Friday, July 15, 2022

Mid-Summer Entry with Blue and White Transferware Tureen

Hi Friends, I know many of you are "Blue and White" collectors with gorgeous dishware, ginger jars, and amazing decorative Chinoiserie pieces. I admire it and love that elegant and traditional design "look", but I've just never started a collection of it. I think it's gorgeous in the summer when I love using Blue and White accessories. I've stuck to the Browns, Reds and Green patterns in transferware, but I do have one piece that I totally stumbled upon years ago at a flea market for just a few dollars. 

When I found this tureen base I knew it was a very old and prestigious piece, being Blue Willow Staffordshire. It's certainly not pristine, but well used and loved with small chips and discoloration from many years of use. And then of course it was without a lid, which was probably broken many years ago. It was just the base with hairline and discolored cracks, but it grabbed my attention and I knew it would be a lovely decor piece. 

(here's a photo of a pristine example of a lovely tureen and lid from Ebay)

In the past I've filled this tureen with seashells for display, but this time I wanted to use garden "filler" with nests, moss balls and a few old clay pots. And to accompany the blue and white theme, I have a small Ralph Lauren pottery candleholder, with a British-look Lion Coat of Arms.

The pair of "electrified" antique tole candlesticks are part of the vignette.

When I changed out the floral arrangements for mid-summer I wanted bright summer color with red geraniums, yellow sunflowers, white daisies and rudbekia. While I was at it, I put together similar arrangements for the farm table and front porch door basket. 

The Entry has a reproduction console that my husband bought for me back in 2011, which had been gray, but that I painted white soon after. I love the delicate French-y scroll work. The antique round mirror stays put as does the single tall buffet lamp. 

The gothic look frame adds a bit of layering. I usually keep a vintage print in front also, but this time the tureen needed center stage. 

I don't usually use blue in my decor, except for pastels in the spring, 
(and patriotic decor) but summer is the time to splash some color around.

How about you all...
do you rely on blue and white in your decor?

You can visit that post with this tureen filled with seashells here.

Are you dealing with the heat and drought of summer?
I'm ready for "pre-Fall"!

We hope you'll come by the link party on Monday evenings.

joining in here:

The House on Silverado,  Love Your Creativity at Life and Linda
All About Home at Common Ground and Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Inspire Me Monday at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 
 Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch 
  Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life   Wonderful Wednesday at LeCultivateur 
Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode,  Centerpiece Wednesday at Karin's Kottage
Share Your Style at French Ethereal,  Vintage Charm at Our Hopeful Home,  
Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home,  
Create, Bake, and Grow at Shabby Art BoutiqueFarmhouse Friday at  County Road 407
Fabulous Friday at Vintage Home Design Friendship Friday at Create with Joy 
 Funtastic Friday at 2 Chicks and a Mom


  1. Blue and white is always so fresh and pretty. Have a great rest of the week Debra. xoxo Kris

    1. your decor is always so pretty, Kris. Walking into your rooms lowers the temp consiyderably. Hope your weekend is wonderful! xoxo

  2. Love the pops of orange with the blue & white transferware, gorgeous. It's a perfect mid- to late-summer vignette! Are you hinting at /daydreaming of your favorite season? I think you are! 😉

    1. Yes, I'm just waiting for August as my tee-up time!

  3. I love that blue and white with the pops of red and yellow! I'm on the hunt for a round mirror similar to's just beautiful. I love all of the layers and textures that you created in this display, Debra!

    1. thanks Rachel, maybe you could find a round frame and have a mirror cut to fit. I just don't see these very often anymore. Happy weekend!

  4. The blues with the oranges and yellows. So beautiful Debra! Loving this in your entryway

    1. thanks Meagan, I'd love to have a "real" arrangement with all those amazing colors! Happy Weekend!

  5. Your entry table is beautiful and your floral arrangement is perfect. The pop of orange in the arrangement works well with the blue and white tureen. I’ve been thinking of carrying my blue and white into fall by adding some pops of orange or rust.

  6. Very pretty Debra. I love transferware. i don't own that much, however i am admiring yours. I am happy to feature your entry table at Love Your Creativity.

  7. I'm a HUGE blue and white collector and love this tureen! I have a few similar vessels and have struggled with what to put in them (they usually come with ugly faux flower arrangements in them). I never envisioned filling them as you have. You've inspired me! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

  8. Hi, Debra. I just pulled all my spring flowers out of the kitchen, switched the linens and am heading downstairs for the sunflowers....Great minds think pretty and I totally love your blue and white with yellow sun flowers! Hugs, Sandi

  9. I do not usually decorate with a lot of color either, but have been getting a bit adventurous lately trying new colors. I grew up in a blue and white home so I steered away from it for the longest time, but I have to say, my mother may have been on to something. She always said it was so calming, and I rolled my eyes as teens do, but it does have that calming affect, shh... don't tell her I admitted that!


I love hearing from you. Feel free to comment, big or small. Be sure and leave your name and blog if commenting under anonymous. Thanks friends

New Posts in Your In-Box