Good morning! Another blue, no make that gray day ahead here, rain, rain and more rain in the forecast. The good news is that everything is lush, beautiful and green.
Rainy days offer the perfect opportunity to relax and slow down and as I said yesterday to take in the details. Recently while visiting my in-laws I managed to spend a rainy afternoon looking at a lifetime of their treasures and hearing many stories from their lives.
These blue and white images are but a few of their vast collection, and include transfer ware, flow blue, spatter ware and more.
My in-laws are both in their late 80's and they have collected so many memories and treasures. It is always nice to have the opportunity to sit and hear stories from their lives. Growing up during the Depression, living in the Dust Bowl, earning $3000.00 a year for a first job, or paying $58.00 for a year of college tuition!
Some of these pieces were passed on to them from their mothers, some from friends, and a few others from auctions.
Each piece is more beautiful than the next and a few are very fragile. I did not remove them from the cabinet which explains why one or two are blurry. Sorry about that, but I still like the pattern and colors.
Blue and white is timeless and really does fit in any decor. Do you have any pieces of blue and white that has been passed down to you? Or are you starting a collection to pass on to your own children and grandchildren?
I would love for you to share your blue and white treasures with the rest of us as well as any stories connected to them.
Oh, before I forget, the images used in my post yesterday were not from Google Art Project. They were details from a favorite painting that I photographed recently while visiting the museum. I have found that when I actually stop, open my eyes and enjoy the moment that I see so many things I have missed int the past.
If you are a blue and white fan and I know many are, Tina at The Enchanted Home, hosted and posted about a blue and white party that she recently gave. In addition, her online store is filled with blue and white pieces to add to your collection with new ones added frequently.
You can also check out the many blue and white pins I have pinned on my "Blue and White" board on Pinterest.
I hope you have a beautiful day, even if it is gray and rainy.