Friday's Find #169 Plus the Evolution of a Plate Gallery Wall


TGITF, Friends! Okay...you see the plates in the photo and are probably thinking: Seriously, MORE transferware? You may even be wondering what one person could possibly do with so many plates! Well today I'm going to show you exactly what I did with these lovelies I found during my shopping trip with Cecilia B, plus others from both recent and past fabulous finds...


vintage English transferware



...I've been adding to my collection and arranging and rearranging. I started my transferware collection two years ago, after gathering recent finds from the time.  Here's a peek of the small gallery wall I created featuring my pretty vintage plates, back then. 



Vintage English transferware plate gallery wall
My vintage transferware collection in 2014



Since then, my affection for the vintage English china has grown fonder. In addition to the growing gallery wall, earlier this year I scored a set of Friendly Village at a yard sale.


vintage Johnson Brothers Friendly village china


Being the dishaholic that I am, I even gave my china cabinet a makeover to better showcase my new beauties!



Vintage English transferware



Meanwhile, in addition to setting my table with them, I've continued to add to the gallery wall. It's funny, originally, I remember scouring every haunt to gather enough for a small plate collage. Now, they seem to find me! At the 100 mile yard sale,



vintage English transferware plate gallery wall





Vintage English transferware plate gallery wall


and even home sweet home shopping with Cecilia. I'd forgotten to share these last week when I shared the rest of my finds from our adventure. I was excited to find them because my gallery wall already has a few of the smaller Johnson Brothers Garden Bouquet and I'd been hoping to add some more of the colorful pattern. Plus, they were half price! 


vintage English transferware plate gallery wall


Here's how my vintage transferware collage looks after two years of collecting. I'd say it's really blossomed ;)



vintage English transferware plate gallery wall




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vintage transferware plate gallery wall


Until next time, happy hunting! 


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20 comments:

  1. Amazing collection you have going on there lady. Love it all. Giving me the urge to get out and thrift. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  2. I love your collection on the wall and would like to do that, but all my husband would see is all the holes in the wall, not the wonderful collection.

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  3. Sweet friend, your collection is truly amazing! I love seeing plates hanging on the wall {{smiles}} Happy weekend!

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  4. It is so pretty and I love how the collection grows and the display changes!!

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  5. You know I love transferware too and how much I love your wall display. Any chance that set we spied has been reduced to reasonable price? Lol. Seeing this reminds me of my sweet visit! Happy Friday!
    Hugs!

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  6. Your gallery wall is filling in really nicely. The variety is interesting. I love the small ones with the brown transfer.
    Blessings.
    Audrey Z.

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  7. Love it Cecilia! You've put your display together beautifully. I really love the shape of the current arrangement.

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  8. The transferware definitely has a fal/autumn feel.

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  9. Love your gallery wall! Thanks for sharing with us ☺

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  10. Love your gallery wall! Thanks for sharing with us ☺

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  11. I love an ever-growing collection of transferware. Yours is beautiful and you still have room to grow. Always a good thing.

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    1. Thank you for sharing at Snickerdoodle. I am featuring your gallery wall at Snickerdoodle tomorrow.

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  12. I love your displays, Cecelia! Friendly Village is one of my favorites...we use it for Christmas!

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  13. I WANT THIS WALL! It's gorgeous, Cecilia! I've been collecting plates for a gallery plate wall for years. I had planned on putting one up when we moved, but we never moved. I pinned it to my Hanging Plate Wall Pinterest Board! xo Kathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

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  14. Very pretty! I love wall collections, especially of pretty dishes.

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  15. I have a dish obsession so I am in love with your collection!

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  16. Heck, I love them all but the Friendly Village are my favorites. Hadn't ever seen those, wish I'd come across some. So perfect for this time of year.Your gallery wall is awesome, love shape you put them all in on wall.
    Somehow my gallery walls get all wonky no matter how hard I try to keep them in some kind of pattern. Any wall space I have isn't very big and no dining area in our single wide.
    Hope you're having some lovely Fall weather.

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  17. Beautiful! Love the gallery wall! I found 4 Friendly Village bread plates at a yard sale for .25/each last year. I sold them in my Etsy shop, but I was impressed with their pretty nostalgic theme. I can see why you're a "dishaholic"!

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