Blue & white is one of my very favorite color combinations. It’s a classic you can’t go wrong with. Last year, I put together a post for you (complete with a video!) on how to start collecting blue & white.
Blue & White 101
If you are short on time, here’s a quick 101. Blue Willow is one of the most well-known blue and white china patterns. Churchill Blue Willow is the most durable because it’s stoneware, not porcelain or ceramic. The cereal bowls stack perfectly. It is still being manufactured, but it’s hard to find because it isn’t sold to retailers in the US. So the best way to acquire it is second-hand. Or—you might have some Blue Willow that’s been handed down from your grandmother or mother. It’s a brand they probably know well.
Now… Add Some Green
Recently, I’ve really been loving the look when I add a touch of green to the classic blue & white combo (see some of my favorite blue & green designs over on Spoonflower).
When I wanted to add a splash of green to my table alongside my Blue Willow, Bordello Pinheiro is the first thing that popped to mind. It’s another brand of china that our grandmothers were probably very familiar with. Produced in Portugal, it carries the charm of Dodie Thayer’s Cabbageware—without the price tag (though the Dodie Thayer/Tory Burch collaboration comes at a more reasonable price). If you want to add a splash of green to your table alongside your Blue Willow, you can’t go wrong with the cabbage leaves!
If you want to try the look without splurging on new china, this set of 12 paper cabbage placemats is the perfect option. Or, for more of a fall vibe, try this set of 12 paper fall greenery placemats!
Blue & Green Favorites for the Whole Home
If you are like me, you can’t get enough of the blue and green combo! If you are ready to branch beyond a blue and green tablescape, I’ve curated a list of blue and green favorites for all over your home!