Thursday, September 04, 2008

Blue Willow Cornucopia

This was inspired by the Currier and Ives dishes our family had as a kid and Blue Willow dinnerware. 

So card this was a  sentimental journey for me.

currier and ivesThe Currier and Ives dishes were available as grocery store premiums and they were manufactured by a number of companies.  My granny saved her green stamps and got quite an extensive set, and presented it to her daughter-in-law (my mom) as a gift.  We had the glasses, the plates, the serving pieces, practically every size and shape imaginable. That blue and white dinnerware is  meatloaf , family and home (in that order).   I found out MUCH late in life that this was not a pattern that my mother loved--but they were serviceable dishes (and there were so many) that it is what we used for years and years.

BlueWillowConsequently, and not surprisingly,  I have always love the look of the Blue Willow pattern.   While engaged I worked the the china department of a local department store, and I would daydream of afternoon tea, with a Johnson & Bros. Blue Willow tea set. (Reality: no tea set--but I don't do afternoon, tea, either)

CC182-sc192-Blue Cornucopia

Thanks for putting up with my sentimental babble...(if you skipped over it--that is okay, too)!

 

8 comments:

Lynda Benden said...

Oh my gosh Juliana, this is SO beautiful! I too love the Currier and Ives dishes and remember them quite well (Oh my am I dating myself!!! LOL!!!) Your card is perfect for the inspiration piece!

Sherry Cheever said...

Jules this is gorgeous! I've always loved the blue and white/red and white dishes, but alas have never owned any, nor has anyone in my family. Maybe someday!

Heather said...

ooohhhh!!! It's wonderful!!!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Your card is just beautiful! We had the very same china!!

Shelly said...

Absolutely gob smacked over this one!

Tammy Hershberger said...

LOL I agree with Shelly... I'm gob smacked! This is stunning, Jules!

Shirley said...

Perfect for the teapot and also very delft. I love what you did.

Dee Jackson said...

Oh this is lovely!