I have been promising another Blue Willow and White Ironstone Display in my new Welsh Dresser. It has been a couple years now that I started collecting Blue Willow and I am enjoying finding new pieces with different marks, as well as different pieces of various shapes and function. I have also been collecting White Vintage Ironstone. The combination of the two is just too lovely not to show you!
Here are a few closeups of the new display with some full pictures at the end. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do 🙂
In Platter Heaven
I love Platters! Who knew? I just find that they are so gorgeous yet functional. It seems that folks take care of them well over the years as they are usually a family heirloom.
The first platter is my recent purchase, a W.H Hanley England platter in this lovely blue flowery pattern called “Florence”. It is likely late 1890’s which puts it in the Antique category as it is over 100 years old! I just had to pair it with these simple white ironstone pitchers.
The second is my large Flow Blue Platter. The blue in this platter is just gorgeous and goes well with the blue willow gravy boat in front.
The mark says W.H. Grindley on the back.
The third is my Copeland Spode Blue Willow Platter, medium size but still quite large. I paired it with a classic white ironstone soup tureen and lovely vintage doily. More blue willow surrounds it.
An finally on the bottom level, is my super large Staffordshire Blue Willow Platter. OMG this one is heavy. This one really adds some authenticity to my display as it is an antique platter over a 100 years old.
Here is the back of the Staffordshire Blue Willow China Platter.
And here is a close up of the Mark for Staffordshire Blue Willow China.
Mandarin Blue Willow
This lovely large Blue Willow bowl and matching plate is mandarin Blue Willow. Sometimes you buy things and you aren’t quite sure what you are getting. In the case I had not heard of Mandarin Blue Willow before, so it is a great addition to my collection. It is made by RH & SL Plant company from England.
More views of top left and top right
From the top left, you see an white ironstone teapot, no brand, another couple of Blue Willow plates and Woods Ware teacups.
The middle shelf has my new Churchill teapot purchased recently and another Blue Willow plate. Below that is a Johnson Brothers Flow Blue plate in the Clarissa pattern. I like to pair the vintage blue antiquarian books, they are so colorful.
The marking for the Clarissa plate:
To the top left you can see more Blue Willow plates, Woods Ware creamers and a white milk glass candy dish.
The second shelf has another Churchill tall coffee pot and creamer and more antiquarian blue books.
The third shelf has the matching Clarissa Flow Blue plate and the Woods Ware Blue Willow Sugar bowl, more blue willow teacups and saucers.
Lower shelf of the Welsh Dresser and Bottom Display
The lower shelf has more Blue Willow plates on the left, with a white cake stand, and another Blue Willow Gravy boat, and tall jug. The jug is by Woods and Sons.
The very bottom shelf has my treasured white Ironstone Basin and Pitcher by William Adams & Sons. An unbranded Flow Blue basin is propped up behind it.
As mentioned above, the bottom right shelf has that very large Blue Willow Platter. It is over 18 inches in length! It’s so big I can only fit it on the bottom shelf!
The full Blue Willow and White Ironstone Display
And here it is! The full Blue and White Ironstone Display. I like to shoot it from both left and right angles, as the lighting is a little different from each angle and it gives you a bit of a different perspective.
You will probably notice that I have tried to create some balance between each side of the display, as well as the platters in the middle of each shelf, the theme on each shelf, where possible. The top shelf has a variety of Blue Willow plates, with some white accents.
The middle shelf has that large white platter flanked by the Blue Willow Coffee pot and teapot on each side. The 3rd shelf has the Flow Blue transferware and more Blue Willow, and the bottom shelf has more White Ironstone and Blue Willow assorted porcelain.
At the very bottom, I used my lovely white Portmeirion Hen Casserole dish to offset the white on the left side with the Ironstone pitcher. Yes, a bit of balance is good.
If you liked this post, you might like to view my Flow Blue Transferware Display and previous Blue Willow and Blue and White displays from the Blog menu above. Or, you might like the Antique and Vintage White Ironstone Display.
I hope you enjoyed viewing my latest Blue Willow and White Ironstone Display as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you! I hope you let me know what your favorite view is in the comments below.