How to Decorate with Transferware

Transferware pottery is the perfect compliment to any decorating style: eclectic, shabby chic, traditional, or contemporary. There is a pattern to suit everyones taste, some with one color on white, while others are decorated with rich, beautiful colors.

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Transferware was first introduced in England during the 1750s. The most common color patterns included blue and white, red and white and brown and white. While original transferware pieces are extremely valuable, 20th-century reproductions are easy to find as well as budget friendly. Decorating with transferware is ideal for shabby chic, romantic country or English cottage decor.


Step 1: Begin by collecting several pieces of transferware in the same color. Look for inexpensive pieces at flea markets, antique stores and second-hand shops.


Step 2: Display an entire collection of transferware on a hutch or armoire for a dramatic decorative statement.


Step 3: Pair transferware with toile fabric for an elegant French decor.


Step 4: Use a transferware pitcher as a vase for an elegant, yet informal, centerpiece.


Step 5: Group several transferware plates of the same color but with varying patterns together for a beautiful piece of wall art.


By eHow Home & Garden Editor

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