Blue and White Bowls

I love my collection of blue and white bowls

I love my collection of blue and white bowls

I’ve looked forward for some time to showing you my pretty collection of blue and white bowls.

Pretty bowls in blue and white

Pretty bowls in blue and white

I started this collection years ago, and quite by accident, when I happened upon a couple of striking blue and white bowls at Marshalls that didn’t match, but that I thought looked pretty side-by-side.

Stacked blue and white bowls

Blue and white bowls are pretty, even when stacked

After that, I never looked back, and my first pair of blue and white bowls has grown to a couple of stacks of blue and white bowls! Honestly, I still get such a kick out of opening my kitchen cabinet door and seeing the varying blues and patterns of these bowls stacked up before me.

Beautiful blue and white bowls look fab when displayed together

Beautiful blue and white bowls look fab when displayed together

These bowls have such varied and unique patterns, both on the inside and the outside. As you can see here, some look more English, while some look more Asian. Some are more modern-looking while others are much more traditional-looking.  Some are more simplistic, while others are more elaborate. And yet, all are blue and white. Together, the effect is fascinating, don’t you think?

Same colors, different patterns

Same colors, different patterns

My collection consists of blue and white patterned bowls that were all inexpensive purchases, mostly from Asian groceries, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and Tuesday Morning.  I only purchase bowls that are dishwasher safe and microwave safe.

My menagerie of blue and white bowls

My menagerie of blue and white bowls

Because, yes, I actually use these bowls, and a lot!  The larger ones are perfect for soup and cereal, and the smaller ones I like for yogurt and ice cream.

Stacked up blue and white bowls

Stacked up blue and white bowls

I usually rotate the stacks of bowls every few weeks, so that I can enjoy eating off of different patterns. Do you have a collection of varied objects or dishes that you adore? I would love hear about it if you do!

Menagerie of my blue and white bowls

Menagerie of my blue and white bowls

–G

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Comments

  1. Laura says

    Love these! FYI – if you haven’t seen the Feb 2016 issue of Better Homes and Gardens, there is an article on dessert plates – all in blues, too!! A “must-see” for you 🙂

  2. says

    What a lovely collection. It’s great that you can find ones you love at a variety of stores. I have a weakness for dishes and have to tell myself “no” more times than I’d like too. There’s only so much room in the cabinets! I rarely pass up a piece of Depression Era Dishware, though. I find room for those pieces.

    • says

      Hi Beverly, yes it’s funny how we always find room for those items that “spark joy”. It makes for an ongoing hunt that’s kind of fun too. Thanks for commenting!
      –G

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