Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Blue “Willow”

I almost didn’t get this.

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I came home and told my hubby about this tea set and he told me to go back and buy it! (I know, I’m lucky…he’s MINE and you can’t have him! hahaha)

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This thrift store is new to me and fast becoming a favorite. It’s called Next American Picker and they buy things from all over for their store. Everything is very clean and nicely displayed. The owners are friendly, too!

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Do you remember this box? I got it there awhile back and it’s one of my favorite treasures.

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I had the cake plate close by and thought the tea pot looked nice on top. Of course I’ll probably change it up some. I wonder if I should put my silver spoons in the sugar dish or should I put tea bags inside?

I’m joining the Vintage Inspiration Link party HERE,

and Roses of Inspiration

and Ivy and Elephants.

49 comments:

Arlene said...

Blue Willow is one of my favorites!! I am glad you went back to get this lovely set!!

Diane said...

Pretty! You're lucky it was still there! Your hubby is a winner!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

What a great tea set. Love that box as well.

Stacey said...

That's the real thing Diane. Great find!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the Blue Willow and yes you do have a wonderful hubby! You know I love that box :)
hugs to you sweet sis!

Linda

Carla from The River said...

Good Morning,
A great find. :-) I love blue.
Carla

Happy@Home said...

I like the way your hubby thinks :). I also like your new Blue Willow. What a great and fun find!

Ruth W said...

Your honey's a keeper! I love Blue Willow, and Barratts was a great maker. Love the box too!
Ruth

Lorrie said...

Blue Willow has always been a favorite of mine. Lucky you! Wonderful husband!

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

A beautiful set, Diane and that new thrift store looks like a winner. Your hubby is definitely a winner too. xo Laura

Art @ Home said...

What a pretty find!!! I love blue willow ware.....I love the combination blue and white!

xo,
RJ

Vee said...

Oh my! Blessed gal! Kiss that husband of yours again and be sure to have a tea party some lovely day. You do like tea, don't you?

FABBY'S LIVING said...

You sure got a great guy...I do too!
Oh my goodness, I saw a complete BW tea set with teacups and didn't buy it and now I'm still sorry I didn't!
Love yours; it's gorgeous... enjoy it.

Hugs,
FABBY

Susie said...

Diane, I love your new tea set. How sweet of your husband. It looks great on your table too. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Conniecrafter said...

That is a beautiful set, I do love blue and white dishes, your husband was sweet to tell you to go back and get it, I think spoons would look great with it, but I also like the looks of silver and blue together :)

Jill said...

Bet you're glad it's sitting on your table now - very pretty!!

Primitive Stars said...

Love love love the blue and white!!!! Blessings Francine.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Aw! What a treasure - the hubby and the tea set, too! Love your coasters and pretty doilies xo :) Karen

Red Rose Alley said...

Diane,
Blue china is my very favorite, and my wedding china was even in BLUE. Your blue tea set is gorgeous, and I'm so glad you went back to get it. You can use it for many years to come.

love, ~Sheri

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh so pretty - I do love Blue Willow - I have a few pieces - just beginning to re-collect it. The fun is in the hunt. I have oodles of Pink Willow - and love it just as much. What a treasure you found - and what a treasure your husband is too. I have to be careful what I admire or Don will buy everything I comment on. (Though I do know how to hint when I REALLY want something.

Linda Kay said...

So pretty. I have a blue willow soup tureen that I've posted here before, but I prefer Flow Blue and cobalt. Nice setting!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Oh, how did you pass it up to begin with? :-) It's great that it was still there when you went back. It is a treasure as is your husband. I have a treasure of a husband too!

Debbie said...

so sweet, the tea set and the hubby!!! i remember that box, very well, as i liked it also. you can never have too many boxes or baskets ;)

Sarah Beth said...

Silver spoons in the creamer and tea bags in the sugar bowl! Or the other way around! However you decide to display it, that's a great find!

Joy H said...

So sweet of him and I love Blue Willow ☺

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

This is a good set to have, a classic. I can bring my own blue and white teacup for tea...

Elizabeth said...

I used to have that teaset and dinnerware but when I downsized 3 years ago, I decided to get rid of all blue! Now I am thinking I may have to look for more! So pretty!

Patsy said...

So glad you went back and got it. You would have never for given your self.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I'm so happy it was still there waiting for you when you went back. It looks so pretty on your cake plate. Thanks for sharing your treasures at Vintage Inspiration Party.

Sandra@Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Wonderful Tea Set. So happy for you to get it. Yes you have a good hubby. I do think you have found the nicest of stores to shop at! Love your red, white and blue box too!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Can't go wrong with blue & white pretties! How fun to have a new treasure hunting shop!
warmly,
deb

Kathy said...

Yep, that guy is a keeper!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

What a lovely tea set. So glad you went back and got it.
Hugs,
Marie

suziqu's thread works said...

Hello Dear Diane,
Well we definitely have something in common now as everyday I drink my tea from an almost identical teapot even the same size as yours -
We have always used a teapot and lovely china and feel blessed that we even can.
Love that delightful little church building you pass on your trip to and from Florida - what a little beautie!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

I love your new blue China and what a sweet husband you have!

doodles n daydreams said...

That's a lovely set, and a lovely man you have there :)

Diana

Stephanie said...

Simply lovely, sweet friend! And how kind of your husband :) Hugs to you, dear one!

Dewena said...

That was a good buy! I love each piece of English Blue Willow I have found over the years and keep it all in my red and white living room.

One of the American Pickers has a nice store here in Nashville but it is pricey.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Diane, Love your tea pot and I'm so glad you went back to get it. It is beautiful and I have the same one given to me from my son one birthday. How nice it looks on your table. Yes, you've got a keeper in your hubby.
Thanks for stopping by my creative space and your kind comment.
Hugs, cm

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Oh, my, so you're the lucky owner of a great teaset and of the most perfect husband? Not fair!

Linda Walker said...

Lovely tea set Diane! Wonderful hubby too! LOL!
xo
Linda

cynthia lee designs said...

What a pretty tea set!! Looks so beautiful on your table.
hugs,
Cindy

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Aw, precious memories! (The Blue Willow) ... And the store looks fun.

boopnut said...

Wish I had your sewing ability! I also was checking out all of your posts. Love your table, love Shalom Park and the old buildings too.
You have been busy!
Deb

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

What wonderful finds Diane, that stores a keeper!

Gina said...

What a precious tea set. I love that shade of blue.

Linda H said...

Oooh, I love Blue Willow. That hubby of yours is a keeper for sure! You lucky gal!

handmade by amalia said...

This is lovely. There is something so classy about a blue and white combo.
Amalia
xo

Kelly-Anne said...

I am just in love with this stunning little tea set! Diane, how precious that your dear hubby sent you back to buy it...I bet you are so glad he did:).
Smiles and hugs to you!
Kelly-Anne