Sunday, February 1, 2015

Blue and White in the Hutch

This was our every day wedding china.

It is Denmark by Franciscan. 
Johnson Brothers makes it now. 
In 31 years of marriage we have broken all of the salad plates and all of the cereal bowls.
I broke the last cereal bowl not that long ago.

I pulled it out a few weeks ago when we got the Paong Chair from IKEA and put it in the sunroom.

Since the chair is Swedish I thought this china should be the focal point of the dish dresser. Not the same country but the same region of the world. 

The older or antique pieces came from my grandmother.

Similar patterns to this one have been made in Copenhagen, Denmark since the late 1700s.
 Europeans were smitten with the blue and white china created in China. 
Many of us are still smitten with blue and white.
Are you?
I fall in and out of love with it.
My grandmother had Blue Willow.

My mother had Blue Onion.

The Denmark pattern is my favorite.  

I tucked two pieces into my little brass bird cage.

It feels so fresh and pretty.

I have one more change to show you in here. 

Enjoy the Super Bowl.  
Are you going to watch or will you be reading blogs?
I will probably catch up on my crime shows.
When we had Dallas Cowboy day at school a few weeks ago, I wore blue but didn't have a jersey. 
We happen to be reviewing the star shape at the same time. I mentioned that I didn't have a star on my shirt like everyone else. 
One of my little darlings said, "Cause your not a football fan."
I said, "You've got that right."
How did he know?
Have fun and don't eat too much. 
Linking with,
Between Naps on the Porch 
A Stroll Thru Life 
Savvy Southern Style


  1. I love that china. I have material that would go perfect with that. Actually it was my friend's curtains. I loved it so much but haven't done anything with it yet. It has china on the fabric.
    Is the Ikea chair comfortable. It's o funny because our sofas look alike. We have the odd recliner but it is so comfy and kinda broken. I just wondered if the Ikea chair is comfy for a big guy. I love how their furniture just fits with all styles.

  2. That china is beautiful in the hutch. Your sunroom is just so pretty...I'm totally jealous. :)

    No football for me because my husband is out of town. Otherwise I'd watch with him and enjoy the snacks.

  3. Hi Katie,
    Love your pretty hutch and china. So gorgeous love the blue and white. We will watch the super bowl even though Terry's beloved Bears are not playing. I like to watch for the cute commercials. We are getting a blizzard here outside of Chicago today. 14 inches of snow and it is still coming down. Trying to stay warm.

  4. Beautiful dishes!! I just love blue and white dishes!!
    I also love your hutch!!


  5. Oh such a pretty focal point. Love the blue and white and love the new chair and pillow.

  6. Katie, your hutch looks wonderful and I really love all blue and white. I spied a little birdie pillow there two and love that! I have a few pieces of each from my mom and flea markets. Jerry will be watching the game. I told him to call me when the commercials come on! I will divide my time up between Valentine's Day stuff and the computer. Downton Abbey will be taping in the other room!!..Happy Sunday..Judy

  7. I love the blue and white dishes and never tire of them. Your hutch looks lovely with the dishes. I did our china hutch using my Currier and Ives collection. All your dishes are beautiful!

  8. Your dishes are beautiful, Katie! I've admired them on many of the Scandinavian blogs I've visited. I love blue and white and I've had it on display in our home for 30 year and haven't tired of it yet!

    I'm not much of a sports fan either. :o)

  9. I have always loved blue and white and your dishes are so pretty! You have arranged it all beautifully. I especially love the soft, feminine patterns on your teapots!

  10. Love the china in the hutch, very fresh and pretty!! Always loved that pattern. I've been smitten with blue and white since a teen and never tire of it......

  11. I am a huge fan of blue! Your dishes and how you have them arranged are beautiful. How special that you have some from your Grandmother.

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