A Blue and White Floral Vignette

The other day I received my copy of Southern Lady magazine.

It was their Annual Decorating issue.

When I saw the cover, I gasped!….That’s my pretty lidded jar!

The cover, like many covers of beautiful magazines,

gave me the idea and inspiration to re-create it.

So here is my version of a Blue and White Floral Vignette,

right off the cover of Southern Lady Magazine!

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Here is my inspiration:

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Isn’t this cover truly beautiful?!!

I so love making floral arrangements and I intend to make and present

an arrangement hopefully at least once a week. Hmmm….should I do a Floral Friday?!!

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The vignette started out with this lidded blue and white jar

that I purchased months ago from my favorite consignment shop,

Always Home, in Durham, N.C.

I always find such beautiful things there.

When shopping in an antique shop with my sister in Florida,

I came across this beautiful blue and white pitcher.

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I thought, this pitcher would be perfect for the vignette I wanted to re-create.

When I arrived home from my Florida trip, I began to gather the items of

vintage books, antique blue and white teacups and saucers  

(that were formerly my friend Martha’s), pretty flatware,

and a blue and white bowl for the floral arrangement.

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I placed a vintage book under the floral arrangement as it was shown

on the magazine cover.

Flowers of hydrangeas, mums, roses and seeded eucalyptus are from Trader Joe’s.

Since the pitcher was a bit larger than the one pictured on the magazine cover,

I placed a vintage book under the lidded jar to give the jar more height to keep it within scale.

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Did I tell you that I love making floral arrangements?!! …. I guess I have . . . many times.

They make you and your home happy. Happy Home, Happy Life . . . or is that

Happy Wife, Happy Life. I will go with both of those philosophies!

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Hope you loved my blue and white vignette

right off the cover of one of my favorite magazines.

Do you like to re-create something right off the pages of your favorite magazine too?

I wish you a most beautiful day and wonderful weekend making one smile.

I made my hubby smile big time  when he saw that I had shoveled the snow

off our huge driveway!

I hope that those who are in the path of Winter Storm Grayson are safe and warm!

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  1. Wonderful recreation with your pretty blue and white wares. I love you newest find. You always do pretty floral arrangements. Have a great weekend and stay warm.
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  2. Shirley, your blue and white floral vignette is absolutely stunning! When my Southern Lady came in the mail, I thought the cover was breathtaking, don’t we all love blue and white? I hope you will share a floral arrangement weekly, it would be a treat! Stay warm~
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  3. Beautiful! Would love to see a tutorial on how you creat your beautiful floral arrangements.

  4. Lovely post, Shirley. I am truly a blue and white girl and have collected it for years. Personally, I don’t feel there is anything prettier.
    Your floral designs are lovely and always catch my attention. I do know and understand floral design, having studied it, entered and won many flower shows. But, mainly because my mom was a National Flower Show Judge, floral design was fed to me daily. It would be a special treat for all of us if you would do a design weekly. There is always something to learn and it is wonderful to see them through different eyes.
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  5. How fun- love how you re-created the look from the magazine cover. Gorgeous vignette!
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  6. Beautiful! Such an inspiring look for these gloomy winter days and yes, Floral Friday sounds like a great idea. Since you do it for yourself anyway, why not inspire others with your combinations? It’ll also give you the opportunity to be creative with your vintage finds as vessels.
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  7. Stunning Shirley! I love blue and white and am hunting for more pieces. You have some beautiful ones.

  8. Beautiful re-creation. Your floral arrangement is stunning. I like it better than the one on the magazine cover.

  9. I love blue and white. I do. But I had gotten kinda bored with it. Until I saw this! Wow, I can’t wait to go through my collection and try my hand at this! Thanks for the inspiration! Oh dreary winter day, you have lost your hold on me! After all, I’ve going on a quest….to find the perfect pieces to try to recreate Shirley’s beautiful version of blue,white, and fabulous!

  10. You make gorgeous floral arrangements and this one is spectacular! Love that lidded jar and the whole vignette! I should have shoveled for Joe but he beat me out there. It is brutal here, 14 right now. Plus the WIND is crazy so our wind chills are below zero. Can’t wait til this is over. Have a beautiful weekend!!!!
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  11. It is just gorgeous, Shirley! I always love your floral arrangements. I hope you enjoy your day!
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  12. Hi Shirley, I just love blue and white transfer ware. You have some very beautiful pieces, your displays are ever as beautiful as Southern Ladies. Have a lovely day!
    xoxo Jo

  13. Absolutely beautiful! And I love both “Southern Lady” and “Victoria” magazines. There is just something about blue and white. You do a great job of floral arrangements. I too love flowers and usually get them once a week or until they begin to wilt. Some will last two weeks. Keep up the great work!

  14. Norma Rolader says

    Wonderful and beautiful … Congratulations on your incert of the Magazine I love playing around with floral arrangements

  15. I would call this interpretation of the magazine cover a total success, quite lovely! Yes, by all means, floral fridays sounds like fun…!

  16. This is so gorgeous. Blue and white are so classic.

  17. So pretty! Maybe you could give us instructions on creating flower arrangements? As if you don’t have enough to do already! 😉

  18. Shirley, love your blog. And I too love Greg and gang at Always Home. When you feature the blue and white in your home, I am always swooning.

  19. Shirley…I WOULD LOVE A FLORAL FRIDAY!!!!!!

    Your interpretation is prettier than the magazine cover.

  20. So gorgeous Shirley! Yes for floral Friday!

  21. Love the blue and white together and you do always seem to make the prettiest flower arrangements. Stay warm with that crazy weather and have a good start to the new week.
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  22. Katie Mansfield says

    Beautiful. You did a fabulous job recreating the vignette. Blue and white is always classic.

  23. Beautiful! Such a fresh palette! Great find on both the jar and the jug. They’re scrumptious 🙂

  24. Beautiful vignette. Yours is so close to the inspiration, it could be a magazine cover too!
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  25. This is so pretty and I love all the blue against the dark wood.

  26. I love blue and white Chinese pottery and bought three more pieces on Sunday. I picked up that Southern Lady magazine this week and thumbed through it, but didn’t bring it home. Floral Friday sounds great. Nice looking arrangement BTW.

  27. Beautiful blue and white vignette Shirley and a little flowers therapy in January is always welcome! Years ago someone had a blog hop party with the theme of recreating a vignette from a magazine, it escapes me which blog it was since I didn’t participate but I always thought that would fun for someone to do again.
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  28. I have a few blue and white pieces but after seeing your beautiful vignette I’m inspired to get more.

  29. Shirley, it was wonderful meeting you and hearing your blogging expertise. I love Southern Lady, but I missed this issue. Will be grabbing it tomorrow. Blue and white is always a classic, whatever shade of blue. Thanks for sharing your beautiful settings.

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