Blue and White Forever.

It was only a matter of time until I wrote a post about my love for everything blue and white! I like to use blue and white like a ‘neutral’ in my home, It mixes well with other colours, I particularly love it with pink or green. I use blue and white for cushions, paints, wallpapers, linens and of course for a ginger jar … or two!

And that is where the real addiction begins, with the ginger jar … or two …or three … and the collection grows and grows …

I’ve been a blue and white lover since I decorated my first home with my (now) husband back in 1996. We had a little fishing shack that we renovated, my husband did all the building work while I sewed curtains and made everything look as pretty as I could with our tiny budget. Everything was blue and white, from the bathroom tiles to the floral curtains. I added pops of yellow back then, I remember a hideous bunch of faux yellow tulips that adorned my dining table, eek!

We’ve come a long way in the past 20 years and things have changed, but my love of blue and white is still strong. Over the years I have gone through stages of collecting different blue and white things, then I realise I have far too many, I decide to have a big clean out, then I regret it and start collecting again. Oh, how I wish I’d kept my epic wall plate collection from 2007!

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Some pieces I buy because – “Hello, it’s so cheap, how could I leave it there?”. Others because I fall in love with them and simply cannot leave the shop without them.

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Due to my current slightly out of control, maybe, just a little bit … blue and white collection, my personal rule for the future is to only buy pieces I truly love, or truly need.

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I though I’d share with you my favourite pieces and my ultimate blue and white lovers wish list.

Favourite pieces I’ve bought!

Monkey Vase | Botticelli House
Monkey Vase | Botticelli House
Spode Blue Italian Double Planter | Peter's of Kensington
Spode Blue Italian Double Planter | Peter’s of Kensington
Dynasty Planter | Alfresco Emporium
Dynasty Planter | Alfresco Emporium
Serving bowl | Wheel and Barrow
Serving bowl | Wheel and Barrow

Unfortunately, some of my favourite ginger jars, vases and other pieces are no longer available, or were lucky finds at little shops. I’ve shared a few to get you started, but half the fun is the hunt! You never know where your going to find an amazing piece, try your local thrift shops, Gumtree, eBay or markets.

On the Wish List!

Peony design salad bow | Oxfam
Peony design salad bow | Oxfam

 

Anchor | Lightly
Anchor | Lightly 

 

Barclay Ginger Jars | Alfresco Emporium
Barclay Ginger Jars | Alfresco Emporium

 

Tile Print Serving Tray | Oscar de la Renta
Tile Print Serving Tray | Oscar de la Renta

 

Do you love blue and white? Do you have a collection you’d like to share? I’d love to see yours, tag me on Facebook or Instagram, or send me a photo via e-mail, I’d love to share your collection with my readers!

Happy Shopping!

Hayley x

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Comments

  1. Catherine Lynn says

    My previous homes have been quite French provincial and when we moved into this 1930s Qlder nearly 3 years ago with the panelled walls and pressed metal ceilings and dark timber floors I thought, right, this is my Hamptons home so am in the middle of finally getting on board with the blue and white and started my collection at Early Settler with pieces first very affordable but now have my eye on some beauties not so unlike your pictures in your post! I did go to Wheel & Barrow this morning in James St and saw the blue and white bowls and plates etc from Tunisia but as hubby was with me, that’s another visit for another day on my own!! Haha. Love your collections and I think blue and white are timeless! Am so glad I can do this theme in my new home. Cathyxx

    • says

      Hi Cathy, Oh, your home sounds gorgeous, I would love to live in an old home with lots of character. Early Settler has been great for the last few years with a great range of blue and white. I hear you about shopping without the husbands, mine has this whole ‘want and need’ thing, its very annoying. Hx

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