Friday, August 5, 2011

blue and white

I've always love the cool, crisp combination of blue and white
(Wish I could change "white" to a white font!)

Summery, cotton quilt hanging out to dry...

 Bed linens in blue and white...

Arrangement of blue and white vases on the back of the toilet seat. 
(Please disregard the ugly outdated sponge paint on the walls. We are hopefully having our bathrooms remodeled in the near future.)

And, then there's my kitchen with blue and white walls ~
and china cabinet that is currently filled with 
blue and white decor.

Take a peek inside...

First shelf has some milk glass pieces; a sugar and creamer set made by Churchill, England; and a trio of birds from W. Germany.

On the second shelf, I have a cherished plate that says, "A Good Mother Makes a Happy Home" (Royal Crownford, Staffordshire, England); a handmade (by me) dessert stand using a pillar candle holder and old plate; a Ralph Lauren teacup; and a hand-painted in Portugal pitcher.

For the bottom shelf, I placed a cup and saucer caddy with teacups and saucers on it; plates and bowls from Bavaria, W. Germany; and an English sugar holder. It has a broken handle, so I turned it sideways!

Bonus - most of these china cabinet items were found in Goodwill!


  1. Oh I agree. One of the best color combos ever. I love that sweet little pillow on your bed.

  2. I'm a big fan of blue and white too, but I only have it in the master bedroom. There I have a beach theme, so the blue and white comes out so cool and fresh. Love it! Everything looks lovely, there Melanie, of course. I do love summer, you know I do. But if it would drop out of the high 80's and low 90's, it would good, right? LOL

  3. You have a beautiful family. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I just got back from a bus trip, hobbling along with my walker and part time with a wheelchair. I now know what my Mom felt like for years. At least mine will go away if I stop falling down steps. haha.

  4. I love seeing blue and white but do not have an emotional connection with blue for some reason. I do however use it sometimes in January to give a winter feeling to displays which is fun then to think you are using it for a summer feel. I took my blue and white transferware up to Cranberry Cottage to use. At times, I think I want to bring it back home to use but do not really have space to store it. I need to decrease my amount of glassware and then I could store it.

    I always love the red details in your kitchen. It gives a farmhouse feeling to the room.

    Hugs from Holland ~

  5. Beautiful! Blue & white is such a classic color combination and very fresh and summery. But I love it best paired with red!

  6. Melanie,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog..WOW-just read some of your posts...Your gardens are beautiful--and I LOVE your home....isn't midwest living the best--except for the drought we are going thru right now here in Peoria!!

  7. I love blue and white too! And milk glass. And teacups. And birds. I know I have told you before that we have a lot in common. :-)


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