Taking a break from men’s fashion week coverage today and posting on home decor, blue and white Chinese vases, to be exact. For the past few days, I have been obsessed with finding one to add to my collection. It’s proven to be difficult because of my size requirements— 25″-32″ high— and price limitations. Who knew that even reproduction Ming vases would be north of $1000? I should probably just get one in Hong Kong and ship it to New York.
Blue and white vases like columns, marble sculptures, obelisks, spheres and boxes are timeless home accessories. They also lend themselves to many decorating themes. They can give warmth to a modern and sleek set up. They are perfect for country homes surrounded by greens and wicker furniture. They look amazing on gold brackets in front of moss green walls as Tory Burch likes to do. My dream is to have an outdoor area surrounded by large blue and white vases and ginger jars much like Mary McDonald’s house. Carolyn Roehm dedicated an entire book to these objects entitled A Passion For Blue & White. Her collection features both Chinese and Delft blue pottery from the Netherlands. I am partial to the former.
The photos in this post are the blue and white vases I found at Century Furniture (which makes furniture for Oscar de la Renta and Charlotte Moss) and my favorite William-Wayne & Co in New York.
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