I was at Marshalls the other week and found myself yet again drawn to the aisle with the shapely white ceramics on sale. I ended up buying a pitcher, a large sculptural bowl, and vase, all for $20 (woot!) and all because I didn’t have that particular white piece in that particular shape. I have deemed my obsession with white ceramic objects a sickness and I feel no shame in the affliction.
They’re just so simple, so stylish, and so versatile. I love how Nicole has her collection above her media center in her family room.
Doesn’t Nester’s collection look lovely in her painted hutch? And I’m so in love with her bookpage swag too.
I am constantly drawn to compotes and basket weave versions.
Pitchers and cake plates and scalloped edges? Yes, please.
Layered against a dark backdrop? Hello gorgeous!
via Martha Stewart
For us ladies who lunch, who potluck, and entertain, we all know that placing our baked goodies or nibbles on top of white pedestals or inside white platters is a sure way to present the food at its best (and complement the hostess’ display too).
What I love so much about collecting white ceramic objects is that you can mix old and new in any way you like just as modern vases pair with vintage teapots in this bookcase below (and how fab is that orange background?).
It seems even Ms. Sarah is a fan, judging by the display in her summer cottage kitchen.
If you’re looking to add some white objects to your collection, West Elm is a great resource and always has a few new pieces every season.
Pure White Vases via West Elm
Home Goods, Michaels, and Target always have a few to choose from, and I’ve also picked up a lot of pieces at yard sales and thrift stores too. Martha Stewart has an entire line of whiteware at Macy’s. I love Jonathan Adler’s white ceramic animals, they’re whimsical and fun. For milk glass or ironstone or creamware, I shop antique stores and flea markets for vintage pieces to add to my growing collection I store in my hutch (remind me to add a picture to this post…)
Are you as addicted to sculptural white ceramic objects too? Do commiserate with me so that I do not feel alone. Where’s your favorite place to snag the good ones?
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P.S. There’s a new post up over at Centsational Style – it’s all about ten ways to add style to your bookcase. I think I should add a grouping of white ceramics as tip #11!