Beautiful Blue and White

Beautiful blue and white makes me happy.

It was a dreary day yesterday and there was a bag from HomeGoods in the corner of the room

staring at me, saying, “let us out!”

And I did.

Great Room - Housepitality Designs

While shopping in-between games (our hubbies playing in a tournament)

with my “shop till you drop” friend, Merry,

I saw something as we were heading to the check out counters at HomeGoods.

I spied the Ralph Lauren pillows that I have been wanting for some time now.

But I must say that adding more blue and white to this room started last week

with this blue and white bowl.

Great Room Mantel - Housepitality Designs

Another HomeGoods bargain.  Which led to a HomeGoods Happy Dance!

Great Room Mantel - Blue and White Planter - Vintage Dickens Books - Housepitality Designs

Love this planter/bowl and knew that I wanted to add more blue and white to the room

as soon as this was placed on the mantel.

Vintage Charles Dickens books surround the planter.

Great Room Mantel - Housepitality Designs

You will notice that I also added two beautiful and colorful plates (Ralph Lauren Home)

also from HomeGoods. I did have one previously in the guest room and found another one this weekend.

The other pillow landed on the raspberry French inspired chair.

Great Room - Housepitality Designs

I am sure these pillows will travel about the room in the future.

But for now, I love them in their designated places now.

Great Room - Housepitality Designs

Great Room - Housepitality Designs

When more of the blue and white was added to this room on the dreary day,

it made me happy and definitely not at all blue!

Does blue and white make you happy too? And for most of us, we are definitely HomeGoods Happy!

Cue the HomeGoods Happy Dancers!

Have a most wonderful day!

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  1. I love blue and white too Shirley, it’s such a classic and you have found some real beauties at Home Goods. The pillows are gorgeous, I would have scooped those up too if I saw them! I saw a planter like yours at Home Goods last year and I didn’t get it and have been kicking myself ever since. I did end up finding one though that was similar while shopping in the mountains and happily it was around the same price. Hope you are having a great week!
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  2. I’m starting to bring some blues back into my rooms.I love getting to see how you place things,that is a struggle for me.My hubby enjoyed seeing your house tour and was trying to help me get

  3. You can never go wrong with classic blue and white. Yes, such a happy combo.
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  4. You know I’m a huge fan of blue so I’m loving your pillows and other touches of my favorite color! The combination of those fabulous books with the blue china and ivy on your mantel is perfection!! So so pretty.
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  5. I hope my HomeGoods store has some lovely blue and white pieces. I love yours! I also love the way you mix patterns. I have a fear of that and never feel I get it quite right. Yours are beautiful.

  6. Jamie Quick says

    No matter what pattern of blue and white, it always reminds me of Willow Wear China from when I was a child and that gives me a wonderful feeling and then that pop of yellow I just love the two together…Beautiful job.

  7. I knew it was time to make a little trip to HG. Gorgeous,Shirley
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  8. You KNOW I love them!! The pillows are VERY similiar to the RL ones I have that I got years ago at HG!!! I also LOVE the planter/bowl and have a similiar one from HG. I stalk them every week for new blue and whte pieces. Thank goodness they are carrying it again!!! I love, LOVE your great room!
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  9. Love,love,love me some blue and white….those pillows are sooooo gorgeous!!! I haven’t been to Home Goods in ages….maybe I need to make a trip?
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  10. I lovelovelove blue and white china, have been collecting it for years, but have trouble coordinating with other colors, especially come Fall. I end up with a lot of orange and blue, or rust and blue (my favorite). Deep colors come Fall and Winter appeal, but always end up with blue/white mostly in the Spring and Summer.

  11. Shirley it does not take that much to add some cheer and change our surroundings a bit! Love the RL pillows!!

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  12. What would we do without Home Goods/TJ Maxx? I just found new pillows there, too, and am hoping there is one more of the same kind left as I need another. Blue and white adds a special freshness and works beautifully with your color scheme.
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  13. I so wish we had a Home Goods near us! They are all on the north side of Atlanta. Your pillow is lovely- a classic. I love all your blue and white accents in this room! It’s a gorgeous room!
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  14. Very pretty Shirley and Im glad you let those things out of the bag 🙂
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  15. I love the pillows… I almost bought the same set last week at our Homegoods! 🙂 They look gorgeous in your home! The planter is lovely too! ~Rhonda
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  16. Love your blue and white pillows. I saw that RL print in a bedspread and thought about maybe doing that in my bedroom. Just not sure Miss neutral here can go blue and white just yet lol! Love that pattern. It is very pretty.
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  17. Shirley, I have always loved the classic beauty of blue and white! The touches that you added are perfect. The nearest Home Goods is 60 miles away, I think my husband is thrilled!
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  18. Sigh, I love Home Goods 🙂 Looks beautiful and fresh Shirley, and your new S looks fantastic hanging on the gate~
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  19. Everything is beautiful, Shirley! I am going to Homegoods tomorrow and hope I have your luck! Our local TJ Maxx had a Ralph Lauren small blue and white lamp that was so pretty and in that same pattern.

  20. Beautiful Shirley, don’t you love when that happens as your ready to checkout? It happens when they have a banner day at HG. Thank blue makes the blue beaut over the mantel pop

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  21. So beautiful! I love blue and white too. LOVE those small plates you have on the mantel. What a pretty pop they add.
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  22. Shirley, so glad that you brought up blue and white, it is my very favorite. Someday if I don’t keep breaking them I will have a nice collection. lol Love yours. Jo
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  23. So pretty Shirley. Love your blue and white additions, especially the pillows.
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  24. Love your blue and white additions Shirley! A little retail therapy at HomeGoods always makes me do a happy dance 🙂
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  25. Blue and white is always a perfect color combination. You have the best luck at HomeGoods; I will have to follow you there one of these days! XO, Christy
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  26. Love the new Ralph pillows! I love Ralph:D There’s something about the way that man brings a room together! And I have yet to go to a Home Goods store…oh the tragedy! Lol! I must go:D
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  27. I’ve loved white and blue for as long as I can remember and yes it makes me happy! I love the white and blue bowl – what a great find. Unfortunately no HG in my neck of the woods…While visiting our daughter last month I stopped in a very charming home/furniture store and saw a great bowl there I would have liked, but not the price. At $350.00 I think I will keep looking lol

  28. Absolutely! I love blue and white…and with yellow walls and white woodwork C’est magnifique!
    You know I have a crush on your blue/white/yellow in your house!
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  29. How I wish we had a Home Goods closer. I’m three hours away from one so I rarely get to go.I would love those pillows also. Blue and white also makes me happy. Enjoyed your thought processes as you twicked your room. Looks great.
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  30. I also love blue and white, Shirley… Nice touch…

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