I've falling in love with blue and white. There, I said it. Not so long ago, I said to myself, I refuse to jump on the blue and white porcelain bandwagon. Yes, it's a thing...
(Note: If you're a history buff and interested in where the beautiful vessels originated, you can check out this site for more than you ever wanted to know about the history of Chinese Blue and White Porcelain.)
While I like the look of it, I just didn't think it would work with my décor. I shared a little about it HERE. Boy was I wrong!
Well, since those first few pieces of blue and white. I've gone a little crazy for it.
So crazy in fact, that I had pillows made to tie in the colors to my existing décor.
I've been surprised at the versatility of it.
I used it to stage my client's home for a recent photo shoot.
I use it to display bright blooms to brighten my home.
I also love that even many of the pieces that aren't actually vases can accommodate flowers if you remove their lids.
I recently found a great new source for larger vases and jars at High Point Market.
And thanks to a recent purchase at my friend Jennifer's estate sale, I was able to add this cute little jar that works perfectly on my living room étagère.
Just last week, I picked up a small blue and white ginger jar lamp from the Catawba River Antiques Mall. I'm still on the hunt for the perfect shade.
Surprisingly, most of the pieces are extremely affordable. Likely due to their vast availability. I find them most often at vintage retailers (antique malls, flea markets, thrift shops, etc.) However, you can also score some great deals at places like Ross, Tuesday Morning, Burlington Coat Factory and the TJX retailers.
I guess it's official, I'm hooked. How do you feel about blue and white? Are you a collector? Think you could get with this classic, yet on-trend look?