Monday, November 5, 2012

November Comes

November comes
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.

With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.

The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring."
Elizabeth Coatsworth

Hello everyone, 
 I hope you enjoyed your weekend.

I love brown and white transferware
 and  it's a perfect choice for this time of year.

This ceramic chicken is a mystery to me and the antiques dealer.
I  can't figure out what it was supposed to be used for.
The holes in the base must have a purpose.
Does anyone know what it was used for?

Milk glass and transferware go so well together.
I found this little bird covered dish at an antique
store in town. It was distributed by Avon and 
It's one of my favorite pieces.

A close up of the details
I'm slowly becoming crazy for milk glass.

My favorite transferware teacup.

This white ceramic birds nest with  birds came from the same store

Won't you join me for a cup of tea?

Thank you for stopping by ~Clara



Shelia said...

Oh, what a lovely post. I love your brown and white transferware and don't think I'd ever seen any until I started blogging! ;)
I love how you arranged the flowers in the tea pot! Yep, November's here and Christmas will be here before we know it.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Deb said...

Love that brown transfer-ware. Your favorite tea-cup is charming.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What a beautiful autumn post with perfect fall china and all you have done to make it so lovely.

Your china collection is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Your brown transfer ware is gorgeous! You added the perfect white pieces for the perfect touches to delight us all! Thank you!


Diane said...

What a lovely post. You can never have enough Transferware, I just love these dishes! Your tea setting is wonderful, love the rooster. Diane

Fiona said...

You are right brown and white is just perfect for this time of year.

I wish I could join you for tea Clara!


Lavender Cottage said...

The brown transferware is just right for an autumn tea. I hope someone can figure out the holes in the bottom of the chicken piece, quite unusual.
Avon used to produce the nicest pieces, I wish they still did.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good afternoon Clara,
I enjoyed the poem and I love your brown transferware! The posies arranged in the teapot makes a beautiful centerpiece! I have the same teapot only mine is red. Love the shape of it. Thank you, my friend, for coming to tea. Hope you have a beautiful day.


Antiques And Teacups said...

What a wonderful warmimg fall post! Love the chrysanths in the teapot. The antique Staffordshire cup with the bird is a favorite! I really liked the descriptive. Some wonderful treasures to share today. Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

janice15 said...

Warm and lovely. I have been wanting to buy some brown transferware. I haven't found any yet that I want though. I think it's perfect for Autum/Fall...lovely pieces you have. Have a lovely afternoon with love Janice

Beth said...

Hi Clara, I like your turkey plates and your transferware. Beautiful! Happy Autumn, Clara!

Pamela Gordon said...

What a pretty post Clara. I love your transfer ware dishes and milk glass. The poem is perfect! Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Pamela

Faythe Fukumoto said...

very the brown..I just joined your site.

kitty said...

I love brown transferware, too. I'd love to start collecting some. It is perfect for Fall.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful pictures! I especially liked the flowers in the tea pot. Thank you for sharing the delightful poem :)


Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hello Clara. You have such pretty pieces of transferware. I have those same dishes with the turkey in middle behind the little (so cute) bird's nest. . I must remember to use them for Thanksgiving..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Ruthie Miller said...

Morning Clara,
Your brown transferware collection is lovely. I particularly love that teacup with the birdie. I see the turkey ones in the background. I have them too and LOVE them!
Could that piece in question be for potpourri?
Appreciate your opening poem too. Great post!
xo Ruthie

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello Clara. This is such a beautiful collection. I love that brown transferware. It is perfect for this time of the year. Your setting is warm and inviting. The tea cup and tea pot are my favorites. Thanks for sharing.

Terri said...

Gorgoeous china Clara! I am totally loving this pattern, the amazing tea pot, and all the other pieces.
The tea cup is beautiful, and I can see why it is your favorite. Such a great style for this time of year.
I love the flowers in the tea pot, very pretty!

Sylvia said...

Clara, I love your China. The poem is so fitting.

Stay warm.

Sherry said...

Lovely transferware! Love that teapot!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

I love your brown transferware! Your teapot and teacup are so special. I love the bird flying on the teacup! Thank you for having us for tea today, I enjoyed it very much!

Carolyn said...

Love your transferware especially the teapot!


French Hen's Nest said...

Enjoyed your post so much. Your tea things are lovely. Love that mystery chicken too.

Linda at The French Hen's Nest (please visit us)

sparklegem said...

What a lovely blog you have! The milk glass and transferware are beautiful.

Kim (sparklegem)

Siret said...

Dear Clara,
this poem is so beautiful and true!
Ans Yes: this wonderful transferware is perfect in autumn times and the birds looks so pretty!
Thanks for sharing!
Blessings, Siret

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I love to hear from you. ~Clara~