I seem to be having a love affair with blue and white right now! It’s nothing new. I have loved that color combination for a long time…it just makes me smile! So after Christmas, I decided that all of my favorites could come out of my rotation closet (do you have one of those? lol) where they have been patiently waiting for their return!
This time I was inspired by Charles Faudree! I don’t know about you, but I think he’s the man! Whenever I make a change in my decor, I pull out his books and study them first…what to put on the mantel or how to arrange my coffee table. This lovely collection is pictured in his book Country French Living.
More Charles Faudree…from Meredith Books Great Country French Style! Just look at this fabulous display of blue and white china! Now I am on the hunt for several great platters to add to my collection. For me, his style is true classic Country French. I am always inspired by his designs!
So with his style in mind, I decided to rearrange my hutch with some of my blue and white collection. I also added some silverplate pieces to lighten things up a little…and I wanted to show off my recent finds!
The shelves of my hutch are very narrow, so I chose my new Goodwill hunting trophies…a dozen silver plate punch cups…to add a little variety in height and some sparkle. You may remember that I only paid $4.54 for all twelve! My Spode Blue Room plates are serving as the backdrop. I found them at TJ Maxx and Ross several years ago and paid about $4.00 each.
I love my Blue Willow tureen! It serves as an anchor piece on the lowest shelf. It was half price at a going-out-of-business sale for a little shop in Lawrenceville, Georgia. And, once again, you can see our co-host Baby Kitty’s reflection in the silverplate tray! It’s one of a pair that I showed you previously…at $5.00 each!
Here’s one of my vintage silverplate coffee carafes that I showed you previously...a GW steal at $3.93! Its twin is holding down the other end of the shelf. I also added a few pieces from my Red Cliff ironstone collection…such as this wonderful coffee pot with a grape motif…
…and its matching sugar and creamer. The sugar was an unbelievable Goodwill find at $2.52! Woo hoo!
I also added several of my Oriental style tea pots…love their unusual shapes!
And…I finally found a pair of Staffordshire style dogs in my favorite colors! They have taken their place on my blue and white mantel!
However…with spring just around the corner and the first of the daffodils blooming…
…Baby Kitty suggested that I might want to add a few pops of my other favorite color…yellow!
So some sunny Provençal sunflowers and lemons were added to the buffet…along with some of my vintage silverplate and more blue and white. It is so nice to see some bright colors! I just hope our local groundhog General Beauregard Lee was right because I am sooo ready for spring! What about you?
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my blue and white treasures! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Kara at Elements Interiors for Whassup Wednesday
Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Leigh at Tales from Bloggeritaville for Thrifty Thursday
Jill at French Cupboard for French Inspiratin on Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Linda at A la Carte for Junkin' Finds on Fridays
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Fridays
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Terrell at Frou Frou Décor for Fabulous Friday Finds
Laurie at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie for A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! A la prochaine!