Blue and White Home Decor and Fashion is a Classic

Blue and White is often used because it is a classic—safe as well as contemporary.  Blue gives a sense of peace from the sky and the white is pure.  Crayola could create a box of 50 shades of blue including colors like robin’s egg, Persian, cobalt, lapis, midnight, cerulean and azure, just to name a few.

Resale, Consignment and Thrifting create a Bazaar of treasures and vignettes of fashion and decor that have a history, fun to explore.   See what The Guild Shop has in store for you to create your special space and find those statement pieces.

Each week, this blog will display different vignettes, mood boards and interviews to give you inspiration and curiosity to know more and what we have at The Guild Shop. Some of these pieces in the photos are from my own collection, bought at the Guild Shop, and some are still available at the shop this week—but maybe not next—so pop in and see us!

 Blue and White Decor and Fashion

In the 14th Century, when blue and white porcelain first was made using cobalt, it was perhaps the single most important development for porcelain.  We still see it widely used today.  These teapots have unique shapes and different handles, one of metal and one of wood.  The teahouse was where society happened, gossip was spilled and intellects gathered to create.  Tea was more than just a drink; it was a lifestyle of feeding the soul.  Last week, I heard two ladies at the Guild Shop planning a garden party.  They were looking for 16 different teacups and saucers.  That table must have been so colorful and beautiful!

At the Guild Shop we have an entire wall dedicated to porcelain and each piece tells a story.  Come find your little piece of history at the Guild Shop!

Mood Boards Create Your Aesthetic

My mood boards always have textiles, texture and fashion.  When I lived in Singapore, one of my favorite exhibits was “In the Mood for Cheongsam: Modernity and Singapore Women.”  It was an overview of this iconic dress that changed fashion, not only in Asia, but also in the United States in the 1920s by introducing body shaping and a shorter length.  The Cheongsam, also called the Qipao, traditionally was made of silk with embroidery; however, my favorites are the cotton collections that allow women to wear it as an everyday dress.  According to the Business of Fashion web site, the frog fastener is the knotted button and hook used at the top of these beautiful dresses as well as on traditional Chinese jackets.  They were made fashionable in the 17th Century on Chinese military uniforms.  I love learning new facts that allow me to enjoy a bit more history!

May you find your treasure, 



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