Monday, December 19, 2011

Blue Willow Christmas

The memories I hold dear, from Christmas as a child, were the times spent sharing wonderful dinners enjoyed on a table set with my grandmother's Blue Willow Dishes. Vintage now, but still beautiful, these gorgeous pieces went to my mother and then on to me after my beloved grandmother passed away.

When I was a little girl, they were only used for special occasions. Now I use them everyday along with other English designs that I have collected to go along with them.

Displayed and stored inside my vintage hutch for Christmas, these precious pieces share space with a touch of Christmas using vintage cobalt blue ornaments and glittered white trees. Positioned among vintage books, my grandpa's pocket watch, french gloves and handmade doilies created by my grandmother. It makes a gorgeous display and carries so many memories for me and the special times so long ago.

Behind the tassel doors, lets take a peek inside~

The above gorgeous teacup pin cushion was a purchase from the talented Tammy of The Stitching Coop. It looks amazing with these vintage pieces in shades of blue and white.

Tangled in his snow ski's is this darling handmade snowman created by my talented friend Randi from Norway 16 years ago. He brings a touch of whimsy to my display.

I hope your Christmas is special~

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