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Blue And White Maybe Likeable

fr1breakfastRemember the old saying, “you’ve come a long way, baby” or are you way too young? Well, I’m living proof that I’ve come a long way to like blue in my home at all. Other than I used to wear a lot of blue, but always found blue decor to be…well I’ll say it…COLD! Stay with me…there might be hope for me to evolve to like “white-white dishes and blue and white dishes, too. I know you are thinking…well, the girl has blue and white dishes. Right, I surely do. And it’s happened suddenly and also rather slowly. These are the ones by Churchill that resemble the Johnson Brothers Blue Willow. And you are right, we are having breakfast in the family room this morning to have a change of view.

fr2breakfast Truthfully, in the past few weeks, I’ve changed my mind about colors. OK, on the table we have crystal glasses and the ever present now…blue and white Churchill. It’s not that I’m trying to drive y’all crazy…it’s still shocking to me. The crystal glasses…tumblers were a gift from my mother and also the stainless flatware. And of course the blue and white came from a grocery store…yes, it really did. The faux violet centerpiece came from Tuesday Morning..I think. The ecru napkins were a gift, too. Do you enjoy using your gifts? I really do as it reminds me of the love of the giver and their thoughtfulness.


The last photo shows you the view in the Federal mirror that hangs above our mantle. Notice the bridge that crosses over the family room. See all that dark woodwork…that’s the reason the walls are yellow…a way to brighten up that space. It’s getting way too late to start that crockpot breakfast casserole that’s been all over Pinterest this past week. fr4breakfast2013 Maybe our breakfast will be simply Eggos, turkey bacon, fruit cup, orange juice, and Starbucks’ latest flavor. Hope you enjoy your day. Thanks for visiting and please let me know if you follow me and I’ll also follow you.


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7 Responses to Blue And White Maybe Likeable

  1. Oh, I love your table set with Blue Willow! I have these dishes too and think they’re just wonderful. My favorite color was always blue in my clothing and once I had a blue and white kitchen! :) Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

    • Shelia, so glad you like the Blue Willow look alike. Do you the dishes by Churchill like mine? Or the Johnson Brothers Blue Willow? It’s hard to tell those patterns apart on first glance. Glad to have you visiting. Thanks, Helen

  2. Morning,
    Like your warm and cozy table for two, and your blue willow dishes…….when I was a very small child I remember my
    mom and grandmother getting cups like those out of some
    sort of product like detergent or I want to say oatmeal, but that doesn’t seem large enough, but know they did that back then in the 50’s. Wish they still did that….that would
    be a fun treat everytime you bought something!! lol

    Enjoyed seeing your fireplace and mantle….mine looks very similiar to yours and I would like to paint it white, so that gave me an idea how it would look. Very nice.

    Have a lovely day,
    Blessings, Nellie

    • Hi Nellie, I’m so happy that you took the time to stop by and leave a note. BTW, I actually have a set of blue and white dishes, that Santa gave me when I was about 5 years old. My mother used to get glasses out of one detergent box decades ago. I’m not sure if you had read the post by me about how my husband and I actually painted our fireplace and mantle after living with an ugly room for 18 years. If you missed it, I think you would enjoy reading this one as my husband and I wrote about the steps we took to get the new look for our home that we really wanted. Please feel free to share it with anyone you know, who possibly is like I was and could not stand our family room.
      Click here: http://www.helensdecor.com/mantle-and-brick-fireplace-makeover/
      Please post any questions you might have on that link. Hope this is helpful to you and your friends and family. We waited far too long to do this. Thanks, Helen

  3. Helen, your blue and white is so pretty! I don’t have it in my home; but, I love to see it displayed. On Pinterest, I’ve seen some great pictures of it being used outside on the patio. It looks so crisp and fresh!

    • Shenita, it’s so great to see your name here again. I surely have missed you. So glad you like the “blue and white” dishes, too. You just gave me an idea without knowing it. Perhaps, I’ll try the dishes on the bistro table at pool side later this summer, when the woods and plants recover from our winter! Thanks for visiting, Helen

  4. lovely table. Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the THursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

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