I love Blue Willow and Spode china! You might say having a "Blue Willow" collection has become a tradition in our family. It all began with my Mother who developed a love for Blue Willow many years ago. She loved to search for the very old pieces and would display them on shelves in her kitchen and dining area. I always thought her home looked very inviting. So, you might say my sister, brother and I grew up with the lovely dishes.
As we got older, my sister and I started collecting the beautiful blue and white china for our own homes. When my two sons were young, and I lived in Houston, I would spend time browsing through the little antique stores of the area in search of a new "treasure" to go with my growing collection.
I think the thing I love most about Blue Willow is that it is a very warm and welcoming pattern. It goes with a variety of decor so whether you have a cottage, traditional, oriental or eclectic style--Blue Willow will add a nice touch to your home.
The teacups also look very pretty displayed on coffee tables or night stands with a pretty book.
Sometimes, I find great things to go with my collection of dishes. Recently, my husband and I were browsing through a local antique/thrift shop in the area, and I found this great tea towel from Harrods in London for $4.00. I knew it would be perfect with my Blue Willow!
And---you know how I love bluebirds and butterflies! I also spotted this adorable bluebird figurine. Of course, I had to buy it! Actually, my husband bought them for me as a gift that day along with a few other finds. Thank you, my love! Here are the little birds.
There is a story about Blue Willow...a legend---the two blue birds that are pictured in the design are supposed to be forbidden lovers who were immortalized by the Gods as two doves. I'll share the story in another post. Until then, I'm off to search for more treasures... Have a "Bluebird Day!" xoxo Kim