Sunday, March 22, 2009

Pink Transferware, Porcelain and Flowers

The pattern of this pink transferware is called Vista and it was produced by a company called Mason in England. I inherited most of my pieces from my great aunts, Nani, FiFi and Mimi in the 1970's (I was offered the dishes and Sister Lynn took the mirrored and mahogany sideboard).

The aunties must have been collecting this pattern for many there are many pieces and some are much older than others....most likely they acquired some pieces through the thrift shop in White Plains where they lived and worked for a number of years.

Some pieces I have picked up at antique shows....always looking for items that I do not have or need to replace due to a mishap (oops).

I really love the border of ivy around the rim.....
and have enjoyed using the dishes mostly for special occasions throughout the years.

These are just a few of the items and serving pieces made in this pattern......I didn't appreciate these beautiful dishes nearly as much when I was in my 20's as I do now....

Some of these porcelain pieces with the sweet pink roses were from my Nana's home.....some of them she probably inherited from the aunties and a few may be from Rob's grandmothers.

They are so spring like and feminine....

As the pink tulips are fading....I put them in some glass canning jars in their wire rack and set them out in the cool weather on the deck......I am enjoying every last petal!!!
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Bleudelavande said...

Greeeeaaaat Nani, Fifi, Mimi!!!! Now you have a very sweet and delicate treasure!!!! Hiip hiip yurray for them and naturally for you!!!
Bye Mate

Hollypop's said...

What lovely china, so pretty.
I think tulips are beautiful even when they start to fade.
Take care.

Stephanie said...

Love those pieces with the pink roses. It takes you back in time just looking at them. The tulips still look good!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

I LOVE Nana's roses porcelain! I am always amazed at how these things are handed down from one generation to another and some without a chip or any damage.
Pretty tulips!
Isabelle x

Carole said...

I never knew they were called Vista. I started off this pink and white transferware when I had a pink kitchen. Yes I said pink....I was inspired my the movie "War of the Roses" and her beautiful kitchen. Seems funny now.

Just talked to Paula...had a nice chat.
Hugs and Kisses!!!!

Unknown said...

All the china is wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing..Esther

Rosemary said...

Thank you for your sweet comments Laura!
I love transferware, especially that color.
You are so lucky to have it.
If it's OK I want to add you to my blog roll.

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

OH my gosh LOVE those rose porcelain wonderful that you own them now.