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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

It all started with a little blue jug...Part 2

Warning photo overload! lol If you don't like Blue willow china...then skip this post...
This is my collection of oddments of this design. The majority are made in England but one or two were manufactured in NZ. There are variations in colour and various adaptations of that original design.
Here are some dinner plates and cake plates. There is also a small bowl in the middle.

Here's a closer view of that little bowl. I saw it at the Antiques and Collectibles show in Nambour one year.

It may be small but it's the most expensive item of all my blue willow...

Here are some more dinner plates and my Burleighware platter in the middle. I could afford it as it has a chip on one corner...

This is more modern blue willow patterned china. I gave these 2 items to my late MIL. When she died, even though I was no longer married to her son, I asked if I could possibly have them as a memento of her. This request was granted. The bowl still had sugar in it :-/ The company who packed up her house just wrapped everything up as it was!

This photo shows the chip on the platter. The veggie dish is Meakin
 This is another lot of plates...these are the smaller ones. Note the variations in colour...the little teapot in the middle leaks like a sieve!


This little vase is a Spode. It has chips in the base and on the rim...that's why I could afford it...I love it chips and all!

The next photo shows the small plate of the same set as the jug and sugar bowl that I gave my MIL...I always loved that set.

This is the stamp on the base of the little eggcup I once found in my secondhand shop trawling...so it's local too like me! lol

 Here is a side view of the cute piece...


Another lot of dinner plates with a dessert bowl and shallow serving dish in the middle

These are some favourite pieces too; a small platter, a serving bowl with the most beautiful glaze and another lovely shallow bowl...

Some photos of some individual pieces...

The gold edging on this is beautiful

Yet another variation...love the outer border...

I bought this because it was unusual....

Unfortunately this plate has a crack in it

This is a modernish Spode plate...
 Sorry Blogger wants this pic on its side :-/

I had forgotten that I had another piece of Burleighware...
 The back...


Now some English coffee mugs, some Japanese noodle bowls and some jugs...


I love this one; it's well worn and has a crack or two

This one is very old 
 This is the dealer's sticker on another of my BW jugs...1912! Wow! The pottery works was Tam.

 Here's the jug which gets used a fair bit ....

So this all started with a blue jug ....
What do other people collect???

6 comments:

Nanette said...

Wow Maria, that's quite the collection, beautiful I don't really have a collection of anything in particular, but I do have a few vintage jugs and small mixing bowls that I love to liberate from the op shops...all with lovely floral motifs on them. I like enamel ware too, but don't have enough to call it a collection, it's getting expensive, even from the op shops.

allotmentadventureswithjean said...

Dear Maria
This is an amazing and very beautiful collection.
You must have a big china cabinet!

Sue Niven said...

stunning collection!

Justjen said...

Beautiful collection Maria! My favourite Willow piece I own is the plate my Grandma left me. I had loved it since I was a child (how early the addiction starts)they lived at Cribb Island and they didn't have much, but she had brought the plate over from England with her 1920's as a young wife and Mother. It's only marked 'Japan" but it was her pride and joy ...and now mine :-).

Susan said...

that is some collection - do you use it every day?? I don't collect any one thing - but I do tend to hoard...not a good habit.

Marit Johanne said...

What a wonderful collection! I enjoyed so much to look at them.