Friday, September 21, 2007

Friday Show and Tell

Kelli at http://kellishouse.blogspot.com/ hosts Show and Tell on Fridays. Click over there and join the fun!

Today my show and tell is about my flow blue collection. It started when my great aunts cousin (whatever kin that makes me to her, I don't know) gave me a few pieces when I was in my early 20's. I was hooked. Over the years we have collected several pieces, though now they are becoming too expensive to buy :(.

Flow Blue dinnerware is called that because the cobalt blue in the paint leeches into the white porcelain, all the way through to the back of the piece.
This is the plate that started it all. I really love how the blue seeps into the white on this piece.
These two pieces are very blue (though this photo makes them appear "bluer" than they really are). I use the pitcher mostly for flower arrangments as it has a small chip on the spout.
This isn't a very good photo of this plate, but this is my very favorite because it belonged to my great grandmother. I have 6 plates, the creamer and sugar, a covered vegetable dish and a gravy boat. My grandmother gave me this set of dishes about 20 years ago. I actually use them on very special occasions.

This is a shot inside my corner cabinet that shows the vegetable dish, sugar and creamer and gravy boat. (gravy boat, that's just a weird combination of words, don't you think?)

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Blessings

Linda

26 comments:

nannykim said...

I would say exqisite--but I can't spell,....so who knows what that spells!!!!!! Very nice , beautiful and so wonderful to have things passed down in the family, toooo. Blessings upon you today!

Becky said...

What beautiful dishes.

Lori said...

Love all of your blue dishes. They are beautiful.

Penless Thoughts said...

Lovely!! I love blue dishes and you certainly have a nice collection.
Susan

Tashasc30 said...

beautiful!

Hootin'Anni said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! I love the vivid blue.

ellen b. said...

Linda,
I enjoyed seeing all your lovely dishes. I'm so drawn to the blue and white...
Blessings...
http://happywonderer.wordpress.com/

Lana said...

I love your blue and white dishes and such great memories to go with them!

Lana G!
http://airmiles.wordpress.com/

Susie said...

Linda,
I love how the blue flows on these pieces. Just gorgeous. What a special treasure to have your great grandmas set as well.
I love having (and using) keepsakes that were passed to me by dear ones..
:)

Tami said...

Those are very pretty dishes. Do you use them or just admire the way they look? I would be too afraid to use them. That's why I didn't register for china when we got married. I knew I would be too afraid to use them. :0)

Suzy said...

Love the blue dishes...blue is my favorite color.

Jean said...

I love the blue dishes especially your Great Grandmother's. Just beautiful!

PEA said...

I've never heard of flow blue dishes so I was quite interested in learning why they are called that! They certainly are beautiful dishes and how wonderful that you still have pieces that belonged to your grandmother!! xox

Barbara H. said...

Well, I learned something today! I didn't know about flow ware. It's beautiful.

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

Love your collection~So pretty. Thanks for visiting my blog today.
Have a wonderful evening.
~Amy

Ginger said...

What a nice collection, very beautiful displayed as well.

Kristy Jo said...

LOVE THEM! I am a collector of blue glass. And have recently started to adore these types of dishes as well, what a lovely collection!

Lynne said...

Never heard of flow blue dinnerware. but now that I've seen yours, I'll be looking out for them when I'm antiquing. They are pretty.

Stephanie said...

Love the collection, and thanks for the explanation as to why it is called flow blue. I'd heard the term, but didn't know where it came from. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Tammy said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Sharon said...

I love your dishes! They are very beautiful. How neat that you have had them so long too and they have family history behind them!

Blessings ~ Sharon

Anna S said...

I love your dishes. Especially how the blue blends into white. So pretty!

Trudi A said...

Very pretty. I love blue and white.

Kelli said...

Oooh...beautiful dishes, Linda! I love blue and white together! You have them displayed so nicely!
Kelli

Andrea said...

These are beautiful dishes. I am sure they mean a lot to you, especially the ones that belonged to your relatives.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I missed making comments last week, so am doubling up this week! So glad I didn't miss seeing this fabulous collection! You lucky girl, you! My grandmother had a pitcher and bowl set in flow blue, sure wish I had it now. I don't even know who has it.

Katherine