This past week has brought days of crisp weather and a touch of drizzle.  As much as I have resisted (denied!) the retreat of summer, I’m starting to welcome fall.  I’ve pulled my favorite comfy cardigan out of the closet, and I’ve found myself brewing a few cups of tea.  Yes, fall seems to be creeping in whether I like it or not!

I found this beautiful tablescape at Stone Gable Blog.  If we’re headed into fall, we might as well celebrate in beauty, right?

via Stone Gable Blog


Blue and white porcelain happens to look amazing with fall colors (what does it not look fabulous with?!).

If you’re inclined to set a pretty fall tea table, you can get the look at Pursuing Vintage!

Blue & White Tea


Each of these beautiful blue & white pieces is available in the Pursuing Vintage Shop!  Go ahead and get that fall tablescape ready!








I went to the DC Design House last week – oh what an amazing place!  Every room was beautiful.  Every space was executed with such thought and consideration for beauty.  I have my favorite rooms, of course.  And a few that just didn’t resonate with me.  But I left the house with design on the mind, and even had sweet dreams about fabric swatches and furniture that night!  (Not joking.)

DC Design House


Today for The Pink Pagoda’s Blue & White Bash, I wanted to share some of my photos from the Design House with you – featuring blue & white, of course.

Disclaimer: I wasn’t sure if I could bring my camera (being a Design House novice), and so I didn’t.  And, of course, my cell phone is lacking in memory space, so I was only able to snap a few shots.  Ughh.  Live and learn.

My favorite room was the dining room.  Look at this table.  Check out the use of blue & white!  And can you see the green malachite Parson’s table back there?  That was one of a pair – stunning!  I also like the contrast of the light chairs with the dark wood table.


There was a beautiful display of blue & white porcelain in the window of the dining room.


(This was just the right half of the collection!  The left half was just as beautiful.)

Every bedroom should have a bar.  And a blue & white garden stool.


Such a great vignette, right?

It’s not blue & white, but I do “have a thing” for lucite.


Hello, my love!

Can you even imagine?  There were two of these chairs in the living room.  A beautiful neutral room mixed with antiques and some modern elements.  For me, these chairs were the stars of the room.  Just amazing.

So, there you have it.  My few photos from the DC Design House.  It is open through May 11th (what a terrific way to spend Mother’s Day!).  The event raises money for The Children’s National Health System.  Design and charity all in one – it can’t get much better.  Go, check it out, and be inspired!  (And don’t forget your camera!).

Take a peek at all the other blue & white inspired posts today at The Pink Pagoda!


PS: Don’t forget to check out the Pursuing Vintage Shop and Pursuing Vintage at Hunters Alley!



Vintage Blue & White Jewelry

I’m linking up today at The Pink Pagoda’s Blue & White Bash, and after the Oscars last night, I’m still dazzled by all the bling on the red carpet.  I thought I’d visit 1stdibs and search out some amazing vintage blue & white jewelry.  A girl can dream, right?


This french brooch & earrings set is embellished with sapphires and diamonds.  The floral motif is tres chic!


I could wear this 1920’s platinum and diamond bracelet to take my kids to preschool.  It would really dress up my jeans!


Every girl needs a fabulous cocktail ring! This 1960’s gold and lapis lazuli ring could be it!


How fun is this sapphire and diamond parrot brooch from the 1940’s?


The triangular shape of this platinum deco diamond ring is unique.


This aquamarine and diamond cocktail ring from the 70’s is a statement piece!


These frosted crystal and diamond flower earrings from the 1950’s are adorable.


The setting on this 1935 Burmese sapphire and diamond ring makes me swoon.


This 1910 sapphire and diamond ring is so feminine and pretty.


Every woman looks great in Tiffany!  This 1920’s sapphire and diamond ring is no exception.


If you’re a Downton Abbey fan, you’ll need to get this Georgian tiara.  It’s the one worn by Lady Mary when she married Matthew!  It’s only $211,250!


See anything you like?  I’ll take one of each, please!  You can see these pieces of jewelry and others on my Bling! Pinterest board.

Be sure to check out the other fabulous Blue & White Bash posts at The Pink Pagoda today!