Maison d’ Hermine Canton table and kitchen linens feature blue and white Asian transferware vases and bowls with pink peonies, orchids and butterflies. The secondary motif is Blue Willow and other blue and white teacups and saucers. It is in various shades of cobalt blue with white printing and an ivory background. Continue reading
I started looking for pot holders. I realized mine are pretty sad. I don’t remember when I bought them, but I think it must have been a while ago.
So why not replace them with something more fun? I started looking, adding all the ideas to my shopping cart and I thought I’d just share. Continue reading
In the late ‘70s, A&P Grocery Store let you buy a plate, cup and saucer in the Blue Willow Pattern for 99 cents any time you bought $10 worth of groceries. They were made by Churchill. I bought eight. The other pieces cost more. I bought some, but mostly mixed in the white dishes I already had. Continue reading
Agate is a natural mineral with beautiful bands or stripes. It is a type of Chalcedony, which is Quartz.Continue reading
I found these area rugs with a modified Blue Willow pattern. The Asian motif is hand-hooked in two shades of blue with off white.
When I was looking for bath mats, I found these contoured Blue Willow Pattern mats to go around the toilet. They come in two versions of the traditional Blue Willow pattern.Continue reading
Bath Mats, Kitchen Mats or Doggie Beds
I was looking for bath mats and found these. They are all very similar, but sold by a lot of different companies. They are very well priced on Amazon, but the descriptions came from other websites.
Blue Willow and other Chinese looking patterns are transferware. Transferware was developed in England sometime in the 1750s and became enormously popular. Transfer-printed dishes were affordable.
Cobalt blue, like Blue Willow, was the most popular, but transferware was also available in green, yellow, red, pink, purple, cranberry, brown, black and gray.
The style is timeless. Whether you have a traditional home filled with antiques or a cottage or farmhouse look, transferware touches the right notes. Continue reading
The Madison Bay Company out of Pennsylvania markets reproductions of vintage china, mostly through museum gift shops. They make china that looks just like the antiques, but it is microwave and dishwasher safe. You can buy sets or purchase it by the piece. Continue reading