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Monday, March 3, 2014

Living With Blue and White






It's no secret that I've a passion 

for ceramics, and ones in blue and white 

have always been favorites.





So why not join the March 

Blue and White Bash @ The Pink Pagoda









Cool and calming, blue and white

offers a respite to our daily life.




Providing positive vibes  

for both mind and body   .   .   .   





A touch of tranquility to our day  .    .   .






And joyful inspiration.





In some cultures, many believe

that blue and white keeps bad spirits away. 





For me .   .   .

it makes my heart sing.





Fills my 

day with joy!





Sometimes I like a

 punch of pink

to add a touch of sass.




But most often it's white blooms

that fill my blue and white.




The combination 

is timeless and unmatched.




~ Blue and White ~ 

A constant in my life.





Tell me, do you

live with blue and white?



The Scoop's Spring Party


71 comments:

Shelia said...

Oh, my Sarah! This is so beautiful. You have lovely blue and white pieces and I see that little blue and white Staffy dog peeping in at me! :) Yes, I could have lived with blue and white. My last houses living room was mostly blue and my kitchen was yellow and blue! I still love blue.
Be a sweetie and thanks for popping in to see me.
Shelia ;)

Laura said...

Beautiful series!

Rhondi said...

Hi Sarah You know I love blue and white! Your pieces are beautiful. I have the same piece with the lid and two handles in the photo with the dog! Thanks for letting me know about the blue and white bash at Pink Pagoda Hugs,Rhondi

SmilingSally said...

Hi Sarah,

I've been hosting BLUE MONDAY for over five years now, so you know I love blue and white. You have a nice collection, and I like the way you display the pieces.

I'm looking forward to reading your comment on my blue crab post. Please come back.

Happy Blue Monday!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sarah, I think you know i share your passion for blue and white, and like you, I live with it daily... in Chinese porcelain, in fabric, in quilts, in our Mottahedeh Canton dishes, and even my clothes! I have navy and white striped espadrilles, blue and white striped shirts, etc. Uh, can you say addicted?

As to yours, you know I love it, especially with pops of pink. I love how you layered it there. When I was arrangements chair for the League a million years ago in the 80's, I used blue and white double happiness jars filled with roses, pink sweetheart vine aka coral vine, berries, yard garbage, etc. for centerpieces for a luncheon and sold them like hot cakes. I bought several for myself because I wanted the jars! Good excuse, no? ;-)

I need to check out that book. I have been reading Mario Buatta's book (which is so heavy I can't lift it), and I always think of him when I think of Chinese porcelain... and you! I will have to check out this party later.

xo

Sheila

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love your vignettes, so pretty and your little dog is gorgeous. I havn't seen them in blue before, but yours is beautiful. Hugs, Marty

bettyl-NZ said...

All the blue and white reminds me of a Currier and Ives set of dishes from my childhood. Love your pieces.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Love, love your blue and white. It is peaceful. I am following your Pinterest board. I have blue and white in my bedroom and want to use it in my next living room.

Sandi said...

Ah...tranquil!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sarah you have a beautiful collection of blue and white and your display is stunning!!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty Sarah! Lovin' the shot with the hot pink cactus:@)

Canadian Chickadee said...

Actually, I do have a lot of blue and white, only mine isn't the cobalt blue but the aqua blue of French opaline glass. (It's like milk glass, so it's opaque, only it's a glorious shade of aqua/turquoise.) I've been collecting it for a long time, and just seeing a few pieces on the mantle or in the china cupboard in the dining room always makes me smile. As you say, nothing like blue for soothing the frazzled soul! My favourite is a bunch of white tulips in the turquoise glass vase I found many years ago. I usually spring for a bunch of white tulips after Christmas, as an antidote to all the red and green everywhere.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sarah, The vignette is beautiful and I love all your blue and white
xx,
Sherry

Art and Sand said...

I love the combination of blue and white.

All of your blue and white pieces are just beautiful.

I am looking for ideas for changing up our bedroom and I am going with blue and white. I haven't found a new comforter/duvet cover yet, but I think I want blue and white stripes.

Laurie Ritchey said...

OOO, so many beautiful blues and whites and such pretty vignettes, Sarah. I love the way you elevated the planter on the little white stool in one of the vignettes. Loved seeing your groupings. laurie

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

This is such a beautiful post, Sarah!
So happy to find your blog.
Teresa
xoxo

mrs. c said...

I have not been too much of a fan of blue and white but it is growing on me. We found a lovely, french, blue and white candlestick for the booth. We have had a booth at the Knitting Mill for the last 6 months and are having a ball. Have a wonderful week.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I never tire of blue and white. It is one of my favorite pairings.

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty, Sarah. I've never seen blue and white planters and I think the organic feel mixed with the elegant porcelain is beautiful. I love those white flowers but can't figure out what they are. A type of geranium?

XO,
Jane

Mary said...

Gorgeous Blue & White Sarah and perfect for the winter blues! We were in the 70s on Sunday and are now back down to the 20s again with wind chill in the teens. I hope you're better off than Dallas with all the terrible traffic snarls and weather.

The French Hutch said...

Hi Sarah, Your blue and white collection is lovely and I love how you group pieces together. Beautiful photographs...........

NanaDiana said...

How very, very beautiful, Sarah. I love blue an d white and your vignettes are just gorgeous! Perfect, my friend! xo Diana

The Vintage Chateau said...

Yes, yes, yes! I love blue and white too and have that same book and a cupboard full of Blue Willow. Thanks for sharing all of the great pics!
Karee

Alycia Nichols said...

If there was a LIKE button on here like on Facebook, I would push it 100 times!!!

Sonia said...

I absolutely love blue and white...I think when I redecorate my living room I'm going back to to my favorite theme. Your pieces are just amazing and so beautiful! You keep me inspired! Hope you are getting a little warmer..we are in the arctic zone!
Miss Bloomers

Red Couch Recipes said...

I do not live with blue and white, although I have seen its appeal since I was a girl. I had a friend whose room was blue and white, while my bedroom featured orange and brown. I loved hers. I love the white blooms in the blue and white. Joni

Botanic Bleu said...

Sarah,
Blue and white is a classic combination, and your collection contains truly classic pieces that will never go out of style.

Currently, I am gathering samples of blue and white fabrics in order to recover my living room and breakfast room pieces. It is so hard to choose because I like so many!

We are still in a deep freeze this week. The pear trees were all "bit" by the freeze (in the teens), and their blossoms have turned to brown. Sigh...sad to see.

Judith

Bonnie said...

Yes, I live with blue and white and I have loved blue and white for many years.

Your pieces are beautiful. They make my heart sing too.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Deares Sarah,
You bet, being Dutch by birth I sure do love some blue and white...
Lovely post with gorgeous photos.
Hugs,
Mariette

The Pink Pagoda said...

I'm so happy you joined me for The Blue and White Bash! Your blue and white is beautiful and I especially love the photo with the pink flowers! Thank you so much for linking your lovely post!

kitty said...

You have such a beautiful collection of blue and white, Sarah. I can see why it makes your heart sing and why it is so timeless. I especially love your calico cow! Pops of colors just seem to explode against the blue and white. Thanks for sharing. xo

thepaintedapron.com said...

So many lovely blue and white things Sarah, and I just love the books mixed in your gorgeous vignette!
Jenna

Pat Cantwell said...

Sarah,
I understand your connection to blue & white's tranquility and joy!
Once we arrived on this side of the Prairie, I contained the blue & white to a Guest Room.
With our arid climate and extreme heat, we see hues of brown outside. I've added warmer tones and more vibrant colors to our home. I am,, however adding more touches of aqua with gray hues and loving the tranquility that it brings!
Your collection of blue & white is truly, timeless and classic!!! Exquisite!
Fondly,
Pat

xinex said...

Oh yes! My all time favorite blue and white. So classic and your collection is fabulous, Sarah. You put them together so nicely too...Christine

Scribbler said...

Beautiful! You have given me an idea with the copper near it -- really pretty. I am adding some more blue and white to my foyer, but am waiting for additional disc hangers. the bay window area is a lovely spot to group it.

Mary said...

I kinda lost many of my blue and white bits along the way - although I loved it, I just didn't have room for so much china - probably sold it when I was at SuzAnna's! I do have a few antique transferware platters on the dresser, mixed with grey and white, brown and white etc.

Now I'm in a 'blue mood' with my decor so am looking for some old dark blue glass pieces, large bottles etc. to put on that dining room sideboard……..once I get around to painting it dark blue!!!!!

Sara dear - your vignettes and beautiful treasures always look so perfect - thanks for sharing these lovely things.

Hugs - hope it's warmed up again your way.
Mary

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Beautiful! :) I have my grandmother's old blue and white transferware and love it, and when I was young the china ( not really good china, but nice for holidays ) was blue and white as well : ) It's so pretty in dishes...I love your display and pretty flowers :)

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Sarah you have such pretty blue and white pieces, beautifully displayed in your home!

Shelia said...

Hi Sarah! I'm still enjoying your pretty blues and whites. Thanks for popping in to see my cows! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jacqueline said...

You have such a lovely collection of blues and whites and paired with the beautiful white flowers, I am just sighing with happiness! I am so in the mood for the return of flowers and sun and that special joy that comes with spring. This post brought me some of that joy!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I DO live with blues and whites too all year round. I love them and have been collecting for over 30 years now. I love your vignette and that COPPER bucket! Gorgeous!!!!

Maria Brittis said...

this is so beautiful, first its because the white and blue is my favorite.. Im building a home and one of my rooms will be all white and blue vintage dishes and decor
http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com

thanks maria

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautifgul! I too adore blue and White, et these be ceramics, porcelain, dishes, or pretty things that adorn our homes so much. I love the pretty dog.
Yes I need to think on what to do for Kathleen's, except I don't know when her party is...is it at her past party: Let's Dish?
Thanks for your wonderful visit.
FABBY

The Tablescaper said...

I really have to chuckle. Not only did we both do blue and white but we did it with pussy willow and plants! And that was long before I knew of the Pink Pagoda party.

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Andrea said...

Such a beautiful collection! Blue and white is one of my favorite color combinations. :)

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Entertaining Women said...

You know that I am a blue and white girl from way back. Stunning vignette on your table. I see the touch of your gentle hand at play. Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay

Shelia said...

Hi again, Sarah! Oh, I do hope you'll share your little cow creamers. Knowing you and your collections, they will be most outstanding! :) Have a great weekend and you're always a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

bj said...

O, I'm just sick that I missed this party. I have a lot of blue and white to share, too.
Yours are so beautiful....
Have a good weekend...
xo bj

Erin said...

Beautiful! I love blue and white! That Christmas cactus is lovely!

AshTreeCottage said...

You know me well enough to know that this post really "speaks" to me. I love everything about it especially that blue and white Staffordshire dog!
Just lovely.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

PS: It has been raining here all day. So thankful.

Parsimonious Perfection said...

How perfectly lovely! I adore blue and white in everything, be it transfer ware, nautical flair, et cetera, et cetera. You have some very lovely pieces there. I so appreciate you stopping by to see me. Thank you! Hoping to do something with blue and white soon....thanks for the inspirational post.

Holly said...

Hi Sarah - LOVE your blog! I love your ideas for the blue and white. I have a beautiful WS urn I picked up at a yard sale for pennies and have been trying to figure out a way to display it. Pinned! Hugs, Holly

Pondside said...

Yes, I live with blue and white. I find myself calming as I come home to a room decorated with this favourite combination. I like to add a little yellow, pink or red depending on the season, but blue and white are always the foundation.

Laurie M said...

oh my gosh your blue an whites are beautiful, I woul be hard pressed to choose a favorite but the cow cream pitcher is lovely! I once collected blue an whites, you have inspired me to again! Thank you so much for visiitng me today,

Art @ Home said...

We don't have a lot of blue and white, but we did receive a beautiful porcelain blue and white ginger jar lamp as a wedding gift, and I still love it today! It's in our master bedroom.

This is a lovely and inspiring post, Sarah. I enjoyed reading it and looking at all the pretty blue and white!

xo,
RJ

Lulu said...

I'm loving blue and white but have none except for a few dishes I got at Goodwill. Looking at your lovely pieces confirms I need more.

Sue said...

I love blue and white...with a little yellow mixed in...I enjoyed your pictures so much...I thought Spring has sprung with all your beautiful flowers in the pictures...

Sue said...

I love blue and white...with a little yellow mixed in...I enjoyed your pictures so much...I thought Spring has sprung with all your beautiful flowers in the pictures...

Sue said...

I love blue and white...with a little yellow mixed in...I enjoyed your pictures so much...I thought Spring has sprung with all your beautiful flowers in the pictures...

Sue said...

I love blue and white...with a little yellow mixed in...I enjoyed your pictures so much...I thought Spring has sprung with all your beautiful flowers in the pictures...

Sue said...

I love blue and white...with a little yellow mixed in...I enjoyed your pictures so much...I thought Spring has sprung with all your beautiful flowers in the pictures...

tablescapesbybev said...

Beautiful vignettes...love them all. I am only a recent fan of blue and white, but have grown to like it a great deal.

Pat said...

Beautiful blue and white Sarah! I love it!

Martha's Favorites said...

Your home is beautiful. I love the blue and white. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your blue and white collection is lovely and I love how you group pieces together. Your photos are Beautiful also. I hope you have a wonderful week with your wonderful family. God Bless xxoo
Diane

Steph's Stitching said...

I love blue and white, too! Your things are beautiful. I hope to see you soon.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I just love blue and white! This is a perfect vignette for spring and for summer! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

The Charm of Home said...

Yes I love blue and white. Yours is beautiful.
Sherry

Brandi said...

I love all of your blue and white ceramics. I was in Ross last night and came across a few flower pots. I regretted leaving them there since they were so inexpensive, but I really didn't have a spot for them. You gave me a few vignette ideas so I may go back for them. Thanks so much for sharing!!

Natasha In Oz said...

Thanks so much for sharing this post at the Say G’Day Saturday linky party. I love blue & white too, especially my Spode dishes!

Hope to see you again this weekend!

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You own so many beautiful pieces of china, Sarah! I have some blue and white Delft pieces that I treasure, Sarah. I like the Blue and white combination very much--blue is one of my favorite colors!

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