Monday, July 4, 2016


Today I am sharing some Homer Laughlin
 "George Washington" inspired transferware
 I found about a year ago.
  It was made in the USA too
I have mixed it with other
red transferware pieces:

I had seen one of these teapots a few years ago in Colorado but it had a broken lid
 poorly glued back together.  Patience is only occasionally  availed to me but eventually
 as I waited I found a perfect one in Denver, Colorado.

I love these sweet George and Martha bookends:

I want to wish everyone (here in the USA) a Happy 4th of July!

I am one of many who are so sad to see the values of our great country being dissolved every day
 little by little. 
 May God restore
America is my prayer.
Prayer and God have been removed from
everything possible.  It is very sad.

God Bless America
While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free.
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer:

God bless America, land that I love,
Stand beside her and guide her
Through the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans white with foam,
God bless America,
My home sweet home.

This was another vintage item I found -
 a little oval of Martha Washington:


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Good morning, Ruth! What a wonderful post you've shared today and yes, God Bless America! You certainly have some beautiful pieces of red transferware on display. Thank you so much for hosting and Happy 4th to you and your hubby!

Margie said...

Happy Independence Day, Bernideen! Thank you for hosting and sharing your wonderful collection of red transferwares. I'm so glad that waiting for a better teapot to come along paid off for you. Patience definitely plays an important role in the collecting game!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Bernideen...a perfect patriotic tribute for the 4th! I love all you transferware and how fun you found a George Washington jug! Just love it! Hope your day is "sparkling"! Thanks for hosting and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy 4th of July, my friend! I hope you have a beautiful day celebrating your country. I too am sad for the Christian principles being thrown out one by one in our own country. On April 1st of this year, PEI was the last province in Canada to legalize abortion. A very sad day for those of us who believe in the right to life for the unborn.

I am simply swooning over your transferware! I so love the red/pink! You have a gorgeous collection and thank you for sharing it with us today.


Deborah Montgomery said...

Oh, that teapot is beautiful!! I've never seen that pattern; perfect for the Fourth. I love red transfer ware; collecting it was my introduction into the world of china. I inherited some pieces from my grandmother and wanted to add to her collection, and the rest is history! What a beautiful cabinet to display your pretty china. And yes, it is shocking and sad to see how far things have slid in my lifetime. My hope is that there is still a good remnant praying; may God be merciful to us all. xo Deborah

Unknown said...

Happy 4th and I hope you will enjoy your week! I wonder if we can recover our values now without a major upheaval? Thanks for hosting us!

lorraines resources and rewards said...

love your collection and thanks for hosting another wonderful party have a great 4th of july

Marilyn Miller said...

Happy 4th! You make me want to wander down the aisles of an antique shop. It must be time to go.

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

What a perfect post today, Bernideen! It is absolutely amazing you have such perfect teawares and etc. to celebrate our Independence Day!


Hugs ♥

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

You have some gorgeous pieces of red transferware Bernideen....perfect for a patriotic display! It really paid off for you to wait for the perfect piece Have a safe and fun 4th....hugs...

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

O MY! These are stunning pieces and I have never seen this pattern before!! Beautiful!!
Thanks so much for hosting!! Happy 4th!

xinex said...

Oh I love your George and Martha Washington collection, Bernideen. So pretty! Thanks for hosting and Happy 4th!....Christine

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Your patriot post is wonderful and moved me to find a George Washington plate I have and post about it. Love all the red ware too.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Your red transfer ware is amazing. I love it all. I share your thoughts too about our country. We have to turn back to the Lord. Have a great day. Blessings to you, Martha

Angela McRae said...

What a beautiful display of your red transferware, and I'm happy your diligence paid off in finding that wonderful teapot! Happy Independence Day!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello Bernideen,

Happy fourth of July to you too. You always share the most incredible collections. What a gorgeous post and so patriotic. Love the little portrait of Martha Washington.

Thank you for hosting.


organicgardendreams said...

Dear Bernideen, you have such a lovely collection of red transferware! I see the Homer Laughlin "George Washington" inspired transferware for the first time. How fitting for today. Wishing you a Happy 4th of July!
Warm regards,

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Bernideen...sent you an won my Alaska Tea blog giveaway!

Deanies Stash said...

God Bless America. I pray that our country can change. Your transferware is very pretty. Thank you Bernideen for the party.

xo Dianne

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

What lovely dishes you have Bernideen! I've never seen this pattern but I like it.

Thank you for hosting every week!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Beautiful tribute to the 4th! Love your red transferware! Thanks for hosting your party and have a great week!

handmade by amalia said...

Hope you had a happy 4th, Bernideen.

Terri said...

Hello Bernideen,
Happy Fourth of July! Your tea time is lovely! I am really taken with your wonderful new find of a patriotic tin! That is wonderful.

Lady Linda said...

Oh! I can't tell you how much I love your red transferware! i have never seen that pattern and I am just swooning. You are the perfect one to treasure the set. I love the tin too. Lovely and charming and I think I just turned green with envy.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Bernideen, love your red transferware for the 4th, the teapot is perfect for the occasion! Yes, my prayer is that America would come back to God and be one Nation under God once again.
I'm surprised I didn't see you at the Mall yesterday, I was there first thing and last thing for a while.
Talk to you soon,

Mrs.T said...

What beautiful transferware, Bernideen! I have never seen any like it. The teapot was worth the wait!

I share your concerns and prayers for our country. So sad to see our values and liberties eroding. God is able to turn things around, however, starting in the hearts and lives of individuals.

Jean | said...

Bernideen, I sometimes will serve ice cream (only homemade and in a teacup) at an outdoor summer tea. I'll be serving this at a peach-themed tea in the gazebo next month. I love your posts about small Missouri towns -- they make me want to take a road trip!

Creations By Cindy said...

Loving your red dishes! I am a HUGE sucker for dishes of any kind! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

JES said...

What a neat and appropriate post! And you managed to make it pretty with those dishes! :)

Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth!

Art and Sand said...

Your transferware is beautiful.

Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I am featuring your lovely post at No Place Like Home this week, Bernideen. Have a beautiful day.


Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Giving you a feature today for LTV! Thanks so much!