11 Facts You Never Knew About Blue Willow China

Most of us have seen the distinct Blue Willow china pattern lining a shelf or two in our homes growing up.

The beautiful blend of blue and white porcelain has been a staple for families since the 1700s, but how much do you know about the classic dishes?

There have been a lot of myths and misconceptions about their background over the years, so I decided to get to the truth of the matter. Along the way, I uncovered more surprising facts about the Blue Willow design than I expected.

For instance, you won’t believe how much some sellers are able to earn for certain mint-condition versions of the china. And do you know the truth behind the romantic story that’s depicted¬†on the most popular versions?

Take a look and chances are you’ll be just as shocked as I was to finally get a glimpse behind the gorgeous Blue Willow china design.

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1. The Designs Aren’t Even Chinese

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2. The Romantic Story Behind The Design Is Not True

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3. They Inspired An Opera

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4. True Willow Patterns Have Some Requirements

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5. The Trees Are Neither Apple Or Orange

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6. They Are Known As The Original “Blue Plate Specials”

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7. They Do Come In Differnet Colors

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8. The Birds Are More Plump In Some Versions

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9. They Have Never Gone Out Of Style

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10. Collectors Hold Annual Conventions

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11. Mint Condition Designs Can Fetch A Hefty Price

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