So many people are drawn to a blue and white color scheme and use it effectively in their homes. I, too, like it, but for me, blue and white is an accident.
I probably wouldn’t have anything blue and white had not my daughter put her Polish pottery in a garage sale. Knowing how costly it was, I couldn’t bear to see it sold for pennies on the dollar, so I brought it home and managed to find room to stack it in a cabinet.
Since then it has been used for many happy table settings.
I like the variety of pattern and how well the pottery mixes with so many things.
Recently, I found blue and white vases in a closeout sale at Pier One. Filled with flowers they were paired with the white pumpkins I can’t bring myself to get rid of. Only one vase stayed on the table at meal time to make it easier for diners to see across the table. I find that when views are blocked, someone always moves whatever is in the center of the table.
Unpacking all those boxes that had been readied for the move that isn’t happening, I came across these placemats which had never been used. I think they came from some market in one or another of the places I’ve traveled.
The blue design tied right in with the pottery and made for an easy table setting. Easy is always a plus in my book.
When the meal was served, I noted something unexpected. The pottery is heavier than most and was the perfect background for what turned out to be a very hearty dish. Funny how sometimes things just come together.