Over the years, I have collected a few pieces of blue and white porcelain…
Some are newer like this lidded ginger jar and candlestick.
Some are much older like the vase in the back left. It was a wedding gift from 18 years ago.
One of my best friends brought the cute little teapot back from China. Ironically, it is sitting next to a wooden box that my old boss brought back from his trip to China! As far as I know, they did not go there together…at least I hope not – lol.
These lovely sunflowers were included in the centerpiece at my niece’s wedding this past weekend. Aren’t they gorgeous?!
Mixed in are a few Homegoods finds along with the artificial topiaries I’ve had for years.
As far as I can remember, the bird was from Hobby Lobby. Back in the day, they carried more blue and white pieces. I really should see what they are selling these days.
For a change, I decided to put my little collection together in the foyer. Usually, I keep most of the pieces on the shelves of my office. In order to mix things up a bit, I thought it would be fun to bring them out where they could be seen. Most of the time, only my dog, Rosie and I get to enjoy them!
This foyer idea occurred to me after bringing home one of the centerpiece bouquets from the wedding. Originally, I set it on my kitchen island and I loved the way the flowers stood out against the white cabinets with the bits of blue and white in the background.
This is actually how the centerpieces were displayed at the wedding…
Adorable, huh? Her fiance’ cut the wood for the base and the number tag. Definitely, a farmhouse vibe going on, don’t you think? You can see some of the party favors in the background – jars of jam that my niece canned herself. I think I need to talk her into starting her own blog!
Anyway back to the foyer! Since my foyer needed some life, I just rearranged the console table with the sunflowers and my blue and white collection. The mason jar didn’t stand out as much as I would have liked, so I replaced it with a white pitcher…
You can see Rosie’s head peeking out on the right. I think she approves.
I love the way all the colors brighten up the foyer. It made me realize how dull it was in here before.
The foyer feels welcoming, doesn’t it? Still more summer than fall…but hey, I am in denial that summer is ending anyway!
I could always change a few things to make it more fall-like.
Here is a front view. As you can see by the reflection in the mirror, I opened the door for extra light.
For now, I think I will keep the table set up this. Hopefully, the sunflowers will last awhile! If not, I could always replace them with the artificial ones I have used in here in the past – Fall in the Foyer..
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Lidded ginger jar – similar lidded temple jar and a smaller version
The little teapot was brought back from China but this teapot is cute!
I believe the candlesticks were from Homegoods, but I like this candlestick as well.
The large vase in the back was a wedding gift but this blue and white vase is a good substitute.
This squared blue and white jar is a smaller substitute for my one from Homegoods.
You can usually find white ceramic pitchers at Homegoods but if not, this Mikasa pitcher is cute.
I have also been thinking of buying this blue and white umbrella stand.
I have had the tall topiaries for a long time and it’s sometimes hard to find ones that don’t look really fake. This preserved boxwood topiary looks nice but is a couple inches larger than mine.
I think the smaller faux greens in the white pots were from Wegman’s Food Store.
Do you have any blue and white collections?
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