I love red transferware, it makes me happy every time I look at it. I started collecting it a few years ago and now we have enough to use it at holidays. It looks very pretty at Christmas time! It is all mismatched, but that's the way I like it. Variety is the spice of life, right? The pie safe that I keep it in belonged to my Great-grandparents. It used to be painted a sickly green. I love the way the sunlight shines in the little tin punch designs in the morning.
Since I started collecting transferware I have noticed that in many historical movies the china they use is some type of transferware. Often it is red but sometimes it is blue. I always point it out to Andy and the boys and they roll their eyes. They would never have noticed otherwise! (:
All this talk of transferware is putting me in the mood for a tea party. Maybe I'll have to plan one soon.