Spode Blue Room Collection

A table set with Spode Blue Room pieces

A table set with Spode Blue Room pieces

Spode occasionally reissues retired patterns. The Blue Room Collection includes blue and white transferware from Spode’s archive. Some patterns are only available in limited pieces. Others patterns have a lot of pieces available. Continue reading

Spode Blue Room Georgian Plates

Spode Botanical, Floral, Girl at Well, Rome, Willow and Woodman Blue Room Georgian Plates Collection

Spode Botanical, Floral, Girl at Well, Rome, Willow and Woodman Blue Room Georgian Plates Collection

The Georgian collection includes patterns that have been most popular in Spode’s early years. Some of the patterns, like Blue Willow, continue to be popular. They mix beautifully with other Spode Blue and White transferware. You can display them or use them. Or both. They are dishwasher and microwave safe.

The Georgian Blue Room set of plates includes Botanical, Floral, Girl at Well, Rome, Willow and Woodman.
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Posted on September 26, 2019, in Lighting.

Spode Blue Room Zoological Plates

Spode Rhinoceros, Kangaroo, Camel, Tiger, Zebra and Ostrich Blue Room Zoological Plates

Spode Rhinoceros, Kangaroo, Camel, Tiger, Zebra and Ostrich Blue Room Zoological Plates

The Zoological Blue Room set of plates includes Rhinoceros, Kangaroo, Camel, Tiger, Zebra and Ostrich. They mix beautifully with other Spode Blue and White transferware. You can display them or use them. Or both. They are dishwasher and microwave safe.

When these patterns were first produced in the 19th Century, exotic animals were curiosities and not well known. These plates feature animals in landscaped gardens being admired by the visiting public.
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Posted on September 26, 2019, in Lighting.

Spode Blue Room Traditions

Castle, Milkmaid, Greek, Aesop's Fables, Lucano, and Caramanian from Spode Blue Room Traditions Collection

Castle, Milkmaid, Greek, Aesop’s Fables, Lucano, and Caramanian from Spode Blue Room Traditions Collection

The Traditions Blue Room set of plates includes Castle, Milkmaid, Greek, Aesop’s Fables, Lucano, and Caramanian.  They mix beautifully with other Spode Blue and White transferware. You can display them or use them. Or both. They are dishwasher and microwave safe.
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Blue Willow Lunch Coolers

Blue Willow Lunch Coolers

Blue Willow Lunch Coolers

When I was looking for a Blue Willow insulated lunch box I found quite a few choices. They are in a few different prints. There is a Blue Willow with the border like the plates and a traditional Blue Willow Toile. The  Blue Willow Mosaic lunch boxes have fabric that looks like broken blue willow pieced together into a mosaic.  And there is a fabric that has the Blue Willow pattern with watercolor roses over it. Continue reading

Blue Willow Backpacks

Blue Willow Backpacks

Blue Willow Backpacks

I have found four different backpacks with a Blue Willow Chinoiserie pagoda and willow pattern. Two are small traditional backpacks, one is a drawstring bag and the other is an insulated backpack lunch box. Continue reading

Winter Blue Willow Back Pack Lunch Set

Winter Blue Willow Back Pack Lunch Box, Winter Blue Willow Vacuum Car Cup and Winter Blue Willow Waterproof Reusable Snack Bag

Winter Blue Willow Back Pack Lunch Box, Winter Blue Willow Vacuum Car Cup and Winter Blue Willow Waterproof Reusable Snack Bag

Pack lunch in these great Blue Willow pieces! A backpack style lunch box, vacuum travel cup and reusable zip bag now come in the Winter Blue Willow pattern. The light blue and navy print on a white background have the traditional pagoda, bridge, fence and stylized trees of the classic Blue Willow pattern. Continue reading

Library Shelves with a Ladder

Martin Furniture Avondale Bookcases AE4094 with Metal Ladder IMTE402

Martin Furniture Avondale Bookcases AE4094 with Metal Ladder IMTE402

Martin Furniture makes furniture for offices, homes and hotels.  They came across my radar because I am looking at book shelves. They make really tall bookcases that have a ladder. They are available on Amazon and the reviews are really good. They also have some that show up on Amazon Clearance at a lot lower price.

The ladder helps you reach the books on the top, but mostly it just looks really cool! Continue reading

Posted on June 30, 2019, in Shelves.