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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Blue & White In Your Home



The crispness of blue and white has such appeal. Especially in stripes. It seems a universally appreciated combination worldwide. Even the ancient Mayans had their version in pottery.



My inspiration here is the thick striped cotton throw I came across recently without having to travel to Central America to get it. It takes my blue transfer ware from English to ethnic.




I don't use my blue often. But it's energizing when I do. It's always so fresh.








Victoria's Hearst Publication, Blue & White In Your Home, helps me stage my Limoges Eiffel Tower souvenir alongside a pair of inherited silver-lined blue glass shakers. The blue tile house numbers like these from the illustration are mounted on addresses in many places throughout Europe. 















My china pattern is Asiatic Pheasant by Johnson Bros.



I'm looking forward to seeing this table cover piled with sunflowers come summer.









This oversize pair of vintage shakers under glass blend right in with a single blue transfer ware plate of a separate pattern. So many to mix and match.






A stack of crisp white vintage damask napkins finishes everything off, and compliments the nubby tablecloth nicely. Blue & White transports me to anywhere on the planet I wish to be.  



Thanks for coming along!
Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline 




I'm joining Kim at Savvy Southern Style

for Tablescape Thursday

My Romantic Home

French Country Cottage



34 comments:

Grammy said...

I love blue and white and use it throughout our home year round. Depending on how I use it, it takes me to thoughts of the sea, days of yore when blue willow would have been used on the homesteaders kitchen tables, or to crisp, clean rooms painted and ready for guests. Thanks for sharing! I so enjoy your blog!

Pamela said...

Oh Jacqueline these photos are so lovely!
I was never a blue and white person before but lately I have been really embracing the colour combination.
Maybe it is because I now live by the ocean and crave that fresh simple look. My 11yr old son bought me beautiful blue and white placemats and a lovely table runner!! Yes he chose them all by himself and when I put them on the harvest table it is such a calm soothing look!!
I love your china pattern and the way you have displayed it all here!
Pamela :)

Linda said...

So lovely, Jaqueline! I just love how the addition of one color to white gives such a different feel to everything...fun to change it up sometimes!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

blue and white has to be one of the prettiest combinations...so simple...but so serenely gorgeous! i'm loving all of YOUR blues and whites! TFS!

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

My Mom always had everything blue and white!
So pretty!

classic • casual • home said...

Gorgeous. We are going to have a blue and white wedding shower which I can't wait to post about in early April. I love the elegance of damask linens.
Mary Ann

Sherry said...

Timeless and absolutely a classic. Love blue & white. Very pretty Jacqueline! I have gone beyond wishing for spring I now am dreaming of the tropics.LOL
Sherry

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I'm also a lover of blue and white. I don't think there is any other combination so classic and beautiful. Well done!

Country Livin' said...

Blue and white do compliment each other well, they remind me of a seaside cottage!
Trish xo

Kelly said...

You're so right about blue and white. I love those dishes! I saw a bunch of blue/white kitchen stuff at Target today, and I wanted it all!

Kelly

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Beautiful post. I love blue and white. White mostly with touches of blue. It is such a relaxing and cool combination. Every room in my home has some blue and it really catches everyones attention when they enter. ~~Sherry~~

Vintage Gal said...

This blue and white reminds me of my mother ~ it makes me smile ;-)

Pat said...

Such gorgeous images! I love the blue and white.

Robin said...

Blue and white is such a cheerful color combo. I love your collection and how you have arranged it all - - looks lovely.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

There is something so appealing to blue and white. Thanks for joining WUW again, Jacqueline.

Brenda Kula said...

You know I love this color combo! Puts me by the seaside, even if in my mind. Beautiful photos!
Brenda

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

I love your blue and white dishes and accessories! Wonderfully classic!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Such beautiful photos! I love that cobalt Eiffel Tower. Your table covering is so wonderful with all of its texture and soft colors. laurie

Entertaining Women said...

This is so completely in line with my personal aesthetic...I could spend hours at your table. Thank you for sharing this beautiful design and for stopping by my post. Cherry Kay

A Toile Tale said...

Jacqueline -
This is so classically lovely. I was a total blue and white girl for many years and now it is in the back of the closet. I have actually given a lot of it away. But I'll never give up my Asiatic Pheasant. I'm inspired after seeing this to bring it back out and remember the many good times we had dining on Blue and White.
Linda @ A Toile Tale

Magpies and Magnolias said...

I am so thrilled that you visited my new little blog and left such an encouraging comment.

I have been an avid reader of your blog for some time. You not only have the most beautiful collections, but you have an incredible gift for writing, styling, and photography. I always leave your blog feeling so uplifted and inspired.

So, thank you for visiting and thank you for your kind words!

The Tablescaper said...

I am a total blue and white fan. It's all over my home! I love your vignette and have love Victoria since it's first issue.

- The Tablescaper

Rebekah said...

I love it!
Very pretty- someday...my kitchen will be all dark blues and whites. Thanks for a few more ideas!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a gorgeous table setting! I love the Eiffel tower.

I hope you will stop by and visit the linky party I am hosting. There are prizes!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I just looked up your book on Amazon.com and I could get it for under $10.00 including shipping. I ordered it and can't wait for it to come. Thanks for sharing.

Fixing My Thoughts said...

Love the Victoria book and your pretty dishes. I just thumbed through the book again about a month ago. Blue & white have such a serene, calming effect. Great photos! Bess

Queenie said...

Gorgeous Post...blue and white is so fresh and classic :)

Barbara said...

Oh, I just love that throw and the way it looks with that gorgeous china. The blue and white is a classic and it looks beautiful. I especially love your salt and pepper shakers.

High Street Cottage said...

Hi Jaqueline, I have the honor of being your "linky neighbor" over at My Romantic Home! How lovely is that? Your blue and white images are deeeeelish! How adorable the Eiffel Tower! I have one in a Cloche too, it's in an older post I made. I adore your blog, such inspiration, my dear, xoxo tami

Liz said...

Lovely! I have the same dishes! I think food looks better on blue and white! :)

~Liz

Amanda said...

What beautiful photos you've shared! I'm a pink girl but am really loving all of the blue and white I see! Funny, I use my Victoria books to stage vignettes as well! Lovely!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

Sarah said...

Jacqueline, I have this book and so enjoy visiting it from time to time. Your blue and white images are beautiful, and I especially like the Eiffel Tower. ~ Sarah

Marigene said...

Beautiful...there is nothing quite like blue and white to put a smile on my face.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Just love your beautiful blues and whites! Love them! Thanks for sharing at FNF!

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