Saturday, February 13, 2010

Decorating With Transferware

Transferware was first introduced in England during the 1750s. The most common color patterns included blue and white, red and white and brown and white. While original transferware pieces are extremely valuable, 20th-century reproductions are easy to find as well as budget friendly. Decorating with transferware is ideal for shabby chic, romantic country or English cottage decor.
Step 1
Begin by collecting several pieces of transferware in the same color. We have so many different colors and patterns to offer at the shop!
Step 2
Display an entire collection of transferware on a hutch or armoire for a dramatic decorative statement.
Step 3
Pair transferware with toile fabric for an elegant French decor.
Step 4
Use a transferware pitcher as a vase for an elegant, yet informal, centerpiece.
Step 5
Group several transferware plates of the same color but with varying patterns together for a beautiful piece of wall art.
Step 6
Swap out a boring soap dish for a pretty transferware saucer as an unexpected touch in a guest bathroom.
Step 7
Dress up small nooks, such as the space above the kitchen cupboards, with a collection of transferware.