You probably already know what Schoolhouse Lighting looks like. When you shop for lighting, especially a fan light, it is labeled.
But why is this called Schoolhouse Lighting?
What I am going to write next is something I know. And it’s one of those things I know that I don’t remember where I learned it. So that means that the knowledge is suspect, because it was very likely from a fiction book. A lot of fiction books include facts, but those facts are suspect unless confirmed. We call them factions. Continue reading
Pewter Grey Marilyn Acrylic Arm Chairs
This week someone pinned a chair that looks like it’s made of glass. There was no link and no name, so I had to look for it. Continue reading
Gondola Green Antique Reproduction Transferware Porcelain Tea Set with Tray from the Madison Bay Company
The Gondola pattern has been transfer-printed since the 18th-century. Antique examples by E Wood and Sons, William Smith & Co and other traditional houses were made in browns, reds and other popular shades. The composition of gondolas in the waters of Venice are bordered with bold florals with a grand Italian feel.
Green Toile Tea includes four cups, four saucers, a sugarbowl with lid, cream pitcher and teapot with lid.
Similar to the Gondola pattern, the Green Toile tea set is transfer-printed in green on white porcelain with a classic English tea pattern.
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
Liberty Blue 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.
Liberty Blue isn’t really an antique reproduction. The pattern wasn’t made until more recently. Continue reading
Red Nautical Rose Antique Reproduction Transferware Porcelain Tea Set with Tray from the Madison Bay Company
This cheerful tea service is made with cranberry red transferware. It has a nautical motif, a ship in full sail, similar to the more complex pattern on Staffordshire Salem Fairwinds transferware.
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
Equestrian Black on White Teapot, cups and saucers from the Madison Bay Company
The Equestrian pattern is transfer-printed in black on white porcelain. A beautiful high-contrast design that is oh, so traditional.
Equestrian transferware, with hunting scenes, carriage scenes or other scenes drawn from English or early American life are a traditional in vintage porcelain.
Blue Rose Botanical Floral Antique Reproduction Transferware Porcelain Tea Set from the Madison Bay Company
The Madison Bay Company also makes mini tea sets in a reproduction botanical floral Rose pattern in both cobalt blue and traditional red versions. Perfect for a tea party, these little sets are about half sized. Continue reading