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Today Jennifer of the Pink Pagoda is hosting The Blue & White Bash (thanks Jennifer!).  If you love blue & white, you’ll want to stop over and check out all of the wonderful eye candy!

I’m using this as an opportunity to try my hand at Polyvore.  I’ve always admired those beautiful collages on other blogs, and thought “why not try it out… with blue and white?”.

I’m obsessed with paisley right now.  I love big paisley, little paisley, and especially, blue and white paisley.  Amazingly, I’ve found that I can clothe my entire body in blue & white paisley, down to my undies.  Of course I wouldn’t wear all of this at once (although that would be a statement… just not one I want to make!).  Take a look at all of this beautiful blue & white paisley!

Blue & White Paisley

Aren’t those pajamas luxurious?  And I love either of those cute dresses.

I found Polyvore fun to use – I’m sure I could spend hours just looking through all of the pretty sets and collections!

What do you think of paisley?  Do you own any?  Do you prefer it on clothing or do you incorporate it into your decor?  I’d love to know if anyone else is passionate for paisley!

Don’t forget to check out the other blue & white inspired posts today at The Pink Pagoda!  If you’re new here today, thanks for stopping by, and I hope you’ll take a look around!

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I’ve been very fortunate lately while pursuing vintage.  I’ve come across a lot of beautiful blue and white porcelain.  Right now my fireplace mantel looks like a foo dog threw up Asian porcelain all over it a blue and white porcelain museum.  Joking aside, I really love all of the pieces I’ve found – and have added a few to my own collection.  I certainly don’t mind fostering the other pieces until they find new homes!

I have two very different pieces to share with you today.

The first is a vintage piece, complete with the red wax export seal and double ring marking on the bottom (dating to perhaps the mid to late 1800’s).  Now, as for what to call it, I’m a bit unsure.  I was told it was a tiffin set (stacking food containers), but it doesn’t have a handle or way to carry it.  Perhaps that part is missing?  Or, it could just be stacking jewelry (etc) boxes.  At this stage, I suppose it doesn’t really matter what it was, but what it will become.  I think it would be beautiful on a vanity or dresser to hold jewelry.  What do you think?

Antique Blue & White Porcelain Stacked Canister

Antique Blue & White Stacked Porcelain

The second is a newer porcelain vase.  Although not vintage, it is a wonderful size at 16″ tall.  The shape is unique, being somewhat of a quatrefoil.  I also like the mix of the floral design with the geometric lines across the bottom.

Tall Blue & White Vase Floral

Tall Floral Blue & White Vase

Both pieces are available in the Pursuing Vintage Shop.  Please contact me if you know the original use of the stacking piece!

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Today I have a beautiful vintage Chinese export blue and white jar to share with you.

Export Blue & White Chinese Figural Ginger Jar

It doesn’t have a lid (with older jars this happens – it becomes more common to find them without the lids) but it is a beautiful vase.  After some online research, I feel this jar is probably from the late 1800’s, but I am certainly not an expert!

Vintage Chinese Export Figural Blue & White Jar

It measures approximately 7″ tall and the base is 7″ in diameter.  It is marked on the bottom with the red wax export seal, meaning this piece was approved by the Chinese government for export.  As you can see from the photo, it is more of a stoneware than a pure porcelain, which further demonstrates that this is an older piece.

Vintage Export Chinese Blue & White Stoneware

It is in really beautiful condition.

Chinese Export Blue & White Figural Jar Close up

Do you have a spot for it in your home?  If so, you can find it in the Pursuing Vintage Shop.

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Have a terrific weekend!

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