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11 April, 2010

A Little Fluffing in Blue and White

mosaic In my last post, I did a little experimenting with the creams and naturals that are so popular now. But if you know me, you know that I just can’t stay away from my favorite colors…blue and white with sunny proven├žal yellow! This week’s finds are proof of that!


IMG_1416First, while Goodwill hunting with my friend Linda at Nina’s Nest, I came across a stash of blue and white candlesticks and chose these three to bring home. I love the fact that they are all mismatched! I think the one in the foreground is my favorite. It matches one of the plates in my header! I got all three of them for just under $9.00!


IMG_1421 I also found a collection of The Yale Shakespeare from the 1950s that was just being put on the shelves. Sooo…I grabbed up five of them at $1.90 each. The volumes are faded along the spine, but are still their original blue on the covers. I think I like the way that looks. I tied them with twine and added them to the vignette on the chest in my entry.


IMG_1430 My next find came from my favorite flea/antique mall…the Queen of Hearts in Alpharetta, Georgia. He was peering out at me from the back of a bookcase…calling my name. It was love at first sight! Do you see what he is? It’s a little Breton man in the shape of…


IMG_1431_1 …a vase…and he’s oh so Quimper-esque! He was $12…but how could I leave him behind?


IMG_1447 He is holding some rosemary that I cut from my garden. I love the tiny little lavender-colored blooms! Isn’t it pretty?


IMG_1438 Baby Kitty wants to show you the next find…also from the Queen of Hearts. They look like a pair of little transferware urns, don’t they?


IMG_1437 But they are really a pair of salt and pepper shakers! They were also $12, but I couldn’t resist. They look perfect on my breakfast room table and really complement the blue and yellow table square...one of my favorite finds from my retirement trip to Provence several years ago.


page I just love all the detail! Look at the little boating party picnicking beside the river with the castle in the background...so Jane Austen! Isn’t that Mr. Knightly and Emma standing there to the left? lol Can you tell this is my new favorite? Ahhh! Blue and white transferware…I can never get enough of it!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Please visit these wonderful ladies and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for Today’s Thrifty Treasures
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
See you next time! A la prochaine!

80 comments:

  1. Morning Deb, what a thrill to turn on the computer and here you are. I love your candlesticks. They are all 3 just gorgeous. I also really love that egg on your entry table, way too pretty. Your new salt and peppers are gorgeous. You also have such a wonderful way of creating beautiful vignettes and your pictures are so pretty. Hope you have a super day. Hugs, Marty

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  2. You have a great eye for combining items to have a lovely display. I always enjoy (and learn from) your blog.

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  3. I am such a huge fan of blue and white! I love the little breton man...he is just adorable. A blue and yellow combination has always been one of my favorite and I love the picture of your living room on the sidebar.

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  4. I just love the blue and white...love the rosemary...mine is bloomming right now also..

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  5. I just love blue and white together. You made some great finds. I love the rosemary in the basket. Seems like just the perfect thing (or lavender, of course) to put in that vase.

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  6. Love your blue and whites! Such pretties! The books are awesome! Love the old character of them.

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  7. Good morning Debbie! What a treat to see a new post, I am always amazed at your finds. Love the candlesticks! And the Yale Shakespeare - mom has the entire collection which I have been trying to talk her out of for years. No luck :) Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Kat

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  8. Deb, You know how I love blue and white with your yellow!! It all looks so great. You really do find the most amazing pieces. I love the little Quimpere-like man. How cool that it is a little vase and rosemary was the perfect touch. Love it all,you are a master bargain hunter,Kathysue

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  9. Debbie, Debbie, Debbie...you have the best luck finding such wonderful items...I want to go Goodwill Hunting with you. That vase is so adorable. I love blue and white candlesticks but have never found any that weren't full of chips...one of these days I may luck out.

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  10. I love blues and whites and yours are beautiful! You always have such fantastic finds!

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  11. Deb, I have been to Queen Of Hearts in Alpharetta twice in the last couple of weeks. It is so much better than the one in Buford, but I go there, too. Love your little Quimper man. Wish I had seen him first. Love your blue and white candlesticks from GW. I still haven't found anything there. You have such a good eye for putting your vignettes together.

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  12. Great blue and whites! :) I really like the mismatched look of the candlesticks too. :)

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  13. This is beautiful, Debbie. I love the blue and white.:-) I am going to remember those twine tied books, too. Great idea!

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  14. I love the little man! You sound like my sister with the blue and white. She just can't get enough of it and throughout her house blue and white pieces peek out at you. It's a classic.

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  15. Oh Mary, when I spotted that little Breton man in the first mosaic, I was in LOVE, and I didn't even realize then that he was a vase! Lucky, lucky you - I think $12 was a great buy on him! Of course, you know all of your other finds are things I would have been fighting you for if I'd been shopping with you. Those s/p shakers are so great! I realize I could not go shopping with you. I'd end up in a cat fight with you! laurie

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  16. Debbie, great job with the blue & white. Glad I got to be a partner in cahoots with you. Everything is so pretty - and I LOVE the petit Breton! Linda

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  17. p.s. Les petits livres sont magnifiques! Linda

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  18. Hi Deb: I just love all of it. Blue & white is so pretty together and you display it so beautifully. Nice to see Baby Kitty. I am cat-sitting a little one today that looks a bit like Isabella. Lots of colours and soooooooooooo pretty. Enjoyed your post once again. Have a great week, Deb.

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  19. Deb, I am a huge fan of blue, white and yellow, love what you do with it, just awesome! Love the little man too!

    Nancy

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  20. Blue and white so homey. And pop in some yellow, just wonderful.

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  21. Oh my gosh- I just want to drive 6 hours to go to Queen of Hearts!! Fabulous finds- love the candlesticks and the S & P shakers!
    xoxo Pattie

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  22. I always enjoy when you share your latest finds. Of course I love the little Breton and all of your blue and white finds. You do have a terrific eye! I'm also crazy about the books you found. Looks great tied with that twine.

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  23. Hi Debbie, how have you been? I adore blue and white. Hey, maybe you could conduct a little tour of your area where we can visit all these fab antique shops. I'll be the first to sign up!

    XOXO, Bonnie

    PS - love the sale and pepper shakers.

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  24. You do the best blue and white! I love it all! One day I am going to have to shop with you...you find all of the great deals!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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  25. Debbie, Your little Breton man wants to come to live in Connecticut--he would be so so so happy in my house! All your finds are wonderful. You have a great eye and your vignettes are beautiful.
    Linda

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  26. The Brenton man is too cute! Everything looks so pretty. Love the bundled stack of books.

    Allison

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  27. I love the kitty and the sweet little S-P shakers. I'm in the market for a few myself.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  28. Oh my my, I see substitute teaching in your future! LOL..moving up from the dollar purchases!
    I love them all..the candlesticks are wonderful, and how cute are the salt and peppers? Can we love salt and peppers..? Have to ask Sheila!
    Have a great week, Debbie!

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  29. Blue, white and yellow are wonderful colors. Great mosaic.

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  30. Hi, Very beautiful mosaic pictures! I just love the blue and whites! I hope that you have a lovely new week!
    Hugs...
    Bobbi

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  31. S-P shakers are an amazing find1 Love the candle sticks as well. Great finds all around. The blue, yellow and white combination is peaceful and beautiful.

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  32. Wow, you have got some beautiful blue and white pieces. I love the gorgeous vignettes you created with them.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  33. While I really like all of your fabulous blue and white finds, baby kitty is also very sweet and precious!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  34. I love blue and white too. I keep looking for the perfect place in my house to keep a stash of it! Thanks for sharing!

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  35. Such pretty treasures! I so love the pretty and fresh look of blue and white! You can never go wrong with it!
    Your finds are enviable!! And oh how I love Baby Kitty...he does look so much like our Henry! Henry is terribly curious too!

    Love,
    Sue

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  36. Your blog is a never-ending source of delight and inspiration!

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  37. You always find such beautiful pieces. I really love the salt and pepper shakers.
    Toni

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  38. Those blue and white pieces have colors that just sparkle together! great finds!

    Hugs, L

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  39. So you are the blue and yellow girl? I like those colors together too and you taught me something today. Your fancy word "quimperesque" after I googled it was...... a type of ware produced in Quimper, ... produced by the Odetta line in the 1920s, and it was very Art Deco-esque. ...

    Cool. I also like the little man. He is bringing home fresh flowers for his lovely. And if you rub them, they even smell glorious right?

    Just dropping by your neighborhood!

    L Julie

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  40. Debbie, Love your blue and white, but it's that little Breton man I'm in love with! He's adorable with the basket of rosemary... for rememberance, of course. Have a great week.

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  41. Oh Debbie, I always LOVE visiting here! You find the BEST things!!! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful finds at MM. :)

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  42. Hi, I've missed your beautiful blog! Love the pictures and your new and improved blog!
    KIm

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  43. Love that Spode plate paired with the figural vase - sweet!

    Amanda

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  44. Love blue and white dishes, so cool and comforting. Pretty pictures!
    Joan@Americana By
    Candlelight

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  45. Definitely some beautiful blues. I love the picture of your kitty. Looks like it's charming nature. I like the title of your blog...I should have had that...since I know about addiction..haha

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  46. I love the Queen of Hearts antiques mall! It's one of my favorites and I always find something great at a bargain price! Love all of your treasures-very pretty:).

    Blessings,

    Kim+

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  47. You have the most amazing finds in your treasure hunting! The 'quimper' peasant is wonderful and the salt and pepper are perfect. I still am amazed at your inkwell from a few blogs back! You must have a discerning eye--or just a well-practiced one?

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  48. You are the queen of blue and white! Love it! Be blessed. Cindy

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  49. Debbie, I love your wonderful finds and it sure sounds like you have finally found such a great GW. I appreciate you always linking to the TT Party. You are a treasure. Love you. Hugs, Marty

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  50. Debbie~~

    You have the best time Goodwill Hunting. Count me in with you & Linda next time! ;-)

    Love all of your blue and white and the little books look SO cute ties in twine for your vignette!!

    Happy Met Monday!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  51. Blue and white is always a winning combination and yours is just perfect! I love those salt and pepper shakers. Thanks for sharing!

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  52. Wow..you find the best stuff, girl! I love all your blue and white...it is eternally in style and oh so beautiful! You really found some amazing pieces! Love your spring metamorphosis!

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  53. Hi Debbie! Oh, everything is so lovely. I love your blues and whites and those candlesticks are so pretty! That little Quimper man vase is YOU! How precious he is! Those little salt and peppers are adorable and I do believe Baby Kitty loves them too! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  54. Thanks for stopping by my blog! honored, really.
    blue and white is so fun...and you definitely have an eye for finding some real gems here. and juxtaposed to your kitty...well...that's just too good...oh, and love the string-bound books...how cute is that?

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  55. Hi Debbie, I can't believe you found a little quimper man/vase. He is so cute! I love the books done that way too.
    Hugs,
    Dawn

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  56. I love your blue and white it is fantastic! I really like your little Quimper-style man he is so wonderful with the rosemary in his pack.

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  57. Debbie,
    Queen of Hearts is a really nice shop...I will be in Atlanta at the end of the week...maybe I will stop in:) You have a beautiul collection of blue and white...thanks for sharing it at NTT!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  58. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind words. You have a beautiful blog and have found some real treasures in your treasure hunting! I love collecting too but don't seem to have as much time anymore. Well done and congratulations on your beautiful photos. Greetings from Vancouver Island. Michelle

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  59. I'm a for sure blue and white girl. And yellow always calls my name. I love the mismatched look too. Adds to the cozy feel of it. And tying the books with twine was just the right touch!
    Brenda

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  60. Great finds! I really like those salt and pepper shakers~too cute!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Jody

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  61. The little Breton is too cute, and I love the idea of tying the books with twine -- who'da thunk it? Very clever!

    Scribbler

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  62. Blue and white is such a clean combination. Yours is loveley! Gorgeous!
    *hugs*deb

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  63. In from Marty's
    Love your blue and white!!

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  64. You're right about the details on the blue and white -- so special. I always wonder who painted those. Also, the vignette with the narcissus in the shallow bowl is great, especially the way those are "planted" with the stones. -- Jane F.

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  65. Hi Debbie...you really have a great eye for spotting the best stuff...love the little man.

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  66. I love all your new finds, Debbie! My favorite on the candlesticks is the crackled one....Christine

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  67. What a delightful blog! I too love cats, china (teacups are my passion) & everything french! I shall brew my favorite pot of tea in the morning and I intend to spend a few hours getting to know more about you and your love of plates. It's so nice to "meet" you! ...Rose

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  68. You find the cutest stuff! Love all the blue & white & yellow together:)

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  69. Oh, I'm with you. I love blue, white and yellow. And your collection is fabulous! I would have bought those salt and pepper shakers in a heartbeat!
    So lovely.
    Yvonne

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  70. OH NO..I used to have a little blue and white bunny like that...now what on earth did do with it?? How pretty your tabletop looks. Blue and white...it doesn't get much better then this...SOOO pretty!
    What a deal you got on your pretties...

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  71. i can't keep up with red tuesdays or pink saturadays, but i can enjoy the blogs of those who do!!!

    never saw salt & pepper shakers like those before - wow! in fact, *wow* on all your pretty treasures!!!

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  72. Gorgeous! I have blue & white all over my home, too. I never get tired of it.

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  73. oh my gosh.. you have such beautiful blue & white collection! love them all.. so beutiful!

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  74. Hi Debbie,
    Love your blue and whites! I especially like your rooster! I had blues for years and now I'm into reds. I still miss the blues sometimes, especially when I see your wonderful collection! Thanks for sharing them with us and wishing you a happy weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  75. Oh, the little man is so cute. And what a great idea to make a tiny bouquet of rosemary. I should keep it in mind. Thanks and have a nice weekend.

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  76. oh I just found a piece of blue and white you would LOVE
    it's a porcelain woman carrying a fruit basket with porelain fruit in it...

    email me
    I'll send a pic
    stuffintheburbs@gmail.com

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  77. Hi Debbie! I've enjoyed looking at your beautiful post again! Yes, it's marvelous being a grandmother.
    Now, would come to my party on May 7? I'm having a Daring Darling Bathroom Beauty Snapping Divas Party! I would love to have you join in the fun.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  78. Call me #80, :) You popular blogger you~ Hey, blue and white will always get my bloodpressure rising friend~ I totally love the books with the twine. I found a huge coffeetable book on Claude Monet this weekend junkin for only $5. I was reading his life story in it last night before bed. Hey...I forgot to tell you on one of your more recent posts that I ADORE that mirror in your entry way with the new look and the table underneath it with the new vignettes! I have to come over and see you again soon at the abode, all these new items, I'd love to see them in "real time". haha~ Hugs friend~ ~CC

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie