When the kids were little, we used to go up to my aunt’s mountain cabin for weekend getaways. There are plenty of flea markets and little shops to find all kinds of treasures. One of those treasures I discovered were Blue Willow plates.
I had seen them before, but never really thought about them until I saw them up in the mountains. There’s just something about those mountains and Blue Willow.
I found a couple of pieces for the price I wanted to pay, so I bought them. I was proud of my find.
We got back to the cabin, and I put my treasures into the suitcase, then headed for the kitchen to start dinner. When it came time to set the table, I opened the cabinet door, and began to pull out my aunt’s mixed match of dishes for eating. Guess what was mixed in with the dinner plates. YEP! My aunt was using Blue Willow to eat off of! I couldn’t believe it.
My collection isn’t very big, but I like it.
Saucer number two almost bit the dust. That is why it has the huge chip on the edge. Did you notice that the pattern on the two saucers is different? The third one was different from both of these. Different makers I guess.
I like how the scene on the plates is so peaceful. It reminds me that God’s peace surpasses all understanding.
The bunny isn’t Blue Willow, but it goes well with it. The bunny was actually a thank you gift to my aunt for allowing us to stay at the cabin. I got her a bunny because we called her Aunt Bunny. Bunny is the nickname her parents gave her because she was born close to Easter. When she died, my cousins were cleaning out the cabin and I asked if I could have the bunny back to remember her.
It’s not a big collection, but it has many fond memories attached to it. Hopefully, soon we can get back up to the mountains and make some more memories and I can hunt for more Blue Willow. I just may “shop” the kitchen cabinets.
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