Tuesday, March 15

Blue and White...



A few months ago I started to think a lot about blue and white dishes and how nice they look on a festive table.  When I was growing up, my mother had a set of blue and white Finlandia dishes that were her favorite things in the china cabinet and we used them for Pascha and other special occasions.  I had a little birthday money in my pocketbook this month and decided that I really, really wanted to start looking in earnest, so while the children were having their violin lesson, I began the search in the antique stores in our little town.  

I visited three shops on Friday and ended up returning to the first shop on Monday afternoon to buy the blue and white dishes that I came across in the very beginning of my search.  I am so happy with my choice.  The pattern is Burgenland by Villeroy & Bosh.  There are eight dinner plates (plus eight bread plates that are on hold for me to purchase in a week or two) which is exactly what I was hoping for!  I think that they will go very nicely with our everyday white dishes and will dress up the table when we want to make a bit of a splash.  I enjoyed hand-washing them so much last night and the children ate their meals on them today.  I am already dreaming of our Pascha table setting! 

8 comments:

elizabeth said...

that's very fun! I know I love having dishes for special occasions! :) these will go wonderfully!

DJL said...

Blue and white dishes have always been my favorite. My pattern is Spode's Blue Italian. You can see it here:
https://www.google.com/search?q=spode+blue+italian&espv=2&biw=1280&bih=893&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiHi7i5ncXLAhWE6x4KHdGxABkQ_AUIBygC
Your dishes look similar. I look forward to seeing your Pascha table!
Dana

Angela K said...

They are so very pretty. My mother has blue and white dishes too that were a gift from our German neighbor. Those were always the special occasion dishes.

Woman of the House said...

I love blue and white china and have been collecting for years. Mine don't match~ I just pick up a piece here and there whenever I see one I like. The hunt is part of the fun. :) We use ours everyday, but they are easy to dress up for special occasions. Yours are very pretty! I hope you enjoy them!

Jenny said...

Lovely! The blue and white combo is so versatile.

Katya said...

Love it! My grandmother always had and still has blue and white dishes. Our everyday dishes are white with a blue rim, and every time I see anything blue and white that I love I snatch it up because it is guaranteed to look great with our dishes. :-) enjoy!!!!

Katya said...

Love it! My grandmother always had and still has blue and white dishes. Our everyday dishes are white with a blue rim, and every time I see anything blue and white that I love I snatch it up because it is guaranteed to look great with our dishes. :-) enjoy!!!!

Kathryn McGarry said...

Your dishes are so beautiful! I love blue and white too. Mine are called Tea Roses by Nikko. The Finlandia are my dream dishes and I am always on the lookout for a set of them. Enjoy your new dishes!


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