At the beginning of the month I shared my new piece of art with you, and I’m sure you recall how I was contemplating the placement of said art.  I know you were very worried about it, and have been waiting on pins and needles (!) but I have figured out where the painting will reside!

Are you ready?

And the winner is…..


Above the fireplace!

Blue & White Living Room / Pursuing Vintage

Once my husband was able to help me hang the art up on the wall (as opposed to just sitting on the mantel) I knew that I loved it there.

Blue Art / Pursuing Vintage

Please forgive the horrible lighting in these photos – I tried to photograph the room on the dreariest day of the year!

Blue and white mantel / Pursuing Vintage

I’m very pleased with the painting, and how it looks with my growing blue & white collection!  (Now to figure out what to do about those sconces… replace, keep, move them further in, or do away with completely?).

Be sure to check in with me next week as I share a project using Velvet Finishes paint… here’s a sneak peek!

Makeover Madness Blog Hop / Velvet Finishes Paint

Have a wonderful weekend!

Signature Kristen    PV Shop Button



Not that I never need an excuse to shop – but Paige from The Pink Clutch gave me the perfect excuse to head out thrifting for a fun Vintage Swap.  I signed up to go out and shop for a fellow vintage-enthusiast, Paige paired us up, and we shipped out our vintage surprises to our partners.  Can I just say HOW FUN this was?!

I was paired up with a fellow blogger with amazing style and a great eye for design: Shelly from ConfettiStyle.  Please check out her blog – you will seriously fall in love!

I was so excited to receive this box in the mail – I knew it would be something great!

Vintage Swap

Can you stand the suspense??!

Hobnail milkglass bowl from ConfettiStyle

How gorgeous is this hobnail milkglass bowl?  I was literally just talking about hobnail and how much I love it!  I am in love with the feet on this bowl, and the scallped edge.   I know I can find uses for it throughout the year.  Right now, it was screaming for some hydrangeas!

hobnail milkglass bowl from confettistyle

I wanted to keep this beautiful bowl in the center of my table where I can enjoy it daily.  I arranged some fern leaves and a mix of our hydrangeas in the bowl.  It is so sweet – it brings a smile to my face!

Thank you, Shelly, for this gorgeous bowl!  I will enjoy it for many years to come, and will always remember this fun experience!

Head over to ConfettiStyle to see which of these made it’s way to Shelly from Pursuing Vintage.

blue and white vintage goodies from Pursuing Vintage

And don’t forget to check out The Pink Clutch to see the other fun Vintage Swap participants!


We’ve had about four warm-ish days here in Virginia, and that’s enough to convince me (wishin’ and hopin’) that spring is finally trying to peek through that hot mess of a winter.  It has me thinking all about blue and white porcelain, and how pretty it all is, especially when used to hold flowers and greenery.

Here are a few pieces I have in my home right now:

Blue & White Porcelain Ginger Jar with Tulips // Pursuing Vintage

Coffee Table Styling with Blue & White // Pursuing Vintage

Blue & White Porcelain with Greenery // Pursuing Vintage

Blue & White Porcelain with Jade Plant // Pursuing Vintage

Here is some additional inspiration from the Ah-mazing blogs The Pink Pagoda, and The Inspired Room:

Blue and white vase with pink and white flowers

via The Inspired Room


Blue & white koi vase with flowers

via The Pink Pagoda


Blue and white tea cup collection with succulents

via The Inspired Room


via The Pink Pagoda


If you’re looking for some terrific blue and white porcelain, The Pursuing Vintage Shop has a great selection of pieces.  Here are a few of my favorites:

Blue  White Porcelain Available at

You might also like to follow along with my Pinterest board Blue & White Porcelain.

Have a terrific weekend, and let’s keep our fingers crossed for spring!