Inspiration du jour ... #blueflow

I recently purchased my first piece of Blue Flow pottery and it was love at first touch.  The rich blue colors that bleed into the edges speak to the navy lover in me.  

I think this is a love affair that will quickly grow into an obsession.

Blue Flow pottery was first made by Staffordshire, England potters about 1820.  The   
blue and white color is highly popular, just like the traditional version, but the flow of blue comes from the edges being blurred with deep rich color.  

I absolutely love the blurred edges creating such a gorgeous rich blue color.  I love how it pops in my blue and white collection with these old and treasured pieces.  Some of the pieces I have found are chipped and less than perfect, and these I seem to love the most. 

I happened upon an amazing collection of plates on our anniversary weekend and literally squealed in delight.  That is until the Hubs put the "no way baby" on the three stacks of plates which were priced at $34 each.  

I do understand his rejection of my desire ... however, I am still dreaming of those plates.  

They were beat up, chipped and literally little slices of heaven.

Flow blue is hard to find in antique stores and reasonable pieces are even harder to come by ... I guess that is why I get so excited when I find pieces.    

How amazing is this pitcher?  With pink, yellow and white roses it would be incredible!

So far I have gathered five pieces ... three plates, one pitcher and one bottom half of a compote.  All of which I have no desire to sell and am currently finding a space for in my super sketch butler's pantry.  

As in ... it is currently a storage closet and I am converting it to a butler's pantry. 

A project to be revealed when I actually make it work!  

Until then ... I will continue to hunt and scour for blue flow and squirrel it away in my closet. 

I have a desire to create a blue and white wall of plates in the pink dining room.

Don't you think it will be amazing?


Happy Monday!


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