European transferware was in virtually every European home during the 18th & 19th centuries and mainly used as every-day dishes. For that reason, many pieces did not survive but, every-so-often you can happen upon a true treasure that is antique transferware. It is the beauty and history of these pieces that add to a room display or tabletop. I found a sweet little set this weekend…soup cup and saucer. Although I would not use for soup today, this would be a beautiful sugar bowl or drop a clear glass inside to hold water for a petite floral. Bottom line is, if you are lucky enough to have true antique transferware, use it – it is beautiful!
My passion, after my family of course, is Treasure Hunting. The simple beauty of things from by-gone eras have always spoken to me. Whether these treasures are found at a flea market, fine antique store, estate sale, thrift shop, or in the family attic, surprises abound.
As an interior designer, I believe it is vital to balance your decor by including found and family treasures. Surrounding yourself with things you love should always be the goal, from there you will find your true style.
As I shop, I may have a client in mind or I may want to resell at our french flea market or in my shop. I am lucky to have several outlets for my treasures including my own home! I plan to share my searching, hunting, travels, and treasures with you and encourage you to enjoy adding your treasures to your home.