One of the things I enjoy most about having a mostly white house is how I am able to change the look of a room by using the inexpensive bits and pieces I have collected along the way. Most of my large pieces of furniture are white or blue, but these can easily be accessorised using different soft colours. Shabby chic style is all about soft, worn looking tones.
I thought it might be a nice idea to have a regular feature on my blog showing how I use different colours to decorate and accessorise the rooms in my house.
In this photo you can see :
My gorgeous Blue and White The Regent China Cup and Saucer picked up at a boot sale for £2.20. Its such a pretty set I have it out on display on a table next to my work unit.
The book is decorating with blue and white by Gail Abbott - purchased off Amazon for around £7. I never buy new books off Amazon unless I can get them for the same price as the used ones are selling for. I mostly buy hardbacks as they are much better value for money, its an absolute feast of gorgeous pictures and I often flick through it on cold, miserable days.
The "vase" in the foreground was from the Laura Ashley sale several years ago and has fab blue accents. It currently sits in the centre of the dining table with white glass baubles in it. I think it cost about £10.
On the windowsill are lovely pale blue glass tea lights purchased in a sale from a local Florist. £6 for 4 and they came in a lovely zinc coloured flower pot. Florist shops these days can be a great source of accessories.
The Large white vase is one of my latest finds. Grabbed quickly off the shelf of a local Charity shop. This gorgeous, heavy, quality Arthur Wood China vase cost me the princely sum of £4.
So there you go, my first Colour Me Post - What do you reckon ? a keeper ?