Blue has never been my favorite color to decorate with, but I found myself buying some of it several years ago & I used it in my old red livingroom, sprinkled around. So, when my hubby & I got married & I found out how much he loves blue, I figured I’d decorate our bedroom in gold, deep blue, & white. The blue & white pottery pieces fit in well with those colors & made great accents against the gold walls, so that’s where all my blue & white ended up. I thought you might enjoy seeing them up close. Most of it is in the bedroom, but this first pic is in the livingroom on a little side console table (that I got at a yardsale last year, naturally). These pieces came from Bombay outlet in Atlanta & that was the beginning of my blue/white collection. I used to love going in there to see what they had.
This is in the masterbath, sitting on the tub. Got this cute mosiac blue/white planter at a yardsale years ago. My hubby doesn’t like light blue…that’s what I would have preferred to use…no, he loves deeeeep blue, so deep blue it is. This color has actually grown on me & I do love the nautical feel in here. This color is called Magellan by Kilz (at Walmart).
On my bathroom vanity is another blue/white planter I found at a yardsale last year. I love having real plants around, as well as silk ones.
On top of my antique French armoire is more blue & white. I got these pieces at all different places, I think Ross, TJ Maxx, & the wine cooler was a yardsale find.
More blue & white on top of the entertainment center.
Center plate was a yardsale find & the other 2 came from the Homegoods trip.
Just a new shot of the pillows on the bed. I think a lot of you have seen our bedroom already & if you want to see more of it, you can click on my photo album link on the left sidebar.
Here’s the master bath, above the tub area. Got this wall shelf at a yardsale for $5.00 years ago & it was fun accessorizing it with things I already had. That little watercolor on top was a recent yardsale find. It’s an original & I love how it looks on this shelf.
Closeup of San Francisco print. We loved visiting there.
It seemed natural to put some seashells & beachy things in here with the blue walls, so that’s what I did. I found these shell prints on clearance at TJ Maxx.
And, a set of shell prints that I found at Kirklands dress up the water closet. There’s another one opposite this one. I saw these prints in the Ballards catalog for mega-bucks…same artist. I paid $10 each for these at Kirklands.
Oh hey I’m the first one here 🙂
Everything looks beautiful! I love the beachy items and how you took in your husbands love of that color.
Francie of The Scented Cottage says
You decorate everything beautifully!
Not a big fan of blue myself but I also have a few pieces of blue and white.
Thank you for thinking I was a young chick instead of an old biddy…:) 🙂 🙂
I love all your blue and white. The addition of the smaller SF print is icing on the cake.
Oh my ….Im a lover of thr cobalt blue and white. Your post makes my feet wanna run to shop hehe. Don’t know where id put it. I have collected so much I have to take some down and replace it alittle at a time. It is fun though I feel like ive always got something new. Most of mine is in the kitchen.I love all your work! Id die for those plates.You are awsome.
Cheryl Wray says
I just LOVE all the blue and white! Your home is beautiful!!! (I love that pillow on your bed!)
I don’t usually decorate with true blue and white colors, though I love the fresh clean look of it!
All your things are lovely.
Cindy ~ My Romantic Home says
I love all your blue and white! I had no idea you had that much blue and white in your home! I really love that pillow!
melissa @ the inspired room says
I think blue & white pottery and plates are just so classic and go with just about everything! Your stuff looks beautiful!
I have blue & white lamps in my bedroom and there is not a stitch of blue and white anywhere else in the room. But I think they are so pretty and look special that way!
Thanks for sharing all your lovelies!
the feathered nest says
I think it’s so sweet that you used blue because your hubby likes that color! Your bedroom & bath are just beautiful. I love that you use easily found pieces from stores that everyone has access to (you really should write a book)!
P.S. Thanks for the yellow suggestions. I picked up the Blonde today and will get the other tomorrow.
I love your little blue tour today.
I am not a big fan of blue, but I like it in certain places. I am really starting to like that robin’s egg blue color.
You are a great decorator, no matter what color you are using.
The blue looks amazing with the golden/yellow color as a background. I collect Royal Copenhage figurines which are almost all blue and white.
Oh, I love all of your blue & white!
I love your blue and white things and can’t believe you find such great items at yard sales!
daisy cottage says
You have done a beautiful job with your blue and white collection Rhoda! I love how your home is filled with interest and surprises as you go from room to room…
I LOVE blue, but was never a fan of blue and white — too stiff for my really casual countenance… but you’ve made it look elegant and calming and casual and lovely all at once. It’s like you wave a magical wand and everything you touch is just so. Ahhhhhh.
Love the blue. I never have used it to decorate but it looks so good as accents in your home. I think I’ll have to start putting a little blue here and there.
Trudi M says
Your arrangements are so nice. Good to be back, I’ve been unplugged for some time. I love blue and white.
[email protected] Could Ask for Anything More says
I love blue and white/cream. I use it in my living room with brown and gold. And… I have those same plates from Homegoods!
I love,love,love all the touches of blue and white thruout your home…. Very stunning as usual :o)
Rhoda, you’ve done such a good job spreading your blue around. Sometimes it can seem too much in a room but I like how you’ve used it in your home. I’m sure your husband appreciates it too.