I Couldn’t Let It Go {The Love of Blue and White}

I couldn’t let it go . . . go to the great land of Replacements that is.

It was headed to Replacements land if the beautiful Pre World War II Noritake blue and white china

that belonged to Martha’s hubby’s mother did not sell at the moving sale.

It did not sell . . . and that china pulled at my heart strings.

Was it because I knew I could give it a good home. Yes indeed!

Noritake China/Ironstone - Housepitality Designs

I had obtained the covered vegetable dish previously, but not the entire set.

But those heart strings tugged and tugged.

I can hear a sweet sound coming from the sugar bowl.

Noritake Sugar Bowl - Housepitality Designs

Singing the song of a graceful and classic sound . . . just like the pattern . . .

graceful and classic.

Noritake China/Ironstone/Waterford - Housepitality Designs

The casual vintage ironstone welcomed the fine china to the family.

Noritake Blue and White China/Ironstone - Housepitality Designs

In addition to the china adding such grace and beauty to the hutch,

it added the wonderful color blue.

Noritake China/Ironstone - Housepitality Designs

Noritake China/Ironstone - Housepitality Designs

This bowl is a  “keep it in the family” piece.

Ironstone bowl - Housepitality Designs

I am happy that I can welcome the beautiful antique china into the family.

Blue and White China/Ironstone - Housepitality Designs

Where it has truly enchanced the hutch.

Dining Room Hutch - Housepitality Designs

And also the room!

Dining Room - Housepitality Designs

Dining Room - Housepitality Designs

I hope that Bill’s mom approves of her beautiful china’s new home.

I love knowing the history of old treasured things, as when you don’t,

you always wonder about where it came from, who loved it, the stories it could tell

as that family sat around the dinner table, as we would,

sharing their day of highs and lows, of counting their blessings.

Dining Room - Housepitality Designs

Have a beautiful day, enjoying the first week of Spring.

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  1. Love the addition of the very pretty blue and white china. It found its perfect new home!
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  2. Glad that you rescued the set…perfect for your home!
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  3. The blue and white goes beautifully with the sunny walls. I live my mom’s blue and white transferware- I need to find a way to display some of it.
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  4. Shirley, what a gorgeous rescue! Blue/white is classic and it looks perfect in its setting! Happy first week of spring to you!
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  5. Your arrangement is absolutely gorgeous! The entire dining area looks so elegant and inviting!

  6. I love blue and white and it’s even more special when it’s sentimental. It looks so beautiful in your hutch! I love your home, Shirley!
    love and blessings~
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal
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  7. Amy Kaminski says

    That is just beautiful and couldn’t be in a more lovely setting.

  8. I can hear the classical tunes at my house. Beautiful display. I am quite sure it will all enjoy it’s new home on your hutch. Happy Spring!
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  9. Atta girl! Looks great with your ironstone, already settled in. 🙂
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  10. Beautiful…and it has found a wonderful home with you. That covered dish is gorgeous. Blue and white patterns are classic. Sheila
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  11. Shirley, The blue and white china looks absolutely gorgeous alongside your ironstone! It is so nice to know that pieces once treasured by someone have found a place in your beautiful home!

  12. I’m glad you rescued it, too! It was meant to be in your gorgeous home, and you’ve displayed it beautifully (love it against your ironstone pieces)!
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  13. The china looks beautiful in your home. It really is special knowing the story behind something like that. We have my husband’s grandmother’s Limoge. The whole family talks about the memories of eating at her table with all her beautiful things.

  14. Always did love those dishes, they look great!!

  15. Shirley, I’m so happy this gorgeous china has a new home! I can see why it tugged at your heartstrings! I love china and would love to know the stories behind it too. Great rescue! It’s beautiful in its new home! SO sorry I haven’t been able to visit lately; Dad and Mike a re keeping me hopping!

  16. It is beautiful china and looks so pretty displayed in your hutch. Glad you were able to give it a good home!
    Happy Spring!!!
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  17. Oh, Shirley, this exquisite china couldn’t have found a better new home. I’m so happy for you that you’ll have these lovely pieces to grace your table. Your neighbor’s family must be so happy that they know how treasured their family china will be. Your hutch is so very pretty. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch
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  18. Oh My, What a gorgeous display!! So glad this China was playing tunes to your heart, Shirley! Not only is this China classically beautiful but it is in a loving, beautiful home…
    Happy Spring!

  19. Shirley,
    What a gorgeous china pattern! I love it because it looks very Chinoiserie! I wasn’t surprised to hear it didn’t sell though. When talking to consignment and antique shop owners they tell me that china just doesn’t sell well. Many younger people aren’t as interested in doing formal dinners and think that nice china can only be used on special occasions.

    That’s really a shame because china should be used regularly. Otherwise, you never really get to enjoy it. My mother inherited my grandmothers china set and there were several pieces broken and I ordered replacements for her through the same company. I think they have every china pattern known to man!

  20. It looks so beautiful in your home.
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  21. I love it, Shirley! And how wonderful that it has a story, too! It was just meant to live at your lovely home! Hugs…Debbie
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  22. Wendy Howell says

    So pretty, I am sure it will be loved and cherished in your home!!

  23. So beautiful! I think the set has found a perfect home….it looks wonderful, tucked into your cabinet! 😉

  24. Simply beautiful and perfect in your gorgeous hutch…so glad you saved that beautiful China.

  25. Sherry Myers says

    What a lovely display! You have such a special gift in arranging things just right, Shirley. I rearrange my china cabinet seasonally. Each piece brings back such great memories of how they were acquired. I know the exact feeling you had when the beautiful blue Noritake pulled at your heartstrings. Thank you for sharing with us. I love your beautiful home and the obvious care you take in telling the story of the things you have been blessed with.

  26. How beautiful this china is! How lucky you are to have acquired it and know who it came from and can pass that down! You have arranged the pieces beautifully, as always. I just lo9ve your OPEN hutch. It is gorgeous. Happy Spring and happy Easter week to you and Tom and your family!!!
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  27. Blue and white will always be my all time favorite combination. Your hutch looks gorgeous with its new addition!
    Mary Alice
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  28. I can almost certainly tell you that she’s tickled that someone else loves it just as much as she did:) It’s beautiful, Shirley, and I couldn’t think of a better home:)
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  29. Oh yes!! Simply gorgeous!

  30. It’s beautiful on your hutch Shirley! I know she’s glad you gave it a good home! Happy Easter Week 🙂

  31. Shirley, I love this china. The soft blue color speaks to me, just as it must have to you. It looks perfect in your hutch!

  32. It is such a beautiful, classic set of dishes. It is so pretty in your hutch and what history. It was a good thing to do.
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  33. I love the blue and white together. What a beautiful dining room!

  34. What a magnificent touch… I really like the blue pattern…
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