Sunday, June 2, 2013

Blue and White

Hello everyone!

I hope everyone has had a nice weekend so far.  I hope that everyone that was in the path of those terrible tornadoes that hit Oklahoma and Missouri are safe too.  I couldn't believe that more storms hit that same area in such a short time. It seems that every time I turn on the news there is something devastating to see these days.  

I wanted to share a change I made to the plates on the wall in the foyer above my bench.  Remember my blue and white plates (from Homegoods)?  Well, they now reside in the foyer.  You knew they would eventually move to another spot in my home, didn't you?  


I figured with the blue and white grain sack pillow on the bench, the plates should match too.  I used to have brown and white transfer ware plates here.

At a local consignment store, I found these cute little blue and white plates too.



They are marked "Myott Finlandia" on the back from Staffordshire England, 1982.  I couldn't believe I found something that wasn't made in China!  LOL!



I also changed out the cushion on the bench with this scalloped matlesse coverlet draped over it.  I like the softness it gave the hard lines of the bench.


Recently I purchased this cute blue and white grain sack tote from Decor Steals too.  It hangs on the antique chair in the foyer for now.


Guess our summer activities are in full swing now that June is here!  School is out and the heat and humidity are here to stay.  We've been to the pool already but the water is cold!  The kids don't seem to mind it though. I'm looking forward to our beach trip in July.  I'll be ready for it by then.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~ 

26 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the blue and white additions. I guess the pool is cold since we had cool nights for so long. Hope it warms up soon for you.

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

It looks so fresh and summery! I love blue and white china. Right now, mine is in a cabinet until I find a better home for it.

chateau chic said...

I never tire of the blue and white combination. The blue and white touches look so cool and fresh in your home.
Mary Alice

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Pretty blue and white additions Kelly. And yes, hahahha, the heat and humidly has come for sure to North Central Florida.
Have a wonderful Sunday.
Hugs, Gee

Stacey said...

Kelly, that blue is just beautiful! It is so soft and soothing. Great move!

Linda said...

It all looks just SO comfy!!! China NOT made in CHINA!! I love the little lift in my heart when I turn a dish over and see something unexpected like you did!

Anne said...

Kelly I love your gorgeous mirror and those plates too! Everything works beautifully together with your bench and fabrics too! Love that decor steals bag!
xx
Anne

pballard said...

Thinking I need to add blue to my decor now that I see yours. Thanks for sharing.

Andrea said...

blue and white is always so pretty! We still haven't gotten any good hot summer weather here yet, but soon enough =)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love the blue and white additions Kelly! Those plates are so pretty!
Hot & Humid here too:(

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

The blue and white plates do look very pretty there with the grey bench and grain sack. Our schools are in until the very last days of June and I'm looking forward to our summer as well.

cynthia lee designs said...

Pretty blues and whites!
It has been cool here, so the pool water is freezing!!
hugs,
Cindy

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love the blue & white above your bench! I just brought my blue & white transferware back into my dining room for the summer months, too.

ImSoVintage said...

Definitely my favorite color combination, Kelly, and it looks perfect for summer (or anytime). Have fun at the pool. xo Laura

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

I could sit and look at your foyer all day long! It's lovely!

Cynthia said...

That mirror on the wall is GORGEOUS!!!!. Loving the plates and that bench with the grain sack is stunning.

Cynthia

Victoria's Vintage Designs said...

They look great! So summery...

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Love the blue plates! I've always liked the idea of having a bench in the foyer too. Yours looks lovely!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Blue and white...so classic...love how you added the blue Kelly!...

Michele Smith said...

Love your blue and white! Your bench looks wonderful with the grainsack, my favorite! My little one played in the water over the weekend, but I'm sure the cold didn't bother her LOL

Junkchiccottage said...

Kelly,
I love the blue and white plates around the mirror and that bench with the grain sack pillow is so pretty. I love the whole vignette.
Kris

Debbiedoo's said...

Oh how pretty Kelly. My favorite color combo. Looks so pretty. We only have three days of school left...oh my what will I do!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kelly, Everything is beautiful! The plates look wonderful with your bench and the GORGEOUS pillow.
Hugs,
Sherry

Becca said...

I can't believe you found those gorgeous plates in a thrift store ... wow! They look perfect on your wall, paired with your other blue/white plates. The comfy grain sack pillow is awesome!

Jen O said...

I love your blue and white touches around the house. It's enough to get me working on a blue and white sewing project of my own, hope mine can be as successful as your is! Thanks for posting these inspiring photos.

KellyMellyBoBellyBananaFanna said...

love that bag.