes me love it more ;)

I have been suffering from a little bit of "Bloggie Burn Out". I hear it's quite common. And highly contagious. "The Blog Doctor" has told me to get lots of Sunshine, and Fresh Air. He feels I need to spend more time with my Friends and Family too. So if I'm not posting quite as often as I usually do, can find me Poolside (Doctor's Orders)-;)
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  1. If your thing of clearing out those red dishes, think of me. Boy they are sure hard to find
    Love the brown transferware your hubby bought you.
    I collect them all. They sure are getting harder to find. Must be quite a few collectors out there.

  2. Love your platter and that little chicken. How nice to have a hubby that will go thrifting. Not mine. I totally understand the bloggy thing. I really should do the same thing.

  3. Beautiful dishes! My hubby wouldn't even know what a transfer dish was! You're blessed.

  4. Looks beautiful, Tami. I love transferware. It doesn't seem like I see it too often though. I've been feeling the same way about blogging...kind of drained.

    Hope you have a good weekend :) Tricia

  5. I love the brown and cream transferware ...


  6. It's great when our husbands get on board and support our addictions err I mean interests. Love your pieces and how you've displayed them.


  7. You have a wonderful and thoughtful hubby!

  8. So very pretty! I love that chintz looking plate. Enjoy the pool!

  9. What a wonderful husband you have! It looks fantastic!

  10. So pretty! I love the red & white dishes!

  11. Love your new hutch and dishs collection! Yes it is a wonderful reflection, and such a nice husband to bring it home to you!

    Sometimes it's hard to following doctor's orders, but yet it must be done. Take care and let us know when he "releases" you. Meanwhile have fun at the pool and with family & friends.


  12. Oh my.. what a pretty sight. Absolutely gorgeous!


  13. I like the reds for summer, then you can change them for your browns in the fall.

  14. My husband never just brings things home for me. Unless it's an oil filter or McDonald's. I do like the reds for now. Have a great recuperation!

  15. Your dish collection is gorgeous! Keep the reds for now, they seem quite summer for me. I love all colors of transferware, the browns will be ideal for fall/winter. Wow, your husband sure is observant, and really knows your taste, bless him, and bless him for bringing such sweet goodies home for you. I love hearing stories like that!



  16. Beautiful transferware -- and a great hubby! How did we both get so lucky like that? Your brown dishes will be perfect for Fall! I'll be watching to see them. Enjoy a little pool time and blog again when you feel like it -- No obligation blogging!

  17. Your dishes are lovely!! I've collected transferware for many years, the patterns are so romantic, it's hard to resist!

  18. What a beautiful collection of red trasferware you have. I love mix with the white stoneware - and that little $1.00 rooster is just the sweetest thing. I love roosters. Thanks for sharing!

  19. That's SO sweet that your husband picked out that lovely platter for you. You lucky girl!! He must know your taste very well.


  20. How lovely! A true metamorphosis.

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    Happy Monday to you.

  21. Hi Tami, What a sweet husband you have! The platter and your other pieces are wonderful. I have also been suffering from burn out lately. I think we all need a break occasionally.
    Take care,

  22. So beautiful dishes you have! I can surely understand that some things just must come home with you...

    Have a nice week!

    Sari from Puumuli

  23. Tami,

    Why do dishes make me weak in the knees?!? Seriously love all of yours. Isn't it fun to rotate and have the opportunity to enjoy each and every one? Your hubby has learned well. I'm impressed! How thoughtful he is!

    Enjoy poolside. We are doing the same thing. What a treat! Summer will be over before we know it. This year I'm not going to allow myself regrets and say, "If only we'd done..." We are just doing it!


  24. Oooo! That platter? plate? in the back on the first photo really caught my eye!!!

    Shall we fill it with cookies and go sit by the pool?!?

    And an awesome chicken!

    You are training that Man very well........

  25. You have so many gorgeous pieces! I love your red collection and your brown collection. And so cute that hubby is on the hunt too. Enjoy your poolside :)

  26. Beautiful transferware!
    Enjoy your family and pool!
    ~ Julie

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  28. I love transferware too!
    How sweet of your hubby to buy you the rooster!
    occasionally will surprise me with a little prize! It is such a treat, isn't it?!!

    Take time off....that's what summer is for right?!!

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  31. I LOVE your transferware and that little rooster is just to darn cute! I can't believe he got it for a dollar! :)

    Have a great week!

  32. Beautiful transferware and the rooster it's adorable! Yeah, hubbys are getting really at it too! Mine's gotten terrific! I love all your pieces, they're all so lovely! Hve fun this summer along with your family and by the pool! Come over, too, love to have you! Hugs, FABBY

  33. I am a dish girl too...have, finally, given many pieces to my daughters for them to enjoy in their homes:) Enjoy your Summer.

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  35. Loving your transferware! I featured mine too for White Wednesday.
    I'll be back.
    I'm your newest follower.
    Ladybug Creek

  36. How sweet of your hubby...enjoy your "healing time"...thanks for stopping by :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

  37. i gave you an award!

  38. I'd say hubby is "out of training" ... better keep him ... lol

    p.s. wedding pics are up

  39. So pretty! Love your header photo! =)

  40. Your pieces are so beautiful my friend and that is wonderful that your hubby is now shopping for you. :) I love it!
    I hope you get the rest and sunshine that you need, I hear ya about Bloggie Burnout. Soak up the sun and enjoy your friends and family!
    Hugs to you!

  41. The brown transferware from your hubby is really pretty. Love the white chicken too, its really cute. Thanks for sharing at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays linky party.

  42. You have some beautiful dishes. Love the red and white ones. How thoughtful of your sweet hubby to find the rooster and buy it for you. I love that! Have a nice week. sandi

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