Tuesday, May 14, 2013

~ Blue and White on the Baker's Rack ~

The last few days I've spent outside enjoying this glorious Spring weather. I had tons of mowing to do along with getting some mulch down in a few key areas. It's a lot of work, I don't mind, I LOVE
being outside soaking up some of that much needed Vitamin D.
The marble topped bakers rack is one of those key areas in our home I never tire of changing the vignettes. It seems to cry out for subtle changes here and there, I am so happy to accommodate. A touch of nature gracefully leans against the deep shades of blue and white.
 Hidden pieces make you want to look even closer.

 Displaying ironstone on it's own makes quite a statement, my collection is slowly growing, don't be surprised one day if you don't see the baker's rack made over in all white ironstone. Until then, I'll enjoy my blue and whites, with touches of nature and a picture of the little guy who stole my heart almost 13 years ago.

One of the cloche domes from the collection has held the birds nest from the time Mr. P brought it in, originally put under the dome for protection. It's my understanding if I take it out I should wear protective gloves. Apparently a lot of little spores and creatures can live inside the nests and cause great health problems. So... for the time being I believe I'll leaving it under glass.
You don't have to put something under every dome, standing alone they make their own statement.

I've fallen head over hills for Orchids. I purchased my first one last year about this time. It held onto it's blooms for the longest time and then one day gone. It's growing like crazy, still no blooms this year, yet. So I've resorted to finding beautiful faux orchids. I have to admit they are a lot less messy inside, I can move them around to any room without worrying about lighting, well you get the picture right?

Getting a full picture of the baker's rack is difficult where it sits, there just isn't enough room between the island, me and the baker's rack. Keep checking in you might find a couple of changes here and there. That's a post coming to blogs near you soon.\
Fondly ~ Lynne ~
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Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful, Lynne. I always enjoy seeing your new arrangement! I'm such a fan of blue and white and I'd love to have space for a baker's rack.

Have a great week!


Patty Rumaker said...

Your displays on your bakers rack are beautiful. I too love domes. I especially like your blue and white china display. Beautiful!
Thanks, Patty

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Lynn, your bakers rack looks so good. I love the blue and white dishes and everything else you put on it.
You are such a talented lady.
Have a super week.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

You KNOW I just love the blue and white pieces! My bakers rack changes all the time too. Love that REAL nest too. Hope all is well with you and Mr. P. XO, pinky

Susan said...

Your blue and white pieces are gorgeous! You display then beautifully as well.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh dear! I used to own a lovely bakers rack but I sold it years ago. WHAT was I thinking??
Yours is lovely and your blue and white china set it off..or..is it the other way around??
HUGS to you Lynne

Alycia Nichols said...

Spores and creatures??!?!? Uh oh! I may be in trouble!!! Birds built a nest in one of my wreaths. After they abandoned the nest, I picked it up and claimed it as my own. I sprayed it with ammonia to kill of anything, but that may not have been enough. Hmmm...thinking I need to pitch it!

I like all your little touches on the baker's rack! That's a really nice ironstone tray...very hefty! The touches of nature you have throughout the vignette really give it a "living" look.

Be careful out there in that sun, young lady! Get thee some sunscreen on!!! :-) Have a great weekend!

Karena said...

Lynne I love to move my blue and white pieces around for a new look as well. It is always interesting to create new vignettes.

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The 2 Seasons said...

This looks great. Makes me want a bakers rack I love the white and blue looks so fresh.