Blue and White accessories and the color scheme of blue and white
in home interiors has always been a classic.
I remember back in the 70’s, I decorated with lots of blue, white and yellow.
I guess you can say that I was in my country phase of gingham and ruffles.
When I was a very young homemaker and stay at home mom, I was constantly sewing.
Whether it be my clothes, or things for the house. I even took a class with
my friend Ruth and we learned how to make t-shirts with the crew necks!
Today, I am going down memory lane a bit.
A Centerpiece with Memories – Floral Friday
Today is the third Friday of the month and that means it is Floral Friday
when I join three fabulous bloggers/friends to bring you great floral inspiration.
I guess you all know by now that I am a very sentimental kind of gal.
So many things that occur during the day, often sparks lovely memories.
The other day was no exception when I was creating my centerpiece.
My dear friend Ruth’s (who sadly passed away several years ago) favorite color combination
was blue and yellow. Our homes were very similar in decor as we spent so much time
together helping each other with creating a pretty home on a very, very small budget.
When the Country colors of blue and white and yellow of the 70’s gave way
to the jewel tone colors of the 80’s, I got on that train.
The yellow and white gingham curtains in the kitchen came down
surrendering to the colors of rust, greens and golds.
Yet, I still loved using blues and yellow in my bedroom.
However, my friend Ruth never succumbed to the jewel toned colors.
She stayed true to her love of blues and yellows. Those colors made her happy.
Her favorite flowers were daisies and yellow roses.
She also loved blue hydrangeas like me, but in South Florida you could not grow
them as the weather was too warm for them.
I was so excited when the house that we purchased years ago in North Central Florida
had gorgeous hydrangea bushes. Ruth enjoyed them whenever she came to visit.
Our very last project together was doing a re-design and refresh of her bedroom
where she spent many hours of the day in . . . with the home dialysis machine.
The day at HomeGoods was productive in that we found new blue and white
bedding, and a yellow double gourd ceramic lamp
that replaced the brass one on her bedside table.
Sadly, little did I know that it was indeed our last project together . . .
embracing her love for blue and yellow.
I love having parting gifts for my guests.
Thus the mini potted Kalanchoe plants that say:
“Take” “Me” “Home” “With You”
Today, my table is set with happy colors waiting for friends to enjoy
a casual lunch filled with lots of laughter and good times.
Today’s Floral Friday is all about Centerpieces.
When I create a centerpiece for a dining event, I try to make certain
that the floral arrangement is not very tall.
You certainly want to see the guest across from you!
The centerpiece today is in a covered casserole dish which is part of the antique Noritake
blue and white dishes that I purchased from my friend Martha.
Here are my wonderful blogger/friends with more fabulous Centerpiece inspiration
for you today. Their links are below their beautiful images.
Aren’t these sneak peeks above amazing?!!!!
I have been a little absent this week from my blog
due to a little bit of life’s happenings and a mid week trip with my hubby
for his first tournament of the “Boys of Summer” season.
Back on blog schedule next week with some room refreshes and more.
Have a most beautiful day and weekend!!
Blue and White China plates and Casserole Dish – Antique Noritake
Egg shaped blue and white accent plates – Pottery Barn
Napkins – Pottery Barn
Blue Wine Glasses – Dollar Tree
Mini Kalanchoe plants – Trader Joe’s
Flowers – Trader Joe’s (flowers are set/arranged in wet floral foam)
Crystal Silverware holders – Princess House Party (a bazillion years ago)