My Blue and White Porcelain Obsession

Blue and White Porcelain

 

Blue and White Porcelain

 

Last year, if you asked me if I collected anything, I probably would’ve said no.

After our recent move, when confronted with all of our possessions and the task of unpacking them, it dawned on me… I do have a collection and a fairly large one at that.

Obviously, blue and white porcelain of all shapes and sizes is what I collect.

I even remember where and when I bought my first piece. Years ago on our honeymoon in Hawaii.

I wanted a little memento of our beautiful hotel room and picked up a very small round lidded box at the hotel’s gift shop. Shortly after, I remember acquiring a few more pieces for our first apartment in New York City at The Bombay Company Store. 

I thought it made our place look quite sophisticated. I still have these pieces today.

Where to find blue and white porcelain

These days I find myself mostly searching Etsy for ginger and temple jars to add to my collection. 

I pride myself on never paying a lot for these items. That’s part of the appeal of these pieces; it’s not always so easy to differentiate a bargain from a high-end antique.

Other great sources of late have been One Kings Lane and William Sonoma Home. I’ve even gotten a few favorite finds from Amazon.

Going over the images that Nicole Cohen took of our home, I got a kick out of spotting all of the blue and white porcelain I’ve amassed through out the years.

Here’s just a few of my pieces…

Blue and White Porcelain
 
 
Blue and White Porcelain
 
 
Blue and White Porcelain
 
 
Blue and White Porcelain
 
 
brass kitchen faucet, all white kitchen
 
 
white modern kitchen with brass hardware
 
 
kitchen table with iron pendant
 
 
blue and white porcelain
 
 
blue and white porcelain
 

~last image via yours truly

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