Monday, July 25, 2022

Blue and White In The Garden Room

Hi, Friends,
How are you? I hope you are doing well. 
Thank you all for your kind words concerning the loss of our sweet Dixie. We will miss her. 

We're still in the midst of a major heat event here in Texas. It is awful. It's discouraging to think we could have at least five more weeks of this. 

Let's cheer things up with a garden room post. We love the garden room. 
I brought out some blue and white decor in order to cool things off inside the house. Yellow had been my spring color this year but it's just too hot for yellow. My mother collected blue and white for my grandmother so a lot of my pieces belonged to my grandmother. My penchant for collecting comes from my mom. Of course, I've added to the collection over the years and some of my pieces came from my dad's side of the family as well. Blue and white is a classic scheme. 
I didn't overload the kitchen with it, so there was some of it left over. Once a flow blue platter was placed in the hutch, I was sold on the scheme in the garden room as well. 

Green goes well with a touch of blue. 

The hutch holds most of my garden, bird, and decor books.  Blue and white accessories are nestled within. 

The pitcher is reportedly Mary Gregory glass but I don't have enough experience to know if it is authentic or reproduction. Either way, it is stunning. 

I just noticed my roses have faded but I don't care. They are still beautiful. The print came from a book printed during the 1920s. 

I went upstairs to grab some pillow covers and a few quilts and coverlets even though we don't need them in this heat.

White couches are my favorite because they can be transformed just by switching out pillow covers. These floral pillows were from IKEA a few years ago. They have a 90's big floral feel. A friend's mom made the other one. 

I scored a blue and white quilt last Friday at an estate sale. I was thrilled. 
It's fairly worn but it's lovely. It's so soft. Washing it was a risk but it was one that I was willing to take. 
My machine is low water usage without a lot of agitation so excess water doesn't damage the fibers as much. 

Dog hair can get in the strangest nooks and crannies so I took the opportunity to clean as I styled. 
Dixie was a short hair dog but she shed as much as our Border Collie. 

A neutered stray has started coming around more lately since Dixie is not here to scare her off. 

She will let me sit on the other side of the glass but I can't get near her. I've offered food and water. Shortly after I did, I saw her hop over the fence with a tail of something hanging out of her mouth. Caroline plays and nuzzles through the glass. It's one of the craziest things. 

The chest on my side of the sofa came from my great grandparents. It was part of their wedding suite. 
It's new to me from my step mother's house. 

A pitcher and a creamer bring the color around the room. 

I moved the pie safe into this room after putting the painted desk in the kitchen. 
Rabbit wire inserts were replaced with these metal cloverleaf sheeting panels. I spray painted them gold. These doors aren't in great shape so I'm not sure they would stand up to the weight of glass. I'd love glass but screening the interior means that it doesn't have to stay as neat and tidy. 

The weird device on the wall is the mini split. It's an air conditioner but it's also a heater. It keeps this room comfortable all year long. 

My flower frogs are corralled in a flow blue vegetable bowl. 

That's all for now.  I'm enjoying this fresh color scheme. 
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed a look at the garden room. 
Stay cool. 


  1. It may be hot where you are, but that garden room is cool as a cucumber! Love the blue and white.

  2. Hi Katie, I love the pretty room. All your cute decorating things. The chair in the corner is where I would sit. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  3. You have so many beautiful blue and white pieces. That quilt is amazing and you have it displayed so no wear shows. Love that room; it's so cozy and comfortable. We're supposed to see rain and a cool down this week, so maybe it will head your direction!