Sometimes something simple is all you need.
And maybe it is something unexpected
like a stack of blue and white dishes and pale blooms in a basket.
I have been majorly obsessing about blue and white lately
and decided to bring out some of those random
plates, teacups and platters for a little inspiration for a patio makeover.
Though these are not French dishes per say -
blue and white transferware and dishes make a big appearance in French Country design.
My obsession with blue and white is not a new one
but I didn't really start collecting until a few years ago.
You might remember this blue and white plate wall.
Or more recently, this planter that I used as a vase in the dining room.
Or this little coffee cutie in Blue Willow.
One of the most well known blue and white patterns is Blue Willow.
And while I love the bold blue and crisp white on Blue Willow
these sweet monogrammed floral plates have stolen my heart.
Fun fact about them:
I found them on the GMC Hidden Treasure Adventure last year
for .50 each and dragged them home with me in my suitcase.
This ironstone platter was another find from the same trip and it had me at hello.
Its colors are so soft and faded compared to the blue and white
and while it is far from perfect in condition- it is a beauty.
Blue Willow is one of those patterns that you can find all the time if you are
looking to start your own collection.
I have seen stacks of vintage at thrift stores
and stacks of reproduction at places like HomeGoods.
So the obsession continues
I already shared a little sneak peek of the blue and white that is making an appearance
on the patio- more blue and white love coming next week.
Pop on over to take a peek at what else is being shared today!
Happy Sunday everyone!