Hit it, Buddy.
I'll be singin' the blues this month!
And to start things off, I'll tell you a story. A blues story!
When I was a very little girl, I had a tiny blue willow china tea set. I think (I need to check with my mom on this one) the tiny blue willow china tea set was a "big sister gift" when my sister was born. There are some family stories about how I jammed one of her tiny baby hands into my tiny tea cup. (I mean, really. Can you blame me? They told me I'd have a new sister to PLAY with.)
Anyway. Being a very little girl, who tried to play nice. . . but didn't always manage to. . .the tiny blue willow china tea set didn't make it out of my childhood. But I remember it well. In fact, it is deeply embedded in my psyche.
I have been piecing the tiny blue willow china tea set back together. . . from various antique stores. . . through the years. I almost have the entire set assembled once again. (I'm always on the lookout for additional pieces.)
I love it!
The charm of that tiny blue willow china tea set stayed with me. Now, as an adult, I have an ongoing, all-encompassing "thing" for blue transferware.
You can find pieces of blue transferware all over my house. On side tables. . .
as centerpieces. . .
on the walls. . .
at tea time. . .
and, prominently, in my china cabinet.
Because it seems kind of inevitable. . . that a little girl with a cherished tiny blue willow china tea set would grow up to be a woman with big blue transferware china tea set!
Yeah. Damn right. . . I got the blues! They're everywhere!