This is the part where I don’t talk about the weather, no matter that we are under yet another winter storm warning and school is likely being cancelled for the umpteenth million time as I type this, in the wee post-Oscar hours of the morning. But, I am most definitely NOT going to talk about the damn weather. The only thing I see fit to restore my sanity and banish these winter blues is a bright dash of color – so that is just what I did for this month’s Blue and White Bash over at The Pink Pagoda.
I put together a table chock full of color to go along with my vintage blue willow dishes – proof positive that blue and white goes with anything. I shopped my local Kroger flower selection to put together the floral arrangement – proof positive that even simple flowers like carnations, spray roses, and alstroemerias can be quite gorgeous – in a striking 40s Westmoreland milk glass pedestal dish with shell and dolphin motif. And I used a vintage Mexican serape blanket to anchor the tablescape. The result is my usual kaleidoscope of color and mixed patterns. What can I say? I am a more is more kinda gal.
Come join me over at The Pink Pagoda for some more blue and white goodness.
Now all I need are some merry-making guests!
All photos and styling by Emily Vanderputten
kisses, mrs. V