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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tuesday's Treasures

It is so wonderful to have my white dining room set - at last.  I've wanted it for years, and now my dream has come true.  I've had it for about a year and a half and love displaying some of my many dishes.  Today it is blue - mostly.
 Across the top of the hutch are serving pieces called Rose Parade - more about that in a bit.
 Blue Willow transferware - always a favorite.  And a teacup and cream and sugar with forget-me-nots, Alaska's State Flower and the flowers bring us special memories of Don's mother.
 Such a pretty covered casserole.
 Moss Rose child's tea set - just the perfect spot.
 A sweet flower fairy with a candle.
 Blueberry tea set for one.  Goes perfectly with the Blue Willow.

 Pretty vintage blue mixing/serving bowls, found in a cute little shop in British Columbia, and half price too.
 Gravy boat on a small platter.

 The name Rose Parade comes from the rose decal on the handles.  Some of my favorite serving pieces.

 My child's Blue Willow tea set, a gift for my seventh birthday just after we moved from California to Southeast Alaska, missing one saucer, as I leaned my elbow on the saucer while having a tea party one day when I was sick in bed.


eileeninmd said...

Hello, the white dining room set is pretty, I like the hutch. The blue dishes and glasses are beautiful. Blue is my favorite color. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

Tom said...

...JoAnn, what a collection! I've always enjoy blue and whites and you certainly have a lovely assortment. Thanks so much for stopping by, I do appreciate it.

Prairie Patchwork Quilts said...

Isn't it fun to display and rearrange our dishes and special items. You did a great job. I have some blue pieces from my grandmother and mother. I love to change out things over the seasons. Gives us a chance to see and enjoy all that we have. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful, JoAnn. I love the Rose Parade too. I have the very same hutch---well close anyway. I love the white and also the white shabby chic. My daughter in Ritzville has most of my pieces now. Long story but I am ok with it. You have so many beautiful things and actually use them. I envy that ability

Marcia said...

You do have a lovely collection. Imagine having your childhood tea set. I wonder where mine has gotten to?

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

JoAnn, your white hutch is the perfect backdrop for all the beautiful blue pieces you have. I am so envious that you have your child's tea set. I had a few pieces of a tea set (mine was gold with flowers) that I used to play with when I visited my grandmother, but I never got to keep it. Wonder whatever happened to those kinds of things. Love the Rose Parade pieces. Such unusual shapes and so pretty..Have a wonderful week..xxoJudy

Michelle said...

I love that Blue Willow China. My grandmother had some.

Rose said...

I have been wanting a white dining table for a while now...yours sure looks nice with all the blue!

Kay Slagle said...

Your hutch looks wonderful with all these beautiful pieces. I love (!) your rose parade pieces! And forget-me-nots are special to me, too. They're a special reminder of my favorite grandmother. Those pieces are lovely.

Candy S said...

Your collection of blue and white dishes must have taken a while to collect. I have always admired your child's Blue Willow tea set. You have so many wonderful pieces, the serving bowl, gravy bowl, and platter are hard to find pieces. Your large round covered casserole dish and the Rose Parade serving pieces are perfect for displaying in your china cabinet. Love love love the blue and white display!

Have a great week..... Hugs, Candy

Julie Fukuda said...

All my blue and white pieces are wishing they had show-case like that. I have my blue glass pieces on the window sill and a few large blue and white plates on wooden stands. (I wouldn't have a shelf wide enough to place them on).

Angie said...

JoAnn - what a lovely collection. The Blue Willow transferware reminds me of blue and white Currier and Ives dishes that my parents used when we were kids - my mother still has a lot of it. Thanks for the walk down memory lane!

Kim said...

Be still my beating heart!! How glorious is all your beautiful blue pretties in your white hutch. You must smile everytime you look at all those pretties. I have always wanted a child's china teaset...lucky you, you have not one but two! You has some glorious pieces of china there, JoAnn.