Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Blue and White Abound

It's Blue Monday at Smiling Sally's. Stop by and see all the other great blues for Monday.

At Linderhof, blue is a thread that runs through each and every room. Not in wall paint nor in fabric but rather in the blue and white porcelains and plates that are in each and every room.
The breakfast room has a baker's rack full of blue and white Spode plates, platters, pitchers and tea pots.
In the living room, two favorite oriental pieces share a tabletop.
A lot of our dishes are blue and white and even though the patterns don't match, I think all blue and white go together.
The top of this piece is full of blue and white -- because I like it there -- it has more impact as a grouping. But, it also was the only place that I could fit that much blue and white in one place.


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Yes! All blue and white does go together - I agree so much! I love to mix blue and white patterns. You have such lovely blue and white porcelains and have displayed them so beautifully. laurie

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

Isn't is amazing how blue and white dishes go together no matter if they don't match. Blue was my mothers favorite color and almost all of her clothing was some form of blue.
Funny, I hardly ever wear blue.

Nancy Yoakum said...

Always fresh, and such a nice contrast to serve food on blue and white plates, really enhances each dish. You have a pretty extensice collection, as I got to see first hand. Must make collecting alot of fun!

niartist said...

Love your collection, Martha! And yes - I totally agree that they have much more impact when grouped together - however, I wouldn't mind just one piece of your beautiful collection! :) Happy Monday!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Martha,
Everything looks so lovely in the garden!. Your lemon cake looks divine and the perfect light desert to serve to company. What a great treat to meet Nancy, I read her blog too and she is just the sweetest gal.
Take care and enjoy your day, and get some much needed rest after your busy but fun garden weekend.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love blue & white china. And yes it all goes together.

Brenda Pruitt said...

Blue runs through my house also. I have always loved that tranquil color. And you're right, it does always blend together no matter the pattern. I love your blog, by the way! Adding it to my sidebar.

Pondside said...

Anything that has the words 'Blue and White' in the title is sure to get my attention. I love my blue and white against a yellow background, a white background and even against a red wall. To me it simply says 'home'.