Still In Love With Blue And White.

by Sherry
Hi friends!
I wanted to share with you a couple of areas in our new kitchen.
Kitchen with bottle tree and transferware.


 I found this blue and white canister set at a vintage market and knew immediately they were coming home with me.  Taped on the inside of one of the canisters was a handwritten note “bought at Harrords 1967”.


  Decorating and settling in has been quite a challenge.  If  you missed the post on our family room you
can find it HERE
  Though we closed on the house one month ago we have actually only spent thirteen nights there.  We are still dividing our time between dad’s house and ours. My sweet mother-in-law was diagnosed with cancer the week after we moved.  Steve has been going back and forth between Florida and Alabama to be with her.  She is having surgery in seven days and the prognosis is good.  Thankfully,  the cancer does not appear to have spread.
I’ve been super busy getting ready for the The Polka Dot Flea which will be held on June 7 at the
Orlando Fairgrounds.  Carol of the The Polka Dot Closet has done an amazing job putting this vintage
market together and I am soooo excited to be a vendor!
Thanks for dropping by and I promise more pictures when things settle down.

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Maureen Wyatt June 3, 2014 - 2:52 pm

What a difficult and worrying time you have had right when you are settling into your new home. Best wishes for a full recovery for your mother in law!

[email protected] Charm June 3, 2014 - 2:52 pm

Your blue/white platters look beautiful displayed in your new kitchen. So sorry to hear about your MIL…praying that her doctor will be able to get all the cancer out. Hope you have a great show at Carol's market.


Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR June 3, 2014 - 3:17 pm

Sherry, I love all of the blue and white pieces that you have! The pieces from Harrod's are wonderful. I will be praying for both your dad and your mother-in-law.

Coastal Cottage Dreams June 3, 2014 - 3:31 pm

Wow, love those blue and white canister sets from Harrod's. How neat to find the note taped inside of one of them. Prayers go out to your mother-in-law.

Hope you have a great week!

Barbara Anne June 3, 2014 - 4:02 pm

Oh, Sherry!

I certainly wish your sweet MIL well in the surgery that's ahead. Is there family in AL to help her thru the recovery time? Hope so.

Another wish is that I could attend the Polka-Dot Flea Market this weekend – as if I need more stuff.

It will be delightful to see more photos of your home when you have time to finish settling in.


Melanie Moore June 3, 2014 - 4:18 pm

I love blue and white too! I collect Asian pottery that is blue and white. I actually just bought a new bowl in those colors the other day. I think that color combination is timeless. I love the way you have yours displayed. It is very lovely.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions June 3, 2014 - 5:16 pm

Very pretty, Sherry! Love those canisters. It looks like you are putting your personality into your new home!

Katie Clooney June 3, 2014 - 5:24 pm

Why does everything seem to happen at once?!? You certainly have a lot on your plate. Hope it calms down soon. LOVE those canisters of yours. I still love blue and white too!

Laura @ Top This Top That June 3, 2014 - 5:46 pm

Hey Sherry- as much as i love blue and white ,sadly don't have much around the house. looks pretty in the kitchen. hope all continues to go well with your mother -in-law.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting June 3, 2014 - 6:14 pm

Sherry I am so sorry to hear about you Mother-in-law…saying prayers.
Love all your blue and white!!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage June 3, 2014 - 6:21 pm

Love your beautiful blues! Such alovely corner!

The Polka Dot Closet June 3, 2014 - 7:56 pm

OMG….You need a break!!! I am so sorry your MIL is now sick, so glad the prognosis is good. Your life is long overdue to be normal once again! Love the blue Harrods canisters and the pitchers. So excited to see you Friday. You deserve a couple days just for YOU, doing what you love and forgetting all the other crap!


Judy June 3, 2014 - 8:12 pm

your plate wall(s) are just beautiful. so sorry to hear about your have really had your share of misfortunes lately, but glad to hear her prognosis is good. will be praying for all of you.

Deserae June 3, 2014 - 10:03 pm

Beautiful pieces….I never tire of blue and white either. I'm sorry to hear about your MIL, I will keep you in my prayers!

peggybraswell June 3, 2014 - 11:56 pm

love your kitchen with all the blue & white + sorry to hear of your mother in law + glad to know her prognosis is good + how blessed she is to have such a loyal son + daughter in law. Prayers going out to her + you.

Ivy and Elephants June 4, 2014 - 12:29 am

Oooooh, I love the blue and white!
Your ironstone pitchers look amazing, too. And what a find those canisters are! Gorgeous!
Praying for your family.

White Lace and Promises June 4, 2014 - 12:30 am

Enjoy your shop and have fun! I'm so sorry for what you guys are going through. It was the absolute hardest time in my life. Glad you have good prognosis for the MIL. Absolutely love the canister set! It is perfect for your kitchen. They are perfect. What a great find in such great condition.

Kelly June 4, 2014 - 1:01 am

Love all of your pretty blue and white plates and canisters in your new kitchen. It's looking good! Sounds like you are dealing with a lot right now. Sorry to hear about your MIL's diagnosis. I hope she'll make a full recovery!

[email protected] Designs June 4, 2014 - 10:50 am

I have always admired your blue and white and those canisters were a fantastic find!…My thoughts and prayers are with your mother in law…so sorry to hear that and wish her a very quick recovery. Have fun at the Polka Dot Flea..hope to make it there one day!

Lynn @The Vintage Nest June 4, 2014 - 11:25 am

Please tell Steve, Gar and I are thinking of him and wishing a speedy recovery for his Mom. Have fun at the "Flea". Carol has done a wonderful job and I know it will be so successful. Tell her hi for me. xo

One More Time Events June 4, 2014 - 12:52 pm

Love your display of your blue and white…praying for your MIL..

Megan June 4, 2014 - 1:07 pm

Hoping for good news for your mother in law! My husband and I selected a very traditional blue and white Spode for our wedding china pattern, so I agree with you on the blue and white! 🙂

Rita C. June 4, 2014 - 1:42 pm

Sherry, your blue & white transferware/ironstone looks terrific in your kitchen. I'll bet you're having fun now with all the decorating! Good luck on the Polka Dot sale!
Rita C at Panoply

Curtains in My Tree June 4, 2014 - 2:32 pm

Your new canister set is wonderful.

I just love to walk in a shop and see something that I know is coming home with me

DownTheLaneWithDaisy June 4, 2014 - 7:45 pm

I hope your mil is doing well. I'll be at thepolkadotflea, helping Carol. I can't wait and look forward to meeting you. Eileen

The French Hutch June 5, 2014 - 1:17 am

Hi Sherry, Love your beautiful blue and white, especially the canisters. I’m so sorry to hear about your MIL. I hope the surgery goes well and she has a speedy recovery. Thinking of you and your husband as well.

Diane | An Extraordinary Day June 5, 2014 - 1:30 am

Sherry…I'm totally in love with your little corner of blue transferware. It makes my heart sing.

I'm so sorry to hear about your MIL…just prayed for her. You all have so much on your plates with getting settled and your upcoming sale too. Much success wished for it.


All About Vignettes June 5, 2014 - 1:03 pm

I love the blue and white and espcially like how you put the pitchers on the bottle dryer. Great display.

Have a great market. I can't wait to hear about it.

Sarah June 10, 2014 - 10:15 pm

Sherry, your blue and white touches are lovely. I think the canister set is a wonderful find, Have fun at the weekend market.

Suzan Sweatman June 10, 2014 - 11:30 pm

So happy to hear that you MIL's cancer hasn't spread –
Love your new ( old ) canister set how perfect for your kitchen Sherry!


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