Dish-aholic Part 5: Sucker for Blue Transferware

Hello Everyone – I hope you have had a splendid week.  Over at my end, I am up to my eyeballs in deadlines!  I was going to do a post on more fall tableware, but I just ran out of time.  Instead, I am going to show you just what a sucker I am for Blue Transferware — especially those made by Spode.

This is my “festive” transferware platter – the pattern is officially called “Festival”.  I used to only put it out for the holidays, but I like it so much that I have leave it out all year round.  I just love that majestic look of that turkey, don’t you? :)

This is a Seder or Passover platter that bears the background pattern of antique Jewish filigree.  I am not Jewish, but I have always loved the story of deliverance in the book of Exodus – the things foreshadowed in the event are simply amazing!

This is a smaller platter that shows the “Girl At Well” pattern.  I have always loved this pattern even though this is the only piece I have.   The wholesome beauty of the girl drawing water from the well reminds me of the beauty of serving others:

Soon, it will be the season for this:


Meanwhile, these came in the mail today – my blue ribbon from the Grouseland Old Tippecanoe Block Challenge, a certificate, and a hand-written note from the organizers.  While designing the quilt block, I learned that there are more quilts named after President William Harrison than any other Presidents even though he was only in office for 32 days:

Thank you for coming to my show-and-tell.  I wish you an enjoyable weekend!

26 thoughts on “Dish-aholic Part 5: Sucker for Blue Transferware

  1. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, so so gorgeous. I think I like the turkey platter the best of all tho.

    Stop by my show and tell when you have time, I’d love to have you visit with me this fine day. Happy weekend to you!!!

  2. What beautiful dishes – I like the snowman plate the best. I’ve seen Seder plates in stores at Passover time and I have a book on celebrating Biblical holidays – I’m going to have a look at the Passover chapter – I’m intrigued.

  3. I love the turkey platter!

    I’ve never heard the term dishaholic before, but I have to admit that I am one. But I have no more room to keep them so that has helped me deny myself as of late:)

    ~Linda C

  4. How pretty are these…I also have a collection of Blue & White dishes… I am in the process of passing down to my daughter…having trouble letting go though, and now…well, your Show & Tell is making it even harder! ;)

    Warm Regards,

  5. Wow! I think you should duplicate your grousy block so you have one to keep for yourself, haha! But I guess the blue ribbon, certificate and note will be the memorabilias for it. Those platter and plates are a lovely collection, it’s no wonder you’re a sucker for them.

  6. This is my first visit to this site…I feel like I have found my people! Love your dishes, the turkey being my favorite…I have the some of the others and cherish them as you do.

    Many Blessings

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