The enduring popularity of antiques often comes down to happy coincidences where one complements the other. The large stripped pine dresser festooned with examples of transfer printed blue and white pottery still remains the favourite focal point in any farmhouse kitchen or breakfast room. The participants of this marriage also remain constant geographically and stylistically, whether it is an antique cupboard from Lancashire or an antique dresser from South Wales; or differing designs of blue and white from Doulton, Spode, Masons, or Wedgewood. The aesthetic effect of the blue and white combined with the honey colour of the stripped pine remains a very popular design choice.
The stripping of the pine however is still a fairly recent phenomena but the light honey colour that emerges from applying wax creates a very attractive effect. The simplicity of the blue and white also provides an uninterrupted route for the (more…)