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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

Summer Blues and Whites

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Languid hot summer days 
require cooling blues and whites. 

Fresh white mums, 
blue and white stoneware, 
botanical blue printed jug, 
white ruffle-edged footed cake plate, 
blue etched stemmed glasses 
cool down the kitchen 
in the midst of July heat. 

My kitchen has blue as one of its basic colors, 
but the new botanical jug and etched glasses 
bring new summer blues. 

As much as I like white and 
have added more white all around the house, 
I keep being drawn back to blue, 
my first love. 

These new blue etched stemmed glasses 
will be perfect for summer entertaining 
and for holiday seasons to come. 

Lightweight with graceful curved lines, 
they are easy to hold and 
are large enough for generous servings. 

Summer blues and whites 
fit in all around the kitchen from every angle. 

There are only four sitting out 
to cool down the July heat, 
but I have twelve, 
plenty for company.  

Come on over. 
A nice big glass of iced tea will help us 
beat the summer blues. 


Stemware ~ Sheila pattern, Joss and Main 
Botanical jug ~ eBay

No compensation from anyone, 
just want to share the sources for those 
readers who like to know.

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  1. This is just beautiful.... I would love for you to share it at the Home Sweet Garden Party!

    See the post here ---->>>

    PS I am a new follower too!

  2. So pretty! I love blue and white and French Country style!

  3. Judith, the stemware is gorgeous! Something about blue glass that speaks to me. Our blue glasses are cobalt, but the soft color on the crystal is perfection. Thanks for sharing the source.
    Love the jug you found on eBay too. Perfect summer coolers!

  4. Love the stemware. Your photos are magical. Really show them to their best advantage.

  5. Judith, your blue glasses are the perfect shade - a tad aqua with a little cobalt! MY FAVORITE! White and blue are the perfect combo for any season: in the fall, white pumpkins with blue squash. In the winter: White Christmas trees with aqua baubles. Then there's spring and summer, who speak for themselves.

    Thank you again for participating in the link party. It was LUSH! Anita

  6. I love colored glassware and these are beautiful. And I am in love with etched glassware and this... oh, I love so much.

  7. Your photos are gorgeous. So serene and peaceful. Those wine goblets are stunning. Thank you for sharing the maker.

    I hope you can stop by for a visit.


  8. Your botanical jug has stolen my heart ~ how completely gorgeous! And the blue stemware... sigh. How I wish I could pop by for a glass of iced tea and your company, Janet!
    Have a lovely one.

  9. Just lovely! I'll be right over for that iced tea! LOL Just spent a couple of days up in the cool of the White Mountains, but back to the 110+ weather here in the desert part of AZ!

  10. I can't live with just any blue and white shades, but I'm coveting yours! The blue stemware proclaims summer and sweet tea. I so love daisies and your table is the perfect setting. The center of your daisies have almost a lime tint which you captured perfectly in the solo picture. Your vignettes are always so gracious and inviting. This is a lovely, refined post. Hugs, Dana

  11. Hi Judith, beautiful daisies in the the touch of blue. Terrific photos!

  12. Your photos are stunning. Such beautiful items. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.


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