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Blue and White with Sunflowers in the Foyer

Over the years, I have collected many pieces of blue and white porcelain.  Recently, I was in the mood to freshen up my foyer, so I decorated the space using blue and white with sunflowers!

Blue and White Porcelain:

Blue and White Ginger Jar with other porcelain on my foyer table

In my collection, I have some newer pieces like this lidded ginger jar and candlestick.

 

Blue and White with Sunflowers

Some pieces are much older like the vase in the back left.  It was a wedding gift from 18 years ago.

Blue and White Porcelain in the foyer

See that cute little tea pot?  One of my best friends brought it 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.

Sunflowers in the foyer

While decorating with blue and white, I decided to bring in some yellow for contrast.  These lovely sunflowers are from the centerpiece at my niece’s wedding this past weekend.  Aren’t they gorgeous?!

Collection of Blue and White Porcelain displayed together on my foyer table

Here are some more blue and white Homegoods finds mixed in along with the artificial topiaries I’ve had for years.

Sunflowers and blue and white porcelain bird

From what I 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.

Classic blue and white in the foyer

Like I mentioned, 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 in the office.

Decorating with Sunflowers:

I had the idea to freshen up the foyer after I brought 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.  When I saw how great the yellow sunflowers looked with the bits of blue and white in the background, I started thinking about decorating ideas.

Sunflowers in the White Kitchen - Inspired me to display them with my blue and white porcelain

If you want to see how the centerpieces were displayed at the wedding, here is a photo of our table below…

Sunflowers Centerpiece at a country themed wedding.

Adorable, huh?  My niece’s 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.  Wow, I think I need to talk her into starting her own blog!

Anyway, back to the blue and white with sunflowers in the foyer:

Like I said, my foyer needed some life.  So, I just rearranged the console table adding the sunflowers to my blue and white collection.  Since the mason jar didn’t stand out as much as I would have liked, I replaced it with a white pitcher…

Foyer with decorated console table

You can see Rosie’s head peeking out on the right.  I think she approves!

Console table decorated with classic blue and white porcelain

With all the blue and white with sunflowers, the foyer looks so much brighter and more welcoming!  It made me realize how dull it was in here before.

Foyer Console Table Decorated with Sunflowers and Blue and White

So, we are slowly transitioning my decor to fall.  Well, I guess my foyer leans a little more towards summer…but hey, I am in denial that summer is ending anyway!  No need to rush those seasons…

Staircase and foyer table decorated with blue and white

As we head into the season, I could always change a few things to make it more fall-like.

Traditional blue and white porcelain in the foyer

Here is a front view of my foyer table.  As you can see by the reflection in the mirror, I opened the door for extra light.

Console Table with oval wood mirror

For now, I think I’ll keep the table set up with my blue and white collection.  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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18 Comments

  1. I absolutely love the combination! One of my "go to" centerpieces is sunflowers in a blue and white ginger jar…so pretty! Adore your console with the arrangement of porcelain! Happy Tuesday!

  2. I love the blue and white, especially with the pop of color/yellow. I have a few of those pieces, but would certainly like to add to the collection!

  3. There is nothing more perfect than sunflowers this time of the year, and they are gorgeous combined with blue and white. xo

  4. Blue and White…and Yellow…my favorite combination! Thanks for sharing, Shelley! xoxo

  5. Love your blue and white!! What a darling sunflower arrangement and really pops with the blue and white. Hope you have a fabulous weekend, Shelley!!

  6. Shelley, blue and white always works…fresh and chic! The sunflowers are a great addition to your collection! Pam @ Everyday Living

  7. You can never go wrong combining blue and white with sunflowers. Have I rearranged any collections? hahahahahahahahaha!!

  8. I love blue and white ceramic anything. :-)And I love how you pared the yellow sunflowers with your beautiful table of blue and white. Blue and yellow look so pretty together. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I can't live without blue and white porcelain in my home.There is nothing bar none- in my opinion- that enhances the decor in a room.I love yours.Thank you for sharing at Thoughts of Home.LauraWhite Spray Paint

  10. This is a gorgeous vignette! Such a bright and happy bit of decor. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday this week!

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