It isn’t a secret that Christy and I both love using blue and white decor in our homes. Looking back in our archives for some photos, I came upon plenty of samples of this color combination to show you from over the years along with some affordable blue and white decor options.
When I saw this picture (below) in Christy’s previous sconces post, I thought what a great idea it was to drop a simple potted spring plant into some vintage blue and white china. It instantly feels like spring, what a great way to brighten up a winter-weary home at this time of year.
There are plenty of affordable resources for blue and white pieces if you aren’t lucky enough to inherit it or stumble upon it at Goodwill, the reproductions look (ok, almost) as nice and still add that fresh pop of color to your space.
I thought I’d share some of the affordable blue and white pieces I found online with you all in case you wanted to copy the look. Most grocery stores offer potted tulips or hyacinth or hydrangeas as we get close to Easter, so filling a pot or bowl with one is an easy way to add some spring color in your home.
Another option with a long shelf life is an orchid plant, they look lovely in a blue and white pot. Christy’s below look like it’s real (I usually eventually kill mine so I opt for fakes like this one) but you can easily add either a real plant or fake into a pot for the same effect.
A great way for a big pop of color and extra seating is this chinoiserie garden stool. These stools are usually fairly affordable and can be moved around as needed, this one with some vintage books and a potted plant doubles as a side table. It adds a great pop of color in any room.
Blue books also provide great color, a tip is to check beneath the book’s jacket, you might be surprised at what color the hardback is. I linked one of my favorite books, Present over Perfect because once you take off the jacket it’s a lovely dark blue color–definitely a win-win! Otherwise used bookstores and Goodwill are a great book resource especially for vintage style ones you can display.
Bright pink flowers compliment the blue and white nicely. I grabbed this vase at Ross for a song, I find that store can be hit or miss, but it’s always worth keeping your eyes open!
These chinoiserie china balls are an incredibly versatile decoration. You can fill a glass jar like Christy did below, or display them in an open bowl. It can be hard to find vase filler that isn’t tacky, these can be used throughout the seasons.
I am off to find some potted plants to sprinkle throughout my home and dig out some blue and white decor, it’s almost March which hopefully means spring is en route!
Here are some other options if you are on the hunt for pieces to add to your collection.
This platter above is just $12.99 shipped!
You can also find a collection of these Ming-style blue and white planters HERE.
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