Monday, July 11, 2011

Sailor's Farewell

I have a new tea cup that belongs to set of dishes I found.  I was looking the dishes over at the thrift store really debating the purchase.  I noticed each piece had a different scene on it.  (I love transferware like that.)  Then I picked up this teacup and this cinched the deal.  This scene is called Sailor's Farewell.  How romantic and sweet is this?  The picture portrays a guy telling his sweetheart good bye before a voyage.  

The other side of the cup is just as pretty, although I have no idea what this stuff is.

This is my Texture Tuesday picture.  Our challenge was something pink.   I have tried so hard to capture this effect and I think I am getting the hang of it.  Here is the recipe:  I put a layer of Sweet tart with linear light at 40%.  I created a layer mask and erased color from the rose at 20% opacity.  Then I put a new layer called Trust on multiply at 57%.  That's it. 

The cup belongs to a pattern of English transferware called Fair Winds by Alfred Meakin.  
Thanks for coming by my blog today!  I don't get to every comment each week but I read them and get to as many as I can and I thank you very much for taking the time to visit me and leave a comment.
Sherry
I will join these sweet ladies, go and visit them:
Table Top Tuesday  at A Stroll Thru Life
Texture Tuesday  at Kim Klassen Cafe  
Tea Time Tuesday at Lady Katherine Tea Parlor
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tuesday Tea for Two at The Plumed Pen
Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday at Breath of Fresh Air
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Tea Party Tuesday  at Sweetology
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life 

46 comments:

Snap said...

I really like your Fair Winds find and have enjoyed all the posts featuring this wonderful pattern (should I say patterns?!). Marvelous! Happy Tea Day!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such a lovely and romantic vignette. I love the cup and the shells are perfect. Beautifully done. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Shelia said...

Hi Sherry! Oh, this tea cup is gorgeous. What a beautiful pattern! You've done well with your altered snap!!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

afternoon tea said...

I love the transfer ware that has different pictures on the various pieces too. Your vignette is lovely.
AT

Valeree said...

I love transferware! Such an adorable little cup. Thanks so much for sharing.

Sarah said...

What a wonderful find, Sherry. I would have scooped these cups up had I found them. Like you, I like the motif. ~ Sarah

Lavender Cottage said...

Although a pretty teacup with some flowers is nice to drink from, yours with the various scenes would be fun to study and discuss over tea.

La said...

Transferware at a thrift store? Wow! This pattern is very pretty. Great find.

Olive Cooper said...

Sherry, I would have bought them too. Althought space is getting thin here. The tea cups are lovely. Thrifts stores are the undiscovered country. Right? hugs♥O

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Wow this is so neat..I love the little farewell scene too! Your photograph is just stunning..you are an inspiration!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I have one complete place setting of this pattern. I notice it was featured in Victoria last month. It is so pretty. Thank you for sharing it. Blessings, Martha

Antiques And Teacups said...

Transferware is so much fun! I love it! Thanks for sharing!
Ruth

Cedar said...

What fun cups that they each have their own scene! I would love dishes like that!

Very nice pink texture!

Evelyn said...

All very beautiful images!

Godelieve said...

It turned out gorgeous!!

Nikki said...

Your images are very beautiful. The added texture gives a lovely, vintage look to the photo.

elizabeth said...

Love your transferware treasures! Your photos and edits are lovely!

debsea said...

beautiful photo...i've been staring at that starfish for a good bit...is it real? i've never seen anything like it...

Liz said...

Absolutely love it! Was just thinking about things nautical when I saw this post! Fantastic!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Love the transferware teacup and the composition with the rose and texture. Very pretty. V

Johanna said...

Hello Sherry,
wonderful setting with a very charming tea cup. Love the see star. Is it crochet? Looks alike. Thank you for sharing your treasures.
Best greetings, Johanna

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Sherry,
I loved this set when you first showed it to us!! The tea cups are so pretty! This is such a great pattern!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Susan said...

What a gorgeous transformation.

Enjoyed this.

Hope your day is blessed!

Kathy said...

Hello Sherri,
What a fantastic find - just love the scene depicted! How strong those women must have been! I love transferware too and would have jumped at this! Lovely picture! I am fascinated with this - may have to look into the programs available - what fun!
Thank you for sharing this with A Return to Loveliness,
God Bless,
Kathy

Kristi said...

Gorgeous image...every detail!

Pat said...

The results are terrific. Love what you've done here. Thanks for sharing your "recipe".

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Sherry,
What lovely photos! Your tea cup is very romantic and a wonderful find. I love china which tells a story. Transferware is perfect for that sort of thing. Thank you for sharing this with Tea Time. It's always lovely having you for tea. Wishing you a delightful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Leah C said...

Truly lovely:)

Linda Makiej said...

Love the pink!!!! Just great.... :)

Sherry said...

The sea star is real. Thanks for all of your kind comments!
Sherry

Honey at 2805 said...

You are doing such lovely work with textures! This is beautiful!

Holly said...

Such great pictures you have and your displays. I enjoy looking at all of your pretties. Thank you so much for your visit to my blog.
many blessings!

Tanya@takesix said...

I love your new dishes, and especially the story behind the cup. The color would be great on a fall tablescape. Your photography is beautiful!

Suz said...

What a beautiful set you found! I love the different scenes. Transferware is so interesting! This is only my second tea cup tuesday. I would love to have you visit if you have time.

Fondly,
Suz

libbyquilter said...

a very pretty tablescape/still life you've created for Texture Tuesday~!!~
i think your textures are frosting on this lovely 'cake'~!

:-)
libbyQ

Marilyn said...

I'm drawn to the romantic cottage style. These are beautiful.

shopannies said...

love the vintage looking cup very cool

Cathy Bueti said...

I love what you did with this! Beautiful!! I love roses and that cup is so sweet! :)

Genie said...

Lovely capture with the muted coloration. Your use of texture in this shot is sheer perfection. Stunning. Genie

Lou Belcher said...

I didn't know there were so many Tuesday groups. I love the photos. Tea time is such a gentle and soothing topic.

Lou

Nayana said...

very beautiful, cant believe the sea star is real.looks gorgeous!

Nayana@CherishDreamlive

silverbirdphotography said...

Lovely still life and photo's

Teresa Schmid said...

Lovely!

Teresa Schmid said...

Lovely

troubled annie coutoure said...

i was just given 7 place settings, of pieces of each. i am so honored to have them.

my whole reason for commenting, is to thank you for giving me enough info to start researching. i appreciate it!

The Charm of Home said...

Congrats Annie on getting this set of dishes! They are a favorite of mine.
Sherry

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