|Wedgwood Pearlware "Flow Blue" Dinner or Cabinet Plate Circa 1855-69|
My in-laws gave me this wonderful plate to add to my collection of blue and white. It's from an antique shop in Charleston called Geo C. Birlant & Co that I'm going to have to add to my list of shops to visit next time I go.
I love the cobalt color and the deliberate blurred effect that this type of glazing created, a style known as Flow Blue Not only did I get a pretty plate to display, but I also learned something new!*
* I should probably learn more about blue and white if I'm going to be obsessed with it. The other night I was discussing my love of blue and white with my friend's mother-in-law, who is an antiques dealer in Charleston, and she asked me which kind I loved the most. I knew what she meant, but I had no answer. I'm like, "all of it. Just all blue and white." Then I recovered by adding "particularly chinoiserie."
Right now it's sitting on my mantle with some of my other favorite blue and white pieces. (The mantle is about to get a new look. Hint: remember this post).
My mom gave me these gorgeous flowers from Flowers by Emily, a local florist here in Leawood, KS, who always does gorgeous arrangements.
You can see a little bit more of two of my presents in the picture above. First, The Suze is having pillows made for my family room in this fabric that we both fell in love with from Colefax and Fowler.
Then you may notice the little ticket glimpse.
|Mayybe I photoshopped my face ... not sure why it's purple.|
Kip got me Britney tickets for my birthday!
Kip, this is your prize**. Your face next to mine on one of the greatest couple outfits of all time worn by Britney and JT. You're welcome. You can frame it and put it in your office.
** Apologies if my husband ever runs for office and this picture starts to make the rounds. And by apologies, I mean apologies to his opponent for not thinking of it first.
Finally, not really a birthday present, but still pretty awesome (and blue and white), LET'S GO ROYALS!!!!