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, August 30, 2009

My Love Affair . . . with blue and white

It's Monday and time for "Blue Monday" -- come and visit Smiling Sally and see what other Blue Monday treats she has in store.
Every one knows I love blue and white. Any and all patterns but mostly English. I personally think that all blue and white work well together.
There is blue and white old and new on the table this morning -- and more than one maker as well -- from Spode's Blue Room (reproductions of the wonderful English transferware) to Johnson Brothers Indies to some Blue Willow (bought and brought back from England) to a wee Blue Willow cream pitcher and sugar bowl -- perfect for two.
But there is enough blue in the dishes and so placemats and napkins ARE NOT blue!
And to make this Monday even bluer -- blueberries atop the cereal!

I find it hard to pass up a piece of blue and white -- whether it is china for the table or vases or ginger jars for tabletops.

We have some blue and white that's really old but yet we have some newer pieces as well and ALL of it works well together.

I think I love blue and white because it goes with so many colors and there is something classy about transferware and oriental bowls.


Mary Bergfeld said...

Pretty, pretty table, but then yours always are :-).

Sarah said...

Perfect blue breakfast: bluberries in blue and white china. Love it! ~ Haycinth

Barbara Jean said...

Pretty dishes. thanks for joining in.
barbara jean

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I so love your blue and white china~ the blueberries are a great touch~ Cindy

bj said...

I do believe more people collect blue and white dishes than any other. I think the whole world loves it...I know I surely do. My post today is.....about blue and white, too..:)
Hugs, bj

SmilingSally said...

I agree with you that all blue and white look good together, and yours certainly look beautiful. The blueberries really look inviting. YUM! Happy Blue Monday.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

A blue and white breakfast with blueberries on top! Perfect! Happy Blue Monday!


Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Lovely blue and white combination! Thanks for sharing and have a happy BLUE MONDAY!

Denise Marie said...

love your post. I love blue and white transferware too. I'm gonna show mine soon. I think it is classic no matter what other colors are around it it always pops and looks blueberries on cereal. xox!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I have such a fascination with blue and white also, and that's really new for me. Just so many pretty pieces and patterns. I love yours and yes, I agree, they all look so pretty together. Hugs, Marty

Regina said...

Beautiful blue. Great post.
Have a nice week.

Diers Eve said...

I agree, white and blue look just very elegant together, be it in china or in a blanket (or almost in any place or object).

That is a lovely tablescape.

Have a happy Blue Monday,

Becky K. said...

Blue and White are so pleasing to the eye. Very pretty post.

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

Unknown said...

What a pleasing setting. Thanks for sharing it. I hope you will join me for Crock Pot Wednesdays at My "blue" this week is part of a tribute to Julia Child. Hope to see you signed up with Mister Linky.

Joyce said...

I always enjoy seeing your blue and white china. I have a limited amount of bowls that I purchased when I was living in in San Francisco. Last weekend I was in an antique store that had the most amazing assortment of blue and white dishes. Think I post the photos this week to share with you and all the other plate collectors out there in blog land.

niartist said...

Oh Martha, I too have a love for blue and white, but I don't quite have as many beautiful pieces as you do at Linderhof. Gorgeous display.

Southerncook said...

Your affair with blue and white is awesome. I love you dishes.


Anonymous said...

Your dishes are just lovely. I love blue and white. It goes so well together. Your table is beautiful! Happy Blue Monday :>)

Unknown said...

I agree that all blue/white combos go together, regardless of pattern!