Today I'm joining the Cottage Colors Party , featuring the color "Blue". These are pieces from my maternal Grandmothers set of dishes I received years ago from my Aunt, who knew how close I was to Grandma. They come rich with history and I actually was served from these as a child. My Grandmother was born in about 1836. It would have been nice to have the Tea Pot that went with the Creamer and Sugar but someone else may have received it or perhaps it was broken. I feel fortunate to have some of the set, other pieces I will share for another post one day. These are very old Blue Willow rich with history. The sectioned large Server on the top is in wonderful condition. The Creamer lid has been glued back together and was that way when it arrived here years ago. The Serving dish just above has darkened with age and use and probably was put in the warmer above the coal stove while the rest of the meal was being prepared. These were used as everyday dishes and many of the pieces don't exactly match and I remember as a child Grandma getting a new piece from time to time for a gift and that would explain why, times were tough back then and one dish added to the set was a big deal! Thanks for your visit and don't forget to visit the other Cottage Color Participants, just click on the link to the right of my sidebar.