Thrill of the Hunt #126

June 17, 2022

Welcome, friends, to another fun-filled Thrill of the Hunt post where I share my latest thrifty (and usually) vintage finds with you. 

My hope is that by sharing my thrifty finds I can motivate and inspire you to explore your own local thrift stores, estate sales, flea markets and barn sales and make your own fabulous finds for yourself. So let's get started.

I've always envied those bloggers who proudly display their brown transferware collection come fall each year. So I finally decided to start a collection of my own. Little by little, over time, I'm going to do it.

brown and white transferware dinner plate Fair Winds pattern

Last year was a lucky one in that department. For starters, I came across these Afred Meakin Fair Winds patterned brown transferware 7-inch dessert plates at Goodwill.

four brown and white transferware dessert plates stack

They had four so I picked up all of them for 99 cents each.

Fair Winds pattern Alfred Meakin Staffordshire England

Here's the maker's mark: Fair Winds (pattern name), Original Copper Engravings depicting historical scenes of Chinese export to America. U.S.S. Constitution engaging Chinese junks. Alfred Meakin Staffordshire England.

Later in the year I found this beauty at a lovely vintage boutique. I knew it matched the dessert plates I already had so I purchased it.

E pluribus unum tall ships high seas Fair Winds transferware

The platter is over 12 inches wide.

Fair Winds original copper engravings makers mark

And it has the same makers mark as the dessert plates, but instead of it being the U.S.S. Constitution engaging Chinese junks it is the U.S.S. Delaware capturing Le Croyable. 

I can't wait to display all this newfound brown transferware (and hopefully some more pieces) this fall in the dining room.  

brown and white splatterware sugar and creamer

And while not transferware, I still love this vintage porcelain brown and cream splatterware sugar bowl and creamer set. There was no makers mark on these. (That's versus spatterware, which I believe is the same painted pattern, only on enamelware instead of porcelain.)

brown splatterware creamer sugar bowl lid

I picked them up at a thrift store during our yearly winter vacation in Galena, IL.

They will definitely fit right in with my vintage brown transferware pieces. Keep an eye out for the combo this fall! 

Do you collect any special kind of dishes?

Well, that's it for today, friends!

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Thrill of the Hunt #126

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Debra@CommonGround said...

great finds Kathleen. You know how much I love brown transferware, especially in Fall. Love those brown spatterware sugar and creamer. Perfect companion pieces with the gorgeous bt pieces!

Allyson @ Southern Sunflowers said...

That's great you're able to find new pieces for your collection. It's always exciting when you just happen upon what you're looking for. Perfect title ~ thrill of the hunt! Be sure to share your links at the #HomeMattersParty every Thursday night thru Monday. Hope to see you there!

Rita C at Panoply said...

This post definitely caught my attention from your newsletter. Do I collect dishes? Is the Pope Catholic?! And I also collect brown transferware, the photo which drew me in here. Like my purse collection was for the past 3 yrs, I still have a lot of my transferware in storage, but I am gradually pulling things out as each new season rolls around. We moved into this house last October, so fall and Christmas were decorated with a lighter hand, but I'm ready to pull it out this year. I love your pieces you've found!

The Antiqued Journey said...

Hi Kathleen!! Great minds think alike! I'm too starting to collect and look for brown transferware!! I've already found 3 pieces...two beautiful pitchers and small vase. How fun!!! Thanks for sharing your finds today!

Anonymous said...

I got several dessert bowls in you brown transferware in the mid 70's; they were a grocery store premium!The sugar and creamer are probably "hobbiest pieces" made by someone in a ceramics class. A good give away are filed down "stilt marks", usually 3, which held the piece off the kiln floor where the glaze would have stuck to if not up on the stilts. Great finds! Kathy A

Anonymous said...

Are you aware that the Fair Winds collection was a free giveaway at grocery stores in the early 70s? It's cracking me up how many people are selling these pieces, with words like 'rare' - and crazy prices. Glad you got yours for what they are worth. :-)

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