My blue and white obsession continues and my collection keeps growing. It has taken some time, but collections aren’t meant to happen overnight. If you’ve never used any blue and white pieces in your home but are itching to give it a try, I’m offering my tips for getting started and sharing some of the best blue and white decor I’ve found on Amazon.
-It works with almost anything else. It sounds weird but you can ignore almost all other patterns when adding blue and white into your space and just go for it.
-Smaller pieces are usually easier to find at thrift stores so when I come across a jar or vessel with bulk, I grab it up. If you want your pieces to look more like a collection, I’d invest in a few bigger pieces to get started and fill in with smaller bowls, vases, etc., as you go.
-It’s a perfect bookcase filler. I love mixing my pieces in among books for the pattern that it adds. (I have several of the happiness jars on my shelves. These are a little harder to find. I’ve thrifted most of mine and you can often find them on Etsy.
-Thrifting not going so great? Try starting with a pair of blue and white lamps or a set of temple jars or consider a plate wall.
-Blue and white is a fun addition to a kitchen. It can break up some of the solid cabinetry and add pretty pattern to open shelving or even functional storage to your countertop.
-Yes, you can mix blue and black in the same room. I hear people ask this and my response is not to overthink it. As with most things in (my) decorating, find what you love and it will all (eventually) work together. There are no rules.
-Mix old with new to move your collection along. I’ve thrifted the majority of my pieces but I’ve also bought new online or from big box stores. I’m sharing some of my favorite blue and white pieces currently on Amazon below.
See my latest blue and white finds in my Amazon store.
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Margaret Colborn says
Pier 1 online has some great blue and white bargains, too.
I didn’t know these were called Double Happiness jars! I have two lamps made out of them, in my dining room. They were my mother’s (actually, I gave them to her, then inherited them back when she passed). I also have my six grandchildren’s photos there and I really love the way it’s worked out — them on a wall, facing Double Happiness. Thank you for that info. From now on, when I need an instant shot of happiness, I’ll switch the lamps on. It won’t be a substitute for my current happiness cure (an occasional nip of wine) but it’s nice to have options.
Hello, love the blue and white look! What is the name of the beautiful blue and white fabric on what looks like a couch in front of the jars in the very first picture of this post? Such pretty fabric and it’s perfect with your collection.