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3 Best Places to Find Blue and White Chinoiserie

  Y'all know that I love blue and white porcelain, but I have to tell you that my best pieces did not come from a retail store. Shocked? I'm not saying that you can't find good pieces at retail stores. I'm saying that you can find REALLY NICE pieces at other places. Let me tell you about three places where you can find the best blue and white porcelain. #1 The Thrift Store If you know anything about me, you should have known that I was going to say that the thrift store was one of the best places to find blue and white porcelain. I've found so many great pieces at Goodwill and other out of the way thrift stores. When I see a blue and white ginger jar at a thrift store, I'm in disbelief at how it ended up there. Who would give that away? What's going on in their life that they no longer have love for this ginger jar? Earth to Caron! Come in, Caron! Where was I? Oh, yeah. Ginger jar at thrift store. Yes. I spy with my little eye something blue and white on a

Decorating a Table With Blue and White Porcelain / Blue Willow Tea Party

  I accepted a challenge from a fellow YouTuber who asked that I pull out some of my blue and white chinoiserie and decorate a tablescape. I'm a big collector of blue and white porcelain, so I was definitely up for this challenge! What Is A Vignette? I decided to create a vignette on my kitchen counter. What's a vignette?  In home decor, a vignette refers to a small area staged to create a theme. That's the best way I can describe it. It could be in the corner of a room, in the entryway, on a table. You get the picture. I knew exactly which blue and white pieces I was going to use. Well, I knew that I was going to incorporate one piece in particular--my Blue Willow teapot. From there, I would have to search my stash to see what I could find. I envisioned a Blue Willow tea party theme. What You Need For A Blue Willow Tea Party Here's what I used: Blue Willow tea pot - thrifted Blue Willow mug - thrifted Blue Willow saucers - thrifted White wood

How to Decorate With Blue and White Decor

I don't know when my obsession with blue and white porcelain began, but let me tell you, I got it bad!  I think that a large blue and white ginger jar can brighten any decor. My eyes are immediately drawn to blue and white home accessories whenever I enter a thrift shop or regular retail store.  I will admit that there are periods when I will put myself on time-out and just abstain from making any purchases. I have to. Otherwise, I'd be broke!  Best Place to Find Blue and White Pieces But I've had a few good runs. First of all, the thrift store is the best place to score quality pieces at really good prices. But it's hit or miss. You might not find anything on your first trip, so you will have to constantly be on the lookout! The teapot below was a thrift find which I used in a recent kitchen counter vignette. Other Places to Shop  Of course, you can always find blue and white porcelain pieces at retail stores, like Marshall's, Ross, and Hobby Lobby. I found several