March 1, 2016

Blue and White in the Kitchen

Spring is still a long way off here in Michigan.  But I've been in a mood for all my blue and white lately.  It adds freshness everywhere I put it!

Our kitchen is open to our whole main living area so I like to keep it as coordinated and 'dressy' as possible.
Nothing big has changed in our kitchen lately.  We were planning on doing a travertine back splash but have run into problems. Underneath the temporary bead board we put up is a corian back splash and maybe I would just leave it but it stops where the microwave used to be. And it goes under the wall cabinets. So tearing it out is going to be difficult. So, for the time being, we're doing nothing.

I have a set of Spode spice jars that I love.  I haven't had a great place to put them so I got this little shelf at HomeGoods and we put it up.  I'm thinking about painting the back splash as long as I'm stuck. Blue?

This wall always bugs me.  It's kind of a focal point and I'm never happy with what I put here. But I'm thinking I like my "Ode to Charles Faudree!"
I found this little stand at HomeGoods and grabbed it.  I love it but now I'm not really sure what to do with it. I'm hoping to find a better spot where it can really shine.  I think it's so cute!

After I painted our window shutters brown in the living room, our white doors looked out of place. This door to our basement was my test door and I think it flows better with the style I'm heading towards. So, I see some door painting in my future!
I'll be back soon with some more updates all around the house!

love and blessings~
"Behold, I will set your stones in turquoise, and your foundations I will lay in sapphires. I will make your summits of rubies and your gates of crystal, and your entire wall of precious stones."

30 comments:

  1. Lynda, your kitchen is beautiful! The blue and white pieces look perfectly at home there.

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    1. Lynda, I am a big fan of blue/white and I love what you are doing with your kitchen! The Faudree inspired wall is perfect! I think painting your backsplash blue would look fabulous and would be a great accent. Have a beautiful first day of March! Blessings, Pam @ Everyday Living

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    2. Thank you, Pam! Hope you have a great day too! We are in the middle of snow storm. March is coming in like a lion!

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    3. I just love it all, Lynda! The blue and white is just beautiful and you do have such a pretty kitchen! Hope you're doing well.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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    4. Thank you, Shelia! blessings and love to you!

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  2. I just love blue & white every time I see it, but have none in my decor. Zilch. Nada. Zip. I think that wall looks great now, Lynda. I noticed it in the distance in the 2nd photo - it definitely caught my eye. And I love how you said you love the stand you bought at HG but wasn't sure what to do with it, lol! Reminds me of when my sisters & I go antiquing sometimes and see something really unusual. "I love it, what is it?" :) Happy March in Michigan - still cold, I'm sure, so there's still time to get a lot of things done indoors - like doors!
    Rita

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    1. Hey Rita! I'm surprised that with all of your treasures, you don't have any blue and white! You have so many things that I love. We had a blizzard yesterday - hiway closed, people stuck, - all the perks! I canceled my day ad stayed at home and sewed. And soon I'll have to get started on those doors! ;)
      Hope you have a great day! love and blessings~

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  3. Love your blue and white, I am so drawn to blue and white yet I own none. I need to start collecting it. Thanks for sharing your lovely pieces in the kitchen.

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    1. Thank you, Judy! Most of mine is reproduction that I've found at HomeGoods ad HobbyLobby. Very inexpensive! I hope you find some fun pieces soon!
      love and blessings~

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  4. Your "ode to Charles Faudree" is beautiful. He would approve.

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  5. Blue&white people are my Sisters! Love your space and all your blues sprinkled through out---can't have too much blue&white. Thanks for the tour, Sandi

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    1. Thank you, Sandi! I'm an only child so I would welcome blue&white sisters! lol
      love and blessings~

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  6. Blue and white in a kitchen is always a winner and you hit a home run! Just beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! I didn't use it for a while and then missed it.

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  7. Lovely!

    I've brought in some blue and white for spring too! It is so fresh and pretty!

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    1. Thank you, Deanna! It's such a classic look!

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  8. I absolutely adore blue and white and love how it looks in your kitchen. Thank you ever so much for linking up at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Your presence adds such a ray of sunshine!

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  9. I have chose blue and white for my spring colors. You have yours decorated so beautiful. I love the little stand and I think it looks great where it is.

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    1. Thanks so much, Susan! I hope Spring comes soon!

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  10. You have a beautiful collection of blue and white porcelain, and have it displayed so pretty.

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting and commenting!

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  11. So beautiful! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the features at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party! http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2016/03/anything-blue-friday-week-104.html Have a lovely weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Thank you, Kathryn! I love your Blue Fridays because I have blue in every room! ;)

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    1. Thank you so much and thanks for visiting!

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  13. Re: the beadboard backsplash...We gutted our kitchen last year, replacing Oak cabinets with beautiful custom painted"Bisque' an off white color. We tore out the tile backsplash and our woodworker put up tongue and groove headboard backsplashes. We had paint custom matched to the cabinets and painted it. It truly looks beautiful...and this was a very pricey kitchen, so I vote for keeping and painting your backsplash to match cabinets. It is very clean and flowing. ( I used to work as a designer) Love the blue and white round butter dish. Your cute little stand would be pretty with a plain pot and green plant to make it pop.

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    1. Thank you so much for the great suggestions and thanks for visiting! I truly appreciate it! :)
      love and blessings~

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