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
2. The Romantic Story Behind The Design Is Not True
3. They Inspired An Opera
4. True Willow Patterns Have Some Requirements
5. The Trees Are Neither Apple Or Orange
6. They Are Known As The Original “Blue Plate Specials”
7. They Do Come In Differnet Colors
8. The Birds Are More Plump In Some Versions
9. They Have Never Gone Out Of Style
10. Collectors Hold Annual Conventions
11. Mint Condition Designs Can Fetch A Hefty Price
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