Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Blue and White is Back!February 18, 2015
This is the first pic I took. Decided to add some fresh camellias from my garden. It was slim pickins finding pretty blossoms because we've had many nights with freezing temperatures. Since this picture I added curly willow to the taller vases.
It was fun finding books in pretty colors of blue.
I even found an old Alabama history textbook with a blue binding.
Hooray, gold is also back and makes me happy. I have gold mirrors, lamps, candlesticks and chandeliers. Decorating with what you love is fun and double fun when what you like is vogue again.
The blue plate a top the books is vintage Old England Allen Ware from the 1950's. The other pieces are 80's and early nineties.
This month's House Beautiful was my inspiration pic along with William- Sonoma Home pictures. Williams-Sonoma pieces are quite pricey as well as Frontgate. My pieces were bought years ago and were not expensive. Hobby Lobby currently has less expensive blue and white pieces. Ballard Designs prices are higher than Hobby Lobby but less than Williams -Sonoma. Anthropologie has lovely pieces of blue and white with gold added but they are smaller in size. You can create a pleasant look with less expensive pieces especially if you mix live plants and flowers. I like to mix old and newer items in all my decorating.
This is my living room coffee table. I've also used the same blue and white ginger jar bought in the late eighties on a skirted table with books all around. I would love to have a party and have wispy forsythia in this ginger jar and lovely peonies in a blue and white container and other blue and white vases atop my books.
For those of you who follow my blog you will have noticed I have been absent in blogland. Life was busy with visiting family and having family visit me in December. January and February has had sadness with my MIL's Alzheimer's disease. Blogging has been the last thing on my mind. This post was a brief retreat. At this point I am taking a blogging break and not sure how it will all play out. I will miss all of you. Bonnie
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