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NOT YOUR AVERAGE BLUE and WHITE!
RECENTLY, I began to follow some beautiful home decorating and lifestyle blogs, many of which post often about their mutual affection for all things BLUE and WHITE. I cannot recall how I stumbled upon one, I believe it was via Pinterest, but it doesn’t matter. I came upon a blog entitled: “The Pink Pagoda”. Maybe you have heard of it and follow it. It led to me to other beautiful blogs as well. Long story short, they are having a BLUE and WHITE Linking Party for bloggers to share their BLUE and WHITE love, Monday, November 4th, 2013. Let me tell you, this could be a daunting task! These bloggers are serious about their BLUE and WHITE and I certainly hope I came up with some different photos from everyone else! All that was necessary to join the fun was to create a post with a BLUE and WHITE topic and voila! – another feast for the eyes.
What I found interesting in my search was the variety of styles. BLUE and WHITE in the past is what I would have termed a “Collected Look”. One very lonely piece of BLUE and WHITE porcelain will not be happy. It beckons for others to join her! I know. I just started. I’ve been around BLUE and WHITE for decades. My mother gave me a couple pieces of BLUE and WHITE porcelain when I was a newlywed (which I still have). Unfortunately I never decorated with BLUE and WHITE in any of the nine homes we’ve lived in. But now, I really, really enjoy the hunt.
So, if you have been thinking that BLUE and WHITE is not for you, please stay through the balance of the post, I’ve got some fresh suggestions for you!
As you will see in the beautiful photos below is that it has evolved and has a lovely modern take as well.
But as you will see in the beautiful photos below is that it has evolved and has a lovely modern take as well.
A FEW TRADITIONAL TAKES FIRST:
If you’re not quite into the Chinoiserie Blue and White look, I’ve found a fresh take on the blue and white that’s hitting the fashion and home fashion scene pretty big~ JUST. FOR. YOU.
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I hope that you have found something in this post to inspire you!
Patti’s Picks – High Point Market
Two weeks ago I left for High Point Market in High Point, North Carolina and am sharing with you “Patti’s Picks”. I love going to High Point Market. I think (and many would agree) that I could stay for weeks each year and never see it all. Visitors see all the latest in residential design for all tastes imaginable from old world, traditional, transitional, eclectic, modern to contemporary. In addition to the feast for the eyes are the many educational events and seminars and social networking gatherings, all of which are crammed into a few days.
High Point Market is a wonderful place for those in the Home Furnishings and Design Industry to visit to see the latest in Trends for the Home. They even have their own Pinterest Account! High Point has an official “team” of expert “Style Spotter’s“ comprised of 9 high profile designers. They each have the daunting task of selecting or “spotting” 25 of their favorite styles. Wow, that certainly can’t be easy. While I agree with their findings, I also have my favorites. Caroline Furs is one of the official Patti’s Picks and true Luxury!
Based in Toronto, Canada, “Carol also proudly collaborates with The Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC). Utilizing the iconic point blanket, CAROLINE produces a fresh new HBC line of fur blankets. Sold exclusively at the Bay stores and through their worldwide distributors. To order – visit www.hbc.com.”
“Led by chief designer Carol Grant Sullivan, CAROLINE offers a collection of glamorous, bold, distinctive looks. Whether it’s a night out on the town, a brisk walk in the countryside or entertaining at home, CAROLINE produces fur designs aimed to make women look their very best.
The designer grew up in the Canadian North- part of a large, pioneering family in business. Home was not far from an early Hudson’s Bay Fur Trading Post. Childhood winters were spent skating and skiing in the outdoors where Carol was surrounded by 3 generations of stylish women wearing fur. You might say fur is in her DNA. Now residing in Aspen during winter months, Carol’s passion for outdoor sports, the chic mountain lifestyle together with her love of fashion and fur has become an integral part of her design work. click here for inquiries or email firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Hope you’ve enjoyed one of Patti’s Picks. I have plenty more to come. Thanks so much for stopping by Chatti Patti Talks Design!
Photography: Patti Johnson