Well I finally got around to working on my china cabinet this weekend. At least I did the first shelf!
Last year I made a cardboard template of the back of each shelf and covered the cardboard with some scrap toile that I have. For the summer I took the cardboard out and lined the back with some pretty green wall paper samples. All summer those cardboard backs were stored in my closet. It was so easy to just pop them back into the cabinet! Try that if you don’t want to tape anything directly to your cabinet backs
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That little wooden thing is a plate holder.
The turkey plate is Myott Thanksgiving and the little bowl Johnson Brother’s Watermill.
The large and small plate are Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles.
Most of the other pieces are Johnson Brothers The Friendly Village. I didn’t even put all of it out! I may mix some in with the red transferware which is next or I may just store it as I usually use my brown transferware for Thanksgiving Dinner. Yikes…when I’m re-arranging my dishes it always seems so excessive to have so many but I really do love each piece!
You know that I really like these dishes!! Can hardly wait to see the red. Sally
Rhonda in OK says
Sweet Cottage Dreams says
Manuela, I just love your brown transferware dishes and how you so carefully have them perfectly displayed. You have such an eye for style!
I absolutely love brown transferware!! It’s perfect for the season!
Looks lovely, Manuella! I just may have to try your idea of putting wallpaper on cardboard…very clever indeed.
I love brown transferware!! It’s so pretty, you can never have too much!
It’s perfect for this time of year.
Beautiful pieces! You will have such a pretty table this Thanksgiving
Rambling Girl says
Cool…I just posted about my dishes I got this past weekend…The Friendly Village from Johnson Brothers. They really are some pretty dishes. Love the turkey one also. Going to use mine for Thanksgiving also.
Cindy ~ My Romantic Home says
I love it! I also love that plate rack thing. That would be great for layering small to large plates!
sheila from life @ #17 says
I keep meaning to make myself some of those back-o-the-cupboard/bookshelf thingies…and keep not doing it…shame on me…yours look so good 🙂
Half of the Style Sisters says
I really really love those dishes. Love the Wallpaper on the back of the cupboard boards. What a fantastic way of changing up the look.
Lady Katherine says
You have a great talent, I love how you cover the cardboard and change it out with seasons!!! Ihave 2 glass pie safes and one tin punched, My glass pie safe need painting inside and this just maybe the solution, I need. I have some fabric with rooster and farm, looks sort of like toile, I love you toile! Your dishes are so lovely, but I have alot of patterns in my collection , so I will just have to admire yours and keep adding to my collections.
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You are SO creative. Have I told you lately that I’m glad you are blogging again? 🙂
I just started collecting the brown transferware dishes a couple years ago. As with most collections, it all started when I found a couple of dishes at Goodwill and the rest is history.
I had a chance to get a teacup or two with that first find and now I’m really sorry I didn’t.
Your collection is beautiful!
Linda's Blue Gate says
Oh gosh…. they look so stunning in the hutch….. the different scenes….. I just love it…. and a girl can NEVER have too many dishes….. EVER….
Susie Q says
This is gorgeous Manuela! I love transferware in any color but brown and red are my new favorites. I love how you have these displayed. You have such a gift for this and always do somethig so wonderful in your home.
Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio says
They look wonderful! I have been trying to find some brown transferware that is chipped or stained that someone wants to giveaway cheaply…I want to make a mosaic birdhouse with some…so if you find any under 3-4 dollars, grab them and I will pay you for them!!
Mrs. Pivec says
It looks terrific, Manuela! I just love brown transferware. You do have some nice pieces.
Mimi Sue says
Transferware is my very favorite kind of dishes. They look so great in your cabinet. Fabulous idea with the templates. I’m going to try that. Mimi
How neat! I just picked up some of the brown transferware at the thrift store this weekend and had no idea what the pattern was…
I have that toile! And I am stealing that idea! Brilliant!!!
I just love your brown transferware. I’ve been thinking of collecting it too. Have red and green..the brown is beautiful.
Thanks for coming to visit my blog. Come again!
Manuela, I just love the idea of covering the cardboard for the seasons. It is such a good idea, I will try that. Beautiful dishes. Have a great Tuesday.
Ivory Spring says
It’s lovely to hear from you! I love how you have re-decorated your china cabinet. And the Johnson Bros dishes are simply to die for!
Thank you for your lovely comment on my cardinal quilt. 🙂
Susie Homemaker says
Okay..now I know why I like you so much…we have all the same things. I have those dishes…most all of them…you have the best taste! Haha! Your cabinet looks so delightful…I need a few more Turkey plates this year as the family has grown…hope I can find them!
Sher's Creative Expressions says
Beautiful fall display of your transferware. I love your idea of popping in and out the paper or fabric backing. I may have to give that a try to my old secretary that I painted last year.
Casa Mia * My House * says
Brown is my favorite transferware. Beautiful!
I love when you change out your dishes with the seasons. You have such a beautiful collection and won’t your Thanksgiving table be gorgeous?!
Have a fabulous week,
Love your transferware
Busy Bee says
What an awesome idea! I love, love, love the dishes and the idea to put fabric behind it is genius! I may have to copy that in my china cabinet!
Storybook Woods says
Oh just beautiful Manuela, xoxoxoxox Clarice
It is fun fondling the dishes we have stashed, isn’t it? Yours look great as always and I love the turkey red piece hanging on the side door!
Absolutely beautiful! Everything looks wonderful, and I love the Thanksgiving transferware dishes!
If you have time, come over and stop by at my first Home School Open House!
~Tammy (Lattes and Lollipops)
Love the brown transferware…
Katie @ makingthishome.com says
That turkey is too neat! The color… the images…
We were just given half of a china set here in Germany, except I think it has onions on it!
Thank you for your comment on my blog. Your site is lovely. I am very fond of anything whimsical and french inspired stuff not to mention your clever ideas. Thanks for sharing. -Imelda
OHHH! It is just lovely—so beautiful:)
Manuela: I have missed my visits with you! I found you here in your NEW blog…absolutely lovely and again you inspire with all that you share!
Just gorgeous! I would love to start a similar collection for future Thanksgiving dinners.
Andrea @@ Big Creek Cottage says
Manuela…I love these dishes.. do you get them as you find them..???? They are so pretty and I enjoy seeing how you change out that beautiful cabinet…..Andrea
Suzann @ Lavender and Roses says
I have fallen in love with transferware over the past year or so and I have to say that brown is probably my #1 favorite. So, imagine how much I’m loving this post!! But, I seem to always enjoy your awesome tips and ideas.
Your brown transferware is just gorgeous!
Oh, I LOVE the brown transferware. I have some Friendly Village and a few other odd pieces, but yours looks soooo lovely all mixed up like that! I may have to try that! I would love to have some of the turkey plates! They seem to be coming out with all kinds of Friendly village pieces these days. Have you seen the Victorian Ice skating pieces? Saw them recently at TJMaxx and should have gotten them!
Manuela, I just love the idea of the covered cardboard. I love to change so much that this would be a very easy alternative to taping or gluing. Thanks for the idea.
Your brown transferware is just awesome. The brown and red are my favorites. I’d love to find the purple around here but I haven’t other than on ebay so I’ll stick with brown and red.
Thanks for the inspiration, once again.
Marilyn in NM
Shelley Jo says
OMG, Manuela! I was just thinking about you the day before yesterday and thought about trying to see if I could find your email address to ask if your dh had found another job. Then, today, I was scrolling through comments on Rue’s peanut butter and jelly life blog and saw the name “Manuela.” I clicked on it just in case it was you and it was!! I’m bookmarking your blog RIGHT NOW! Glad you’re back.