In tend to gravitate toward more traditional design, and the classic combination of blue and white is no exception. In particular, I am drawn to blue and white pottery (also known as ginger jars and happiness pots). They are really fun to collect as each piece is unique. Group them together on a table or bookshelf and you have instant elegance and sophistication. They also work well in many different color schemes from black and white, to red, to green.
A real antique ginger jar or happiness pot will set you back big bucks. The good news is there are reproductions all over the place. I have found some of my pieces at thrift stores, and very inexpensively at stores like Homegoods and Ross. Online retailers Ballard Designs and Wisteria also have reproductions of these timeless beauties.
Here is my take on this classic collectible. See below how other designers have incorporated them into their decor.
I am drooling over this outdoor living room. Can you imagine decorating like that outdoors?
I love the photo below because the modern lucite table is such a nice juxtopostion against the traditional blue and white porcelain.
What do you think? Do you decorate with blue and white? With elements of Chinoiserie? I think it is such a fun thing to collect and they don’t have to be matchy matchy to make a statement!
Have a wonderful Monday! xoxo
Linking up to the Blue and White bash over at The Pink Pagoda.