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
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 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 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
Blue Willow Cutting Boards, Serving Boards and Hot Plates
I bought a cutting board on eBay and when it came in, it was actually a hot plate. It had laminated paper over cork. If you used it to cut, you would ruin it.
So, I am still looking for a blue willow cutting board. Continue reading
Handmade Blue Willow Jewelry by Art Jewelry For You
Art Jewelry For You makes silver plate jewelry with Blue Willow motifs.
Did you know that you can buy handmade jewelry straight from the artist on Amazon? Continue reading
Blue Willow Face Masks
While I was looking at face masks, I found some in a Blue Willow print. Although I hope we won’t be needing these long, I suspect we will.
I first found them from Marye-Kelley. Other companies are making them, too. Continue reading
Ralph Lauren Nanking Pattern in Porcelain Blue and White Curtains
I’ve been looking for blue willow drapes for the bedroom. I put white shutters over the window, so they don’t have to be room-darkening. I can already darken the room enough. Continue reading
Blue and White Umbrella Stands
My daughter bought me an umbrella stand for our first anniversary. It was a really good gift. My husband is big on umbrellas. Sometimes there is one dripping by every door. Continue reading
Awesocrafts Blue Willow Pagoda and Bridge Cross Stitch Kit, Janlynn Big Stitch Cross Stitch Still Life Kit and Heritage Crafts Classic Spode Blue Willow turned into pillows turned into pillows
The classic blue willow pattern is a natural for cross stitch and there are a lot of patterns, kits and projects available. Continue reading
Blue Willow Soap
Oriental Pagoda Temple with Plum Tree Soap
Handmade Soap in Lapis Color
I was looking for a pagoda soap pump dispenser and found this soap instead.
It is Glycerin soap, made here in the United States. Continue reading