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Monday, October 3, 2011

Into The Blue

Life has recently taken me

off into the wild blue yonder.



So I thought I'd share a few shots

of my blue and white collection.


Cool and calming,

blue offers a respite to my day.


A favorite color here at HFTS,

blue can offer both serenity and exhilaration.



In some cultures, many

believe that blue keeps bad spirits away.


White is the perfect compliment.


So I frequently fill a few

pieces with with white blooms.



Perfection in my mind.


The combination is timeless and unmatched.





Blue and white ~ a constant in my life.


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66 comments:

  1. Blue and white has been a staple in the many houses that I've made home over the years. Nothing freshens, nothing soothes, nothing inspires me like this combination.
    I enjoyed the glimpses of blue and white in your house.

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  2. I love the combination of blue and white. Your vignette is so lovely! I have a book dedicated to using blue and white interiors. Pretty post, Sarah!

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  3. I hope it's all good~
    Your windowscape is Zen and beautiful.
    J'aime beaucoup le bleu et blanc.

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  4. Hi Sarah
    You know I love this post!! Blue and white is the perfect combination and I love yours. By the way congratulations on winning that giveaway last week.
    ((Hugs)) Rhondi

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  5. I love all of your blue and white and that peek of copper thrown in!

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  6. Fabulous post! Blue and white is one of my favorites too Sarah. Your collection is lovely. I especially love the Old Willow pattern and I love the beautiful small ginger jar. Lovely pieces and vignette.
    Have a fabulous week........

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  7. So lovely! So calming! So pretty! I just love it!

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  8. Sarah, your blue and white is lovely. All your photos are just stunning. So soothing.

    Barb ♥

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  9. Sarah, your blue and white vignettes are so very beautiful - and the white flowers perfect.

    Know you must be having a fabulous time - loved seeing you at Maggie's.

    Looking forward to seeing more from your trip soon.
    Stay well, enjoy every day.

    Mary X

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  10. Such beautiful Blue and White images. Wonderful photography. I'm ready for some relaxing days filled with cool blues. What a summer we've had in Texas with the blazing red hot heat. Thanks for the Cool Blues.

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  11. Love all your captures for the day! The flowers and plants are so lovely and your blue and white collection is absolutely gorgeous! Hope you have great week! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  12. love it as you have shown here...it is so classic and fresh all at the same time !

    beautiful

    - KAT -

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  13. Lovely, lovely, lovely!


    Happy Blue Monday, Sarah.

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  14. Those are gorgeous pieces! I love blues and whites together. You did a lovely job Sarah!

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  15. You have lots of pretty blues and are displaying very well.

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  16. I love the color blue and I do find it a clam and cool color, Sarah. Your china accent pieces are beautiful!

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  17. Lovely blues. and books! I'm a bookworm so I love to see books used in decor vignettes. Very pretty.

    Happy Blue Monday!

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  18. Love love your collection of blue and white...nothing is classier or prettier to me. A piece can go anywhere and looks great! I especially like the grouping you have and the white hydrangeas and lilies!! Gorgeous!

    Miss Bloomers

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  19. I always enjoy seeing blue and white ceramics, Sarah. Yours are displayed so beautifully...Christine

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  20. Hi lovely lady I love coming over to see you. Your white ceramics are gorgeous sweet lady. You did a great job displaying them. I hope you have a great week.
    XXOO Diane

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  21. Hi lovely lady I love coming over to see you. Your white ceramics are gorgeous sweet lady. You did a great job displaying them. I hope you have a great week.
    XXOO Diane

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  22. Beautiful dishes, i have that same platter. I love blue and white dishes. Have a great week and Happy Blue Monday.

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  23. Looks like magazine photos! You just can't beat blue and white. It will draw my eye everytime. SO classy!

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  24. I love blues and I loved your blue collection...great post..

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  25. Hi Sarah! You know how much I love blue and white and your arrangement and your collection are just beautiful!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  26. It's a constant in mine, too, Sarah! Love it, and I love your b&w pieces.

    Beautiful flowers, too.

    Hope you're enjoying cooler weather. We finally got fall the last few days, and it's heaven!

    XO,

    Sheila

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  27. What is it about white and blue that is so calming? I wonder if it is the peaceful colors of a beautiful sky. I love all of your white blooms, they are just perfect. You have such a great touch with decorating.

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  28. A classic (and classy) combo that can do no wrong and always look right anywhere in the home.
    Keep travelling safe out there in the wide blue yonder.

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  29. Blue and white is such a classic, beautiful combo. Love your pieces.

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  30. Ahhh blue, it's my favorite color, and when it's paired with white it's so fresh. I love your blog.

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  31. You are so right about about blue and white being timeless. Your vignette is beautiful.

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  32. so many pretty things, i have learned to adore blue and white~

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  33. Your blue and white pieces are absolutely gorgeous. I love your vignette. Using the platter and bowls, vases and then the precious dog all lifted to varying heights with the books and the lamp. Perfect. I think it is just beautiful. I love the white flowers and the pretty ivy too. This really is a lovely display. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  34. Hi Sarah, I just saw that you visited Maggie in the UK... and thought I'd come by your way for a visit.

    I always love seeing your lovely home. You are so right about the blue and white combination. It is calming but can also be "crisp" and full of energy too!

    xoxo Bunny Jean

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  35. Sarah, Your blue and white is so classic and elegant. I love your use of ivy and ferns with it. I think the green with the white hydrangea makes the blue and white pop and gives a clean, fresh look. Your b&w dogs are so cute. Love the one with her little puppy in front.
    It's good to see you, Sarah, You've been missed. :)

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  36. Beautiful blue and white Sarah!!

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  37. I agree, Sarah, that blue and white is timeless. Your vignette is too! The fresh cut flowers are such a beautiful addition.

    Nancy

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  38. Hi Sarah,
    your pretty blue ceramics with white flowers are truly the perfect setting. It makes such a lovely vignette. Thank you for sharing.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  39. Sarah~ Love your blue & white vignette especially your Staffordshire dog! I'm sure it pales in comparison to your wild blue yonder though :)

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  40. I love your blue and whites, Sarah.
    I love the addition of the plants and books you are showing. Very pretty, very classic. I want to see photos of all your rooms...I just know your home is stunning. :)
    I am working on my dining room today and hanging several blue and white plates. I have quite a lot of blue in there and love it.
    xoxo bj

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  41. Hi,
    I do love blue and white together. Blue is such a calming color. Very lovely collection. Now a new follower. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  42. Girl, ya do blue proud!!! What a beautiful job you have done!

    God bless and have a bright and beautiful day!!! ;o)

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  43. Sarah:

    I so love blue and you did an amazing job. You're spurring me on to move mine around a bit. All of the touches of plants and flowers and life are wonderful.

    - The Tablescaper

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  44. Sarah,
    This is beautiful! I love blue and white too and have been wanting to do a post on it. Yours is very nice!
    Sherry

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  45. Another blue and white fan here, Sarah. You have a wonderful collection and it is displayed beautifully. Thanks for linking to the Open House party.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  46. As another one who loves blue and white, I enjoyed looking at each of your pretties. I also love white flowers and yours are fabulous!

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  47. Yes,blue and white is timeless. Beautiful vignette!

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  48. You KNOW I love this gorgeous vignette! :) So pretty! Thank you so much for linking up for Fresh-Cut Friday. :)

    ~Liz

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  49. Your blue and white is gorgeous. It is always a lovely combo!!

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  50. I love the freshness of blue and white. Growing up, my room was decorated in orange and browns. A friend had blues and whites -- I loved it. Even though I love it, I have never had any in my home. (Well, I do have some dishes). Joni

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  51. Bonjour! I found your lovely blog when I saw a post you left yesterday on Genie's blog. We have a lot in common: my family owns a Catalina too, and you follow several favorite sites of mine, including Mimi Charmante. Kimberly is one of my French students. Enjoy Paris! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  52. I just love that little pumpkin!
    Hope you are having a great time yonder! :)
    The weather has been beautiful here. Clear and crisp, cool at night, and high 70's! Perfect ! Went to WS/PB outlet yesterday. Nothing, and no one in the store. No good sales. I don't know what is happening to them!

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  53. The white flowers are gorgeous Sarah! I really think white makes a big statement-enjoy:@)

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  54. Of course I love all your blue and white because I have many of the same pieces.

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  55. Can never go wrong; my friends & I are debating the latest Elle Decor and the blue and white, but I love it, all of it!

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  56. Hi Sarah! You know I love this post...so much pretty blue and white! Hope you are having a great weekend! (I am sure you are!)...hugs...Debbie

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  57. how very pretty!
    How amazing what a color can do for us. And the white flowers compliment the blue and white perfectly.
    Many hugs, Evi

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  58. Darling Sara,

    Oh, your home seems so clean, comfortable and quiet...what I LOVE.

    Blue and white; these are my favorite colors for any time of the year! Thank you for your visit today and kind words. ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND! Anita

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  59. Your blue and white is so pretty and soothing. It's always so fresh looking. Thanks for sharing your lovely vignette!

    Thanks so much for sharing and linking to Potpourri Friday. You participation is appreciated.

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  60. These photos things look so peaceful. Great combinations.

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  61. Thank you for linking up with Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  62. Enjoyed seeing the blue and white in your beautiful home!

    Katherine

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