Brown transferware is my favorite color of transferware. I think probably because at one time, maybe still? it was so hard to find. The process of creating transferware, back in the mid-eighteenth century, was to take a piece of tissue with the design on it and press–transfer onto a piece of ceramic and fire in a low temperature kiln to fix the design. You can imagine how much time, effort and accuracy it must have taken to complete say a set of dishes. Astonishing and very expensive. Transferware can be found in red, pink, purple, green, brown, blue, black, grey and yellow. Blue has been the favorite of most since the process was first created. What do you think? What’s your favorite color? Also I would love to add that the website from which most of these photos were curated- Cabin & Cottage is an absolute treasure. As far as beautiful photographs of transferware in every color– nothing else compared (on the internet) to the beauty of the photographs I found on this site.
Rococo is ornate, asymmetrical designed curves of gold. Rococo was first seen in Paris, France in the early 18th century. It was kind of a rebellious backlash against the strict regulations of grandeur brought about by the Palace of Versailles. Rococo can be seen in mirrors, sculpture, furniture and wall paintings. Rococo it is said covers the ornate style and design of Louis XV’s reign. The end of the rococo period came with the Neoclassic style at the end of the 18th century. Modern day rococo can be seen in mirrors, bed frames and wallpaper design. I don’t know about you but I love it! I’ll be sharing this post on Friday over at Rooted in Thyme for their Simple and Sweet Fridays!