To Janey Larkin, the blue willow plate was the most beautiful thing in her life, a symbol of the home she could only dimly remember. Now that her father was an itinerant worker, Janey didn't have a home she could call her own or any real friends, as her family had to keep moving, following the crops from farm to farm. Someday, Janey promised the willow plate, with its picture of a real house, her family would once again be able to set down roots in a community. The book can be found here, to purchase if you wish.
Have you ever read the story Of the Blue Willow plate ? When I was in grade school my teacher read this to our class,and I was so taken by it. I connected with the little girl in the book. Our lives were in ways similar,but very different too! My family, as hers were constantly on the move. I was never able to develop lasting friendships and don't really have a home I can call my childhood home because we lived in so many different places. My family wasn't as poor as the family in the book,but as a family we faced some big struggles.
Of course,there is a story itself within the blue willow plate that you can find here.
I have had my own Blue Willow dishes for about 15 years now. While I love many different patterns of dishes,these are my favorites and I won't be changing for others any time soon :) Some things one just never grows tired of. Not my Blue Willows anyway!
A much younger Jaxon taking his tea out of one of my tea cup saucers.....My cup runnneth over!
They are even pretty while soaking in a dishpan!
So do you have a favorite dish pattern? If you haven't read the story....you might enjoy it. It isn't very long and won't take but a few sittings to read. Hope your day is lovely. Blessings ,Shelley