Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Hooked On . . . . Blue and White Dishes

I am having a love affair -- with blue and white dishes!!!! I have scads and will bring home a plate, tureen or platter at the drop of a hat!

Here are many of my Spode pieces on the baker's rack in the breakfast room. I enjoy seeing them daily rather than having them hidden in a cabinets.
Espresso cups and saucers are a flea market find -- I only have two blue and white ones but that's okay -- it's perfect for Husband Jim and I. The plates are Wedgwood Asiatic Pheasant. One of THE patterns of English china done by many makers.
The table is ALWAYS set with blue and white -- this time it's Johnson Brothers Indies (our "everyday" blue and white)
A wee Indies pot, two cups and saucer brought home carefully on a trip to England. The pot -- perfect for my breakfast coffee!
We have blue and white for Thanksgiving, too -- and if we run out of other blue and white plates -- the turkey plates can be pinched for service at any time of the year. Spode ones on the left and Mynot ones on the right.
All blue and white go together, I think -- some Spode, Indies, the Wedgwood, Blue Willow, and an odd platter.
The little pot, perfect for my morning coffee or afternoon tea.
And my "affair" with blue and white extends to linens as well -- a toile tablecloth and jacquard napkins.
Centerpieces of bowls or pitchers add the "pretty" to my blue and white tables.
But then sometimes, I'll do all Spode -- cups and saucers, teapot, cake plate and dessert plates.

I love all blue and white dishes but do favor the English brands for tableware. I don't think I can ever have too much!

And not only do all blues go together but blue goes with EVERY other color -- so I have unlimited choices in the kinds and colors of flowers for centerpieces and unlimited choices for tablecloths and napkins.

Please join Julia at Hooked on Houses and see what every one else is Hooked On! This is my first Hooked On post -- but I think I'm "Hooked On" Hooked On!


Atticmag said...

Wonderful collection, and the blue on the toile tablecloth is beautiful. The desserts look delish on the plates too :D Best, Jane T.

Pam @ This Humble House said...

I love your dishes! Blue and white is just so classy! Thanks for visiting my blog!

~ Pam

Cristin // Simplified Bee said...

What a beautiful collection. Lovely blog too.


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh, I love your pretty blue and white in every pattern. They are all just gorgeous, and I do agree, they all work well together. Hugs, Marty

Penny said...

Love your blue and white dishes. I love all colors of transferware. I have just started collecting brown and cream. Toile is another favorite. Love your house.

Mary Bergfeld said...

I love your blue dishes and this post. Have a wonderful weekend.

Kelly said...

I love your blue and white dishes. The ones with the turkeys on them brought back some memories for me. I'm pretty sure my grandmother had a plate like that.

Southerncook said...

I always enjoy your blue and white dishes and tablescapes. They are lovely.


SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a wonderful collection of blue and white you have! They always look so elegant.

Lara Harris said...

So beautiful!I love purple florals and blue china, they seem to go together so perfectly!

Bernideen said...

My Momhas always been a lover of blue! It is so warm and friendly!