Transferware Love

Thanksgiving transferware
I’m starting to become preoccupied with transferware.

I’m not even 100% sure what the technical definition of transferware is (although I’m learning).

What I do know is that I’m drawn to this style of dishes, especially in browns.

They’re so fall-like. Perfect for Thanksgiving.

And I find the ones with little scenes on them to be charming.

I pinned this photo of the Friendly Village pattern to my Fall Pinterest board.

And when I saw this little saucer all by itself at an antique mall recently, I took it home.

Staffordshire Sunday Morning transferware

It was made by Staffordshire in England and the pattern is “Sunday Morning” by W.H. Grindley.

Sunday Morning Staffordshire

I put it on a little easel in my kitchen, next to a family picture and my glittery turkey from Homegoods.

Fall kitchen staffordshire sunday morning transferware

It makes me very, very happy at this, my favorite time of year.

I’m not sure if I’ll be content with this little piece of happy.

Thanksgiving kitchen decor

Or if this might be my gateway piece of transferware.

Time will tell.

This post is part of Tutorials, Tips & Tidbits.


  1. Miriam Gebhart says:

    Hi Julie, I am a new subscriber to your blog. I started to collect some transferware a few years ago myself. It is definitely addicting. Ebay is a great place to search for transferware. The possibilities are endless! Another place to find out about this type of pottery is a blog called Nancy’s Daily Dish. she is a lady who started collecting herself and then turned it into a business. Anyhow I am sure this is only the beginning for your collecting. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to more great entries!

    1. Thanks for the comment, Miriam, and for the info. I can sense this is going to be addicting. 😉

  2. Probably shouldn’t suggest this, may send you on another plate addiction. With the palate used in your wonderful new kitchen, try some “Mulberry ware”, which is more black and white than deep mulberry. If you like transfer ware, I think you will love this paired with your use of white crockery in your kitchen. And don’t forget hollow pieces in the crockery you love, like sugar bowls, waist bowls and pitchers. And the Mulberry looks terrific with the silver plate items you like. I was thrilled yesterday, myself to find a bucket/trophy similar to yours. I had been NEEDING one. Ha. Twelve Step Program NEEDED here!

    1. Marcia, somehow I missed this comment when you first posted it. I will check out Mulberryware ASAP. And congrats on finding that silver piece you were “needing.” 😉

  3. Julie I just found your blog. I have an 8 place setting of Friendly Village. Each dinner plate is a different scene. I fell in love with them when we visited a friend’s home for dinner – hers were old and chipped – that was 40 years ago. I had to hunt for them and was pretty happy when I found them. I still have them. Mardy. (From Canada)

    1. Mardy, I just love that pattern. Love it. I can see why you searched for it.

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