The popular Blue Willow china pattern is actually one of the most successful marketing strategies in the china industry. The great romance that supposedly inspired the pattern was invented by Minton to increase sales. The pattern actually has no China origins whatsoever. And I know way too much about it - scary.

The popular Blue Willow china pattern is actually one of the most successful marketing strategies in the china industry. The great romance that supposedly inspired the pattern was invented by Minton to increase sales. The pattern actually has no China origins whatsoever. And I know way too much about it - scary.

Antique Welsh cupboard filled with a lovely collection of blue and white plates.

Antique Welsh cupboard filled with a lovely collection of blue and white plates.

Too Much Willow, Never!--> click link to read the history behind the pattern...

Too Much Willow, Never!--> click link to read the history behind the pattern...

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