I am linking with one of my very favorite blogs today,
Jennifer is hosting a blue and white linking party......
Please visit her blog to see all of the fabulous posts!
Virginia Mom's Foyer
My Virginia mom has been a lover of blue and white for as long as I can remember.
She has even lured me away from my pink and green obsession,
and I've started my own collection of blue and white porcelian.
My Virginia parents' have a beautiful home which is decorated with blue and white throughout,
and my Virginia mom was kind enough to let me give you a tour.
Their formal dining room is to the right when you walk in.
Some of my VM's best pieces are displayed in here,
as well as her Mottahedeh Imperial Blue plate collection.
Close up of some of her pieces...
I LOVE her giant ginger jar and the three men!
Another view from in their dining room...more Mottahedeh Imperial Blue plates...(drooling).
Closer up view...
Their formal living room is to the left when you enter,
and it is just stunning with the navy blue walls and the white woodwork.
LOVE this lamp...
And this lamp...
Here is their family room...this is where we all gather when we are together.
If it's not blue and white, it's blue and yellow!
Although there are blue and white pieces in every room...
I love the unique shape of these plates.
Here is a picture of "The Quiet Room"
which is basically where my Virginia dad hangs out when things get a little "loud"
(meaning when we are over with ALL of the children)
It's a sun room with windows on three sides.
Moving upstairs to Virginia mom's office...she has a nautical theme going on.
Notice the built in bookshelves in the hallway displaying more of her blue and white.
There is a sofa sleeper in here for "overflow" which happens more than you would guess.
Here is their Master Bedroom....
There is a large sitting area in their room...
My girls and I hang out up here with my VM when my boys are being too noisy downstairs.
Loving the monogrammed pillow.
Her game table...we actually do use it for jigsaw puzzles!
Another close up...
Love this lamp...and the tiny ginger jar to the far left is another one of my favorites!
They have a pair of these lamps...jealous.
Just another close up of her collection.
My Virginia parents' home is beautiful,
yet it is very family friendly and the kids and I spend a lot of time there.
We are so very fortunate that my Virginia parents live in our development...
Clearly my Virginia mom is a lover of blue and white!
She still collects, and she also collects for me since she is running out of room in her own home!
The other rooms in their home also incorporate blue into the color scheme,
but I wanted to try and stick strictly to the blue and white!
I hope you enjoyed the tour of their lovely home!