A little of this, a little of that. Elizabeth Floyd, Toile de Jouy, Blue and White and More…Weekend Meanderings.
Good morning friends! It is time for Weekend Meanderings, I am joining my friends Kim and Juliet to share a few of the things that have caught our attention this week. Speaking of which I hope that you had a good week. Happy Orthodox Easter to you if you are celebrating this Sunday.
Blue and white is a classic combination and one of my favorites to wear and to decorate with. Here are a few blue and white things that I had my eye on this week.
Elizabeth Floyd, a former architect Elizabeth left her job at the age of 35 to pursue her dream of becoming an artist. While there are many of her paintings that I would love to own(everyone in her current exhibition) at this point they are not in my budget. I was lucky enough this week to buy one of her small watercolor paintings(shown above). There are still a few left if you are a blue and white fan.
I discovered Mark D.Sikes way back in 2015 when in addition to his fabulous blue and white frocks he was a blogger. Did you follow him way back then? He has since gone on to write two books, and enjoy an illustrious career as an interior designer. Last week Kim shared a few of her favorites from Marks’ new collection for Anthropologie and after taking a look at her picks I bought this vase. I think it will be a great for my summer tables, to use on my porch filled with flowers or branches or just alone.
If you would like the Mark D. Sikes look for less this Gap dinnerware is great.
I love toile de jouy and want to incorporate a little bit of it on the new house, blue and white of course. In the last house I had a beautiful black and white toile room complete with a bed crown and curtains that draped over the bed. This time I will be adding it to the guest bath and I am thinking of this wallpaper. If not there then in the master bedroom and only for the dust ruffle and shams. Right now I am concentrating on the kitchen/laundry room/Carolina room. That is a big project and is supposed to start in late June. I will fill you in on the details soon.
Blue & White Books
Is your mom a blue and white lover? Blue & White and Other Stories by William Yeoward or A Passion for Blue and White would make excellent Mother’s Day Gifts.
A Passion for Blue and White by Carolyne Roehm
Summer Blue & White Fashion From Pinterest
Way back in June 2015 I wrote the post Summer Blue & White Fashion From Pinterest. Since then it has had over 300,000 impressions. 21,900 in this month alone. Just a reminder that classic styles are timeless, a blue blazer and white jeans can be dressed up or down with the addition of wedge sandals, and jewelry.
One more for the road
Blue and white is also a favorite of fellow blogger Tina of The Enchanted Home and you can peruse years and years of blog post filled to the brim with blue and white porcelain and decor. You can also add a touch of it to your house by shopping her store.
Pin Me for Later
In case you missed it.
On the blog this week, I shared 10 dresses from Target Under $35.00! Yes, $35.00 and they are not only beautiful but they are comfortable.
Then yesterday on the blog I shared my Friday Favorites post, delicious recipes, beautiful block print napkins and tableware as well as some fabulous books that you are going to want to add to your besides table or beach bag to read this summer.
I hope that you enjoy Weekend Meanderings. Thank you for spending part of your day with me! Don’t forget to stop by and see what Juliet and Kim are up too! The links are below.
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