Bloggers beautiful abodes…..Tina from The Enchanted Home

Good morning! Hope you have enjoyed my series, Bloggers Beautiful Abodes…I know I have so enjoyed getting to see all my talented blogging friend’s gorgeous homes and learning what goes on during their own creative processes. I have walked away with a wealth of knowledge so thanks again ladies!   I had many requests for me to do one so here I am. Figured it would be a fun way to close out this series. So….I will spare you a sappy introduction and delve right in, ready? Let’s go…….
 

1. How long have you been in your present home?  Is this it for the long haul? Anything you would care to change if you could?   

Just a little over a year, hard to believe! And though I like to take things day by day and not think too far into the future,  I think we will be here for a long time….would love to have an engagement or wedding here! (not that I am putting any pressure on my oldest son- he has plenty of time). At this point honestly no there is nothing I would change, we are still very much in the “honeymoon stage”.


2. If you could only live in two rooms of your house, which two would they be?

Don’ t have to think about this too hard…..the kitchen and now my loggia, since we just added the furniture, I can’t seem to stay away from it! My kitchen….. I just love and to me, its the heart of virtually every home, people love gathering in the kitchen, I get such enjoyment from cooking and entertaining and I think I could easily live in these two rooms alone! (have taken a nap on the loggia and it worked for me,  doubled as a makeshift bedroom:)

Still haven’t gotten my new stools…just visualize:)

And the loggia….


3. How would you describe your decorating style? 

 Traditional, old world, European (specifically French) inspired.

 
4. Do you have a favorite color scheme? What is it?
 


Well its no surprise to many I am sure, but  I do love my blue and white, think that’s quite obvious. Love off white, and warm tans with blues. It is important for my environment to feel soothing, relaxing and serene. I think that palette works in almost any home, is easy to coordinate with other colors if you want to bring more in and it’s very soothing and calming and absolutely timeless!

5. Favorite room of your house and why?

Lately my loggia! I think I could live there:) But I also  love my bathroom, love taking bubble baths, closing the door while the chaos ensues beyond my closed doors……..

 



6. Best two tips you can give to anyone looking to tackle the decorating of their own home? Best two things to NOT do?


Yes! Take your time (I practice what I preach, only have one really truly “done” room...lol)! Go with your instincts and with what you love. Trust your inner voice. If it is telling you yes or no, listen! Don’t be a trend follower, IF it just so happens its a look you are crazy about and it works, then so be it but don’t fall victim to a trend because you are being told it’s “in”. Chances are you will fall out of love with it well before it’s no longer a trend. Timeless classics are always a great idea!

When choosing paint ALWAYS paint a test swatch. You never know how a color will look in your room. It is amazing to me how different the same paint can look in two different rooms. Last,  invest in the best pieces you can, even if it means having only a few good things vs. a room filled with “stuff”. Quality pays off in the long run.

If I may add one more quickie…there’s no room a blue ginger jar cannot enhance! And I truly mean it, they just look great EVERYWHERE!

 

7. What do you think are the most important features for a kitchen?


Definitely an island (if the space allows for it), and if you can load it up with as much storage as possible, even better. At least two huge deep pot drawers, I love mine. A big roomy sink, for those big oversized pots, buckets and watering flowers. Windows! Good light is so important to a kitchen, if you are starting from scratch stand in your kitchen and see what kind of light you get in those hours you know you will be there a lot. 

Storage is key, and if you don’t have built in storage, then you can get small wicker baskets and store them inside cabinets, they work beautifully for organization.  

  I like unique little containers for storage…like these beautiful brass ones I am about to start carrying, wonderful for my olive oils and spices…..

I love the wooden dividers we had our cabinet maker put in nearly all of the kitchen drawers…..

8. How do you like to dress up a cocktail table and console in a living room?


Definitely adding flowers (change often with the seasons) , an orchid always works. I also like stacks of pretty coffee table books, a small crystal object or bowl. I normally have a candle or two and on  occasion a small frame. Ginger jars or a blue and white tureen ALWAYS works.  I like to experiment and “change things up”.

 
9. Any advice on the subject of lighting?



Yes, am a huge fan of lamps and sconces. We put high hats in some of rooms to have the extra lighting if we ever needed it but truth be told, with the exception of the kitchen and my boys rooms, I can count on my left hand how many times we have turned them on. We always turn on the lamps, sconces and chandeliers (way more flattering too)! Dimmers are a great idea to control the mood, love gas lanterns for outside.

 
10. Have a favorite paint color? Do tell!


This is boring, but Linen White from Benjamin Moore has gotten us through many a paint dilemma. It’s a creamy white, very neutral and just works. There’s a reason its so popular! When it feels too yellow, we cut it with one part white Dove and its a toned down version. Its a great staple color.


11. What are a couple of really simple inexpensive things you can do in your home to make it feel “homey” and inviting?



For sure, flowers and candles to start! Even getting a bouquet from your local market and putting them in a vase somewhere you spend a lot of time. Lighting a candle or two whose scent you love, nothing is as wonderful as walking into a home that smells good! 

Make a powder room feel special and dress up the vanity or whatever shelving you have with special touches like a beautiful candle, pretty soaps, elegant finger towels, these little touches really add a touch of elegance.  I think starting at the front door, a beautiful welcome mat and pretty planters planted with some kind of greenery and flowers makes a wonderful first impression to not only you but your visitors.

12. Fill in the blank- If money was no object, the very first thing I would buy for my home would be………….

This was easy! A beautiful  conservatory. I am dying for one! It would double as my greenhouse, office and secret playhouse (where I might even keep a daybed) lol.

 
So there you have it. Thanks for stopping in and paying me a visit. Hope you enjoyed the series, I certainly did and will hopefully bring it back again in the future. Wishing you a wonderful Monday and a fabulous start to the week! Hope the sun is shining wherever you are:)

Bloggers beautiful abodes…..Tina from The Enchanted Home

Good morning! Hope you have enjoyed my series, Bloggers Beautiful Abodes…I know I have so enjoyed getting to see all my talented blogging friend’s gorgeous homes and learning what goes on during their own creative processes. I have walked away with a wealth of knowledge so thanks again ladies! ? I had many requests for me to do one so here I am. Figured it would be a fun way to close out this series. So….I will spare you a sappy introduction and delve right in, ready? Let’s go…….
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1. How long have you been in your present home?? Is this it for the long haul? Anything you would care to change if you could?? ?

Just a little over a year, hard to believe! And though I like to take things day by day and not think too far into the future,? I think we will be here for a long time….would love to have an engagement or wedding here! (not that I am putting any pressure on my oldest son- he has plenty of time). At this point honestly no there is nothing I would change, we are still very much in the “honeymoon stage”.


2. If you could only live in two rooms of your house, which two would they be?

Don’ t have to think about this too hard…..the kitchen and now my loggia, since we just added the furniture, I can’t seem to stay away from it! My kitchen….. I just love and to me, its the heart of virtually every home, people love gathering in the kitchen, I get such enjoyment from cooking and entertaining and I think I could easily live in these two rooms alone! (have taken a nap on the loggia and it worked for me,? doubled as a makeshift bedroom:)

Still haven’t gotten my new stools…just visualize:)

And the loggia….


3. How would you describe your decorating style??

?Traditional, old world, European (specifically French) inspired.

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4. Do you have a favorite color scheme? What is it?
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Well its no surprise to many I am sure, but? I do love my blue and white, think that’s quite obvious. Love off white, and warm tans with blues. It is important for my environment to feel soothing, relaxing and serene. I think that palette works in almost any home, is easy to coordinate with other colors if you want to bring more in and it’s very soothing and calming and absolutely timeless!

5. Favorite room of your house and why?

Lately my loggia! I think I could live there:) But I also? love my bathroom, love taking bubble baths, closing the door while the chaos ensues beyond my closed doors……..

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6. Best two tips you can give to anyone looking to tackle the decorating of their own home? Best two things to NOT do?


Yes! Take your time (I practice what I preach, only have one really truly “done” room...lol)! Go with your instincts and with what you love. Trust your inner voice. If it is telling you yes or no, listen! Don’t be a trend follower, IF it just so happens its a look you are crazy about and it works, then so be it but don’t fall victim to a trend because you are being told it’s “in”. Chances are you will fall out of love with it well before it’s no longer a trend. Timeless classics are always a great idea!

When choosing paint ALWAYS paint a test swatch. You never know how a color will look in your room. It is amazing to me how different the same paint can look in two different rooms. Last,? invest in the best pieces you can, even if it means having only a few good things vs. a room filled with “stuff”. Quality pays off in the long run.

If I may add one more quickie…there’s no room a blue ginger jar cannot enhance! And I truly mean it, they just look great EVERYWHERE!

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7. What do you think are the most important features for a kitchen?


Definitely an island (if the space allows for it), and if you can load it up with as much storage as possible, even better. At least two huge deep pot drawers, I love mine. A big roomy sink, for those big oversized pots, buckets and watering flowers. Windows! Good light is so important to a kitchen, if you are starting from scratch stand in your kitchen and see what kind of light you get in those hours you know you will be there a lot.?

Storage is key, and if you don’t have built in storage, then you can get small wicker baskets and store them inside cabinets, they work beautifully for organization. ?

? I like unique little containers for storage…like these beautiful brass ones I am about to start carrying, wonderful for my olive oils and spices…..

I love the wooden dividers we had our cabinet maker put in nearly all of the kitchen drawers…..

8. How do you like to dress up a cocktail table and console in a living room?


Definitely adding flowers (change often with the seasons) , an orchid always works. I also like stacks of pretty coffee table books, a small crystal object or bowl. I normally have a candle or two and on? occasion a small frame. Ginger jars or a blue and white tureen ALWAYS works.? I like to experiment and “change things up”.

?
9. Any advice on the subject of lighting?



Yes, am a huge fan of lamps and sconces. We put high hats in some of rooms to have the extra lighting if we ever needed it but truth be told, with the exception of the kitchen and my boys rooms, I can count on my left hand how many times we have turned them on. We always turn on the lamps, sconces and chandeliers (way more flattering too)! Dimmers are a great idea to control the mood, love gas lanterns for outside.

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10. Have a favorite paint color? Do tell!


This is boring, but Linen White from Benjamin Moore has gotten us through many a paint dilemma. It’s a creamy white, very neutral and just works. There’s a reason its so popular! When it feels too yellow, we cut it with one part white Dove and its a toned down version. Its a great staple color.


11. What are a couple of really simple inexpensive things you can do in your home to make it feel “homey” and inviting?



For sure, flowers and candles to start! Even getting a bouquet from your local market and putting them in a vase somewhere you spend a lot of time. Lighting a candle or two whose scent you love, nothing is as wonderful as walking into a home that smells good!?

Make a powder room feel special and dress up the vanity or whatever shelving you have with special touches like a beautiful candle, pretty soaps, elegant finger towels, these little touches really add a touch of elegance.? I think starting at the front door, a beautiful welcome mat and pretty planters planted with some kind of greenery and flowers makes a wonderful first impression to not only you but your visitors.

12. Fill in the blank- If money was no object, the very first thing I would buy for my home would be………….

This was easy! A beautiful? conservatory. I am dying for one! It would double as my greenhouse, office and secret playhouse (where I might even keep a daybed) lol.

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So there you have it. Thanks for stopping in and paying me a visit. Hope you enjoyed the series, I certainly did and will hopefully bring it back again in the future. Wishing you a wonderful Monday and a fabulous start to the week! Hope the sun is shining wherever you are:)

Weekend musings and a winner!

Hi there. Hope you had  a good week.  The sun is shining and at last spring has sprung! Sure hope that’s the case where you are! This is not one of my really long posts but I wanted to pop in to say hello, and announce a winner of the darling wicker spreaders. First off, congratulations goes to-

Result:

16 

How exciting Tina – it looks so cozy and inviting. Congratulation! BTW – I LOVE the blue glasses!! love the pattern and the color.

enjoy,
Emily @ TownAndCountryShuffle

Please contact me here to give me your shipping details

My little party last Sat. (well not so little it was nearly 100 people)  turned out beautifully especially thanks to the glorious weather. I could not have custom ordered more picture perfect weather, seriously it was incredible! I had a photographer here and have a few of his pictures here and a little  peek of what I took with my iPhone (I got so caught up in getting everything together that I eventually had to put my phone down and get busy)!

I finished with my planters, added white flowers (big fan of white flowers against green). The only planters not staying are the big square ones in the back, not my thing and I am not a huge fan of that style tree in it, but until they get picked up, here they stay and they kind of “blend” anyway so it is fine for now……

(This was before I got my furniture, got the furniture in a few days later…just as well)

Food arriving…..

And a few pics from the photographer as things were getting set up……

Are you a shoe girl? I love shoes and have a a closet to prove it but must admit comfort trumps everything…so I have stayed true to my love of flats, and am a big Jack Rogers fan. I just ordered the new Georgica sandal which I think is so chic (and comfortable), it looks great in every color! Click here to visit good ol’ Jack.

Thinking of ordering these pillows from Frontgate (Sunbrella material) for my loggia…..

Here’s the loggia as a reminder with my new furniture which I am crazy about,  if you missed my whole post on the loggia unveiling, click here.

Shop news….. Just added this gorgeous new planter to my statuary line. It comes with or without the pedestal. I just ordered both and cannot wait to get them! This line is one of my favorites. I have ordered many planters and statuary pieces for people that had certain size requests. The line is very extensive and truly fabulous! If you are looking for a specific size, let me know.

And got this new style candle from the beautiful crystal urn gardenia candle line say hello Lacey….isn’t she pretty! The smell is intoxicating, definitely my favorite candles in the whole world!! One of the great things about these candles is that they are poured into these lead crystal containers that when empty are wonderful decorative objects that can be filled with candies or you can send back for a refill! (this will up on my online store by Sunday)

Click here to visit my shop…..

So what are you up to this weekend? We are going to a birthday party for a friend tonight, I will be spending the day tomorrow helping my son finish up a 12 page paper he has been working on for weeks and we are having a few family members over for a casual dinner. Hope whatever you are up to is wonderful and relaxing! Thanks for stopping in and wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Weekend musings and a winner!

Hi there. Hope you had? a good week.? The sun is shining and at last spring has sprung! Sure hope that’s the case where you are! This is not one of my really long posts but I wanted to pop in to say hello, and announce a winner of the darling wicker spreaders. First off, congratulations goes to-

Result:

16?

How exciting Tina – it looks so cozy and inviting. Congratulation! BTW – I LOVE the blue glasses!! love the pattern and the color.

enjoy,
Emily @ TownAndCountryShuffle

Please contact me here to give me your shipping details

My little party last Sat. (well not so little it was nearly 100 people)? turned out beautifully especially thanks to the glorious weather. I could not have custom ordered more picture perfect weather, seriously it was incredible! I had a photographer here and have a few of his pictures here and a little? peek of what I took with my iPhone (I got so caught up in getting everything together that I eventually had to put my phone down and get busy)!

I finished with my planters, added white flowers (big fan of white flowers against green). The only planters not staying are the big square ones in the back, not my thing and I am not a huge fan of that style tree in it, but until they get picked up, here they stay and they kind of “blend” anyway so it is fine for now……

(This was before I got my furniture, got the furniture in a few days later…just as well)

Food arriving…..

And a few pics from the photographer as things were getting set up……

Are you a shoe girl? I love shoes and have a a closet to prove it but must admit comfort trumps everything…so I have stayed true to my love of flats, and am a big Jack Rogers fan. I just ordered the new Georgica sandal which I think is so chic (and comfortable), it looks great in every color! Click here to visit good ol’ Jack.

Thinking of ordering these pillows from Frontgate (Sunbrella material) for my loggia…..

Here’s the loggia as a reminder with my new furniture which I am crazy about,? if you missed my whole post on the loggia unveiling, click here.

Shop news….. Just added this gorgeous new planter to my statuary line. It comes with or without the pedestal. I just ordered both and cannot wait to get them! This line is one of my favorites. I have ordered many planters and statuary pieces for people that had certain size requests. The line is very extensive and truly fabulous! If you are looking for a specific size, let me know.

And got this new style candle from the beautiful crystal urn gardenia candle line say hello Lacey….isn’t she pretty! The smell is intoxicating, definitely my favorite candles in the whole world!! One of the great things about these candles is that they are poured into these lead crystal containers that when empty are wonderful decorative objects that can be filled with candies or you can send back for a refill! (this will up on my online store by Sunday)

Click here to visit my shop…..

So what are you up to this weekend? We are going to a birthday party for a friend tonight, I will be spending the day tomorrow helping my son finish up a 12 page paper he has been working on for weeks and we are having a few family members over for a casual dinner. Hope whatever you are up to is wonderful and relaxing! Thanks for stopping in and wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Which would you choose?

Hi there, sooooooo  happy its Friday. If you didn’t get to see my big loggia reveal please check it out and enter into the contest for the basketweave spreaders, click here to visit and  leave a comment on that post to be eligible. I will announce a winner tomorrow morning……..

So, whats on your agenda this weekend?  We have a busy few days ahead, going into the city tonight for a dinner party, and a surprise birthday party tomorrow as well as a few games thrown in but the sun is shining and the weather is finally warming up so just anything sounds good! Today’s post is a quickie…..imagine the powder room fairy has paid you a visit. She has offered to redo your powder room, and has given you one of 16 choices!

You know the drill….time to soak in all these beauty and come up with one (if you possibly can) that most represents your style and taste. Hopefully something for everyone here! What do you like for a powder room? For me I love for it to feel like a little jewel box, something that cocoons you and makes you feel like you are in a very special place, one that is luxurious and of course smells wonderful 🙂  I can’t wait to hear your choice, as always I will go first…..

CHOICE 1
Jessica Lagrange Interiors

CHOICE 2
Arch Digest
  CHOICE 3
CHOICE 4
CHOICE 5
Ruthie Sumers
CHOICE 6
Atlanta Homes and lifestyles
CHOICE 7
CHOICE 8
CHOICE 9
T Keller Donovan

CHOICE 10
Rejoy Interiors
CHOICE  11
Phoebe Howard
CHOICE 12
CHOICE 13
Nightingale Design
CHOICE 14
Massucco Warner Miller

CHOICE 15
CHOICE 16
New Ravenna

Lots to love and I admittedly had to go over it more than a few times to be sure of my picks! Look forward to seeing which you choose! Enjoy your Friday and hope you a have a wonderful weekend!!

Which would you choose?

Hi there, sooooooo? happy its Friday. If you didn’t get to see my big loggia reveal please check it out and enter into the contest for the basketweave spreaders, click here to visit and? leave a comment on that post to be eligible. I will announce a winner tomorrow morning……..

So, whats on your agenda this weekend?? We have a busy few days ahead, going into the city tonight for a dinner party, and a surprise birthday party tomorrow as well as a few games thrown in but the sun is shining and the weather is finally warming up so just anything sounds good! Today’s post is a quickie…..imagine the powder room fairy has paid you a visit. She has offered to redo your powder room, and has given you one of 16 choices!

You know the drill….time to soak in all these beauty and come up with one (if you possibly can) that most represents your style and taste. Hopefully something for everyone here! What do you like for a powder room? For me I love for it to feel like a little jewel box, something that cocoons you and makes you feel like you are in a very special place, one that is luxurious and of course smells wonderful :)? I can’t wait to hear your choice, as always I will go first…..

CHOICE 1
Jessica Lagrange Interiors

CHOICE 2
Arch Digest
? CHOICE 3
CHOICE 4
CHOICE 5
Ruthie Sumers
CHOICE 6
Atlanta Homes and lifestyles
CHOICE 7
CHOICE 8
CHOICE 9
T Keller Donovan

CHOICE 10
Rejoy Interiors
CHOICE? 11
Phoebe Howard
CHOICE 12
CHOICE 13
Nightingale Design
CHOICE 14
Massucco Warner Miller

CHOICE 15
CHOICE 16
New Ravenna

Lots to love and I admittedly had to go over it more than a few times to be sure of my picks! Look forward to seeing which you choose! Enjoy your Friday and hope you a have a wonderful weekend!!

My loggia reveal and a giveaway!

Hello and happy Wednesday evening. I just couldn’t wait to post this. OK first I want to preface this by saying this is not totally done. We had ordered lanterns but found out two weeks ago they are now out of stock until August. The search has resumed and I think we found a good one that is in stock so hopefully within the next few weeks we will have two beautiful lanterns gracing this space. Besides planters, pillows and other odds and ends, it is just about done. BUT the exciting thing is I got my outdoor furniture for the loggia. We are still short two chairs which are due in any day but I was soooo excited I just had to share! I LOVE this furniture, thank you Lane Venture for making it (you should check their website, their things are beautiful with a capital B!

So pardon my amateur photos but you get the idea, I even set up my table with all the different patterns of the melamine dinnerware and I had such fun. I have to say I haven’t been this excited over a new product as I am this, to be able to call outdoor plastic dinnerware exquisite is really saying something but it is! So enough of my gabbing…have a look!

Isn’t it beautiful!
Can you say L O V E!!!!!!!!!

The upholstery is done with Sunbrella…I chose neutral so I could change the look with pillows

Yes, it is as comfortable as it looks……

Love the big square coffee table
And matching end tables
Here is the table all set up…….

 This is the Provence pattern……

 Don’t you just love the wicker serving pieces and how much do those plastic glasses look like glass!

 Love this set!

And the beautiful Amalfi…….

And the Provence yellow…….

I like the idea of mixing and matching patterns…..

I like the way the blue glassware looks……

And finally the Laguna……

These are the basketweave serving pieces that are about to be added, they come in 5 sizes and are beautiful for any outdoor table….just got them in!

Well…what do you think? You know those wonderful little wicker spreaders in the last picture? Well I am giving away a set as a giveaway. They are sooo pretty! And wonderful for any summer table. In addition I have the carving set, salad set, serving spoons, spatula and pierced fork all in this same wonderful pattern. Just got them in and they will soon be added to the online shop. If you want to be eligible, just visit my online tabletop shop and tell me your favorite item. I will announce a winner on Saturday morning. Click here to visit. (Remember anonymous..you must include a first name and last name initial in the body of your comment)

Thanks for stopping in…you know i had to share this and just couldn’t wait!! Thanks for stopping in and hope the sun is shining where you are. At last it feels like spring here!!

My loggia reveal and a giveaway!

Hello and happy Wednesday evening. I just couldn’t wait to post this. OK first I want to preface this by saying this is not totally done. We had ordered lanterns but found out two weeks ago they are now out of stock until August. The search has resumed and I think we found a good one that is in stock so hopefully within the next few weeks we will have two beautiful lanterns gracing this space. Besides planters, pillows and other odds and ends, it is just about done. BUT the exciting thing is I got my outdoor furniture for the loggia. We are still short two chairs which are due in any day but I was soooo excited I just had to share! I LOVE this furniture, thank you Lane Venture for making it (you should check their website, their things are beautiful with a capital B!

So pardon my amateur photos but you get the idea, I even set up my table with all the different patterns of the melamine dinnerware and I had such fun. I have to say I haven’t been this excited over a new product as I am this, to be able to call outdoor plastic dinnerware exquisite is really saying something but it is! So enough of my gabbing…have a look!

Isn’t it beautiful!
Can you say L O V E!!!!!!!!!

The upholstery is done with Sunbrella…I chose neutral so I could change the look with pillows

Yes, it is as comfortable as it looks……

Love the big square coffee table
And matching end tables
Here is the table all set up…….

?This is the Provence pattern……

?Don’t you just love the wicker serving pieces and how much do those plastic glasses look like glass!

?Love this set!

And the beautiful Amalfi…….

And the Provence yellow…….

I like the idea of mixing and matching patterns…..

I like the way the blue glassware looks……

And finally the Laguna……

These are the basketweave serving pieces that are about to be added, they come in 5 sizes and are beautiful for any outdoor table….just got them in!

Well…what do you think? You know those wonderful little wicker spreaders in the last picture? Well I am giving away a set as a giveaway. They are sooo pretty! And wonderful for any summer table. In addition I have the carving set, salad set, serving spoons, spatula and pierced fork all in this same wonderful pattern. Just got them in and they will soon be added to the online shop. If you want to be eligible, just visit my online tabletop shop and tell me your favorite item. I will announce a winner on Saturday morning. Click here to visit. (Remember anonymous..you must include a first name and last name initial in the body of your comment)

Thanks for stopping in…you know i had to share this and just couldn’t wait!! Thanks for stopping in and hope the sun is shining where you are. At last it feels like spring here!!

Calling all blue and white lovers!!

Good morning! Hope your week is off to a good start. Over here, I have a list a mile long of things to get busy cracking on (mostly house related) so no rest for the weary…it’s already another busy week. When I start my morning with a healthy dose of blue and white, I just know its going to be a great day. Every now and then I have to post on blue and white, to give me my regular “fix” of this scrumptious combination. It just never gets old……..what can I say!!
 I am also super excited to have added some truly exquisite new pieces (below) so this was a perfect post to tie it all in. Hopefully some of these images are new to you, while some I realize you have seen…….they are just too pretty to not include. The truly wonderful things about blue and white is that literally it goes with every single color. I dare you to find a color that it doesn’t work with. Impossible!! How about you, has blue and white-itis  struck you too? Happily there is no cure in sight. So lets take a look at blue and white at its very best………
 Just some of my very favorite blue and white goodies!!
Ahhhh, this is sheer blue and white perfection accented by soft earth tones, Scott Snyder
 Like a breath of fresh air, this room is so crisp, clean and gorgeous! Verandah House
This picture just always draws me in, it is just sublime!
Love blue and white in virtually any kitchen, Alex Papachristidis
Blue and white, pink roses…the combination is so breathtaking! C Roehm

Carolyne Roehm long known for her love of blue and white always gets it right!!

Love the idea of putting a bunch of different shapes and shades of gingers jars together as a beautiful vignette, Sroka Design 
 Blue and white outside is simply perfect and so crisp and elegant, At Home
How great is Mary Ann’s guest room from Classic Casual Home? Stunning!

 Gorgeous blue and white room by Scott Snyder

Ruthie Sumers

Amy Howard designed this beautiful understated room
 Love this fabric (have it in my kitchen) and the blue and white ginger jars are the icing on the cake, New England Home
Carolyne Roehm’s magic touch with blue and white strikes again!
Rhapsody in blue….Scott Snyder
The blue and white is simply gorgeous against the rich warm brown, Alex Papachristidis
I love the use of blue and white against dark dramatic walls, Jeffrey Bilhuber

 Part of a Christmas vignette in my own home…love the way the red pops against the blue and white!

 Breakfast with blue and white is always a great way to start my day!
White hydrangeas were meant to be placed in blue and white containers!
 Adore this inviting, warm and super elegant breakfast nook
Love this elegant grouping and the dramatic effect of the branches, Classic Casual Home
My own little vignette of my favorite color combo
Charlotte Moss hit a home rum with this spectacular table setting in blue and white!
Love the way the white upholstery plays off against the crisp blue and white, New England Home
Love this cluster of magnificent blue and whites filled with white flowers…scrumptious!
 My friends beautiful center hall table, with an explosion of blossoms filling her beautiful blue and white vase
 Picture perfect….Carolyne Roehm at it again!
 Adore this picture…proof that there is simply no such thing as too much blue and white! Lonny
 William Eubanks used blue and white to  perfection in this ultra fabulous room!

Guess where and the following are also from my home…proof of my undying love for all things blue and white!

My newest ginger jars “put to the test” and they passed with flying colors:)
This kind of left me speechless…had to include it but how to describe this? A shrine to blue and white? An overdose of blue and white? A room you don’t want to be in during an earthquake? Yes to all the above!

I must share with you the newest members of my blue and white family! I just added them to my online shop and I have to say these are some of my most favorite pieces! Absolutely stunning. What I love about them is that they have a lot of white in them so they are a beautiful contrast when using them as part of a grouping…..take a look!

15″ bowl

Gorgeous diamond shaped foo dog jars

Oversize temple jar

Stunning foo dog ginger jars

And these are going to be added in the next day or two…..LOVE!

 15″ round bowl

 14″ tall flat top jar

 14″ tall flat top jar

 30″ mega impact vase

18″ ginger jar

 9″ flat top jar

Click here if you want to visit my online porcelain shop. Thanks as always for stopping by and seeing whats happening over here. I love to know your thoughts on everything I gab about…and wondering how many blue and white fans there are out there! Tell me if you too are part of the “blue and white club” and your favorite way to use it.  May your day be as delightful as blue and white makes me feel!

Visit Pink Pagoda for more blue and white gorgeousness!! Click here.

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Calling all blue and white lovers!!

Good morning! Hope your week is off to a good start. Over here, I have a list a mile long of things to get busy cracking on (mostly house related) so no rest for the weary…it’s already another busy week. When I start my morning with a healthy dose of blue and white, I just know its going to be a great day. Every now and then I have to post on blue and white, to give me my regular “fix” of this scrumptious combination. It just never gets old……..what can I say!!
?I am also super excited to have added some truly exquisite new pieces (below) so this was a perfect post to tie it all in. Hopefully some of these images are new to you, while some I realize you have seen…….they are just too pretty to not include. The truly wonderful things about blue and white is that literally it goes with every single color. I dare you to find a color that it doesn’t work with. Impossible!! How about you, has blue and white-itis? struck you too? Happily there is no cure in sight. So lets take a look at blue and white at its very best………
?Just some of my very favorite blue and white goodies!!
Ahhhh, this is sheer blue and white perfection accented by soft earth tones, Scott Snyder
?Like a breath of fresh air, this room is so crisp, clean and gorgeous! Verandah House
This picture just always draws me in, it is just sublime!
Love blue and white in virtually any kitchen, Alex Papachristidis
Blue and white, pink roses…the combination is so breathtaking! C Roehm

Carolyne Roehm long known for her love of blue and white always gets it right!!

Love the idea of putting a bunch of different shapes and shades of gingers jars together as a beautiful vignette, Sroka Design?
?Blue and white outside is simply perfect and so crisp and elegant, At Home
How great is Mary Ann’s guest room from Classic Casual Home? Stunning!

?Gorgeous blue and white room by Scott Snyder

Ruthie Sumers

Amy Howard designed this beautiful understated room
?Love this fabric (have it in my kitchen) and the blue and white ginger jars are the icing on the cake, New England Home
Carolyne Roehm’s magic touch with blue and white strikes again!
Rhapsody in blue….Scott Snyder
The blue and white is simply gorgeous against the rich warm brown, Alex Papachristidis
I love the use of blue and white against dark dramatic walls, Jeffrey Bilhuber

?Part of a Christmas vignette in my own home…love the way the red pops against the blue and white!

?Breakfast with blue and white is always a great way to start my day!
White hydrangeas were meant to be placed in blue and white containers!
?Adore this inviting, warm and super elegant breakfast nook
Love this elegant grouping and the dramatic effect of the branches, Classic Casual Home
My own little vignette of my favorite color combo
Charlotte Moss hit a home rum with this spectacular table setting in blue and white!
Love the way the white upholstery plays off against the crisp blue and white, New England Home
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Love this cluster of magnificent blue and whites filled with white flowers…scrumptious!
?My friends beautiful center hall table, with an explosion of blossoms filling her beautiful blue and white vase
?Picture perfect….Carolyne Roehm at it again!
?Adore this picture…proof that there is simply no such thing as too much blue and white! Lonny
?William Eubanks used blue and white to? perfection in this ultra fabulous room!

Guess where and the following are also from my home…proof of my undying love for all things blue and white!

My newest ginger jars “put to the test” and they passed with flying colors:)
This kind of left me speechless…had to include it but how to describe this? A shrine to blue and white? An overdose of blue and white? A room you don’t want to be in during an earthquake? Yes to all the above!

I must share with you the newest members of my blue and white family! I just added them to my online shop and I have to say these are some of my most favorite pieces! Absolutely stunning. What I love about them is that they have a lot of white in them so they are a beautiful contrast when using them as part of a grouping…..take a look!

15″ bowl

Gorgeous diamond shaped foo dog jars

Oversize temple jar

Stunning foo dog ginger jars

And these are going to be added in the next day or two…..LOVE!

?15″ round bowl

?14″ tall flat top jar

?14″ tall flat top jar

?30″ mega impact vase

18″ ginger jar

?9″ flat top jar


Click here if you want to visit my online porcelain shop. Thanks as always for stopping by and seeing whats happening over here. I love to know your thoughts on everything I gab about…and wondering how many blue and white fans there are out there! Tell me if you too are part of the “blue and white club” and your favorite way to use it.? May your day be as delightful as blue and white makes me feel!

Visit Pink Pagoda for more blue and white gorgeousness!! Click here.

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