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Blue and White: The Perfect Colour Combination

What can we say?  We love blue and white.  And we are certainly not alone.  The classic colour combination featured prominently in the incredible decorative arts exported from China to Europe starting in the seventeenth century and was then adopted by the Dutch, who made blue and white Delftware a trend on its own. 126 more words


Spring Mantel 2017

It has been some wonderful weather here.  This morning was chilly and I love chilly mornings.  It was just right for bringing in some Spring cuttings.  167 more words

Flower Guy at Flower Child

I am not usually a fan of floral patterns, but there is something about The Flower Guy, Michael De Feo’s, work that is architectural. I bought all three of the designs he did in a collaboration (more on that… 142 more words

blue monarch (tea with victoria, ep 7)

There have been times when I have doubted my own judgment, but there is one thing of which I’m quite certain, that however many mistakes I have made, and perhaps I’m yet to make, I know I am a better monarch than you could ever be.

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A Dining Room Table Setting

Yesterday, I shared our formal dining room with you. Today, I am going to share photos of a table setting that I created for the space when I hosted a ladies’ luncheon during the holiday season. 397 more words


Blue & white is just the beginning

My blue & white transferware collection started accidentally.

Back in the decorating dark ages, before Pinterest, Houzz, Instagram, etc., I studied design magazines in search of inspiration and ideas. 1,077 more words

20 Throw Pillows For Your Coastal Home

We are always talking pillows, and as in our previous blog posts,  adding new throw pillows to a room is one of the easiest ways to freshen up your decor. 64 more words

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