Monday, August 15, 2011

~ Blue Invasion ~

After remodeling the kitchen a few years back, this short wall once housed an overhead cabinet and a cabinet base. After the cabinets were removed and re purposed I've had many pieces of furniture sitting here. After seeing the marble based bakers rack, I wanted to use it in the kitchen.  I measured the wall before purchasing it to make sure I had a good fit.  If you don't look too closely I think you'll agree it's the perfect fit for this wall. Directly across from it sits the bar stools for the island, the space is tight I couldn't go with something wide, this furniture piece allows me to decorate and those that want to sit at the counter have plenty of space to sit and still be able to maneuver around the back of the bar stools.
My daughter knows my love for teapots, with an ever growing collection on one of her trips to North Carolina she brought me back this darling teapot. The hole in the middle makes it quite unique. The size of the platter makes a perfect centerpiece for the top shelf.
With our last name starting with the letter P, I felt it would make the perfect addition to this vignette.
The pitcher was a gift many years ago from my Betty. Boy did she know my personality, with my love for blue and white she knew I would fall in love with this beauty. My Betty has been gone for a few years now, makes it more of a treasure. Each time I look at it I fondly remember her and all the good times we had together.

I wanted to bring in just a touch of the garden into the kitchen. After locating these unique bookends I knew they would be perfect. The iron compliments the edge of the bakers rack.



I think by now you all know I've gone over the top with animal things. Late last winter after running Mr. P to the doctor, we met my daughter and girlfriends at Nell Hill's in Briarcliff, you see Briarcliff is just a short jog from the doctor's office. :-))  It is always so much fun to run through her stores. The moment I saw this darling piece I knew it had to come home with me. It's floated around the house, as you can see it resides in the kitchen for now. :-))


I've had carpet balls, or as they are called now orbs, for years. Some of mine you'll find on tables, glass dishes, on tops of candlestick holders and so on.. just another one of my "many" collections.





The plant mister was purchased if I recall from the Dollar General Store many years ago for a $1.00. Love a bargain!

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There you have my invasion of blue. Thank you for stopping in to say hello.
Marty, thank you for hosting each week.

19 comments:

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful vignette! I love your daughter's gift, very unique tea pot with the hole in the middle, love the platter too...I'm a sucker for blue and white, as you can see. I'm also nuts about dog fiurines and yours is adorable! Thanks for your sweet visit and lovely comment. Hugs, FABBY

Designs By Pinky said...

Guess what, sweetie! I have that same teapot with the hole in the middle!!!! Now isn't that crazy! I love your bakers rack and love the blue and white pieces on it too! Those bookends would surely go MIA if I lived nearby:):):) Have a great week. XO, Pinky

Tamara Jansen said...

love all your blue ceramic! Now all you need is some Delft Blau from the Netherlands :)

xinex said...

I love your blue and white collection, Lynne, and you sure know how to arrange them together nicely....Christine

bee bon said...

What is it about blue china? I go through phases of enjoying old fashioned multi coloured floral designs but I always go back to my blue and also my plain white pillivut. Very nice styling Lynne
bee x

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Lynn, you do have such beautiful pieces. I always love seeing how you use them. This is such a beautiful display. You seem to mix the most interesting things together and I am always inspired. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

i want all of it
I have a few pieces..but its my all time favorite....

Babs said...

Lynne, Your blue and white collection is beautiful, but I'm loving your baker's rack. Wow. It's a beauty and I love how you styled it.
Babs

Shelia said...

Hi Lynne! What a lovely baker's rack and of course look at all of your pretties! The Blue Calico platter is gorgeous! I love it all!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sandra said...

Beautiful! Just beautiful! I love decorating with blue and white pieces as well. Love that little teapot with the hole in the middle. Thanks so much for sharing!
Sandra

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Lynn,,
Oh boy do I love blue and white! Your bakers rack is just a feast for the eyes! That little mister is the best, never saw one in blue. Simply gorgeous!
Patti

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I just love your home sweet lady.
I also love your blue and white pieces.. Im one of your old followers on your Blog. I hope you can come visit my Tablescapes it's been a long time.
XXOO Diane

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl I just laughed out loud..I so remember on RMS when you shown the carpet balls and I asked if you needed a vacume for them ha ha!!
Now you know I just love the blue/white it's always been one of my all time favorite..That's a killer bakers rack Lynne never seen a marble one..Love ya my dear friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Paula said...

Love your bakers rack and your blue and white vignette on it is perfection against your red walls. Isn't it fun to take things you already have and rearrange them in new ways? This space will be fun to change in decor with the season.

Dolores said...

I've gone back through your pictures several times looking at all your beautiful and interesting decorations. You sure know how to arrange everything to be 'eye catching'.....
I love everything, but...the 2 dogs are my favorite.......

On Crooked Creek said...

Lynne,
What a stunning display of blue & white! Your baker's rack is amazing! I adore Nell Hill's and went there in June ...found some lovely pieces featured On Crooked Creek! It would be dangerous for me to live closer!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Like you, I have blue china china accents and I love it. Yours is beautiful and add so much!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Lynne...

Oooh...I do love your bakers rack, Girlfriend!!! It is one of the prettiest that I've ever seen. Love those curvy and very ornate legs...and the marble is gorgeous too! As always, dearheart...I sooo enjoyed getting to see another beautiful vignette that you created! You my friend, are the bestest at making the prettiest!!! I love all of your blue and white dishware! Do you know, I still don't have any blue and white...and when I see how pretty it looks against the red walls...I always wonder why I don't have any! Hehe! You have some gorgeous pieces...a wonderful collection!

It's so funny, I have a few of those same cherub letters...in fact, I have photos of them in my most recent post! Great minds thing alike! wink! Well dear friend, I do hope that my note is finding you and your sweet family all doing well! It has been such a busy summer for me...my blogging and visiting has suffered! Take care...

Love ya,
Chari

JudyBug said...

Love everything! The donut hole teapot is definitely a keeper!