Blue Willow Condiments

Wow, my surprise when I opened this box. I am in love with these beautiful condiment pieces. I am thinking Pepper Shaker, Mustard (hold a spoon) or Oil and Vinegar (there is a dead give away for that one! I love the silver tops on each of these and love that they are all inContinue reading “Blue Willow Condiments”

Blue willow and shells (my favorite things)

Ok, yes I know this picture doesn’t clearly show you my willow piece but it is in there. My husband and I just returned from one of our first true vacations. I guess I never really understood what a vacation was all about. I am one of those people that pack every day with manyContinue reading “Blue willow and shells (my favorite things)”

Go big or go home in Blue Willow!

I have to say I anticipated receiving a 7-8 inch jug when my box arrived I was a tad confused. The box was much bigger. I will measure this but I would say it’s a solid 16 inches tall and a solid 10 inches across at the widest point. it’s the equivalent of a jugContinue reading “Go big or go home in Blue Willow!”

Blue Willow Beading

Two of my favorite things are blue willow and antique beading. I am simply in love this this piece. It is mounted to a very heavy cardboard It is beaded with very tiny seed beads. This piece is probably from the late 1800’s. The beads are various shades of blue, white and olive green. ItContinue reading “Blue Willow Beading”

Blue Willow Pattern Only?

Yes, my collection started out solely as the blue and white willow pattern. I started with mostly pieces my mom found for me. Most of my initial collection was either American or Japanese. I didn’t really have any English willow until the Kroger grocery store started handing out Churchill Willow with $100 in a groceryContinue reading “Blue Willow Pattern Only?”

Blue Willow Soothes my Soul!

As we pulled up the driveway late last night I said that little prayer many of you have chanted if you are honest with yourselves: “Dear God, Don’t let my willow be in pieces”! Like seriously, I can’t be the only one. I have a couple of pieces with the pierced lattice work but didn’tContinue reading “Blue Willow Soothes my Soul!”

Blue willow and Butter – two of my favorite things!

I have fallen so in love with the pale blues of the Two Temples Two pattern. This is a gorgeous little butter dish. The edges are scalloped. My most favorite pieces have this pattern. I think back to days of yesterday and why type of table would this stately piece set on. I can assureContinue reading “Blue willow and Butter – two of my favorite things!”

Sauce Tureens, a Willow Pattern Favorite

I have come to love these small little willow pattern sauce tureens. To be honest, I don’t have much room for any large willow at this stage unless I start getting rid of some of the earlier pieces I purchased. I think this is kind of how every willow lover’s collections changes and becomes moreContinue reading “Sauce Tureens, a Willow Pattern Favorite”

Willow Pattern & Tobacco – What do they have in common?

As a child, I used to remember my grandmother rubbing snuff. Yes, I said grandmother, not grandfather, he used to use chewing tobacco, Mail Pouch to be specific. I used to get so grossed out by the spittoon at the end of the couch or next to grandma’s recliner. It was so gross! But herContinue reading “Willow Pattern & Tobacco – What do they have in common?”