Decorating for Summer with Transferware

Hello Dear Readers!

Summer is all about wonderful vacations to the beach or to the mountains

for those who prefer the beautiful vistas and fresh mountain air . . . 

or your very favorite place to be . . .  

perhaps a getaway you travel to every year,

or a new adventure to an unexplored place.

Other than travels, I find decorating for summer is fun.

Whether you prefer decorating with shells

or the colors of the summer holidays

like the 4th of July . . . you can gather what you have in your home,

without having to purchase seasonal decor from your local craft store.

I chose to go with a red, white and blue theme

to adorn the sofa table this year,

thus I chose, Decorating for Summer with Transferware



I have a collection of blue and white transferware and a few pieces of red 

transferware, so I gathered some pieces for a red, white, and blue summer theme.




My latest transferware purchase is from my fav consignment shop,

Always Home in Durham, N.C.,

which is this sweet little Mason pitcher. I actually have a larger one that I got from

my friend Martha that is in the “storage abyss” … this little pitcher

was too sweet to pass up!



I purchased this sweet little tureen a couple of months ago from the same collection.

The Blue Willow is also from “the shop”



To add a bit of that patriotic flair, I added a grain sack star to the lidded jar.



It’s a very classic vignette to enjoy for the summer.




A few changes to this vignette is easy . . .   to achieve an entirely different look, 

 take away the red and add white accessories with shells and starfish

and maybe a piece of coral.



In the meantime, I shall enjoy this classic vignette

to celebrate our Nation’s Independence Day.

I wish you all a most fun and safe 4th of July!

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  1. Pretty mix of blue and red transferware. I sure hope that consignment shop knows how much you advertise for them. 🙂

  2. A pretty display of the red, white and blue! Have a great 4th!!
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  3. I just looooove this!

  4. I have a small collection of red transfer ware, and now I am collecting the blue, mainly to use in my patriotic decorating. The red works well at Christmastime as well as with my Valentine’s Day decor. I like the idea of using things for holiday decor that can be used year round as well. Have a happy 4th!

  5. I love it! I have both red and blue Transferware, heavy on the red, and it never disappoints. I hope you and Tom have a very happy 4th of July! Xo

  6. This is such charming vignette! Sometimes I think going red, white and blue in decorating can get a little cheesy, but this has a more sophisticated, yet country edge to it. I’m off to check my stash of red and blue transferware and see what I can come up with!
    Happy 4th!

  7. Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things says

    I have a lot of blue and white as well as red and white transferware. It is classic. Your vignette looks wonderful.

  8. So pretty Shirley! And you are so right in switching a few pieces around for coastal and whatever one’s decor skills ask for. 🙂 One can never go wrong with blue and white or red transfer ware. Have a great and safe 4th.

  9. Shirley, I am sorry I am so late to comment! What a beautiful summer vignette and so classic. I love blue and red transferware. I can see several transformations with a little shell or two! Have a wonderful week!

  10. Thanks Shirley.

    Great color choice! How did you make the grain sack jab. You are really amazing.

  11. Hello Shirley, thank you for sharing at “Love your Creativity.” Your transferware is lovely. I don’t own any, however I am looking at the Blue Willow. Love, love the red tureen.

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