I love blue and white -- English blue and white and Asian blue and white and over the years I've managed to acquire quite a few blue and white bowls.
Some are useful, some change with the season while others are just there for pretty!
The bowl on the living room coffee table is there both for useful and for pretty -- in the summer, it is empty (pretty) but in the fall and winter, it is filled with my potpourri (useful) -- It's an 8 sided Spode Blue Italian bowl that I bought in Nevada . And when I have a family dinner, it is extremely useful as a serving dish!
A smaller blue and white bowl on the breakfast room table -- it's not always on the breakfast room table -- we really prefer flowers but alas, in the heat of summer or in the cold of winter, often instead of flowers I prefer to put my blue and white bowl on the table and fill it with apples or lemons or limes or lemons and limes! In the fall, apples are almost as good as flowers for they do fill the breakfast room with the fragrance of apples!
Three different sizes of blue and white bowls on top of the Asian cabinet in the dining room -- they are pretty but they do corral wine corks which, to us, is an important function.
And the big blue and white bowl on the dining room table. My mother always had a bowl on her dining room table -- it wasn't a big blue and white bowl -- it was a console bowl from the 50's with matching candlesticks. It was always empty except when she had company for dinner and then it was filled with flowers. I like the empty bowl on the dining room table --
but . . .
At Christmas I do fill it with poinsettias, and . . . in the fall
I fill it with pumpkins and bittersweet.
But mostly, it sits empty on the dining room table -- flanked by a pair of candlesticks.
I'm sharing my blue and white bowls this Friday for:
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Home Sweet Home Friday @ The Charm Of Home
Show and Tell Friday @My Romantic Home