Thursday, September 17, 2020

Timeless Blue and White

Coastal Blues - Phoebe Howard

This room by Phoebe Howard remains a favorite of mine, but this is a view of it I had not seen before. It makes a few points beautifully for me. First, that all blues go together well. The robin's egg blue walls are lovely with the blue and white panels and porcelain. Second, how lovely using a collection of blue and white porcelain can be. For those of you who comment that using a grouping of blue and white porcelain like this is trendy, in what universe is Phoebe Howard trendy?

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  1. You know the answer , the whole setting is classic not trendy .

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  2. Classic,timeless,elegant.

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  3. If blue and white is trendy wait for it to go "out" then buy up what others are ditching. It will be back. You just won't see it in Home Goods for a few months. I bought my first pieces 30 years ago. Lucky for me, they were out at the time.

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    1. The market for antiques is soft right now, invest in them, also!

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    2. Sharon - We were both ahead of things!

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    3. Amy - The market in Asian antiques has been so hot that is welcome.

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  4. There are some things that never go out of style, like chinoiserie, toile, and chintz; fashions like your favorite little black dress, a classic navy blazer.

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  5. Trendy? Blue and white is trendy? I've had my collection for decades now. I think it becomes popular at times and at other times is still popular with the diehards like me.

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  6. I love that picture! It embodies the feel and colors I use in my home. It makes my heart sing!💕
    Michelle

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  7. I guess Carolyne Roehme has been trendy since the 1980's.

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  8. I’ve had groupings of blue&white on my mantel the entire 30 years we’ve lived in this house...anchored by a huge Art LeMay watercolor of blue herons. It is classic and makes my heart happy!

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  9. My MIL collected blue and white and got mee addicted! Then there is always the infamous Peacock Room! I love the stories behind the pieces as well as the stories behind finding them. My husband's great grandmother had blue and white china for pete's sake! (Only two pieces survived. They sit on top of my husband's grandmother's chinese style writing desk where she wrote poetry every day. Not a trend for me, but a family history.

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  10. Yes...gorgeous, timeless, classic!

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  11. It is a timeless, clssic look that never went out of style, it just got discovered by a wider populace, became more affordable and all of a sudden it got labled as a trend. To a smaller extent same was true of a leopard print.

    But all that is irrelevant if you love something and don't care who all is doing it. I certainly don't.

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    1. And leopard and Chinoiserie are so good together.

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  12. Timeless; will never look dated. All the elements are elegant and cohesive.

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    1. I agree, I've been collecting blue and white for over thirty yrs. Classic and beautiful.

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  13. I have pieces from my Grandmother, Mother, and ones I have collected. I used them at my wedding, have had friends use them for various occasions, they are the workhorses of Chinoiserie.

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