willow-pattern love


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  • n. chinaware decorated with a blue Chinese design on a white background depicting a willow tree and often a river


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  • Fate has comfortably appointed gold plate for some, and has bidden others contentedly to wear the willow-pattern.

    The Book of Snobs

  • Some of them (a strange thing in Scotland) are models of internal neatness; the beds adorned with patchwork, the shelves arrayed with willow-pattern plates, the floors and tables bright with scrubbing or pipe-clay, and the very kettle polished like silver.

    Edinburgh Picturesque Notes

  • The willow-pattern plate was daubed with gory streaks.

    The Years

  • The tea - pot, the old stocking-foot, the linen rag, the willow-pattern tureen, will yield up their barren deposit in many a house: suffer your daughters, at least, to put their money to the exchangers, that they may be enabled at the Master's coming to pay

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • It glinted on the blue slate slabs of the floor, on the willow-pattern china set out on the enormous black dresser; on the shelf of beaming Toby jugs above the stove.

    The Grey King

  • Flemish po -- portrait painting, with its very high finish and intense concentration of craft, and it is said his mother's willow-pattern china.

    American Visions: The Epic History of Art in America

  • “This stuff needs a rainy day for poking about in,” she said, holding a willow-pattern butter dish up to the light and squinting at it.

    All Shall Be Well

  • By signs he invited us to enter a rather nice-looking building, built just like one of those little pagodas resembling card-houses that you see in the right-hand corner of a willow-pattern plate.

    Crown and Anchor Under the Pen'ant

  • In Shanghai I visited the original tea-house depicted on the well-known willow-pattern china ware.

    Ranching, Sport and Travel

  • But the trouble was that Miss Caldegard had never seen a humming bird, and therefore found herself brooding on the blueness of all the blue things in her experience, from willow-pattern china to the waters of the

    Ambrotox and Limping Dick


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