Blue & White Gingham LOVE
For some reason, the onset of spring makes me yearn for gingham.  Checked gingham is such an innocent, fresh fabric pattern.  Which is probably why we frequently see it in nurseries.  I have Baby Boy’s nursery decked out in Pottery Barn Kids gingham.  I always stop at a display of gingham shirts.  Gingham ribbon makes my heart skip a beat.  What is it about gingham??!
In honor of today’s Blue & White Bash at The Pink Pagoda, I’m going to explore some blue & white gingham in fashion as well as home decor.  Let’s dive in!
Starting with home decor:

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Adorable children’s room with gingham wall covering.

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Another example of blue & white gingham wall coverings… with a nautical twist.  I mean, who doesn’t love a whale with gingham?!

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A pretty little gingham window seat paired with blue & white porcelain is perfection!

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Just a splash of buffalo check gingham on a pillow or chair keeps things mature.

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I think it’s kind of daring to use gingham in this eclectic living room… and I think it works.  Do you?

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Beautiful vignette.  Though I’d rather see the chair upholstered in the fabric, not slipcovered.

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I don’t know that I would ever think to choose a gingham sofa, but I like it!

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This room is so sweet!

Gingham doesn’t just have to be used in home decor fabrics.  It is a classic fabric for clothing.  I always see adorable gingham shirts but never know how to wear them.  Let’s get some ideas!

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Under a sweater, paired with a pencil skirt, a gingham shirt is vibrant and still sophisticated.

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A statement necklace and bright sweater looks adorable!

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Paired with a neutral skirt and pearls, this look is great for business casual.

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I can’t say that I would have ever thought to pair a gingham shirt with animal print, but it’s so funky and fun!

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So “Paul Bunyan”!

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Gingham shirts work well with coffee.

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The shirt is a classic with some bright shorts and cute sandals.

 

Okay – I’m ready to decorate and dress in head to toe gingham!  When you see this person walking down the street…

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…it will be me!  In the meantime, I’m heading over to The Pink Pagoda to take in all the blue & white eye candy today!  Be sure to check it out!

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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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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!

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