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Hello lovely friends, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! It is the third Monday of the month which always means Monday Morning Blooms with my flower loving friends. We are missing Lidy today, but she will be back the first Monday of June. With the pleasant weather, please join me in the garden for blue & white…my garden’s delight!
Our common theme for this edition of Monday Morning Blooms is blue and white transferware with a hint of red. With the backdrop of the green garden, blue and white has a clean and crisp look that is always timeless!
The week after Mother’s Day proved to be rather difficult in locating flowers locally. My oak leaf hydrangea is in full bloom, so it was a natural choice for the arrangement. I added yellow and red alstroemeria with yellow pom poms for a loose arrangement, rather than compactly arranged.
A white cutwork tablecloth covers a dark blue and white under cloth. Johnson Brothers “willow” dinner plates, cups, and saucers are mixed with salad plates that have a bright yellow band. I love pairing blue and white with so many colors, but yellow is my favorite combination! The willow dinnerware is at least forty years old and has some crazing from using it everyday for years. It is only used on occasion now. Kate Spade classic navy napkins trimmed in white cording add to the chic hammered stainless steel flatware.
The large blue and white pitcher holding the center arrangement has no legible markings. I am guessing it is certainly not an antique, but perhaps vintage. When I saw it at our local antique mall last year, I loved it at first sight!
A pair of cobalt bud vases hold oak leaf hydrangea and “Arizona Sun” blanket flower. This is my first year to plant these and they are such a pretty flower to add to an arrangement. They also make an appearance in the petite arrangements in the cups.
I placed Carolyne Roehm’s book “A Passion For Blue & White” as a base for the centerpiece. If you love blue and white, you would enjoy having this beautiful book to add to your library.
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