I will admit that I am basically a collector of blue and white things. If I spot it in a store, I am drawn to it like a magnet.
My mom and I went to Home Goods a couple of days ago and, front and center, there was a display featuring blue and white. On the display was a pair of Ralph Lauren pillows in a blue and white check. I impulsively went to grab them. I hesitated. First of all, I have enough pillows and most of them end up strewn all over the floor. Second, I have enough blue and white check and this particular pattern didn’t match any of them. So, I left them there for someone else to buy.
I didn’t resist blue and white finds altogether, though!
Before Thanksgiving, I spotted some pretty blue & white Johnson Bros plates, also at Home Goods. I thought about getting them to supplement the white ironstone we use everyday. The plates are more of a lunch size, which is perfect for everyday, but there are some meals that need a bit more room!
I talked myself out of them that day, though. I have a lot of plates. More than a lot. I could feed an entire professional football team, including back-ups and those on injured reserve on all of my plates. But many of those are very old and not suitable for regular use (not microwave & dishwasher safe, possible lead in the glaze, etc.) So, those plates stuck in my mind.
When I found eight of them on this most recent shopping trip, I didn’t think twice this time. (It also helped that I had a gift card burning a hole in my purse.)
It’s the Devon Cottage pattern by Johnson Bros. and it’s so pretty.
My other recent blue & white find was these cotton tea towels from Target…
They really aren’t absorbent enough to use as dish towels, but they are great to use as oversized napkins. I have collected eight of them from various trips to Target and I am just smitten with the simple design.
What I love most about collecting a color palette is that I can put together a bunch of things that have been collected over time and they all work.
What color palette do you collect?