Vintage Collecting Part 5 ~ Blue Transferware

Welcome to Part 5 of my ongoing series about vintage collecting.


Here is a selection of pieces from my blue transferware collection.  As you probably guessed from the name of my blog blue transferware is a long time love of mine.

Meakin Romantic England C&S

Romantic England creamer and covered sugar bowl by J&G Meakin had to come home with me back in 2015.

Blue Willow Bowls Japan

Six Blue Willow bowls I found thrifting back in April.

Place Setting with US Flag

I used one of the Blue Willow bowls in a Memorial Day Tablescape.

The Rocky Mountains

This Royal China Currier and Ives Cake plate was a thrifting find in June.

English Tea Cup

Each side of this transferware cup shows a different scene from 1792.  One side shows Stratford-on-Avon and the opposite side shows Penhurst Kentin. Displayed here on a Blue Willow saucer.

Blue Willow Child Tea Set 1

This a child’s Blue Willow tea set that I purchased from Miss Mustard Seed.

Meakin Saucers

Normally I wouldn’t buy saucers without cups but the pedigree on these was too good to pass up.

IMix and Match Blue Teacups

They are Royal Staffordshire by J&G Meakin and look pretty good with this group of blue transferware cups.

Findlandia Set

This set is Finlandia by Myott made in Staffordshire, England.

Sun Afternoon Tea

Johnson Brothers Blue Willow tea set that I purchased a few years ago.  It isn’t vintage but I love it just the same.  I found several of the square salad plates not long after I purchased the tea set at Home Goods.

Blue & white jar

Found this little pot a while back and it was a part of my series What Would You Call This Thrift Store Find?“.

3 Piece B&W Jar 2

One reader found a set of these on an antique site that determined that it is a Chinese wine warmer.

Blue Willow 1

The demitasse cup and saucer set is over 30 years old.  I purchased the set on an anniversary trip to Williamsburg Virginia.

Cup drying rack 1

A few of my blue transferware cups and a little Blue Willow pitcher on display in my kitchen.

Blue & White Creamer

I found this sweet little creamer at my antique mall.  It is a Dickens Series English Ironstone Tableware creamer.

Blue Willow 2

Blue Willow plate with no trademark was a thifting find.

three in a row

I used a few of my blue transferware teacups for a little succulent garden.

Myott Old Willow

Four Old Willow cereal bowls by Myott (Staffordshire, England) are another thrifting find.


Old Britain Castles – Blue by Johnson Brothers is a pattern introduced in 1930 but it is still in production today.

Since we are already on photo overload I’ll spare you the Spode Blue Room pieces I have picked up over the years.  I also have red, brown, and green transferware that I will share with you later.  Please don’t ever forget that I am a self-professed hoarder of dishes.

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Part 3~Misc.

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  1. Love blue and white transfer ware, and I’m also a fan of the brown and white. Thanks for sharing your collection. Fun to see what others find.

  2. Fonda Rush says:

    I’ve always loved the Blue Willow dishes. My grandma had a couple of separation plates we kind of fought over when we visited her. They are now in the custody of my brother. He offered them to me after my sister died, but I haven’t decided if I need a few extra plates or not. Maybe I will bring them back on my next visit.

  3. I love your blue transferware. Even though I own what I consider a massive amount of the C&I, I don’t really consider myself a collector of blue & white. With that said, I love it. I really don’t know why I don’t collect it and use that color more often. One of my Panoply sisters has been a longtime collector of blue & white – maybe subconsciously I’m leaving first dibs to her. 😉

  4. Haha, laughing at your self confessed hoarding. These are lovely! I’d hoard them too!

  5. That’s quite an impressive collection Sharon! I guess when you aren’t looking, you find all kinds of things. At least, that’s true for me. I treasure a set of my Grandmother’s Royal Crown Ducal dinnerware set. I used to find pieces of it in my favorite antique shop all the time, but I seldom see it anymore. I’m not really a dish person, but I may show that on my blog sometime.

  6. You have quite the lovely collection of transferware. Love it all. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Sharon, I love your blue & white dishes. I really love it. I just posted a piece of Chelsea Garden. I have a couple Blue Willow plates, some The Hunter, Country Side by Wedgewood and the new Chelsea pieces. Sylvia D.

  8. You have such a pretty collection! I love the mixture of the tea cups and saucers stacked. I have had a few pieces, but mainly collect red transferware. I had a few pieces of the finlandia. Although I thought they were so pretty I parted with them at a flea market I sold at with a friend last May. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  9. Blue and white is my all-time favorite color combination. I loved looking at the latest additions to your collection.


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