Tag Archive | Blue and White

Reproduction Transferware Porcelain Tea Sets from the Madison Bay Company

Pagoda Blue and White Antique Reproduction Transferware Porcelain Tea Set with Tray from the Madison Bay Company

Pagoda Blue and White Antique Reproduction Transferware Porcelain Tea Set with Tray from the Madison Bay Company

Blue Willow and other Chinese looking patterns are transferware. Transferware was developed in England sometime in the 1750s and became enormously popular. Transfer-printed dishes were affordable.

Cobalt blue, like Blue Willow, was the most popular, but transferware was also available in green, yellow, red, pink, purple, cranberry, brown, black and gray.

The style is timeless. Whether you have a traditional home filled with antiques or a cottage or farmhouse look, transferware touches the right notes. Continue reading

Pagoda Blue and White Antique Reproduction Porcelain from the Madison Bay Company

The tray from the Pagoda Blue and White Tea Set from the Madison Bay Company

The tray from the Pagoda Blue and White Tea Set from the Madison Bay Company

The Madison Bay Company out of Pennsylvania markets reproductions of vintage china, mostly through museum gift shops. They make china that looks just like the antiques, but it is microwave and dishwasher safe. You can buy sets or purchase it by the piece. Continue reading

Brown and White Charleston or Carolina Porcelain from the Madison Bay Company

Brown and White Charleston or Carolina Pattern Antique Reproduction Transferware Porcelain Tea Set with Tray from the Madison Bay Company

Brown and White Charleston or Carolina Pattern Antique Reproduction Transferware Porcelain Tea Set with Tray from the Madison Bay Company

The Madison Bay Company, out of Pennsylvania, distributes antique reproduction tea sets made using the transferware process popular in the late 1700s. Although most transferware was made in cobalt blue, other shades became popular in America in the early 1800s.

The Charleston or Carolina pattern is a classic brown transferware with low country scenes.  Continue reading

Relaxing Porch Swings That Fits Your Budget and Style

How to choose a relaxing Porch Swings that fits your budget and personalize it to reflect your style

Nothing says Summer in the South like a glass of lemonade on a porch swing. No matter where you live, a porch swing creates a stress-free zone where you can take a little “me time.”

Coral Coast Casco Bay Resin Wicker 43” Porch Swing - This porch swing has the look of traditional wicker made of resin at a very affordable price. It is smaller. More of a love seat size, at 43 inches. - How to choose a relaxing Porch Swings that fits your budget and personalize it to fit your style – mydesign42

Coral Coast Casco Bay Resin Wicker 43” Porch Swing

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Rattan Bar Stools

This is another choice for the bar that goes with a lot of different styles.

Whether they are made of natural rattan or a synthetic copy, these bar stools mix with so many styles.

Perfect in a beach house, especially with a woven seat in a bright shade of blue. Continue reading

Ralph Lauren Chinoiserie

Bedroom with Ralph Lauren Chinoiserie Bedding in Blue and White - Ralph Lauren Chinoiserie

Bedroom with Ralph Lauren Chinoiserie Bedding in Blue and White

Ralph Lauren used to make some beautiful Chinese style collections. There were a few of them; Dorsey,  Tamarind, Palm Harbor, Jobs Lane, Nanking Dragon, the Archival Collection and some variations on those names. Continue reading