Feeling Blue and a Simple Project

I am still putting away Christmas decorations (can you tell I am dragging my feet?) but I have been enjoying putting some BLUE into my decor as some red disappears!  I used to be all about blue, but as I am fickle, it fell out of my favor...
I even sold off all of my blue and white dishes.  (why, oh why?)
But then I discovered these pretty patterns...

Scandinavian Blue Decorating


You can see they aren't exactly alike...but I love the variations I have found from several makers.  I am always on the lookout at the thrift store for pieces that will be fun to use together. I have found platters, bowls, serving pieces...
but I am hoping to find a set of dinner plates one of these days.  
They look great used with my plain white dishes, too.

Scandinavian Blue Decorating

I added the pretty table runner, too...
one of Target's pieces found new at the thrift.

Scandinavian Blue Decorating

I found a set of four pretty quilted placemats, too, 
and used them as accents around the dining room area.

Scandinavian Blue Decorating

The pattern is so lovely...

Scandinavian Blue Decorating

Adding a few blue cookbooks,

Scandinavian Blue Decorating

a little teapot,

Scandinavian Blue Decorating

along with my blue and white dishtowels and apron, add a fresh look to the room!

Scandinavian Blue Decorating

I did a simple project, too!  
We received a wood cheese box full of goodies for Christmas.
You may have one of these around the house, yourself!

Scandinavian Blue Decorating

I gave it a quick coat of paint...

Scandinavian Blue Decorating

and used a vintage French cheese label I had to decorate it.  You can go on Pinterest and type in "vintage cheese labels" and find many pretty labels there.

Scandinavian Blue Decorating

I love the blue-gray color!

Scandinavian Blue Decorating

I'm enjoying finding other blue pieces around the house to use here. too!  
Have you been in the mood for a color change, too?

Until next time...

18 comments

  1. I have some white pottery and I think a touch of blue will be pretty with it! Love your dishes!

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  2. Love, love the blue and white. It is so beautiful!
    xoxo Jo

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  3. I'm dragging my feet too on putting Christmas decorations away! I love the French cheese label and your cute box!

    Happy New Year!

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  4. We are thinking alike. I am putting some blue plaid throw pillows in my family room as I take out the Christmas pillows. Blue and white is one of my favorite color combos.

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  5. I adore blue and white together, it is such a fresh look! My bedroom is blue and white and when the sun shines into this room it is so pretty and makes me feel good!

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    1. Thank you, Brenda! It really is fresh and bright! Your bedroom sounds lovely!

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  6. always love the inspiration you bring. big thank-you for a splash of blue on this gray snowy day! LOVE it all!

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  7. Adorable. I was all about blue when we first got married. The serving bowl looks like our pattern as a matter of fact. I haven't given ours away but get it out and use it in the summer sometimes. You may have just inspired me to give a room a bit of a danish feel. It all looks so pretty. I love that box.

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  8. Blue and white has always been one of my favorite color combinations! That Target runner is absolutely gorgeous. What a perfect touch to go with your new blue and white dishes.

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  9. OMGOSH, Linda. I did the same thing. I had blue and white for YEARS and then I either gave it away or sold it. How I wish I had it back now! I did keep one small 16 piece set of blue and white E that is antique.

    I love the table runner, too. I will be so glad to have a new house to 'play in' come Spring.

    Have a wonderful, wonderful week. xo Diana

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  10. Beautiful Linda! I use blues in my guest room, but have thought about someday using them in my kitchen. I've got gray/green tile on my counter top, though and think I'll have to wait :(

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  11. I love the new color scheme, Linda! You found some pretty pieces, too. Your cheese box is wonderful - I have one that my son actually made in 'wood-shop'! Time to get it out, I think, and give it a label! Thanks for the idea. Hope you have fun finding more blues to play with! xo Karen

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  12. I love all your blue stuff, especially the bowls. I have a bowl buying problem (and a casserole dish buying problem, as well.) I can't seem to stop buying them!

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  13. Blue and white add a nice fresh feel after all the Christmas has been packed away. And with the cold temps, blue and white are fitting! Love your vintage finds and the cheese box makeover, too!

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  14. I love seeing all of your blue. Great job on your cheese box makeover.

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