Monday, August 13, 2012

Collecting and Decorating with Black Transferware

My rule 
for collecting plates
and dishes is
" it can't cost more than a Happy Meal."

For the most part I stick to this rule because keeps me within my budget 
2. it makes collecting a challenge...
 and more fun!

Since I LOVE collecting.....
 and decorating 
with many colors and styles of dishes....
it is a very good thing that I stick to my rule!

So I am always on the watch
 for dishes that catch my eye....
 in flea markets....
at yard sales....
church basement sales....
Big Lots....WallyWorld...
Hobby Lobby.....GoodWill....
My Mom's.....
well you get the idea!
[smile...just a teensie bit obsessive]

This Spode plate was a bit more.
It was gift from my sweetheart.
 At twelve dollars it was a deal,
but more than a Happy Meal,
so I was going to pass it by.
my Sweetheart enjoys collecting, too.

The Staffordshire was perfect-$1! 
That's right....a dollar!
there were 2! 
 Happy Dance!

Commemorative plates are really inexpensive.....
 and easy to find.
 They are often made to celebrate a person or a building.
 Sometimes they are made to celebrate an occasion. 
I paid $1.50 for this plate commemorating a church. 

The black transferware mixes beautifully
 with my green bottles,
 cream lace, black framed pictures.
None of the dishes match one another,
 but who cares?
I think they mix quite well.

Most of my collection is a bit chippy
 from hanging on the wall....
I don't let that keep me from buying a dish,
but don't use them as serving pieces.

Some of the small plates nestle sweetly
 in a basket 
with a lace doily in the front
 and ivy in the back.

Putting together a collection of dishes needn't be expensive
 or matchy- matchy to express your style and personality!
 Just keep your eyes open for the deals and possibilities!

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