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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Blue Willow

We awoke to this Tuesday morning! Finally all plowed out, now just waiting for the big melt. Next week should be up in the 50's! Yes, I live in an area that has above ground lines...wish they were all buried, but it will never happen in my lifetime!





Blue Willow is one of my favorite patterns...it is timeless, has been popular for over 200 years. There are so many different makers of this pattern. I have pieces by Royal China, EIT England (English Ironstone Tableware, Ltd. of Staffordshire), some unmarked and several pieces that only have England stamped into them. 


Everything on the table was purchased in thrift stores, nothing over a couple dollars each.





The little bunny is waiting patiently for time to hop onto the Easter tablescape! He was someone's ceramic project back in 1988.







I used a couple crocheted placemats to line the tray.

The little pitcher is part of my pitcher collection...this one is fairly old.

Thanks for stopping by today...next week will be a full table.

I will be joining a few parties this week, do follow along.

Let's Dish/Cuisine Kathleen
Farmhouse Blog Hop/Green Eggs and Goats
Centerpiece Wednesday/The Style Sisters
Thrifty Things Friday/The Thrifty Groove
Seasonal Sundays/The Tablescaper

Thank you ladies for hosting each week!


26 comments:

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love this, Marigene...one of my favorite patterns! And of course, I love blue and white! Hugs...Debbie

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigne,
It has been a blue & white tablescape week...nothing goes better with the SNOW!!!
What a beautiful trayscape, dear friend!!! I adore the bunny...the eye is so expressive!!!
Antique Mall shopping today I spotted lots of blue and white...it was quiteconvincing, but none made it into my purchases! I did, however; purchased two cream pitchers to match my restaruant wear!!!
Next week should bring more Seasonal temps to our side of the Prairie, as well!!! I began some Spring Cleaning this week...how about you???
Fondly,
Pat

Sarah said...

Marigene, all you snow makes me chilled. It's cold again here too. I'm sitting by a cozy fire. '-)
Love Blue Willow. I have my mom's children's service. That is, what pieces survived our childhood of play. It's so special to me that I keep the few pieces on a tray in my bookshelves. Your tray vignette looks darling.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love your collection of blue and white willow! Sweet vignette!
hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

The pix could have been taken here. Just plowed out from another 12+" storm. How fun to change the regular tablescape. bbb

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

So many bloggers have blue and white dishes and I haven't a single one :-( I love all that I am seeing and think I need to start the hunt for some. Cute display and the bunny is pefect! Can't believe your snow - are you as anxious for spring as I am? Thanks for your sweet comment at Pandora's Box - I will look forward to your milk glass table setting!

All The Pretty Dishes said...

Wow - that is quite a snow storm. I never realized that so many different companies manufactured Blue Willow. Thanks for teaching me something new. Thank you also for stopping by my blog and leaving me your sweet comment.
Randee

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

Wow! You got so much snow!! And I love your vignette - the ceramic bunny is my favorite.

XOXO,
Meredith

Tricia said...

Oh, I always love seeing beautiful snow photos, as we never get that much in our area. So lovely to look at -- but not so much fun to deal with, I'm sure. Your pretty blue and white vignette is definitely eye candy!

kitty said...

Marigene, I love seeing your blue willow stacked with the crocheted placemats beneath. I personally don't care about full table settings...just pretty dish vignettes is enough for me. The bunny is a perfect addition and your cute ironstone pitcher. Was the bunny one of your ceramic projects? Happy weekend to you.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Sweetie,
You would never know all that snow is around your home looks like spring to me. Isn't it a great feeling to get a bargin? Love it. Good to see you again.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

The little bunny is so cute! Blue Willow is classic and timeless. Thanks so much for dropping by L'Heure Bleue At Home.

Laurie Ritchey said...

Marigene, This looks so pretty. I have a hard time arranging things in a box; probably because I have a hard time being closed in with my vignetting. I studied the elements of your vignette and hope that I can create something in a box soon. Love the crocheted mats you used to line the box, and blue and white is a fav of mine. laurie

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

What a lovely vignette, Marigene!! I've always been a fan of Blue Willow. We had it when I was growing up and then my mom got rid of it for something very modern. Today I have one small serving dish that I picked up at an antique store...it has a chip on the underside of the lip which really cannot be seen...it was only $8 so a bargain...and I use it often.
Can't wait to see your full table next week!
Blessings!

Babs said...

Blue Willow is one of my favorite china patterns, which is funny, because I rarely decorate with blue. Of course Blue Willow goes with everything. Your tray is so cute. Love that little bunny. Hope your snow melts soon.

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Your bunny is so cute! I look forward to seeing a tablescape with your blue willow.

Crystal Grandeur said...



Wonderful to see the snow.your blue collection is fabulous.love your bunny with the sparkle on the eyes so much....thank you....:):):)

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

One of my favorite patterns Marigene. Love the bunny too!

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

Love your Blue Willow, Marigene. It all blends so nicely. I think the snow is so beautiful but am glad we don't have to deal with it here in the Pacific NW. No snow this year.

Linda Primmer said...

Such a lovely tablescape. Blue and white is always so pretty and calming. All of that snow gives me chills. We are enjoying warm weather here in California. Stay warm.....Linda

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It looks like you had more snow than where we are in Colorado!

I love Blue Willow china. You have a nice collection, and the bunny is very cute...it reminds me of our daily rabbit visitor :)

Entertaining Women said...

You well know that your blue and white vignette makes me smile and does my heart a world of good. Sigh. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

The Tablescaper said...

I always enjoy blue and white (it's all over my house!) and really like how you've arranged yours in the tray.

Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Annie said...

I love your blue and white! And the bunny - wish I were coming to your house for Easter :)

Kathleen said...

We have above the ground lines too. After the last storm, the ones that took longest to get their power back were the homes with buried lines. I was surprised!

Love your tray, and the little bunny is just so cute!
Don't forget the St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl on Mar. 13th at Cuisine Kathleen's!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Diann said...

Those snow pictures are beautiful! I like the pretty tray with all the blue and white dishes. And Mr. Bunny is adorable! Thanks for sharing at TTF.