11.08.2012

Blue & White plus Ironstone

When I took the blue and white plates out of the sun room for fall and winter I started thinking about where I could use them instead of just sticking them in storage. This is what I came up with. You can look here if you want to see the old fall look.




I added them to each side of the corbels.

I also added the blue and white happiness jars to the top of the hutch.
Also thought I would try the doors closed on the hutch for awhile. Less dust.


While we are in the dining room I thought I would show you me latest vintage ironstone piece.
She is far from perfect. She is incredibly flawed.
She has even had a fracture in the hip area at some time in her life and someone repaired her.
All those imperfections just makes her better in my eyes. I bought her when we were on the plane to Boston last month. Nothing like shopping on line when you are bored.


I also made some fall decor changes after Halloween. I decided to take the old "Mule" tool caddie out and brought the dough bowl back in. I filled it with my dried hydrangeas and cotton bolls and then added a couple of squirrels all on top of a vintage grain sack.

I don't know why I find squirrels cute. They love to chew on our house when we have oodles of trees for them to enjoy.


Until next time this look will do. I am already playing with a Thanksgiving table setting even though
I don't host it this year. I have to play, right?

Be sure and come back tomorrow for the "My Favorite Room" guest post series.


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52 comments:

  1. Kim what pretty blue plates! They work great in that room! I love your cabinet and how it is displayed with all of your ironstone.That one that is full of rich patina is my favorite!
    xx
    Anne

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  2. Be still my heart! Beautiful post. Great way to start my day. Just put you on my Blog Roll so my friends will find you.

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  3. Love the blue and white and the doors closed. With the doors closed the detail pops.

    I "need" a vintage grain sack for the farmhouse table.

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  4. Your style is VERY similar to mine! Would you believe that I even have six floral prints hanging in gold frames in my dining room? I have an important question though. Would you mind sharing the paint color you used on the walls in your dining room? And the white you painted the molding too? Thank you so much. Your house is BEAUTIFUL!

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  5. I never tire of the blue and white combination, and yours looks so pretty in your dining room. All your white ironstone looks stunning against the blue background!
    Mary Alice

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  6. I adore these buttercup yellow chairs..gorgeous!
    Bec x

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  7. Your china is beautiful, Kim. I certainly miss having a hutch to play around with since we downsized.

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  8. You know I love those squirrels. Ours have chewed a hole in the side of the house and are nesting in the attic now. If there are babies up there then I guess we will have guests for the winter! Once we evict them I'm putting squirrels houses everywhere, there are some pretty cute ones at KMart.

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  9. Your dining room is so beautiful. I love blue and white dishes and they look perfect hanging there. Also, your new ironstone find is a beauty, flaws and all.

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  10. I had to pin the picture of those shelves so I remember to paint mine! Love the ironstone!

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  11. Kim, this is a favorite look for me. I like the softness of this room......think I could spend hours here.........your ironstone looks so pretty all grouped together. Can't wait to see the table set for Thanksgiving, even if no one will eat off of it. LOL

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  12. I always come away from your blog with an idea or two that I have stolen! LOL!

    xo

    Andie

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  13. I do believe this is my favorite of all you hutch looks. The current paint colors, the contents and the blue & white...I just love this room! Your little squirrel is adorable too!
    Cindy

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  14. So beautiful! The blue and white plates look gorgeous paired with all the ironstone in your hutch! Love the hydrangeas in your dough bowl too!
    ~Des

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  15. Beautiful combination Kim. I love Blue, yellow and whites. Love your collection of ironstone too.

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  16. The squirrels chew on our house too! It was frustrating after we painted the whole house to find chew spots! The blue and white dishes look fantastic in your dining room - loving your ironstone collection too. I hope you have a blessed day,
    Kathy

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  17. Great post Kim! You know how I love blue and white.
    Your beautiful squirrel has made me smile :o) he's gorgeous.
    ROse H
    x

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  18. So pretty Kim!
    I love that cabinet~~~seriously stunning :))

    Have a blessed day,
    Kay Ellen

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  19. Kim, you always do such a nice job. Absolutely beautiful!
    ~Audra

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  20. The blue is so fresh and beautiful, Kim! Love how it pulls the color from the hydrangea, too! And I'm with you...I could care less if a piece is perfect...

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  21. This makes me want to fluff and rearrange the stuff in my own dining room.

    Your new ironstone piece has such character. Most folks think repairs and flaws are a bad thing ... not us. It add character and a personality to a piece and makes it even more special, I think. I'm glad you think so, too.

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  22. love the blue and white Kim. you encourage me to display a gravy boat that belonged to my mother that a cat I used to have, being playful knocked it off a shelf and I had to repair it...I always have hidden it behind others....

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  23. The squirrels chew on your house?!??!!! I didn't know they would do that! I'm going to have to pay closer attention to what's going on outside!!! Your dining room is beautiful, and I like the idea of adding your dishes to the decor instead of storing them away out of sight and out of mind. Very pretty! Congratulations on your new ironstone piece, too. As an imperfect old gal myself with fractures and blemishes from a life well-lived, I can relate to being loved despite! :-) Have a good weekend!

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  24. I love the plate arch and the corbels.

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  25. Kim, I love the blue and white with your ironstone pieces! Your new piece of ironstone is perfect...the flaws only add character. Your centerpiece is great, as well. Love it!

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  26. I bought some dried hydrangeas in Michigan and I haven't used them anywhere yet...I love yours in the bread bowl, although my bread bowl may be too narrow to copy your idea. So cute how you gave that gravy pitcher such personality!

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  27. Hi Kim,
    The blue & white looks perfect in the dining room, especially with your chairs. Love the new piece to your collection, such a lovely shape!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  28. very pretty! love the blue with the mustard/yellow color!

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  29. I'm envious of all of it! Especially the charming squirrels and your gorgeous redone chandelier. Some day I'm going to hire you to come live at this old house for a weekd for an overhaul!...lol...

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  30. I don't like live squirrels but that one of yours that reappears here is a darling.

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  31. Kim, I love your dining room...especially the hutch featuring your collection of beautiful ironstone. You always do such a wonderful job decorating!
    Can't wait to see your Thanksgiving table....go ahead and play!
    Thank you for leaving a sweet note on my blog...so nice to hear from you!

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  32. Love, love the blue plates on the wall...goes so nicely with the color of the backdrop of the hutch...You are the queen of "presto chango"...always refreshening a room and making it so beautiful!!...Cute squirrels Kim...but I am cursing mine that are running in the gutters trying to find a way out...

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  33. Your china is just gorgeous. It looks beautiful how you have it displayed. Love your hutch too.

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  34. Kim, I am in love with that hutch! It is amazing! And the ironstone's imperfections make it perfect:) We have the same chandelier, except I have the smaller version and the sconce too. Lovely post!

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  35. Your blue and white dishes look perfect in there. Love that XL dough bowl as a center piece too. Just fyi, went to the doc today and got some highly needed fluids and meds to try to get me better. On a strict diet and rest right now.

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  36. It looks great, Kim. I really love how your hutch makes the pieces in it just pop. It is gorgeous.

    I love squirrels, too, and even feed the little suckers out with the birds! xo Diana

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  37. Pretty changes, Kim. Just right for a leisurely Thanksgiving meal. :) It will never cease to amaze me how dust still gets in china cabinets even with the doors closed!

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  38. Hi Kim.....your creativeness amazes me....love the use of the cotton balls...Hope your sister is doing well and that it's nothing serious.....Sue

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  39. Kim this room has reached the pinnacle of lovliness! I am such a huge fan of blue and white with soft butter yellows! YOur ironstone collection and blue and white play so well together!!!
    Total southern style... and that.... is my highest compliment!!! LOVE it!

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  40. Kim I just love everything about your dining room. Especially that beautiful blue backdrop on your hutch and the yellow chairs. I hate to tell you this but I'll probably be a copy cat when I finally do my dining room. But I'm sure your dining room will have a completely new look by then. That's what makes your blog (and home) so special!

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  41. LOVE that new ironstone piece... she is perfect in her imperfection!!

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  42. Hi Kim, Oh, your dining room is so beautiful. I love the open doors on your display of white ironstone. The blue & white plates look great too.

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  43. I have missed your dining room! I'm glad you showed us what you are up to. My Thanksgiving table is going to be blue and white with pops of yellow. I'm almost ready to put it together. Happy Friday and have a good weekend! How is Kelly?

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  44. so pretty, Kim! Love the ironstone display! I sell lots of it, but keep only a few pieces here or there. I don't know why! I really really love it!
    It's funny you mention the squirrels- we lived in an older neighborhood a few years ago, and were told that we lived in a "good" area where the squirrels only ate stuff outside. A friend who lived a few blocks away said they lived on the side where the squirrels chewed up attics, siding, roofing, etc! Isn't that crazy? I wonder why??
    I need to get going on my Thanksgiving decos too!

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  45. Kim, EVERYthing is beautiful--but I'm salivating over your chandelier. I've never found one of that style, and I'm always looking--do I have to go online?
    I've been battling issues (big destruction) from the red squirrels, and somehow your little squirrel accents always draw me in too! So where did you get the one with arms up holding an acorn cap like a bowl? That one is just wAy too cute!
    Catherine

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  46. Kim,
    As a huge fan of blue and white, I love what you've done with the plates. I too love squirrels, the little metal guy holding the baby pumpkin is great. Pretty dining room.
    Karen at Garden, Home and Party

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  47. Kim, Your dining room is gorgeous! I love the blue and white ironstone! Have a great weekend!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  48. Kim that hutch is absolutely magnificent. I think you could throw some dirty clothes in there and it would still be breathtaking! Well, maybe not dirty clothes, but it's hard to imagine that you could do anything wrong with that piece. I especially love the blue backing. I'm going to have to give that a try one of these days. I've also developed a huge crush on your dough bowl. What a fantastic piece for decorating. It looks great on your table with the hydrangeas and cotton bolls. You have such an eye for putting things together. Have a great weekend!
    Debbie

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  49. Always gorgeous, Kim! your ironstone collection is really growing and so fabulous! Imperfections just make ironstone that much better, thanks so much for joining in for the party!

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  50. Love the dough bowl filled with hydrangeas & cotton bolls.

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  51. Absolutely lovely. I want a stack of ironstone someday!

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Thanks so much for stopping by. I do appreciate all your lovely comments...Kim

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