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    Blue and White for Days

    Blue & White for Days

    Angela Beck

     

    Blue and white china is a classic for a reason. It works year round, they make for a beautiful table even when you add little else, and their vintage quality adds an antique feel to the set-up. There are as many types as there are shades of indigo, and their histories are as cool as you’d expect. Here’s what to know about some of our favorites.

     Wedgewood Blue Willow 

    Blue Willow is a popular style and so many manufacturers have made their own versions. Spode was the first but in our opinion, Wedgewood makes the prettiest.

     

    Royal Copenhagen Blue Fluted 

    Crafted in—where else—Copenhagen, this print was established in the 1770s. Each piece is still hand-painted.

     

    Spode Blue Italian 

    Spode’s Blue Italian pattern marries an Eastern influence—the Imari-style border—with Western—in the bucolic Italian scenes in the center.

     

    Meissen Blue Onion 

    The German manufacturer Meissen developed this pattern in the 1700s based on a Chinese print, replacing onions for the original pomegranates.

     

    Blue Asiatic Pheasant 

    The pastel cornflower blue of this pattern makes it appealing for everyday use. A preferred set for Victorian era households, this transferware is as pretty on display as it is on a table.

     

    Mix any and all of these patterns along with our Sagar Blue and Marigold linens and be sure to share photos by tagging us on Instagram: @pomegranate_inc.