Anyone who has ever shared a meal at my home has probably eaten on some of my blue and white dishes. This color combination is one of my all-time favorites, and so many beautiful dishes are available in these classic colors. My love affair with these dishes began when my grandmother Norton introduced me to the Blue Willow pattern. Since then, my collection hasn’t stopped growing.
One of my favorite ways to use blue and white dishes is to mix and match them. Because they are all in the same color scheme, combining pieces from different patterns is a foolproof way to keep your table looking fresh.
From Stagecoach to Blue Calico to every pattern in between, there are endless possibilities for using blue and white dishes. They can be used for everyday dishes or dressed up with fancy linens for a more formal table.
A simple afternoon tea is a way that I mix my blue and white teacups, teapots, and saucers. These dishes are multi-seasonal and perfect for a sunny summer meal or a hearty winter dinner. I never get tired of exploring new ways to use blue and white dishes to bring personality to my table.
Do you have a favorite china pattern?