I grew up surrounded by blue and white and not just a bit here and there. I am the daughter of a serious blue and white addict. She has it everywhere.
When I was in my early twenties I vowed and declared I wouldn't do the blue and white thing like my mother. I tried to escape it because I wanted to have my own thing. I wanted to be me, not my mother. But there seems to be this innate sense which I can't seem to escape. No matter which way I turn I seem to include a little bit of blue and white. It's almost like I feel instantly at home when I see it. But I do like to think that I do blue and white differently to my mother. She's more of a classic blue and white girl whereas I tend to be more this and that and a bit of something else thrown in.
Over the weekend I photographed this little collection of things which were sitting on my mother's dressing table. That old blue and white picture frame which houses a photo of my Harry as a baby has been sitting on tables in her house my entire life. And yet it's only now that I want to sneak it into my handbag whilst she's not looking!!
Here are a few other blue and white things which caught my eye this week...
Whilst out and about the other day I came across this beautiful pair of antique blue and white garden stools. I can't begin to tell you how divine they are but unfortunately they are completely out of my price range.
I also stumbled upon this beautiful Antique stool with it's old cornflower coloured upholstery. I wouldn't change a thing about this beautiful thing. It would slip into my house with it's age worn style so perfectly!!
And look at this fabulous set of blue and white vintage canisters which we currently have at Black & Spiro. A perfect complement to any blue and white addicts kitchen!
Inky blue and white batik notebooks and ginger jar also at Black & Spiro.
Blue & white quilts just arrived in last week from our New York buying trip earlier in the year.
And last but certainly not least, these very beautiful hand-painted blue and white lamp bases are too beautiful for words and pictures. You must come and see them...that's if you can beat my mother to them!!xx