Sunday, May 17, 2020

Blue and White Tribute

There is a Blue and White Movement 
across the country to honor frontline workers.
 I  took the lead from a favorite Instagram account, 
Days With Darviny, who encouraged others to set a table 
in Blue and White to join in with a tribute of their own.

 Recent heavy rains were not nice to one of my hydrangea plants.
I cut the few good blooms to bring indoors.  
Perfect choice for this tribute!

 Pantone's 2020 Color of the Year is "Classic Blue"
though here at Hyacinths for the Soul, 
blue has always reigned supreme.  
We live with color, and classic blue is prominent in our home.

 The crisp white linens are family heirlooms, 
lovingly handstitched by my husband's grandmother.
The woven damask napkin under the charger is part of a set 
and remains as vibrant as the day we bought them in the 1980s.
Buy good quality textiles, and they will last several lifetimes!

I chose a charger with a pin stripe border for its simplicity and contrasted it with the bold checks of MacKenzie-Childs' new Royal Check pattern.  Both reflect the order, structure, and consistancy that one finds in a hospital setting.  
The China Blue Vase tabletop accent from 
Hester and Cook is the art work of Molly Hatch.

Most of my readers know that I like to 
roam antique markets and shops, 
frequently bringing home something for the tabletop.  
The antique ivory napkin ring, is a classic example 
of one of my random finds.  Loved the silver monagram!
F for Frontline

In honor of doctors and nurses and all those
workers on the frontline during Covid-19,
I say, "Thank You!"

Austin was honored to welcome the 
US Air Force Thunderbirds
Flayover Tribute to Frontline Workers.  
Thank you to my generous friend, Chelsea, 
for allowing me to share her photo.