To Orwell Today,


I found your site, Orwell Today, on the internet, and I noticed that the Blue Willow dishes place you have pictured is exactly like a set of Blue Willow I have that were my grandmother's. I know she had this set in the late 60's or early 70's. Do you have a dollar value for me? I'm not willing to part with them yet, but I am very curious!

I have an 8-piece place setting of the plates, dessert plates, bowls, cups & saucers. Plus there's a small oval meat platter and an oval vegetable bowl.

The back side of each piece has "Japan" in black.

Thank you so much in advance for your help!!

- Jan Bobbitt

Greetings Jan,

In the most recent article about Blue Willow dishes on ORWELL TODAY I show varieties of mine displayed in a hutch:


The very dark blue ones -- those made in Japan -- are the dinner plates stacked on the bottom shelf and most of the bowls and dessert plates and some tea cups and saucers and the butter dish.

I have no idea what their dollar value is and I can't remember what I paid for them either -- it was under $200 but over $100. I got the Japan set several years ago in an antique store -- it was in impulse buy, but I love them.

All the best,
Jackie Jura

BLUE WILL DISH-HUTCH POEMS (Jackie answers a reader about Willow wallpaper and the origin of some Willow poems)

BLUE WILLOW POEM DOWN UNDER (reader Richard from Australia sends his mother's version)

Marlene is looking for Blue Willow wallpaper after reading the Blue Willow poems

4 BLUE WILLOW DISHES POEMS (reader Barbara's grandmother recited the Blue Willow poem to her mother who recited it to her)

Reader Gene has a set of Blue Willow dishes stamped "Japan" on the bottom & asks for more information

BLUE WILLOW PLATE POEM (reader Reed sends his grandfather's version of the Blue Willow dishes poem)

Reader Chrissy asks for help finding out about the set of Blue Willow dishes she was given by her grandmother

Reader Serenyi sends another version of the Blue Willow poem

Reader Colleen wonders about the age of her "Blue Willow" set of dishes

TENNESSEE VERSION BLUE WILLOW (reader Barbara sends version she learned from her grandmother)

BLUE WILLOW DISHES POEM (Jackie learned the poem from her grandmother because she had Blue Willow dishes and every time we visited her she'd point to the different scenes on the plate and ask us to say the rhyme she'd taught us)

Jackie Jura
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