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!