Tag Archive | Blue Willow

Blue Willow Night Lights

Johnson Brothers Willow Pagoda Night Light

Johnson Brothers Willow Pagoda Night Light

Johnson Brothers makes a little night light in “Old Willow,” their iconic blue and white china pattern. It is white with the cobalt blue transfer. The pagoda is made of the same ceramics as the dishes. There is a candelabra base socket inside the pagoda. It has an on/off switch.

Johnson Brothers Pagoda Night Light

1.5″ x 2″ x 5.35″

Elegant and detailed, each piece from the Willow Blue collection features a beautiful oriental landscape motif on fine earthenware; with each richly detailed illustration suggesting its own unique and involving story. This Pagoda Night Light is decorated with the pattern’s signature blue and white design; bringing a touch of Far Eastern mystery to every home.

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Blue Willow Wall Clocks

Real Old Willow Wall Clock by Royal Doulton

Real Old Willow Wall Clock by Royal Doulton

Royal Doulton has a wall clock in the Real Old Willow Blue Willow pattern. They are often rather expensive. I have only seen them inexpensive if they don’t work. You could repair it or just put in a different battery driven clock work.

Churchill Blue Willow Wall Clock

Churchill Blue Willow Wall Clock

Churchill makes a Blue Willow Wall Clock. You can find these pretty easily on eBay.

They are 10″ wide and made of the same ceramics as the plates. The pattern and numbers are in cobalt with clear glaze over them. The hands are gold colored metal.

They have a German Quartz movement, made by Junghans.

Search for Churchill and Royal Doulton Blue Willow Clocks on eBay >

 

Blue Willow Wall Clocks

Blue Willow Wall Clocks

There are a lot of Blue Willow wall clocks on Amazon. None of them are very fancy and none of them cost that much. They all use a basic battery driven mechanism. So it’s just a matter of what you like the looks of best. Continue reading

Blue Willow Chinoiserie Towels

Betsy Drake Canton Scene Guest Towel

Betsy Drake Canton Scene Guest Towel

The Betsy Drake Canton Scene Guest Towel came today.

You can see how adorable it is. The description wasn’t much.

Betsy Drake GT865 Canton Scene Guest Towel

  • Machine Washable
  • Wrinkle Free
  • Made From Polyester

Lovely guest towels measure approximately 20×20.
Machine washable and wrinkle free.

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Chinoiserie Embroidered Towels by Jessiemaie

Chinoiserie Embroidered Towels by Jessiemae

Chinoiserie Embroidered Towels by Jessiemae

I found these wonderful embroidered towels on Amazon Handmade.

Jessiemae does personalized and customized machine embroidery in a lot of different patterns. I love these!

The towels are not hand made. They are 26″ square flour sack towels with hemmed edges and a corner loop. Jessiemae pre-washes them, so they won’t shrink and pucker if you use them. Continue reading

Personalize Your Home Office with Blue Willow from Marye-Kelley

Marye-Kelley Tissue Box Cover, Scalloped Waste Paper Basket, Letter Box, Picture Frame and Paperweight in Blue Willow

Marye-Kelley Tissue Box Cover, Scalloped Waste Paper Basket, Letter Box, Picture Frame and Paperweight in Blue Willow

I was surprised by how many people did not have a home office before they started to work from home during this Pandemic.

Most people (54%) didn’t have a remote work setup before the government moved to curb nonessential gatherings, according to a survey conducted by YouGov in partnership with USA TODAY and LinkedIn. Meanwhile, 74% of professionals age 18 to 74 said they’re now working from home.

Home offices are expensive: Study says most people didn’t have one before coronavirus
Dalvin Brown
USA TODAY

Did you start out on the dining room table while you tried to put something together?

But now that you have set up a space to work from while you stay at home, you want to start personalizing it. Continue reading

Spode Mandarin Willow

Spode Mandarin Blue Willow Plate

Spode Mandarin Blue Willow Plate

Spode was founded by Josiah Spode in 1770.

Around 1783, Josiah Spode’s company perfected a technique to apply a blue transfer ceramics underglaze.

At first this was applied to fine earthenware.  Then, around 1790, he started producing bone china. Bone china is really made with bone ash mixed with clay. It is very white and translucent. Bone ash was used by porcelain factories before, but Spode added kaolin clay, making it even stronger. By 1815, nearly all the factories in England were using Spode’s formula. Continue reading

Blue and White Chinoiserie Table Cloths

Blue and White Chinoiserie Tablecloth by Ralph Lauren

Blue and White Chinoiserie Tablecloth by Ralph Lauren

I used to have a beautiful blue and white table cloth. It had a chinoiserie print in shades of cobalt blue on a white background. I used navy or yellow place mats over it. It was perfect to really set off my blue willow dishes.  I think it was Ralph Lauren, but it has been discontinued and I cannot find it. Continue reading