Over the winter, I like to downsize, reorganize, and refresh the house for the new year. There's nothing like starting the year anew with a fresh perspective.
I am definitely a fan of collecting, but not so much one of overage, so in the month of December, we usually go through everything and try to donate or eliminate as much as possible. One thing I have an extraordinarily difficult time parting with is my dish collection.
I have always had an adoration of blue and white...beginning back when I was a teenager. When my hubby and I began our lives in our first rental together, a tiny yet charming 1900's bungalow, the first dishes I snapped up were blue and white....
Here I am in my twenties, setting a table in blue and white for company while the hubby snapped pics.....
Not much has changed (OKAY, maybe the petite physique, lol).
A while back, I was on Pinterest and stumbled upon a fabulous pin showcasing the collection of John Rosselli. If you don't know who John Rosselli is, he is a renowned antiquarian, a man after my own heart, a collector of gorgeous blue and white, and husband to the fabulous Bunny Williams. The two make for a dynamic duo in the area of design with Bunny's attention to detail, and John's ability to seek out the most wonderful pieces from all over the world.
What a fabulous room! The warm wood, beautiful ceramics, and soft azure is so appealing to me! To see this and more, you may click here to view the article in House Beautiful Magazine.
An antique Delftware piece from his collection. Beautiful! To redirect to his website of treasures, you may click here. Along with sublime, timeless antiques, you will find a plethora of beauty, including fabrics, lighting, wall covering, furniture, and rugs.
In this picture, Mr. Rosselli stands in front of some of his wonderful collection from his New York flagship. I very much liked the juxtaposition of the beautiful dark wood and the blue and white shown in this photograph, and it is the inspiration for my post today. To read more about him, you may do so by visiting the article from Elle Décor by clicking here.
For a few years now, I have been growing a small collection of china, and my favorites have always been the blue and white pieces. Over the holiday, I reorganized all my pretties, so today I would like to share them with you. While nowhere near the fabulousness of the Rosselli collection, I do hope you enjoy the post!