Great picture this week. I will hopefully have mine up by this weekend!
How perfect that Willow would have a Blue Willow pattern plate! (I should get my post up this weekend... will link once it's done.)
I've always adored Blue Willow and have had a set since I set up housekeeping in the 70s, long before I was Willow!
It reminds me of Murder, She Wrote; she had a whole giant Blue Willow set in her house, I thought it was quaint.
I have just posted my submission about a treasured plate with Forget-me-not flowers.
Dear Willow: Oh I love Blue Willow pattern! So much history and I heard there is a story here. Wonders if I should make it "twisted" or "worsted"? Which way will I go...which way will i go?
Love the 'feel' of this photo ... working on mine now.
An older piece, but perfect for the prompt...
Blue Willow plate, made in China for the European market during British colonial rule. Three fishermen on the bridge, a fishing boat, two happy birds in the air and a thriving orchard onshore. God knows what the ideograms around the edge really say!
A beautiful plate, but a source of marital discord. :-) Check it out on my blog.
A perfect Qing Dynasty story of unrequited love! The perfectly "efficient agony" ! Cheezy, I know! Rick
I ended up doing a haiku out of this one, guys! Sorry for the absence - I was doing a grace period!
I cheated this week . . but my Magpie is posted!
My first Magpie. So fun!! Thanks.
Thanks WillowThis image brought back so many happy and sad memories of my beloved late mother-in-law.
Memories - and a story to go with them!
Nice pattern, Willow!
I'm up! I combined this prompt with another poetry meme I'm part of - The Poetry Bus. I actually like it a lot although it's really different than my usual style.
I need to learn to write faster you all seem to have me beat.
figured i would try the early crowd this week.
Hi everyone, I wrote a story about divorce...sorta. It's pretty short, called New Begginings. Please check it out on my blog fallenfromthestars.blogspot.com if you're free! :)
My submission is a poem. Thanks for the prompt.
Brilliant picture, Willow. I enjoyed writing this Magpie Tale :)
I feel like I am already behind....but my post is up and ready for comment. Hope to see you all. :)
Is that the Willow pattern, Willow?
It's a plate. And a moment with my Daughter-In-Law.
Nice one, thanks for inspiring us!
What is this for?
mine's up too
Be gentle with me - it's my first time.
Book Dilettante, yep, it's the Willow pattern!Hey, Alan, you're officially Magpied! Welcome!
Once again, I salute you!!
the one remaining blue willow bowl now belongs to the cat...
and I do it every time - forget to copy and paste the new link. Mea Culpa
I wrote about my childhood trip into the big city. We would shop and do lunch. I remember the big china section. I love it ... thus this blue plate ... being so special ... reminded me. (I came from a very small town an hr or so away from the big city)
I'm so delighted to have discovered this! Thank you, thank you.
hey willow...is mr. linky down? i have tried refreshing it 3 times and it is still leaving it off...?
http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/05/17/magpie-tale-the-pearl-princess/I have posted my Magpie Tale,thank you in advance for reading it.Happy Monday!BEST!
There's no problem with Linky on my end, Brian.
I only have a chipped Currier and Ives blue plate special, so I wrote a hymn to chipped blue plates.
Missed this! Here's another one. Hope you'll like it!
I used to own the small chinese 'Willow' bowls, they are so pretty.
Willow, happy as always to post here.
This is akin to an image i visualized inside my head a few weeks ago,but it was a tad vague then so i couldnt actualize it.but after seeing this,am inspired and will have a great write up coming your way pronto.writing and blogging is my forte so please check my blog out and feel free to leave comments.http://www.rooschool.blogspot.comthank you,hope to see you there
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Sorry I missed another one - busy moving over the weekend. Hope to get in and read some of the magpie tales!