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A little vignette

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!

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  1. Your images are pure loveliness, Courtney. I love the fresh look of blue and white....especially the faded hues, with the soft pink and white flowers you display them with.
    Have a happy Sunday.

  2. You know I love blue and white plates as well, Courtney! And I love your pretty vignette! Happy Sunday!...hugs...Debbie

  3. Your collection of blue and white dishes is beautiful! I love how you display them with flowers as well!! I recently started to collect them and love them hang in my kitchen and dining room!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. You have such beautiful pieces. There's nothing like blue and white is there? I love, love the ironstone platter...sublime!

  5. I love the blue teamed up with the softness of roses. Blue willow is such a timeless pattern …..

  6. Love blue and white! You have a beautiful collection!

  7. Just beautiful, Courtney. Can't ever go wrong with blue and white.

  8. Beautiful, a beautiful focal wall.


  9. I love your beatifull collection blue and white...!!!!