A Dish-aholic’s Blue Monday

blue monday

HELLO EVERYONE!  I hope you had a great weekend, and have already had a good start to your new week.  Dusting this cupboard is on my list of things to do this week.  It’s always fun for me because I get to say hello to all the different pieces.  I am always delighted by some sort of details on the pieces that I might have missed before – I think that’s part of the fun in collecting transferware.  The details are just amazing on most transferware.

Spode Italian1

[From Spode’s Website] Josiah Spode perfected many pioneering techniques during his lifetime, including in 1784, the process for blue underglaze printing on earthenware, from hand engraved copper plates.
… The Blue Italian Pattern has been in continuous production since 1816. The central scene is thought to be of ruins in Italy and is framed by an Imari border inspired by Chinese porcelain.

I never get tired of the Blue Italian pieces – full of details, yet never ostentatious, but ever inviting!   I am setting the table with my Blue Italian dishes, care to join me for lunch?

Spode Italian7

Thank you again for stopping by.  Have a great day!


18 thoughts on “A Dish-aholic’s Blue Monday

  1. Oh I am weak when it comes to walking away from a blue dish. :0)
    Your transfer wear is so lovely.
    Have a great week.
    My blue will be up later :0)

  2. I love them blue and white too, but DH is keeping me away from them. We need somewhere to store them and that is a problem for us. You have got a great collection there.

  3. What WONDERFUL blue china! Oh, my heart is just racing at all of that beautiful blueness! I love transferware, and this is just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

    I’m glad I found this post. The other one was at the top of the page, and I didn’t realize this was below. I want to make sure and come back to read and see if I’ve missed things!

    Happy Blue Monday…


    Sheila :-)

  4. Hi

    Lovely posting!

    I’m a Spode myself. Wish I could email pieces from my collection for you to enjoy.


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