Blue Transferware Flower Arrangement

Hello Dear Readers!

Happy Monday! Yes, it’s a happy Monday as it is

Monday Morning Blooms Monday!

Join me today with my Monday Morning Blooms friends, Mary and Pam,

as we share our our floral inspiration with the common theme of

Blue Transferware . . . . with a bit of red.

Unfortunately Lidy was unable to join us this week; however she will be back.

Mary’s and Pam’s beautiful images and links to their posts are below.

So join me for my

Blue Transferware Flower Arrangement.




Our theme as stated above is Blue Transferware with a bit of red.

I did a little something different with that as you will see

towards the end of the post.

In the meantime, here is how I began to create the flower arrangement,

I am using pieces that are sentimental or have a story.



I chose this antique blue transferware chamber pot.

It is rather different than most as it also has a design on the inside too.



This chamber pot was a gift many, many years ago

from a friend and colleague who wasn’t into this kind of thing

and it had belonged to her husband’s grandmother.

I was the lucky recipient of something that no one wanted! 🙂

I believe this was my first antique blue and white transferware piece.

There is no hallmark on the bottom, so have no idea of its origin/maker.



I seem to always start my flower arrangements in a triangle pattern and then

fill in the flowers as I go along.

I placed a plastic food storage container

into the chamber pot with wet floral foam.

The flowers in the arrangement today are:

Blue and White Hydrangeas

Calla Lily





I was so hoping that the stores would have some peonies but no luck.

Maybe next time!



I had mentioned that the pieces that I used have a story or some sentiment.

Like this sweet transferware chintz sugar bowl.



I purchased it in Maine, when I was visiting Linda of Lulu’s Musings.

She took me to some great antique shops in the town of Camden, Maine.



This wonderful antique blue transferware plate,

(Oriental) is a momento from my Road Trip with

Mary Alice of Rare Corners on IG (formerly Chateau Chic).

A gift from Mary Alice.

Our road trip was to see Amy of Maison Decor

to attend  her estate sale.

I did purchased a couple of plates of the above transferware 

pattern from Amy. I have began a very small collection of those pieces.



Don’t you just love how flowers beautifully light up a room with happy!




I love it when Irises are in season….such a beautiful color!



I filled an antique transferware pitcher

with soft blue and white hydrangeas.

A pitcher that I found on an antiquing excursion with my sister.




The transferware vignette sits on top of the chinoiserie table in the great room.

I continue to search for an ottoman/coffee table for the new house.



Now for my “little bit of red”.

For the summer months, we seem to use lots of red in our decor.

Memorial Day . . . . Flag Day . . . . 4th of July



So for those holidays, I like to add a bit of red.

Whether it be in the flowers or an item

such as this red transferware mini tureen.

I think there will be a flag or two in that red tureen in the future.

Hope you enjoyed the blue transferware vignette with the added bit of red

to change up for the holidays of the summer.




And now it is time to see the loveliness and charm of Mary and Pam’s creations

with blue transferware! The links to their posts are below their beautiful images.


Pam ~ Everyday Living


Mary ~ Home Is Where The Boat Is





I wish you all most beautiful day!!

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  1. Just beautiful Shirley! I love your combination of blooms…the iris, hydrangea, snapdragons and calla lilies…swoon! Your transferware vessels are all so beautiful and have such wonderful memories. I adore your red tureen!! As always it’s a treat to start my Mondays with my floral friends. Thank you for the beauty and blooms this morning. ♥

  2. Beautiful! I like how you say you’ve begun a “very small collection”. Hahahaha….let’s see if you can still say that in another year or two, Shirley. Love the iris in your arrangement, and the little pop of red is a great nod to the upcoming holiday. I am still in love with the fabric on your toss pillows – pattern and color!
    Have a great week.

  3. Shirley, I love pieces that have memories attached. The chamber pot is lovely and more so with your beautiful arrangement of callas, iris, snapdragons, and hydrangeas. All of your transferware is just beautiful, I also adore sugar bowls. I must laugh with Rita that you have begun a “very small collection”. I will be anxious to see how that plays out (lol). Your chinoiserie coffee table is one of my favorite pieces that you have, the floral vignette just sings on that fabulous table. It is always a pleasure to share Monday Morning Blooms with my floral friends. Have a beautiful day❤️

  4. Such a beautiful blue transferware collection and the flowers just make it all better. Happy Monday!

  5. I love that there is a story, a memory, or a special friend behind each piece of your transferware Shirley, that makes it even more beautiful! I am crazy about your flower arrangement, the colors and blooms that you chose are just stunning! I want to remember your triangle tip to start the arrangement. Your coffee table vignette is perfect for the upcoming summer holidays, happy Monday!

  6. Very pretty Shirley and love the hydrangea with the snap dragons. Beautiful chamber pot. I have never seen one with a design inside.

    Enjoy your day


  7. I love all the different pieces of blue and white in your collection. I have a small collection of red and white transfer ware, and it does work really well around patriotic holidays and Christmas. You truly have a talent for selecting perfect combinations of flowers and arranging them so artfully. A professional florist couldn’t do a better job.

  8. How beautiful is your arrangement and your transferware! Small collection??? LOL, I bet it grows quickly!!! Some of my most treasured things are pieces I have inherited that no one wanted too! a great week and hopefully with a LOT getting done at the new house!!!!

  9. You have some beautiful blue and white pieces. Love the arrangements.

  10. Beautiful as always, Shirley! I love your antique transferware.

  11. Ooh this is beautiful and I love the bowl you chose. What a wonderful combination of flowers. Love those iris’s and snapdragons!

  12. Stunning arrangements! Thanks for sharing Shirley! Hope you have a lovely day too! Carolina at Ironmongery Experts.

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