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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Kitchen Blues

What's It Wednesday #120


Blue and white porcelain in the kitchen is timeless and classic. 


Melamine plates from Pier One are perfect when you have little ones who tear through the house. One of these falls off the wall...no worries.


You just can't go wrong, no matter what you pair them up with. I decided to add an African piece from Ghana next to this Italian vase.

Each decor scape highlights a juxtaposition of diverse cultures. Asian, Italian and Irish porcelain next to wooden and metal African sculptures and artifacts.


The Waterford bread plate over the stove is my absolutely favorite piece. I really feel that diversity in decorating a kitchen, or any other room for that matter, really keeps you from getting the kitchen blues.

What cultural elements do you have in your home designs?

xoxoxo

Paula

Thanks to all of you who partied with us last week. Please link-up and join us again. Remember, it's not a party without you!


Here are this Week's Features:

Domestically Vintage

Holidays at the Harris Home

Trois Petite Filles

Crafts a la Mode

Embellishments by SLR

Beautiful Ideas

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Ivy and Elephants


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50 comments:

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

So happy to join in this week. Thanks so much for hosting. xo Laura

The French Hutch said...

Love the blue and white, especially the bread plate. Lovely features. Thanks so much for hosting.

Jill Harrison said...

The blue and white is a timeless classic. I don't think my house has any sort of style - just a collection of bits and pieces, memories and treasures from our travels.
Have a lovely week and thanks for hosting.

Shannon said...

Blue and white pottery is so eye catching. When we were in the Netherlands they have that blue and white Delft pottery that was stunning. Thanks for hosting.

Shannon ~ bohemianjunktion.com

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Melamine is great on the ho, right? Gorgeous Waterford. It'd likely be one of my faves too! My house is a mix of French, English, Spanish, and Italian....very eclectic European. Thank you for hosting this week!!!

Rita C. said...

Great idea with the melamine on the wall! Love your ying/yang mixes. Thank you for hosting the link party and all the work you do to keep it going.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Blue and white is such a neat color combo. Love your collection
*hugs*deb

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Blue and white is always right! The bread plate is really special.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

I love blue and white, especially paired with coral. LOVE your kitchen too. Since my daddy AND dh were both career military I have things from Germany, Spain, Malta,France,Italy, Philipines and more. (())

Barbara said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE anything blue and white! Your features are wonderful too this week. Shenita's back patio pic looks like a painting...gorgeous. Thank you so much for hosting and have a super week!
XO Barbara

chateau chic said...

First of all, your kitchen by itself is beautiful. Your blue and white accents just pop against the white cabinets.
Thanks so much for hosting each week,
Mary Alice

Julia Klimek said...

Your blue and white is beautiful and eye catching! I used to have a huge plate collection from Denmark, but it was lost in a move... boo! I alos love your kitchen - gorgeous! Thanks for the party! Have a great week, Julia

Jamie @ Domestically Vintage said...

Thanks for hosting this link party! Also, I'm super excited that you featured our Anchored in His Love centerpieces! The ladies at church will think that's pretty exciting too! I love your blue platter. Just beautiful. Have a wonderful day! ~ Jamie

Robyn said...

I love blue and white in a kitchen, Paula - timeless. I love that you have mixed up the themes too - lovely and eclectic.
Great features, too. Have a wonderful week.

Stacey said...

Your kitchen is fabulous! I love the blue and white with the soft colored walls. You have just the right amount of accessories too. :)

Thanks for inviting me to link up today.

Maria Elena said...

Thank you so much for hosting. Have a good week!

Kathy Moreland said...

Love the blue in your kitchen! Great look. Thanks for hosting!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Love your blue and white! Thank you for hosting.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love blue and white pieces and you have beautiful ones...your kitchen looks so pretty!!

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

I love the color theme in your beautiful kitchen, and so prettily accessorized. The little details and the blue and white pottery makes every thing look so elegant, bright and inviting...love the space! Thanks for sharing and for hosting:)~hugs, Poppy

Curtains in My Tree said...

I have used and bought and decorated with blue & white since I was 21 years old.
I have lots blue & white china
I like that bread plate way up high over your stove so no one will break it LOL

Cathy Carroll said...

Blue is my favorite color - I love all the touches you have very pretty... thank you for hosting

SimpleLifeOf AFireWife said...

What a beautiful kitchen! Thanks so much for hosting!
-Emily

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Love your kitchen and the accents! Isn't it amazing how nice the melamine dishes have become! I was at Pottery Barn and had to touch them to believe they were actually plastic! I love elephants and have a few pieces here and there but I can't say that I offer much in the way of cultural accents in my home.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Thanks so much for featuring my patio this week! What a nice surprise! I love any collection of blue and white...it's just such a classic combo; and looks amazing combined with a variety of styles. Thanks so much for hosting!

Shelia said...

Oh, your kitchen is just gorgeous and the touches of blue and so pretty! These are some lovely features and I'm so glad to get to play this week!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lulu said...

My house is an eclectic mix of things I've collected in my travels. Each one has a special place.

Pondside said...

What a lovely kitchen! I enjoy living with blue and white - lots of souvenirs from Denmark around our house and they are all blue and white - textiles, porcelain etc. Thank you for hosting!

Rhonda Vaudt said...

Thank you for hosting! Love the blue in your kitchen:) have a great day!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for hosting again this week!
No particular style here - just "early attic and general junk". :-D

Revi said...

I've loved blue & white kitchens for many years, and though I don't use my blue stuff presently, I just could not let it go permanently! I know I will use it again.
Thanks for hosting the party, ladies. :)

Kimberly Lewis said...

I love your party. Thanks for hosting. Please come and party with us. We love having you. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com
Happy Wednesday! Lou Lou Girls

Bente said...

Love your cosy kitchen.

Hugs from here

Tania Rossouw said...

I'm an old follower, but joining the party for the first time this week! Thanks so much for hosting it!
Tania at FARRAGOZ

Createology said...

Your kitchen is lovely. I love blue and white and it is timelss!!! Creative Bliss...

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Beautiful kitchen - love all the blue in there.
Mary

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Beautiful kitchen - love all the blue in there.
Mary

Treat and Trick said...

Your white and blue collection looks gorgeous! So glad to link up again this week..

Alessandra said...

Your kitchen in blue and white looks very elegant. I love your mix of different cultures
Kisses
Alessandra

JP said...

Patti, I am enjoying glimpses of your beautiful decor and making me long to pull out some heirloom pieces of blue and white. Maybe, I should just do a tablescape to solve see my hidden gems again!
JP

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

Love your pretty blue and white kitchen decor.
Thanks so much for the party!

Jeanette

Ann Huffman said...

Wow, so many great ideas and beautiful vignettes. Love your blue and white! ~Ann
Tarnished Royalty

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for hosting and also thanks for your visit!!

Hugs,
Deb

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Your kitchen is such an inviting room.. I love the blue and white!
Enjoy your week.. Thank you for sharing.
fondly,
Penny

Victoria Kirton said...

Thank you so much for hosting a great party and featuring my French beauty!

Deanies Stash said...

Thank you for hosting. I think my favorite is the bread plate, too. Your kitchen looks beautiful.

Hugs, Dianne

Sarah said...

Paula, you are so right! Blue and white pairs with anything. You have some lovely pieces and your kitchen is charming. Thanks for hosting!

Muscetta said...

Thanks you for the party. Have a great week. Tina

Palomasea said...

Paula, you have a beautiful kitchen...and yes, eclectic and personal leaves such a special feeling.
So lovely...
Hugs to you and Patti!
xoxo,
- Irina

Einhart said...

One of these falls off the wall... elephantwalldecal.blogspot.com

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