Good morning so happy to announce two very lucky winners of the gorgeous coffee table book, Romancing The Home Entertains, the winners are- 1ST winner #69 bonnie says May 12, 2014 at 12:04 am (Edit) OH MY GOD!!! EVERY PICTURE TAKES YOUR BREATH AWAY!!! WOULD LOVE TO ADD THIS TABLE BOOK TO MY COLLECTION OF BOOKS!!!! 2ND winner #103 Mary Collins Frederick This is the book of my dreams! Tina from Enchanted Home always shares amazing finds, but this one is beyond anything. I hope I win the book but if not I’ll purchase it. Mary Collins Frederick Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize and provide your shipping details….and remember if you didn’t win but would still like to purchase it, you can by clicking here. VERY happy to announce all my subscription woes are fixed! I converted the service to Mailchimp and it’s smooth sailing…for anyone who was not able to sign up/subscribe, it is now working and you can count on reliable email delivery with new posts:) Hello there, thanks to everyone for asking about my knee. I did not get the MRI yesterday when I found out it was not an open MRI (am super claustrophobic) but was able to get an appt. today for an open MRI, do hope to have the results within the next 2 days, just want to get to the bottom of it! Onto happier subjects….I felt a post was way overdue on one of my most favorite subjects, blue and white. You know how I love it and from the looks of magazine covers, spreads and other design sources I am seeing blue and white making a huge come back…anyone else notice? I think two things that make is exceptional are that A. it literally looks amazing with any color and B. its absolutely timeless. You can look at pictures of rooms from 80 years ago with beautiful blue and white vases and see rooms today and there is something totally classic about them. Most of my own personal pieces are new that look antiqued. There are a few factories that carry exceptional pieces and are replicated down to the most minute detail to look antiqued. I also have some genuine antique pieces which look fantastic mixed in with the new…..another perk, mixing and matching is a breeze, there are no rules. I am hoping to have included many pictures you? might not have seen which is always a treat:) So the first picture I took yesterday is what inspired me to post a blue and white post and you know how one thing leads to another……. Just got the white cherry blossoms back in stock and in my haste to take a picture I forgot to remove the pricetags:) All flowers shown are form my online shop. You know my feelings on blue and white pillows…….there is always a place for them, love this setting Houzz I NEED to track this down….Teddy must have it:) Totally wowed by this picture, this was an inspiration shot for the Fathers Day dinner I had last year…..gorgeous! Todd Events CDC design house….love everything about this picture. See just a touch of blue and white makes the room come alive! Love the wallpaper lined bookcases too (that is Stroheim Cranston Lace) Love this bathroom, it is so fresh and welcoming, Joe Nye Loved this gorgeous table scape from my friends over at TG Interiors…breathtaking! LOVE the blue and white backsplash against the black enameled stove….fabulous!Attic Mag A beautiful jar with flowers adds such a? feeling of freshness and elegance to any setting, Traditional Home Isn’t this sensational? Talk about getting your daily dose of blue and white…..AD Isn’t this amazing? I love the drama that the blue and white tiled wall gives against the elements like the gorgeous range, brass and touches of copper…..gorgeous! Michael Smith designed this lovely bathroom with its beautiful blue and white tiled wall…..this will stand the test? of time for sure! This pictures shows well how touches of blue and white literally work with every color scheme, see the way it makes everything “pop”? Decor Pop A friend of mines foyer with a statement centerpiece of blue and white Mixing and matching blue and white pieces makes the most beautiful table settings, French Kissed Jeanne of I Dream Of sure got it right in mixing this beautiful blue and white vignette with these luscious peonies Another friend Mary Ann posted this gorgeous kitchen on her blog, love the all white with blue and white….so beautiful! Classic Casual Home A snippet of my own blue and white table for a Fathers Day dinner I had last year….had so much fun putting this together! Adore the way this trio of blue and white ginger jars beautifies a countertop, House Beautiful See, blue and white really does go with color! It is sensational against red…..Furbish Studio Blue and white looks fabulous against dark wood too……McGill design Group So cute…isn’t this bookcase in this kithen with its beautiful blue and white display just fabulous! Anne Hepfer Isn’t this wonderful! I love the way the blue and yellow works with the blue and white porcelain….it makes me happy. Suellen Gregory How gorgeous is this board of my buddy, Jeanne from I Dream Of from a beautiful luncheon she hosted? Love the details! Love this picture…….I never thought of placing blue and white ginger jars in a windowsill but what a great idea….Best and Co. Another lovely space by Suellen Gregory, this is such a pretty look! One of my boys just has to have a blue and white themed wedding….I can only hope:) Wedding Angels Let’s be honest here…is there really ever such a thing as too much blue and white? I say no, I never get tired of seeing it and am constantly inspired to try new things….unlike many popular trends today, this will stand the test of time! As I prepare to redo my shop site, so too will an expansion happen with my already large selection of blue and whites. It is a total labor of love:) Some of my newer favorite pieces from my shop are below. In case you have blue and white fever and could use a little dose of it, click here to see my full selection in my online shop. (This jar now comes in a larger version 23.5″ besides the smaller one) Just love it! Truth be told…I can’t get enough and my house will attest to that:) Many thanks for stopping in, don’t forget I have a fabulous giveaways going on right now…… The giveaway for 2 signed books of Tish Jett’s Forever Chic,? winners to be announced on Friday. Click here to enter. Also totally unrelated but today is the final final day of my being able to submit orders for my custom monogrammed oversized serving trays! A special presell price of $145 is being offered through the end of the day. The colors are creamy white tray w/blue monogram, black tray w/gold monogram or mossy green tray w/ gold monogram. If you want to place your order email me at email@example.com The tray will look like this except it will have a second inner ring around the initials…great serving tray!! But will have the second inner ring around the initials like this….. Hope you enjoy your day!